And the complete pander-iffic indignity of running for the GOP nomination. From Morgan Little, at the LATimes:
“Even if you have a child 2 years of age, you need to go to work,” Mitt Romney said in a campaign stop in Manchester, N.H., in January. “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 day care, but I want the individuals to have the dignity of work.’ ”
The clip, aired Sunday morning on MSNBC’s “Up With Chris Hayes,” shows a candidate with less leniency toward mothers than one would think, given the outpouring of praise given to mothers of all kinds after Rosen’s comments.
Second video, from 1994, at the link:
… “This is a different world than it was in the 1960s when I was growing up, when you used to have Mom at home and Dad at work,” Romney said. “Now Mom and Dad both have to work whether they want to or not, and usually one of them has two jobs.”
Romney then promoted Bright Horizons Family Solutions, a childcare firm that is “not off where people live, but where they work,” and allows for working parents to more readily tend to their children during the work day…
To quote the late, irreplaceable Steve Gilliard: If your company tells you it’s offering so many perks ‘you’ll never have to leave the office’, it means they intend that you’ll never be able to leave the office.
Presumably Romney, like his fellow Banana Republicans, dreams of returning to those halcyon days of the original Gilded Age, when working-class infants learned their place in GOP Jesus’s chain of being right from the start. Home care for the Alphas, company creches for the lesser orders — oh brave new world!