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. don in albuquerque

    Chris..E
    Perhaps you could elaborate for us what YOU would do if you were in the presidents position with regard to ISIS.

    September 5, 2014 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  2. Gurgyl

    -djunk, you are really junk. Nonsense. I bet you watch Ann Coulter, fox trash. Tell me what did your republicans do for USA. Rudy, I am sorry, but I tell the truth. I don't mean to demean any. Thanks, Rudy.

    September 5, 2014 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Honestly wrote:

    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.
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    I have been referring to the 2010 election cycle as "The Great Sucker Punch" since early 2011 when they rolled out "radical right wing social engineering", instead of the "jobs, jobs, jobs" that they had promised.

    September 5, 2014 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    "@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."
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    Fair enough...I don't expect to win any converts from that crowd...it's just that their idiocy it sometimes makes for a great rant launchpad hehe

    September 5, 2014 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  5. cal

    Do not be fooled GOP war on women continues. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is right and come this November the GOp is going to get what it richly deserves.

    September 5, 2014 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  6. Ray E. (Georgia)

    this here little lady should be washing he hubsands sox and takin care of his needs. a feller has needs and so does his kids i bet she dont have but won kid! why if she wud shut her dang trap her hubsand wudn;t have to smak her so much! PERIUD!

    September 5, 2014 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  7. tom l

    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

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    True, they absolutely united around the president following 9/11 however apparently you forgot that before that the dems continually harped that he wasn't even really elected. I am not saying that Bush was great, I am not supporting Bush. I'm just trying to get you to be honest about how Bush was treated before 9/11 and then in the final years of his presidency when he was called a "total failure" by the speaker of the house and a "loser" and a "liar" by Harry Reid. Every president faces opposition. It just seems you don't feel it's fair or justified when that opposition is against your guy.

    #NOBODY'S FOLLOWING #NOBODYS FOOLED

    September 5, 2014 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  8. rs

    Rudy NYC

    Honestly wrote:

    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.
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    I have been referring to the 2010 election cycle as "The Great Sucker Punch" since early 2011 when they rolled out "radical right wing social engineering", instead of the "jobs, jobs, jobs" that they had promised.
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    Three observations-

    * You are both right in your statements
    * The GOP has behaved shamelessly towards the civil, economic, legal, and medical needs of women in our nation (not that they have done much on these fronts for anyone else)- and they cannot refute that
    * They have nothing to run on- no policies, no programs no ideas

    September 5, 2014 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  9. Rick McDaniel

    @Ray E. (Georgia)
    this here little lady should be washing he hubsands sox and takin care of his needs. a feller has needs and so does his kids i bet she dont have but won kid! why if she wud shut her dang trap her hubsand wudn;t have to smak her so much! PERIUD!

    I AGREE!

    September 5, 2014 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  10. Chris..E.Al

    @ Sniffit i agree with some of that speech you gave there . Its a mess no doubt the truth lies somewhere in the middle i suppose ? If you democrats want to standup for this nation do so by protecting her first and foremost . 2 Send the illegals packing . 3 Stop the war on energy ( poor folks cant afford their power bills and heating it hurts the bottom line do you ppl not get this ) 4 Stop forcing gov reg down corps throats this stops growth and sends them abroad . 5 Use some common sense its getting out of hand .

    September 5, 2014 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  11. Layla Godey

    Hyperbolic rhetoric...or politicking. (Is there even a difference?)

    September 5, 2014 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  12. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Rick McDaniel says:
    September 5, 2014 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm
    @Ray E. (Georgia)
    this here little lady should be washing he hubsands sox and takin care of his needs. a feller has needs and so does his kids i bet she dont have but won kid! why if she wud shut her dang trap her hubsand wudn;t have to smak her so much! PERIUD!

    I AGREE!

    Typical southern gents.....😗😗

    September 5, 2014 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  13. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    @Chris..E.Al
    Stop forcing gov reg down corps throats this stops growth and sends them abroad

    Regulations like keeping our air, water and land free of toxic waste? Regulations that make sure corporations hire people other than white men? regulations that demand workers have proper Personal Protective Equipment? Regulations that ensure children aren't treated as slave labor? THE NERVE OF THOSE PESKY LIBERALS!!!!!

    September 5, 2014 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  14. Sniffit

    Add Ahmed Godane to Obama's list. Boy are the Teatrolls going to be angry about it. Nothing makes them more upset than when he has a victory to tout. NOTHING.

    " the truth lies somewhere in the middle i suppose"

    Don't suppose. Go out and get facts and understand. The fairy tale folksy wisdom of "the truth (or the solution) always lies somewhere in the middle" is a logical fallacy.

    September 5, 2014 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  15. Chris..E.Al

    I guess there is more wmd in Iraq and its issl . everyone knows Sadummy used it on his own and Iran Bushes fault . Carter armed Iraq years ago anyway along with others damn what a mess .

