Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thumbs down on Hillary Rosen

Hillary Rosen, a political adviser of Obama recently made these remarks about Mitt Romney's wife Ann (who stayed at home and raised her 5 children):
“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 never really worked a day in her life. She's never really dealt with the kind 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."
I find that opinion tremendously condescending. If she stayed home for a day in her life i doubt she would make that comment. Apparently if you choose (key word CHOOSE) to stay home and raise your own children it means you don't work. I'm so offended i chose to blog about it. But apparently us housewives don't deserve an opinion about the economy. What is it with leftists named Hillary that have to crap all over conservative mothers? This is reminiscent of when Hillary Clinton said, “I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was fulfill my profession...." Because all we do is sit at home all day. Ann Romney did step up and defend herself saying, “I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work,”. Go Ann. 
 Lets look at the bigger picture though. This is just another ploy by the Obama campaign to distract people from whats actually happening- or not happening, as it were. Obama quick gets on TV and throws this woman under the bus saying, oh we wish Michelle could've stayed home, but it didn't work out for us. Sure Obama, with $300,000 a year you guys definitely couldn't afford it. But this gets people all riled up on this contrived "war on women" to distract from the super-crappy economy, the war in Afghanistan, insanely high gas prices, ridiculous government spending and obamacare (which is being reviewed by the supreme court). If the media actually focused on that- then Obama would look bad. 
 So the moral of the story- all you conservatives out there- especially women, go vote for Romney! And don't be ashamed of being a stay at home mother. You can never get those special moments back with your children- and they love and need YOU. My husband loves that i take care of our family full time and values my opinion. I'm glad to hear Romney does the same with his wife. I'm blessed that we can financially live off one income- but you don't see us driving around in a Mercedes with multiple houses either. You can make financial decisions that will have different consequences. The way you budget is up to you. I want to be the one that sees their first smiles and steps (etc). So no, we don't have a huge college fund going for them right now, but we don't have day care expenses either. 
  But i want to make it clear- I'm not trying to put down women who have careers either- a lot of couples may not have a choice. I understand that. I'm just sick of smug working moms. Good for you and your career- that's your choice, but don't treat me like a second class citizen. If i feel i want to be home with my kids, good for me! All us mothers need to stop hating and try and support and encourage one another! I'm sure a lot of women who work miss being home with their kids. And visa versa- there are days i would love to go to work and talk to adults and have the accolades that come from a job well done- or the paycheck! My husband doesn't always notice all the chores I've done, and the kiddos dont think to say, gee thanks mommy for changing my pee-soaked sheets for the 100th day in a row!  I sometimes feel guilty that i'm not easing my husband's financial burden- But we truly believe the best for our kids (especially with them this little) is for me to be home with them. I wouldn't trade it for any dream job. I might be offending some readers out there- but that's how we feel. That doesn't mean i couldn't get a job, or that i'm stupid- it's simply is what we value. Okay i'm done. Evie is trying to crawl right now, so i'm going to go enjoy watching her!


Wu-zy Whatsit said...

Preach it, sistah! Well said, well said. :)

sarajofina said...

well said indeed! i feel exactly the same way! and i honestly believe that our children will be better off in the long run for having us home.

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