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Fri Jul 29, 2016, 08:45 PM

Dems rally behind Wasserman Schultz

Just sayin'...she is a Democrat.

Source: The Hill, by Mike Lillis

House Democrats are rushing to the side of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) in the wake of an email scandal that's disrupted the Democratic National Convention and exacerbated divisions between factions of the party.

The episode forced Wasserman Schultz to resign as head of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), effective Friday. But Democratic leaders say the six-term Floridian, long considered a rising star in the party, will weather the storm and continue her climb up the leadership ladder.




“She'll rebound from it,” Rep. Jim Clyburn (S.C.), the third-ranking House Democrat, told The Hill Thursday. “I'm going to do everything I can to help her rebound from it.”

Rep. Joe Crowley (N.Y.), vice chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, also offered his full support and confidence in her future.

“Debbie has so many friends who care about her, and she's gonna be just fine,” he said. “Debbie is a big person and she knows that this election is more important than any one of us — it's about helping elect Hillary Clinton."

Read the rest at: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/289736-dems-rally-behind-wasserman-schultz

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Reply Dems rally behind Wasserman Schultz (Original post)
yallerdawg Jul 2016 OP
Warren DeMontague Jul 2016 #1
OnDoutside Jul 2016 #12
Warren DeMontague Jul 2016 #14
cannabis_flower Jul 2016 #41
displacedtexan Jul 2016 #38
unitedwethrive Jul 2016 #46
yallerdawg Jul 2016 #47
PragmaticLiberal Jul 2016 #58
bigwillq Jul 2016 #2
RandySF Jul 2016 #3
TeddyR Jul 2016 #4
Iliyah Jul 2016 #5
Warren DeMontague Jul 2016 #6
QC Jul 2016 #9
Warren DeMontague Jul 2016 #10
NCTraveler Jul 2016 #18
Warren DeMontague Jul 2016 #24
NCTraveler Jul 2016 #31
lapucelle Jul 2016 #45
Warren DeMontague Jul 2016 #53
Purveyor Jul 2016 #7
The_Casual_Observer Jul 2016 #8
Warren DeMontague Jul 2016 #11
The_Casual_Observer Jul 2016 #13
Warren DeMontague Jul 2016 #15
The_Casual_Observer Jul 2016 #20
yallerdawg Jul 2016 #22
Warren DeMontague Jul 2016 #25
QC Jul 2016 #54
Xipe Totec Jul 2016 #23
The_Casual_Observer Jul 2016 #26
Xipe Totec Jul 2016 #29
The_Casual_Observer Jul 2016 #32
Xipe Totec Jul 2016 #35
The_Casual_Observer Jul 2016 #39
Xipe Totec Jul 2016 #40
The_Casual_Observer Jul 2016 #42
Warren DeMontague Jul 2016 #28
Xipe Totec Jul 2016 #30
yallerdawg Jul 2016 #51
Warren DeMontague Jul 2016 #52
Cha Jul 2016 #16
Warren DeMontague Jul 2016 #17
yallerdawg Jul 2016 #27
Cha Jul 2016 #33
yallerdawg Jul 2016 #37
highprincipleswork Jul 2016 #19
bluedye33139 Jul 2016 #21
juxtaposed Jul 2016 #34
Barack_America Jul 2016 #36
riversedge Jul 2016 #43
DemonGoddess Jul 2016 #44
lapucelle Jul 2016 #50
auntpurl Jul 2016 #60
DemonGoddess Jul 2016 #62
lapucelle Jul 2016 #48
B Calm Jul 2016 #49
krawhitham Jul 2016 #55
Vattel Jul 2016 #56
3hummingbirds Jul 2016 #57
PBass Jul 2016 #59
B Calm Jul 2016 #61

Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 08:45 PM

1. she has a primary opponent who is ALSO a Democrat. Just sayin'.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:03 PM

12. Tenuously so.

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:04 PM

14. please elaborate.

