Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Harpy Who Cried Wolf

Remember back on January 16, 2011 when Debbie Poodleman Wasserman-Schultz pledged to Bob Schieffer on Face The Nation that a “new era of politeness” would begin with her in the aftermath of the shooting of Gabrielle Gifford?  Apparently neither does she.
“It is absolutely critical that we lead by example. That we take this opportunity to—going forward—not shrink from vigorously advocating our views, but stop treating our opponents like the enemy. And try to push the reset button on a more civil discourse because that’s what Gabby was a leader on. That’s what—that’s what her hopes were for the future.”
Fast forward to Wednesday, September 3, 2014.  During a round-table discussion in Milwaukee, the DNC Chairwoman heaved some pretty ugly rhetoric at Republican Governor Scott Walker.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel DWS said, “Scott Walker has given women the back of his hand. I know that is stark. I know that is direct. But that is reality.  What Republican Tea Party extremists like Scott Walker are doing is they are grabbing us by the hair and pulling us back. It is not going to happen on our watch.”

As you might imagine, her comments drew some well-deserved outrage.

The president of Concerned Women for America, Penny Nance, said “Wasserman Schultz owes an apology to all victims of abuse. It is degrading and outrageous to make false personal accusations rather than discuss real and complicated issues of economic policy. She erroneously conflated physical violence with a political disagreement.”

Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE) said, “I am tired of these cheap, dishonest scare tactics being used to try and intimidate women to vote one way or another. Women are strong, women are smart, and women deserve better than this garbage.  Moreover, I am disgusted that the nation’s leading Democrat would compare legitimate policy disagreements to an instance of domestic violence.”

Hot Air’s Noah Rothman wrote, “This callous appropriation of the language of abuse is unlikely to change any of the minds of those for whom accessing taxpayer-funded abortifacients is tantamount to having the right to vote, but it is going to blunt any future offensives in the ‘war on women.’  Every Republican candidate from here to November is perfectly justified in deflecting the silly gotcha questions they will receive from debate moderators about access to contraception by referencing Wasserman Schultz’s belittling of domestic violence.”

Would someone kindly remind Debbie that radical Islam will show her what a real War on Women looks like.

After the fecal matter hit the air circulation device and she was rebuked by Walker’s Democratic opponent she “retreated” from her remarks:  “I shouldn’t have used the words I used, but that shouldn’t detract from the broader point that I was making that Scott Walker’s policies have been bad for Wisconsin women, whether it’s mandating ultrasounds, repealing an equal pay law, or rejecting federal funding for preventative health care, Walker’s record speaks for itself.”

Her ugly remarks spawned a petition demanding she resign as Chair of the DNC.

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