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Election Inspection 2012: Low Down Dirty Mean

13 April 2012 @ 10:46

NOTE: This is the new feature that will replace Nomination Excitations now that, barring an ‘Act Of God’, Willard M.Romney will be the Republican facing Barack Hussein Marshall-Soetero-Obama in the President Election.


-Over at Politico, Jonathan Martin and Maggie Haberman have published an article [tip of the fedora to Memeorandum] that, in typical MSM fashion, reports some truth but mixes in outright lies.

The Truth part:

The Draperizing of Mitt Romney is under way.

He may not drink or cheat, and he lacks the fictional ad-maker’s charisma, but Democrats, despite the potential perils of such a strategy, remain determined to paint Romney as a throwback to the “Mad Men” era — a hopelessly retro figure who, on policy and in his personal life, is living in the past.

President Barack Obama has noted the presumptive GOP nominee uses archaic turns of phrase such as “marvelous” and warned in an email to donors Thursday that his rival would usher in “a social agenda from the 1950s.”

The president’s chief strategist, David Axelrod, has gone further, quipping that the former Massachusetts governor “must watch ‘Mad Men’ and think it’s the evening news” while jabbing that Romney’s views are out of a time when “bosses could dictate on women’s health.”

Would that Willard had a bit more of Don Draper’s charisma in him!

Of course this strategy fits in very nicely with their portrayal of Ann Romney as a Betty Draper / June Cleaver / Peggy Bundy type.

The Lie [emphasis mine]:

And Democrats unaffiliated with Obama’s campaign are upping the ante, raising questions about just how much a stay-at-home mother like Mitt Romney’s wife, Ann, can relate to modern women — an explosive argument that came back to singe the president’s team in recent days.

The implication here, of course, is that Hilary Rosen is not affiliated with the Obama Campaign or the Administration, which, as Michelle Malkin shows — and Jay Carney’s pathetic lies not withstanding — is simply not true.

Mrs. Malkin has the details here.

As for Little Jay, here’s a snippet from yesterdays Press Briefing:

Q The 35 visits?

MR. CARNEY: First of all, I haven’t seen the records. I don’t know that — Hilary Rosen, I know three, personally, women named Hilary Rosen. So I’m not sure that those represent the person we’re talking about necessarily. So I really can’t comment on the number of visits since I’m not sure that’s accurate.

Q Well, how about the degree of this particular Hilary Rosen’s —

MR. CARNEY: I don’t know how many times she’s been here. She’s not a — she is a Democratic strategist; she’s a CNN contributor, as far as I know. And I don’t know how to assess her overall relationship with people here in the White House. But I do not — I have not seen her here very frequently.

Why the beef with Little Jay? There must be many many Hilary [with one 'L'] Rosens showing up at The White House every week — it’s a busy place, don’t you know


As I stated last evening: Mzzzz. Rosen is a Leftist, which means her thinking is deranged, and she is a player for the other team, so the description fits.

-As for the charges that this whole thing is being coordinated out of the Obama Campaign, John Nolte makes the case:

So last night on CNN, Hilary Rosen attacked Ms. Romney. But almost immediately afterward, the Obama campaign assured us Rosen doesn’t speak for them.


Obama might suck as a president, but when it comes to campaigning and message discipline, this White House knows what it’s doing (it doesn’t hurt to have the MSM carrying your water, either). Speaking of his wife Michelle just a few days prior to Rosen’s attack, President Obama launched a little theme that should sound familiar after last night’s fireworks:

"And once Michelle and I had our girls, she gave it her all to balance raising a family and pursuing a career—and something that could be very difficult on her, because I was gone a lot.

“Once I was in the state legislature, I was teaching, I was practicing law, I’d be traveling,” he said. “And we didn’t have the luxury for her not to work."

Do take the time to click here and read the rest.

If I were on a grand jury and Mr. Nolte was the DA seeking an indictment, I would vote ‘yea’.

Tip of the fedora to Ace, who comments:

It sure seems, then, like the White House cooked up this line of attack, and Hilary Rosen, who’s been there 35 times and advises Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (in order to help her "tone it down," ironically enough), was simply delivering the Daily Two Minute Hate, as ordered by her bosses.

And in that case the White House’s and the Obamas’ and Messina’s and Axelrod’s claims of finding fault with the comment are, naturally, completely disingenuous.

By the way — Sandra Fluke? Hilary Rosen’s PR firm represents her.

As Spock would say: ‘Fascinating’.

-Jeff Goldstein sets the snark meter to eleven. A highlight:

Bitch has never worked a day in her life, and she’s married to a weird rich Republican guy. What they hell would she know about what women care about? Authentic women, that is — you know, the kinds who can’t afford the luxury of being stay at home parents. Or, like, the luxury of being pampered cancer survivors. Or MS sufferers.

