For Debbie Wasserman Shultz, it all comes down to that feminine mystique.
The whole key to the current paralysis in Washington is there just aren’t enough women around to come to an agreement, the Democratic National Committee chairwoman said Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
“If we put all the women, Republican and Democrat, in the House together, the consensus from all of us is that we would get this done in a few hours,” the rabidly anti-Republican Wasserman Schultz said.
Women would have solved this funding dispute days ago, Wasserman Schultz said, because women – like herself? – are so much more open to open to dealing with their opponents than the Y-chromosomed half of the species.
“Usually women prefer to hang back,” Wasserman Schultz said. (She’s known for it.)
“They might take a firm position, but they’re going to leave themselves some room, because in a negotiation, a woman doesn’t want to ruin the person on the other side of the aisle or the table — they want to make sure they can find a way to have them feel good about the final outcome — and also make sure that they get as much out of the negotiation as they can.”
Debbie Wasserman Schultz: South Florida’s Voice of Sweet Reason.
Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican interviewed with Wasserman Schultz, said putting Sarah Palin in the room might change things Wasserman Schultz’s equation.
Not so, answered DWS.
“You know, I would argue that even if Sarah Palin were in the room, that we could find a way to get to yes, because that’s usually women’s goal,” she said.
That’s funny. Most people would think Wasserman Schultz’s goal is the complete passage of the Obama agenda, the complete absence of restriction on abortion, and the complete destruction of the Republican Party (not necessarily in that order.)
Must be her feminine mystique.