Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said yesterday that she “feels better” about the Democrats’ chances of retaking the House because women favor Obama over Romney. “I would have said, two months ago, we had a 50-50 chance of winning the House … since then, so much changed because women have shifted in large measure to the president and to the Democrats,” Pelosi boasted. The Obama administration has been claiming that the Republican Party is waging a “war on women” and Pelosi’s statements seem to be designed to bolster that perception.
But this week the Obama administration revealed exactly what they think of women. Hilary Rosen, the hard-left strategist who has visited the Obama White House 35 times, spoke of Ann Romney, Mitt’s wife and a stay-at-home mother, this way:
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 actually worked a day in her life. 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 how do we — why we worry about their future.
Never worked a day in her life? That sounds eerily similar to Teresa Heinz Kerry in 2004 saying of Laura Bush, “But I don’t know that she’s ever had a real job — I mean, since she’s been grown up,” ignoring the fact that Laura Bush worked in public schools in Texas from 1968 to 1977, the year she married George W. Bush. And when Heinz Kerry later apologized, she still insulted moms: “I had forgotten that Mrs. Bush had worked as a school teacher and librarian, and there couldn’t be a more important job than teaching our children.” How about raising your children?
And before Heinz Kerry, there was the queen of stay-at-home mom haters. Remember Hilary Clinton in 1992? “I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession which I entered before my husband was in public life.”
Nancy Pelosi thinks women feel that the Democratic Party has more appeal to women? For the vast majority of women, who, like Ann Romney, dream of raising a model family, she and her Democratic Party couldn’t be more wrong.