Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, has just sent out a fundraising letter criticizing her House colleague Paul Ryan, saying a Vice President Ryan would be a "nightmare" and that "we cannot afford to let this man be a heartbeat away from the presidency." Read the email below:
Disclosure forms reveal that Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a member of Congress from Florida, previously held funds with investments in Swiss banks, foreign drug companies, and the state bank of India. This revelation comes mere days after the Democratic chair attacked presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for holding money in Swiss bank accounts in the past.
Some high profile candidates have decided not to attend their parties' national conventions later this summer. This is news, but one is inclined to wonder why. After all, would you want to spend three days in August, listening to speakers as they introduce some "great and distinguished American" who will then launch into an hour long recitation of stale applause lines before a couple of thousand people who are paying absolutely no attention?
Two new reports suggest that Florida congressman Debbie Wasserman Schultz might be nearing the end of her run as chair of Democratic National Committee. The first comes from Shark Tank, a Florida blog:
Democratic National Committee spokesman Brad Woodhouse told Ed Schultz on MSNBC that the results of the Wisconsin recall election may indicate that Barack Obama has a problem with white working class voters.
This morning on CNN, Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was asked, "Why is it not hypocrisy for the president to take campaign donations from private equity when he's attacking private equity making that an essential part of his campaign?"
Via Real Clear Politics, Democratic party spokesman Brad Woodhouse makes a bizarre assertion in response to Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus comparing Obama to the captain of a wrecked Italian cruise ship: