Bad news from Debbie Wasserman-Schultz: The GOP is acting like a dictatorship or something

posted at 9:15 pm on July 27, 2011 by Allahpundit

You know what the best part of this is? It’s not even the dumbest thing she said today.

“Aren’t we at the point where the closer we get to chaos, the more concern that there should be about coming to the table and compromising with Democrats?” Wasserman Schultz asked. “This is not leadership. This is almost like dictatorship. I know they want to force the outcome that … their extremists would like to impose. But they are getting ready to spark panic and chaos, and they seem to be OK with that. And it’s just really disappointing, and potentially devastating.”…

Wasserman Schultz continued: “What should be happening is what we’ve been ready to do for months. Ideally, what should be happening is a big deal – a big solution for a big problem, as the president has pushed for. At this point, it’s probable that we’re too close to the breaking point on Tuesday for that to happen…

“It’s just shockingly irresponsible that the closer we get to the breaking point here, the more irresponsible – and the closer they are to pushing us to chaos, as if that is the desired outcome.”

Thus it came to be that a guy who continues to ignore the War Powers Act over the objections of his own lawyers and is prone to saying stuff like “the idea of doing things on my own is very tempting” sent out his top party flack to mumble about dictatorship. Is that the dumbest part of this? Or is the dumbest part the fact that she chose to offer this ode to Republican obstructionism on a day when Boehner’s moved heaven and earth to get his caucus to agree to a moderate, compromise-ready debt bill? Actually, I think the dumbest part is her warning about the GOP causing chaos just as House Democrats have started chattering in earnest about Obama’s nonexistent Fourteenth Amendment option to raise the debt ceiling unilaterally (i.e. dictatorship!), which would do more to wreak fiscal and legal chaos than anything the GOP’s come up with.

But like I say, Debbie being Debbie, this isn’t the benchmark of stupidity today. This is:

DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) strongly chided the GOP today for using a movie clip from the film “The Town,” in which two criminals agree to a revenge attack, in order to rally lawmaker support for Speaker Boehner’s new debt bill currently being rewritten in the House.

The playing of the clip, organized by members of House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) staff, happened in a closed-door caucus meeting on Tuesday. It features Ben Affleck’s character asking for a friend’s aid in order to “hurt some people.”

“Who are they planning to hurt?” demanded Wasserman Schultz, adding: “Unfortunately that short clip from ‘The Town’ tells you everything you need to know about their approach to the negotiations over the debt ceiling,” she said, after showing the clip to the attending media…

“With such legislation Republicans certainly would hurt some people,” she said. “In fact they would hurt quite a lot of people. The craziest part is that they expect us to get into that car and go with them. We want no part of it.”

Here’s the clip. The point McCarthy was making, obviously, is that the caucus needs to trust the leadership on this deal, no matter how many reservations it might have. (Allen West’s reply after watching it was, “I’m willing to drive the car.”) That means abandoning the Cut, Cap, and Balance position — the “hurtful” plan to the left — and adopting a more timid proposal in the interest of not hitting the ceiling and banking some spending cuts now. If anyone’s hurt by that, it’s broken-hearted tea partiers. How this became a DNC talking point, I’m not sure, but leave it to Wasserman-Schultz and Chuck Schumer to use the debt standoff as a platform for some media-friendly idiocy. Exit quotation from the latter: “In the scene they chose to inspire their House freshmen, one of the crooks gives a pep talk to the other right before they both put on hockey masks, bludgeon two men with sticks and shoot a man in the leg… Ladies and gentlemen, this is your Republican House majority.”

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Yeah, she’s gonna go real far in the Democrat party.

JellyToast on July 27, 2011 at 9:19 PM

Stinky…!

Seven Percent Solution on July 27, 2011 at 9:21 PM

The longer she sticks around, the better we will do next year.

WisCon on July 27, 2011 at 9:22 PM

Hss Debbie been to Dallas?

Electrongod on July 27, 2011 at 9:22 PM

Isn’t “dictator” a word used to describe a single person who rules with absolute authority?

Dictator by Committee. Nah, not workin’ for me.

BobMbx on July 27, 2011 at 9:22 PM

Ignorant, partisan, sickening, hack… Typical liberal left.

ultracon on July 27, 2011 at 9:22 PM

Hss Debbie been to Dallas?

Electrongod on July 27, 2011 at 9:22 PM

Not this Debbie…..

sandee on July 27, 2011 at 9:23 PM

“Who are they planning to hurt?” demanded Wasserman Schultz

Democratic party fatcats who get rich off of pretending to care for the poor while the loot the US economy.

