Wasserman Schultz’s new fairy tale: November election no referendum on Obama’s job performance

Credit Photo: NBC News
Credit Photo: NBC News

In comments that defied logic, the Democratic National Committee chairwoman insisted Sunday that the November election would not be a referendum on President Obama and his job performance.

“No, absolutely not,” U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., told “Meet the Press” host David Gregory. “These elections, particularly the Senate elections, are referendums on the candidates running.”

When Gregory mentioned that the party in power historically loses seats in mid-term elections, Wasserman Schultz ignored history and blasted her adversaries. “These Republicans are mired in a civil war where the tea party has won, and they are consistently nominating the most extreme candidates,” she said. “And we’re on the offense in states as well.”

Gregory, though, pressed on, quoting Democratic senators like Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Mark Udall of Colorado, who have taken pains to distance themselves from Obamacare. Still, the congresswoman refused to budge on her nonsense.

“What’s the case is that each of these candidates have to run their own race,” she said. “They have to talk about and focus on the issues that are important to their constituents.”

Wasserman Schultz may think she’s putting on a pretty face for Democrats’ sorry chances this fall, but as the saying goes, a pig is still a pig, no matter the lipstick.

Watch the full interview here.

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Richard Berkow

Former political news reporter Richard Berkow lost his idealism in the Kennedy years, and his innocence in Vietnam, Lebanon, and the Soviet Union. He hasn’t mellowed since, and can be harassed at [email protected]

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