Hilary Rosen’s feud with Ann Romney is over. Yet we’ve seen once again how quick a proponent of a woman’s right to choose will turn on another woman whose choice differs from liberal orthodoxy. Had Romney chosen to abort her five kids she’d have been Rosen’s heroine rather than her target. The same can be said if Ann had shunned family for a career.

Rosen has since apologized, but not before receiving her own share of “scorn” for belittling Romney’s family devotion. While liberal talking heads were spinning Rosen’s inanity into a spoof of Republicans, Democrat strategists ran from her like she’d arrived at the Baptist picnic toting a bottle of Jack Daniels. Yet Rosen’s offense wasn’t her assessment of Ann Romney. Her actual faux pas arose when she said of the “Republican War on Women”:

Well, first, can we just get rid of this word, “war on women”? The Obama campaign does not use it, President Obama does not use it—this is something that the Republicans are accusing people of using, but they’re actually the ones spreading it.

Unintentional error is excusable. But Rosen’s false and illogical opinions weren’t unintentional. No rational person believes Republicans would sabotage their standing with female voters by wrongly accusing themselves of waging war on women. To accept Rosen’s accusation as fact, one must also accept that Emily’s List and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) are members of some vast, right-wing cabal.

Emily’s List has issued an endless stream of emails accusing “ultra-conservatives” of “attacking” the organization’s preferred candidates, predominantly females. In a message dated March 23, 2012 Emily’s List supported electing women to “stop the Republican War on Women in its tracks.” On April 12 Emily’s List claimed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker had “taken the Republican War on Women and made it his personal crusade.” The DCCC’s director, Kathy Ward, issued a short message that mentioned “war on women” four times, concluding with, “Let’s make Republicans regret they ever launched a War on Women.” Even Vice President Biden, certainly a part of the Obama campaign, said, “I think the ‘war on women’ is real.”

Sorry Hilary; Republicans didn’t create the “War on Women” theme and everyone knows it, including you. 

So the real issue in “Hilary Rosen-gate” wasn’t Rosen’s opinion of Ann Romney, as the pontificators have pontificated. It was her blatant lie. Why would she issue a statement so nonsensical, so fabricated, so refutable? There’s a method to her madness. Rosen knows that large numbers of liberal voters will accept her story as the unmitigated gospel, never bothering to recognize or research the truth. Rosen was publicly pandering to a segment of her party’s base.

It only appeared the Democrat Party had tossed Hilary Rosen under the bus. In baseball terminology she took one for the team. When the heat’s off the Democrat hierarchy will reward her loyalty.

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