(Image Source:  CNN)



BY BLAKE HANSON

 

CNN Democratic commentator Hilary Rosen sparked quite the firestorm Wednesday after saying that Ann Romney has “never worked a day in her life.” The morning-show hosts the next day were not too happy with Rosen.

BRZEZINSKI: “That was an unfortunate statement.”
BREZEZINSKI: “...I like Hilary but...”
O'BRIEN: “The other thing that bothers me about this: we start pitting women against women.”
O'BRIEN: “That really troubles me.”
DOOCY: “You realize she’s clueless.”

Many took to Twitter to comment on Rosen’s statement, including President’s Obama campaign advisor David Axelrod.

“Disappointed in Hilary Rosen’s comments about Ann Romney. They were inappropriate and offensive.”

And Ann Romney responded:

"I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work."

But Pete Dominick tells CNN, Rosen’s comments were more about working women who have to do it all -- raise the kids and work a full-time job.

“Almost every woman in this country has to worry about the income inequality gap, in this country that we all know is getting more and more.  Women have to raise kids not only, but go to work every day just to make ends meet.
"That is what women are really concerned about.”


Media commentators are debating Rosen’s connection to the campaign. She’s an advisor to the Democratic National Committee — but has no official role within the Obama administration or campaign. But Fox News Conservative Commentator Michelle Malkin says that doesn’t mean she’s tie-less. Saying Hilary Rosen is...

“ ... someone who works alongside Anita Dunn — who just happens to be the former Obama communications hit woman.”

So what’s the fallout for the Obama campaign? The Washington Post’s Jennifer Ruben writes...

“...it feeds into the cliche that liberals love humanity but hate people. In this case they love womanhood but treat their own employees and conservative women like dirt.”

But aside from what Rosen said, a writer for Salon says attacking Ann Romney just wasn’t smart...

“Rosen probably should have known better. Going on a talking head show and bringing up a widely-liked spouse who generally tries to avoid the campaign limelight is asking for trouble in today’s media environment.”

Rosen has defended her comments.

Democratic Commentator: Ann Romney 'Has Never Worked'

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Apr 12, 2012

Democratic Commentator: Ann Romney 'Has Never Worked'

(Image Source:  CNN)



BY BLAKE HANSON

 

CNN Democratic commentator Hilary Rosen sparked quite the firestorm Wednesday after saying that Ann Romney has “never worked a day in her life.” The morning-show hosts the next day were not too happy with Rosen.

BRZEZINSKI: “That was an unfortunate statement.”
BREZEZINSKI: “...I like Hilary but...”
O'BRIEN: “The other thing that bothers me about this: we start pitting women against women.”
O'BRIEN: “That really troubles me.”
DOOCY: “You realize she’s clueless.”

Many took to Twitter to comment on Rosen’s statement, including President’s Obama campaign advisor David Axelrod.

“Disappointed in Hilary Rosen’s comments about Ann Romney. They were inappropriate and offensive.”

And Ann Romney responded:

"I made a choice to stay home and raise five boys. Believe me, it was hard work."

But Pete Dominick tells CNN, Rosen’s comments were more about working women who have to do it all -- raise the kids and work a full-time job.

“Almost every woman in this country has to worry about the income inequality gap, in this country that we all know is getting more and more.  Women have to raise kids not only, but go to work every day just to make ends meet.
"That is what women are really concerned about.”


Media commentators are debating Rosen’s connection to the campaign. She’s an advisor to the Democratic National Committee — but has no official role within the Obama administration or campaign. But Fox News Conservative Commentator Michelle Malkin says that doesn’t mean she’s tie-less. Saying Hilary Rosen is...

“ ... someone who works alongside Anita Dunn — who just happens to be the former Obama communications hit woman.”

So what’s the fallout for the Obama campaign? The Washington Post’s Jennifer Ruben writes...

“...it feeds into the cliche that liberals love humanity but hate people. In this case they love womanhood but treat their own employees and conservative women like dirt.”

But aside from what Rosen said, a writer for Salon says attacking Ann Romney just wasn’t smart...

“Rosen probably should have known better. Going on a talking head show and bringing up a widely-liked spouse who generally tries to avoid the campaign limelight is asking for trouble in today’s media environment.”

Rosen has defended her comments.

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