Democrats declare war on women? Update: Frequent White House visitor?

posted at 8:41 am on April 12, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

By the time Allahpundit included this clip in his QOTD post, DNC adviser and Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen’s attack on Ann Romney had already raised eyebrows.  By the time the clocks clicked past midnight, her remarks had become so infamous that Barack Obama’s campaign leaders had to go on Twitter to toss Rosen under the proverbial bus.  Rosen scoffed at the notion that a stay-at-home mom of five, who also happens to be battling MS and has survived cancer, has any insight into economic concerns of women in America:

Rosen later wrote a “clarification” at the Huffington Post expressing her admiration for Ann Romney’s “grit” in dealing with her illnesses, but the damage had already been done. Incredibly, Rosen later complained that Ann Romney “didn’t answer my follow up tweet to her! Which I thought was respectful and sincere.”  What was Rosen’s idea of “respectful and sincere”?  How about this: “I am raising children too. But u do know that most young american women have to earn a living AND raise their kids don’t u?”

Yeah, it’s Ann Romney’s fault for not replying to such a “respectful” riposte, huh?  Rosen’s the real victim here.

The Romney campaign blasted Rosen as an “Obama adviser” (she’s tied to the DNC, not the Obama campaign) and called this “their new ‘kill Ann’ strategy and in the process insul[t] hard-working moms.”  And that had Team Obama worried enough for a couple of heavy hitters to take to Twitter late last night to do damage control.  David Axelrod, Obama’s closest adviser, tweeted: “Also Disappointed in Hilary Rosen’s comments about Ann Romney. They were inappropriate and offensive.”  Jim Messina, who runs the Obama 2012 campaign, demanded an apology from Rosen: “I could not disagree with Hilary Rosen any more strongly. Her comments were wrong and family should be off limits. She should apologize.”

It’s too late for that; the mask has already slipped.  Rosen has delivered the Left’s honest opinion about women who choose to stay home to raise their children, and unless the DNC distances themselves from her, we can assume that’s the official Democratic Party position.  If Democrats wanted to see Republicans unite behind Mitt Romney, they picked the best possible strategy to make it happen by declaring war on Ann Romney and stay-at-home moms.

Update: Democrats were quick to insist that Rosen has no role at the White House, but Jim Geraghty reports that the rebuttal seems to be more of an issue of semantics:

White House visitor logs indicate that “Hilary Rosen” visited the White House thirty-five times.

Gen. David Petraeus, head of our efforts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and the current CIA director, nine times.

Meanwhile, see if you can guess who said this in 2008?

“You know essentially, you’ve taken on sort of the most sympathetic person in the candidate’s realm, the wife, who is taking care of the children, supporting the husband, doing everything she can because she loves him … [it's a] stupid strategy.”

You get three guesses, and the first two don’t count.


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“Plug the damn hole!”

bernverdnardo1 on April 12, 2012 at 10:13 AM

And just think of all the Military Wives the dems just shat on.

After Moochelle spent the last year sucking up to military families, all that fake goodwill gone in the blink of an eye.

Here is a big hint for Romney & the RNC, run an add featuring military spouses reacting to this, GOLD plated win.

D-fusit on April 12, 2012 at 10:13 AM

What is REALLY funny about this whole thing is that I thought women stopped having to defend their decision to stay home with their children a LONG, LONG time ago. I thought these people were “progressive”.

scalleywag on April 12, 2012 at 10:13 AM

When you’ve been publicly scolded by the likes of Axelrod

Oh please. As I read on another site don’t be surprised if he let her release the balloon and if it had soared, he’d be singing a different tune. It didn’t, so he wants her apology.

Marcus on April 12, 2012 at 10:14 AM

#dncwaronwomen

WisCon on April 12, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Is Obama surrounded by Idiots?

If you are capable – don’t come around me! says the Obama Mission Statement.

If you are a budget – stay clear of me

If you have bags of cash – come on in -what kind of legislation do you want to buy?

Obamatrix on April 12, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Bishop on April 12, 2012 at 9:04 AM
Ok! My belly laugh of the day. I can go and mow the estate now.

Vince on April 12, 2012 at 9:15 AM

…when he gets on a roll…sometimes I have to quit reading…or face stomach surgery! They get side splitting!

