Who would YOU want on your side?
When has attacking a spouse’s wife ever worked? It didn’t even work when the wife was (as she once insisted on being called) Hillary Rodham. So who in their right mind would attack Ann Romney, the beautiful, gracious wife of Mitt Romney who raised five sons and survived breast cancer — all the while struggling with the challenge of multiple sclerosis?
As a man (who, coincidentally, is also married to a woman with MS), I find what women do every day impossibly hard work. And if given the choice of staying home with my kids all day, every day without a break vs. being beaten once an hour with a 2-by-4, I’d be heading to the lumber yard right now.
And I’m pretty sure I’m in the male majority on that one.
So I assumed a political pro like Rosen would admit her mistake and apologize. I was wrong…
Mother Jones magazine’s Stephen Robert Morse wrote, “I don’t blame Ann Romney for marrying a man whose salary and family wealth made it such that she didn’t have to work.” Instead he blames anyone who believes “housewives, domestic engineers, or whatever other in-vogue term they are being called today, work as hard as women who . . . work outside of the home.”
The left’s message to stay-at-home moms: “Dumb, lazy and submissive is no way to go through life, girl.”
And it continues. Lefty mag The Nation has a column headlined “Why Hilary Rosen Is Right.” The head of the National Organization of Women says that Ann Romney lacks the "life experience" and "imagination" needed to understand most Americans.
And on and on…
Why? Why are lefties continuing this attack? Because they think—wrongly—that “stay-at-home mom” = “rich white woman.” In fact, the higher a family’s income, the less likely there’s a parent staying home with the kids. As the AP reports: “Stay-at-home moms today are more likely to be younger, lower income, Hispanic or foreign born than their working counterparts.”
President Obama describes moms who stay home as a “luxury” (his household income was $400k+ at the time, by the way). But many families sacrifice, they choose to limit their income, so that one parent can stay home and do the vital, life-changing, society-building work of raising their children.
Obama’s allies assume that most Americans somehow side with “two-working-parent” families or resent the parents who sacrifice so one can stay home. So they keep up the attacks.
I think they’re very, very wrong.