It would seem that Barack Obama has lost control of his reelection narrative. “Democrats opened a front mischievously a month ago. They just got nailed,” said Reagan speech-writer Peggy Noonan on Morning Joe today. Democrats should “let it go,” Noonan advised. But Obama shows no signs of ending his campaign’s troubled “war on women” attack on Mitt Romney. After Hilary Rosen mis-fired, Obama threw her under the bus. Rosen’s capital offense was saying Ann Romney has never worked a day in her life. But Obama has more cannon fodder.
Today on CNN, Rosen’s shoes have been filled by Stephanie Cutter — who left the White House to become “deputy campaign manager for President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign.” Cutter is continuing the “war,” arguing to Wolf Blitzer that Ann Romney’s and other statements were “faux” and “irrelevant.” Shortly, Blitzer will interview Obama surrogate Donna Brazile and conservative David Frum. And, last night, NOW president Terry O’Neill told MSNBC’s Ed Schultz:
What if Hillary Clinton [sic] had said this: Ann Romney has never, has not worked for pay outside the home a day in her life? That’s my understanding that’s an accurate statement, and that raises the exact issue that Hilary Rosen was trying to get to, which is do Mr. & Mrs. Romney have the kind of life experience and if not, the imagination, to really understand what most American families are going through right now?
Obama and crew assumed that attacking Romney about the GOP’s supposed “war on women” would be a no-brainer. Enter Ann Romney.
Instead, at the moment, it’s Obama who looks like the one with no brain — and no heart. Further, Larry Johnson points out that Obama doesn’t pay female White House staffers the same as men.
Still, as I said at the outset, Obama remains determined to be victorious. If he continues the “war,” will he?
Ultimately, it is Ann Romney who is factually correct. ALL women are essential to the recovery of the U.S. economy.
Ann Romney knows what she’s talking about. So does that bumper sticker. Women matter. Here’s how Ann Romney — all women — are vital to the U.S. economy:
- Women account for 85% of all consumer purchases including everything from autos to health care
- American women spend about $5 trillion annually… over half the U.S. GDP
- Women represent the majority of the online market
- Women determine 80% of consumption, purchase 60% of all cars and own 40% of all stocks
- Over the next decade, women will control two thirds of consumer wealth in the United States and be the beneficiaries of the largest transference of wealth in our country’s history. Estimates range from $12 to $40 trillion
- Check out many more important stats at She-conomy.com
These stats don’t apply solely to women who work. Obviously. You’d think that Hilary Rosen — and now Stephanie Cutter as well as NOW’s president — would know just how important stay-at-home mothers are to the economy.
Obama vowed he was the great uniter. At least that’s how he advertised himself in his fake narrative about his beliefs and his life.
Speaking of his life, did you hear that Obama’s latest tax returns reveal his income is $800,000? In past years, his income had been at least $3 million.
What happened? He gets $400,000 per year to be president. But his book sales have dropped precipitously. His books are a lot like the message of his campaign — they don’t comport with reality.
People are figuring Obama out. Let’s hope they go beyond disillusion with Obama, and open themselves to considering the alternative.
P.S. I groaned when Blitzer announced that David Frum would debate Donna Brazile. Yeah, Frum is a paid consultant for CNN. But. I hope the Romney campaign can foist more female supporters on CNN.
P.P.S. Hilary Rosen has canceled her appearance on Sunday’s “Meet The Press.”