Frankly, I think working with Sheldon Adelson (a Republican, last time I checked) to kill medical marijuana reform in 2014 isn't exactly what I would consider flying the party banner either.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #14)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:34 PM

41. And

Cozying up to payday lenders.

Hope she loses big. Don't let the door hit you on the way out, Little Debbie!

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:29 PM

38. Everyone in my family just donated to her campaign.

I would hate to think I had to work full time on capitol hill and chair the entire national party, while spending a year planning and organizing this week's amazing convention. Also, she's not alone. There is always a faction blaming the party chair for everything under the sun. Howard Dean was villified, too. One last thing: the party targets races and candidates every damned day, and you can bet your bottom dollar the statisticians, forensic speech consultants, debate prep experts and many, many others' opinions are taken into consideration when deciding on which candidate to promote.

To everyone believing that the party doesn't treating candidates equally, please volunteer for a local campaign and learn how the system works. It's really rewarding!

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Response to displacedtexan (Reply #38)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:51 PM

46. Mine too!

We all felt bad at how she was made to take the fall.

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Response to unitedwethrive (Reply #46)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:54 PM

47. You know who else likes her? Another Dem!

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.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/07/24/statement-president-chairwoman-debbie-wasserman-schultzs-resignation

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #47)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 10:58 PM

58. Perhaps....though if you believe the Politico article, their relationship is "complicated".

And that's putting it nicely....

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 08:45 PM

2. (boo) (boo) (boo)

 

Go away, Debbie.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 08:46 PM

3. It's a blue district.

Let the primary play itself out.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 08:48 PM

4. So were

 

Cynthia McKinney and Joe Liebermann.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 08:49 PM

5. She will win

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 08:50 PM

6. well thank god, then florida can continue to incarcerate cancer grannies for using medical marijuana

yippee.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 08:56 PM

9. And Sheldon Adelson will continue to have a strong ally in Florida politics.

Thank goodness!

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Response to QC (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 08:58 PM

10. exactly.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:07 PM

18. Have you seen our legislature?

 

What does that have to do with her?

Morgan & Morgan hitched their horse to Crist and really hurt us in this area. Many of us believe they would have succeeded if they wouldn't have had such a direct relationship with that snake oil salesman.

That hurt more than anything. At least it educated some people.

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Response to NCTraveler (Reply #18)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:13 PM

24. She worked with Sheldon Adelson's anti-drug org to kill Measure 2 in 2014.

It's a part of the record.

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/on-medical-marijuana-debbie-wasserman-schultz-sounds-like-a-republican-6544176

Look, we're all unified, we're a unified party, but she's got a Democratic challenger and a lot of us good Democrats think we would be better served without the congressperson regarded as the "prohibitionist in chief" in the Democratic party.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #24)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:21 PM

31. My point still stands.

 

There are tons of larger forces at play in Florida. She doesn't have a vote for it in the state outside of at the ballot box. We had a great opportunity if it weren't for the absolutely ignorant strategic move of Morgan.

I agree with your last sentence completely. I just feel you are taking a myopic view of a state issue and acting as if she has more power than she does. I am no fan of DWS.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:47 PM

45. I read this somewhere else, but I'm not able to connect the dots.

Wouldn't this be a bill for the state legislature? Or is this a federal law that DWS worked against?

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 08:51 PM

7. uh nope. Not going that far... eom

 

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 08:52 PM

8. She was wrongly accused by shitheads.

She got out of the way so as not to create a distraction. She is fine.

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Response to The_Casual_Observer (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 08:59 PM

11. she's made a lot of crappy decisions.

She allied herself with Sheldon Adelson in 2014 to help ensure that Florida could continue to throw medical marijuana patients in prison. We as Democrats can do much better.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:04 PM

13. Who hasn't made crappy decisions?

On this she was railroaded by the fucking Russians and trump.

