Team Obama’s war on motherhood

By Tom Quiner

Hilary Rosen says motherhood isn't work

Democratic Party operative, Hilary Rosen

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.

Oh, really.

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

Ann Romney defends husband against Democrat's attack

Ann Romney chose family over career

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.

What nonsense.

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.



  1. skyedog27 on April 12, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Obviously those who consider a home-maker’s work invaluable and not difficult have never done the work. My daughter is a stay-at-home “working” mother. Her job is raising her two children (maybe more in the future) to be responsible citizens and to create a clean, loving home for her husband, who provides for the needs of the family. Her husband comes home from the office and ‘assists’ somewhat. However, she does the bulk of the housework and rearing of the kids. She is often up until the wee hours finishing dishes, laundry and the numerous other tasks that require doing. She perfers this job to her prior one of being a teacher. She knows her work is valuable. No baby sitter will ever love her children as she does.

    Certainly there are mothers who must work outside the home due to economic circumstances And there are mothers who chose to have a career. I’ve never understood why, if a woman can opt to have a career, would she would also chose to have children? Often one or the other gets short-changed and often it’s the kids, contrary to the mantra, “A woman can have it all”.

    From personal experience, having been a single mom working outside the home and later, after remarriage, having the opportunity to stay at home with my children, I can attest that having a hands-on mom around made a trememdous difference in the lives of my children. And not juggling two careers made me a better mom.

  2. trena on April 12, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Amen! I just wrote a post about this. The last thing women need is to be told we are less than ourselves because we stay home. That does not define a woman at all.

  3. Bob on April 12, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Tom, I agree with nearly everything you say, but I wish there were some way to rid the language of the term “stay-at-home mother.” It makes motherhood sound like house arrest! I prefer the term “full-time mother,” which is more accurate in addition to sounding lots better.

    • Melanie on April 17, 2012 at 9:41 am

      My nurse calls it Domestic Engineer!

      • quinersdiner on April 17, 2012 at 9:44 am

        Thanks for writing.

  4. Jeane Bishop on April 13, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    “It [feminism] is mixed up with a muddled idea that women are free when they serve their employers but slaves when they help their husbands.”
    ― G.K. Chesterton

    • quinersdiner on April 13, 2012 at 12:21 pm

      It’s hard to argue with Mr. Chesterton.

  5. d. knapp on August 7, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    As a woman who began earning $ for my own support and assist my divorced mom (father couldnt be bothered) at 12, then became a non-commissioned officer in the USAF and later put myself through collage to b/c an RN, I can say I worked as hard at home with my 1 child as I did in any other work I did. The difference is that I did not get a check, promotions or perks (not as THAT bunch defines pay,promotion, and perks) The view of THAT bunch comes from having never TRIED the job of full time mom/parent. Isnt it funny how they encourage men to do this job and insult women for it? I’d stack the home job up against being in the military or a critical care nurse ANYDAY! Stress, difficulty and a need for creativity….who could want more of a job. I home school now and find it very rewarding. I get a 2nd chance to learn things again I may have forgotten or even missed before collage. THE FEW…THE PROUD…THE MOMS OOOHRAH!.