Liberals tripping over themselves: Hillary Rosen’s comments on Ann Romney

During the last week or so, you’ve heard media talking heads mention GOP candidate Mitt Romney has a problem with women, or President Obama is getting support from more women. I think it’s all hogwash, but if liberals think comments like “[Ann Romney] has never actually worked a day in her life” is going to solidify their expanding base…

they are out to lunch.

CNN liberal commentator Hillary Rosen got on the air last and referred to Ann Romney – who raised five children at home – as someone who has never worked a day in her life. Here is the video clip from Anderson 360.

Rosen’s first comment – the Obama campaign does not use the “war on women” phrase might be true, but Jonah Goldberg at National Review points out just about everyone else including Rep. Nancy Pelosi, James Carville, and the vice chair of the DNC Donna Brazile – all liberal Obama campaign surrogates – have used the phrase multiple times.

Ed Morissey at Hot Air points out even though the Obama campaign has thrown Rosen under the bus, this lefty opinion is not something new.

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.

Michelle Malkin notes conservative women are damned if they do stay home, and damned if they don’t stay home. No matter how often you hear a liberal complain about Republicans who want to keep women barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen, it’s always the liberal/statist/lefties like Hillary Rosen who outright claim staying home and raising kids is not a worthy or hard venture while at the same time suggesting Sarah Palin really should stay at home and take care of her children instead of running for vice president.

Oh the hypocrisy.

36 replies
  1. gillie28
    gillie28 says:

    To be a full-time housewife and mother need advanced skills of a teacher, economist, social worker, executive administrator, professional driver, security professional, negotiator, chef, cia operative, etc. etc. etc.  Good for her bringing up her children herself.  God bless her.

  2. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Isn’t it amusing (in a hypocritical way) that these hard core “pro choice” liberal women are so critical and condescending about the choices some women make to devote their lives to raising their children?  She and her partner have two children; what do they do with them?  Are they shuffled off to a day care or boarding school?  Why is that a better choice than that of Ann Romney?
     
    The war on women is being waged by the muppets of the left, and they know it.

    • Open4FreeDebate
      Open4FreeDebate says:

      Dim is Dale,

      Past Republican Presidencies stagnant economies forced MORE MARRIED women into the workforce just to help pay the families bills I do think Miss Rosen’s comments here are correct. Again Dim Man the war on woman is from you teapubs of the right. Look at Gov. Walkers repealing of Equal Pay Enforcing Act in Wisconsin to start and all of the teapub legislature bills repealing current birth control laws. 

      No one is questioning her for her choice to be a house wife, I question Mitt stating she is representative model typical American woman, she is not.   

    • Lynn
      Lynn says:

      Dims, you have hit the nail on the head. Pro choice for me meant that I stayed home with our children while they were young. I took part time jobs when my husband was home to watch them or they were in school, as they grew up. When our oldest was ready to go to college, I got my first full time job and made enough extra money to pay for his college education.  Then I stopped working while our younger son ( 7 yrs younger) was in high school, MY choice.  When he went to college, we had enough for me to stay home again.  Until I chose to go to work again. See a theme here, choice is the operative term.

  3. JBS
    JBS says:

    Perhaps all of these Liberals/ Democrats disparaging motherhood would like to tell their mother and/or father that raising a child or children is not worthy of anything except scorn and derision?
    Hmmmm?

  4. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Someone noted that Sarah Palin was criticized by liberals because if she were VP, she would be “a negligent mother who will be distracted from her important role” (as mother).
     
    Do these people have any consistency in their “tolerance”?

      • RoBrDona
        RoBrDona says:

        Don’t deflect away from the FACT that Democrat ideologues smear Republican women with every manner of hate speech imaginable and get off scot free. I find it particularly repugnant that a divorced lesbian (I wonder what her adopted kids’ situation is) is impugning a stay-at-home woman with MS and other medical issues.    

      • Dimsdale
        Dimsdale says:

        This someone is another poster on a different blog that reminded me of this criticism.  I don’t have access to my files here, but a search of some of the 2008 articles yielded this one: http://workingmoms.about.com/b/2008/09/04/will-sarah-palins-candidacy-set-back-working-mothers.htm  in which it is stated:
        “Sarah Palin either has a screw loose or is a negligent mother. That’s the consensus of some of my working mom friends and bloggers amazed that she would run for vice president as the mother of 5 children ranging in age from 4 months to 17 years. Several readers took me to task for suggesting that Palin is a role model, given that her eldest daughter is a pregnant, unwed teen and that campaigning will take her attention from her infant with special needs. (Please note, I wrote that blog post before the McCain campaign disclosed Bristol Palin’s pregnancy.)”
        Add in Levi Johnston.  Joe McGinniss, the creep that moved next to her to spy on her for his book “The Rogue”.   Ed Schultz…

      • Steve M
        Steve M says:

        30 seconds of research would have resulted in the name Howard Gutman, a 2008 Obama campaign national financial committee member among others in the main stream media.

        who questioned if Palin could be VP with five kids … it might be too hard. Damned if they do, damned if they don’t. Gutman actually scolded Palin, suggesting she should make her family her first responsibility, and get out of politics for awhile. More here.

  5. JBS
    JBS says:

    All of this is designed to take the focus OFF of Øbama and deflect it to side issues. While this unprovoked attack on Ann Romney is reprehensible and tawdry, it should not dissuade conservatives from the real issue which is Obama’s utter failure as a president.
    We are living through what Jimmy Carter’s second term would have been like.
    The Liberals, especially the jackal, liberal state-run media, want to talk about EVERYTHING and ANYTHING but Øbama’s disastrous record.
    Worst president ever. (Come on Liberals, name a worse president than Øbama!)

