Hilary Rosen, Tribune of the Sisterhood
Topic: Liberal Fascism
I had to laugh this morning as I perused the news about Democratic Party operative Hilary Rosen’s maladroit attack on Mitt Romney’s wife, Ann. Responding to the candidate’s comment that when he wants to know what’s on women’s minds, he asks his wife, Rosen sneered that the mother of five “had never worked a day in her life” and therefore cannot possibly have the first idea what’s going on with the average American woman.
Democrats scrambled to distance themselves from Rosen’s comments, as well they might given their recent claims that Republicans are waging a “war on women.” Now that one of their own appears to be waging a civil war on women who don’t fit the progressive feminist template, Democrats are shuffling their feet and clearing their throats.
In true leftie fashion, Rosen first refused to back off from her comments about Ann Romney and then, no doubt under pressure from a nervous Obama campaign, issued the standard non-apology. Her words were “poorly chosen,” you see. And just to underline the extent of her clueless idiocy, Rosen insisted on CNN that hey, Democrats had never, ever used the term “war on women”! Um, except for Nancy Pelosi, James Carville, Donna Brazille…
So clearly this woman, Hilary Rosen, is a dolt. What she said was not only offensive, it was stupid. But that wasn’t really the best part of the story. No, what really had me on the floor laughing was Rosen’s underlying implication: Ann Romney doesn’t know what American women are thinking, but I do.
Okay, let’s see about that. Here’s Rosen’s background (with a tip of the hat to Wikipedia):
Born and raised in West Orange, NJ
BBA degree, George Washington University.
1987 to 2003: Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA); served as president, then chairman and chief executive, officer, 1994-2003.
Took time off in 2003-04 to spend time with her partner, Elizabeth Birch, and their children.
2004-06: Interim director for the Human Rights Campaign, a GLBT lobbyist organization
2006: Founded a consulting firm, Berman Rosen Global Strategies, specializing in digital media and the entertainment industry with Jason Berman, former Chairman of the International Recording Industry Association (IFPI)
2007: Launched OurChart.com with business partner Ilene Chaiken, creator of the L Word. OurChart.com was a social networking and entertainment site targeted to lesbians and their friends based on the Showtime series, The L Word.
2008: Managing partner of the DC office of the Brunswick Group, a London-based PR and communications strategy firm.
Formerly Washington Editor at Large for The Huffington Post and the online site's political director during the 2008 election and was President of a start up website, OurChart.com from 2006 to 2008.
Currently a partner in the political communications firm SKDKnickerbocker.
In short, Hilary Rosen is a highly privileged elitist of the type quite common in progressive circles, and her claim to be channeling the wants and needs of American womanhood is, in a word, risible. And that’s a laugh!
Posted by tmg110
at 3:38 PM EDT
Updated: Thursday, 12 April 2012 3:42 PM EDT