Sunday, April 17, 2011
Top 10 Outrageous Debbie Wasserman Schultz Quotes
Top 10 Outrageous Debbie Wasserman Schultz Quotes
by Human Events Posted 04/16/2011 ET
Any chance that the Democrats would try to run to the political center during the 2012 elections went out the window when Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida was named recently to head the Democratic National Committee (DNC). With a rating of 100% by Americans for Democratic Action (ADA) and a 0% rating from the American Conservative Union (ACU), Wasserman Schultz is a hard-core leftie. These Top 10 Outrageous Debbie Wasserman Schultz Quotes prove the point.
1. Death trap for seniors: When Republican Rep. Paul Ryan unveiled his sensible attempt to control government spending, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz hysterically responded by saying, “We see a clear attempt for the government to back out of its commitment to seniors. As a result, many seniors in America will be forced into poverty, and worse. Some seniors will end up dying because they are forced to put off getting that pain checked out due to huge out-of-pocket costs that will skyrocket for them. … This plan would literally be a death trap for some seniors.”
2. Don’t call it ObamaCare: Wasserman Schultz asked for a rules clarification on the floor of the House of Representatives, saying Republicans’ use of the term ObamaCare was disparaging to the President. “Is it a violation of the House rule wherein members are not permitted to make disparaging references to the President of the United States? In two previous gentlemen’s statements on the amendment, both of them referred to the Affordable Care Act, which is the accurate title of the health care reform law, as ‘ObamaCare.’ That is a disparaging reference to the President of the United States. … It is clearly in violation of House rules against that.”
3. Empathetic judges: Wasserman Schultz wants federal judges who can feel your pain—apparently upholding the Constitution is secondary. “Diversity on the bench is critical. As practitioners, you need judges who ‘get it’! We need judges who understand what discrimination feels like. We need judges who understand what inequality feels like. We need judges who understand the subtleties of unfair treatment and who are willing to call it out when they see it.”
4. Class warfare: Wasserman Schultz clings to the old stereotype that the Democratic Party represents the common man and Republicans only care about the super rich. In actuality, Democrats are beholden to the Hollywood elite, academia, gay activists, feminists, and public employee unions—not exactly the Woody Guthrie crowd. Says Wasserman Schultz: “We must expose the stark difference between the Democrats fighting for the middle class and Republicans fighting for the elite and the ultra-wealthy.”
5. Belittling to include military: When the House Judiciary Committee considered adding an amendment to include attacks against military veterans to hate crimes legislation, Wasserman Schultz said that would be belittling to gays, blacks and Jews: “I represent one of the largest gay populations in the United States of America. One of the largest Jewish populations in the United States of America. Our region has a very large African-American population. It really is belittling of the respect that we should have for these groups to suggest that members of the armed services have somehow systematically been the victims of hate crimes.”
6. Global warming death knell: Wasserman Schultz must have drunk a large portion of global-warming-hysteria Kool-Aid. Here she is predicting catastrophe for Florida due to rising temperatures: “The effects of global warming threaten global environmental upheaval over the coming century. But for South Florida and the Everglades, it could be our death knell if urgent action is not taken.”
7. Demonizes Tea Party: Wasserman Schultz held a small rally last year outside the office of Republican Allen West, denouncing the war hero who was running for the Florida congressional seat he eventually won. Explaining the difference between the expression of her First Amendment rights and Tea Party rallies, she said, “I don’t see any swastikas or any pictures of the President in black face or burned in effigy here. The difference between the way we express our First Amendment rights and the way I’ve seen Tea Party extremists—Republican Tea Party extremists—express their right is dramatically different.”
8. “Mommy, are you going to get shot”: After Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in Arizona, Wasserman Schultz used her daughter’s anxiety to score political points: “After my daughter heard that, you know, Gabby had been shot, the first thing she asked me was, you know, ‘Mommy, are you going to get shot? Does that mean you're going to get shot? … But Mommy, Florida's going to pass an immigration law like Arizona and then people are going to be mad at you.’ ”
9. Union rabble-rouser: Wasserman Schultz, in an address at George Washington University, said that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker deserved the “organizer-of-the-year award” for energizing public-employee unions after trying to rein in the cost to the state of their lucrative pensions and health care benefits. “The sleeping giant has been awakened,” she said, according to Politico.
10. Democrats’ communication problem: Wasserman Schultz echoes President Obama’s assertion that Democratic election woes are due to not communicating all their accomplishments, not that they've pushed unpopular policies. At her first press conference as DNC chairwoman, she said: "This past election was tough. We must do a better job of clearly articulating our accomplishments to the American people."
1. If there is any discernable difference between death traps and death panels I don't know what it is. Sarah Palin was skewered by the left - and still is - for using the term "death panels" with regard to Obamacare but, as we've come to expect, there was no similar response when Wasserman accused her Republican colleagues of repairing entitlement programs by killing seniors.
2. Wasserman apparently had cotton in her ears when Democrats in Congress routinely insulted President Bush and accused him of a wide range of illegal, immoral and unethical activities. And where was she when her colleague, Alan Grayson, said on the House floor that the Republican idea of healthcare reform is for sick people to die quickly?
3. Life is unfair and it isn't the job of judges (or the purpose of our judicial system) to level the playing field and provide compassionate redress to those citizens who they determine are deserving of a helping hand. Justice is blind - or should be - to the identity and circumstances of the litigants.
4. Democrats fight for the middle class - most of whom are white - by raising our taxes, pushing job-killing policies, spending our economy into oblivion and accusing us of bigotry and racism whenever it serves their political purpose. With friends like Democrats, the middle class in America needs no enemies.
5. Wasserman is another in a long list of Democrats (Obama and Holder included) who believes justice is only for some Americans, not all Americans. Thus, she is a proponent of enforcing laws only after it has been determined that the law violater is not a member of a minority owned and protected by the Democratic Party and the victim is not a middle class, white American.
6. Al Gore, step aside. Debbie Wasserman is the Global Warming Genius who predicted it would get hot in south Florida and the Everglades.
7. Add slander, dishonesty and hypocrisy to the list of Debbie Wasserman's accomplishments. Apparently, she didn't hear Nancy Pelosi call President Bush incompetent, see her buddies on the left burn him in effigy for his war crimes or notice the Bush-Hitler signs at every anti-war protest. Justice isn't blind in Wasserman's world, but she certainly is.
8. It's quite revealing when compassionate, caring Democrats who are devoted to the best interests of children use them as political tools. It's even more revealing when the political tools they use are their own children.
9. Apparently, Wasserman didn't notice that after the sleeping giant woke up, the people of Wisconsin whipped his a-- and they did it without pumping their clenched fists in the air, beating up people and trashing public property.
10. As DNC Chairman, Wasserman should know that Democrats do best when they hide who they are and what they intend to do to the American people. It's a political strategy they've employed successfully for decades, but abandoned when Barack Obama and his band of lefties arrived in Washington. Believing Obama's cool personality, good looks and silver tongue would override the American people's natural instinct for survival, Democrats let it all hang out and the reaction from the folks has not been a favorable one. It's time to round 'em up and head for the shadows, Ms. Wasserman.
Debbie Wasserman as DNC Chairman will be the gift that keeps on giving to Republicans during the 2012 campaign.
Posted by Brett at 12:26 AM