    September 5, 2014 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  16. Rudy NYC

    Chris..E.Al

    @ Sniffit i agree with some of that speech you gave there . Its a mess no doubt the truth lies somewhere in the middle i suppose ? If you democrats want to standup for this nation do so by protecting her first and foremost . 2 Send the illegals packing . 3 Stop the war on energy ( poor folks cant afford their power bills and heating it hurts the bottom line do you ppl not get this ) 4 Stop forcing gov reg down corps throats this stops growth and sends them abroad . 5 Use some common sense its getting out of hand .
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    TRANSLATION [the short version] – Start acting like Republicans.

    TRANSLATION [a longer version]
    1- When there is opportunity to drop bombs on someone, thump your chest while you do it.
    2- Let's roundup everyone who doesn't look like us Gestapo-style, and send them to Mexico.
    3- Promote the oil companies, despite the fact McCain/Palin campaigned on alternative energy.
    4- Start forcing social and morality based legislation down people's throats, instead.
    5- Listen to the hive mind at all times. Independent thought is prohibited.

    Does anyone else remember that campaign stop Michelle Bachmann made at a meat processing facility where her them was too many government regulations. The optics were great. Go to a food processing facility to complain about too many government regulations. She toured the plant's meat processing without a hair restraint. She even cut up some stuff with a big knife with her hair uncovered. What really took the cake is the fact that everyone else within camera shot was wearing hair restraints: workers, press corps, even her own staff.

    September 5, 2014 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  17. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    Yep Jeff... There actually was a time when Republicans CARED about the environment. In fact, Tricky Dick cared. Look how far they've strayed- on that issue and many, many others. Seems like greed has won out...

    September 5, 2014 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  18. Anonymous

    Yep, still not a peep about the convicted felon ex-VA governor and his convicted felon wife, but the "liberal" CNN keeps this non-story about a Dem female stating facts at the top of the ticker for TWO DAYS – AND reopens the previously closed message thread so the republicants can feign more outrage at such non-controversy. And it's not just CNN – the entire "liberal media" is having a blackout of news related to the convicted felon ex-VA governor and his convicted felon wife. What's up with that?!

    September 5, 2014 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  19. Chris..E.Al

    I Know obama just wants to go to Iraq and and help big daddy Bush pilot and tricky Dix C . big oil investments . Darn what hypocrites You will never hear a repub say such a thing .

    September 5, 2014 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  20. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    What I think is interesting is the Republicans impecable timing. What ever happened to "drill baby, drill" -just before the BP oil spill... Or Bubba Jingles speech on government waste that included his snorting laughter about "monitoring volcanoes in Alaska", just before one blew and almost cost people their lives in a plane crash. Don't they ever get tired of being the party of stupid?

    September 5, 2014 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  21. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Anonymous says:
    September 5, 2014 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm
    Yep, still not a peep about the convicted felon ex-VA governor and his convicted felon wife, but the “liberal” CNN keeps this non-story about a Dem female stating facts at the top of the ticker for TWO DAYS – AND reopens the previously closed message thread so the republicants can feign more outrage at such non-controversy. And it’s not just CNN – the entire “liberal media” is having a blackout of news related to the convicted felon ex-VA governor and his convicted felon wife. What’s up with that?!

    Same thing happened when Cowboy Fonzie got his mug shot taken. I kept asking where's his mug shot and each and every post got zapped. I tried at least 10 times. Liberal media my eye.

    September 5, 2014 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  22. Rudy NYC

    Chris..E.Al

    I Know obama just wants to go to Iraq and and help big daddy Bush pilot and tricky Dix C . big oil investments . Darn what hypocrites You will never hear a repub say such a thing .
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    That's funny. I thought I just heard a Republican.

    September 5, 2014 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  23. Chris..E.Al

    I think cnn broke the bank in MO. and all around the world reporting on all the democrates failed policies on every point of the globe ? Its hard to keep up my my cnn may have to hire mo employees if the dems keeps all this madness up its going to be a tear jerker coming down the road one day ?

    September 5, 2014 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  24. rycher

    Ya Rudy NC, lets look at cold hard facts... the president said you could keep your doctor if you wanted.. the president said you could keep your plan.. the president said he'd knock the deficit in half... the president said he would save every family 2500 dollars a year...

    Ya.. i see that you like to pick and choose what people say.. There is no bigger liar than our scmbag president. but you go on picking out the minor things of the GOP.. hey look, theres a treee limb in your eye..

    September 5, 2014 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  25. Rudy NYC

    Chris..E.Al

    I think cnn broke the bank in MO. and all around the world reporting on all the democrates failed policies on every point of the globe ? Its hard to keep up my my cnn may have to hire mo employees if the dems keeps all this madness up its going to be a tear jerker coming down the road one day ?
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    That's funny, I thought I just heard a Republican accusing Democrats of creating jobs. I did. I did.

    September 5, 2014 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
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