“What you have is Mitt Romney running around the country, saying, ‘Well, you know, my wife tells me that 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 actually never worked a day in her life. She’s never really dealt with the kinds of 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 why do we worry about their future.” (Hilary Rosen)
“I apologize to Ann Romney and anyone else who was offended. Let’s declare peace in this phony war and go back to focus on the substance.” (Hilary Rosen)
CHICAGO, April 12, 2012 — Hilary Rosen, a Democratic strategist, unleashed a twitter and media war on stay-at-home mothers when she attacked Ann Romney’s intelligence and personal choice to be a stay-at-home mother on Twitter.
Rosen tweeted that Romney “has never actually worked a day in her life.”
That was only the opening shot. She went on CNN to fire more shots. She kept shooting until she ran out of ammunition.
At one point she welcomed Ann Romney to Twitter and informed her how “unforgiving” it is. Then, she started backtracking until she made the obligatory, insincere, phony apology. Why did she even bother?
To their credit, David Axelrod and Jim Messina, the people running the president’s reelection campaign, immediately went on Twitter to condemn her statements. Unlike Ms. Rosen, these men are sensible, responsible, and respectful of all women, mothers, and the free choices they make.
The president made some comments, though he did not personally call Ann Romney to apologize or express concern. Ann Romney is no Sandra Fluke.
Jay Carney was his normal clueless self when asked about Rosen, especially her multiple visits to the White House. Someone should give him a pat on the head, a propeller hat, and a sucker.
Hilary Rosen’s comments were insulting, silly, and stupid. They were also pure hypocrisy. Rosen supposedly “resigned as head of the Recording Industry Association of America in 2003, to spend more time with her family — her then-partner, Elizabeth Birch, and their adopted twins, Jacob and Anna.” (Politico/Author emphasis)
Did she lose all economic intelligence when she decided to be a stay-at-home mother? Was she unable to figure out how to feed her kids, send them to school, and worry about their future? Did Hilary Rosen turn into the dim bulb she portrayed Ann Romney as?
Hilary Rosen’s statement was warfare on stay-at-home mothers. This woman despises women who make free choices versus choices made for them by the progressive cadre of the feminine ideal.
Rosen’s apology was a lie. She does not feel an ounce of contrition or sincerity. Being progressive means never having to suffer the consequences of your actions, silliness, or stupidity.
Hilary Rosen should be treated just like conservatives who make silly moronic statements. Rush Limbaugh comes to mind. She and her employer should be hounded without respite, constantly attacked, ridiculed, and declared a traitor to all women.
Every woman who chooses to stay home should take to social media to keep this issue alive until Rosen’s career is dead. There should be a homemaker social media lynch mobs to keep after her until she is unemployed and unemployable.
This is what progressives do. They hound people, then like hyenas, they pick over the carcass until nothing is left. It is time they get a taste of their own tactics.
Hilary Rosen will suffer no harm. Her career is safe. She will be haled as a victim and heroine. That is how progressives roll. They can make the most egregious statements without suffering consequences. There is never harm or foul.
Progressives can insult, demean, denigrate, dehumanize and get away with it. Their mantra is “move on there are important issues of substance to discuss”. Her insipid apology made that clear. So, Hilary Rosen will still be respected. Her war on Ann Romney and all stay-at-home mothers will be forgotten, all in the name of substance.
Eventually, she will be defended. Her insults considered taken out of context, the nuance was not considered; she was being ironic, and intellectually humorous. The rest of the world is too dumb to appreciate her wit.
She apologized so everyone should just shut up and leave her alone. Stop the victimization.
This woman meant every word she said. Her statements were calculated to demean Ann Romney, and every woman who decides to stay home and raise their children. Only a complete moron would think she is heartily sorry for her comments.
Ann Romney, who is more intelligent, articulate, down to earth, and talented than Hilary Rosen could ever aspire to be, chose to stay home to raise her children. Her choice, and the choice of others should be respected.
Highly competent, educated, and talented women make that same choice everyday. Who is Hilary Rosen to demean them?
These women are not sacrificing anything. Staying home does not turn them into bumbling idiots. They are intelligently choosing what they want for their lives and their families.
The least formally educated homemaker is way more intelligent, resourceful, truly educated and talented than the Hilary Rosens of the world. They not only know about economics, they live economics. They run household budgets. Something even the government can’t do.
Stay-at-home mothers are more valuable and important than Hilary Rosen and her ilk. Hilary Rosen is a political strategist, a career that has no redeeming social value.
The only thing she contributes, proven by her own comments, is trash talk.
By the way, when is this progressive champion of working women going to attack the Obama White House for paying women 18% less than men for doing the same jobs?
Peter V. Bella is a retired Chicago Police Officer, freelance writer and photographer, cook, and raconteur. He likes to be the irreverent sharp stick that pokes, prods, and annoys. His opinions are his and his alone.
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