Palin to Obama: You demean some of the hardest working women on the planet.
Posted by Dr. Fay on November 2, 2014
Posted on Governor Palin’s Facebook page today:
Obama Declares Stay-at-Home Moms Aren’t Worth a Hill of Beans; Says It’s a Choice ‘We Don’t Want Americans to Make’
Well that just takes the cake. Sure, Obama’s latest shot across the bow in his own “War on Women” is easily deflected by women like my friends and me testifying to the most precious, irreplaceable seasons of our lives when we were BLESSED to be “stay-at-home moms” (though I don’t remember any of us actually “staying home” in those busiest times of our children’s lives), but Friday’s jab deserves something right back nonetheless. On behalf of former and current stay-at-homers, including my girlfriends who still get together to bake cookies for the bake sale (see photos in my kitchen above), and volunteer to coach kids ball teams, and man the church’s food bank, and entertain latchkey kids, and all that other obnoxiously “housewifey” stuff, the President needs to be spanked.
Barack, do you not know any stay-at-home moms? Are you and Michelle so disconnected from the real world that you think women will accept your intolerant view that we should not have a choice in how we wish to live our lives? You have a way of arrogantly demanding that we fall in line with your sad opinion of today’s American woman. It seems you’d shackle us by your snobbish shunning of one traditional lifestyle choice while taking advantage of power to manifest your liberal view by manipulating public opinion and resources to diminish moms who put career on hold to raise a family. You are really messed up. And you’re so 1960’s.
Yes, the 60’s are calling and they want their ardent yet narrow sexist confines back. See, you just set the women’s movement back a few decades, and I think it’s hilarious because for being the smartest man in the room, you ain’t too smart.
Do you even understand that many stay-at-home moms also run businesses out of the home? Welcome to modern technology where you don’t have to go to a physical office to work. You can run a business from a laptop these days!
You’ve repeatedly suggested that women aren’t capable or responsible – starting, for example, with your classic “punished with a baby” offensive declaration in the ’08 campaign. Add your attempts to convince America that only guys in government should control birth control – since free women aren’t capable in a free market of walking down the drug store aisle to find it ourselves. Add, too, your shameless silence on the deplorable human rights violations in countries you’d befriend even though women are treated mercilessly there. Seriously, not a peep from atop your soapbox about the common practice of radical Islamist men going all jihad, literally, on females who’d dare cross their male “masters”? And in that creepy way you prioritize your time and our resources, instead of using your Nobel peacenik creds to influence the misogynist crazies in some of these Islamic death cults, you’re out playing hoops… with the guys. Oh, also add your good ol’ boys club (aka the White House) that still pays women less than men, and I’ll stop with the nonstop examples.
You really are stuck in a contorted kind of ’60s feminism where you obviously don’t trust women to make their own decisions, so you’re frustrated. Despite your view – and policies – that government must lord over women, in keeping with radical liberalism, you have to fake support for our equal rights; so you do it in a militant sort of way to compensate for your confusion. On pretending to know what’s best for us you’ve got nothing but a silent scream demanding, “Hear me roar.” Your stubbornness and the Obama priorities prove this. While Michelle’s busy telling “incapable” stay-at-home moms what to feed their kids (hey, if you don’t know how to feed your kids, maybe you shouldn’t be having kids) you’re busy broadcasting that hypocritical misogynist view that women really shouldn’t have a choice in what we want to do in life, and you’re administering anti-growth, debt-inducing policies that crush young women’s future opportunities.
Now, I’m sure your star struck female minions in the media will writhe and wiggle in defense of you on this, they always do, even though you just marginalized a most valuable sector of American society while having the gall to admit that, for you, it’s only all about the money. Work at home or not? It’s not about kids or quality of life or personal opinion. You said homemakers will be paid less than women working outside the home (well, duh), “… and that’s not a choice we want Americans to make.”
Why not, Barack? What’s to fear from letting go of some control you’d want over the women of America and trusting us just a wee bit to make a personal child-rearing choice, despite your disclosure that in your infinite wisdom you conclude staying home just “isn’t a choice we want Americans to make.” Isn’t it every woman’s right to choose to make a sacrificial decision to put careers temporarily on hold to raise their kids how they see fit?
Besides you proving the liberal double-standard in regards to choice and sexism, you demean some of the hardest working women on the planet. Perhaps you never witnessed the benefits a “full-time mom” provides a family, a community, our schools, our nation, but you’re a big boy now so figure it out yourself without me lecturing you on the beauty of a homemaker. Suffice it to say “stay-at-home moms” make the world go ’round.
– Sarah Palin