Skip to comments.Hilary Rosen Was Right: Ann Romney Is Out of Touch with Most Women
Posted on 04/13/2012 5:05:10 AM PDT by SJackson
What Republicans and Democrats alike don't understand is that the "mommy wars" are largely a thing of the past
A fierce Twitter firestorm erupted this week after Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen pointedly questioned Ann Romneys fitness to serve as her husbands ambassador on womens economic issues. Noting to CNNs Anderson Cooper that Romney a daughter of privilege who became wealthier still while married to Mitt had never worked a day in her life, Rosen voiced the suggestion that she was, perhaps, less than ideally suited for relaying the financial worries and stresses of most American women to her husbands presidential campaign. Shes 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, Rosen said.
Republicans counterattacked, as to be expected. Romney campaign strategist Eric Fehrnstrom denounced a kill Ann strategy that in the process insults hardworking moms. But what was surprising was that Democrats also engaged in Rosen-bashing:
Democratic strategist David Axelrod called Rosens words inappropriate and offensive.
Obama campaign manager Jim Messina tweeted: She should apologize.
Deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter added on: Families must be off-limits on campaigns, she said, and I personally believe stay-at-home moms work harder than most of us do.
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What about Palin? She must spend $10 per day on make-up, not to mention how much she spends on human growth hormone.
From Rosen’s apology:
“In response to Mitt Romney on the campaign trail referring to his wife as a better person to answer questions about women than he is, I was discussing his lack of a record on the plight of womens financial struggles. “
She even insulted Romney’s husband in her non apology apology. Right on message, with message reinforced.
That is how the game is played.
If the President’s poll numbers with women do not now drop, you will know that there was no downside for this remark, and Romney is tarred with being out of touch with women.
People stop and stare for hours as I do my routine.
Only 1/2 of the primaries have happened.
Including Greta. She said on her show last night that Rosen is her "good friend". Greta showed her true rat colors last night as she was spinning in defense of her friend.
Just like to note the Kennedys have managed to breed their way back into the class of dopers and criminals. That’s in the old American “shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations’ tradition.
Those synthetic persons are becoming more realistic looking with every new model!
The Left is welcome to just keep on talking about this. Romney and others only need to make sure that Rosen equals Obama. Of course I’m talking about the Stupid Party actually pressing an advantage, so I’m dreaming. This should be two weeks worth of gaffe for the Obama reelection team to deal with.
So now we have a liberal Democrat in the news media telling us Rosen is right. So what else is new?
Rosen’s statement was part of the Democrat’s campaign to paint the Romney’s as out-of-touch. That’s ironic, since nobody can be more out-of-touch with the country than Barack Obama.
I think it was more like ‘let’s tell our operatives to attack Ann Romney and see how that flies’
Rosen (all 3 of her, according to Jay Carnival CLown Carney) will find herself comfortable under Obama’s bus, with the rest of the leftists he uses for batting practice.
You assume more competence to those twenty something whitebreads who are the core of Obama’s campaign machine when you assume a strategy for this blunder. My theory is that this was a big friggin surprise to them because they have never been tested substantially. McCain was a goof and his staff was goofier.
OTOH, this was an opening skirmish and the democrats will adapt. I think Romney will too. Fasten your seatbelts.
I agree that it was intentional, scripted and pure political theater from beginning to end.
But the way to fight back is to listen to what Rush Limbaugh is saying on the issue and repeat his words, which emphasize something that even the Romney camp seems too timid to emphasize:
Ann Romney was not just talking from her own experience (which is limited, let’s face it, by the fact that she’s a rich woman). She was talking from the experience of thousands of women she has talked to on the campaign trail in the past year.
Rush Limbaugh strongly emphasized that point and I’m very surprised and disappointed that the Romney camp is not also strongly emphasizing it.
As we all feared, we most likely have a McCain 2.0, who will never stand up to the lies of the media, the lies of the DNC and the lies of the Obama campaign. (Pardon the repetition at the end of that sentence.)
I don't know any woman who has two Cadilacs of her own to choose from. Nothing against wealthy people but most have the class not to brag about their and their spouse's wealth. Especially a campaigning politician.
in terms of how do we feed our kids, how do we send them to school, and why do we worry about their future
Ann didn’t feed her children?
