Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin took President Barack Obama to the woodshed, saying he should be “spanked” for denigrating stay-at-home moms.
Saying that Obama declared that “stay-at-home moms aren’t worth a hill of beans,” Palin, in a Sunday Facebook post, said Obama’s latest statement “just takes the cake.”
“Sometimes, someone, usually Mom, leaves the workplace to stay home with the kids, which then leaves her earning a lower wage for the rest of her life as a result,” Obama said last week. “That’s not a choice we want Americans to make.”
Palin said Obama’s “latest shot across the bow in his own ‘War on Women’ is easily deflected by women like my friends and me testifying to the most precious, irreplaceable seasons of our lives when we were BLESSED to be ‘stay-at-home moms’ (though I don’t remember any of us actually “staying home” in those busiest times of our children’s lives), but Friday’s jab deserves something right back nonetheless.”
Palin then punched back with some thunder.
“On behalf of former and current stay-at-homers, including my girlfriends who still get together to bake cookies for the bake sale (see photos in my kitchen above), and volunteer to coach kids ball teams, and man the church’s food bank, and entertain latchkey kids, and all that other obnoxiously “housewifey” stuff, the President needs to be spanked,” Palin declared.
She asked whether the Obamas “know any stay-at-home moms” and said Obama yet again proved that despite his fancy degrees he just “ain’t too smart”:
Barack, do you not know any stay-at-home moms? Are you and Michelle so disconnected from the real world that you think women will accept your intolerant view that we should not have a choice in how we wish to live our lives? You have a way of arrogantly demanding that we fall in line with your sad opinion of today’s American woman. It seems you’d shackle us by your snobbish shunning of one traditional lifestyle choice while taking advantage of power to manifest your liberal view by manipulating public opinion and resources to diminish moms who put career on hold to raise a family. You are really messed up. And you’re so 1960’s.
Yes, the 60’s are calling and they want their ardent yet narrow sexist confines back. See, you just set the women’s movement back a few decades, and I think it’s hilarious because for being the smartest man in the room, you ain’t too smart.
Women, especially stay-at-home moms who also work from home or be entrepreneurs, fuel the Tea Party movement, and Palin asked Obama whether he understood that many stay-at-home moms also run businesses out of the home.”
“Welcome to modern technology where you don’t have to go to a physical office to work,” she mockingly wrote. “You can run a business from a laptop these days!”
Palin then ripped Obama for choosing to denigrate the choices women decide to make instead of focusing on and condemning the deplorable treatment of women by Islamic extremists:
You’ve repeatedly suggested that women aren’t capable or responsible – starting, for example, with your classic “punished with a baby” offensive declaration in the ’08 campaign. Add your attempts to convince America that only guys in government should control birth control – since free women aren’t capable in a free market of walking down the drug store aisle to find it ourselves. Add, too, your shameless silence on the deplorable human rights violations in countries you’d befriend even though women are treated mercilessly there. Seriously, not a peep from atop your soapbox about the common practice of radical Islamist men going all jihad, literally, on females who’d dare cross their male “masters”? And in that creepy way you prioritize your time and our resources, instead of using your Nobel peacenik creds to influence the misogynist crazies in some of these Islamic death cults, you’re out playing hoops… with the guys. Oh, also add your good ol’ boys club (aka the White House) that still pays women less than men, and I’ll stop with the nonstop examples.
Palin accused Obama of being “stuck in a contorted kind of ’60s feminism where you obviously don’t trust women to make their own decisions.” She said Obama must be “frustrated” and then blasted his administration’s hypocrisy for paying women less than men while ginning up the phony “war on women” while promoting policies that hurt women who are entering the workplace:
Despite your view – and policies – that government must lord over women, in keeping with radical liberalism, you have to fake support for our equal rights; so you do it in a militant sort of way to compensate for your confusion. On pretending to know what’s best for us you’ve got nothing but a silent scream demanding, “Hear me roar.” Your stubbornness and the Obama priorities prove this. While Michelle’s busy telling “incapable” stay-at-home moms what to feed their kids (hey, if you don’t know how to feed your kids, maybe you shouldn’t be having kids) you’re busy broadcasting that hypocritical misogynist view that women really shouldn’t have a choice in what we want to do in life, and you’re administering anti-growth, debt-inducing policies that crush young women’s future opportunities.
Though the mainstream press often denigrates those who like to make money and lauds Americans who “sacrifice,” Palin said, of course, the press will give Obama a pass, as they have done on nearly everything else, including not calling him out on his phony “war on women” campaign:
Now, I’m sure your star struck female minions in the media will writhe and wiggle in defense of you on this, they always do, even though you just marginalized a most valuable sector of American society while having the gall to admit that, for you, it’s only all about the money. Work at home or not? It’s not about kids or quality of life or personal opinion. You said homemakers will be paid less than women working outside the home (well, duh), “… and that’s not a choice we want Americans to make.”
Why not, Barack? What’s to fear from letting go of some control you’d want over the women of America and trusting us just a wee bit to make a personal child-rearing choice, despite your disclosure that in your infinite wisdom you conclude staying home just “isn’t a choice we want Americans to make.” Isn’t it every woman’s right to choose to make a sacrificial decision to put careers temporarily on hold to raise their kids how they see fit?
Palin suggested Obama is taking swipes at stay-at-home moms because he has never seen the benefits of a “full-time mom” who makes “the world go ’round.”
“Besides you proving the liberal double-standard in regards to choice and sexism, you demean some of the hardest working women on the planet,” she concluded. “Perhaps you never witnessed the benefits a ‘full-time mom’ provides a family, a community, our schools, our nation, but you’re a big boy now so figure it out yourself without me lecturing you on the beauty of a homemaker. Suffice it to say ‘stay-at-home moms’ make the world go ’round.”