Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.) took to the social networking website yesterday to pose a question: “ ‘… even if you have a child two years of age, you need to go to work’ Who said it?”
The heavily edited quote comes from Mitt Romney, who discussed the right of women with children to work at a January campaign event.
“I wanted to increase the work requirement,” Romney said at the event, according to MSNBC. “I said, for instance, that even if you have a child two years of age, you need to go to work. And people said, ‘Well that’s heartless,’ and I said ‘No, no, I’m willing to spend more giving daycare to allow those parents to go back to work. It’ll cost the state more providing that daycare, but I want the individuals to have the dignity of work.’ ”
In responding to Ellison’s question, one responder compared Romney to a feminine hygiene product: “A heartless douchebag who doesn’t like animals or small children. At least that’s what I’ve heard.”
Ellison, a vociferous proponent of civil discourse, subsequently promoted the message despite said calls for civil discourse.
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