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Phony Mommy Wars

It takes three videos from Jon Stewart to contain this much delicious irony and hypocrisy.

And the latest twist to all of this is that even Ann Romney was cynically milking Hillary Rosen’s comment, pretending to be outraged that Rosen was disrespecting stay-at-home moms:

It was my early birthday present for someone to be critical of me as a mother, and that was really a defining moment, and I loved it.

As a side note, Hillary Rosen was clearly not disrespecting Ann Romney for being a stay-at-home mom. Rosen was disrespecting Mitt Romney’s choice of economic advisor for women’s issues.



  1. ThatGuy wrote:

    I think it was on Real Time with Bill Maher that someone noted that most mothers of five don’t get to choose raising their children over going to work, the reality is that working for most moms is necessary to make ends meet. My own grandmother had five children and still had to hold a job as a nurse to help pay the bills.

    Yes, Ann Romney has had to deal with MS and cancer, but she is financially very fortunate, which takes a large burden that most American women face off of her shoulders. The outrage at Rosen’s poorly worded statement is silly.

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 11:21 am | Permalink
  2. Iron Knee wrote:

    Faux outrage. Politics has become Kubuki theater.

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Permalink
  3. Beauzeaux wrote:

    You don’t get it — when you’re in the GOP, everything is about ME ME ME. If it isn’t about ME ME ME, I can’t even process it.

    So Rosen’s comment could only be interpreted as being about ME ME ME.

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Permalink
  4. Dan wrote:

    They didn’t have at least one nanny and/or a house cleaning staff? I would find it hard to swallow that Ann Romney did all the housework, and raised 5 sons, did all the shopping and prepared all the meals (like the vast majority of stay at home moms)without some domestic help running around.

    Friday, April 20, 2012 at 8:34 am | Permalink