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Wed May 25, 2016, 01:34 AM

 

Whaa? Congressional Demorats consider dumping Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Dems discuss dropping Wasserman Schultz
By Alexander Bolton * 05/24/16 * The Hill

Democrats on Capitol Hill are discussing whether Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz should step down as Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairwoman before the party’s national convention in July.

Democrats backing likely presidential nominee Hillary Clinton worry Wasserman Schultz has become too divisive a figure to unify the party in 2016, which they say is crucial to defeating presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump in November.

Wasserman Schultz has had an increasingly acrimonious relationship with the party’s other presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, and his supporters, who argue she has tilted the scales in Clinton’s favor.
“There have been a lot of meetings over the past 48 hours about what color plate do we deliver Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s head on,” said one pro-Clinton Democratic senator.

The lawmaker said senators huddled on the chamber floor last week to talk about Wasserman Schultz’s future and estimated that about a dozen have weighed in during private conversations.

“I don’t see how she can continue to the election. How can she open the convention? Sanders supporters would go nuts,” said the lawmaker, who requested anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the discussions.

http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/281147-dems-discuss-dropping-wasserman-schultz

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Reply Whaa? Congressional Demorats consider dumping Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Original post)
99th_Monkey May 2016 OP
Silver_Witch May 2016 #1
elleng May 2016 #4
99th_Monkey May 2016 #6
elleng May 2016 #12
bvf May 2016 #7
Betty Karlson May 2016 #17
99th_Monkey May 2016 #5
Silver_Witch May 2016 #13
elleng May 2016 #2
highprincipleswork May 2016 #3
snot May 2016 #8
Skwmom May 2016 #9
Ash_F May 2016 #10
TheBlackAdder May 2016 #21
cloudythescribbler May 2016 #11
zazen May 2016 #14
fun n serious May 2016 #15
Warren DeMontague May 2016 #16
Scuba May 2016 #18
LWolf May 2016 #19
MineralMan May 2016 #20

Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 01:35 AM

1. Finally!

 

Gosh I hope they follow through with this. It seems that people are starting to wake up and smell the coffee. DWS is a woman who seems really angry and has been destroying the Democratic Party for a very long time.

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Response to Silver_Witch (Reply #1)

Wed May 25, 2016, 01:38 AM

4. They won't.

Already saw a story debunking.

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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Wed May 25, 2016, 01:41 AM

6. So The Hill is now "making shit up?"

 

If this has "debunked", surely you have a link to back up that claim.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #6)

Wed May 25, 2016, 01:54 AM

12. Partially true; they had 'discussions.'

Saw a post earlier today @ DU, 'debunking.'

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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Wed May 25, 2016, 01:44 AM

7. Even if

 

it were so, she's done her damage, and no doubt will be well taken care of.

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Response to bvf (Reply #7)

Wed May 25, 2016, 05:12 AM

17. Precisely: her bias will not be forgottemn, or forgiven.

 

She has been one of the principle leders who destroyed the Democratic by going "Third Way or the Highway" - anyone acting in that way should lose positions of influence. Primary the lot of them!

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Response to Silver_Witch (Reply #1)

Wed May 25, 2016, 01:38 AM

5. She's like mistakenly hiring a wrecking-ball company

 

when you thought you hired a carpenter.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Reply #5)

Wed May 25, 2016, 02:13 AM

13. Oh well played my friend...

 

and sadly quite true.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 01:37 AM

2. Not really.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 01:38 AM

3. I second that emotion. (I mean about dumping her that is.)

 

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 01:49 AM

8. Remember Katherine Harris?

If deemed necessary, Debbie will step down and be well-rewarded by her owners, and said owners will continue to run the show through her replacement.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 01:51 AM

9. They are stupid enough to think that will fix everything


God are they stupid.

Debbie will just get offered a huge reward if she steps aside.

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Response to Ash_F (Reply #10)

Wed May 25, 2016, 09:27 AM

21. That's the shit I can't get over. That and endorsing Fla. Republicans over Fla. Democrats.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 01:53 AM

11. getting DWB out is a good start, but there needs to be a broad redoing of DNC hierarchy ...

What is needed is both a balance between the mainstream/neoliberal and the progressive wing of the Democratic Party throughout the organization, and plenty of folk in the structure who are fairminded towards both. DWS has packed the Convention with Hillary supporters and allows Bernie supporters only SOME access to certain areas, like the platform committee, while the rules and everything that happens at the Convention is firmly under the unilateral control of her anti-progressive/anti-Bernie allies.

In getting DWS out, which probably won't happen till AFTER the Convention and the full damage has been done (ie she has fully "done the job", but it is necessary to get her AND her appointees out BEFORE the Convention, while laying the groundwork so that the neolibs can never again rig every aspect of the campaign in favor of their faction

One detail: in allowing Hillary 6 people and Bernie 5 to the platform committee, in proportion to their numbers of votes, that seems eminently fair. But then DWS puts her thumb and both feet on the scale, by herself appointing 4 members, thus solidifying the real margin to 10-5, a completely one-sided and indefensible setup, with a cellophane fig leaf of disguise as fair

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 04:52 AM

14. I suspect she's now seriously worried about her seat & wants to focus on keeping it

The game changer was Bernie's major endorsement of Canova and Canova's raising 250k in one weekend.

For some reason Obama likes her--I'm not sure the Clintons actually do--but I think this is DWS deciding that if she continues to be a lightning rod for progressive rage that more money is going to flow to Tim Canova.

I think she's beginning to seriously worry about losing her seat and she isn't too sure she's going to get a plum appointment from the Clintons (maybe some minor ambassadorship?).

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Response to zazen (Reply #14)

Wed May 25, 2016, 04:55 AM

15. I watched it play out on twitter..

 

It was just a handful of low level Sanders Supporters asking for the change. High level Establishment said no. I think it was 4 yes and 89 No..

They gave it a good try though

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 04:57 AM

16. She needs to go.

Unless we want the public face of our party to be someone who supports payday lenders and throwing wheelchair-bound grannies in prison for using medical marijuana, she needs to be replaced.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 08:01 AM

18. I can just hear these discussions ...

 

"Hey, the public is starting to catch on about Debbie."

"Yeah, even Karl Rove endorsed her work."

"Maybe we better pretend to can her before the truth really gets out."

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 08:13 AM

19. Now that she's done her job,

she needs to get out of the way.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed May 25, 2016, 09:20 AM

20. "Demorats?" You know that you can edit your title, right?

I've seen that word before...now...let me think and see if I can remember where I've seen it.

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