Daily News Calls Ann Romney A Gold Digger – But In a GOOD Way!
Don’t look at me! I’m not the one that wrote an article titled “The smartest choice Ann Romney made” with the subtitle “There is no shame in marrying up.” No, that distinction belongs to the Daily News’ S.E. Cupp. The various levels of stupidity in this particular article are indicative of the lengths conservatives go to in order to “oppose” whatever it is the left said. Because, you know, liberals are always wrong about everything.
Let’s do a quick recap: Mitt Romney said he looks to his wife for economic advice because she’s a woman. CNN’s Hilary Rosen accurately pointed out that Ann Romney has never worked a day in her life. The right explodes with indignation over this
100 percent correct terrible insult.
S.E. Cupp, doing some impressive mental contortions, thinks that it was an impressive move on Ann’s part to marry a rich guy worthy of adulation. Allow me to dissect Miss Cupp’s argument:
She starts out with a deeply flawed but very revealing statement:
As a thirtysomething, city-dwelling, hypereducated, independent-thinking woman, I suppose I should recoil at the idea of one day getting married, quitting my ultra-competitive job and staying home to raise my brood of germ-carrying moochers. There are plenty of professional women that have families and do not consider their children disease infested leeches. Cupp may be “hypereducated” but she’s already displayed a stunning ignorance of women. If I, a man, can see that then there’s something seriously wrong here.
But as I sit in a cramped New York apartment, surrounded by bills, drowning in a sea of deadlines, the conventional life of a stay-at-home mother actually sounds pretty nice. Again with the stunning ignorance. As any stay-at-home parent (like me, for instance) can attest, “conventional” is not the word they would choose. Hectic, crazed, messy, loud, rushed, exhausting or stupefying comes to mind. The sedateness of “conventional” does not.
But the real head spinner is still to come:
But while liberal women may praise Ann for (at least) getting herself an education, where is the praise for Ann’s best decision of all — to marry well? There won’t be any praise for that. Why? Because if her motivating factor was Mitt’s millions that’s not admirable. There’s a word for that: gold-digger.
Progressives like Hilary Rosen, who lambasted Ann Romney on economic issues for being a stay-at-home mom, would presumably prefer women to be dependent on the state for health care and housing. Actually she lambasted Mitt for claiming his wife, who has never worked a day in her life and relied on Mitt’s not inconsiderable money to “get by,” to be a source of economic advice. Suggesting that she understands what life is like for the middle class and poor is insulting. Further, Cupp’s veeeerrrry humorous dig at women dependent on the state reveals her typical conservative loathing of those unable to marry millionaires.
But by marrying wealthy, Ann made a truly empowering decision that allowed her the freedom to do whatever she wanted. And she did it, by all accounts, without sacrificing the really important stuff, marrying someone she loved. Again, Cupp is flat out saying that it’s OK to find a rich guy even if you don’t love him. It’s empowering? To sell yourself for money? That’s called prostitution and there’s nothing “empowering” about it. Cupp says marrying someone you love is important but she makes it clear it is not as important as marrying well.
And what a catch she found in Mitt Romney, a good, churchgoing guy who worked hard to achieve huge success. It certainly helps to have a father with millions of dollars and high level connections to hand you. I can’t imagine how Mitt became a success!
She goes on to lament:
The feminists may wish otherwise, but little girls want stability and security, not state-sponsored welfare. For choosing a life partner who could give her that, Ann Romney is a great role model. Notice the only choice Cupp sees? Marry a man that will take care of you or spend your life on welfare. I can only imagine how disappointed she must be that her princess fantasies from childhood haven’t panned out yet.
In fact, her excellent choice of a mate makes her uniquely qualified to talk about the most important economic issue that real women confront: How am I going to support myself and my future family? Actually it completely disqualifies her from talking about that since she knows exactly one thing about it: Find a rich guy and shack up with him.
That’s not a life plan, that’s the script for Pretty Woman.
This is not a motivational documentary.
Personally, if I were Ann Romney, this article would have offended the hell out of me!
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