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Tue Jul 26, 2016, 06:14 PM

The Long Fall of Debbie Wasserman Schultz

PHILADELPHIA—As Debbie Wasserman Schultz made her unceremonious exit as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, what was most remarkable was what you didn’t hear: practically anybody coming to her defense.

The Florida congresswoman did not go quietly. She reportedly resisted stepping down, and blamed subordinates for the content of the leaked emails that were released Friday, which clearly showed the committee’s posture of neutrality in the Democratic primary to have been a hollow pretense, just as Bernie Sanders and his supporters long contended. She finally relinquished the convention gavel only after receiving three days of strong-arming, a ceremonial position in the Clinton campaign, and a raucous round of boos at a convention breakfast.

Few Democrats will miss Wasserman Schultz, who was widely seen as an ineffective leader. She was a poor communicator whose gaffes often caused the party headaches; a mediocre fundraiser; and a terrible diplomat more apt to alienate party factions than bring them together. “Only Donald Trump has unified the party more,” Rebecca Katz, a Democratic consultant who supported Sanders in the primary, told me wryly.

“The emails just confirmed what we already knew,” Lis Smith, a former aide to primary contender Martin O’Malley, told me. “She was not an honest broker in this process. She should have been gone long ago—she did the party a huge disservice.”

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/07/the-fall-of-debbie-wasserman-schultz/493019/


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Seedersandleechers Jul 2016 OP
Tal Vez Jul 2016 #1
NurseJackie Jul 2016 #2
misterhighwasted Jul 2016 #3
Warren DeMontague Jul 2016 #4
jcgoldie Jul 2016 #5
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jul 2016 #6
floriduck Jul 2016 #7

Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Jul 26, 2016, 06:16 PM

1. If she violated her trust, the job was too big for her.

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Tue Jul 26, 2016, 06:17 PM

2. Not now. Hiding thread.

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Tue Jul 26, 2016, 06:18 PM

3. pffft.. Tonight we celebrate!!

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Tue Jul 26, 2016, 06:18 PM

4. not a fan, don't like that she votes to jail medical marijuana users, etc. but now is not the time.

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Tue Jul 26, 2016, 06:18 PM

5. the President seems to disagree

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
July 24, 2016
Statement by the President on Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Resignation

For the last eight years, Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has had my back. This afternoon, I called her to let her know that I am grateful. Her leadership of the DNC has meant that we had someone who brought Democrats together not just for my re-election campaign, but for accomplishing the shared goals we have had for our country. Her critical role in supporting our economic recovery, our fights for social and civil justice and providing health care for all Americans will be a hallmark of her tenure as Party Chair. Her fundraising and organizing skills were matched only by her passion, her commitment and her warmth. And no one works harder for her constituents in Congress than Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Michelle and I are grateful for her efforts, we know she will continue to serve our country as a member of Congress from Florida and she will always be our dear friend.

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Tue Jul 26, 2016, 06:20 PM

6. She is irrelevant and I'm tired of talking about her...

 

We just nominated the first woman candidate of a major party.

As far as I'm concerned everything that went before that is past.

Let's look to the future because we have a tough road ahead and only a few months left.

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Tue Jul 26, 2016, 06:21 PM

7. Sounds like Hillary had to give her a make believe ego title to get rid of her. So glad she's gone.

 

Go Tim Canova!!!!

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