William Amos on July 27, 2011 at 9:23 PM

Debbie – the gift that keeps on giving.

And she’s considered “a BRIGHT LIGHT” of her party!

Hahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GarandFan on July 27, 2011 at 9:23 PM

This won’t be the last time I use this phrase. Allen West was right.

Doughboy on July 27, 2011 at 9:23 PM

Allen West nailed it when he shot back at this shrill, obnoxious, ignoramus.

jdflorida on July 27, 2011 at 9:24 PM

Debbie – the gift that keeps on giving.

And she’s considered “a BRIGHT LIGHT” of her party!

Hahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GarandFan on July 27, 2011 at 9:23 PM

Yeah she is…. of HER party.

sandee on July 27, 2011 at 9:24 PM

Allen West has this “woman” pegged.

KingGold on July 27, 2011 at 9:24 PM

They call me dictator salad.

Kenosha Kid on July 27, 2011 at 9:24 PM

Allen West nailed it

Where did you read that? Link please! /sarc

Dingbat63 on July 27, 2011 at 9:25 PM

“This is not leadership. This is almost like dictatorship.

Oh, F you. As iowahawk always says on twitter, no matter how bad your life is, at least your not the guy married to debbie wasserman schultz (tgmtdws).

JohnInCA on July 27, 2011 at 9:25 PM

Hss Debbie been to Dallas?

Electrongod on July 27, 2011 at 9:22 PM

Please. She has to pay Lubbock five hundred an hour.

KingGold on July 27, 2011 at 9:26 PM

Please keeping talking Debbie. You’re the best spokesperson the GOP could hope for.

Left Coast Right Mind on July 27, 2011 at 9:26 PM

Does Obama call these people and tell them to use all of these words?
“Extreme” “Dictator” “Terrorists” “Cult”, etc, etc, etc

Wow, it’s like one Huge case of Projection! I am floored by these people.

bridgetown on July 27, 2011 at 9:27 PM

Would Jefferson Support Raising the Debt Limit?

“I wish it were possible to obtain a single amendment to our Constitution. I would be willing to depend on that alone for the reduction of the administration of our government to the genuine principles of its Constitution; I mean an additional article, taking from the federal government the power of borrowing.”
-Thomas Jefferson

Spathi on July 27, 2011 at 9:27 PM

LOL! I can’t take anything she says seriously. She’s just one notch above bill mauer; boy, the Democrats sure picked a loser in choosing Wasserman-Schultz.

TN Mom on July 27, 2011 at 9:27 PM

Please. She has to pay Lubbock five hundred an hour.

KingGold on July 27, 2011 at 9:26 PM

Hmmm.
I see your point.

Electrongod on July 27, 2011 at 9:28 PM

“This is not leadership. This is almost like dictatorship. I know they want to force the outcome that … their extremists would like to impose. But they are getting ready to spark panic and chaos, and they seem to be OK with that…”

It’s going to be a wild ride from now until Aug. 2. Heck, between now and the election things are going to get really bezerko.

JellyToast on July 27, 2011 at 9:28 PM

what’s that Lassie…?

Timmy fell down a well??

Good girl!

Tim_CA on July 27, 2011 at 9:28 PM

We won. Bite me DWS.

bernzright777 on July 27, 2011 at 9:28 PM

Would Jefferson Support Raising the Debt Limit?

Spathi on July 27, 2011 at 9:27 PM

Would Jefferson want to bankrupt the country he loves?

Electrongod on July 27, 2011 at 9:29 PM

“I’m willing to drive the car.”

You sir….carry on.

Zaggs on July 27, 2011 at 9:30 PM

I am curious what Rev Wright thinks of Wasserman-Shultz. Has anyone seen her walk & chew gum…

TN Mom on July 27, 2011 at 9:31 PM

As Rush calls her:

And then there’s Maude, and then there’s Maude!

honsy on July 27, 2011 at 9:31 PM

I’m starting to love Stinky. Get ‘em, girl.

petefrt on July 27, 2011 at 9:32 PM

Macbeth…

First Witch: When shall we three meet again
In thunder, lightning, or in rain?

Second Witch: When the hurlyburly’s done,
When the battle’s lost and won.
Macbeth, 1. 1

SouthernGent on July 27, 2011 at 9:33 PM

We won. Bite me DWS.

bernzright777 on July 27, 2011 at 9:28 PM

DWS = Democrat Without Sanity

RDE2010 on July 27, 2011 at 9:33 PM

Debbie is only chair because she’ll remain loyal to Obama no matter what.

