Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Women: Talk About Selective Memory
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It isn't easy to argue with selective-memory Democrats like Debbie Wasserman Schultz. But when she wagged her finger at Republicans for waging "a war on women," I decided to have a go.
Absolutely had to.
Interviewed Sunday on CNN's State of the Union, Wasserman Schultz told millions of Americans, "The focus of the Republicans on turning back the clock for women really is something that's unacceptable and shows how callous and insensitive they are toward women's priorities."
The chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee intimated that Democrats wouldn't do that. Not in a million. "We have too much respect for women."
Well, not all women, right, Congresswoman? What you meant to say is, Democrats have respect for their kind of women. They respect the ones who fit their own definition, yes. But the others? Featherheads and fools.
Do you think Wasserman Schultz, who represents Florida's 20th District in Congress, concerns herself for a moment with the plight of Democratic targets like Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch of Wisconsin?
Where do you think Kleefisch fits into that "war on women" that Democrats see the Republicans ramping up?
Wisconsin Democrats -- Big Labor, the White House, liberal media -- are ready to chop off her head and display it on a pole. They want her recalled in June along with Gov. Scott Walker. Please don't ask me why.
As far as I can tell, Kleefisch has done nothing but her job. But apparently she's the "wrong kind" of woman for the Dems -- a fiscal and social conservative elected with the strong backing of the tea party in the Badger State. Which, in their eyes, makes her dumber than a breadstick.
She is anything but.
In a brief telephone interview Monday, Kleefisch told Sunshine State News she saw Wasserman Schultz on CNN bemoan the plight of women. "She claims women are under attack from the Republicans," said Kleefisch. "I can't speak for the others, but here's one woman, me, who knows what it's like to come under fire from the Democrats. I've felt their sting and I'm doing all I can to fight back.
"It's not easy fighting back as the Lone Ranger, but I'm getting used to it."
The Wisconsin lieutenant governor is a former small-business woman, a former TV anchor, a 36-year-old colon cancer survivor with two children and a yen to serve the people of her state. When she says she's fighting back, believe it.
But it's a muddy row she hoes. She faces opposition from a web of liberal detractors, including Wisconsin radio host John "Sly" Sylvester and his relentlessly smutty patter.
According to Michelle Malkin, columnist and author of "Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks & Cronies," among other outlandishness, Sylvester "accused Kleefisch of performing 'fellatio on all the talk-show hosts in Milwaukee' and sneered that she had 'pulled a train' (a crude phrase for gang sex)."
Malkin praises Kleefisch "for doing quiet work on economic development that has reaped untold dividends for the state."
Where are feminists like Wasserman Schultz to jump to her defense against the likes of union-backed Sylvester? What about the war against this woman? Wrong party, I guess. Wrong ideology. Apparently, no war.
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