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Obama endorses Debbie Wasserman Schultz for second term as DNC chair

Christmas came early for the GOP this morning after The Hill reported that President Barack Obama had endorsed Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz to serve a second term at the helm of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

Although members of the DNC from across America have to officially vote for Schultz at their winter meeting next month in Washington, D.C., Obama’s support all but means Schultz will be reelected.

The announcement – credited by The Hill only to “a DNC official” – comes as a shock as it has been rumored on Capitol Hill for months that Wasserman Schultz would not be asked to serve a second term as party chair. However, Nancy Pelosi’s recent decision to retain her position as Minority Leader in the House of Representatives, a position Schultz was being considered for, may have affected Obama’s decision to keep on the fiery, progressive Congresswoman as DNC chair.

Wasserman Schultz made herself the target of GOP scorn in 2011 after she argued that the Republican Party wants to “literally drag us all the way back to Jim Crow laws.” Schultz attempted to redeem herself by apologizing for her remarks, but later lied about having ever made the race-baiting Jim Crow comments in the first place.

Tensions grew hot again after the DNC chair crashed the Republican National Convention in Tampa in August, go so far as to give a statement to the press in the middle of the Tampa Convention Center, which was being used as the media filing building.

The following week Wasserman Schultz managed to turn off the press and draw negative attention to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte after she inaccurately claimed that respected, conservative journalist Philip Klein of Red Alert’s sister publication The Washington Examiner misquoted her in an article (he didn’t). Journalists across the political spectrum immediately came to Klein’s defense. 

In light of the results of last month’s presidential election, the announcements throughout the last month that both Nancy Pelosi and Debbie Wasserman Schultz will stay on as Democratic Party leaders is music to the Republican Party’s ears. While popular with their bases, both party leaders are despised by conservatives and will in turn help the Republican Party motivate its base to come out strong in the 2014 midterm elections.

 

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  1. Brian Maday says:

    Why not? She has a GOLDEN RECORD of creating and sticking to ‘crat lies…

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