Ann didn’t send them to school?
Ann doesn’t worry about her childrens future?
I’m with you. Obama and his machine are vastly over rated.
Troopergate-The police acted stupidly.
Trayvon-Son would look like this.
The guys an idiot. He’s a fabrication.
If it Romney? Not no but hell no!
Now it's your turn to tell me that "not voting for Romney, is the same as voting for Obama", gee whiz, I've never heard that one before!
They were still able to vilify her which was the goal. She is now damaged goods as opposed to the brilliant graft taking Michelle. Will anybody question her years at Chicago U hospital with the fake job?
Pray for America
I don’t think they are that clever. One thing about Obama is how ham-handed he and his ops are.
I think they perceived (correctly) that Ann Romney is the greatest asset Mitt possesses and they were looking to destroy her early on.
But, they have no subtlety these people. They are all a bunch a screaming maniacs, right out of some 1970s “consciousness raising” or primal scream session.
They can never hide their contempt.
This blew up in their faces, deservedly so.
That’s ridiculous. How many families in America are two and even three car families? He was trying to point out while in the car making capital, that he is buying their product. If people who can afford cars don’t buy them, who will? This is a petty point IMO.
Possibly, but since CNNCBSNBCABC ARE the mouthpieces of the Obama Lie Machine and they (CNN) are the authors of this particular lie, then that puts them into the ironic situation of putting forth the lie on the one and and condemning it with the other, so to speak...
They’d better be careful. They’re gonna confuse their poor little sheep victim moron voters....
Yup, my wife quit her job when our daughter was six months old and she was making more money than I did. She was highly offended by the remarks. Believe me, raising one kid while being healthy was a JOB.
This article is absurd - the so called Mommy wars are not over. Most mothers would prefer to raise their own children and be with them during their early formation. The bad economy has forced them to work. Men (Fathers) are having a hard time finding jobs. Pressuring mothers to work and breaking up the traditional family is a socialist construct so children will end up with more loyalty to the state than their own families. Just look at Sweden.
I was not particularly offended.....I have just as much disdain for Hilary and her ilk as she has for me and mine. Probably more.
I don't want her favorable opinion, her apology or anything from her except to have her keep her opinions to herself.
My cat says she resents that remark and is going to kill you - soon!
“Every Mom, a Working Mom” - Liberal bumper sticker
The next time I’m in a doctor’s (or any other) waiting room and “Time” magazine is there, I’m going to put it under my shirt and remove it from the premisis...then, burn it. No Americans work at Time any longer.
Using the same logic:
Obama has never been poor in his life, so he’s out of touch with the poor.
Obama has never been a woman in his life, so he’s out of touch with women.
Obama has never been homosexual in his life, so he’s out of touch with homosexuals.
Forgot the tattoos. She’s in the “classy” sector of democrat white trash.
I completely agree. I saw the first hand reaction in January of four conservative, but different, women (my wife included, and not Mitt fans) see Ann Romney speak on TV for the first time - the reaction was immediate and uniform - 'I really like her' - they each identified with her. Perhaps, the Libs have been searching for how to 'destroy' Ann Romney and this may have been a trial balloon. Whether it was or not ... you are absolutely correct that it ....
... blew up in their faces, deservedly so.
Ann Romney’s economic knowledge
Consider the thousands of economists, financial analysts, governmental departments, prestigous economics departments at universities and so forth that we have relied on to guide America’s economics. They have guided us into our big mess.
We ordinary Americans allowed ourselves to be led into economic territory that can be understood only by the experts, and the experts assured that the right things were being done.
The expertes obviously didn’t understand what they were doing (or are collectively corrupt). Why not be guided by the Ann Romneys and numerous other ordinary people to whom good economics is horse sense and discipline rather than elaborate mechanisms for taking additional risk?
How does it feel to be a tool for the RAT Party? Does it salve your conservative principles?
I’ll take Ann Romney as first lady over the racist, anti-American Michelle.
Double-down and dig in when you’re getting your head kicked in.
