Last night on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360, in a stunning admittance of things Democrats think but aren't supposed to say, Hilary Rosen let the cat out of bag on the subject of stay at home moms. In reference to Ann Romney, who chose to stay home and raise 5 boys while taking on MS and breast cancer, Rosen made the following statements:
"Guess what? His wife has actually never worked a day in her life," Rosen said. "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 stated.
The criticism against her was quick and reached all the way to the White House, as noted by Erick Erickson this morning. Rosen immediately went to Twitter to clarify her transparent remarks, stating "When I said @AC360 Ann Romney never worked I meant she never had to care for her kids AND earn a paycheck like MOST American women! #Truth" She even has a nice background on her Twitter page that says, "My Mom Rocks!" Unfortunately for her, stay at home moms deal with children every day and we can see through desperate attempts to hide the truth.
You see Rosen only said what conservative women know the left thinks. Raising kids is easy and if you don't get a paycheck then the work you do isn't real. On top of that, you really can't comment on the current economic situation because you don't know anything beyond the suburban bubble you live in. Well Ms. Rosen, let me tell you a little about the truth.
Being a stay at home mom is one of the most difficult jobs in the world. The fact that a paycheck isn't involved only makes it more difficult. At the end of the day/week/month/year, our rewards are intangible and difficult to convey to a world that only speaks in a monetary language. It is a largely thankless job, wherein you find yourself praying every night that you did it right because you won't know the results of your tireless labor for 18 years. It's a lonely job that, before the internet, I'm not sure how stay at home moms survived. It's a taken for granted job that we mostly are fine going about behind the scenes unless we are directly attacked; a mistake that the majority of politically savvy Democrats don't make above whispers. The truth, Ms. Rosen, is that deep down Democrats know how difficult a job being a stay at home mom is and that is why they advocate abortion. They look back at their mothers and shudder at the lifestyle they don't want to be "stuck" in. A baby is a real responsibility, a difficult one that can't be walked away from. The fact is that most women abort because they think babies are inconvenient and an expense they can't afford; and I'm not going to link that one because it's time you did some homework on your own.
For those of us that do choose to do the difficult work of raising children, made more difficult by those in power today, thank you very much, we know intimately the economic struggles of today! You may have seen us in the grocery store, looking frazzled with screaming children impatiently waiting for us to decide which brand of peanut butter to buy because the prices seem to go up every time we're there. I'll give you a pass on the school thing though. When we are blessed with a choice (that is we've overcome your party's attempts to bury school choice) we stress over that decision around the kitchen table; which is usually where we work on the family finances, something I guess you aren't familiar with. Why we worry about their future though, Ms. Rosen, you should know. You're advising the administration hell bent on destroying it. It's a lengthy list that I don't have time to go into right now, screaming kids and all, but it's summed up nicely by the ever-climbing $15 trillion debt for which each of my children owe $189,000 and counting. You don't speak for us, Ms. Rosen, and we aren't going to be silent on the issue anymore.