KOOLAID2 on April 12, 2012 at 10:16 AM

And one more thing, we NEED our damb Big vehicle so our kids can all ride around in the same damb car with all the car seats and booster seats and have room to put our stuff. You can’t have a real life in a Yaris or a FIT. And stop counting our footprints!!!!

Fleuries on April 12, 2012 at 9:51 AM

According to the poster at Church last Sunday, a poster for social justice, my carbon footprint is keeping the women and children of Africa in poverty.
WTF!!!!!!!!!

LynnB74 on April 12, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Here’s the dirty little secret… it’s EASIER for a woman to raise kids and work a job than it is for her to be a stay-at-home mom. I am the husband of a stay-at-home mom and I can tell you that it’s the hardest job you could possibly have. My wife works much harder than I do and is under far more stress. It would be far easier for her to drop the kids off at daycare and got a job.

Shump on April 12, 2012 at 8:58 AM

Thank you!
Plus, what’s left money wise after you pay the daycare costs? Not much especially if you have over 1 child.
You are just paying someone else to raise your kids.

MontanaMmmm on April 12, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Do the Dems really want to take the position that Ann Romney can’t have any understanding of the economic issues women face – because she’s never held a job outside her home? Does that mean we can dismiss ALL the politicians who have never actually held jobs outside the public secotor? As the child of a blue collar worker I fail to see anything in the background of BO that gae him any comprehension of the efforts faced by the working man. And does MO’s stint at patient dumping really qualify as work?

katiejane on April 12, 2012 at 10:18 AM

magicbeans on April 12, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Is your nom de plume “magic beans” inspired by this gem from Michelle Obama?:

But in 2005, Obama’s book sales soared and the royalties poured in. Michelle explained, “It was like Jack and his magic beans.”

This occurred during the time Michelle Obama was whining about how expensive it was to raise her daughters:

During the presidential primary campaign, Michelle Obama complained how tough it was to make ends meet. During a stop in Ohio, she said, “I know we’re spending – I added it up for the first time – we spend between the two kids, on extracurriculars outside the classroom, we’re spending about $10,000 a year on piano and dance and sports supplements and so on and so forth.”

She and Barack easily passed his threshold of “rich”, yet here she was complaining they couldn’t make ends meet. Fun stuff to revisit as they try to paint the Romneys as being out of touch blah blah blah.

Buy Danish on April 12, 2012 at 10:18 AM

I think I read it in a comment yesterday:
when you don’t have a record to run on you divide, divide, divide.

Also, diversity for the sake of diversity only divides people not unite.

What a good morning Present for Romney Camp.

uhangtight on April 12, 2012 at 10:20 AM

#dncwaronwomen

WisCon on April 12, 2012 at 10:15 AM

This is not just a war on women. It’s War on Mom.

This is libs revealing they look down their noses at Mothers and sneer.

dogsoldier on April 12, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Here is a big hint for Romney & the RNC, run an add featuring military spouses reacting to this, GOLD plated win.

D-fusit on April 12, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Not just military spouses. One of Obama’s standard points in his speeches refers to families with children who need 24-hour care. Who does Ms. Rosen think is more likely to provide that care? A parent who doesn’t work outside the house or some unionized caregiver with a GED and a few hours of training?

In short, Ms. Rosen acted stupidly and stirred up anger where she didn’t have to.

Happy Nomad on April 12, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Fleuries on April 12, 2012 at 9:51 AM

What Cherokee said. Wow Fleuries, damb good post!

DanMan on April 12, 2012 at 10:21 AM

I suspect she’s going to make one hell of a First Lady.

KingGold on April 12, 2012 at 9:02 AM

agreed

NY Conservative on April 12, 2012 at 10:22 AM

It should also be noted that if one is to follow Rosen’s “logic” and caring for 5 children is not “work”, then those who are paid to care for children must not be working. And they have no problem shafting home caregivers by forcing them to join unions (like the UAW if one is lucky enough to care for children in one’s home in Michigan).

Why do Democrats hate child care workers?/

So yeah, bring it on!

Buy Danish on April 12, 2012 at 10:23 AM

You can’t have a real life in a Yaris or a FIT. And stop counting our footprints!!!!

Fleuries on April 12, 2012 at 9:51 AM

You can’t even have a footprint in a (Honda) Fit. The driver’s seat is so close to the wheel well that an average man’s left knee is jammed into the steering wheel, which is very uncomfortable. You can’t fit into a Fit, but you can have a fit!