Her lack of intelligence is actually a bonus for Obama.

ButterflyDragon on July 27, 2011 at 9:34 PM

DWS = Democrat Without Sanity

Ooops.
I thought he meant. Down With Satin.
My bad.

Electrongod on July 27, 2011 at 9:35 PM

SouthernGent on July 27, 2011 at 9:33 PM

well played ya classy bastard!! You’re sipping a mint-julep on the porch aren’t ya?

Tim_CA on July 27, 2011 at 9:36 PM

I know they want to force the outcome that … their extremists would like to impose.

You know, a person could take that one or two different ways.

Does she mean that Republicans are forcing themselves on America as dictators or something?

Or does she mean something else entirely. Is this just one more trial balloon….. that Obama will be forced by Republicans, that all this chaos they are creating is to make Obama do something he just doesn’t want to do… to declare himself dictator.

I’m just taking them at their own words. This is the 3rd time in how many days that this has come up. And we all know who likes her smile.

JellyToast on July 27, 2011 at 9:38 PM

Wasserman-Schultz’s message can be boiled down to this:

“Give me your money. Go into debt to give me more.”

Lourdes on July 27, 2011 at 9:40 PM

If my curly hair looked like that mayo mop of hers I would shave my head and change my name. She is altogether dreadful.

Hope she keeps yapping all the way to November 2012.

Naturally Curly on July 27, 2011 at 9:40 PM

If my curly hair looked like that mayo mop of hers I would shave my head and change my name. She is altogether dreadful.

Hope she keeps yapping all the way to November 2012.

Naturally Curly on July 27, 2011 at 9:40 PM

She’s the mop that Obama was talking about a couple years ago.

Electrongod on July 27, 2011 at 9:43 PM

Hope she keeps yapping all the way to November 2012.

Naturally Curly on July 27, 2011 at 9:40 PM

You know….if you rub her hairy belly real fast……her leg starts pumping.

it’s also fun to put a treat on her nose.

Tim_CA on July 27, 2011 at 9:45 PM

Lorien: Pass.

Patrick S on July 27, 2011 at 9:46 PM

You guys crack me up!

Naturally Curly on July 27, 2011 at 9:48 PM

She should STFU. The democrats did nothing about the debt when they controlled both houses and the white house. You did nothing then. Now we have to fix your lazy screwup.

ColdWarrior57 on July 27, 2011 at 9:48 PM

..forgive her, Allah, they were all out of Hellman’s at Ralph’s today.

The War Planner on July 27, 2011 at 9:48 PM

Hss Debbie been to Dallas?

She definitely looks like a B rated porn fluffer

Political Chef on July 27, 2011 at 9:49 PM

..forgive her, Allah, they were all out of Hellman’s at Ralph’s today.

The War Planner on July 27, 2011 at 9:48 PM

There it is.

Tim_CA on July 27, 2011 at 9:50 PM

You know….if you rub her hairy belly real fast……her leg starts pumping.

it’s also fun to put a treat on her nose.

Tim_CA on July 27, 2011 at 9:45 PM

..truly funny! Where in CA? I hope to God you are somewhere close to Orange County because I will make it my life’s work to buy you a beer for your comment.

The War Planner on July 27, 2011 at 9:50 PM

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz does more in one ignoramus statement to expand the Republican “Big Tent” than all the RINO reaching across the aisle has done in decades.

DeathB4Tyranny on July 27, 2011 at 9:50 PM

They call me dictator salad.

Kenosha Kid on July 27, 2011 at 9:24 PM

Ya caught me. Ya caught the tater!

massrighty on July 27, 2011 at 9:51 PM

Obama to Debbie…thats Mr. Dictator to you.

PatriotRider on July 27, 2011 at 9:52 PM

No, no, Sgt. Blabbermouth-Schultz may be right. It might have been better if we just encouraged everyone at the meeting to “get in their faces”?

-House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA)

red winger on July 27, 2011 at 9:53 PM

Some Dems are panicking. She’s one of them.

badtemper on July 27, 2011 at 9:54 PM

The War Planner on July 27, 2011 at 9:50 PM

Hey WP….In Hermosa Beach…..we should hit Irvine Spectrum sometime for a brew!

Tim_CA on July 27, 2011 at 9:55 PM

..what’s that Lassie…?

Timmy fell down a well??

Good girl!

Tim_CA on July 27, 2011 at 9:28 PM

..o.k., you don’t have to be close to Orange County. I’ll get a couple of cases of your favorite and drive as far as Kettleman City.

