Skip to comments.Democrats Declare 'War On Moms'
Posted on 04/12/2012 12:02:22 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA
Hilary Rosen, a partner at SKDKnickerbocker, the PR firm of former Obama communications director Anita Dunn, charged that Ann Romney "hasn't worked a day in her life" and suggested that Ann Romney can't possibly understand economic issues because she's a lowly homemaker.
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, thats what Im hearing. Guess what? His wife has never actually worked a day in her life. Shes never really dealt with the economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facingin terms of how do we feed our kids, how do we send them to school, and how dowhy we worry about their future.
In the same breath Rosen ironically says:
... theres something much more fundamental about Mitt Romneyhe just seems so old-fashioned when it comes to women, and I think that comes across, and I think thats going to hurt him over the long term. He just doesnt really see us as equal.
Yes, there is something old-fashioned about the belief that a homemaker couldn't understand the complexity of the economics affecting her household. Rosen apparently subscribes to the Linda Hirschman worldview, one that posits women are only as valuable as their contributions outside the home, unrelated to children and family. Rearing up the next generation that will someday run the world is woefully under appreciated.
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Ann Romney is an odd target for Democrats. She is pro-abortion and has publicly stated that all their friends are Democrats!
This is such a weird nominating race! Wouldn’t you agree?
“Democrats Declare ‘War On Moms’”
I wish our side was creative enough to come up with their own cliches instead of using the democrats’ all the time like a sloppy seconds.
No offence to the Lazlo in PA. Lazlo in PA’s just posting them as they are written.
Go ahead, MSM, pick on a cancer/MS surviving grandmother. That should go over well with women./sarc
Maybe a rich woman like Mrs. Romney has no clue about financial difficulty but it isn't because she is a stay at home wife. Women who run a house hold on an average income have a better understanding of what it takes to make ends meet than any frickin' politician, man or woman, will ever have.
What the hell do these idiots think a stay at home mom does? When I was growing up, my mom held the purse strings and it was a good thing too, because my step dad would have spent it all on cars and guns:). She kept things humming and knew the price of everything down to the last half cent.
My brother and I used to always say that you could give mom 10 bucks and she could save 20 out of it. A slight exaggeration but close to the truth.
This woman who went on this absurd tangent about stay at home moms was defiantly spoon feed Betty Freidan her whole life. The Left goes out of their way to hide their true thinking on this topic but every once in a while they slip up and show their disdain for the family.
I have no quarrel with Ann Romney or any of the our candidates wives or children. The issue I have here is with the mindset the Regime and it’s henchmen have for traditional values of most Americans. This is a fairly egregious slip. I just read a follow up to this story and the Regime has dispatched Axlerod for damage control. I got the impression the WH is not sleeping well tonight over this.
They did it to Laura. They did it to Sarah. Now they’re doing it to Ann.
>>From Hillary Clinton to Hilary Rosen, progressive feminists have shown nothing but the most reflexive, regressive contempt for women on the other side of the ideological aisle.
It doesnt matter if youre a conservative stay at home mom, work at home mom, or work outside the home mom. If youre Right, the Left is gonna hate.
Chauvinists can wear heels, too.
...it’s going to be a real LLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNGGGGG 4 years no matter who wins....
This utterly stupid comment is like the hag, Hillary (who, by the way, was named for that famous Beekeeper in New Zealand) saying: “What?, do you expect me to do, stay at home and bake cookies?”
Rosen served as Political Director and Washington Editor-at Large for the Huffington Post.
Boycott AOL and CNN and their advertisers.
It gets even better.
The 0bama campaign is already in damage control mode with Axelrod showing his "disapproval". Yeah right.
Then Ann Romney responds by her 1st ever Tweet: "I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work"
An excellent response. You would think the DemocRats would realize that they not exacerbate the issue by responding.
But that is exactly what they do! As if they didn't step in it already, Rosen piles on with these gems:
"Ive nothing against @AnnRomney. I just dont want Mitt using her as an expert on women struggling $ to support their family. She isnt." And then: "@AnnDRomney Please know, I admire you. But your husband shouldnt say you are his expert on women and the economy," Followed by Rosen's coup de grace: "oh and @AnnDRomney welcome to Twitter. You will find it a very exhilarating and often unforgiving place!"
KABOOM. Not only did she not back down, she just threw a barrel of gasoline on the fire by implying that the Romney's had better get ready for the attacks on the family with that "often unforgiving" comment.
This isn't going to play well for Zero. Not at all.
She worked extensively with the Ten Point Coalition in Boston and with other groups that promoted better safety and opportunities for urban youths.