Steve Z on April 12, 2012 at 10:24 AM

But those stupid men who sat there and by not commenting (or I didn’t hear them) agreed with what this skank said. They are as stupid as she is and the rest of the dems.

Bambi on April 12, 2012 at 10:24 AM

How can someone who sits in an AC space and talks to a TV camera consider that profession as work? I suspect that she worries more about her hair than her children that someone else is caring for. Highly overpaid at that!

lhuffman34 on April 12, 2012 at 10:24 AM

does anyone know what subjects or pet causes she will be working on as first lady?

GhoulAid on April 12, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Scary how much that lady looks like my ex-wife. Is there a liberal gene that does that?

Turtle317 on April 12, 2012 at 10:27 AM

Yeah classic evidence of projection. The Demoncrats have all week declared the GOP as waging a war on women. Just last night CNN’s Anderson Cooper and MSNBC Schultz were pounding the meme during the same hour. Then this lady exposes the lefts real face, it is they waging a war on women. Ahh the fruits of projection. Stocking up on popcorn.

jake49 on April 12, 2012 at 10:27 AM

It`s funny how the DNC machine has very likely accomplished with one statement what the RNC has been desperately trying to do for months now…unite the party behind Mitt.

NY Conservative on April 12, 2012 at 10:28 AM

She and Barack easily passed his threshold of “rich”, yet here she was complaining they couldn’t make ends meet. Fun stuff to revisit as they try to paint the Romneys as being out of touch blah blah blah.

Buy Danish on April 12, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Nice catch…I had forgotten she said that.

It is funny, though…Democrats hate Moms, apparently, but Barack doesn’t mind wearing their jeans. /

changer1701 on April 12, 2012 at 10:29 AM

So Ann Romney only has value to the society if she’s out being a wage earner and letting someone else raise her five boys? I find this to be the most distrubing societal implication of all.

itsspideyman on April 12, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Agreed. The tendency on the part of progressives to reduce the unique worth of a human being to her or his functional utility as a “wage earner” is chilling, and it explains so much about their relative ease with de-humanizing those, especially women, who do not share their political views.

Threshing Flora on April 12, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Hopefully in a Romney economy, more women can actually be free to make the choice whether to work outside the home or to stay at home and raise a family. In Obama’s economy fewer and fewer women are free to make the choice.

txmomof6 on April 12, 2012 at 10:31 AM

I did not know about Ann Romney having MS. My oldest brother suffered 25 years with it before it killed him last summer.

If this t^rd of a human ever saw what MS can do to a person she would think twice before opening her uninformed yapper about hardships on family.

This woman’s comment alone has sealed my support for Romney. No more doubts, people like this with access to the President about what affects MY LIFE need to go!!!!!!

Sorry. I think I will go back to the beer thread and calm down.

Oh and Hilary Rosen, unlike MS, ignorance can be cured.

mechkiller_k on April 12, 2012 at 10:31 AM

This one won’t fly and might have killed their Republican war on women campaign. Women who choose to stay home, especially with five kids, are managing the household budget just as much as someone who works outside the home. The fact that Ann Romney did not have money problems and chose to mother her children full time instead of working outside the home and hiring someone else raise her kids is commendable. Women’s liberation has always been about choices. They were stupid to attack her.

lea on April 12, 2012 at 10:32 AM

And the insiders think 0bama has a chance of winning?

When his opening salvo lands squarely within his own perimeter?

LOL

CurtZHP on April 12, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Scary how much that lady looks like my ex-wife. Is there a liberal gene that does that?

Turtle317 on April 12, 2012 at 10:27 AM

All liberal women look like (and in some cases, sound like) someone’s ex, so it must be genetic.

CurtZHP on April 12, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Obama’s dad solved this by having plenty of wives.

Rusty Allen on April 12, 2012 at 10:35 AM

“Plug the damn hole!”

bernverdnardo1 on April 12, 2012 at 10:13 AM

How do you think I wound up with four kids??

CurtZHP on April 12, 2012 at 10:35 AM

This woman’s comment alone has sealed my support for Romney. No more doubts, people like this with access to the President about what affects MY LIFE need to go!!!!!!

Sorry. I think I will go back to the beer thread and calm down.

