Hey Peggy, you think it was a sacrifice for Anne Romney to stay home instead of going to work? Nothing Anne Romney does has much sacrifice involved.
Do you think that Anne Romney had the same stay at home mom experience as the one I would have had, had I not been forced to work? Did Anne Romney’s stay at home experience include all of these things:
- Not being able to afford a baby sitter so you can get away for an hour or two?
- Doing laundry?
- Grocery Shopping
- Cooking breakfast, fixing lunches and cooking dinner?
- Doing dishes?
- Paying bills?
- Bathing children?
- Putting children to bed at night?
Now imagine working 8 hours a day and still having to complete all those tasks. That’s what us working mothers go through everyday, if you ask me that is a far greater sacrifice than staying home with your housekeeper, nanny, cook and chauffeur.
Like I said yesterday and again today. Any experience that Anne Romney and I share are never going to be the same. I know she has had health struggles, god bless her for getting through it, but if I had had the same health struggles, do you think our experiences would have been the same? Do you think she had to stress and worry about doctor bills, hospital bills, insurance deductibles and whether or not to pay your rent or buy your prescriptions? I don’t think so.
The original point that Hillary Rosen was trying to make is that Anne Romney has not had any of the struggles of the 99% and should not be referenced by her husband in stump speeches as “knowing what the American women care about.”
And FYI Peggy, the Democrats did not start the War on Women, the Republicans started it with the legislation they have put forth all over this country in every state with a Republican Governor and in the US House of Representatives.
The Democrats did not name it the War on Women, American women named it the War on Women. We are driving this train, not the Democratic Party.