Okay, I just heard the Hilary Rosen remark with my own two ears. Could it be? Just maybe, people are just a little too touchy these days? Honestly she was talking about Mitt’s remarks that his wife tells him that women voters are concerned about economics. When she said that Mrs. Romney never worked a day in her life I don’t think she was disparaging stay-at-home moms or discounting the work ALL moms do. I think she was saying that the Romneys are filthy rich and that Ann after having worked 40 hours or more outside the home has never stood in a grocery store wondering if she should buy bread or milk that week or how much of the family budget she should put toward young Mitt’s college fund.
Can we please, for the love of God stop focusing on such petty nonsense and focus on real honest to God concerns? Romney wants to do away with Obamacare despite his Romneycare plan being the model for Obamacare. There are still more politicians who want to force women who want or need an abortion to first have a transvaginal ultrasound. And there are still more who’d very much like to overturn Roe vs. Wade. And let’s not forget that while echoing the battle cry smaller government yet more want a constitutional amendment defining marriage as 1 man and 1 woman.
The more we nitpick and carp and complain about 1 sentence uttered by a political pundit the less we focus on the big picture. Hilary Rosen didn’t sit there on TV disparaging stay-at-home moms. In fact she didn’t say a word about stay-at-home moms. Could she have said Ann Romney never held a job in her life? Sure. But, come on can we really not distinguish between actual disparaging remarks and a misspoken sentence anymore? Really, have we become a nation of easily hurt feelings lacking common sense and unable to understand nuance? I feel like we get stupider and more easily distracted by the minute. Every minute we spend nitpicking over something someone with no power said on TV the politicians spend dreaming up ways to give corporations more rights and us less. Every second we spend worrying about nonsense the politicians are using to figure out ways to help the rich get rich and the poor get poorer.
Really, for the love of God people stop focusing on the nonsense and the noise and turn your attention to who and what really matters. While you crucify someone who said something on CNN and newspaper and blog space are devoted to someone who matters so little the middle class disappears just a little bit more.
*** Really, I promise. I’ll really get my overuse of really under control. Really, I pinky swear promise. Really.