She was given the 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award from Salt Lake City-based Operation Kids.She has also served as a board member for the United Way of America[ and helped found United Way Faith and Action -
ALL of the above while having Multiple Sclerosis AND Breast Cancer
RE: Hilary Rosen’s comments -
Which is more in tune with the understanding of women's values —
Michelle Obama’s last “job” before becoming 1st lady - was administering Chicago hospital's program - that she created - dumping “low income” patients.
Ann Romney's job raising 5 children while all the WORK she did (above, and more) — all the while fighting Multiple Sclerosis AND Breast Cancer.
“”The University of Chicago Medical Center has received a good deal of justly opprobrious press over its policy of “redirecting” low-income patients to community hospitals while reserving its own beds for well-heeled patients requiring highly profitable procedures. Substantial coverage was given to a recent indictment of the program by the American College of Emergency Physicians. ACEP’s president, Dr. Nick Jouriles, released a statement suggesting that the initiative comes “dangerously close to patient dumping,’ a practice made illegal by the Emergency Medical Labor and Treatment Act, and reflected an effort to cherry pick’ wealthy patients over poor.”
Oddly absent from most of the unflattering press coverage of UCMC’s patient-dumping scheme is any mention of the role our new First Lady played in devising the program. A laudable exception has been the Chicago Sun-Times, which reported last August that “Michelle Obama - currently on unpaid leave from her $317,000-a-year job as a vice president of the prestigious hospital - helped create and directed the program.” “””
She's a lesbian. Of course, she doesn't understand.
chauvanists wearing HEELS?? most leftist women don’t wear heels; they wear Doc Martins or Birkenstocks.
I’m 52 and only dream I could have had the option of being a SAHM. Although I will say that with today’s pro-feminazi family courts, a man would be a FOOL to have his wife be a SAHM (massive alimony/spousal support, child support,etc) Western women wield the exact same power over Western men as MOSLEM men have over MOSLEM women
Betty Friedan would never have said this, she became quite disenchanted with what NOW became later in her life. Remember that one of the early feminist goals was to recognize a housewife financially as equal to working outside of the house and encouraging a pay plan for doing it.
From her Wiki profile:
” . . . Friedan founded the National Association for the Repeal of Abortion Laws but was later critical of the abortion-centered, politicized tactics of many liberal and radical feminists.
Regarded as an influential author and intellectual in the United States, Friedan remained active in politics and advocacy for the rest of her life, authoring six books. As early as the 1960s Friedan was critical of polarized and extreme factions of feminism that attacked groups such as men and homemakers. One of her later books, The Second Stage, critiqued what Friedan saw as the extremist excesses of some feminists who could be broadly classified as gender feminists . . .”.
Thanks Lazlo in PA.
She is our would-be First Lady now. So what is the point in attacking her? I can't stand Mittens, but the deal is done. Dems have handed us a gift here, which we can use to make Ann an icon for stay at home moms and reverse the "war on women" bullcrap. TAKE THE GIFT and work it 100% against Obama.
romney’s wife is like the wife of Mr. Douglas on Green Acres... “it’s the place to be” doncha know!
It's not sloppy seconds. It's called neutralizing, and it works. Dana knows what she's doing. Expect similar blasts from Malkin et al as the day progresses. Rosen just cost Obama 5% of the female vote overnight.
This woman is grasping. So, a woman who raises her children and does probably all the shopping has no idea of economics? Wow. This woman has lost touch on the diversity of family structures.
She’s under this idea if someone isn’t making money then they don’t care how it’s spent. I guess like the mentality of democratic politicians!
Well, if she figured out how to buy thirty dollars worth of necessities for ten dollars then I suppose you could say that she actually did save twenty with that ten. My mother could run a household on what some people throw away. Those of us old enough to remember know that the women of America used to be the glue that held civilization together. It is obvious what is happening now that women have abandoned that role. Men cannot fill that role, we can either be men or nothing but we can never fill that role.
Actually, the left, ever since Genesis, has conducted a war on families.
The family was the first God-created human institution, and His enemy has been out to destroy it ever since.
The only working woman for a democrate is a whore, a slut or a good girl shutting up while getting raped by Bill Clinton.
If this is true, you gotta hand it to The RATS.
They are getting us to come to the defense of one of their own.
Hats off to The RATS.
WOW! So, I, as a stay home mom to 2 (will be 3 in a couple of months), who homeschools our children, does all of our shopping, is in charge of paying 75% of our bills...I know nothing of economics or educating my children.
Gosh...that just makes me want to run to the store and buy a quart of Ben and Jerry’s and tune the tv to OWN and live up to my stereotype. Alas...children need science lessons, a car ride to the ice rink for lessons, and I need to make a trip to the grocery...no Ben and Jerry’s...and we don’t have cable TV...oh, and the dog needs a few walks...
Need to remind myself: I am a lazy, ignorant woman who leeches off of my hard working hubby.
