Ann Romney Tells Critics 'Stop It,' Slams 'Chattering Class'


Ann Romney lashed out at Republican critics of her husband in two media appearances on Thursday, telling them to "stop it."

Wow, Ann, multiple media appearances on the same day? I guess that tough day after Mittens was caught on video revealing how he really feels about us regular Americans is just dragging on, and on.

First, during a sit-down interview with CBS 58 in Milwaukee, Mrs. Romney was asked about the second-guessing within the GOP camp over the campaign.

"You know there is always sniping and everyone always thinks they are the best critic, and they know this and they know that," she said. "And you know what? It is really amazing to me that people forget that what this election really is about is the economy."

Then in an interview with Radio Iowa, Ann gets rather snippy...


Neither of the Romneys seem to be able to control their snobbery.

"Stop it. This is hard. You want to try it? Get in the ring,” she said. “This is hard and, you know, it’s an important thing that we’re doing right now and it’s an important election and it is time for all Americans to realize how significant this election is and how lucky we are to have someone with Mitt’s qualifications and experience and know-how to be able to have the opportunity to run this country.”...

...“It’s nonsense and the chattering class…you hear it and then you just let it go right by,” she told Radio Iowa. “…Honestly, at this point, I’m not surprised by anything.”

The "chattering class" is a generally derogatory term first coined by Auberon Waugh, often used by pundits and political commentators to refer to a politically active, socially concerned and highly educated section of the "metropolitan middle class," especially those with political, media, and academic connections. It is sometimes used to refer to a liberal elite.

Stephen Perrault, the director of defining for the Merriam-Webster dictionary has suggested that "Chattering is like prattling," he said, "and it has the same connotations of idleness, of useless talk, that the noun 'chatter' does." The implication, Mr. Perrault said, is that "these people don't amount to much — they like to hear themselves talk."

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Well, at least Ann and her husband Willard Mittens are consistent on something, their total disdain for 47% of America.

A tip o' the hat to Heather and Nonny.

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