DNC chairwoman: Walker 'has given women the back of his hand'
September 3rd, 2014
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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. Silence DoGood

    @Sniffit
    To be fair, she's now apologized for using those words....which means she now also owes every liberal and/or Dem out there a huge apology for having no freekin backbone. Nothing irritates me more than being stuck supporting people who fail to fight and stand up for what they believe in, even if they voiced it with salty language. Grow a pair, Debbie. Had this been a GOPer/Teatroll they'd have doubled down and told everyone criticizing them for it to go drink rubber cement....and they'd have gotten away with it because IOKIYAR. Dems back down and go all jelly-spine in the face of attacks and it only chums the water for the MSM.
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    Dems need to get fired up by the Progressives in their midst. She shouldn't be apologizing for anything. The TP/GOP literally makes crap up and they never apologize of starting rumors, lies, and conspiracy theories. How many Birthers are still out there? A lot I bet!!! Dems need to get strong, angry and committed to Progress.

    September 4, 2014 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  2. The Real Tom Paine

    Gundy, people like the Kochs have been doing things with your money, with all the tax breaks that have been given to them. How does it feel to subsidize a billionaire aristocrat?

    September 4, 2014 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  3. Honestly

    Ok...I keep getting moderated out...I wonder why?

    tom I wrote:

    "And I think there is way too much focus from politicians on telling people what to do with their own money – they act like it's all their own money and we're just lucky to be able to keep what we do."

    There is a difference between "currency" and "value".

    September 4, 2014 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  4. Democrat Junk

    SDG.....Point taken and dismissed as elaborate baloney. Silence would do you good.

    September 4, 2014 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  5. Honestly

    Gunderson wrote:

    "... ... Just read a report the people are hoarding huge sums of cash. Now what do you suppose that is all about?"

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    There is a difference between "saving" money and "stealing" money.

    September 4, 2014 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  6. Honestly

    I am persuaded that there is a tactic emerging that appears to resonate on the right more so than on the left. It appears to be something like a "shell game", "bait and switch", or "musical chairs" tactic being employed to deceive people.

    September 4, 2014 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  7. Democrat Junk

    Rudy NYC......Thank you for setting Gurgyl straight. Its been going on too long. No substance...just gibberish.

    September 4, 2014 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  8. Sniffit

    "Do you have a delusional memory of president Bush, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid in the Capitol Rotunda, arms locked singing Kum Ba Ya???"

    For you to ask that question after the way the country dropped all partisan politics during and after 9-11 is pretty freekin dumb. And yeah, Dubya/Cheney/Rummy got plenty of Dems to vote for Iraq military action based on their lies. Dems also allowed Roberts and Alito to be appointed to the SCOTUS, two of the biggest conservative ideologues ever to sit there. So yeah...

    #NOBODY'SFOOLED

    September 4, 2014 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  9. Stratgerist

    She's not a serious person. She has been a serial "bombthrower" for many years and has had to retract or apologize for statements before...nothing new from her, unfortunately.

    September 4, 2014 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  10. August

    Silence: Kindly look at the crap that dems are spewing in the races and you should see that this is just as bad from both sides. Not just from your hated party.
    Paine....same idea...look at what Soros and a number of other dem favorites have been doing in the world. Not all peaches and cream from that side either. They give/get their tax breaks and subsidies too.

    September 4, 2014 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  11. Ol' Yeller

    "Grow up Rudy Politics isn't bean ball, but even the candidate in WI is distancing herself from what Wasserman-Schultz said. It is way out of line."

    You were right, then you were wrong... the WI candidate is 'distancing herself' because it needed to be said, but she couldn't say it w/o suffering damage... so Wasserman Schultz helped her out.... if I were to see you on here posting your 'outrage' about the CANDIDATES (not some paid attack dog... the candidates) on the right who have said much, much worse things, then I might have some sympathy for you, but instead some of your own words of wisdom to leave you with... 'politics isn't bean ball' (and that is a two way street, my friend).

    September 4, 2014 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  12. Honestly

    I was going to vote republican in 2008 because I agreed with some of their ideologies (tax cuts for the rich, pro-life, marriage between man and woman.), but I smelled some BS and the wind was blowing from the right at the time. Also, I learned about being compassionate towards others by the word of God.

    September 4, 2014 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  13. Sniffit

    "They give/get their tax breaks and subsidies too."

    And are willing to give them up. So yeah, your point?

    September 4, 2014 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  14. J Anthony

    @rob: "way out of line?" give me a break.. Such hypocrites. What's way out of line is plutocratic puppets from both parties lacking the backbone to start speaking honestly about how we've all been taken to the cleaners by the private international banking cartels who own and control our monetary-system. For too long, willfully ignorant partisan hacks have refused to hear and/or speak the truth about the national debt and how it came to be. As long as our money-supply is created as a debt to private-bankers, the nation's wealth will continue to be siphoned off into private vaults, leaving (artificial) scarcity in its wake. This is the root of our fiscal troubles. I implore everyone to learn about it and understand it. Our colonial ancestors fought the American Revolution to be free of the same system we have today.