  6. gillie28
    gillie28 says:

    “Specious “apology” from Hilary-baby: “I apologize to Ann Romney and anyone else who was offended,” Rosen said in statement.  So it’s OUR fault for being offended????  She should have said anyone else whom I offended, at the least.  Then she went on CNN again as an attack dog (yeah, I said “dog” not the other word).  If someone is going to apologize to it properly and take the blame without excuses or blaming others.  Or it’s just NOT an apology, just a subtle justification (ie. it’s the OTHER person’s fault for being so sensitive).  bleah.  It’s going to be a rough season out there with all the hatred spewing.

  7. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    At the beginning of this CNN interview with Rosen, this fine example of liberal thinking basically said that the Republicans made up the phrase (she called it “word”) “war on women”.  Seriously??

  8. SoundOffSister
    SoundOffSister says:

    There is true irony here. 
    President Obama today called Ms. Rosen’s comments “ill advised”.
    Meanwhile, I’m told that Ms. Rosen has been retained by the DNC to coach the DNC chairperson, Debbie Wasserman Shultz, so that she doesn’t make any more than usual, er, shall I say, “ill advised” comments.

    • JBS
      JBS says:

      Maybe Debbie could advise VP Joe on the kind of comments he should be making. That could make for some more comic relief.
      Unless Joe is being advised to make all of those gaffs? (Another Regime intentional distraction?)
      I love how the left, especially this Regime, has provided jobs to people who would otherwise be unemployed due to their, ahem, previous job performance.

  9. cherwin
    cherwin says:

    It’s inevitable for them to screw up when their brains are mis-wired to begin with. They just don’t know how to use common sense and logic so many times it just comes flowing out of them like well~~crap! 

  10. winnie
    winnie says:

    Liberal women are so angry.  I blame Gloria Steinem for women like Hillary Rosen. 

    “…never worked a day in her life” — being a SAHM is a pretty thankless job.   Like liberal teachers say about their profession, “it’s not a job, it’s a calling” (‘cept they get *paid* with taxpayer $$$).   But when another woman says it isn’t work?  That kind of woman is the one who champions abortion rights, aggressively pursues a career and dumps her kid in daycare.  I once had someone (a female in-law) say to me when my two oldest were toddlers, “How can you stand staying at home with your kids?  I would go craaaaaazy if I couldn’t have intelligent conversation during the day.” 

    As an aside, has anyone else noticed that liberals are typically the ones behind social issue ‘wars’…especially when it comes to race, sex and religion?  Usually when they want to deflect from what’s really going on?  Seriously?  Their idea to get O back in the white house is to start a cat fight?!?!?!!!???

  11. SeeingRed
    SeeingRed says:

    The bedwetters are in for another suprise – just like in November of ’10.  On Weds, November 7th,  they’ll awake once again to big numbers against thier party of blind faith (D) and have exactly the same clue as to what happened the first time (none). 

    The cutesy play on words games will work on the base 32% for sure.  Beyond that you have rocks in your head if you vote for 4 more years of ‘transparency’ and ‘change’.  Maybe that can be Barry’s new slogan?  (The Transparency of Change) 

    • Lynn
      Lynn says:

      As noted, by many more witty people than I, all President Obama has given us is no HOPE and only CHANGE in our pockets.

  12. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Just so you know how Michelle Øbama feels about staying home (from her 2007 Vogue interview; http://www.vogue.com/magazine/article/michelle-obama-the-natural/#1):
     

    “Then, too, there is that little-discussed fact that staying home with children can be—how else to put it?—less than intellectually stimulating. “The days I stay home with my kids without going out, I start to get ill,” she says. “My head starts to ache.” When she mentioned it to her mother, Marian Robinson told her daughter she didn’t think Michelle could handle the boredom of staying home with kids.”

    • Lynn
      Lynn says:

      Well it doesn’t surprise me that Michelle would not find her children intellectually stimulating. Honestly, watching a child grasp an idea while you read to him. Or better yet, trying to explain why the sky is blue, why are there rainbows, what is the name of this tree, shell or flower.  Being proud of a child, who learned a new technique from his coach and executing it perfectly. Or a child who you thought was daydreaming at an audition for a play and with perfect timing saying his lines. I would not have traded one minute that I spent with my boys. Even when I was disciplining them, there was satisfaction when the lesson was learned. Now, to have two independent, successful grown adults, it’s like icing on the cake.  To have them both be wonderful husbands and fathers, it is completely over the top.
       
      Message to Michelle, Life does not always have to be about YOU.  Life is most satisfying when you can give of yourself. Giving of yourself to your children is the most precious of all gifts to yourself.

  13. Truthseeker
    Truthseeker says:

    Am I the only one who is sick and tired of stupid and devisive comments like:    “Never worked a day in her life.”  “Just hold an asprin between you knees.”   “Mormonism is a cult.”   “Democrat House members are primarily communist.”  And then media either slams them or tries explaining what the speaker really meant?  I saw Andrea Mitchell and some other woman trying to mitigate what Rosen said.  Turned that off in disgust.  I suppose the mainstream media has no soul whatsoever.  🙁

  14. DonnaA
    DonnaA says:

    While my two boys were growing up, I was fortunate enough to be a stay at home mom, (something Rosen knows nothing about).  Trust me when I say it’s work…more so than working outside the home.
    I’m thinking that Rosen just put a slight damper on the democrats manufactured war on women. 

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