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The Hillary Rosen comment has shifted the war on women narative

by Rodan ( 10 Comments › )
Filed under Democratic Party, Elections 2012, Hate Speech, Headlines, Progressives, Tranzis at April 13th, 2012 - 11:24 am

Thanks to Rick Santorum taking the Left’s bait and crusading against birth control, the GOP was tagged as having a war on women. Polls show this was hurting Republican chances in the fall, but now the tide has turned. Hillary Rosen’s comments attacking Ann Romney for choosing to raise her kids instead of working showed the Left’s true anti-family agenda. These comments struck a cord with people and has created a backlash. With the exception of Charles Johnson, most Progressives including Hillary Rosen herself have distanced themselves from these comments. But the damage has been done and the war on women narrative has changed.

Democrats played defense Thursday, after an unforced error by veteran Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen criticizing stay-at-home mom Ann Romney allowed Republicans to turn the tables at a time when their likely standard-bearer is scrambling to close a massive gender gap.

Rosen eventually apologized, but not before Romney was handed a a life preserver, if only a temporary one, on an issue related to women — a set of concerns that caused him to tack right in the hard-fought Republican primary.

At a minimum, Romney’s campaign was able to change the narrative for 24 hours and try to erode some of the large deficit it is facing against President Barack Obama with women voters. White House press secretary Jay Carney was peppered with questions about the flap at a news briefing. And it knocked Team Obama off message on the sixth anniversary of the signing of Romney’s Massachusetts health-care law, a date it had hoped to highlight to great effect.
It also prompted conservatives to rally behind an all-but-assured GOP nominee about whom they continue to have misgivings

I hope Republicans don’t botch this like they did the war on religion.

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10 Responses to “The Hillary Rosen comment has shifted the war on women narative”
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  1. Lily
    1 | April 13, 2012 3:18 pm

    See Rodan I told you that most women aren’t against Romney. That was a skewed poll and the obama re-election team went and ran with it. Doubling down to actually slam Ann Romney. Didn’t work. They stepped into it big time this time.
    They can’t walk this tiger back at all!
    Shows how they really think about women, like we didn’t know already. But now the public at large does.
    You gotta keep the faith brother. Because many mothers pray for their children and they pray hard. Keep the faith! :)

  2. 2 | April 13, 2012 3:26 pm

    @ Lily:

    They really stepped on shit here.

  3. yenta-fada
    3 | April 13, 2012 3:37 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Lily:
    They really stepped on shit here.

    Good analysis, Rodan. The Dems really believe the crap they stepped in. They can’t help themselves when their idea of a normal family is two gay people with DIVERSE children. Those women made their careers on their agendas.

  4. Lily
    4 | April 13, 2012 3:42 pm

    @ Rodan:

    They sure did Rodan and you thought all was lost! I tried to let you know….nope. I’m just the everyday person. Then thinking they were all cocky *thinking* they have the womens vote all wrapped up decided to double down on this. Make no mistake bho thought this was a good idea to completely wrap up the women’s vote. Now he trying to walk this back and it isn’t working.

  5. 5 | April 13, 2012 4:59 pm

    The Other Democrat War on Women

  6. 6 | April 14, 2012 11:40 am

    At last the truth comes to light. All the Demo☭rats want to do is fuck and fuck and fuck and fuck and fuck and fuck and fuck and fuck…and fuck until it hurts and then fuck some more!

  7. m
    7 | April 14, 2012 12:16 pm

    @ Macker:

    Well… happy republicans want to fuck too -- we just don’t expect the taxpayers to pick up the bill.

  8. m
    8 | April 14, 2012 12:25 pm

    And since we paid attention in biology we understand there is a risk of pregnancy and most of us see that as a blessing and not a punishment.

    That’s the difference -- ymmv

  9. John Difool
    9 | April 14, 2012 12:38 pm

    The left ridiculed Sarah Palin for having a job and not staying at home to raise her kids full time & now they are ridiculing Anne Romney for doing just that.

    What a mess, they really can’t make up their minds.

  10. 10 | April 14, 2012 2:51 pm

    @ m:

    I see your point. 8)

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