Wasserman Schultz blames tea party for DC’s failures

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U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the truth-challenged chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, is going after the tea party again.

In a recent interview with the Sun Sentinel, Wasserman Schultz seemed to be regurgitating the tea party obstructionism talking points used so effectively by the Democratic Party a couple of years ago to discredit the Republican Party.

“The reason that we aren’t able to work together in Washington right now is purely because the tea party, who are unbelievably extreme, are focused more on cultural issues, women’s health, repealing Obamacare for the 40th time and doing everything they can to block this president from being successful,” she said, according to the Sun Sentinel.

The interview was published just one day after Wasserman Schultz was tagged for what some called her “stupidest tweet ever,” and she repeated ridiculous assertions like this: “I know that I can’t have it my way or the highway attitude when it comes to governing.”

That comment drips with irony considering this is the standard legislative approach taken by President Obama and the Democratic Party.

Surprisingly, the race card never surfaced in the newspaper’s reporting of the interview, although one could sense that it was on the tip of Wasserman Schultz’s tongue as she put all the blame on the tea party for Congress not getting anything done.

“The tea partiers are willing to at all costs block President Obama at every turn, even at the expense of harming the economy, rather than come to the table, figure out what we can agree on and try to move forward,” she told the Sentinel.

Interestingly, the story noted that Wasserman Schultz and U.S. Rep. Dan Webster, R-Fla., host  bipartisan dinners that began with five Democratic and five Republican guests, with each attendee inviting a member of the opposite party after that. The two lawmakers know each other from their days in the Florida Legislature.

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