Sanders’s New Political Group Already Collapsing over Ideological Purity
Bernie Sanders started the political group Our Revolution to fight for the “issues that drove his campaign,” but it has already run into trouble. Immediately before its launch yesterday, most of the core staff quit in protest that their leader …
Debbie Wasserman Schultz Booed at DNC Breakfast
Embattled outgoing DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was booed this morning by protesters during a Florida delegation breakfast at the Democratic National Convention.
Wasserman Schultz, who will be resigning as a result of leaked emails showing that she and the …
Think It Through, Debbie!
Once more, Debbie Wasserman Schultz has refused to say what the difference is between a Democrat and a socialist. (Wasserman Schultz is a congressman, by the way, and the chairman of the Democratic National Committee.) She will only answer what …
Wasserman Schultz: Democrats ‘Have Your Back.’ Priebus: Obama Doesn’t Even Have Wasserman Schultz’s Back
Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) said Sunday that the Democrats will retain control of the Senate, that President Obama’s unpopularity is not a problem for the party, and that voters understand that Democrats “have your back.”
“We’re going to …
Democrats Attacked Republicans for Saying What the CBO Says Today
A new analysis from the Congressional Budget Office says that the Affordable Care Act will result in more than 2 million fewer full-time workers in the next several years, providing Republican opponents of the law a powerful political weapon leading …
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Still Raising PAC Money
Back in 2011, Politico noticed that DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s pledge that she doesn’t take PAC money is meaningless, because her own PAC accepts donations from other PACs.
A Campaign Spot reader points out that her PAC still …
Drone Coverage Reveals Our Partisan, Not Merely Biased, Media
The Morning Jolt for today is full of debate reaction, but also a longer look at a topic that got only a brief mention last night – our current policy of using drones and a presidential “kill list” of targeted …
What Everyone Ought to Know About Swiss Bank Accounts
From the midweek edition of the Morning Jolt . . .
What You Ought to Know About Swiss Bank Accounts
With Mitt Romney’s old Swiss bank account the latest to be cast in the role of Emmanuel Goldstein by the Obama campaign …
DNC: We Haven’t Been Using the Term ‘War on Women,’ Really!
This is a pretty amazing comment in an article by Dave Weigel over at Slate:
In her fateful CNN appearance, right before she evaluated Ann Romney’s economics cred, Hilary Rosen begged the media to “just get rid of this …
The New DNC Chair: Selected, Not Elected
The Democrats pat themselves on the back for a low bar:
If [Florida congresswoman and nominated DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz] wins the election, she will become the first woman elected by the full membership to serve as chair. There …
Philly Day One: DWS Crashes the DNC
Accountability is for peons. Barack Obama can lie about health care or Benghazi, Hillary Rodham Clinton can intentionally mishandle top-secret information in a way that potentially exposes U.S. intelligence assets, Lois Lerner can weaponize the IRS at the behest …
Debbie Wasserman Schultz: I’m Trying to Manipulate the Debates for Democracy
Some lies are so extraordinarily brazen in nature that one is reluctantly rather impressed by them. This one — as with so much that comes out of Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s mouth — falls squarely into that category:
Democratic National Committee (…
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Marriage Cop
Does Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz approve of your marriage? It may depend upon the religion of you and your spouse!
“At an annual Jewish community event in my congressional district, I spoke about my personal connection to …
Wasserman Schultz: ‘We’re on Offense’
Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) said Sunday that the Democrats are in a strong position for the midterm elections despite a growing litany of wobbly statements from party officials, elected politicians and liberal commentators.
Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the …
The Democrats’ Silly, Dishonest Excuse of ‘Voter Suppression’ in Colorado
David Axelrod joined DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and former state senator Angela Giron in blaming “voter suppression” for Tuesday’s successful recall election against Giron and state senator John Morse.
The term “voter suppression” implies someone making an effort …
The Mystery of the Sequestration Signs at Miami Airport
From the Tuesday edition of the Morning Jolt:
Morning Jolt reader Dexter flew through Miami recently and encountered this sign:
Notice that NO ONE HAS BEEN FURLOUGHED YET.
For a short furlough of a covered employee, the law (5 U.S….
Wasserman-Schultz: GOP Should Be ‘More Muted’ During Hurricane
DNC chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz criticized the Republicans for attending parties in Tampa on Monday night, and declared that for the remaining nights of the convention, “certainly in the face of millions getting battered by a storm, they could have been …
Castro’s Daughter: ‘I Would Vote for Barack Obama.’
The decision by the Obama administration to issue a visa to Mariela Castro, Raul Castro’s daughter, is sufficiently bad politics in Florida to get DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, as well as Democratic Florida senator Bill Nelson, denouncing it:
DNC’s Debbie Wasserman Schultz Stars in New RNC Web Ad
New DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz almost makes the RNC’s job too easy:
A slogan we’re likely to see a lot of between now and 2012: “They’ll say anything to save their own jobs… but what have they done …
I’m Not Sure How to Measure the Gender Gap in This Race
I don’t want to hear any more talk that the Republican party isn’t a big tent:
Donna Milo — a Cuban-American, conservative Republican, transgender woman running for Congress — says she doesn’t like labels. “I’m an American. I …