…make me want to puke. How about the lovely sentiments contained in this snippet from Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen’s answer, when Anderson Cooper asked about the GOP’s “war on women”?
…With respect to economic issues, I think actually that Mitt Romney’s right, that ultimately, women care more about the economic well-being of their families and the like. But he doesn’t connect on that issue either. What you have is Mitt Romney running around the country saying, “Well, my wife tells me what women really care about are economic issues.” And, “When I listen to my wife, that’s what I’m hearing.” Guess what?
His wife has never actually worked a day in her life.
She’s never really dealt with the economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing—in terms of how do we feed our kids, how do we send them to school, and how do—why we worry about their future…
That’s another Hilary’s, “I ain’t sittin’ home bakin’ cookies” anti-housewife snobbery in SPADES (“housewife” being the antiquated term).
Has she not heard of the new “stay-at-home-mommy” phenomena? I mean, a BUTTLOAD of that expensive stroller, stay-home set voted for HER guy last time and I’m not so sure how that’ll play THIS go ’round. You just go ahead and start crackin’ on Ann Romney anyway, girlfriends, since you’re so Debbie Wasserman Schultzifried cool and all.
ths update It’s now about 10:55 p.m. Central and Twitter has been EXPLODING on Ms Rosen’s azzzzzz for an hour and a half already. Being a leftist feminazi, she’s doubled down, both in tweets ~ a REALLY smarmy, gaggable one directly TO Ann Romney ( “@AnnDRomney Please know, I admire you. But your husband shouldn’t say you are his expert on women and the economy. #HeNeedsMore” ) ~ as well as a hastily penned Huffington Post piece that appeared about an hour ago, the gist of which seems to be, again, how DARE Mitt Romney consider his wife’s opinions and respect her feelings. When she obviously brings so little to the table, nice sick lady that she is and all, Rosen means.
…Now let’s be clear on one thing. I have no judgements about women who work outside the home vs. women who work in the home raising a family. I admire women who can stay home and raise their kids full-time. I even envy them sometimes. It is a wonderful luxury to have the choice. But let’s stipulate that it is NOT a choice that most women have in America today.
Why does this even matter? It matters purely because Mitt Romney put the issue of his wife’s views squarely on the table.
As Ruth Marcus noted in her column yesterday in the Washington Post, Romney, when asked last week about the gender gap, twice said he wished his wife could take the question.
“My wife has the occasion, as you know, to campaign on her own and also with me,” Romney told newspaper editors, “and she reports to me regularly that the issue women care about most is the economy.”
So it begs the question, is Ann Romney Mitt’s touchstone for women who are struggling economically or not? Nothing in Ann Romney’s history as we have heard it — hardworking mom she may have been — leads me to believe that Mitt has chosen the right expert to get feedback on this problem he professes to be so concerned about.
I have nothing against Ann Romney. She seems like a nice lady who has raised nice boys, struggled with illness, and handles its long-term effects with grace and dignity. I admire her grit in talking about her illness publicly.
What a miserable, pretentious, arrogant, hateful, condescending piece of Democratic sheep operative.
But she didn’t start this. No, no, no, no. She restarted this ~ fanned the flames set in 1992, when another Hilary disparagingly sniffed and said:
“I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession which I entered before my husband was in public life.”
She’s spent the past 20 years making up for that and, do you know, until tonight it had almost worked, because so many folks on Twitter told me, “I’d forgotten that!” (While I, of course, reminded everyone in sight…)
As well as another offense a few years later of less import, but only because the offender herself was so offensive:
Teresa Heinz Kerry apologizes for Laura Bush comment
Teresa Heinz Kerry told a newspaper she doesn’t know if Laura Bush has ever had “a real job.” …
…”Well, you know, I don’t know Laura Bush. But she seems to be calm, and she has a sparkle in her eye, which is good,” Heinz Kerry said. “But I don’t know that she’s ever had a real job — I mean, since she’s been grown up. So her experience and her validation comes from important things, but different things.”
Heinz Kerry said she sees her age as a benefit — she is 66 and Bush 57. “I’m older, and my validation of what I do is a little bit bigger — because I’m older, and I’ve had different experiences. And it’s not a criticism of her. It’s just, you know, what life is about,” she said.
Oh, yes. All you Democratic wimmens are so worldly, so wise…so coolsers. I’m surprised you can see your feet over your noses, as high as you have them in the air around, well, the rest of us commoners. Lucky for us you deign to lead, but every village has its idiots and witch doctors.
What I would like to see is everyone reminded of the peculiar love the Democratic women nurture in their bosoms for the stay-at-home-Mom. Tweak people’s memories about just how connected those saavy, spectacled thirty somethings on TV are to their REAL lives when the “War on Women” comes up. It’s not just that Ann Romney can birth five sons, keep the house clean, know what a cabbage at Publix costs and make a PTA meeting, but that even without a “paystub”, Mitt Romney considers his wife his PARTNER. Not his CHATTEL. Not his paid-less-than-the-guys female employee in the Obama White House. Not seniority based on earnings.
They are FULL PARTNERS in a beautiful, RESPECTFUL marriage and a surrogate for the DEMOCRATIC PARTY ATTACKED THAT TONIGHT.
Oh, it’s a war, alright. But I have a feeling they should be thinking more like Yamamoto after Pearl Harbor.