Is the Romney-Rosen Twitter war emblematic of the direction our political discourse is headed?
“The Democrats are crying foul—Rosen’s connection to Obama is being wildly overstated, for one thing. And for another thing, her offending comment—that Ann “hasn’t worked a day in her life”—was, let’s face it, an attempt (however poorly phrased) to tap into the Democrats’ class argument against Romney, rather than a straight attack on stay at home moms. What offends liberals like Rosen is not that Mitt Romney is invoking a stay-at-home mom as his source of wisdom on women’s economic concerns, but that he is turning to a stay-at-home mom who, while presiding over the zoo that a five-boy household surely was, was also not facing, from early in her home-making role (long before she obtained her two Cadillacs and a stable-full of horses), a whole swath of the pressures and anxieties faced by most women, employed outside of the home or not.”
- Alec MacGillis, My True Outrage About False Umbrage
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