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. Thomas

    The guy should be in Prison .

    Scot Walker / Rick Perry 2016
    Strong on Stupid , Smart on Sense ?

    September 4, 2014 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    Tina
    Frankly, I think this "woman" needs a psychological evaluation. She does herself, her party and her cause no good with these over the top, hateful statements that attempt to associate a political opponent with abuse of women. Any woman with an ounce of decency or common sense would never associate themselves with her hate speech.

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    What are you talking about? This article isn't about the dimwitted half-term governor from Alaska!

    September 4, 2014 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  3. Lisa P

    Former Democrat Progressive Communist

    If this woman is the best the Democrats have to put up as the spokesperson of the party then it is no wonder they are looking to take another shellacking at the polls in November. She belittles ALL women who have been the victim of domestic violence with her misuse of the language for political smear tactics.
    September 4, 2014 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm
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    But you don't care that Governor Walker kicked low income women and mothers with handicapped children off Medicaid? Some priorities you have there. If you think party politics and overheated rhetoric with no connection to the real world is the problem then perhaps you should look in the mirror.

    September 4, 2014 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  4. The Real Tom Paine

    Gundy,

    know anyone who went to college on the GI bill? Know anyone who has been kept out of poverty in their old age? Ever drive on a federal highway? Your belief that there are no accomplishments as a result of the Feds being involved is one of the most staggering displays of deliberate, willful ignorance I have ever seen. Btw, the Right was warned about tax cuts ballooning the debt, and they ignored the advice of their own economists.

    September 4, 2014 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  5. sammy750

    Tell him Debbie,

    September 4, 2014 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  6. Lisa P

    just asking

    it is amazing anybody in here supports this type of political attack. but the democrats see the light at the end of the tunnel and know it is the train about to hit them in november. desperation makes people do and say desperate things. after so much of this kind of stupid talk, nobody believes anything the democrats have to say anymore. this just seals it even more in the minds of many independent voters.
    September 4, 2014 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
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    Here's Johnnie

    If you look real close it looks like this woman has fangs. Is there a vampire caucus in the Democrat Party?
    September 4, 2014 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm
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    You were saying something about some type of political attack being a sign or desperation, just asking? And what type of stupid talk political attack might that be?

    September 4, 2014 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    Say WHAT???

    I love it when Democrats like Debbie Wasser-Schitz open their hateful, divisive moths and spew this type of hateful speech. It shows the whole country just who the leaders are of the Democrat Party and how absolutely horrible they are, both morally and politically.
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    Seriously? Haven't you been listening to the Republican leaders? From people committing the party to having a number one goal of unseating the president after a single term, to people saying that are committed to "blocking the Obama agenda", Republicans lost the general election in 2012 and a number of seats in the gerrymandered House for a reason.

    September 4, 2014 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  8. The Real Tom Paine

    Tom l, the history of public health issues has its origins in-surprise! 19th century Republicans who were trying to promote the " right behaviors" in people. Everything from health food to public parks has its origins in the GOP trying to control the behavior of people. Take it up with the Republicans on here. Pssst: Progressives started with the GOP.

    September 4, 2014 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  9. tom l

    "Believe it or not, that cash in your pocket really does belong to Uncle Sam. The government sets the rules on how its' currency can and cannot be used. If you do not like some of those rules, then that's just too bad. Get over it."
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    Rudy couldn't have demonstrated his thoughts or mindset any better than in this comment. In the other story on Kissinger, you should read how much he trusts the government over a personal physician with 30 years of experience. Rudy told that guy that the doctor was taking him to the cleaners and the government was just wonderful.

    September 4, 2014 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  10. Gurgyl

    This Scott Walker is a plain idiot. I don't know who elected this nasty pig.

    September 4, 2014 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  11. tom l

    The Real Tom Paine

    Tom l, the history of public health issues has its origins in-surprise! 19th century Republicans who were trying to promote the " right behaviors" in people. Everything from health food to public parks has its origins in the GOP trying to control the behavior of people. Take it up with the Republicans on here. Pssst: Progressives started with the GOP.
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    And you have now demonstrated, again, why I am not a republican either. As I have stated, from their stance on gay marriage and other social issues, it is the primary reason I am not a republican either. I am tired of the govt telling me what to do. I'd like to make my own decisions.

    September 4, 2014 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  12. Bill from GA

    Gunderson – " Uh, Paine,
    I don't have defend Walker's accomplishments in Wisconsin. The voters did it for me. "

    I'm sure you feel the same way about President Obama.

