Wasserman Schultz to stay on as DNC chair

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz will continue chairing the Democratic National Committee

If a recent appointment by President Obama is any indication, we can expect the American political future to be rife with more rancor, partisanship, name-calling, class warfare, gender warfare, race warfare and religious warfare. In short, look for business as usual.

On Monday, President Obama tweeted the following:

“I’ve asked Debbie Wasserman Schultz to continue her excellent work as chair of the DNC. Thanks for all you do, Debbie. -bo”

Shortly after her original confirmation as Democratic National Committee chairwoman on May 4, 2011, the Florida congresswoman set the tone for her office at a “Face the Nation” appearance.

“The Republicans have a plan to end Medicare as we know it,” she said. “What they would do is they would take the people who are younger than 55 years old today and tell them, ‘You know what? You’re on your own. Go and find private health insurance in the health-care insurance market. We’re going to throw you to the wolves and allow insurance companies to deny you coverage and drop you for pre-existing conditions. We’re going to give you X amount of dollars and you figure it out.’”

On the heels of that, she appeared on “Washington Watch with Roland Martin” and made equally outrageous claims.

“You have the Republicans, who want to literally drag us all the way back to Jim Crow laws and literally — and very transparently — block access to the polls to voters who are more likely to vote for Democratic candidates than Republican candidates,” she said.

Wasserman Schultz kept the fact-checkers busy as she continued her journey through the political landscape, leaving little but scorched earth behind her.

She even leaves journalists who would normally be friendly to the Democratic chairmanship shaking their heads in disbelief.

During the Democratic National Convention, CNN’s Anderson Cooper accused Wasserman Schultz of living in an “alternate universe.”

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell complained that rather than answer questions, Wasserman Schultz stuck to outrageous talking points.

A KABC radio host described the congresswoman as “borderline offensive” after an interview in which she did little but spew “condescending quips.”

Things came to a head when Wasserman Schultz claimed she was purposely misquoted by Washington Examiner Senior Editorial Writer Phillip Klein. “Unfortunately, that comment was reported by a conservative newspaper,” she told Fox News anchor Shepard Smith. “Not surprising they would deliberately misquote me.”

When an audio tape later surfaced proving she was accurately quoted, Wasserman Schultz refused to either comment or apologize to Klein.

Shortly after Wasserman Schultz was first appointed as DNC chair, Human Events published an article titled, “Top 10 Outrageous Debbie Wasserman Schultz Quotes.” The list has grown exponentially since then.

The water from the political well is often hard to swallow. Wasserman Schultz’s words, deeds and actions take it beyond bitter. She poisons the well.

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  • Jack Anderson

    Please take your medication Mike.. It appears you are hullucinating again. If u were not living in the bubble you would be aware that she was spot on about where the extremist who have taken over the Republican Party want to take the Country.

  • http://bizpac Ted

    She won. There is nothing else to say. Get ready for the next time.

    • Tom Faggart

      She deserves the job because she truly is the voice of the Democratic party. Her mind has a translater in it that takes all intelligent conversation and runs it through anxiety, unintelligible concepts, and speaks with authority some stupid conclusion.

  • Rifraffe

    The word "odious" doesn't begin to describe her. But what should we expect from a president who has such little regard for decency and propriety? If we want to rid the country of DWS and pollutants like her we have to cut off the head of the beast of which she is an important part: the A-hole!

    We missed a great opportunity in November and now we have to put up with this vile wench and many more truly offensive appointees of Obama. By doing so he thoroughly annoys the decent members of our society.It gives him great glee to see us squirm in the presence of such truly odious creatures as DWS. Another reason for us to pledge to each other that this must never happen again!

  • Jayne

    The amazing Debbie – you Republicans (quoted from the movie) "Can't handle the truth!" Everything she said is the truth – you HATE all the social programs – you hate social security, Medicare, Medicaid, public schools, prisons – if you could, all of those would be privatized and God help the country and especially seniors and the poor if that ever happens!

  • http://bizpac Ted

    Odious? Vile? She is a tiny lady. I wonder how many of you did drink the Allen West Kool-Aid to come to the evil discription of the DNC Chairman. Come one. Romney lost the election. His message was not what the voters wanted to hear. Nothing more. No plot. No conspiracy. Just a bad candidate. Relax the dramatic discriptions. You are making it look like this little person singlehandledly ran over the GOP and killed it. Back off. If you want to change things, get ready for the next elections. Forget the theatrics, it looks a lot like whining. You guys are adults. Suck it up.