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Response to The_Casual_Observer (Reply #13)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:05 PM

15. a lot of politicans know better than to vote to send sick people to prison for smoking pot.

sorry, she needs to go.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #15)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:08 PM

20. I am woefully unaware of this.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:10 PM

22. She must be another one of those all-powerful women!

Isn't she in the United States House of Representatives, including in 2014?

I don't think she got a vote in the Florida State Legislature.

But a Southern politician opposing medical marijuana (scam)? How rare!

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #22)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:15 PM

25. How about actually doing some research, instead of knee-jerkingly assuming I don't know what I'm

talking about?

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/on-medical-marijuana-debbie-wasserman-schultz-sounds-like-a-republican-6544176

Yes, she's in the house, but she also worked WITH Adelson's anti-drug org to kill Measure 2 IN FLORIDA.

She also voted- in her capacity as a representative- against legislation which would have told the feds to back off states (something like half, now) that have legalized medical marijuana for themselves.


Any more questions?

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #25)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 10:12 PM

54. Reeserch iz hard!!!

Much easier just to run around frantically smearing everyone in sight.

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Response to The_Casual_Observer (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:12 PM

23. Really?

For a casual observer, you seem genuinely involved in the fray.

She (DWS) robbed Hillary of the fair and honest win she genuinely had in the bag.

She made herself the lightning rod of righteous fury by sticking her thumb firmly on the scales.

She has done more damage to HRC than Trumpolini ever could hoped to cause with his tiny fists of rage.






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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #23)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:16 PM

26. She got her this far. The bullshit is due to fox.

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Response to The_Casual_Observer (Reply #26)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:17 PM

29. She would have got here on her own, without DWS

If you don't agree, then you don't trust HRC to stand on her own two feet.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #29)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:22 PM

32. Nah, I stand behind any dem.

I'm for the basic new deal. The rest is too political for me

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Response to The_Casual_Observer (Reply #32)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:27 PM

35. So, It's Ok if you're Democrat? Is that it? Sounds vaguely familiar. nt

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #35)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:31 PM

39. Familiar to what? What are you implying?

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Response to The_Casual_Observer (Reply #39)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:32 PM

40. Same message, different party. IOKIYAR

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=iokiyar

May I never belong to a party that follows this philosophy.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #40)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:35 PM

42. Look, I've been on DU forever. If I choose to defend

DSW it's my choice. Jesus, wtf is this?
Who the fuck are you???

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #23)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:17 PM

28. That's what's funny. I think she harmed Hillary and made us all look bad.

It's inane to think she had some super election-stealing mojo, but her ineptness and her bad decisionmaking are strong arguments for her to be replaced as a representative.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #28)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:20 PM

30. My point exactly

HRC is a fine, fine candidate.

She deserves all the support she has.

No thanks to DWS.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #28)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 10:00 PM

51. Hillary doesn't agree. Oh, another Dem!

http://www.politicususa.com/2016/07/24/hillary-clinton-statement-resignation-democratic-national-committee-chair-debbie-wasserman-schultz.html

Following Sunday’s resignation of Debbie Wasserman Schultz as Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton thanked her for her leadership and named her honorary chair of her campaign’s 50-state program.

“I want to thank my longtime friend Debbie Wasserman Schultz for her leadership of the Democratic National Committee over the past five years,” Clinton said in a statement. “I am grateful to Debbie for getting the Democratic Party to this year’s historic convention in Philadelphia, and I know that this week’s events will be a success thanks to her hard work and leadership.”

Clinton pointed out that there is no one better than Wasserman Schultz when it comes to fighting Republicans and as such she will be honorary chair of Clinton’s 50-state program, “There’s simply no one better at taking the fight to the Republicans than Debbie–which is why I am glad that she has agreed to serve as honorary chair of my campaign’s 50-state program to gain ground and elect Democrats in every part of the country, and will continue to serve as a surrogate for my campaign nationally, in Florida, and in other key states.”

“I look forward to campaigning with Debbie in Florida and helping her in her re-election bid–because as President, I will need fighters like Debbie in Congress who are ready on day one to get to work for the American people,” Clinton concluded.

