My latest at The Raw Story-ABLC:
I cannot be sussed to write a summary of The Faux Outrage of the Day aka The Dawn of the Obama War on Motherhood. It’s too stupid. Luckily, Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs has already done so:
Another day, another completely fake right wing outrage. Today’s trumped-up nonsense from the right involves Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen, who criticized Mitt Romney for using his wife to claim he understood the difficulties faced by working women. Rosen’s exact words were: “Guess what, his wife has actually never worked a day in her life.”
And a screaming went across the right wing sky, as they all realized they could use this statement to distract from the insane right wing war on women’s rights. As if by magic, every right wing blog and every right wing media source began frantically shouting in unison that this proves Democrats are waging a war on motherhood!
Yeah. That’s happening right now. That’s the Big Story of the Day. RosenGate is extremely silly, and watching it unfold on Twitter is somewhat amusing, if you’re able to stand that much cyberstupid.
When the story (such as it is) first broke last night on the Twitters, Hilary Rosen was a Democratic strategist. An hour later, she was an “Obama adviser.” An hour after that, she was “in the Obama Administration.” CNN contributor and Breitbart enthusiast Dana Loesch began drawing connections between Hilary Rosen and Sandra “Why Doesn’t Her Super Jewwy Boyfriend Pay for Her Contraception” Fluke. Apparently Rosen worked with (or at, or near) the PR firm that represents Sandra Fluke. PERFIDY! At the rate the wingnuts are going, by day’s end, Hilary Rosen will be Obama’s Special Ambassador to Ladyholes.
Is it weird to quote myself? Probably. But I’m no stranger to weird, so — meh.