Obama Personally Rebukes Rosen’s Remarks
We told you previously that the Obama administration was distancing itself from the Left’s hateful rhetoric. Now the president, himself, has decided to speak on the subject.
From The Huffington Post:
President Obama weighed in Thursday on the kerfuffle over Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen’s recent comments, saying that “there’s no tougher job than being a mom.”
“Anybody who would argue otherwise, I think, probably needs to rethink their statement,” Obama told Bruce Aune of ABC’s Cedar Rapids affiliate KCRG.
On Wednesday evening, Rosen, once an employee of the Huffington Post, claimed that Ann Romney, wife of GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney, had “never worked a day in her life,” referring to whether she understood women’s economic struggles. The comments came amid an ongoing spat between the Obama and Romney campaigns about which candidate has the best record on women.
Ann Romney responded with her take on Thursday, painting Rosen’s comment as a claim that being a mother wasn’t actually “work.”
“She should have come to my house when those five boys were causing trouble,” said Romney, laughing, “it wasn’t so easy.”
Obama told KCRG that he doesn’t “have a lot of patience for commentary about the spouses of political candidates” such as Ann Romney.
Even First Lady Michelle Obama issued a comment, apparently in response to Rosen’s claim.
“Every mother works hard, and every woman deserves to be respected,” she tweeted Thursday.