    September 4, 2014 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  13. Bill from GA

    Gunderson – " we have had 100 years of big liberal ideas. .... So tell me, which ones do you count as successes? "

    1) A country most of the world sees as the best opportunity for freedom,in spite of right-wing propaganda claiming otherwise
    2)The world's greatest economy
    3) Mostly equal rights for all races, and religions ( despite the rhetoric of leftie agitators)
    4) The world's greatest military

    Plenty more; I don't have all day. But the Big Liberal Ideas haven't hurt so much as you imply.

    September 4, 2014 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  14. The Real Tom Paine

    @tom l, good luck with that. You have to decide which side you can tolerate more. Gurgyl, leave the "nasty pig" comments where they belong: untyped.

    September 4, 2014 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  15. Ol' Yeller

    @Jeff Brown in Jersey

    "Ooooooh! A woman has the nerve to open her mouth and attack a crooked, Republican Governor! "

    Luckily this article mentions scott walker, otherwise your post would be very difficult to decipher...a crooked, republicant Governor is a wide open field... it would be easier to name the name the NON crooked, republicant Governors which would be... ah... er, just a minute... uhhhhh... er... there was, er....

    Oops...

    September 4, 2014 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  16. The Real Tom Paine

    Gundy,

    You picked this fight, so please at least try to defend Walker with something other than a recall election held over 2 years ago where he took directions from the Kochs. Walker is in the fight of his life right now, because he failed to deliver on his economic Nirvana promises. It appears as though the fantasy of Scott Walker is about to come to a crashing end, since its clear his actions had more to do with tactical political desires rather than actually helping the people of WI. 40% of quota at the end of the term is a termination offense, and his review is coming up. Obama passed his with flying colors, according to the people of WI, so get ready to see your hero lose his job.

    September 4, 2014 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  17. Rudy NYC

    tom l

    "Believe it or not, that cash in your pocket really does belong to Uncle Sam. The government sets the rules on how its' currency can and cannot be used. If you do not like some of those rules, then that's just too bad. Get over it."
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    Rudy couldn't have demonstrated his thoughts or mindset any better than in this comment. In the other story on Kissinger, you should read how much he trusts the government over a personal physician with 30 years of experience. Rudy told that guy that the doctor was taking him to the cleaners and the government was just wonderful.
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    You're lying, tom. I told the guy either his doctor was ripping him off, or he may be misunderstanding what he was being told. I wasn't even trying to be partisan, but you're to partisan to notice nothing but what you want to see. Alas, it's already too late, because the cat is out of the bag. Tom will be repeating this lie until the sun burns out.

    September 4, 2014 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  18. CALIFORNIA

    DNC is getting very desperate. I love it.

    September 4, 2014 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  19. Marcus (from...?)

    Honestly? I am not fond of such kind of analogy. But I understand why she decided to use it, and though I personally don't support it, I am not (much) offended as if she would have used it on another GOP politician.

    September 4, 2014 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  20. J Anthony

    Who are you self-righteous hypocrites acting indignant over the woman's language? But it's ok with you when divisive, insulting rhetoric is aimed at those you disagree with? Never a word from any of you then!

    September 4, 2014 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  21. Dumbas[R]ocks

    Beat that rightwing maggot, Walker, like the old dilapidated drum he is.

    September 4, 2014 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  22. Dumbas[R]ocks

    I see that the usual gaggle of rightwing [R] malignants have already taken their beatings on this thread like the cowardly posters of lies that they are. Good job [D]s, expose them until they bleed, to the truth they are so allergic to.

    September 4, 2014 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  23. J Anthony

    @CALIFORNIA: yeah they're desperate, but not as desperate as RNC fools who can't figure out how to pretend they care about people who are unlike themselves. All this woman is doing is fighting fire with fire. As usual, rightwing hypocrites can dish it out but they can't take it in.

    September 4, 2014 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  24. Gurgyl

    This Wisconsin idiot is just like Bob McDonalds of Virginia. Watch out this guy too. All Republican trash no ethics.

    September 4, 2014 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  25. Rudy NYC

    CALIFORNIA

    DNC is getting very desperate. I love it.
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    Nah. The only thing worrying Democrats is that the House Republicans may not shut down the government again. But, if you get them angry and riled up enough, then they are bound to do it all over again. Fifty plus repeal votes. LOL

    "If at first you don't succeed, try, try, again."

    September 4, 2014 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
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