What Do The Orchestrated Attacks On
Ann Romney Prove?
If You Are Female And Republican,
You Are The 'Wrong'
Kind Of Woman
Are you a Republican woman? Have a successful career and raise a family? You're doing it wrong.
Are you a Republican woman? A stay at home mom who raised a family? You're STILL doing it wrong.
Apparently, this is what the 'right' kind of woman looks like:
Hilary B. Rosen - doing it right and being AWESOME about it!
So all their attacking Palin for not being home with the kids in 2008 was just an excuse. Because now they are attacking Ann Romney for choosing to forgo a career outside the home and instead be a homemaker and raise 5 kids while battling various illnesses.
I'm starting to suspect the problem is the 'Republican Woman' part, not what they chose to do, stay home or have a career while raising a family.
Since Hilary Rosen ignited this firestorm 3 days ago - in what is starting to look more and more like an orchestrated attack by the White House - many Progressives are doubling down on the rhetoric towards stay at home Moms instead of backing off:
Uh, how many women out there in America reflect the beliefs and practices of someone like say, Gloria Steinem?
Well Liberals make up about 21% of the population.
Let's say just over half, 60% of Liberals are women. That would make about 12% of the American population Liberal women.
How much of the women in America reflect the beliefs and practices of someone like Ann Romney or Sarah Palin?
Well since 75% of the American population is either Conservative or Moderate, I'm pretty sure we're talking about around half of that, around 20% of Conservatives, and 17% of Moderates. Combined that's 37%.
The key to how an attack strategy aimed at Ann Romney and Stay At Home Moms plays out is going to be Democratic women who are not Liberal and Moderate women.
I do not think going after Ann Romney is going to help Obama's chances with these Democratic and Moderate women.
But they launched this attack anyway, which I think shows how desperate they are. Ace at Ace of Spades showed how there's good evidence this whole 'Go after Ann Romney' attack by Rosen was orchestrated from the White House:
Love the part about Obama helpfully stating they couldn't 'afford' to have Michelle not work at a time their combined income was over $450,000 a year.
Just another theme in the class warfare strategy Obama has been pursuing. His two pronged attack this week was to get Ann Romney front and center in the public's attention as a liability to Mitt Romney rather than an asset, while at the same time plugging his Buffett Rule.
Amazing how fast this strategy went awry this week, what with it coming out that the White House pays women 16% less than their male counterparts, Obama pays a lesser tax rate than his own secretary, and the Romney campaign quickly fired back with Ann more than ably turning the attack back on political operatives that launched it.
"Uh, Joe? The War on Women thing? We're disowning that, man.
You didn't get the memo?"
You know who's out of touch in America? Rich Liberal women, that's who. I cannot believe the stupidity of this White House in thinking this was a great idea to try to marginalize Ann Romney early, and while the more savvy operatives like David Axelrod quickly tried to heave Rosen over the side, Joe Biden and others have apparently not gotten the memo, and continue to double down on these insane attacks.
It's gonna be a fun campaign.