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Well this changes things. Forget about the so-called GOP’s war on women – false as it is, the DNC has a real beef – with America’s stay at home moms. The other night democratic strategist Hilary Rosen insulted stay at home mothers across the land by saying that staying home isn’t working at all. Ann Romney has taken to Twitter to fight back, but Rosen keeps pushing her luck and diatribe against America’s stay at home moms.
“Hilary Rosen, a Democratic operative with SKD Knickerbocker, touched off a Twitter storm tonight after she went on CNN and said that Ann Romney has “never worked a day in her life.”
The statement was tweeted and retweeted, with a number of people condemning the statement as an attack on the candidate’s wife, who was a stay-at-home mom who also raised the couple’s five boys, and who has suffered from MS and breast cancer.
Ann Romney, who is widely praised as her husband’s most effective surrogate, took to Twitter herself for her first-ever post, saying, “I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work.”
A number of people leapt to her defense, and President Obama’s campaign manager Jim Messina and top adviser David Axelrod tweeted out disavowals of a statement that seemed insensitive to stay-at-home moms and sounded like a devaluation of what Ann Romney’s life was like.
“I could not disagree with Hilary Rosen any more strongly. Her comments were wrong and family should be off limits. She should apologize,” Messina tweeted.
“Also Disappointed in Hilary Rosen’s comments about Ann Romney. They were inappropriate and offensive,” Axelrod tweeted.
Rosen’s firm also employs Anita Dunn, former White House communications director, and worked on the Obama campaign in 2008. Her critics on Twitter described her as an “Obama adviser,” just a bit of a stretch in description, but not enough of one for some critics, especially after Democrats have hit Republicans for guilt by association with people like Rush Limbaugh for months.
Regardless, Rosen doubled down — tweeting back at Ann Romney, “I am raising children too. But most young American women HAVE to BOTH earn a living AND raise children. You know that don’t u?”
Thanks to Rosen the GOP now has the firepower to turn the DNC’s faux “GOP’s War on Women” on it’s head, and give birth to the “DNC’s War on Stay at Home Moms”.
UPDATE: Follow the Twitter back and forth on Twitchy.
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