By Collin Roth
As the legislative session races towards a close, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kathleen Falk resorted to recycling the tired talking points of the Democratic National Committee, MSNBC, and MoveOn.org. In a press release issued on Thursday, Falk called the latest legislative session the “GOP ‘war on women’ session,” and attacked her would-be opponent Governor Walker by saying “the Republican-controlled legislature made enacting Walkers War on Women its top priority.”
Falk’s statement is long on rhetoric and short on details, a common theme of her press releases, but serves to highlight the type of group-think that is taking place among the political left in America.
The “GOP War on Women,” is the latest focus-group tested idea coming out of the DNC.
Nationally, it is being used to distract from the policies of Democratic President Obama and his cohorts in the U.S. Senate who failed to pass a budget in three years, who saw the CBO double the estimated cost of the increasingly unpopular Obamacare, who blocked the Keystone pipeline and prevented drilling in the Gulf of Mexico while gas prices inch higher, and have overseen an explosion in the national debt that skyrocketed past $15 trillion.
And in Wisconsin, the “War on Women” is most certainly a distraction from the death of the mining bill that would have created thousands of jobs in Northwestern Wisconsin and perhaps thousands more in Milwaukee where mining equipment is manufactured. The mining bill was defeated by 16 Democratic legislators and 1 Republican and was the unequivocally the hallmark piece of legislation during the session.
But according to Falk, this session was about “Walker’s War on Women.”
This made-up and overhyped idea of a “War on Women” can be found everywhere on the political Left. From DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, to the nightly lineup on MSNBC where the “War on Women” is discussed at greater length than the actual wars our country is engaged in, and of course online where Left-wing groups like MoveOn.org, Planned Parenthood, and EMILY’s List push their agenda.
It makes it pretty clear where Kathleen Falk is getting her marching orders and talking points from.
Perhaps it is in hopes of distracting Wisconsin from her record as Dane County Executive where taxes were raised every single year.