Oh and Hilary Rosen, unlike MS, ignorance can be cured.

mechkiller_k on April 12, 2012 at 10:31 AM

i’m right there with you. i believe i am truly in, with what’s at stake. my mother was a stay at home mom, and she did a wonderful job BOTH OF MY PARENTS ARE TRULY DECENT PEOPLE. DECENT BEING THE KEY WORD. SOMETHING LIBERALS CAN’T EVER CLAIM. I’M IN. FUBO! AND FUHR!!!!

GhoulAid on April 12, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Got to hand it to the Washington Post…..right now, this story’s still on their front page headlines online.

Rovin on April 12, 2012 at 9:28 AM

What is so scary is that many of the Democrats commenting in the WaPo comments section agree with Rosen.

Rosen’s specific attack was wrong. However, Mitt injected his wife into the campaign. Saying a wealthy stay at home mother will guide him in how to deal with women was plain moronic. She has NO IDEA of the issues facing middle and low income women in this economy.

At least Obama did not grow up in a wealthy household.

Ann Romney has no idea because she has never faced the tough financial decisions that most American families are facing every day. She has never had to worry if she can afford both groceries and a tank of gas. She has never had to worry about one of her 5 kids getting sick and wondering if she’ll be able to pay the co-pay.

Ann Romney has no idea because she has never had to worry.

BTW, I was driving up Interstate 93 here in NH last week and a green SUV blew by me with the following NH vanity plates:

ROVIN

One of your relatives?

Del Dolemonte on April 12, 2012 at 10:38 AM

I think they actually just want republicans to go after Michelle…That happens, we lose for sure.

tomas on April 12, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Attacking Ann Romney: #winning.

ConservativeLA on April 12, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Oh please. As I read on another site don’t be surprised if he let her release the balloon and if it had soared, he’d be singing a different tune. It didn’t, so he wants her apology.

Marcus on April 12, 2012 at 10:14 AM

Yep. A very large focus group gone sour. Got to be nimblefooted to be a political consultant.

a capella on April 12, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Ann Romney on FNC now.

Curtiss on April 12, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Ann Romney will be the best First Lady, ever.

claudius on April 12, 2012 at 9:51 AM

I’m guessing she has always been proud of her nation too, not just when they elect radical commies.

Happy Nomad on April 12, 2012 at 10:06 AM

I mentioned that infamous Mooshelle Moment in a thread here the other day, and one of our (still surviving) Bridge-Keepers said “You Lie” to my post. It apparently had never heard of, or seen, the video clip where she actually said to a Democrat audience that for the first time in her life she was Proud of America.

After I posted the youtube of her saying that, all I got was the sound of crickets.

Del Dolemonte on April 12, 2012 at 10:43 AM

I wonder how much time Rosen spends with her own children.
Knew a woman in my neighborhood with a high powered job. She decided it was “the right time” to have children. in vitro triplets, mind you. Nothing like efficiency.
In two weeks she had a nanny and was back to work. The children are now 15 and totally screwed up.

Their Spanish, however, is flawless.

katy the mean old lady on April 12, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Rosen puzzles me. Why do Lesbians hate women so much?

Mason on April 12, 2012 at 10:45 AM

All liberal women look like (and in some cases, sound like) someone’s ex, so it must be genetic.

CurtZHP on April 12, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Hang on there bub, there is a tribe out of Oregon that has a slightly different slope to their heads…

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2123260/If-dont-believe-climate-change-sick-Oregon-professor-likens-skepticism-racism.html

DanMan on April 12, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Del Dolemonte on April 12, 2012 at 10:38 AM

What is so scary is that many of the Democrats commenting in the WaPo comments section agree with Rosen.

These women are truly clueless:

Rosen’s specific attack was wrong. However, Mitt injected his wife into the campaign. Saying a wealthy stay at home mother will guide him in how to deal with women was plain moronic. She has NO IDEA of the issues facing middle and low income women in this economy.

You mean like Teresa Heinz Kerry? How about John Edwards’ wife (RIP)? Joan Kennedy? Mrs. Soros? Yadda yadda yadda….

Ann Romney has no idea because she has never faced the tough financial decisions that most American families are facing every day. She has never had to worry if she can afford both groceries and a tank of gas. She has never had to worry about one of her 5 kids getting sick and wondering if she’ll be able to pay the co-pay.