Feminists have learned nothing in forty years.
Wouldn’t surprise me in the least.
People who underestimate the deviousness of this villain and his ability to rely on the mainstream media, Hollywwod and the Marxist-dominated universities and colleges to rally support for him do so at their own peril.
His response to this was so masterful that your supposition appears to me to be quite probable.
Michelle’s comments about not having the luxury of staying home struck me like Latrell Sprewell’s “I got my family to feed.”
You might want to ask the owner of this site about that. Let me save everybody the trouble and quote Jim Rob from a selection of his recent posts:
Im not going to vote for an abortionist/socialist come hell or high water, so KMA!! Now get the hell off of FR if youre going to try to push that lying bastard!! Get it through your thick skull: NO ROMNEY!! Sheesh!!
Guess you cant read then RINO. Ive posted my answer a hundred times in the last few days. Now take your RINO pushing ass off FR!!
Cant you read?!! No effing ROMNEY!! Take your surrender monkey ass elsewhere!!
B/S!! Romney has no where close to a majority of the Republican voters!! Go to hell RINO pusher!!
Get the idea?
This was to re-inforce the "Fluke-type" women's votes, relying on free baby-killing to cover for their "fun nights".
Inner-city tribal parasites continue to proliferate from tramps who don't know the fathers' names, live off the gubmint, and vote OBAMA. Likewise, the stay-at-home Mom and Nuclear Family is disgusting to the Progressive Agenda. We indoctrinate our Yewts in the Liberal Agenda at Public Skoolz, teach Sensitivity, "If it feels good, do it", and we have kids murdered over Air Jordan tennis shoes.
Yeah; the Homemaker is not a "career" to Liberals, it's "Neandrthal".
Raising kids to have values, knowing right from wrong, being clothed, fed, and accountable is missing in the Liberal "family", and it's ALWAYS someone else's fault.
Pandering to the women who wanna go out and party, but can kill the babies legally, will re-inforce why they need to vote "Democrat", and that's what this is all about.
Taxes up the ass have caused Mothers to be FORCED into the workforce in most cases; and this, too, is needed in the Socialist Utopia....the State will raise you good little socialist girls and boys in their Progressive-Agena-Based daycares....just move along.
“So now we have a liberal Democrat in the news media telling us Rosen is right.”
We expect it from the media. I worry more about the number of Freepers I see posting comments that Rosen was right. Not much different than post over on the DU, and it’s being done with complete impunity.
I’ve heard (not sure if true) that Ann and Mitt started married life in a basement apartment. If true, I think a lot of us can identify with a similar situation, eventually working hard to achieve a measure of success over the years.
That is such a leftist statement. How shallow they are. Just because a person has never experienced economic hardship they can't understand people who do? My father was raised in privilege. His father was a wealthy businessman and a philanthropist. Both were kind, generous men who understood the problems of their employees. My father was a Republican (although he never said what side he was on). I loved and respected my father as did our whole community. Only the narrow minded, leftists see a problem with understanding hardship of any kind. They just want to throw our money at the problem - it eases their consciouses and doesn’t cost them a dime.
I expect that you will turn me in to Jim for purging from the roles of FR. Go for it.
Calista is not in Palin’s league. Palin is a one percenter, in the looks department. As for HGH, I did not know that Sarah Palin’s bat speed is up there with Ryan Braun and Albert Pujols.
Judith Warner has never existed outside the NYC-DC liberal bubble, so she is out of touch with just about everybody.
More than you know...worms are bisexual.
According to Larry Sinclair, so is Zero!
I wonder if Hilary Rosen-Hack had similar opinions of Terezzzza Heinz? Or is she just a brazen, parasitic, hardcore leftwing hack.
Don't you get it? This was a disaster for the Dems. Most of the moms I know are madder than a wet hen over this. There are commenters at DU and Kos that didn't like it.
Not only did they lose half the chick vote right there, they energized the meh voters like me, who were frankly unmotivated to vote for Romney before this.
I’m not going to tell you anything. Your answer speaks for itself. Romney was not my first choice, not my second choice, not my third choice, not my fourth choice. I do think zero must be defeated or it’s goodbye America as we know it.