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DNC head: Midterms not about Obama
The Hill ^

Posted on 04/20/2014 9:29:39 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

April 20, 2014, 11:51 am DNC head: Midterms not about Obama

By Erik Wasson The midterm elections will not be a referendum on President Obama's performance in the White House, the Democratic National Committee chairwoman said Sunday.

“No, absolutely not,” Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) told NBC's "Meet the Press." “These elections, particularly the Senate elections, are referendums on the candidates running.”

NBC's David Gregory asked Wasserman Schultz if keeping the Senate and taking back the House are an uphill climb given the president's low poll numbers and the unpopularity of ObamaCare.

Forty-nine percent of those polled in the most recent Gallup survey say they disapprove of the president's job performance. Only 45 percent said they approve.

Wasserman Schultz said that the election will be hard-fought and Democrats can prevail if they can get base voters to the polls.

“This election is going to be quite competitive all the way to the end, but we have to turn our voters out. That's the bottom line,” she said. “There are millions of people who understand the benefits to the healthcare law.”

She argued that the GOP will be hurt by “extreme” Tea Party candidates in this cycle, adding “we have countless elections now that Democrats have won because the Republicans have nominated extremists that they're voters reject, and that's the advantage we will have going into this election.”


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Well if you say so mayonnaise hair.......
1 posted on 04/20/2014 9:29:39 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
If the law is in your favor, argue the law.
If the facts are in your favor, argue the facts.
If neither are in your favor, pound the table.

And if you're a Democrat, just make up lies.

2 posted on 04/20/2014 9:32:40 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Sub-Driver

“Democrats can prevail if they can get base voters to the polls”

Democrat base voters - you mean the dead ones?


3 posted on 04/20/2014 9:34:34 AM PDT by Spitzensparkin1 (Arrest and deport all illegal aliens. Americans demand those jobs back! Hoorah, Arizona!)
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To: Sub-Driver
All the democrats voted for Obama care.....cannot forget that in their campaigning
4 posted on 04/20/2014 9:34:38 AM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: Sub-Driver

Why shouldn’t it be about Obama?

Don’t the dems want to use their best asset to get billions of votes? Obama is like the best president we’ve ever hads!!!!1!!1 Huh?!?!?!?


5 posted on 04/20/2014 9:35:46 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Sub-Driver

DWS is FOS.


6 posted on 04/20/2014 9:35:46 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I disagree. This election will be all about Obama and his “vision” for our country.


7 posted on 04/20/2014 9:36:19 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: ClearCase_guy

They say it is never about Obama, with a great deal of help from the Ministry of Propaganda(MSM), they will do all they can to effect that.


8 posted on 04/20/2014 9:37:06 AM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: Sub-Driver

Keep dreamin Erik. :-)


9 posted on 04/20/2014 9:37:21 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Sub-Driver
the Republicans have nominated extremists that they're voters reject

They're???? Really?????

10 posted on 04/20/2014 9:37:33 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: Spitzensparkin1

Debbie Wassername says: “Democrats prevail if we can get our base voters to the polls....and that’s why I’m doing lap dances at the border.”


11 posted on 04/20/2014 9:38:00 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Sub-Driver

Whistling past the graveyard


12 posted on 04/20/2014 9:39:58 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Sub-Driver

13 posted on 04/20/2014 9:40:57 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: Sub-Driver

No, they are about president what’shername, Jarrett.

Obama is the black guy you can’t mention because he’s black and you, of course, are an unrepentent racist because you think his foreign policy is a disaster, the economy is a wreck and no amount of happy talk from the WH is going to change the FACT of it, and my copays have skyrocketed along with my meds because Obamacare is a total cluster*.


14 posted on 04/20/2014 9:42:56 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Sub-Driver

Why not? They’ve made every election since 2000 about Bush.


15 posted on 04/20/2014 9:46:38 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Sub-Driver
Let's just ignore the long gash in the bow of the ship. It will be alright.

What the Captain of the Titanic would have said if he'd been the head of the DNC.

