War On Women: Left Attacks Ann Romney
May 14, 2012 6 Comments
Ann Romney seems like a perfectly nice lady. She was a stay at home mom who raised five sons. She is largely in the background concerning her husband’s campaign. If Mitt gets elected, Mrs. Romney will be a fine First Lady who like Laura Bush stays in the background while publicly doting on her husband. Like Mrs. Bush, Mrs. Romney is likely to focus her attention on something benign, like literacy, while keeping out of her husband’s way politically. This is a stark contrast to the last two Democrat First Ladies who got in their husband’s way and at times created problems for them.
If one were to listen to Newsweek/Daily Beast writer and MSNBC contributor Michelle Goldberg, Ann Romney is a half a step away from Hitler or Stalin. Goldberg attacked Mrs. Romney on one of MSNBC’s shows, literally bringing up Hitler and Stalin concerning an op-ed Mrs. Romney wrote in USA Today. The opinion piece was little more than a Mother’s Day article about honoring mothers. From that Goldberg determined that Mrs. Romney is practically Hitler and if not Hitler than she’s at least authoritarian and of course by extension so is her husband. Make no mistake, Goldberg is using Ann to attack Mitt. (as though Mitt doesn’t offer plenty of things to attack all on his own)
What Goldberg has done is reveal, yet again, the lefts hatred for stay at home mothers. Ann Romney has a degree from Havard but rather than pursing a paying career she chose to stay at home and raise her sons. It’s a decision millions of families make each year, most of which sacrifice in order to make it happen. The left cannot stand this, it destroys the feminist narrative they’ve been pushing since the 60′s.
There have been snide remarks made by liberals about stay at home moms for years. In 1992 Hillary Clinton created a ruckus when she declared she wasn’t going to stay at home and bake cookies, as though that’s what stay at home mothers spend their day doing. Now that the left is pushing the phony GOP war on women, what we really see is that the left is really projecting their own hatred of women on conservatives. The fact is, the left doesn’t think much of women who stay at home. A woman who chooses to enter the workforce is a leftist hero, a woman who chooses to stay at home and raise her kids has betrayed her sex.
This is Ann Romney’s great sin, she’s betrayed her sex by staying at home. Make no mistake, they view Romney’s degree from Harvard as a complete waste because she didn’t “do” anything with it. The fact though is that Mrs. Romney’s lifetime work is essential work. The family is the most important element in society. Mrs. Romney recognizes this, implicitly the left does as well. The left knows the importance of traditional family, which is why they want to tear it down, redefine it or replace it with the state. Ann Romney not only betrays her sex, she is a threat to other leftist goals as well.
For all the talk of civility in politics from the left after the Gabrielle Giffords shooting, they have utterly failed to be civil even to the most benign of Republicans. Ann Romney hasn’t uttered a controversial statement in her entire life. She’s been in the background of Mitt’s Presidential campaign, appearing infrequently and speaking even less. That she is the object of attack from the left, for little reason more than she was a stay at home mom, shows us what the far left is really all about.