Charlotte DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz has caused some headaches for President Obama this week. First, she falsely claimed the Israeli ambassador told her Republicans are "dangerous" for Israel, and then she dishonestly claimed that Philip Klein, that the journalist who had accurately reported her statement, had "deliberately" misquoted her. And, of course, there was also the embarrassing debacle over removing and reinstating the words "God" and "Jerusalem" in the party platform.
Todd Akin, a six-term congressman and Senate nominee from Missouri, said something stupid and offensive a couple weeks ago. Akin apologized for the comment, and was nonetheless promptly rebuked by every leading Republican, including the presidential nominee. GOP leaders announced they were cutting off support for his Senate race and launched a concerted effort to persuade him to withdraw.
DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz explained to CNN's Anderson Cooper this evening that "it doesn't matter" whether she misrepresented Mitt Romney's views in a recent fundraising email. What matters, according to Wasserman Schultz, is that Romney has different views on abortion than she does:
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.
In an email with the subject title "This is personal," Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz relays her own story to help raise funds for her party. "In 2007, I heard the words no woman wants to hear: 'You have breast cancer,'" the email begins.
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 chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz has been called on to release her personal income tax returns. The request was made by her congressional opponent, Republican Karen Harrington of Florida.