The War Planner on July 27, 2011 at 9:57 PM

Ya caught me. Ya caught the tater!

massrighty on July 27, 2011 at 9:51 PM

Whatter you callin me for? Ah’m in Georrr-Gia! I can’t pick up the turd!

KingGold on July 27, 2011 at 9:58 PM

Hey WP….In Hermosa Beach…..we should hit Irvine Spectrum sometime for a brew!

Tim_CA on July 27, 2011 at 9:55 PM

Do you better than that: Silky’s in Fountain Valley, The Yard House in Costa Mesa or Long Beach (they have Spaten Pils on draft and 32 oz yards), or?. Brews are on me..

..bring your humor!

The War Planner on July 27, 2011 at 10:02 PM

DWS obviously has the Innsmouth Look. How long until she changes into a Deep One and we no longer have to hear her bleating?

teke184 on July 27, 2011 at 10:03 PM

I think Debbie’s perm chemicals have eaten thru her brain, and left nothing, but a spongey, moldy mess in there.

capejasmine on July 27, 2011 at 10:04 PM

You’re so happy and
Turn on Cable TV
And along come Deh-bbie Dow-ner…

JohnGalt23 on July 27, 2011 at 10:08 PM

The War Planner on July 27, 2011 at 10:02 PM

LMAO….we’ll set it up.

Still think you’re line is better…..!

Tim_CA on July 27, 2011 at 10:10 PM

Ugh.
She looks like she has that hair smell.

mrt721 on July 27, 2011 at 10:13 PM

Still think you’re line is better…..!

Tim_CA on July 27, 2011 at 10:10 PM

..sounds great. Usual drill: thewarplanner at gmail. Anyone else in SoCal interested? I’m handing out free Romney ’12 buttons. (Just kidding.)

The War Planner on July 27, 2011 at 10:15 PM

Ugh.
She looks like she has that hair smell.

mrt721 on July 27, 2011 at 10:13 PM

As well as that lack-of-bathing oily skin sheen.

Tim_CA on July 27, 2011 at 10:21 PM

This is why you don’t pass a lukewarm bill.

They’re gonna shriek and call you names no matter what.

Might as well get your money’s worth.

fossten on July 27, 2011 at 10:22 PM

Spathi on July 27, 2011 at 9:27 PM

So, is Lew Rockwell still doing the horizontal with Cindy Sheehan?

BTW, your great-grandpa Ronnie Paul has slipped to 4th place here in NH. Palin slipped by him 3 weeks ago to take 3rd place.

Del Dolemonte on July 27, 2011 at 10:23 PM

Meanwhile, Steny Hoyer talks about House Republicans “using all their bullets” on Obama, and that’s not considered irresponsible rhetoric.

Jim Treacher on July 27, 2011 at 10:25 PM

Dems…please keep “Debbie Does US” at the forefront of your leadership. What a mess. She must feel entitled.

psychocyber on July 27, 2011 at 10:28 PM

This is why you don’t pass a lukewarm bill.

They’re gonna shriek and call you names no matter what.

Might as well get your money’s worth.

fossten on July 27, 2011 at 10:22 PM

Exactly.

With all this stereotyping from the left these days, I’m starting to feel a little racist, with a hint of misogyny. Fear not, I’m entitled to it. I’m a WASP, employed, and own guns.

BobMbx on July 27, 2011 at 10:36 PM

@#$ these people. I’m ready, let the shooting begin.

Midas on July 27, 2011 at 10:45 PM

BobMbx on July 27, 2011 at 10:36 PM

Gun and Bible clinger!!

I refuse to tolerate you.

Buy a koran.

Tim_CA on July 27, 2011 at 10:46 PM

Dictatorship!

I do not think this word means what you think it means.

Jaibones on July 27, 2011 at 10:47 PM

The party that used any means necessary to force Obamacare on an unwilling nation might not want to start this line of conversation.

obladioblada on July 27, 2011 at 10:50 PM

Possible riot at Hollywood and Highland….Premeire of “Electric Daisy Carnival” or something.

KFI has a link for Californians

Tim_CA on July 27, 2011 at 10:57 PM

So, is Lew Rockwell still doing the horizontal with Cindy Sheehan?

BTW, your great-grandpa Ronnie Paul has slipped to 4th place here in NH. Palin slipped by him 3 weeks ago to take 3rd place.

Del Dolemonte on July 27, 2011 at 10:23 PM

I just recently had the opportunity to correct an oversight. I finally got around to buying & reading Ayn Rand’s masterpiece, Atlas Shrugged.