Gee, whose fault is it that it’s costing them a fortune to fill up their car with gas? Why is it that food prices are soaring? And didn’t Mitt Romney insure that families had health coverage in Massachusetts?

Ann Romney has no idea because she has never had to worry

Riiiight. Because having MS and Breast Cancer is a walk in the park.

Buy Danish on April 12, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Aren’t Rosen and Anita Dunn partners..?

d1carter on April 12, 2012 at 10:47 AM

You want proof that Mitt’s team is prepared to take it to Obama? Here you go. There’s not a reporter or politico in Washington who doesn’t have at least some memory of the ‘kill Mitt’ strategy being reported.

KingGold on April 12, 2012 at 8:45 AM

Actually, I was looking for MITT to take it to Obama. Not hs “team” or his wife

katy the mean old lady on April 12, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Wow. Ann Romney is on FOX right now, and she’s completely awesome. There is no way Michelle Obama would EVER want to have a side by side comparison with her. Ann Romney is going to be a tremendous asset in this campaign.

BettyRuth on April 12, 2012 at 10:48 AM

GOP continues to miss the main chance.

Most hated piece of legislation in the past decade? Not Obamacare. SOPA.

Rosen was RIAA head, she’s an industry stooge and serial flack for SOPA and all the other similar crap.

GOP will never get enough entertainment-industry money to matter and that which they do get is pay-for-play. They need to run hard, teeth bared, against all these people.

JEM on April 12, 2012 at 10:48 AM

She and Barack easily passed his threshold of “rich”, yet here she was complaining they couldn’t make ends meet. Fun stuff to revisit as they try to paint the Romneys as being out of touch blah blah blah.

Buy Danish on April 12, 2012 at 10:18 AM

The Obama brats do not attend DC public schools. They attend a private school that runs about $45K/brat not counting the cost of the 24-person secret service detail when they decide to go on school trips to Mexico.

Happy Nomad on April 12, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Aren’t Rosen and Anita Dunn partners..?

d1carter on April 12, 2012 at 10:47 AM

Business partners not partners partners:)

BTW, Ann Romney is knocking it out of the park.

Buy Danish on April 12, 2012 at 10:50 AM

does anyone know what subjects or pet causes she will be working on as first lady?

GhoulAid on April 12, 2012 at 10:25 AM

Probably similar to what she worked on as MA First Lady. She worked in teenage pregnancy prevention, and also worked with children’s charities. She also worked with the White House on their White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives project.

Del Dolemonte on April 12, 2012 at 10:50 AM

And Democrats tout that they’re pro-choice!

…who is it again that is perpetrating the war on women?

LetsBfrank on April 12, 2012 at 10:50 AM

The War on Mom headline is up on Drudge.

dogsoldier on April 12, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Exactly. My husband makes the money but I pay the bills. I put gas in the car. I take our children to the doctor and pay the co pays. I know when the price of groceries is on the rise. I know when my budget is being hurt by the rising price of gas. I know when Christmas is going to be modest and when vacations aren’t possible.

magicbeans on April 12, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Women make 90% of all the retail spending decisions in the family. That’s a fact.

Maybe if Hillary Blabbermouth had to make decisions for not just herself but for the welfare of her family she would be more economic with her words.

itsspideyman on April 12, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Do the Dems really want to take the position that Ann Romney can’t have any understanding of the economic issues women face – because she’s never held a job outside her home? Does that mean we can dismiss ALL the politicians who have never actually held jobs outside the public secotor? As the child of a blue collar worker I fail to see anything in the background of BO that gae him any comprehension of the efforts faced by the working man. And does MO’s stint at patient dumping really qualify as work?

katiejane on April 12, 2012 at 10:18 AM

HOMERUN!!

Thicklugdonkey on April 12, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Actually, I was looking for MITT to take it to Obama. Not hs “team” or his wife

katy the mean old lady on April 12, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Oh! I think it is much more effective for Ann Romney to respond than having her husband bringing up the matter with Obama.

Happy Nomad on April 12, 2012 at 10:52 AM

No Pubbie should ever mention Rosen’s name with prefacing it with “RIAA head and SOPA lobbyist Hilary Rosen”.

JEM on April 12, 2012 at 10:52 AM

“I have daughters, and they DON’T look like Hilary Rosen.”

For Immediate Release
The President
The White House

Barnestormer on April 12, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Del Dolemonte on April 12, 2012 at 10:50 AM

very nice. Thank You!

