Democratic strategist and Obama adviser Hilary Rosen has caused something of a firestorm with her comment that Ann Romney has “never worked a day in her life.” Her slight of stay-at-home moms — Ann Romney did the very hard work of raising five sons — was not a fluke or a slip of the tongue or an isolated incident. Rosen’s remarks were part and parcel of standard operating procedure in Obama’s Democratic Party: sow division among the American people and try to reap the benefits.
We’ve seen it happen too many times these last four years. It is a strategy that treats us not as Americans but as members of groups. Union or non-union, rich or poor, liberal or conservative. Now President Obama seeks to divide women between those who work raising a family and those who work outside of the home.
Women are not so easily categorized. Like all Americans, we each have our own dreams and our own vision for how we want to live our lives. Those dreams and the decisions they entail should be respected, not held up to public scorn and ridicule.
But there is one thing that unites us all — we want to leave behind an America that is better than we found it, one where our children are not saddled with crushing debt, and good jobs are plentiful for those who seek them. On this critical point — perhaps the most important one on which to judge a presidency — Barack Obama has failed.