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Both Dems, GOP Happy With Debbie Schultz

From a bemused Associated Press:

Democrats, GOP both happy with new DNC chairwoman

By Henry C. Jackson, Associated Press
June 17, 2011

WASHINGTON – It’s a rare moment of bipartisanship in Washington: Both parties say they’re enjoying the performance of the new Democratic Party chairwoman.

In Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Republicans say they see a gaffe-prone attack dog emerging. Democrats say that, a few missteps aside, the Florida congresswoman is growing into her role well, galvanizing fundraising and pumping up the party’s liberal base.

Lest we forget, Debbie ‘Washerwoman’ Schultz was specifically chosen because the Democrats wanted to improve their ‘messaging.’ And the sad thing is that maybe they have.

The scary thing is that what normal American sees as preposterous ‘gaffes’ is the official Democrat Party line.

How well and how quickly Wasserman Schultz adjusts to her new position will be an important factor in President Barack Obama’s re-election effort…

They just need to tweak Frau Schultz’s ‘optics.’

This week alone, Wasserman Schultz, who took over the Democratic National Committee from former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine in April, appeared on NBC’s "Meet the Press," traveled to Florida for a fundraiser with the president and will speak Friday to liberal activists at the Netroots Nation conference in Minneapolis.

And she has put her foot in her mouth at every appearance. Usually, both feet.

Appearing with Wasserman Schultz at the fundraiser in Miami on Monday, Obama cheerily gave his new chairwoman a vote of confidence.

"You want Debbie on your side," Obama told the audience. "She’s a mom, she’s got that cute smile and all that, but she is tough. Don’t mess with Debbie."

If a Republican had said such a thing, there would be cries of ‘sexist pig!’ But Democrats can’t be sexist anymore than they can be racists.

By the way, didn’t Mr. Obama say pretty much the same thing about Vice President Joe Biden? ‘Don’t mess with Joe’? How has that turned out?

Republicans, though, have been happy to mess with Debbie, highlighting her mistakes and amplifying remarks they say don’t befit a party chairwoman.

Wasserman Schultz has been forced to walk back a comparison of efforts in several states to require identification to vote to Jim Crow-era laws.

Really? We haven’t seen any ‘walking back.’ However her original comments demonstrated an almost laughable ignorance of history, given that every single Jim Crow law was implemented and enforced by Democrats.

She also has been criticized by Republicans, and rapped in several fact-checks, for her characterizations of Republican plans to restructure Medicare.

Again, we have seen her preposterous statements, but no ‘fact checking of them.’

Wasserman Schultz recently criticized Republican candidates for opposing the auto bailouts and said, "If it were up to the candidates running for president on the Republican side, we would be driving foreign cars." Then the Republican National Committee delighted conservative blogs by circulating her registration for a Japanese-made vehicle.

Of course it was left up to the RNC to get this information out. If DWS were a Republican, the media would have trumpeted this news from every channel.

She delayed weighing in as the party leader on the scandal that embroiled Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., which knocked Democrats in Congress off message on economic issues, and waited until a coordinated effort was under way before calling on Weiner to resign his seat

This seems excessively harsh. How can the official ‘designated liar’ for the Democrat Party pretend to be offended by a Democrat who got caught lying?

For the record, note how many of Frau Schultz’s gaffes this Associated Press article has omitted. Such as her recent pronouncement that Mr. Obama ‘owns the economy.’

David Axelrod, a top strategist for Obama’s re-election campaign, said Wasserman Schultz has inspired rank-and-file Democrats

Yes, she has proved that any pea brain can gain power and position in the Democrat Party, giving hope to ambitious pea brains everywhere.

Democrats say Wasserman Schultz is already excelling at the other jobs of chairman, including growing the party.

They point to several off-the-radar achievements: … As a Jew and strong advocate for Israel, she provides a bulwark for Obama against Republican efforts to paint him as anti-Israel

Oh, our sides.

And Democrats also note that she is proving herself as a fundraiser

Well, she probably has boosted the sale of mayonnaise, which hitherto had never been all that popular as a hair tonic.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, June 17th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Both Dems, GOP Happy With Debbie Schultz”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    Frau Wasserman Sgt. Shultz is the female version of Joe “Bite Me” Biden.
    I welcome her as the DNC mouthpiece and think she will surpass the out going
    dork to become the biggest dork the DNC can muster.

  2. JohnMG says:

    …..”David Axelrod, a top strategist for Obama’s re-election campaign, said Wasserman Schultz has inspired rank-and-file Democrats……”

    Yes…..shiny things and machinery and DWS certainly are inspiring. But then, such mental midgets ARE easily amused.

  3. Rusty Shackleford says:

    What has happened is this:

    The acceptable level of garbage has increased to a phenomenal level. Therefore, they are trying to raise the level of what is acceptable.

  4. Mae says:

    You have heard her voice, haven’t you? Mon Dieu! Open a window and let me jump!

  5. bobdog says:

    She’s a mom, she’s got that cute smile and all that, but she is tough. Don’t mess with Momma Sow.

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