    September 4, 2014 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  15. The Real Tom Paine

    August,

    I don't give Soros or anyone a pass because of their politics. Just because I disagree with you is no excuse for you to assume anything about me, or anyone else on here, especially since I've never seen you post. I would appreciate that consideration from you, if you can be bothered to try. Have a nice day.

    September 4, 2014 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  16. Destiny CCBC

    I believe that the women’s issues chairwoman should not have had to apologize for what she said about the governor and how she said it. This is because we all have the right of freedom of speech and freedom of the press. Also, women should fight for their rights as much or harder than anyone else would fight for anything else. If we want to get a point across it shouldn’t matter how harsh the words are or how it sounds. If you can get a point across without sounding harsh then go for it. If you have tried with no success or there’s no other way to get your point across, then the only thing to do is be harsh.

    September 4, 2014 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  17. Dumbas[R]ocks

    August...nice try at more false equivalency. Yes, Soros and all [D]s take advantage of the laws as they stand.

    But the REAL issue is which side is trying to change the laws to give a better shot to the middle class and the poor for improving their lot, and to truly be the tide that lifts ALL boats, including the rich.

    Your way has proven to be the following trickle-down nonsense: let's give the rich the majority of the tax breaks, so they can give the low and middle classes short-term jobs to build boat lifts, so the rich can get their boats to rise artificially, so that we can all wait for the body of water to magically catch up with all the artificially lifted boats.

    Check out how the economy has fared under [D] vs [R] administrations over the last 50 years. Read it and weep in embarrassment for your failed ideology.

    September 4, 2014 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  18. Chris..E.Al

    Oh me omg the dems have got us into a unfunded war to save our hides ? Something is very fishy about this situation ? I KNOW its the shrubs fault and all and everything but grow up and pursue them to the pit an the gates of hell forever and ever your either with us or against .

    September 4, 2014 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  19. Thomas

    A former rising star in the Republican Party, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was red-faced and sobbing Thursday after a jury convicted him and his wife on multiple counts related to influence-peddling while he was in office.

    And to think Mitt Romney almost asked him to be his VP .

    September 4, 2014 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  20. cal

    The GOP have given women the back of the hand for decades. She is speaking the truth. The war on women continues by the GOP. GOP only can count on the older white male vote. They have alienated every other group. The GOP have been taken over by right wing extremists who no longer represent moderate Americans. They are no longer a national party.

    September 5, 2014 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  21. Sniffit

    "Oh me omg the dems have got us into a unfunded war to save our hides ?"

    Really? And on what do you base this? What war? What authorization? What "unfunded"? Action in Iraq is currently being taken under the War Powers Act and if anything needs to be done past that, it will require Congress to authorize it. Obama's best move should be to tell Congress what needs to be done AND that he'll sign no authorizations to do it that do not provide the funding for it separate from and in addition to the rest of existing budget and government funding. Policing the universe is not free and it's not cheap and if our foreign policy is going to be dictated by the arrogance of believing that it's noble for us to interfere wherever it suits us, then we need to start putting the cost and consequence of doing so front and center. Hiding it off the books like Dubya did, hiding it in deficits and debt, hiding it in the nebulous effects it has on the economy, hiding it with spending cuts to programs that serve the poor or middle-class or provide absolute necessities like enforcement of laws to preserve clean drinking water or provide for emergency funding for natural disaster relief...ALL OF THAT MUST END. Amurikans need to start having an understanding of the COST of our foreign policy adventurism and corporate imperialism...which might start waking people up to some of the realities of what it's doing to our country here at home...so the ones who will fight tooth and nail to prevent that from happening are the neocons. They want you afraid and blinded to the costs so that there will be no shift in public opinion away from their ridiculous, horribly damaging ideology of playing the gardener of world democracy, planting and pruning as we see fit.

    September 5, 2014 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  22. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    My goodness. What exactly did she say that was so wrong?? She told the truth. The GOPT tells flat out lies and the MSM runs with them like they're gospel. Why on earth should she apologize??

    I couldn't agree with you more Sniffitt about the milquetoast dems. Grow some!!

    September 5, 2014 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  23. Rusty Krus

    @Chris..E.Al
    Oh me omg the dems have got us into a unfunded war to save our hides ? Something is very fishy about this situation ? I KNOW its the shrubs fault and all and everything but grow up and pursue them to the pit an the gates of hell forever and ever your either with us or against .

    Uh, er... If you say so?

    September 5, 2014 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  24. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    @Sniffit
    "Oh me omg the dems have got us into a unfunded war to save our hides ?"

    Really? And on what do you base this? What war? What authorization? What "unfunded"? Action in Iraq is currently being taken under the War Powers Act and if anything needs to be done past that, it will require Congress to authorize it.

    Sniffit, save your energy. "Chris..E.Al" doesn't understand reason and can't even string a coherent sentence together.

    September 5, 2014 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  25. sonny chapman

    That might be over the top. But the Republican Party's War on Women is well within the "Rules" of Political Decency.

    September 5, 2014 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
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