DNC chairwoman: Walker 'has given women the back of his hand'
September 3rd, 2014
07:23 PM ET
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DNC chairwoman: Walker 'has given women the back of his hand'

(CNN) - The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee used domestic violence analogies while attacking Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin on Wednesday.

At an event on women's issues in Milwaukee, Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz blasted Walker for his policies, saying he "has given women the back of his hand."

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  1. just saying

    this horrible woman is the nasty, hateful face of the democrat party. and just when you thought it couldn't get any worse than nancy pelosi. i guess the more desperate the democrats get, the more their true nature comes out. does anybody really have any doubt that people like this would also misuse the irs to attack their political reasons?

    September 4, 2014 07:57 am at 7:57 am |
  2. Anonymous

    My sympathies go out to the poor slob that has to live with this wretched woman. He must be deaf, dumb and blind to be able to put up with her.

    September 4, 2014 07:59 am at 7:59 am |
  3. reality check please

    Scott walker is one of the worst politicians ever! He cheats to win, and I just don't see honestly how that translates into good governance. And why so many are willing to accept that, and still vote for him is scary.

    September 4, 2014 08:01 am at 8:01 am |
  4. smith

    Hmm, nothing better than Walker and Wasserman-Schultz? How about a post about the widow in AZ who defended herself against a home invasion?

    September 4, 2014 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  5. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Her tone my be impolite, but her message is true. Walker cares nothing about women, minorities or public servants. If the Kock boys say jump, he says ""HOW HIGH"?????

    September 4, 2014 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  6. Anonymous

    Male victimhood versus female sisterhood? Male superiority versus female suppression? Rah-Rah, Reince Priebus.

    September 4, 2014 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  7. MontoBon

    This is an absurd comment meant to slur someone with different opinions. It is a common ploy by some Democrats to whip up support by creating a fake "War on Women" story. It is no different than calling someone a racist because they don't agree with Obama's policies.

    September 4, 2014 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
  8. just me

    Lol, all the angry posts here tell me teabaggers just adore women. Women that keep their mouth shut and don't make a fuss.

    September 4, 2014 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  9. Anthony

    According to a recent report commissioned by two major Republican groups, including Crossroads GPS, women view the Republican party as “intolerant,” “lacking in compassion” and “stuck in the past.” So it is not just Walker who gives women the back of his hand.

    September 4, 2014 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  10. Rudy NYC

    smith

    Hmm, nothing better than Walker and Wasserman-Schultz? How about a post about the widow in AZ who defended herself against a home invasion?
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    Uh, because a home invasion has nothing to do with politics?

    You don't see an article about it for the same reason that you don't see an article about the kid tasered to death.

    September 4, 2014 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  11. Anonymous

    @just me
    Lol, all the angry posts here tell me teabaggers just adore women. Women that keep their mouth shut and don't make a fuss.

    You didn't include the posts from the male gender pretending to be female. They too are angry - and too stupid to understand the folly of their affectation.

    September 4, 2014 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  12. Rudy NYC

    Gunderson

    Whazzat?,
    Oh, sorry. This comes under the heading of BE SURE BRAIN IS ENGAGED BEFORE OPEN MOUTH. When you have nothing positive to say you have lost the game. Desperate Debbie??
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    Wow. Proof positive that some folks just don't listen to what they actually say. Talk about hypocrisy. Wow.

    September 4, 2014 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  13. denny

    Will the women who have been slapped by the back of his hand please come forward.

    September 4, 2014 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  14. Tom l

    I can't believe that she didn't mention that Scott Walker also kicks puppies and steals candy from babies too. She must have toned it down a bit for this speech.

    September 4, 2014 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  15. The Real Tom Paine

    @ tom l, funny how you never commented on how condescending and arrogant Reince Priebus is when he comments, yet, here you are again, tarnishing your halo of independence again about relatively mild comment from Wasserman-Schultz. Btw, its not kicks puppies and steals candy: he stabs puppies and performs medical experiments on them before eating them.

    September 4, 2014 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  16. Gunderson

    Humm,
    Let's look at the Cold Hard facts. If I remember correctly Governor Walker looked at the State coffers and saw tons of Red Ink. So he went to the leglsators and said either we do something or start handing out pink slips. It seems the democrats, who were in the minority left the state because they didn't want to pass the needed legistation. However it was passed, the state is now in the black, and a whole bunch of people left the union. On the re-call election Walker got more votes than the first time. Now if the Liberal's in Washington would get the message.

