By Gary P Jackson
To quote that great American philosopher Charlie Sheen: “Winning!”
Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is in big trouble at home. In her position as Chairwoman of the Democrat National Committee, it’s been comical to watch her try to spin failure after failure into a positive. I’ll give her this though, no one can stick to a talking point, no matter how idiotic, no matter how bad it’s working, than this woman!
Patricia Campion the Tampa Independent Examiner has a lengthy article detailing Wasserman Shultz’s troubles:
From her conflicting statements prior the recall vote, to her bizarre response to Piers Morgan afterward that Walker’s triumph was “at least in part successful” for Democrats, the perhaps well meaning Schultz can’t manage to stand up in defense of her party without sticking her foot in her mouth.
In the meantime, the verbally clumsy Florida Democrat – described Monday by American Thinker’s Sara Goodman as “Constitutionally ignorant and politically tone-deaf” — is facing some challenging reelection problems of her own.
Her latest predicament centers on her extensive travels as head of the DNC and a request by one of her Republican challengers, Karen Harrington, that Schultz release her travel records to determine who is footing the bill.
“Since Debbie’s racking up the frequent flyer miles that go far beyond her usual D.C. to Fort Lauderdale hop,” Harrington posted on her website Thursday, “we’d think it’s important for everyone to know- who’s paying for Debbie’s travel expenses these days.”
In response to Schultz’s demanded that Mitt Romney release his tax returns, Harrington has also requested that she do the same. She has yet to comply.
As reported last month by Examiner.com’s Tampa Independent Examiner, Schultz’s name had yet to appear on the Florida Supervisor of Elections (FSE) website, raising questions as to whether or not her ongoing friction with President Barack Obama would preclude her attempt to run for reelection.
However, updates by the FSE confirm that Schultz qualified for reelection on June 6.
But the long delay in registration and her method of qualification exposes her own awareness of reelection trouble.
Four of Schultz’s Republican challengers — Juan Eliel Garcia, Joe Kaufman, Ozzie DeFaria and Karen Harrington — qualified by petition, with each collecting more than the 2,298 signatures required to get on the ballot.
According to American Thinker’s Goodman, Harrington has even “received the endorsement of many national and state representatives,” as well as the support of prominent Jews in Florida.
Among Harrington’s advocates in the Jewish community is none other than Stanley Tate.
Tate is the prominent Republican philanthropist whose decision to leave the temple — where Schultz was scheduled to deliver unchallenged comments during a religious service last month — may have inspired the synagogue’s decision to cancel her speech last month.
While a fifth Republican contender — Gineen Bresso — ultimately had to pay a qualifying fee of $10,440, she did manage to gather 2,187 of the 2,298 required petition signatures.
So why would Schultz — an incumbent who has represented Florida in Congress since 2005 and has enjoyed the additional advantage of national exposure as head of the DNC since 2011 – resort to stroking a check for $10,440 to get her name on the ballot?
Perhaps her current 15 percent approval rating — which has been tanking steadily on Elections Meter.com for the past three months – had something to do the decision to forego a petition effort among her clearly discontented constituents.
Unfortunately, paying a $10,440 fee to qualify herself for reelection on June 6 won’t protect her from their judgment at the polls on November 6.
There are literally hours upon hours of video of Debbie Wasserman Schultz saying and doing stupid things. Here she talks with Greta about the fact that it’s been well over a thousand days since Congress has passed a budget.
The Republican lead House of Representatives have passed numerous budgets, only to see them die in the democrat controlled Senate.
Greta puts the heat on her, but Wasserman Schultz can’t help but rattle off tired old talking points, rather than give Greta a straight answer. Even better, when saying the Senate would take up a budget this year, she directly contradicts Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who has said he has no intention of bringing up a budget. Never mind Congress is bound by the Constitution to produce a yearly budget. Since when has that pesky old Constitution mattered to a democrat anyway!
We’re supporting Karen Harrington in the Florida Republican Primary. After looking over the field, we feel strongly that she is the right choice.
We’re in pretty good company as Karen has been endorsed by The Great One, Mark Levin, Phyllis Schlafly, Michele Bachmann, and many more.
Karen Harrington has Conservative principles. She’s a small business owner, not a career politician. Has a strong work ethic, and understands what it’s going to take to get America back upon her feet again.
She’s a strong advocate for gun control …. and believes that keeping in practice is essential!
Debbie Wasserman Schultz is also for gun control, but in a completely different, totalitarian, grab all the guns, sort of way!
Karen is facing a primary challenge though, and needs your help. Check out her website for more details on how you can help Karen fire Debbie. While you’re there, click on the links to follow her on Facebook and Twitter.
We need Common Sense Conservatives in Washington, not more of the same tired old politicians. No more business as usual. We need Karen Harrington.