If there’s ever been a woman who’s whined more about her political opponents than Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, I wouldn’t know who it’d be. Wasserman-Schultz is currently whining that Republicans are acting like dictators on the debt ceiling debate:
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), chair of the Democratic National Committee, said Wednesday that House Republicans are trying to impose “dictatorship” through their tactics in the debt-ceiling negotiations. She said the GOP rhetoric could “spark panic and chaos,” which she called “potentially devastating” to the economy.
The chair telephoned POLITICO to express “significant disappointment in where…Republicans have allowed this debate to degenerate.”
“Aren’t we at the point where the closer we get to chaos, the more concern that there should be about coming to the table and compromising with Democrats?” Wasserman Schultz asked. “This is not leadership. This is almost like dictatorship. I know they want to force the outcome that…their extremists would like to impose. But they are getting ready to spark panic and chaos, and they seem to be OK with that. And it’s just really disappointing, and potentially devastating.”
Rep. Wasserman-Schultz’s behavior is both disappointing and predictable. She’s a reprehensible human being who is long on criticizing others and short on offering anything constructive.
As for compromising, I’d love knowing how you merge a detailed plan with something that doesn’t exist. The Democrats’ alleged plan doesn’t exist, at least in terms of people saying that President Obama’s plan cuts discretionary spending by a specific amount, defense spending (by agency) is cut by a specific amount, etc.
This next quote is straight from no-mind-land:
The DNC chair said: “They start the day with trying to incite their caucus with, essentially, violent movie clips, pushing their people to inflict pain and hurt people.”
It’s come to this: the chair of the DNC doesn’t have the intelligence to put together rational responses to serious matters. Does she seriously think that House GOP leadership is pushing “their people to inflict pain and hurt people”? If she’s peddling that crap, then she’s more incompetent than Tim Kaine. By alot.
Wasserman Schultz continued: “What should be happening is what we’ve been ready to do for months. Ideally, what should be happening is a big deal, a big solution for a big problem, as the president has pushed for. At this point, it’s probable that we’re too close to the breaking point on Tuesday for that to happen.
In a perfect world, Democrats would’ve presented a serious budget in the Senate. Preferably, that budget would’ve cut spending and it would’ve gone through the committee process. In a less-than-perfect world, Senate Democrats would’ve at least passed a budget.
Unfortunately for the American people, Senate Democrats haven’t gotten beyond the ‘talking about frameworks’ stage. Even then, their proposals do nothing to fix the real problem, which is cutting spending to sane levels.
The deal would’ve gotten done had Republicans had a serious negotiating and legislating partner. Unfortunately, they don’t have that, either in the White House or in the Senate.
As such, DWS is the perfect embodiment of what the Democratic Party is. God help us.