GhoulAid on April 12, 2012 at 10:53 AM

The Obama war on families.

The Obama war on two parent families.

The feminist war on families with dads.

The feminist war on Men.

The feminist war on women who think for themselves.

The liberal war on your children.

The liberal war on you having too many children that exhale carbon dioxide.

The liberal Odd War on Consumerism and Capitalism.

The liberal war on the kind of food you eat.

The liberal war to indoctrinate people to call the Earth, the Planet. Moonbats.

The liberal war to say that humans are not Green enough, organic enough, nor Sustainable. That’s certifiable.

The Obama war on energy sources.

The Obama war on preserving nature from the humans.

The Obama war on Prosperity.

Fleuries on April 12, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Good old Hilary Rosen must employ an army of governesses, nurserymaids and childcare staff if she thinks raising 5 kids isn’t work.

Scriptor on April 12, 2012 at 10:55 AM

It’s too bad Ann Romney isn’t running for POTUS.

Curtiss on April 12, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Del Dolemonte on April 12, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Very rich relatives Del…..two Cadillacs in every garage, but they’re totally incompetent about women’s economic struggles.

(no relatives that I know of Del, it’s really just a moniker for me)

Rovin on April 12, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Oh! I think it is much more effective for Ann Romney to respond than having her husband bringing up the matter with Obama.

Happy Nomad on April 12, 2012 at 10:52 AM

I am sure she can do a great job of that. She’s the only thing I admire in the Romney campaign.
However, I would like to hear a few words on the subject from her husband. The guy who wants to be our leader.

katy the mean old lady on April 12, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Just a tiny bit of Goggling will reveal that this woman and her (ex)partner had a combined family income of nearly $1.3 *million*, yes 6 zeros, when they were being just average working girls trying to raise their kids . What a hypocritical liberal democrat, but I repeat myself.

See: http://www.factbites.com/topics/Hilary-Rosen

sandcrab on April 12, 2012 at 10:56 AM

Erick Ericksen, supposed conservative on CNN, just sat there with a straight face. Thanks bud.

And then there was uber nasty Paul Begala nodding his head in concurrence.

I’ll bet the three of them sat in the Green Room ahead of time and it was BEGALA who show-prepped that despicable woman with Ericksen nonchalantly standing by.

bumsteaddithers on April 12, 2012 at 10:59 AM

What is so scary is that many of the Democrats commenting in the WaPo comments section agree with Rosen.

Del Dolemonte on April 12, 2012 at 10:38 AM

They are simply trying to recover Rosen’s fumble. The idea is that the Romney’s are so wealthy that Ann Romney doesn’t realize how “real people” lead their lives. Had Rosen stuck to that point instead of making it a war on stay-at-home moms the attack would have been more effective. I don’t think you’ll find many Democrats this morning making the claim that stay-at-home parents don’t work.

Happy Nomad on April 12, 2012 at 10:59 AM

From: Undecided female voters
To: President Obama
Subject: Your Hilary Rosen problem

Stay at home moms know more about economics than you ever will.
Start packing, pal.

starboard lookout on April 12, 2012 at 10:59 AM

The Obama brats do not attend DC public schools. They attend a private school that runs about $45K/brat not counting the cost of the 24-person secret service detail when they decide to go on school trips to Mexico.
Happy Nomad on April 12, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Let’s not refer to their children as “brats”. Are they privileged? Absolutely. They benefit from “magic beans” and taxpayers largesse…

Actually, I was looking for MITT to take it to Obama. Not hs “team” or his wife
katy the mean old lady on April 12, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Grouch: You may want to open you eyes and ears more before you open your curmudgeonly mouth. The fact is Mitt is taking it to Obama. For you to suggest that Ann shouldn’t respond to an attack against her is preposterous.

Buy Danish on April 12, 2012 at 11:02 AM

The War on Mom headline is up on Drudge.

dogsoldier on April 12, 2012 at 10:51 AM

“Hell hath no fury like a stay-at-home mom” ~ Martha McCallum

Rovin on April 12, 2012 at 11:02 AM

She’s an ex-spokesperson for the RIAA. I detest copyright infringement with a passion, but those clowns have done more to promote it than any digital pirate.

