Democrats And Their War On Women

Democrats are trying to distance themselves from senior Democrat and Obama strategist Hillary Rosen’s attack on women and on motherhood.  It’s a tough sell: Hillary Rosen has visited the Obama White House 35 times, versus only 16 times for energy Secretary Steven Chu, only 9 times for CIA director David Petraeus, and interestingly only 6 times for Joe Biden.

Hillary Rosen is a top level Obama strategist.  As well as a woman-and-motherhood basher.

And this new revelation is in perfect harmony with the Obama White House that pays women only 4/5ths of what it pays men and its history of being a “boy’s club” and a “hostile workplace” for women.

Hilary Rosen, Democratic Strategist, Criticizes Ann Romney For Having ‘Never Worked A Day In Her Life’
The Huffington Post  |  By Mollie Reilly Posted: 04/11/2012 11:53 pm Updated: 04/12/2012 1:09 pm

Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen stirred controversy Wednesday evening when she criticized Ann Romney for having “never worked a day in her life.”

During a discussion on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 of the so-called war on women, Rosen said she agreed with Mitt Romney’s claim that women care more about economic issues than reproductive rights. But Romney’s use of his wife Ann’s perspective shows how poorly the former Massachusetts governor connects with voters, Rosen said.

“Guess what?” Rosen said. “His wife has actually never worked a day in her life. She’s never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing.”

Rosen continued, “There’s something much more fundamental about Mitt Romney. He seems so old-fashioned when it comes to women, and I think that comes across, and I think that that’s going to hurt him over the long term. He just doesn’t really see us as equal.”

Rosen’s comments provoked a quick response from the Romney campaign, as well as from President Barack Obama’s reelection team.

Ann Romney, who previously was not on Twitter, sent her first official tweet in response to Rosen’s comments.

“I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys,” she wrote.  “Believe me, it was hard work.”

Top Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom also tweeted about the interview, referring to Rosen as an “Obama adviser,” even though Rosen is employed neither by the Obama campaign nor the Democratic National Committee.

Obama’s strategists rapidly disassociated themselves and the campaign from Rosen’s comments.

“I could not disagree with Hilary Rosen any more strongly,” Jim Messina, Obama’s campaign manager, wrote in a tweet. “Her comments were wrong and family should be off-limits. She should apologize.”

David Axelrod made a similar statement, tweeting that he was “disappointed” in Rosen’s “inappropriate and offensive” comments.

Rosen tweeted several times about her remarks, saying she has “nothing against” Romney’s wife and that her comments were intended to criticize Mitt Romney’s use of Ann as an “expert on women and the economy.”

In a blog on The Huffington Post, Rosen (who, in full disclosure, was once employed at this website), further clarified her comments. Ann Romney “seems like a nice lady who has raised nice boys and struggled with illness and handles their long-term effects with grace and dignity,” Rosen wrote. “What is more important to me and 57 percent of current women voters is her husband saying he supports women’s economic issues because they are the only issues that matter to us and then he fails on even those.”

This Democrat war on women is NOTHING NEW:

Teresa Heinz-Kerry did it to Laura Bush in 2004:

Q: You’d be different from Laura Bush?

A: Well, you know, I don’t know Laura Bush. But she seems to be calm, and she has a sparkle in her eye, which is good. But I don’t know that she’s ever had a real job — I mean, since she’s been grown up.

For the record, Laura Bush was a teacher and librarian – which most people would describe as “grown up” jobs.

And then there are those infamous words from Hillary Clinton as she revealed her open hostility for women who work HARD as homemakers:

“I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession which I entered before my husband was in public life.”

Yep, that’s all my mother did, and I’m sure yours as well; she just stayed home and baked cookies and had teas.  That lazy good for nothing useless woman.  Good thing Hillary Clinton came along or no woman ever could have possibly ever managed to lift her carcass off the couch, I’m just certain.

My mother was a teacher.  After my older brother and before I was born, my mother chose to sacrifice her career.  She stopped working until my brother and I were in school, and then she worked so that she could be home when we left for school and home when we came home from school.  And then she did all the homemaking stuff – which is HARD, btw – on top of that.  She has also run all the finances.

