Hilary Rosen, an adviser to President Obama and the DNC, appeared on CNN to talk about Mitt Romney’s outreach to women in the campaign. She slammed Romney’s wife Ann for being a stay at home mother.
“Guess what, his wife has actually never worked a day in her life.”
That’s what liberals think of stay at home moms, or at least conservative ones.
Ann Romney responded in her first tweet since joining Twitter.
I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work.
What she didn’t mention is that she also battled breast cancer and MS while raising her kids.
Rosen went on to send out a bunch of tweets defending herself, while even Obama’s campaign people were telling her to knock it off.
Fun Fact: Rosen was recruited as an adviser by Debbie Wasserman Schultz who suffers from her own foot-in-mouth problems.
Obama advisers have occasionally told her to “tone it down” and “back off a smidgen,” Ms. Wasserman Schultz says. She agreed with them to enlist two seasoned Democratic female pros, Anita Dunn and Hilary Rosen, to begin giving her occasional political advice and media training, advisers say. “I’m glad to get constructive criticism,” Ms. Wasserman Schultz says.
Let’s hope Rosen continues to be the voice of the Democrats on women’s issues.
Update: Via Big Journalism, Rosen currently works for Anita Dunn’s PR firm SKD Knickerbocker. That’s the firm that now represents Sandra Fluke. Dana Loesch responded to Rosen’s comment that Mitt Romney is “old fashioned.”
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.
It’s only under appreciated on the left, so let them keep trashing traditional families and see how that plays out in November.