While “ham-handed” makes for a great caricature of Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a four-letter word more accurately described her recent attack on Republican presidential contender Marco Rubio.
The Democratic National Committee chairwoman drew considerable criticism this week — nothing new here — for a “vile” attempt to make political hay over a fundraiser the Florida senator planned to attend, as described by the Washington Examiner’s Michael Barone.
The apt four-letter word took on added emphasis when Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume re-tweeted Barone’s column, which was picked up by Twitchy.com:
The event was at the home of conservative philanthropist Harlan Crow, who has a large and impressive collection of historic artifacts. Wasserman Schultz’s point of contention was that Crow’s collection includes Nazi art objects.
The reaction on social media shows that “vile” was a popular theme when responding to the Democratic lawmaker’s actions.
Here’s a sampling of the fire Hume’s re-tweet sparked on Twitter:
@MichaelBarone you could have put a period after the word “vile”
— mike hussey (@husseymfhussey) September 24, 2015
@MichaelBarone She’s a vile individual.
— Contrarian (@contrarian11) September 25, 2015
— larry k (@LaRazorback96) September 24, 2015
— Jim Evans (@worldtrademan) September 25, 2015
@MichaelBarone debbie wasserman schultz is a vile cheap shot. julian
— Julian Tepper (@jutepper) September 25, 2015
— Todd (@ptindpls) September 24, 2015
DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz @DWStweets must pride herself on being as vile as possible or why wld she continue to outdo herself?
— gailtalk (@gailtalk) September 26, 2015
— Perry (@BAMAPERRY) September 25, 2015
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