Because of her sacrificial life and because of her example of Christian faith, my mother is my hero.  She’s beyond incredible.  Oh, and she’s a diehard Republican and dues-paying member of the National Federation of Republican Women.  What an example and trusted friend and wise counselor my mother has been throughout my life.

It’s interesting, what woman won the right to women’s suffrage (i.e. the vote)???  Susan B. AnthonyAnd what party did Susan B. Anthony belong to and campaign for?  The Republican Party – which happens to be the same party that won freedom for black people in abject slavery to DEMOCRATS.  Susan B. Anthony said, “I shall work for the Republican party and call on all women to join me, precisely… for what that party has done and promises to do for women, nothing more, nothing less.”

I wrote an article the day before yesterday on the war on mothers, families and children going on in Sweden – and how Democrats are trying to take that demonic agenda here.

A few excerpts from the source article I commented on tie right in to what we’ve steadily been hearing from Democrats’ own mouths:

“The Swedish government believes that [the] state takes better care of children than parents,” said Jonas Himmelstrand, president of ROHUS, the Swedish Homeschool Association. […]

“We were afraid to stay. Our children were in danger and our family was in danger,” Cina said. […]

Most Swedish home-schoolers don’t make the decision for religious reasons, but because they see the educational and social development home schooling provides.

“Sweden’s treatment of parents in the area of education is totalitarian, essentially. They want to take children from birth to graduation and control them,” said Michael Donnelly, director of international relations at the Homeschool Legal Defense Association. […]

Parents are pressured to put their children in daycare at age one.

“One mother told me when she went with her 18 month son to his medical checkup, and he was not in daycare. They said, ‘Oh, your son is not in daycare? But he has to go to daycare. He needs that and you need to work,’”Himmselstrand told CBN News.

“The argument they give about this is that every child has a ‘right’ to daycare. This is not a right that parents are allowed to interfere with.”

Donnelly said there is a bad historical precedent for Sweden’s control of children and education: the dictatorships of the last century.

“This seems to be what’s happening in Sweden,” he said. “They want to get the kids. They want to socialize them in the way they think is appropriate, and they don’t want the parents involved.” […]

‘No More Housewives’

A major issue for the Swedish government is gender equality.

The motto for a leading educator in the country states, “Sweden: No more housewives, but higher wages for women.”

Tamara Himmelstrand said she used to experience the daily disapproval of stay-at-home moms in Sweden.

“The incredible disdain Swedish society has for motherhood and the work that I was doing [made me feel like a bad person],” she said.

But Sweden’s experiment with state control of children and families does not seem to be going so well. The Swedish government’s own report shows the psychological health of Swedish youth is declining faster than in 11 comparable European countries.

“And this is being discussed [by experts],” Jonas Himmselstrand said. “Why are Swedish young people so psychologically unhealthy, so full of anxiety, so easily depressed?”

“If you ask any developmental psychologist in Sweden who is into this question, they would say, ‘You know, it has a likely connection to the fact that 93 percent of all 18 month to 5-year-olds are in daycare, often for many hours a day,” he continued.

Money quotes: “Oh, your son is not in daycare? But he has to go to daycare. He needs that and you need to work.”  That, of course, and this:

A major issue for the Swedish government is gender equality.

The motto for a leading educator in the country states, “Sweden: No more housewives, but higher wages for women.”

Tamara Himmelstrand said she used to experience the daily disapproval of stay-at-home moms in Sweden.

“The incredible disdain Swedish society has for motherhood and the work that I was doing [made me feel like a bad person],” she said.

And this war on women, on children, on motherhood and on families is all right out of the Democrat playbook.  Sweden is where Obama wants America to be.  Somehow his ilk always targets the children and always falsely claims the mantle of representing women.

Democrats – who most CERTAINLY don’t represent women like my mother – like to depict themselves as pro-“working women.”  But that isn’t true, either.  They are pro-LIBERAL woman and ANTI-woman in every other respoect.

