The Democrats are trying to make political hay by accusing the Republicans of waging a "war on women." However, the Democrats apparently do not think all women are created equal. Stay-at-home moms certainly don't seem to count.
On Tuesday, Democratic "strategist" and DNC adviser Hilary Rosen insulted presumed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romeny's wife Ann for her attempts to reach out to women on her husband's behalf.
"Guess what," Rosen said to CNN's Anderson Cooper, "(Ann Romney) has actually never worked a day in her life."
Even though many Democrats - including first lady Michelle Obama - quickly distanced themselves from Rosen's arrogant remarks, there is no doubt it is the feeling of many in that party. Hillary Clinton made similar remarks a few years ago during her husband's re-election campaign, when she said "I suppose I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas, but what I decided to do was to fulfill my profession, which I entered before my husband was in public life."
Many Democrats have long harbored the view that woman who don't work and voluntarily choose to stay home and raise a family are somehow not worthy of note.
Ann Romney is 64 years old. She has raised five sons and has 16 grandchildren. She has dealt with multiple sclerosis and is a breast cancer survivor. In answering Rosen's comments, Mrs. Romney, as usual, was magnanimous.
"My career choice was to be a mother," she said. "And I think all of us need to know that we need to respect choices that women make. Other women make other choices to have a career and raise family, which I think Hilary Rosen has actually done herself. I respect that, that's wonderful. But you know, there are other people that have a choice, we have to respect women in all those choices that they make."
Obviously, Mrs. Romney's financial situation has afforded her opportunities many women do not have. But Rosen's comments were a cheap shot by a self-important political hack. Her comments were every bit as hurtful as Rush Limbaugh's recent comments that the Democrats have used in an attempt to "prove" the GOP's war on women.
Apparently the Democrats' protection of women only extends to those who demand free birth control.