Skip to comments.Florida Democrats “Victims” of GOP in Primary Problem?
Posted on 03/10/2008 7:54:45 AM PDT by jdm
Somehow its our fault that Democrats in Florida are in a mess!
Brit Hume Interviews Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Shultz (D-FL)
Fox News Sunday
March 9, 2008
HUME: The Democratic presidential nominee could be decided not in the remaining primaries but in the outcome of the bitter fight over what to do about Michigan and Florida.
Both states lost all their convention delegates when they were penalized by the Democratic National Committee for moving up their primary dates earlier this year in violation of party rules.
For more on this, we turn to Debbie Dingell, a DNC committee member and a superdelegate from Michigan, and, from Florida, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, who is also a convention superdelegate.
Thanks to both of you for being with us.
First let me start with you, Congresswoman. What do you think is the fairest way to settle this question?
WASSERMAN-SCHULTZ: Well, I think when youre talking about fairness, we have to remember that this was started by the Republican- led legislature here that actually set the date of our primary.
So the victims here in all of in the decision by the DNC to strip us of our delegates are Democratic voters in the state of Florida.
HUME: Can I stop you there? Just let me stop you there for a second, if I can.
HUME: In the Florida state senate, who introduced the bill to move the primary forward?
WASSERMAN-SCHULTZ: The bill was introduced by a Democratic member, a new Democratic member of the state senate.
HUME: And in the legislature, senate and house as well, how many Democrats voted against it?
WASSERMAN-SCHULTZ: Well, thats an inappropriate line of questioning, Brit, because that bill ultimately
HUME: Well, wait a minute. Well, inappropriate or not
WASSERMAN-SCHULTZ: Excuse me, Brit.
HUME: could you just answer the question?
WASSERMAN-SCHULTZ: Can I answer your question?
HUME: Yes. How many?
WASSERMAN-SCHULTZ: I would like to answer your question without you asking me another one, if you dont mind.
The legislation that was originally sponsored was amended into an overall election package that included the major provision to ensure that we could have manual recount and a paper trail. So this is a major election package that the change of a date in our primary was included in.
So the vote total was unanimous, but that was because theres no one in the Florida legislature that was going to vote against changing our voting system so that you could have a paper trail and make sure that every vote can be counted, unlike our touchscreen voting system right now which doesnt allow for that.
So to try to hang a unanimous vote on the fact that Democrats supported that thats misleading, because they supported it because they certainly werent going to vote against making sure there was a paper trail in Florida.
Democrats proposed the legislation and voted for it UNANIMOUSLY and Ms. Wasserman-Schultz says it misleading to suggest they supported it? Correction Ms. Wasserman-Schultz: its not only misleading but WRONG to suggest that somehow Democrat voters in your state are the VICTIMS of the Republican legislature. Democrats in Florida were warned in advance not to move up their primary date and like the Florida 2000 recount you boobs messed it up again and are now trying to change the rules.
Ms. Wasserman-Schultz: qualified for what?
As readers can probably tell, Im not a big fan of Debbies. I first saw her on C-Span a few years ago and my first thought was that I had flipped to the nearby Home Shopping channel by mistake. Like some presenters on the shopping channel, Ms. Wasserman is an empty-headed pretty face trying to sell you something you dont need.
And this time, she just makes Florida Democrat voters look even more foolish than they already are.
It is Bush’s fault!
I saw that exchange between Debbie Wassherface and Brit yesterday, and it was pathetic.
Notice she never attempted to answer Brit’s original question about the “fairest way” to deal with the situation, and just launched directly into her talking point of blaming the Republican legislature.
Democrats are the most childish, cantankerous, imbecilic group of people in America. It’s any wonder they can muster up enough intelligence to make sure they draw a breath every now and then to maintain life.
Just another Dem being a Dem—ALWAYS blame the Republican first.
She’s the second democrat claiming that it’s the fault of the GOP.
This is truly rich!
I just had a mini discussion with one of the libs here a couple days ago, and withdrew because I had very little factual information. Though I did a bit of a search for useful stuff, I found little. This article fills the bill very nicely. Since I’m sure it will come up again soon, I thank you greatly.
hyphenated broads for Hillary?
I am continually amazed by how these people can turn a question into a non-answer by doublespeak....
PRICELESS! May I have your permission to use this as my new tag line? :-)
Re: Your Post #10
Disenfranchisement!! Disenfranchisement!!! No fair!!! Wah!!!!
(Tee hee hee hee hee...)
Wasserman-Schlitz is a hard core communist that has embarrassed the state of Florida for years.
Somehow it is fitting that she represents the area of Florida that screwed up the 2000 election AND said the ballot was confusing.
Wasserman Schultz is a vacuous idiot. But what should we expect for a democrat? Fox’s questioning of her pointed out that is was the democrats own fault for this nonsense and they have no one to blame but themselves.
>> Like some presenters on the shopping channel, Ms. Wasserman is an empty-headed pretty face <<
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot on that “pretty face” comment.
I saw this yesterday. She is in essence blaming the Republicans for not voting against the stupidity of Democrats.
Pretty face? More like a perpetually congested candidate for the "before" pictures in an episode of Extreme Makeover.
If you've ever seen her flapping her gums on the House floor you'd agree that she is one of the most annoying personalities on the Marxist side of the aisle.
I will add your tagline to my compendium of taglines, but I thought up another one to use for the moment. Thank you for your permission...:-)