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:
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?"
After a poll released this week showed President Barack Obama only beating his Democratic primary opponent John Wolfe Jr. by seven points, 45 percent to 38 percent, in Arkansas's Fourth Congressional District, state Democrats moved to practically disenfranchise Arkansas voters.
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.
The Washington Free Beaconreported that an aide to DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Dani Gilbert, who is doing Jewish outreach for the Democrats, had Facebook postings that referenced "Jewbags." Now, after being asked about these postings, the DNC chair is sticking with her aide.
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:
As we pointed out more than a month ago, the Obama reelection campaign's claim that "Republican candidates for president Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, and Newt Gingrich all say they would cut foreign aid to Israel--and every country--to zero" is simply false advertising. And agreeing with us and others, even Politifact, only this week, "found the claim to be a ridiculous distortion and rated it Pants on Fire."
DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz went to Iowa to spin the Iowa caucus results. But a funny thing happened when she appeared as a talking head on television: Folks wanted to know whether President Obama would drop Vice President Joe Biden from the 2012 Democratic ticket and instead choose to run with Hillary Clinton.
DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said this morning on Fox News that unemployment has not been increasing under President Obama:
I guess it depends on your definition of "increasing," but here are the facts. When Obama took office, the unemployment rate was 7.8 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Unemployment is now at 8.6 percent. Nearly two million jobs have been lost under Obama.
Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz has recently been going around her home state of Florida trying to convince Jews that Barack Obama is in fact pro-Israel. As the Sun-Sentinel reports, “Democrats hope to avoid losing Jewish voters in South Florida.”
Kate Marshall, a Democratic candidate in a special election in Nevada's Second Congressional District, recently decided to show support--by issuing a statement--for Israel. "I am proud to consider Israel a friend and I reiterate my unwavering support for its fundamental right to exist and the absolute necessity for Israel to secure its people from outside threats," Marshall's statement read. "I stand ready and willing to assist Israel in defending itself against all acts of terrorism."
"It's our responsibility, whether we're Democrats or Republicans, whether we agree or disagree, to remember we're Americans first, and that words have an impact," Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said after a crazed gunman opened fire on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and others at a open event with constituents in Tucson, Arizona. "We don't know when the words we've chosen will send someone whose psyche is frayed to begin with, over the edge."