I don't think I've read such an exquisitely written letter to Ann Romney by anyone before now and there sure have been a lot of them. Jeannette Roman at Hot Liberals undresses Her Ladyship all the way down to her imperious bare bones.
As a woman who dearly loves her man like you do, but will on many occasions make jokes at his expense, I get why you want to come to the defense when your husband is being mocked. I get that it is hard to stand there and watch the vitriol fly at someone you love. But you know what’s even harder? Watching someone so self-righteous, so self-centered, and so selfish and out-of-touch with the world around them telling people, “Stop it. This is hard.” Frankly Ann, shut the fuck up.
First Lady Michelle Obama was at a NASCAR event and she got booed. BOOED! Did she say, “Stop it! This is hard!” No, she did not.
First Lady Michelle Obama is often being ragged on about her arms by the right wing and told she is fat. Does she say, “Stop it! This is hard!” No, she does not.
First Lady Michelle Obama is constantly called “Moochelle” by the right wing claiming she is fat and looks like a cow. Does she say, “Stop it! This is hard!” No, she does not.
First Lady Michelle Obama’s husband President Barack Obama is constantly having racial epithets thrown his way. Does she say, “Stop it! This is hard!” No, she fucking does not.
Ann, being a woman is hard. Being a woman in love is hard because it takes everything in her to love someone so stupid unconditionally. What is hard is being a minority woman in this country. What is hard is having to work two or three jobs to put food on the table at home. What is hard is trying to study and do homework while in college with children and a husband at home who need to eat, need a clean home, need help with their homework (if they are of school age), or need sex. What is hard is trying to fathom the things your husband says.
Oh, and this is especially even harder: watching you on TV claim and boast about how much you love your husband and your man, and that if we just get to know him we’ll like him too, but not telling usWHY. Why do you love your husband? Because he makes you laugh? That’s great. He makes me laugh too. I think it’s laughable that he thinks he knows best about what I should do with my uterus. I think it’s funny that he’s obviously so blindly racist, he felt a self-tanner would appeal to Latino voters (like myself) to make them like him better. 150 years ago YOU PEOPLE might have thought that black people or other persons of color were stupid, but do you think that’s changed? Do your husband or anyone working on his campaign think that we are so far gone and stupid that we don’t know what he did? Again, shut the fuck up.
You know what is hard, Ann? Having to constantly listen and watch the Republican Party boast about how great you are and how Michelle is not. What makes you and everyone else think you’re much better than the rest of the women in America? Is it because your husband borrowed money from his father to start his own business; because you’re able to afford to raise your 5 sons into douchebags from 5 different homes; because you managed to get your horse to England for the London Olympics without opening the windows on the plane or tying it to the roof; because your husband’s worth is a quarter of a billion dollars and it’s still not enough to buy you any class?
What is hard, Ann, is growing up in poverty. What is hard is wanting so bad to be out of poverty, but the party you support fights so hard to keep those of us in said poverty in it. What is hard is watching the likes of you and your party succeed in instilling fear in the population and making them root for the rich guys who could give two shits about them. What is hard is watching your party wanting to create a monarchy and fighting for aristocracy over the people, which is exactly the opposite of what our Fathers fought for. They fought for the common people; fought for freedom; fought for the right to prosper; and fought for the right to think freely.
What is hard, Ann, is seeing a man who was born at a time when there was still racial inequality and oppression, and overcoming all of that to become the first black president of the United States. What is hard is seeing a man who cares about the country he was born and raised in; its people; its land; its heart; and constantly hearing racial epithets against him from people of the party you support. What is hard is hearing people calling President Obama’s mother a whore and then attacking single mothers. What is hard is hearing people calling President Obama and his beautiful wife and daughters monkeys and niggers, and then claiming they are not racist by embracing Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Allen West, and Herman Cain.
What is hard, Ann, is what Michelle Obama has to live with day by day. She constantly has to hear these comments made about her, her daughters, and her husband. She’s constantly being ostracized by the right because she wants our children to eat better. Michelle is always instilling into her daughters that hard work, dedication, and their studies are what are going to make them successful. Michelle is always hearing the vitriol and hate the right wing is constantly spewing to her husband. Michelle is 100 million times the strong woman than you will ever be.
Things are hard, Ann. But you know what is so easy? Dishing out exactly what is given to us. What is hard is taking it. So, here’s my advice: shut the fuck up. If it’s so hard having to stand by and hear the things people are criticizing your husband for, perhaps you should tell your husband to stop being a stupid, pompous, racist, bigoted, ambitious idiotic douchebag, and things just might, MIGHT get easier for you, and for the sake of the population.
A Pissed Off Latina Voter"