Henke on The Daily Caller: The real war on women
For the past several weeks the “war on women” theme has persistently simmered, only to boil over with Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen’s recent statement that Ann Romney couldn’t grasp economic issues and had “never worked a day in her life.” Such an obtuse and demeaning comment about stay-at-home moms — who often manage the family budget and pay the bills — comes from a place of social blindness and a deep misunderstanding of how the Obama economy has impacted women.
In an attempt to calm the outcry over Rosen’s remarks, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was sent to reassure America that the president indeed does have women’s best interests at heart, and as proof, Carney rattled off a list of government subsidies and public assistance programs available to women.
What Rosen, Carney and President Obama all fail to grasp is that economic issues drive women. Because women frequently control the family pocketbook, they feel the economic stranglehold at the gas pump, the grocery store and when making the mortgage payment. Who in America suffers more from skyrocketing gas prices than single mothers?
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