Wasserman Schultz goes off the reservation, repudiates Obama position on Islamic terror, attacks MSNBC

Apparently unaware that audio was being recorded, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee took positions off the reservation when speaking to a Jewish group when speaking in South Florida. The Shark Tank, which covers Florida politics like nobody else, breaks the story, complete with the audio.

Unlike President Obama, she does not hesitate to name Islamic fundamentalism as the cause we are fighting:

Unfortunately what happens particularly with the global war on terror and the Islamic fundamentalists that are combating and leading it, we (Jews) are the crux of the reason that they are engaged in that fight

She also calls out anti-Israel bias in the media, including the DNC’s pet cable news network, MSNBC:

Clearly they were highlighting what is Israel had done to Gaza and the plight to Palestinians, and my first thought was, ‘Where is the balance where is the spotlight on what Jewish children in Israel go through from being victims of rocket attacks.’. The media’s coverage, its not just MSNBC, I’ve seen it on CNN and even in the broadcast media, as well…”

It would be great if DWS had the integrity to speak this way when appearing on Meet the Press or some other national forum. The fact that she said these things at a meeting with a Jewish group suggests not only pandering (her congressional district has a large Jewish population), but also that she suppresses her real views when she knows she is going on the record as a DNC official.

Come clean, Debbie!

Here is the audio file, via The Shark Tank:


Hat tip: Clarice Feldman