16 posted on 04/20/2014 9:50:08 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Sub-Driver

“Extreme” candidates. The left wing called Romney “extreme”. I know a liberal voter, who hates anyone with an “R” after their name, who said “If you hadn’t nominated an extremist like Romney you might have won.”


17 posted on 04/20/2014 9:51:15 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Sub-Driver

Sez Debbie Washerwoman 10W40 Psychopath.


18 posted on 04/20/2014 9:53:52 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Sub-Driver

said the crazy cat farmer from Florida

19 posted on 04/20/2014 9:54:12 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Sub-Driver

in her dreams.


20 posted on 04/20/2014 9:56:49 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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To: Spitzensparkin1

Dem voter fraud will be bigger than normal... every race that’s close will be targeted by the cheats.


21 posted on 04/20/2014 10:07:38 AM PDT by GOPJ (MSNBC reporters couldn't spot a criminal if he was at the company Christmas party.)
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To: Sub-Driver

According to those in power, the election is not about Obama, nor is it about ObamaCare or the alleged recovery. There isn’t a whole lot to brag about from their past five years in power - just record federal debt, record federal deficits, and record slow job creation. They will try a few more trial balloons and then see if the election is about a $20 per hour minimum wage as a tool for job creation, about a war on women by the party that doesn’t murder 500,000 unborn girls a year, or about something else creative that a focus group invents.


22 posted on 04/20/2014 10:13:35 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s like the captain of the Titanic saying “It’s not about icebergs.”


23 posted on 04/20/2014 10:22:59 AM PDT by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho))
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To: Sub-Driver

What a Schitzo. She just said a couple weeks back the Rats need to run on Obamacare.


24 posted on 04/20/2014 10:28:31 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: All
Given the unpopularity of ObamaCare, midterms will not be a
referendum on Obama, DNC's Debbie Wassername told MTP.

Mmmmmm.......the unpopularity of Obamacre's gonna
put a real crimp on Dims' campaign strategies what with
Dummycrats' lock-stepping party loyalty not seen since
1940's era Europe.

Kinda reminds me of Peter Sellers trying to subdue
his natural instincts to salute smartly to der leader.

25 posted on 04/20/2014 10:32:03 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Chode
Separated At Birth?
Debbie Wasserman Schultz Medusa

26 posted on 04/20/2014 10:48:31 AM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: upchuck
yup, that or carrot top is a toss-up...
27 posted on 04/20/2014 10:52:31 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: upchuck
In a late version of the Medusa myth, related by the Roman poet Ovid (Metamorphoses 4.770), Medusa was originally a ravishingly beautiful maiden [wikipedia]

That lets out Debbie.

Mary Travers, though, started out as a ravishingly beuatiful maiden, and ended up as Jabba the Hut.

28 posted on 04/20/2014 10:57:08 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Sub-Driver
"Denial ain't just a river in Egypt." - Mark Twain
29 posted on 04/20/2014 11:03:06 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’ll be fun to hear from each democrat which of the Kenyan Klown’s policies they opposed these past five years.


30 posted on 04/20/2014 11:07:35 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Sub-Driver

She was all over south Florida media this week. Not one challenging question from the “journalists”.


31 posted on 04/20/2014 11:08:38 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: McGavin999

Educated by union teachers, no doubt.


32 posted on 04/20/2014 11:09:30 AM PDT by matthew fuller (No, I don't miss GWB- I miss Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld.)
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33 posted on 04/20/2014 11:10:41 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: matthew fuller

DWS is denying reality, but her strategy is a flimsy attempt to instruct voters what to believe...its pathetically desperate when this is all you have.


34 posted on 04/20/2014 11:21:40 AM PDT by gwgn02
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To: Sub-Driver

She is an evil possessed liar.


35 posted on 04/20/2014 11:22:44 AM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: Sub-Driver

“The mid-terms will not be about Obama, but if they were, they would be racist.”


36 posted on 04/20/2014 11:30:08 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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