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Obama Wants Debbie Wasserman Schultz To Stay On As DNC Chair

Stupid decision by Obama...

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama wants Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz to stay on as his party's chairwoman, a Democratic official said Monday.

Wasserman Schultz has overseen the Democratic National Committee since early 2011. Party officials credit her in part with helping the president carry her home state of Florida, as well as leading the party to an expanded majority in the Senate and more seats in the House.

Obama is asking DNC members to back Wasserman Schultz when they meet in January, just after the president's inauguration, said the official, who requested anonymity because this person was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.

A mother of three and a breast cancer survivor, Wasserman Schultz, 46, has represented a reliably Democratic Fort Lauderdale-area district since 2005. Along the way she has earned a reputation as a workhorse and as an outspoken liberal happy to duke it out on television with her Republican counterparts.

Throughout the presidential election, Wasserman Shultz was a particularly prominent spokeswoman for Obama in Florida, the critical swing state where the president eked out a close win in the November election. As a Jew and a strong advocate for Israel, she also provided a bulwark for Obama against Republican efforts to paint him as anti-Israel.

Wasserman Schultz also buoyed her reputation as a fundraiser during the 2012 election cycle, with Democrats noting that she was particularly adept at bringing into the fold donors to Bill and Hillary Clinton who had been wary of supporting Obama. She supported Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary.

The president's support for Wasserman Schultz staying on was first reported by Politico.

by Miss Inept Marble-Mouth Poodleheadreply 2512/04/2012

Why is this a stupid decision?

by Miss Inept Marble-Mouth Poodleheadreply 112/03/2012

She is not at polished and eloquent as some of those selling pure bull shit. I support her, she did her job and is a reliable spokesperson for the Dems

by Miss Inept Marble-Mouth Poodleheadreply 212/03/2012

If this was the RNC they'd fire her for doing a goob job like they did to Michael Steele after 2010 and reward her for losing all of those Senate seats, like they just did for Reince Preibus.

by Miss Inept Marble-Mouth Poodleheadreply 312/03/2012

Look at the difference in the two conventions. One was an embarassing crapfest, the other was a rousing and entertaining call to arms featuring some of the most interesting and charismatic people in politics. The DNC did a fabulous job. Wasserman played a big part in making it a sucess. Obama knows that better than anyone. Be gone, troll.

by Miss Inept Marble-Mouth Poodleheadreply 412/03/2012

She is an embarrassment on national television. She can't speak for shit. She looks like a deer caught in the headlights. She makes the Democratic Party look embarrassing. Repugs wipe the floor with her every time they debate her on air. They lie, and she just let's them. When she tries to correct them, she gives the wrong information. She is beyond the wrong person for the job.

by Miss Inept Marble-Mouth Poodleheadreply 512/03/2012

[quote]Wasserman played a big part in making it a sucess.

Link, and oh, dear.

by Miss Inept Marble-Mouth Poodleheadreply 612/03/2012

You're full of shit, freep OP.

by Miss Inept Marble-Mouth Poodleheadreply 712/03/2012

Well keep her off t.v. then. Give her a spokesmodel. Put Ben Affleck up there.

by Miss Inept Marble-Mouth Poodleheadreply 812/03/2012

Success. Are you happy freeper troll? If you want her gone then she must be doing something right. 2014, baby. Get ready.

by Miss Inept Marble-Mouth Poodleheadreply 912/03/2012

You think freepers take her down on television? Do you actually watch television? She's no pushover. I've seen her take down many, many freepers for the past year. Seems like it's a regular pastime of Rep. Wasserman-Schultz.

She did a great job as DNC chair. I'm glad it's hers if she wants it. Does she want it?

by Miss Inept Marble-Mouth Poodleheadreply 1012/03/2012

Stupid decision? She just came off a rousing successful election. Huge senate victories and major congressional gains. What (the fuck) you talking about, Willis?

by Miss Inept Marble-Mouth Poodleheadreply 1112/03/2012

[quote]You think freepers take her down on television? Do you actually watch television? She's no pushover.

Do YOU watch television, because Debbie is horrible.

by Miss Inept Marble-Mouth Poodleheadreply 1212/03/2012

Debbie supported SOPA. She should be thrown out of office.

by Miss Inept Marble-Mouth Poodleheadreply 1312/03/2012

She's fine, he won.

by Miss Inept Marble-Mouth Poodleheadreply 1412/03/2012

The DNC played a key role in Democratic successes-

OP is clueless. Reminds me of all the Pelosi bashing of a few years ago.

by Miss Inept Marble-Mouth Poodleheadreply 1512/03/2012

charlie, go away. You're so frigging annoying, and it has nothing to do with this topic.

by Miss Inept Marble-Mouth Poodleheadreply 1612/03/2012

Yes, R12, I certainly DO watch television, hence my previous description of watching Rep. Wasserman-Schultz take down many, many Republicans over the past year.

The fact that you dislike her does not automatically mean she's terrible. It just means that you don't like her.

She did a great job as DNC chair in a year when the Republicans were widely predicted to win back the Senate and possibly the White House. Well they didn't win a goddamned thing and the President took her home state of Florida in the bargain - always a tough state.

Her hair is atrocious, other than that - she's fucking fantastic.

by Miss Inept Marble-Mouth Poodleheadreply 1712/03/2012

She and Obama have been fucking for years. Trust me.

by Miss Inept Marble-Mouth Poodleheadreply 1812/03/2012

THANK YOU to whichever of you Lauderdale queens finally sat her down and talked to her about her hair and makeup . . .

by Miss Inept Marble-Mouth Poodleheadreply 1912/03/2012

OP, she presided over the successful re-election of the President and an increase majority in the Senate as well as an increased minority in the House.

by Miss Inept Marble-Mouth Poodleheadreply 2012/03/2012

Bad move.

by Miss Inept Marble-Mouth Poodleheadreply 2112/03/2012

R21 = Mitt Romney

by Miss Inept Marble-Mouth Poodleheadreply 2212/04/2012

Sometimes I think she is a stealth republican...it is like she goes out of her way to say the dumbest things.

by Miss Inept Marble-Mouth Poodleheadreply 2312/04/2012

That is ridiculous, R23

by Miss Inept Marble-Mouth Poodleheadreply 2412/04/2012

get a sense of humor r24

by Miss Inept Marble-Mouth Poodleheadreply 2512/04/2012
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