DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has restarted the “War on Women” political campaign, made popular by the Democratic Party in 2012. By some accounts, it was a winning strategy during the 2012 campaign, and helped cost the Republican Party several elections.
It was DNC Chairwoman Wasserman Schultz who coined the term in 2011. US News, reporting on the 2012 election and Mrs. Wasserman Shultz’s appointment as chairwoman, posted her infamous words.
“So if you look on balance at the entire record, their record is anti-women, their record is a war on women and it’s a priority for them.”
The DNC Chairwoman recently stepped into hot water again, as she again alluded that Republicans just do not like women. The Washington Free Beacon reported on the string of heavy handed political talk that Chairman Wasserman Schultz used to make a name for herself.
“It’s Charlie Crist, the Democrat, that had my back. Rick Scott has given us the back of his hand.”
Debbie Wasserman Schultz made her most recent statement about Florida Gov. Rick Scott. She was speaking to reporters outside a victory party for Charlie Crist, the Democratic Governor nominee for Florida. Crist, a former Republican, is to face off against Governor Scott.
This was not the first time Mrs. Wasserman Schultz attacked a Republican Governor using the same exact phrase early this month. According to Politico, The DNC Chair used “strong language” when attacking Scott Walker at an event in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
“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.”
A spokeswoman for the DNC Chair said that Rep. Wasserman Schultz was not “belittling” women. DNC Chair spokeswoman said that domestic violence is an “incredibly serious issue.” She continued stating that Rep. Wasserman Schultz “was by no means belittling the very real pain survivors experience.”
Early this year, Mrs. Wasserman Schultz angered her own party when she took a shot at President Obama. The Week reported on the issue in July.
“He’s doing his job, actually less often, and at a rate that is lower than any president since Grover Cleveland”
These instances come up as the DNC seems to be questioning the leader they chose. According to Politico this past Sunday, a major Democratic donor criticized her public statements.
“I guess the best way to describe it is, it’s not that she’s losing a duel anywhere, it’s that she seems to keep shooting herself in the foot before she even gets the gun out of the holster.”
So, what are your thoughts? Is DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz fit for her position? Is there a real Republican “War on Women”? Leave your comment below.
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