The set-up: A snarky liberal gadfly Hilary Rosen tweeted that Mitt Romney’s wife Ann had no place commenting on economics because she had never worked (and sounding remarkably like a male chauvanist pig of former decades while doing so — a most remarkable achievement). America’s stay-at-home mom’s everywhere were shocked to discover that their thoughts on gas prices, food costs, consumer inflation, and other economic concerns are not germane to the discussion of any form of domestic economic policy formulation. Interesting, because most of the mom’s I know have a fairly significant role in budget planning. However, given Team Obama’s handling of budget matters, this type of inanity should be unsurprising coming from a 35-time White House
The take-home message from the White House that Rosen was supposed to push: Ann Romney has not worked a day in her life.
I think we can now carefully conclude, after the push-backs, double-downs, and White House clarifications, this tactic was full of fail. In fact, Dr. Jacobson has a “Tweet of the Day” that shows just how full of fail this has been.
Yep. Many of us, including the passionate feminist activist and independent/conservative pundit Tammy Bruce, have long recognized that Ann Romney makes a compelling partner, and would inspire many less-than-thrilled independent conservatives to pull the lever for Mitt this November. They make a loving, natural-acting, attractive team. Ann seems very modest and supportive, unlike the current FLOTUS. And, a quick google search of “Ann Romney” and “Secret Weapon” is illuminating.
Therefore, she must be Palinized and taken-out before the General Election begins, before Americans everywhere what an elegant, savvy, modest, intelligent role model Ann is for American women voters everywhere. Soon, there will be requests from the elite media for email reviews of Ann’s electronic correspondence, itemization of her clothing expenditures, and rumors of affairs. How Ann would have time for affairs raising 5 boys is beyond me, but that is a lie that will surely crop up as it apparent that the Romneys make a very compelling team: A stunning woman like Ann brings highlights the better qualities Mitt has that he may not highlight himself, just by being a loving partner.
However, it seems Ann is not going to roll over for this contemptible treatment. She quickly responded to Rosen’s inanity, detonating a resonating counter-attack in a classy, but totally badass-worthy, style. A clip of this daisy-cutter scale effective response can be found on HotAir, which adds this analysis that I thought was quite interesting.
What I like best about this interview is that Ann Romney saves her ire for one of Rosen’s more overlooked comments. Martha MacCallum plays a clip of the Obama insider saying this 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 because he doesn’t really see us as equals.
Ann responds with a slightly sterner voice, “Now, that does bother me.”
It bothers me, too. Just because Mitt supports stay-at-home motherhood, he doesn’t see women as equals? Sometimes, I think it’s women like Rosen who don’t think women are equal. If they did, they would recognize that it’s worth just as much to stay home with children as it is to work outside the home.
Yes, after this response, the fact that Ann is Mitt’s most effective weapon for votes from both sexes is pretty much out.
As I made a few new poltical-blog mom friends recently, I wanted to take a look at their opinions and views:
- The Lonely Conservative: Video: Ann Romney Responds to Attack for Being a Stay at Home Mom
- The Anchoress: Hilary Rosen, Ann Romney and the Credentialists – UPDATES
- Michelle Malkin: Here’s who Democrat hitwoman Hilary Rosen visited at the White House, including at least 5 POTUS meetings
0: Hi. I am not experiencing any pain at all. I don’t know why I’m even here.
1: I am completely unsure whether I am experiencing pain or itching or maybe I just have a bad taste in my mouth.
2: I probably just need a Band Aid.
3: This is distressing. I don’t want this to be happening to me at all.
4: My pain is not fucking around.
5: Why is this happening to me??
6: Ow. Okay, my pain is super legit now.
7: I see Jesus coming for me and I’m scared.
8: I am experiencing a disturbing amount of pain. I might actually be dying. Please help.
9: I am almost definitely dying.
10: I am actively being mauled by a bear.
11: Blood is going to explode out of my face at any moment.
I think we are going to have a 12 rating: Rosen’s heartache level, realizing that undermining Ann Romney was an epic tactical failure.
Badass Romney detonated the “War on Women” meme, and this is the first significant campaign mistake of the Election 2012 from Team Obama. This Goddess will prophesy: This will not be Team Obama’s last campaign blunder.
I will conclude with the Line of the Day, from Hillary is 44: If Sexism and Misogyny had a son – it would look just like Barack Obama.