-One of the commentators on Jeff’s post, Dale Price in dead-on-balls-accurate in expressing the Left’s thinking behind all of this:

False consciousness must be eradicated, root and branch.

Romney (and women like her) are traitors to the cause of gender feminism. The worst traitors, really. Rather like the kulaks in the early Soviet Union. Can’t have them showing a different way from what the collective directs. Might give members of the sisterhood the wrong idea. Like the kulaks, they have to be…addressed.

Can’t allow any womyn to deviate from the Hive Mind [in this case, could we call it: The Sisterhood Of The Traveling Rants?].

-Predictably, the mindless minions of the Left are wallowing in the fecal matter, like the good little piggies they are.


Now the Left is trying to claim that they are not the ones using the term ‘War On Women!’. Ace exposures that lie pretty easily:

The Other Dumb Thing Hillary Rosen Said: She claims that Democrats don’t use the term "War on Women" — the GOP made the term up and use it against Democrats.

Jonah Goldberg notes the dozens of email solicitations he’s gotten from prominent Democrats (Donna Brazille, James Carville, Nancy Pelosi) using that very term.

And Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, head of the DNC, uses the term.

What chutzpa.

Michelle Malkin’s latest column tackles the Left’s war on conservative women. A highlight:

This was no accidental rhetorical drive-by. “Progressives” from Gloria Steinem to Patricia Ireland to Naomi Wolf have derided their conservative counterparts as female impersonators, fake women and men with breasts from time immemorial. It’s SOP: standard operating procedure. In 1992, Hillary Clinton mocked women who stayed at home and “baked cookies and had teas.” In 2004, blueblood Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry, sniffed that first lady Laura Bush (a former teacher and librarian before becoming a homemaker) never “had a real job — I mean, since she’s been grown up.”

Alas, if you’re a conservative mom, you’re damned if you do stay home and damned if you don’t. In 2008, Howard Gutman, a member of the Obama campaign’s national finance committee, attacked GOP vice presidential candidate and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s ability to be a good parent and have a high-powered public life at the same time. “Your responsibility is to put your family first,” Gutman lectured as he singled out Palin’s Down syndrome baby and then-pregnant teenage daughter. “The proper attack is not that a woman shouldn’t run for vice president with five kids; it’s that a parent, when they have a family in need…” should get out of the public sphere and stay home.

In another posting, she provides a useful primer:

This is how the Left’s war on conservative women works:

We’re damned if we do stay home and we’re damned if we don’t.

We’re damned because we conservative moms drive the Left and its feminist shills mad with our mere existence, our exercise of free will, our fierce belief in protecting our families from the Nanny State, our embrace of free-market principles, and our rejection of the perpetual victim/grievance mentality.

From Hillary Clinton to Hilary Rosen, progressive feminists have shown nothing but the most reflexive, regressive contempt for women on the other side of the ideological aisle.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a conservative stay at home mom, work at home mom, or work outside the home mom. If you’re Right, the Left is gonna hate.

They are masters of it.


Donald Douglas has put together some damn fine aggregations [here, here, and here] on all of the subjects covered in this post, so please do take the time to check them out.


I wouldn’t want to be accused of forgetting Gator Doug and Ed.

  1. 13 April 2012 @ 12:59 12:59

    I’ve been a full-time mother for 33 years, and for that entire time I have endured the kind of abuse liberal women love to heap on conservative women — from the media, from the culture, from elected officials who think it’s acceptable to discriminate against mothers who choose not to pursue a career outside the home, and from members of my own family. I have no patience with this sort of idiocy. Women’s liberation was supposed to be about giving women MORE choices, not fewer. Too bad it hasn’t worked out that way. Some liberation.

    I still remember all the abuse Phyllis Schlafly endured during the ERA ratification fight back in the 70s and 80s. Because she had the brass to stand up for the rights of women who had chosen to be full-time mothers, liberals screamed hysterically that she wanted to keep women chained to their homes, take away their birth control, force them into becoming incubators who do nothing but produce litters of babies, etc. It was one of the things that galvanized me into engaging with politics and culture, instead of just being a passive spectator.

  2. Gatordoug permalink
    13 April 2012 @ 17:27 17:27

    And the Red Sea parts

  3. 14 April 2012 @ 00:27 00:27

    Heard Limbaugh today say that if he had a daughter, she would look Ann Romney. Loved it. Okay, I’m testing the commenting. Hope it works.

  4. 14 April 2012 @ 00:27 00:27

    WooHoo – it took me a while but I conquered it:-)


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