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Obama's War on Women

fbeswick Wrote: Aug 15, 2012 12:00 PM
Nonsense. Having a professional career is much more demanding. Feed a kid properly, get them in a good school, try and help their little problems, when they're in school, they are already leaving you. This isn't rocket science. It's not brain surgery. How can you compare cleaning floors and picking up clothes and all those endless mindless jobs to a career. It's just reproduction, any animal can do it. Stuff about a great honour is like the cynical manipulation 50s advertisers used to do: convincing women they needed special stuff to clean floors, windows, etc, to make them feel it was a demanding profession. Actually, housekeeping is well suited to mentally retarded ppl: they find it challenging.

Hilary Rosen's attack on Ann Romney by saying that, although she raised five children, she "never worked a day in her life" perfectly fits the definition of a gaffe. A gaffe is a statement that reveals what the spokesperson really thinks but turns out to be embarrassing when it is publicly discussed.

In this case, the embarrassment fell on the Obama administration, so his campaign operatives immediately tried to create political distance between Obama and Rosen. They were not successful. The media refer to her as a "Democratic strategist" or "political analyst."

Rosen visited the Obama White House 35 times. That frequency...