So this is how it’s going to be. When Barack Obama isn’t disingenuously claiming to be the next Reagan, his allies and minions will be out launching ridiculous attacks on Republicans. Enter Democrat Hilary Rosen:
Rosen, also a CNN political contributor and a working mother, made her comments on CNN’s “AC360.”
“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,” Rosen said.
Hilary Rosen may be, in CNN’s parlance, a “working mom.” But show me a mother who has raised five sons who is not a working mom.
Ann Romney has responded, and the Obama camp has faked disappointment with Rosen’s comment. No one should buy that. The class warfare aspect of Rosen’s comment, more on that below, is very much in line with the Obama campaign’s strategic interest of highlighting and criticizing Mitt Romney’s success in life. The Buffett Rule is part of the same strategy.
Rosen’s argument is both an attack on mothers who make the choice to raise their own children, and an insidious class warfare attack. Rosen is not too subtly raising the Romneys’ earned wealth as an issue, by drawing attention to the fact that they had the means to allow Ann to stay at home with the children.
Ann Romney also beat cancer and battles multiple sclerosis. Is it a good idea to attack someone who has shown such steel against faceless enemies?