Not too long after making the bold statement that Ann Romney has ‘never worked a day in her life,’ Hilary Rosen found herself in recovery mode.
Her statement sparked huge appeal on Twitter lashing back at Rosin. Soon after, she offered an explaination of sort:
Ann Romney and working moms
From Hilary Rosen, Democratic Strategist, CNN Political Contributor
My Twitter feed was on fire after an appearance Wednesday night on CNN’s AC360, where I said that I thought it was wrong for Mitt Romney to be using his wife as his guide to women’s economic struggles when she “had never worked a day in her life.”
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. When it comes to supporting policies that would actually help women, their silence has been deafening. I don’t need lectures from the RNC on supporting women and fighting to increase opportunities for women; I’ve been doing it my whole career. Continue reading . . .
Here is video of Rosin’s controversial statement: