Just days after Democrat strategist Hillary Rosen said that Ann Romney, mother of five, had never worked a day in her life, the President of the National Organization of Women has now gone out of her way to insult stay-at-home moms.
NOW president Terry O’Neill, according to Newsbusters, told MSNBC’s Ed Schultz tonight that Ann Romney lacks the “life experience” and “imagination” to understand most Americans.
Raising five kids isn’t enough “life” experience, I guess. Maybe if Ann Romney had an abortion or two, that would’ve rounded her out a little more.
Maybe the National Organization of Women should become the National Organization of Some Women.
Like I said yesterday, I’m a stay-at-home Dad. I can tell you that I’ve never worked harder in my life as a Dad than I did working outside the home. And I’d bet that you get a heck of a lot more “life experience” caring for five little people than you do sitting in a cubicle or even pontificating on MSNBC.
So I’m thinking that stay-at-home parents should form some kind of march to protest the insults. We need some kind of huge political statement that says something about us. How about the million bon-bon march since all we do is sit home and eat bon-bons all day?
We’ll all get together and bring a heap of those delicious nugget sized chocolate goodies and march right thru Washington. What do you say? The only thing is I’ve got to be back home by 2:30 to pick up my kids.
Hey, even if nobody pays attention, maybe it’ll give us that life experience that we so sorely lack. Oh, and don’t bring your kids because that’ll make us look bad to the libs. Besides, the kids might want us to share the bon-bons.
April 13, 2012 at 5:09 am
April 13, 2012 at 12:07 pm
NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF SOME WOMEN perfect. NOW does not speak for me and I never gave them permission to speak for me. I am not a member or a constituent of such illegitimate evil. Perhaps Obama gave NOW permission to use my freedom of speech to speak for me, but I have not, do not and will not. I retract my constituency in Obama, so now Obama is a president of some people, some of the time, but never all of the people all of the time. One nation under God does deny the evil that is persuasive but not all inclusive in America. May almighty God bless and keep America.Saints preserve us. I do like bon bons. Seriously, enough already is enough with these social engineers depriving ordinary decent people of their civil rights by intimidation, ridicule and coercion. Rosen is about as sorry as the wicked witch of the west was sorry when the house fell on her. What Kristin D. said.
April 13, 2012 at 12:50 pm
The Democrats are trying to make it a class thing, and keep hammering away at those points. Unfortunately for them, people are now identifying Ann Romney not as a wealthy do-nothing woman (the way they want us to see her), but as a hard working stay at home mom of 5 boys. The more I learn about the Romneys, the more they have my respect. They started out married life in a basement apartment and had two boys in the first two years while he worked long hours building up their fortune. It doesn't exactly sound like she was living a life of leisure. The only thing he was given was a car as a wedding gift, and some help on their first house (very typical parental help). The rest he earned on his own.
Wealth in this country has become something to hide lest people think you're better than them, much like getting straight As as a student. We have truly become a nation which values mediocrity above all.
April 13, 2012 at 1:09 pm
I'm a SAHM of 3 and I am obviously greatly annoyed by their statements. So since we don't "work", we know nothing of the world and basically have nothing to offer society? WOW! How offended would they be if we decided to be as offensive and assume things and said that since they're working mothers, they know nothing about real mothering and, therefore, know nothing about their children. Mitt referred to his wife when asked a question. Well, let's reverse it in a way and ask one of those mothers a question about their child and see them turn to the nanny and say, "I think this question would be best answered by you." I'm confident that most working parents are very loving and fantastic parents just like most stay-at-home parents are very hard working, productive, intelligent and "imaginative" people. I mean, this is obvious…I read your blog 🙂
April 13, 2012 at 1:21 pm
I don't think the original statement was meant as an insult to stay-at-home moms (or dads) — and that's the problem. Hilary whats-her-name (not Clinton, the other one) could say such a thing because she has an underlying world view that most educated, upper-class people now share. To them, there is nothing at all controversial about such a statement. How could anyone be insulted by it? To them, stay-at-home parents exist, and may be admirable in an abstract way, but the only people who count are highly educated people who work at jobs in which they are some kind of intellectual experts. Sure, there are women (and men) who work as garbage collectors, hairdressers, checkout clerks, and so on… but when it comes to the economy, government, health care, the legal system, etc., the only people who know anything are graduates of elite colleges who work at executive-level jobs. Don't qualify? Then shut up and let the experts talk.
Hilary S., whose female "partner" is a prominent lesbian activist and who has made 35 trips to the White House for strategy meetings (more than many high-ranking officials!), really thinks she has no problem understanding the average American wife and mother. The very idea that her highly unusual life would make her even a LITTLE out-of-touch with typical American mothers would, I'm sure, strike her as an extreme and insulting thing to say, and homophobic to boot.
April 13, 2012 at 8:15 pm
The most ridiculous part of all this is the notion that stay at home moms supposedly have no economic sense. I work to earn the money; but she’s the one who spends most of our discretionary budget. We have finite resources and she manages to make sure we feed and clothe our kids with that money. I know more about energy policy, but she’s far better at understanding the impact of another quarter per gallon to our family.
April 14, 2012 at 11:13 am
I agree with Dad o'3. My husband gets up at 5am, goes to work all day, comes home to eat, bathe the kids, say prayers, and goes to bed. On Saturday he goes to the dunp and on Sunday to Mass. I, on the other hand, homeschool 4 out of 6 kids, listen to Rush L every day, run errands that expose me to the outside world, and deal with the day-to-day financial issues.
He has 3 college degrees but asks me at dinner every night, "What new things are going on in the world today."