The head of the Democratic National Committee Debbie Wasserman Schultz attacked Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) earlier this week and accused him of engaging in domestic violence against women.
Wasserman-Schultz said that Governor Walker had “given women the back of his hand” and is “grabbing us by the hair and pulling us back.”
“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.”
The language is way over the top – but it’s right in line with what Democrats have been saying for years now. They’ve realized that their “War on Women” rhetoric wins them votes, so they’ll keep hammering that theme until it’s dead. What surprises me is that the media finally seems to think that the DNC and Wasserman Schultz have crossed a line. Yes, her rhetoric is beyond the pale, but Democrats’ language with the War on Women, the battle over illegal immigration, and the debate over welfare issues has always been vile. Embellished Language is the chief tool used by Democrats when debating certain political issues, because when they argue from fact… they lose. So instead they call us racists, homophobes, xenophobes, misogynists, hatemongers, warmongers and worse.
Wouldn’t it be nice to just argue ideas for once?
Here’s CNN’s Jake Tapper and Dana Bash deciding that this controversy will stick around for a while…
Can I just finish with one more point?
The Democrats have turned to basically calling every Republican running for office an “extremist,” and then try to tie them to the Tea Party. While Walker did have the support of the Tea Party in his run for Governor, he is hardly “extreme.” The media continues to allow Democrats to make this claim of every Republican they talk about, and no one calls them on it! If Scott Walker is an example of an “extreme” conservative… than the middle point in our nation has become socialist. Scott Walkeris no “extremist”… in fact he’s as mainstream as a politician can be, right or left.
Anyway, here’s hoping this controversy sticks around long enough for people (the media included) to realize that the Democrat “War on Women” meme is a farce. It was conjured up by some P.R. Firm in Washington, D.C. and it’s about time America punished the Democrats for thinking so little of women that they would (mis)use them for political reasons.