    September 4, 2014 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  17. Lolo

    This lady is smart and sharp. The haters can shove it. She tells it like it is. The GOP men hate women who are independent and can take care of themselves. Remember they want women to be seen and not heard.

    September 4, 2014 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  18. Rudy NYC

    Gunderson

    Humm,
    Let's look at the Cold Hard facts. If I remember correctly Governor Walker looked at the State coffers and saw tons of Red Ink. So he went to the leglsators and said either we do something or start handing out pink slips. It seems the democrats, who were in the minority left the state because they didn't want to pass the needed legistation. However it was passed, the state is now in the black, and a whole bunch of people left the union. On the re-call election Walker got more votes than the first time. Now if the Liberal's in Washington would get the message.
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    Let's look at the facts, then. Back in 2010, Walker promised 250,000 jobs during his first term. He's just barely hit 100,000 jobs, and Wisconsin is dead last among Midwestern states in economic growth,

    September 4, 2014 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  19. Tommy G

    The Real Tom Paine
    about relatively mild comment from Wasserman-Schultz.
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    Using terms associated with domestic violence against woman to describe a political opponent is "relatively mild"??? Well, now we know why these types of horrendous statements and lies by the leftist Democrats juts keep getting worse and worse. I guess we can now expect the Democrats to start accusing Republicans of beheading women and whipping them if they don't wear full coverage burqas! It truly shows how morally bankrupt the leftist Democrats are. There is simply NO LIMIT to their hate speech. And these are the people that want to lead this country? Scary.

    September 4, 2014 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  20. Ol' Yeller

    @The Real Tom Paine

    @ tom l, funny how you never commented on how condescending and arrogant Reince Priebus is when he comments, yet, here you are again, tarnishing your halo of independence again about relatively mild comment from Wasserman-Schultz. Btw, its not kicks puppies and steals candy: he stabs puppies and performs medical experiments on them before eating them.

    co-sign... mr. independent once again throwing his support behind republicants despite his silence (or defense) when republicant candidates say things like 'legitimate rape' and put forth insane medical theories like a woman's body having the ability to shut down non consensual fertilization.
    P.S. I don't believe walker has ever been videotaped kicking a puppy... but if he were, there would be multiple tea bagger posts on here defending his actions (and there would be tom i in his cheerleader outfit- "Give me an 'R'"... give me an 'E'....give me a 'P'.....(etc). "What's that spell?... Libertarian!")
    Give me a friggin break!

    September 4, 2014 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  21. Rudy NYC

    The Real Tom Paine

    @ tom l, funny how you never commented on how condescending and arrogant Reince Priebus is when he comments, yet, here you are again, tarnishing your halo of independence again about relatively mild comment from Wasserman-Schultz. ... ... ...
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    Sorry, Big Tom, my man, but I think you're wrong. "Tom L" frequently does comment on those types of articles. He's usually standing up, applauding what was said about a Democrat.

    September 4, 2014 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  22. reality check please

    Don't laugh, I'm sure the CEO who got canned for kicking a puppy was a Republican.

    September 4, 2014 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  23. reality check please

    I think the gop are morally bankrupt, they cut snap, over 50% of recipients were children, and did it for more top earners tax breaks. And aren't you willing to accept the fact he cheated, and broke what little campaign finance laws left, just because he hasn't been charged, the feds as much as said so, he had seperate hardline phones installed to try to hide it, these are the people you want running our country, I'll take a slightly over the top comment before that BS.

    September 4, 2014 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  24. rick

    Why is it that the political candidates totaly forget that its for the people they are supposed to be doing something? Not a single word about what they will do after get elected? But hyping about trivial things like end of world stuff? Or over doing it on things that have no bearing on the real problems.? All they are caring about is any way to stay out of un employment line.. Or worse. Fade into a nobody fast.. A usless has been.. Thats all any of them are after.. Cushy do nothing job..

    September 4, 2014 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  25. smith

    @Rudy-Guns and Gun Control are not political topics anymore?

    September 4, 2014 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
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