Sunday, April 15, 2012

Baby you're a rich Mom now

Republicans always want it both ways. I ignored the fauxrage over Hillary Rosen's comment about Ann Romney never having held a job. Of course the GOPers seized on it to declare Democrats were waging a war on stay at home mothers. Which is of course, totally different than the GOP's war on stay at home mothers who are poor. Just last January, Mitt Romney had this to say about poor moms.
“I wanted to increase the work requirement,” said Romney. “I said, for instance, that even if you have a child 2 years of age, you need to go to work. And people said, ‘Well that’s heartless.’ And I said, ‘No, no, I’m willing to spend more giving day care to allow those parents to go back to work. It’ll cost the state more providing that daycare, but I want the individuals to have the dignity of work.”
Fred at The Slackvist [via] finds the new GOP graphic to go with that meme and expands the banner.
Maybe the slogan on the GOP’s banner above was just shortened for space. It might be that what they’re really saying is “Wealthy White Married Moms Do Work That We Count As Work, But Non-Wealthy and/or Non-White and/or Non-Married Moms Who Stay Home With Their Kids Are Still Just Lazy Freeloaders And Their Work Still Doesn’t Count.”
Rosen's comment was somewhat ackward but of course she was right. Ann hasn't a clue what it's like for regular working moms who don't have nannies and maids to help out, or who can't go practicing for dressage competitions when they need a break from the bedlam of family life. But the GOPers get away with the double standard every damn time because the media mostly just reports what they say, but they rarely mention that the talking points are completely bogus.

Because, you know, telling the obvious truth might be construed as taking sides, and some conservative blowhard might call them biased. Cowards.

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