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Tom Barrett’s War on Wisconsin Women

Posted on | May 7, 2012 | 7 Comments

Mayor Tom Barrett is a misogynistic patriarchal oppressor
who thinks you look fat in those pants.

Progressive women in Wisconsin are about to learn a lesson they should have learned four years ago when Hillary Clinton got thrown under the wheels of Obama’s bus: All that talk you hear from Democrats about “women’s rights” goes right out the window the minute any woman gets in the way of a Democratic man’s ambitions.

Tuesday is Wisconsin’s Democratic primary, as Anne Sorock at Legal Insurrection reminds us. Progressives are backing Kathleen Falk as their candidate to take on Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Unfortunately for Ms. Falk and the aspirations of Wisconsin women, the old boys in the state’s Democratic Party machine (with the blessing of Team Obama) have lined up behind the corrupt mayor of Milwaukee, Tom Barrett:

Given the fierce political division that has prevailed in Wisconsin for more than a year since the passage of Act 10, one could be forgiven for thinking that Falk — early and unstinting in her assault on Walker’s measures — ought to be wiping up the floor with Barrett among angry Democrats.
In fact, the opposite seems to be true. Barrett was statistically even with or ahead of Falk in most polls even before he declared his candidacy. As soon as he did declare, he began to gain steam. In the latest poll, released Wednesday by the Marquette University Law School, Falk had dropped precipitously to lag Barrett by a 17 percentage point margin.

See, ladies? If you’re willing to sit around begging for scraps at the Democratic Party table, don’t complain when they treat you like dogs.

You know who really appreciates women’s support? Republicans, that’s who. And at least when Republicans screw you over, they do it for profit. Democrats just screw you over for fun.

He’s Kind of Cute (And Doesn’t Think Those Pants Make You Look Fat)