Democrats are the first to cry “foul” if anyone says anything mean about them, but they certainly have no filter of their own.
I suppose it’s understandable that an inexperienced congressional candidate with very little chance of winning might want to give himself some notoriety by comparing Republicans in Congress to the barbaric murderers of ISIS.
But what excuse does the illustrious chairwoman of the DNC, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, have to belittle, diminish and offend victims of domestic violence?
Dang it Debbie, you’re sounding as insensitive and boneheaded as Gwyneth Paltrow, for goodness sake, when she said being a celebrity is like being in war.
In case you missed it, according to the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, Little Debbie “ripped into Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s record Wednesday during a round-table discussion on women’s issues at the Milwaukee Athletic Club.”
The Florida congresswoman 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.” Wasserman Schultz added: “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.”
Republican Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch said she was “shocked” that Wasserman Schultz used domestic violence language to discuss political disagreements.
“I think the remarks were absolutely hideous and the motive behind them was despicable,” Kleefisch said.”
Agreed, Lt. Gov Kleefisch, agreed. Let’s review, shall we?
According to the Department of Justice “Family Violence Statistics,” “approximately 9.2 million victims, sustained injuries ranging from serious, including gun shot wounds and rape, to minor, such as bruises and minor cuts.”
“Unless indicated otherwise, statistics on violent crime in this report pertain to all forms of the following crimes: criminal homicide, completed and attempted rape, sexual assault (including threats), robbery, assault (including threats), kidnaping, intimidation, illegal abortion, extortion, cruelty towards child or wife, hit-and-run driving with bodily injury, and miscellaneous crimes against persons (as opposed to crimes against property).”
How is this morally equivalent to politics in any way? (But then again, liberals seem to have very strange ideas about “moral equivalency” in any event, which is why Nancy Pelosi can describe Hamas as a “humanitarian organization.”)
As a woman (yes, it’s a woman writing this, not Col. West), I am completely offended that you, Congresswoman, believe I am stupid enough to fall for your appalling rhetoric.
You really think when Governor Walker talks about lowering taxes or not caving to unions, I’m thinking he’s dragging me by the hair?
But here’s what really gets me. Liberals think not raising the minimum wage or forcing companies to provide free abortifacients to their employees is akin to domestic violence, but think nothing of the domestic violence of destroying fetuses.
As I mentioned here before, the Department of Health and Human Services tracks physical abuse of the unborn – but doesn’t count abortion in that category. Abuse = bad. Death = a woman’s right. But that’s a discussion for a different article.
The point is, the Left will use any sort of inflammatory language to distract Americans from the fact that their policies stink.
And maybe that’s why conservatives have such a tough time. Words like epic fail, inept and incompetent – even dangerous, destructive, un-constitutional or lawless – just don’t have the same emotional intensity, even though they factually describe what is happening under liberal “leadership.”
But to liberals, facts simply get in the way of the agenda.