So get this: Hillary Rosen, a key Dem operative with close ties to the White House and DNC said this about Ann Romney, wife of GOP presumptive nominee Mitt Romney:
His wife has actually never worked a day in her life. She's 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 why we worry about their future.Apparently Ms. Rosen is unaware that Ann Romney raised five boys, survived breast cancer, suffers from multiple sclerosis. Never mind that Mitt and Ann Romney's first home was a basement apartment with a concrete floor where the couple pinched pennies while Mitt completed his education.
Rosen's assault on Ann Romney was an attack on all women who have chosen a different path from hers. Rosen is the same woman who in 2008 praised Michelle Obama for "taking care of the children, supporting the husband, doing everything she can because she loves him." In the same appearance Rosen said that attacking Michelle Obama was a "stupid strategy."
Of course we all know that there are two standards of accountability for speech and Hillary Rosen and the Democrats will never held to the same standard they daily demand of Republicans who might criticize the wife of a Democrat politician. Look no further than attacks on Laura Bush, Sarah Palin or the vile thing routinely said about conservative women if you need a reminder about the double standard.
Obama's War on Women
I can't end this post without commenting on Obama's war on women. Not the Republican war on women, but the Obama war on women. What? You haven't heard of that? You've only heard the Obama campaign's propaganda that the GOP is waging a war on women?
Let's put aside the rhetoric and look at the facts. Since Obama took office women have been negatively impacted to a far greater degree than men during Obama's recession. This applies to unemployment and participation in the workforce. At the same time, the number of women living in poverty has skyrocketed. In addition, female veterans returning from service overseas are hardest hit for finding affordable housing and new jobs.
Taking it to a more personal level, the Obama White House has been described as a "boy's club" which presents a "hostile" work environment for women. On top of all of that, women in the Obama White House earn 18% less than their male counterparts.
While Obama may campaign as the champion of women, his record speaks of a very different attitude towards. But then, this isn't the only disconnect between Obama's words and deeds!