Roseanne: Parties Trying to Divide Women

Comedian weighs in on Ann Romney fiasco

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 16, 2012 1:58 PM CDT | Updated Apr 16, 2012 2:02 PM CDT

(Newser) Sort-of presidential candidate Roseanne Barr was sickened when she heard Hilary Rosen's comments about Ann Romney. "Rosen lobbed the Romney campaign a fat political softball they could smack over the gender fence," she writes in the Daily Beast, at a time when "Romney was on the ropes with American women, at least the ones with an IQ higher than Ramblin' Rick Santorum's." Now "Mitt the Twit" could pretend to be a champion of mothers everywhere.

"The media, which are completely clueless about every single issue that affects American women, must have had a shiver run down their nonexistent spine" at the prospect of rehashing the working-moms vs. stay-at-home moms script. We can't let them do that. Sure, Roseanne doesn't believe Ann Romney's tales of harrowing, unassisted motherhood—"Let's find that 'cleaning lady' (if she is documented) and ask HER how many hours she worked"—but this is the kind of "fake issue" both parties use to divide women. Click for Barr's full column.

Roseanne Barr speaks during the History and Lifetime portion of the 2011 Summer TCA Tour at the Beverly Hilton on July 27, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.
Roseanne Barr speaks during the History and Lifetime portion of the 2011 Summer TCA Tour at the Beverly Hilton on July 27, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California.   (Getty Images)
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