Debbie Wasserman Schultz's delusional ranting continues

Thomas Lifson
Appearing on Meet the Press yesterday, DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz claimed that Republicans are nominating “extremists,” and that there were no politics involved in President Obama’s decision to delay the Keystone Pipeline.

On Keystone, she made this grammar-challenged statement:

“As a member of Congress who represents hundreds of thousands of people in south Florida, I want to make sure the right decision is arrived at and that the president makes that decision carefully and doesn't factor politics into his decision, which I don’t think he is,” Wasserman Schultz said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

The $100 million pledged by hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer had nothing to do with it? If President Obama is so indifferent to campaign money, why does he spend so much time out raising money?

On the Senate elections and GOP “extremists”:

REP. DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: No. In a midterm election, and even like I said in 2012, these elections, particularly the Senate elections, are referendums on the candidates running. I mean, if they were not, you would have seen the states where Mitt Romney won--

(OVERTALK)

DAVID GREGORY: But these Democrats seem to know the issue. They're critical of the administration, they're critical of his law. They're not running on specific needs in their states. Shaheen and Landrieu, you just mentioned. They're targeting their fire on their fellow Democrat president. They understand that a midterm race is really about the president and his policies. It's about President Obama and health care.

REP. DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: They have to run --

DAVID GREGORY: Is that not the case?

REP. DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: What's the case is that each of these candidates have to run their own race. They have to talk about and focus on the issues that are important to their constituents. And what's also true is, if you look at the success rate and the track record of these incumbent members, Mark Pryor, Mary Landrieu, Mark Begich, they are all ahead of any of their Republican opponents.

And these Republicans are mired in a civil war where the Tea Party has won, and they are consistently nominating the most extreme candidates. And we're on offense in states as well. So you've got Georgia, and Kentucky, and even Mississippi, where we have a very good chance to pick up those seats. So --

DAVID GREGORY: You do --

REP. DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: -- this election is going to be quite competitive all the way to the end. But we have to return our voters out, that's the bottom line.

Keep whistling past the graveyard, Debbie. Your clownish antics don’t add to the credibility of the Democrats.

graphic courtesy of American Crossroads

Appearing on Meet the Press yesterday, DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz claimed that Republicans are nominating “extremists,” and that there were no politics involved in President Obama’s decision to delay the Keystone Pipeline.

On Keystone, she made this grammar-challenged statement:

“As a member of Congress who represents hundreds of thousands of people in south Florida, I want to make sure the right decision is arrived at and that the president makes that decision carefully and doesn't factor politics into his decision, which I don’t think he is,” Wasserman Schultz said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

The $100 million pledged by hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer had nothing to do with it? If President Obama is so indifferent to campaign money, why does he spend so much time out raising money?

On the Senate elections and GOP “extremists”:

REP. DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: No. In a midterm election, and even like I said in 2012, these elections, particularly the Senate elections, are referendums on the candidates running. I mean, if they were not, you would have seen the states where Mitt Romney won--

(OVERTALK)

DAVID GREGORY: But these Democrats seem to know the issue. They're critical of the administration, they're critical of his law. They're not running on specific needs in their states. Shaheen and Landrieu, you just mentioned. They're targeting their fire on their fellow Democrat president. They understand that a midterm race is really about the president and his policies. It's about President Obama and health care.

REP. DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: They have to run --

DAVID GREGORY: Is that not the case?

REP. DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: What's the case is that each of these candidates have to run their own race. They have to talk about and focus on the issues that are important to their constituents. And what's also true is, if you look at the success rate and the track record of these incumbent members, Mark Pryor, Mary Landrieu, Mark Begich, they are all ahead of any of their Republican opponents.

And these Republicans are mired in a civil war where the Tea Party has won, and they are consistently nominating the most extreme candidates. And we're on offense in states as well. So you've got Georgia, and Kentucky, and even Mississippi, where we have a very good chance to pick up those seats. So --

DAVID GREGORY: You do --

REP. DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: -- this election is going to be quite competitive all the way to the end. But we have to return our voters out, that's the bottom line.

Keep whistling past the graveyard, Debbie. Your clownish antics don’t add to the credibility of the Democrats.

graphic courtesy of American Crossroads