White House Lobbyist Rosen Belittles Moms

This past week Hilary Rosen, a well-known Washington insider, lobbyist and CNN Democrat pundit put an entirely new spin on the Democrats touted “War on woman,” by speaking before her brain was in gear on Anderson Cooper 360 Wednesday night.

Hilary Rosen

“What you have is Mitt Romney running around the country saying, ‘Well, you know my wife tells me that what women really care about are economic issues and when I listen to my wife that’s what I’m hearing.’ Guess what? His wife has actually never worked a day in her life. She’s never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing in terms of how do we feed our kids, how do we send them to school and why do we worry about their future.”

Rosen’s inept comments betrayed her reputation as a brilliant political strategist as she lit the fuse on a firestorm that burned right to the Oval Office.

Rosen was a founder of Rock the Vote, held the high-profile post of chairwoman and chief executive officer of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and has been political director for the Huffington Post.

Rosen is best known as the CEO of the RIAA, credited with destroying NAPSTER, earning more than $2.5 million in her last year at RIAA before joining Brunswick Associates and her current position with SKDKnickerbocker, home of many Obama Administration officials.

Rosen’s comments drew negative comments broadly among GOP officials and even a few Democratic Party names; but when President Obama was forced to comment that Rosen’s words were ill-advised Rosen’s many White House invites came to a sudden end.

Carney plays See No Evil with Rosen

The White House was in a state of damage control on Thursday, but Jay Carney, the president’s press secretary appeared totally unprepared stating, “I haven’t seen the records. I don’t know that Hilary Rosen – I know three personally, women named Hilary Rosen. So I‘m not sure that those represent the person we’re talking about necessarily.”

For the record Rosen has been to the White House 35 times during the Obama Administration for high-level meetings including several in the Oval Office. Carney’s assertion that he wasn’t sure who Hilary Rosen was is laughable, further eroding Carney’s credibility.

While the president was trying to wiggle out of the predicament created by Rosen’s words, the vice president apparently hadn’t gotten the memo and went on MSNBC to say Rosen’s comments were “outrageous,” but couldn’t stop himself from giving out the Democratic Party talking-points on the GOP’s war on woman. Had the VP stopped at outrageous he might’ve taken the edge off the controversy; but of course Mr. Biden has never been known as someone who could hold his tongue.

Ann Romney has certainly benefitted from a very successful husband, but the clamor has had little to do with Romney’s financial stature even though that was Rosen’s likely intent. Rosen’s words arrow pierced the one-percenter argument and kept on going right up to a matter of great sensitivity to stay-at-home moms and that’s respect for the 24-7 labor moms do while receiving little credit.

Rosen is a multi-millionaire and her attack on Ann Romney’s wealth is both hypocritical and disrespectful towards the hardest workers in our society, mothers. Perhaps Rosen’s attack was some sort of guilt for the years she’s spent in the business world instead of staying home and caring for her kids. This, of course is pure speculation; yet Rosen is too smart a woman to make such a careless slip of the tongue.

Rosen apparently didn’t learn from her mistake and gave a half-hearted apology on Thursday saying, “I apologize to Ann Romney and anyone else who was offended,” Rosen, a top Democratic strategist and CNN contributor, said in a statement. “Let’s declare peace in this phony war and go back to focus on the substance.”

Rosen’s term “phony war,” proves that she doesn’t believe the fury started by her words is worthy of an apology, throwing more tinders on the fire.

Terry O’Neill, president of the National Organization for Women, (NOW) suggested that because Mitt Romney was successful in business and because his wife chose to “work” inside rather than outside the home, neither Mitt nor Ann have the “kind of life experience” or the “imagination” to relate to what American families go through.

This is the same organization that to this day promotes the following words on their website:

NOW coined the slogan “Every Mother is a Working Mother” decades ago, and is continuing the fight for economic justice for mothers and others who do the caring work of our society.

Apparently NOW’s slogan only apply to mothers who vote as they see fit.

If your boss asked you to work 18 hours a day, for nothing more than a bit of appreciation, would you find that acceptable? Were your boss to ask you to work when you were sick, exhausted and feeling unappreciated, would you comply without comment and with complete dedication? That’s what the millions of American stay-at-home moms do every day and to suggest that they’ve “never worked a day in their lives,” shows an elitist attitude that won’t help Mr. Obama with what’s been a very faithful part of his political base.

Imagine what Ms. Rosen must think of woman who sit at home collecting welfare? In Ms. Rosen’s opinion if you’ve stayed at home and raised kids you have no business voicing an opinion on woman’s issues. She and her elite crowd will take care of that for you.