This idiot could make people hate drinking water in a desert.

ebrown2 on April 12, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Fallon on April 12, 2012 at 9:05 AM

But wasn’t it great? My two million trips(slight exaggeration) to the Marine Science Museum and the annual Santa Shops are great memories.

Cindy Munford on April 12, 2012 at 11:02 AM

It’s no secret the Dem party has always despised minorities. Rosen accidentally let it slip….liberal loons

Now let’s unite and go out and defeat the liberal loons in November.

Redford on April 12, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Erick Ericksen, supposed conservative on CNN, just sat there with a straight face. Thanks bud.

And then there was uber nasty Paul Begala nodding his head in concurrence.

I’ll bet the three of them sat in the Green Room ahead of time and it was BEGALA who show-prepped that despicable woman with Ericksen nonchalantly standing by.

bumsteaddithers on April 12, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Ericksen’s a known misogynistic idiot.

ebrown2 on April 12, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Just a quick question – Why the hell are lib women so freakishky ugly on the outside as well as the inside?

VegasRick on April 12, 2012 at 11:04 AM

katy the mean old lady on April 12, 2012 at 10:48 AM

We all hope for that but let’s glory in the moments where one of them steps in it up to their ankles and even the press can’t help. It’s the little things in life that can be oddly encouraging.

Cindy Munford on April 12, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Grouch: You may want to open you eyes and ears more before you open your curmudgeonly mouth. The fact is Mitt is taking it to Obama. For you to suggest that Ann shouldn’t respond to an attack against her is preposterous.

Buy Danish on April 12, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Try reading instead of spouting your knee jerk crap. Where did I say she shouldn’t respond? Point it out.
You are real big on calling people liars. Point it out, liar.

katy the mean old lady on April 12, 2012 at 11:07 AM

katy the mean old lady on April 12, 2012 at 10:56 AM

katy, Obama trotted out another surrogate to start another fire and got burned again. Why should Romney go into every sh!tstorm these dems bring up when he doesn’t have to? Raise your bar back where it belongs.

They attacked Ann Romney and she swatted them. That’s the desired result.

DanMan on April 12, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Did anyone just see the article that Drudge linked to…that Michelle could not afford to be a stay at home mother…

On a combined salary of over 400k.

If Romney’s campaign doesn’t have anyone with the brains to run ads based on this, that is sad. The ad’s literally write themselves.

milcus on April 12, 2012 at 11:08 AM

katy the mean old lady on April 12, 2012 at 10:48 AM

We all hope for that but let’s glory in the moments where one of them steps in it up to their ankles and even the press can’t help. It’s the little things in life that can be oddly encouraging.

Cindy Munford on April 12, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Yes, I’ll give Mittens props for being somewhat proactive in addressing this nonsense, but it’s not good to see the putative FL rolled out this early in a partisan way.

ebrown2 on April 12, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Will CNN fire Hillary Rosen for these outrageous remarks?

faraway on April 12, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Popcorn time. Hilary Rosen doubles down on stupid:

(CNN) – Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen defended her controversial comments about Ann Romney Thursday, claiming Republicans were attacking her to divert attention from what she said were policies that negatively impacted women.

(I tried to post this with a link but I guess only Hot Air’s hosts can link to CNN. I’ll limit to the first paragraph and you can Google it if you want more)…

Buy Danish on April 12, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Del Dolemonte on April 12, 2012 at 10:50 AM

very nice. Thank You!

GhoulAid on April 12, 2012 at 10:53 AM

She also is an advocate for stem cell research as long as it’s done “morally and ethically”.

Del Dolemonte on April 12, 2012 at 11:10 AM

I hope she is OK…I know stress can really make MS worse.

tomas on April 12, 2012 at 11:10 AM

The Obama brats do not attend DC public schools. They attend a private school that runs about $45K/brat not counting the cost of the 24-person secret service detail when they decide to go on school trips to Mexico.

Happy Nomad on April 12, 2012 at 10:49 AM

Eh, speaking as someone who once worked at a law firm who’s sole purpose was to litigate AGAINST D.C. Public Schools, I won’t fault the Obamas for declining to put their kid one one of them.

DCPS is systemically flawed. Really, they’re just godawful. I won’t criticize Obama for not putting his daughters there. I WILL criticize Obama for his rank hypocrisy, in putting his daughters in a non-public school while refusing to support voucher programs which would give other families such a choice.

