It is election season and unfortunately the knives are sharpened and flying in and out of the backs of candidates throughout the republic. We know politics is dirty but some people find filth down right appealing.
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Florida found a large stake to drive into Governor Scott Walker (R-WI). Schultz likened his record on women, as essentially amounting to domestic violence.
Really, domestic violence? This is not a stretch it is a straight drop off the cliff of good sense and a hard landing onto the rocks that she apparently is willing to throw in a desperate attempt to vilify a candidate that has a great record.
In a roundtable discussion held Wednesday she was quoted, as saying,
"Scott Walker has given women the back of his hand," the Florida congresswoman said during her visit to the governor's home state. "I know that is stark. I know that is direct. But it is a reality."
What reality does she live in?, according to this Representative, her description of the back of the hand is summed up in Walker’s opposition to raising the minimum wage and the offer to provide more resources to workers to combat employee discrimination. We also discover that “fists of fury” include ultrasounds being provided before an abortion so that a woman can make an educated choice. Who knows she may discover the fetus (Latin for baby) is not a shapeless blob.
To invoke the charge of domestic violence as a comparison of the decisions Walker has made, shows the great outreach Wasserman is making to the low information voter. This is the propaganda for the unlearned and uninterested. It is the stuff of lies and exaggeration that gets the voters steamed at a candidate. The sound bite taken out of context and used in social media and ads to mislead the public.
Wasserman-Schultz seems to have issues with wages and birth control. Money and pills for everyone that is the theme of the Democratic Party. If you think that the “pill of responsibility” shouldn’t be offered to a public that should be able to make health decisions without mandates then maybe the insulting and abusive tone that is inferred should also be addressed as assault.
Walker voted against the reauthorization of the “Violence against Women Act” because of new provisions related to the LGBT community that he was not in favor of. As we can be assured there is more to the story than meets the eye.
In a statement to CBS News, Wasserman Schultz conceded, "I shouldn't have used the words I used."
Well we all know you can’t un -ring a bell !