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #51)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 10:10 PM

52. Well, we dont have to agree on everything, do we.

Doesnt sound like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are in her fan club.

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/debbie-wasserman-schultz-coup-223565

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:06 PM

16. If James Clyburn and the Dems have faith in her then good for her!

Mahalo, yallerdawg!

USA!! USA!!

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Response to Cha (Reply #16)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:06 PM

17. doesnt sound like Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi have a hell of a lot of faith in her.

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Response to Cha (Reply #16)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:16 PM

27. Hey, Cha!

If we want to elect Democrats up and down the ticket, I don't think we start that by throwing out our incumbents!

"Stronger together."

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #27)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:23 PM

33. Seems like the DNC needed fresh blood but if James Clyburn, who

has actually worked with DWS, supports her then maybe she wasn't as bad as so many like to rage about.

USA!! USA!!

Hear Alan Grayson isn't doing so hot, though, with his colleagues in the House.

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Response to Cha (Reply #33)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:29 PM

37. Grayson rubbed many of them the wrong way...

and now allegations he isn't a nice man.

The Democratic Party is a team. Teams don't function well when factions battle.

This is the time to come together.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:08 PM

19. Sickening.

 

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:09 PM

21. She was not the best by any means

But she is a Democrat, and I want to see her continue. She has certain strengths of toughness and resolve that are amazing. She just shouldn't be running the party.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:24 PM

34. I like her, which is very unpopular now. I knew her when she became the DNC chief

 

it was going to be the middle of the road dem. ideology. Not far left nor middle of the road... Lets make everyone welcome! Try to please most. On a personal note I know shultz is far left, hanging left. B/C of her position with the DNC she had to play all extremes.
It's a big tent we have and we needed all to feel welcome. Shultz tried to make it work.
I disagree with her playing games with Sanders Campaign

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:28 PM

36. She was a horrendous DNC chair. Good riddance.

I'm for her Democratic challenger.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:38 PM

43. Glad to see she has support.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:41 PM

44. I wasn't happy with her as DNC chair

BUT, I don't see why we should throw an INCUMBENT Democrat under the bus and not help her retain her seat. I'm thinking she'll do better as a Rep without the extra baggage involved with being DNC chair as well.

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Response to DemonGoddess (Reply #44)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:56 PM

50. Biden has already campaigned for DWS in Florida.

I wonder if he (and others) will now stay away from her events.

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Response to DemonGoddess (Reply #44)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 08:02 AM

60. Agree with both your points.

I want someone else as DNC chair - I think she could have done better in the midterm years. But I don't support drumming her out of the party. She's very popular in Florida - she must be working for her constituents.

And I admit to feeling some sympathy for her that she put together this great convention and then wasn't able to actually be part of it. But she should have had better control over her staff.

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Response to auntpurl (Reply #60)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 09:58 AM

62. Exactly

If she wasn't doing her job as a Rep, she wouldn't keep getting elected.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:54 PM

48. There was a story on Politico that gives some context on why DWS was not removed earlier.

Apparently Hillary wanted DSW out in December 2015 (as did many others), but it was Obama's decision to make and he elected to keep her on.

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/07/debbie-wasserman-schultz-dnc-226100

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 09:54 PM

49. She needs to go.

 

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 10:20 PM

55. She's done

She'll lose her primary

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 10:35 PM

56. Stick a fork into her. She's done.

 

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Fri Jul 29, 2016, 10:52 PM

57. Wasserman Schultz

Debbie needs to go

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 07:57 AM

59. I don't like her, but the fact is that she's popular in her home district...

which is (from what I understand) somewhat wealthy and politically moderate. It's an uphill fight for challenger Tim Canova to beat her in the primary.

If you want to make a small donation, or learn about Tim:

https://timcanova.com

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Sat Jul 30, 2016, 08:07 AM

61. DWS is a lot like Trump, she's afraid to debate her opponent.

 

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