Marybeth Hicks

Right. It’s agreed by conservatives and liberals alike that staying at home with young children, keeping house and maintaining what is essentially society’s No. 1 small business - an American family - is exhausting, even on an easy day.

The more sophisticated assessment of last week’s “mommy wars” salvo is the realization that, once again, the left is seeking to pit Americans against each other by socioeconomic class.

According to Ms. Rosen, Mrs. Romney can’t possibly understand what it’s like to worry about the American economy because her husband is rich.

Never mind that, like many wealthy Americans, the Romneys started out with next to nothing - he didn’t build his career on inherited wealth but created it from hard work and intelligent choices - or that their success can serve as an example and inspiration to families all across the nation.

In Ms. Rosen’s puny world of class warfare, merely being financially free to choose stay-at-home motherhood disqualifies Mrs. Romney — and millions of others — from relevance in our national economic debate.

Shame on Ms. Rosen for opening such an idiotic can of worms and especially for contributing to class warfare in the name of women. Perhaps she should give herself a timeout to think about what she said.

Marybeth Hicks

Marybeth Hicks is the author of Don't Let the Kids Drink the Kool-Aid: Confronting the Left's Assault on Our Families, Faith, and Freedom (Regnery Publishers, 2011).