First Lady Michelle Obama Warns That ‘Families Are Off-Limits’


During an interview with NPR’s Michel Martin, host of Tell Me More on Monday, First Lady Michelle Obama responded to a question about Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen‘s controversial assertion that Ann Romney had never worked a day in her life. “Now you, your husband, a lot of other people have said that these remarks were inappropriate. But I just have to ask though, didn’t she have a point?” Martin asked. “If more than 70 percent of married American mothers work outside the home — that doesn’t even count all the single mothers — and for most of these women, it’s not a choice; it’s a[n] economic necessity — wasn’t it a fair point, even if you don’t agree with it, to say that perhaps Ann Romney is not best positioned to advise her husband on economic issues affecting American women?”

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Obama disagreed with the premise of Martin’s question.

“You know, let me tell you, the one thing I believe is that families are off-limits,” Obama responded. “And I think my husband said it, and he was clear on that. And I totally agree with him. I also — and my comment that I tweeted, which was we need to respect all women in the — in whatever positions and roles they play in this society. That’s where we need to be. And I think that’s all I have to say on the issue. I think we’ve said all that we have to say on the issue.”

(h/t Fox Nation)

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