…from the Boston Herald.
What if Hilary Rosen’s assault on Ann Romney wasn’t a mistake?
…Mother Jones magazine’s Stephen Robert Morse wrote, “I don’t blame Ann Romney for marrying a man whose salary and family wealth made it such that she didn’t have to work.”
Instead he blames anyone who believes “housewives, domestic engineers, or whatever other in-vogue term they are being called today, work as hard as women who .?.?. work outside of the home.”
The left’s message to stay-at-home moms: “Dumb, lazy and submissive is no way to go through life, girl.”
On what planet is this a winning strategy? And yet the attacks continue.
Ah, but note that part about Romney’s “family wealth.” It recalls President Barack Obama’s recent comment that back in Chicago, he and Michelle “didn’t have the luxury for her not to work.” The “luxury.”
Meanwhile prominent liberal Markos Moulitsas of the Daily Kos says the most relevant question is “How many nannies did the Romney household employ?” You know, because of all that breast-cancer, MS-infused “luxury?”
Could it be that Team Obama is so invested in the class-envy strategy that every issue — even motherhood — will be used to attack the Romneys for their wealth?
Now there’s a question with an obvious answer, only I’d amend it to say simply say “that Team Obama is so invested and will use ANY strategy at hand“.
“Wealth” and “moms” is just the choice of the moment and the campaign is young.
ths update: And they keep digging, trying to change the meme…
…Well, I’d like to demand that Ann Romney apologize to all women for equating the “struggle” of a wealthy mother who had full-time household help to that of a poor or working-class job-holding mother, who must choose between her job and her children when a child gets sick. How dare you, madam? Have you no shame? I’d like to demand that Mitt Romney apologize for his wife’s remarks, too. I’d like to hear every prominent Republican denounce Ann Romney for her heinous insensitivity to non-wealthy mothers who must work outside the home.
Wait. Ann Romney’s not a Democrat, and I’m not a Republican, so that’s not how the world works. Sorry about that. I apologize…
That’s the editor of Salon, Joan Walsh, talking there. She’s really clever, too.
Oh, they’re a charming bunch, the lot of them.