Hilary Rosen and Ann Romney are not fighting 'mommy wars', they are campaigning
This Hilary Rosen/Ann Romney brouhaha has been so blown out of proportion that it's actually pretty funny--not to mention a prime example of what happens when people hear only what they want to hear. While Rosen's choice of words may have not been the best, they were definitely right on. Considering the backlash she's gotten following her comment Wednesday night, though, I guess it's not for nothing that we say, "the truth hurts."
I hate that Rosen had to apologize for her words, but I hate even more that this has been taken as an opportunity to, once again, distract the public from the real issues our country is facing.
In case you haven't heard what Rosen said to CNN's Anderson Cooper, here are her exact words:
"What you have is Mitt Romney running around the country, saying, 'Well, you know, my wife tells me that what women really care about are economic issues, and when I listen to my wife, that's what I'm hearing. Guess what? 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."
I think you'll agree with me that the only inaccurate part of her statement is that Rosen forgot to add the politically correct distinction that Ann Romney has never worked a day in her life "outside the home." Other than that, what Rosen said is perfectly true. I don't care how many other types of struggles you've had in your life, if you're a multi-millionaire like the Romneys, you HAVE NOT dealt with the kinds of economic issues most of the rest of the people in this country have!
And that was really the whole point of Rosen's comments. She was not saying that stay-at-home moms have it easy, she was saying that the Romneys are out of touch with the majority's reality. She was saying that for Mitt Romney to get economic guidance on economic issues affecting women is simply ludicrous. And who can't agree with that?
Instead of trying to make this about something it's not, why don't we just stick to the facts and demand that the issues that are truly affecting us be debated in an intelligent manner so come November we can make an educated decision as to who will best take care of our needs!
What do you think about Rosen's comments?
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