“After my daughter heard that, you know, Gabby had been shot, the first thing she asked me was, you know, ‘Mommy, are you going to get shot? Does that mean you’re going to get shot? … But Mommy, Florida’s going to pass an immigration law like Arizona and then people are going to be mad at you.’ ”
Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL), the current chair of the Democratic National Committee, is considered to be the new face of the Democratic Party. To quote the Democratic Party website, she is “a rising presence in the House and a tireless advocate for Democratic values.” In actuality, she might be one of the main reasons for the Democrats’ downfall. When she appears on television shows, she acts like an egocentric buffoon, so much so that even some of the left-wing media are calling her out. Her two biggest faux pas to date have occurred when she discussed VP nominee Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan and the Tea Party.
MEDICARE AND PAUL RYAN: On September 23rd, 2010, Wasserman Schultz and current Vice Presidential-nominee Paul Ryan went on CNN’s “The Situation Room” to talk about the proper direction of the country, in which only thirty-three percent of the country felt we were going in the right direction at that time. She came out of the gate claiming that people didn’t want “Mr. Ryan’s proposal to privatize Social Security and pull the rug out from under senior citizens and get rid of the security they have, or turn Medicare into a voucher program, which is also a part of the book that he (Ryan) and Eric Cantor (Senator from Virginia) just put out.” In addition, she also said that these plans were not in the Pledge to America because they “couldn’t get elected on” it, and were going to try to sneak it in the back door. Congressman Ryan’s response? He argued that he put out a budget plan not to get a consensus of Congress, but rather himself. He then made a jab at Wasserman Schultz, saying that he was trying to bring these topics to an adult level, and clearly that she wasn’t doing a good job at it. He also said he would protect retirement for those over fifty-five, and that “they (Democrats) are the ones that raided Medicare” to pay for another government program.
Later, on August 14th, Wasserman Schultz appeared again on “The Situation Room”, and got taught a lesson by Wolf Blitzer. Yes, THAT Wolf Blitzer. He played the clip from the previously mentioned appearance, and clarified the Ryan approach to fix Medicare. However, the congresswoman kept denying this fact, calling it “extreme and wrong then, and extreme and wrong now,” and said that the GOP ticket would be in the position to “shred the healthcare safety net that Medicare has provided”, leaving seniors out in the cold with the voucher program. Blitzer had to correct Wasserman Schultz saying it would not impact anyone right now, but the congresswoman disagreed, touting the same arguments: that the Republican Party is evil and wants to push seniors off a cliff. As an added bonus, Debbie Wasserman Schultz is on the House Budget Committee, the same committee that Paul Ryan chairs.
THE TEA PARTY: After Congresswoman Gabby Giffords was shot and injured in Tucson, Arizona, a lot of people inaccurately tied the shooting to the Tea Party movement. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was one of them. On the one-year anniversary of the tragedy, Wasserman Schultz said, “the discourse in America, the discourse in Congress in particular… has really changed, I’ll tell you. I hesitate to place blame, but I have noticed it take a very precipitous turn towards edginess [sic] and lack of civility with the growth of the Tea Party movement.” Republican Party chair Reince Priebus denounced the comment, claiming that, “a movement to get our government and our spending and our debt under control is ridiculous” and called for her to apologize. She did not. She would later toot the horn of Occupy Wall Street, which “represents a reflection of the callous of difference in which for years the Republican leadership in this country really ignored the need of the middle class” and “the point where middle class folks say no more.” I would like to inform her that Occupy Wall Street had two deaths, four thousand arrests, over five hundred thefts, and a guy who shot at the White House during their brief run as a movement. And those angry Tea Partiers? Zero in all categories.
If you want to know a person who is as dangerous and has the same ability to twist the truth as Barack Obama, it is Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Her arrogant, asinine leadership shows that Democrats are willing to do anything to win, even if that means lying to raise money. I didn’t even go into detail about how she got blasted by Anderson Cooper for “misquoting” a fundraising e-mail to tie Mitt Romney to the recent stance by Todd Akin. Copper said that Romney supports abortion in cases of rape or incest, unlike what the DNC emails are saying about him. Many look to Barack Obama, Harry Reid, or Nancy Pelosi as the real leaders of the Democrats, but it all relies on one woman. A woman who is willing to use her own daughter as an argument for gun control and falsely scare seniors to get their votes. A woman whose foolishness and stupidity have not only hurt her party, but has also given the Right a boost for the November election. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Congresswoman from South Florida, truly the epitome of asinine.