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Wasserman Schultz crosses line in big way; compares Republican governor to wife beater

The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee trivialized the plight of domestic violence victims Wednesday by comparing Republican right-to-work policies with wife-beating.

debbiewassermanschultz0904Speaking of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his pro-growth economic agenda during a campaign stop in Wisconsin, Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz was graphic – and insulting.

“Scott Walker has given women the back of his hand,” Wassermann Schultz said, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “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.”

Back of his hand? Grabbing us by the hair? You’d think Wasserman Schultz was talking about a Kennedy, or a Clinton maybe. Not comparing a Republican governor’s municipal finance reforms to a form of assault that sounds very much like a precursor to rape.

Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch was quick to call out Wasserman Schultz.

“I think the remarks were absolutely hideous and the motive behind them was despicable,” Kleefisch said.

The Dem PR gamely tried to cover:

Lily Adams, DNC deputy communications director, said in a statement, “Domestic violence is an incredibly serious issue, and the congresswoman (Wasserman Schultz) was by no means belittling the very real pain survivors experience.”

Really? When she compared Walker reforms that stopped public employee unions from putting the arm on workers for union dues that ended up feeding Democrat political campaigns to domestic assault – an overwhelmingly anti-woman crime – that’s exactly what she was doing.

And everyone outside the media-Democrat complex knew it.

Walker’s re-election campaign decided to make the most of Wasserman Schultz’s attack by using it as a peg for fundraising.

Wasserman Schultz is often aggravating and always wrong, but she’s rarely flat-out stupid in the way that Vice President Joe “They’ll put y’all back in chains” Biden is flat-out stupid.

The prospect of a ballot-box massacre in November — and a national repudiation of the president they thought was the Second Coming six years ago — must have Dems like DWS rattled to the bone.

Because this was flat-out stupid.

Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders, a 25-year newspaper veteran, is a staff writer and editor for BizPac Review who lives in Tallahassee and covers capital and Florida politics. Email Joe at [email protected].

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