The whole truth behind Hilary Rosen’s comment about Ann Romney
On Wednesday, April 11th, Democrat strategist Hilary Rosen made her now infamous remark that Ann Romney never worked a day in her life because she decided to be a stay at home mom for her five children. This naturally drew a firestorm from stay at home moms all across the nation who know how much work goes into taking care of their children, and Democrats–including Barack Obama–have distanced themselves from this remark amid the firestorm.
But there is an aspect to this story which I feel hasn’t received the attention it should have; while Barack Obama may be distancing himself from the remark now, this was an intentional and coordinated effort by the Obama regime, not simply a gaffe by a member of the Democrat party. Matt over at Conservative Hideout had a post about how Hilary Rosen was most likely a surrogate of the Obama regime who was charged with spreading the president’s us against them class warfare rhetoric while providing cover for Obama and allowing him to distance himself from the remarks he actually approved of beforehand, but I think it goes a little bit deeper still. This was more than just an attempt to smear the Romney’s as being out of touch because this was part of a larger effort. It is this larger effort that I feel hasn’t received the attention is deserves.
How have I come to the conclusion that there is a larger effort at work here? It’s simple, it is all in the timing:
The previous Friday, April 6th, Barack Obama spoke in front of “The White House Forum on Women and the Economy” and during this speech he made the statement that he and Michelle “didn’t have the luxury for her not to work.” This was clearly an attempt by Barack Obama to paint himself and his bride as an ordinary couple who understand what normal Americans are going through as they attempt to make ends meet. He is one of us, that is the message he was trying to send. It is not a coincidence that Hilary Rosen made her comment less than one week later for this was phase two of a double pronged strategy.
Phase one of the operation was to make the Obama’s seem like down to earth people who understand what the 99% are going through, and it was followed less than a week later with phase two; paint the Romney’s as being out of touch with ordinary Americans because Ann Romney had a “luxury” that Michelle Obama did not.
Barack Obama’s comment was followed so quickly by Hilary Rosen’s comment that it is to hard to believe that this was not a planned attack all along to further divide Americans among classes–Barack Obama is one of us while Mitt Romney is one of them. Democrats can distance themselves from this comment all they want but in the end they got what they wanted and they didn’t have to take the hit for it because Hilary Rosen took it for them.