Being unable to listen to Romney for more than a fraction of a second, I don't know that he is going around saying stuff like this. If he is, he's an idiot. He's playing their game.
Just one more reason we'll be screwed if he becomes President.
Just one more reason to get as many Tea Partiers as possible elected to Congress.
Can we play “Swap Wives”?
Hillary Rosen takes care of Ann Romney’s 5 kids for a week and Ann Romney sits behind a desk shooting off her mouth for a week?
The War on Moms doesn’t include indolent welfare moms because, well, Who the hell knows why? Nothing they believe makes any sense.
Thats right. Dems have no respect for all you stay at home moms. Free contraception and access to abortion are what they are about.
Dana Loesch is awesome, she is the new Brietbart!!!
Democrats (and Obama) are all about a war on anything conventionally American.
They are about murdering our future citizens at a rate of millions per year through abortion.
They are about enslaving Americans through EBT, EITC, SCHIP, SNAP, AFDC and Section 8 housing to keep them on the hated plantation they rave about Conservatives wanting to keep them on.
They are about inciting war between races because they see profit in havoc.
They are about victimhood and preference, propped up with specious claims of prior harm done.
They are about robbing every productive citizen’s blood-worth and giving it to their victims. It’s all about ‘fairness’.
In short, they are about just one thing - evil, pure and simple. Godless humanists and, with Obama, prophets of Islam seeking to enslave us all
Have you ever read the ‘Feminist Mystique’? If so, you missed a few pages about housewives being subjected to “comfortable concentration camps’ as the Godless creature describe in her rants.
Laz is correct, but but off by several degrees of hyperbolic beliefs of the Godless creature who echoed/peddled in a most ignorant and bombastic manner.
Quite apart from that, “lowly homemakers” know plenty about the economy. They shop. They live within the budget that their husband’s earnings prescribe, and most of all, they drive a lot, and when compelled to by economic forces, they work even if they don’t want to.
I would rather have a housewives in Congress/Presidency than a bunch of Ivy League indoctrinated ignoramuses. At least housewives can balance budgets.
(There's noting in a liberals head but dust. If things ever came down to the survival of the fittest, these people would become obsolete.)
Even though I detest Mitt, I wont stand for Ann being attacked!
And I especially wont allow this leftist lesbian to insult all stay at home moms!
Well, I guess we can say for certain she’s never had to worry about the safety of one her sons in Iraq or Afghanistan. It would be interesting to know if she has ever had to worry about a brother or nephew who was employed...my guess is no...and isn’t that pretty damn pathetic.
Yes, and we pay all the bills, balance the checkbook, write all the checks for our kids for their activities at public school that are otherwise being eliminated, we shop the sales for our children’s clothing, budget b-days and Christmas gifts, allocate to children’s 529 accounts and to our own retirement savings accounts. Yes, us SAHM’s are real economic dolts.
They get away with it because our side is little more than professional reactionairies who like to shriek. The left can answer no questions, they flounder like Zero does when he goes off prompter.
She envies those who have a normal life - a kind she'll never have. She'll always be a dysfunctional, and attacking those who do have a normal life won't help her.
Evil has no reflection. A liberal will never admit to being wrong - ever. They'll try to spin, but by the time they're done talking - it's always someone elses fault.
Google "Oboma" and you'll see what I mean.
THANK YOU HILLARY ROSEN!!!!!!
I would be cranking out commercial after commercial about the CONTEMPT that liberals and Democrats have for stay at home Mom’s.
Mom in kitchen unloading groceries and supervising children as they do school work.
“Being a stay at home Mom is hard work. Now Democrats are saying women like me, doing my best to raise a family, have never worked a day in our lives. What an insult. Democrats and President Obama just don’t get it. Under the Democrats and Obama I struggle to afford gas for my car to go to a grocery store where food has never been more expensive. (PAN TO CHILDREN DOING HOMEWORK) College costs have never been higher than they are right now under Obama too. I have heard talk of a war on women. Why are Obama and the democrats coming after me. I am doing the best I can. I don’t deserve to be attacked. (END WITH MOM HELPING CHILDREN DO HOMEWORK.)
Play this commercial from now to the election. Ignore the inevitable challenge from the liberal media about the fairness and accuracy of the ad. Play it a million times.
ANY mom. That's why they're rabidly pro-abort. They'd rather a woman be childless and the infant dead than to see a mother with a live, happy child in her arms.
“ANY mom. That’s why they’re rabidly pro-abort. They’d rather a woman be childless and the infant dead than to see a mother with a live, happy child in her arms.”
So true. Drudge’s pic infuriates them. So Anne Romney is now a target. Knew that was coming. But Hell hath no fury like a stay-at-home-mom who is insulted.