Del, your mention of Cindy Sheehan reminded me that she is a real-life version of the “Emma Chalmers/ Kip’s Ma” character described on page 858 of the 50th Anniversary edition.

It’s eerily disturbing how Ms. Rand was able to foretell the modern dystopia we find ourselves in today; and she did it 54 years ago!

CatchAll on July 27, 2011 at 11:03 PM

“This is not leadership. This is almost like dictatorship. I know they want to force the outcome that … their extremists would like to impose. But they are getting ready to spark panic and chaos, and they seem to be OK with that…”

This from the leader of the DNC that has held the majority of the three branches of government(including filibuster proof majorities starting in 09) since 06….has not produced a budget in almost 1000 days….has produced no written plan for the debt “crisis”…..has shot down all other plans offered up by the GOP….and whose leader Obama has produced no plan or solutions……

liberals are absolutely pathetic.

Baxter Greene on July 27, 2011 at 11:20 PM

They call me dictator salad.

Kenosha Kid on July 27, 2011 at 9:24 PM

Would that be, Kenosha “dicator salad” Kid?

tcn on July 27, 2011 at 11:22 PM

Thank goodness she’s brain dead, or she’d be a problem drinker.

John the Libertarian on July 27, 2011 at 11:38 PM

Electrongod on July 27, 2011 at 9:35 PM

That works. Or Dictator Woman Salad. (@Kenosha Kid).

RDE2010 on July 27, 2011 at 11:45 PM

“Who are they planning to hurt?” demanded Wasserman Schultz, adding: “Unfortunately that short clip from ‘The Town’ tells you everything you need to know about their approach to the negotiations over the debt ceiling,” she said, after showing the clip to the attending media…

Obama: ‘If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun
President Obama: “I want to know whose ass to kick”
OBAMA TO LATINOS: ‘PUNISH OUR ENEMIES’
Debbie needs to clean her own party before she starts lecturing others.

mizflame98 on July 28, 2011 at 1:24 AM

That lady thing is vile.

Ronnie on July 28, 2011 at 1:26 AM

The angry perm strikes again!

radioboyatl on July 28, 2011 at 2:10 AM

Please. She has to pay Lubbock five hundred an hour.

KingGold on July 27, 2011 at 9:26 PM

I live in Lubbock and you couldn’t pay me enough. :) :) :)

Theophile on July 28, 2011 at 3:25 AM

It’s better to be quiet and be thought a fool than to be Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and remove all doubt.

Pcoop on July 28, 2011 at 7:06 AM

“Who are they planning to hurt?” demanded Wasserman Schultz,

The guy who invented the poodle perm haircut. Any more questions, dear?

MNHawk on July 28, 2011 at 7:21 AM

Obama has behaved extra-constitutionally since taking office and this nitwit wants to compare Republicans to totalitarians?

zoyclem on July 28, 2011 at 7:24 AM

Wasserman Shultz is a couple of fries short of a happy meal.

kingsjester on July 28, 2011 at 8:23 AM

Wasserman Shultz is a couple of fries (and an apple slice) short of a happy meal.

kingsjester on July 28, 2011 at 8:23 AM

You gotta get with the times.

mizflame98 on July 28, 2011 at 8:48 AM

mizflame98 on July 28, 2011 at 8:48 AM

I have, dearheart. Read today’s blog.

kingsjester on July 28, 2011 at 8:57 AM

DWS = Democrat Without Sanity

RDE2010 on July 27, 2011 at 9:33 PM

That’s kind of vague and all-inclusive (of the democRAT party), isn’t it?

Solaratov on July 28, 2011 at 9:54 AM

I thought she was busy training for the Breeders Cup

rjoco1 on July 28, 2011 at 11:11 AM

Whats truly shockingly irresponsible is the Democraps holding all branches of government and still not passing a budget. Suddenly it is the GOP holding up the process. Where is your plan Debbie? Give me a break!

generouse on July 28, 2011 at 12:24 PM

Is Lil Debbie San Fran Nan’s illegitimate baby? The intellectual bankruptcy is identical.

volsense on July 28, 2011 at 12:29 PM

Is Lil Debbie San Fran Nan’s illegitimate baby? The intellectual bankruptcy is identical.

volsense on July 28, 2011 at 12:29 PM

Actually I beleive they’re married.

They’ve obtained some of algore’s sperm and plan to sire a lib-child with a turkey baster.

Tim_CA on July 28, 2011 at 12:37 PM

DWS = Democrat Without Sanity

RDE2010 on July 27, 2011 at 9:33 PM

Redundant = