The Democrats' war on women continues

So the Democrats' class war continues, taking a nasty side turn as Democrat operative Hilary Rosen criticized Ann Romney merely as a stay at home mom who "has actually never worked a day in her life" v working moms "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". Later defending herself against the storm her comments caused, Rosen turned herself, predictably, into a victim before repeating her previous accusations--to try to score some political points.

Oh my, you should read the tweets and the hate mail I got after that. The accusations were flying. I don't know what it means to be a mom (I have 2 children). I obviously don't value the work that a mother does and how hard it is (the hardest job I have ever had); and I absolutely hate anyone who doesn't have the same views as I do (hate is a strong word).

Spare me the faux anger from the right who view the issue of women's rights and advancement as a way to score political points.

Now let's be clear on one thing. I have no judgments about women who work outside the home versus women who work in the home raising a family. I admire women who can stay home and raise their kids full time. I even envy them sometimes. It is a wonderful luxury to have the choice. But let's stipulate that it is not a choice that most women have in America today.

Not that Ms. Rosen, luckily, had to ever make such a difficult choice. Nine years ago Rosen decided to walk away from her $1,000,000 (that's one million in 2003 dollars) position as a Washington lobbyist and chief executive of the Recording Industry Association of America guessed a stay at home mom to her young adopted children. And...conveniently...her then partner also decided to leave her job.

(Professional victim fraud alert: no, this is not an attack, a disparagement, a criticism, an analysis of homosexual parenting, homosexual adoption; just pointing out that one financially secure woman who decided to drop out of the job market to stay home with her children criticized another financially secure woman, who raised five children with her husband, for never working a day in her life. Keep that in mind as the whiny victims associations leap forward in damage control mode defending Rosen and spin her remarks to attack Romney and Republicans for their faux war on women.)

As Rosen noted in her public exit interview, ''I love politics,'' she said, ''but it's always been a means to an end.''

And speaking of mothers who don't "work" while lolling around at home breezily taking care of their children, a significant number of mothers who don't work are on welfare.  Originally a Depression era New Deal program, Aid to Families With Dependent Children supported widows and families where the husband/father was either incapacitated or lost his job, later expanding to include other programs with such benefits such as government subsidized housing, government subsidized meals in schools and government subsidized food stamps.

Ambivalence and disagreements remain as to whether these programs help families or encourage unwed motherhood and throwaway fathers.  Encouraging welfare mothers to learn to earn, to transition from welfare to work which began under Rosen's pal President Bill Clinton (D) remain controversial; many liberals still feel such programs are also a war on women; just three years ago in California "Supervisors suggest putting unemployed parents to work caring for their own children as part of proposed changes to CalWorks and other state government aid programs" the question arose again.

So the cultural war, the class war, the racial/ethnic wars, the war on women continue under our inclusive president and his acolytes. Now that the UN has so successfully brought about a truce in Syria perhaps the UN will turn its attention here.