Despite tireless claims by Democrats that Republicans are waging a war on women, it’s become quite evident that the true offenders are, in fact, the Democrat party, and more specifically, liberal women.
While most would think a true “feminist” would praise the likes of Nikki Haley, Sarah Palin, and Michelle Bachmann, for their successful balance of career and family, the truth is that these women are demonized by those whose very mission is to stand up and fight for the equal rights of women.
Today, we have the latest example of the liberal hypocrisy towards Republican/conservative women. Last night, Democrat strategist, Hillary Rosen made a dig at presidential candidate, Mitt Romney’s wife, Ann, stating that she “has never worked a day in her life.” Ann Romney quickly responded, tweeting “I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work.”
In an effort to head off the political firestorm, Obama staffers quickly distanced themselves from Rosen, calling her comments “inappropriate and offensive” and saying the comments “were wrong and family should be off limits. She should apologize.” Even Michelle Obama and DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz denounced her remarks.
Despite the Democrat’s claims that they look out for the rights of women, the facts prove that women have been negatively affected by the Obama presidency. Records show that women in the Obama White House make considerably less than their male counterparts. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, since Obama took office, the unemployment rate for women has increased from 7.0% to 8.1%. In addition, the number of female employees in the workforce dropped by 683,000, and the poverty rate among women increased from 13.9% in 2009 to 14.5% in 2011. The poverty rate is 25.6% among black women and 25% among Hispanic women, and more than 40% of single mothers live in poverty. (View the full research briefing.) Given these facts, it truly puzzles me that any woman would support this president.
While Rosen’s attitude and comments are completely unacceptable, though not at all surprising, I must admit I find the entire situation quite comical. Watching the Democrats scramble on this one shows they know this phony “war on women” argument just isn’t resonating with the American people, and Rosen’s comments guaranteed it won’t play to their advantage in November.