By Tom Quiner
Raising a family isn’t work.
That’s what Barack Obama’s political operative, Hilary Rosen, said of stay-at-home moms.
She accused Ann Romney of never working a day in her life.
Liberals like Hilary Rosen and Barack Obama don’t value motherhood. They try to suppress it by expanding the quantity of abortions in this country. They try to suppress it by expanding the proliferation of taxpayer-funded contraception.
This latest tirade from Team Obama is just another escalation in their war on motherhood.
Ms. Rosen, who has allegedly made some 35 visits to the White House, accused Mitt Romney of not understanding women and their needs.
Ms. Rosen, who speaks the Democratic Party’s line on “women’s issues,” doesn’t consider changing diapers work.
She doesn’t consider putting a meal on the table work.
She doesn’t consider raising children, maintaining a household, and providing stability to a family to be work.
Ann Romney won over mothers everywhere with her response to Ms. Rosen’s vitriol:
“My career choice was to be a mother and I think all of us need to know we need to respect choices
that women make. Other women make choices to have a career and raise a family, which I think Hilary Rosen has actually done herself. I respect that, that’s wonderful. But there are other people that have a choice, and we have to respect women and all those choices that they make.”
Ms. Rosen and her party evidently do not respect women who put their families ahead of their careers. So career-oriented is Team Obama that they find it necessary to dissemble on the so called “wage gap” issue, which is in the news today.
Government studies refute the gap.
Either Team Obama doesn’t read their own studies, or they choose to promote a story they know is not true.
For the record, the U.S. Department of Labor studied reported on the so-called wage gap in a 2009 report titled, “An Analysis of Reasons for the Disparity in Wages Between Men and Women.” They found:
“This study leads to the unambiguous conclusion that the differences in the compensation of men and women are the result of a multitude of factors and that the raw wage gap should not be used as the basis to justify corrective action. Indeed, there may be nothing to correct. The differences in raw wages may be almost entirely the result of the individual choices being made by both male and female workers.”
So in one breath, Team Obama suggests women are being discriminated against in the workplace with phony wage gap rhetoric. In the next breath, they denigrate stay-at-home moms.
Ann Romney, to her credit, demonstrated class, which is not a part of the Obama administration’s vocabulary. She said:
“I know what it’s like to struggle. And if maybe I haven’t struggled as much financially as some people have, I can tell you and promise you that I’ve had struggles in my life. And I would love to have people understand that Mitt and I have compassion for people who are struggling.”
For the record, Ann Romney has struggled with breast cancer and multiple sclerosis.
Ms. Romney dug in and defended her man when Ms. Rosen leveled the charge that Mr. Romney views women as his inferior:
“Now that does bother me. That is not correct at all. You should see how many women he listens to, and that’s what I love about Mitt. He has so many women in his circle.”
In other words, according to Team Obama’s mindset, if the government doesn’t provide abortions, birth control pills, sterilizations, abortifacients, a candidate doesn’t understand women.
I know for a fact that the Catholic community disagrees in the strongest terms.
Some pundits want to characterize Hilary Rosen’s attack on Ann Romney as a “war on women.” It’s more than that. It’s a war on motherhood.