Skip to comments.DWS Double Stumped on Fox News Sunday
Posted on 01/09/2012 11:18:47 AM PST by Kaslin
As the Republican presidential candidates duked it out on Meet The Press Sunday morning, our dear friend -- DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz -- stepped onto the Fox News Sunday set, opposite RNC chief Reince Priebus. As we were reminded very recently, DWS typically prefers to cut and run from uncomfortable questions. Luckily for FNS viewer, scurrying off a television set during live programming wasn't really an option for her. Host Chris Wallace shelled her with tough, fair questions in an attempt to drag her off of her carefully rehearsed talking points. First up, a series of challenges about President Obama's now-famous prediction that if he didn't turn the economy around during his first three years in office, he'd be facing a "one term proposition:"
DNC Chair Stumped On Obama's "One-Term Proposition" Promise
DWS' retort was a mix of reiterating previous magical statements and offering other ahistorical excuses. First off, if Obama inherited a record deficit, what has he done to ameliorate the situation? Nada, blatantly violating his big pledge to cut the US' annual deficit in half by the end of this year. Instead, he's accrued new debt at an astonishing clip, and introduced a budget that would have added nearly $10 Trillion in additional debt over the next decade if it hadn't been unanimously rejected by the Senate. Secondly, the economic crisis was triggered by the wildly inflated housing bubble bursting. This problem was not caused by laissez faire recklessness from Republicans. Just the opposite. The GOP was pushing for more regulation of housing giants Fannie and Freddie to help curb irresponsible, government-mandated subprime lending practices. Democrats fought these efforts tooth and nail, trotting out the race card to aid their bullying. Finally, the Dodd-Frank "Wall Street Reform" bill, authored by two of the men most responsible for the mess, institutionalized "too big to fail" and created a alarmingly unaccountable "consumer protection bureau." (The leader of this body received one of President Obama's special non-recess "recess" appointments last week). Aside from all that, DWS was spot on.
The better clip was Wallace's merciless grilling of the Florida Congresswoman on Solyndra. After she claimed that Mitt Romney was a "jobs killer" at Bain Capital (where he created tens of thousands of net jobs), Wallace asked if Wasserman Schultz views the president as a jobs killer for his role in the Solyndra bankruptcy scandal -- which resulted in 1,000 of the 1.7 million American jobs lost since Obama took office. Predictably, DWS rejected the comparison. Why? I'll let her try to explain:
DNC Chair Dodges Question About Obama's Responsibility For Solyndra
It's weak sauce, but it's the best she's got. Bain's track record was mixed, sure, but it was positive on the whole. And, crucially, it invested private dollars in the private sector. Romney oversaw a largely successful company and had to answer to its board and shareholders. Obama "invested" hundreds of billions of (borrowed) taxpayer dollars on a "stimulus" bill that has failed to achieve the metrics for success on which he sold it. The Solyndra example is just one particularly outrageous failure, due to its inherent corruption, intentional dishonesty, appalling irresponsibility, and rank politicization. Re-read some of the posts I linked in that last sentence. The White House was intimately involved in every minute detail of the Solyndra loan, failure, illegal re-financing, and cover-up. DWS and Democrats want to Americans to be outrageously outraged that a fraction of the companies Mitt Romney's firm invested in were forced to shed jobs, but they don't believe America's CEO should be held to account for his failed venture socialism and atrocious mismanagement of the nation's balance sheet. Good luck with that.
One final point: "Why bother wasting so much time on Debbie Wasserman Schultz?" you may be asking yourself. It's a reasonable question. The answer is that DWS is the Democrats' hack in chief. Her sole job is to attack Republicans and spout partisan talking points. Rest assured that most Democrats will parrot some variation of whatever nonsense she's peddling in any given news cycle. Given her apparent -- shall we say -- limitations, DWS does us all the courtesy of boiling her recitations of these points down to their lowest-common-denominator simplest. It's actually quite instructive.
DWS talking points:
Republicans/Conservatives/Tea Party (interchangeable)
...hate children and old people.
...hate minorities and the middle class.
...hate the environment and especially polar bears and whales.
...are stinky and have cooties!
In my opinion, Zer0 and the DemonRATs want to prolong the recession (or depression, depending on who you read) inorder to have a perpetual “blame it on Bush and the Republicans.” That image of all this suffering was brought on the nation by Bush and the Republicans can keep voters biased against Republicans. This bias can be used to reelect Zer0. That is the bottom line.
Ugly and stupid is such a sad condition.
While she is sucking up to the democrats, she doesn’t realize they are throwing her under the bus. They love her because she is so ignorant, and will most likely get the boot the next election. In other words, she is expendable.
It worked in the 1930s. Change 'Obama' to 'FDR' and 'Bush' to 'Herbert Hoover' and you get the picture.
Our guys really need to get out in front of that meme -- Romney's not the guy who can pull it off.
That is funny. I collect Hallmark Christmas ornaments. LOL Haven’t seen that one on the shelves though.
I missed the first airing of it since I was watching the debate but caught it later in the day. Much rolling of those big eyeballs of hers going on. And her lips are just too weird, almost like the Anita Dunn but not that bad . . .
He's the RNC chairman?
Did he speak or just sit there?
The question for 2012...
Are you better off now than you were three or four trillion ago?
He sat there. Wallace gave him the last word after most forgot he was even on. His response was, (paraphrasing) he learned in law school to remain quiet when your opponent was damaging themselves. And she was.
At some point in there she said something to the effect, in the past several years unemployment has come down from 11%. I waited for someone to correct or ask a follow up, but no one did.
Why on earth would anyone think comparing Solyndra to Bain Capital helps either side?
It’s apples and bowling balls, and it’s which sucks more.
Unless he's getting a few minutes of face-time on one of the networks or major cable news outlets, I never see or hear about what he saying or doing to defeat Obamah and take back the senate.
He looks like Shep Smith’s slightly-gayer cousin.
DWS is a bona fide moron. I wish Chris Wallace would have continued to let her make a fool of herself.
She is classless, narrow minded, robotically programmed in her feeble mind to spew talking points.
The fun part is that when Nazi Pelozi finally hangs it up, this dunce will take over...
But you all can help get rid of her by donating to Karen Harrington, a small businesswoman who got 38% of the vote against the moron Debbie last election.
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The better analogy to Bain would be the GM bailout. The government required that numerous small town delerships be closed costing the jobs of thousands in return for the bailout money.
Agreed. Romney’s command of history and the lessons it gives to today’s problems is not his forte. Newt is the one for the job that needs to get done.
This explanation by Guy would make a fine type of as for Pubs if they would just stop killing one another and go after the real enemy of America: the Obama WH and Reid Senate.
I would like to state that from this time forward and from this place, "that woman" should be referred to as:
THE WASH RAG!
I much prefer Debbie Whatshername Shitferbrains.
Another FReeper, more clever than I, tagged her with that handle, and I cannot get it out of my mind.
So, that is what I “see” whenever Debbie does whatever she does.
Andrew Wilkow calls her “Bad Hair Day.”
She reminds me of Lisa Lupner, the old Gilda Radner SNL character.
I'd rather see a searching, careful comparison of Solyndra (or the Agriculture Department's performance w/r/t the Shirley Sherrod lawsuit) with the infamous Credit Mobilier, with an explanation of why Democrats think Solyndra and the Sherrod lawsuit don't merit searching public investigation -- and federal prison sentences.