A Democratic stratetigst is rightly creating a firestorm.
Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen said on Anderson Cooper 360 that Ann Romney was unqualified to speak about the kinds of economic issues facing women in America because she had never “worked a day in her life.”
“His wife has actually never worked a day in her life,” Rosen said on CNN. “She’s never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of women in this country are facing in terms of how do we feed our kids? How do we send them to school? And why we worry about their future.”
And it’s the Republicans who are supposedly waging a war on women?
Ann Romney raised five boys and is now a grandmother of 16 kids. Does that not sound like work?
I’ve run into this kind of thing. I’m a stay-at-home Dad who works from home. And I talk to other people and the presumption is that I’m smoking stogies in my bathtub all day while watching my portable television while cramming my cheeks full of bon-bons.
The fact is that caring for kids is just not an acceptable pursuit because our culture doesn’t care all that much about children.
Ann Romney responded to Rosen’s comments by tweeting, “I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work.”
Rosen then responded with an in-your-face. She responded by tweeting, “I am raising children too. But most young American women HAVE to BOTH earn a living AND raise children. You know that don’t u?”
What a nasty thing she is, huh? You see, she’s negating Ann Romney’s ability to speak because 1) she’s wealthy and 2) she’s just a stay-at-home Mom.
As you can imagine, Obama’s folks are distancing themselves from Rosen. David Axelrod and campaign manager Jim Messina – both distanced the campaign from Rosen’s remarks, with Axelrod calling the comments “inappropriate and offensive” while Messina called on Rosen to apologize.
Instead of apologizing, she retreated back into the friendly confines of the Huffington Post where bashing stay at home Moms is acceptable.