After the incredibly lengthy dish-the-dirt hit piece that was just published on Politico, one has to ask, “How long before Debbie Wasserman Schultz is no longer the head of the Democratic National Committee (DNC)?”
Like a ton of political bricks crashing with deadly force, the online article reveals how the Florida congresswoman who chairs the DNC is now squarely on the wrong side of the party’s power elite. Entitled “Democrats Turn on Debbie Wasserman Schultz,” the Politico article lays out what could be seen as a detailed and damning rationale for showing the door to the outspoken and often abrasive party mouthpiece.
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is in a behind-the-scenes struggle with the White House, congressional Democrats and Washington insiders who have lost confidence in her as both a unifying leader and reliable party spokesperson at a time when they need her most.
Long-simmering doubts about her have reached a peak after two recent public flubs: criticizing the White House’s handling of the border crisis and comparing the tea party to wife beaters.
Described as an uncontrollable loose cannon who is annoyingly self-serving, Wasserman Schultz was reportedly slapped down by none other than Obama advisor/handler Valerie Jarrett:
In 2012, Wasserman Schultz attempted to get the DNC to pay for her clothing at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, multiple sources say, but was blocked by staff in the committee’s Capitol Hill headquarters and at President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign headquarters in Chicago.
She asked again around Obama’s inauguration in 2013, pushing so hard that Obama senior adviser — and one-time Wasserman Schultz booster — Valerie Jarrett had to call her directly to get her to stop. (Jarrett said she does not recall that conversation.)
On social media, reaction was swift and merciless to the Politico article and the prospect of Wasserman Schultz’s very public fall from the heady heights of political prominence.
This is White House getting ready to drop the oncoming electoral bloodbath right at her feet. Say bye Debs.
— S.M (@redsteeze) September 17, 2014
If that Politico article is to be believed, the White House was pretty pissed at DWS over the wife-beating comment.
— John Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) September 17, 2014
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How do I get in on this @DWStweets resignation pool?
— Scott Goldstein (@BBBE555) September 17, 2014
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