Thursday, April 12, 2012

Rosen-gate Or: Another Meaningless Nonstory for the Right To Latch Onto

And the award for most pointless non-story transformed into political cannon fodder of the day goes to....
Hilary Rosen, a Democratic National Committee adviser, criticized Ann Romney on Wednesday night and accused her of failing to understand the economic concerns of women. 

“His wife has actually never worked a day in her life,” Rosen said during a discussion on CNN's "AC360" Wednesday night. “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.”
Now, this was a poor choice of words on Rosen's behalf, though the context of what she said isn't far off:  the Romney campaign using the wife as a way to connect with middle class voters (women and mothers in particular) when she and Mitt have lived their lives fairly comfortably only add to the perception that Romney is out of touch with ordinary Americans and their daily struggles.

But nope! The GOP and the Romney campaign have made this non-story a hot topic on the 24 hr. cable news circuit. And who could blame them? Anything that will get the masses focusing less on an improving economy and the Republicans and their issues with women and Latino voters and more on this hateful bitch, her ties to Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright and how she used to be an adviser to the Obama White House, and yet another example of liberal hypocrisy on display (complete with Sean Hannity demanding that President Obama issue an apology to Ann Romney for the vicious and defamation of her good name, because this is, somehow, his fault), the better off Romney will be for a short time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

She's right. Conservatives are great at this bait and switch tactic.

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