Appearing on CNNs Anderson Cooper 360, Rosen added, after denouncing Ann Romneys work habits, that Shes never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing in terms of how do we feed our kids, how do we send them to school and, and, and how do we worry — and, why do we worry about their future.
See, the damage-control folks argue that Rosen wasnt attacking Mrs. Romneys decision to stay home and rear her kids at all, merely her commission of that heinous crime of BWIA (Being Wealthy in America). Get it straight folks, Mrs. Romneys views are not to be ignored because shes a homemaker, but because shes rich.
That bias is supposed to be okay; its nearly official national policy. Rich people, unless theyre clamoring for their arms to be twisted so they must fork over more in taxes, are to be shunned, barely tolerated — not arrested, mind you, but certainly watched, shaken down and held in public disrepute.
Thus, though a devoted and hardworking mother, Ann Romney, as a member of this un-trusted class, has nothing to teach anyone.
Its true that Romney doesnt worry about budgeting her kids meals; she probably never has. She has that in common with the overwhelming majority of Americans — the hyperbolic rhetoric of well-paid political hacks (and Jane Fonda) notwithstanding.
Yet, surely, Mrs. Romney once worried about her sons educations. All five do appear to have been well schooled.
Contra the trends of class warfare, I bet we can rest assured that no matter how wealthy a person is, that person will worry about his or her children. Oh, and the future.
And if you prick Mrs. Romneys finger, she does bleed. Eh?
Funny, though, Rosens main assault wasnt on Ann Romney at all. It was on Mitt Romney. After condescendingly criticizing Mrs. Romney as a non-person, Rosen declared that theres something much more fundamental about Mitt, because he seems so old-fashioned when it comes to women. . . . He just doesnt really see us as equal.
Tough charge. Yet, Rosen didnt cite one issue or a single stance taken by Romney to back up her contention that Mitt Romney hates women and wants to make women second-class citizens . . . as Rosen had just attempted to do to his wife.
For the record, Mitt Romney is not my preferred candidate. Yet I respect the wealth he has earned. He may be old-fashioned, but if remaining married to his wife and helping their raise five kids is old-fashioned, lets place an order for more.