MSNBC Guest Calls Ann Romney 'Insufferable', Her Mother's Day Op-Ed 'Creepy'Feminists, for their own reasons, hate motherhood.
By Mark Finkelstein, NewsBusters
Snark on, Michelle! On the MSNBC show "Up With Chris Hayes" this morning, feminist author Michelle Goldberg attacked Ann Romney as "insufferable" and derided a phrase in Ann's op-ed on the subject of motherhood as "creepy."
Goldberg's "insufferable" shot drew approving laughter from the all-feminist panel. And surely the attacks on the Romneys for their traditional family values will play well with a certain segment of the electorate. The problem for President Obama: that segment is one that is already almost entirely in his camp. But these sort of mean-spirited attacks are likely to alienate the very voters in the middle that PBO needs to persuade.
MICHELLE GOLDBERG: "I wonder: I mean, it can't only be me that maybe inititally saw Ann Romney as maybe a sympathetic or neutral figure but who is increasingly seeing her as someone who is kind of insufferable because of the way she's milking this thing. And, you know, in a lot of ways the op-ed was totally anodyne, right? You know, yes, motherhood is beautiful. I find that phrase, "the crown of motherhood" really kind of creepy. Not just because of its, like, somewhat, you know, I mean it's kind of usually really authoritarian societies that give out, like, the Cross of Motherhood." [link]
So when Ann Romney writes about mothers on Mother's Day the irascible and über-sensitive lefties go completely nuts.
I don't get it.
Maybe these feminists need men in their lives to give them that sense of self-worth.