When the Rush Limbaugh comment on Sarah Fluke came out, reliably liberal feminist Kirsten Powers said that Rush’s comments were NOTHING compared to what women-bashing liberal men get away with ALL THE TIME.  Which is to say that the only reason Democrats are able to maintain the facade of being the party of women has been because of outright media propaganda.

Kirsten Powers – whom I almost ALWAYS disagree with – is a consistent feminist who was appalled at the vicious treatment that conservative women such as Sarah Palin have received from the liberal establishment.

She had the following exchange with also-liberal Alan Colmes about the abject hypocrisy that is the National Organization of Women:

During the 5 September 2008 broadcast of the Fox News program “Hannity and Colmes,” Kirsten Powers said this:

“It’s not the National Organization for Women, right? But it’s not. It’s really the National Organization for Liberal Women. It’s not the National Organization for Women, because she’s [Sarah Palin is] a woman. And they put out a statement saying, “Not all women speak for women. Sarah Palin doesn’t speak for women.” Well, look; this woman, when I look at her – even if I don’t support her, you know, a lot of her policies, she is the embodiment of what feminism was all about. She’s a mother, she’s successful, her husband helps with the children. You know, we should be exited about this, even if you don’t support her.”

Alan Colmes then said:

“If you support someone just because they’re a woman, and the National Organization for Women supports anybody whose a woman,then you’re saying we’re just supporting them because they’re a woman, and you’re not being discerning at all. So you can’t have it both ways.”

And Kirsten Powers responded:

“I would agree with that if they had any kind of actual moral authority, but they don’t, because they don’t ever support any women who don’t support their very narrow agenda. So they should just rename themselves and say what they’re really for, and stop pretending like they really care about the advancement for women.”

And of course Kirsten Powers was entirely correct.  I’m surprised that liberals didn’t declare a jihad on her the way they have on so many other strong independent women whom the left viciously and hatefully and frankly demonically attacked for wanting to be strong and independent in their own way rather than in Hillary Clinton’s and now Hillary Rosen’s way.

At least now the mask has been ripped off to reveal the ugly face of the left once again.

This was an issue that the Democrat Party disingenuously fabricated and demagogued.  Hopefully this revelation will throw a very large bucket of very cold water on the Democrat Party’s dishonest rhetoric.

Furthermore, putting a spotlight on Ann Romney was a GIGANTIC mistake on the part of the Democrats because it only reveals that Republican women can kick some serious ass without even looking like they’re fighting.

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2 Responses to “Democrats And Their War On Women”

  1. HL Says:

    “Because of her sacrificial life and because of her example of Christian faith, my mother is my hero. She’s beyond incredible. Oh, and she’s a diehard Republican and dues-paying member of the National Federation of Republican Women. What an example and trusted friend and wise counselor my mother has been throughout my life.”
    Her children will rise up and called her ‘blessed.’ What an honorable son you are, Michael. I look forward to meeting you and your mom in eternity.
    Thank you for defending motherhood and stay at home moms. The insults and diminishment of what we do and have done is real and painful.
    One never hears of the countless hours of sacrificial service work at home moms give to their communitites via Church, schools, neighborhood and community.
    The Leftist LIBERALS are racist, class envious, lying HYPOCRITES, who can only LIE and ATTACK decent people who work, raise their families and contribute to society.
    I PRAY the R’s pound these thugs into the ground on this issue.
    SHAME ON THESE DEMOCRATS, SHAME, SHAME, SHAME!

  2. Michael Eden Says:

    HL,

    The cynic – and cynicism defines the Democrat Party almost as much as hypocrisy defines the Democrat Party – would say I’m merely exploiting “poorly-worded comments” that don’t reflect the true views of the Democrat Party machine.

    But the FACT of the matter is that the views that are being expressed DO reveal the truth about how liberals feel about women, motherhood and families.

    This is a KEY difference in worldview between liberals and conservatives. Conservatives LOVE stay-at-home moms and honor them and want more families to be able to put their children first. Democrats hate everything about that.

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