Vyce on April 12, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Now let’s be clear on one thing. I have no judgments about women who work outside the home vs. women who work in the home raising a family. I admire women who can stay home and raise their kids full time. I even envy them sometimes. It is a wonderful luxury to have the choice. But let’s stipulate that it is NOT a choice that most women have in America today.

Cnn article by Ms. Rosen.

We do think Ms. Rosen is making a judgement, she lurched into her own truth just like Joe Biden does.

If women don’t have a choice to stay at home, Why is that? Why does she say it that way?

She defeats her own point about what Ann tells Mitt.

Perhaps Mitt is right, and Economics IS what women are talking to Ann Romney about. Maybe they would like the husbands and daddies to have jobs. And better jobs.

Fleuries on April 12, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Riiiight. Because having MS and Breast Cancer is a walk in the park.

Buy Danish on April 12, 2012 at 10:47 AM

For once danish I agree with you. I am a military spouse who also has children and an autoimmune disease. Even without children, it is work sometimes to get up in the morning. Add five kids on that and cancer and Ann Romney is a frickin hero compared to Rosen. Damn, I would never wish my disease on anyone, but I certainly wish certain people could walk in my shoes occasionally.

melle1228 on April 12, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Buy Danish on April 12, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Sorry, I gotta disagree. Only a brat (as in spoiled child) would go off on a school trip when it requires 24 Secret Service to go along at public expense.

Happy Nomad on April 12, 2012 at 11:13 AM

katy the mean old lady on April 12, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Roll with it, we’re all assimilated now.

Though some of our new comrades make me want to shower more often.

cozmo on April 12, 2012 at 11:13 AM

20 minutes ago, Dave Weigel posted:

The War of Hillary Rosen is already effectively over, and the Romney campaign won it.

Del Dolemonte on April 12, 2012 at 11:13 AM

I just told my Mom on obama and Rosen…now they’ve don it!

Dear Mom,

Barack Obama and the Democrats think you never worked a day in your life & you know nothing about budgets or making ends meet. Hope you let your friends know this. I’ll be over this weekend and treat you to dinner.

Love,

Gadsden.

GadsdenRattlers on April 12, 2012 at 11:13 AM

They attacked Ann Romney and she swatted them. That’s the desired result.

DanMan on April 12, 2012 at 11:07 AM

They atacked Mrs. Romney AND ALL OTHER STAY AT HOME MOMS. You know, voters?

This guy wants our vote. Maybe he should try earning it himself.

katy the mean old lady on April 12, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Try reading instead of spouting your knee jerk crap. Where did I say she shouldn’t respond? Point it out.
You are real big on calling people liars. Point it out, liar.

katy the mean old lady on April 12, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Er, grouchy one, you don’t even understand your own comments apparently. You’re an endless source of entertainment:

Actually, I was looking for MITT to take it to Obama. Not hs “team” or his wife
katy the mean old lady on April 12, 2012 at 10:48 AM

To be clear: Mitt is taking it to Obama and so is his wife and the rest of the Romney team.

Buy Danish on April 12, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Sorry, I gotta disagree. Only a brat (as in spoiled child) would go off on a school trip when it requires 24 Secret Service to go along at public expense.

Happy Nomad on April 12, 2012 at 11:13 AM

Sorry, but that is an idiotic thing to say and most regrettable.

Buy Danish on April 12, 2012 at 11:15 AM

They are simply trying to recover Rosen’s fumble. The idea is that the Romney’s are so wealthy that Ann Romney doesn’t realize how “real people” lead their lives. Had Rosen stuck to that point instead of making it a war on stay-at-home moms the attack would have been more effective. I don’t think you’ll find many Democrats this morning making the claim that stay-at-home parents don’t work.

Happy Nomad on April 12, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Exactly. But just like any “gaffe,” the comment most likely portrayed Rosen’s real attitude. She is a lesbian and has worked her whole life, adopted her typical 2 children, and has no personal connection or understanding of a normal woman who married a man and had a lot of children. She also probably assumes that Ann Romney had servants and nannies to help with her children and manage things like grocery shopping and housekeeping, but I don’t think she did. Mormons genereally don’t do that sort of thing even if they can afford it. I’m sure Ann was a very traditional mother and raised those kids by herself, did the cooking and cleaning, etc. So of course she understands household economics.

rockmom on April 12, 2012 at 11:15 AM

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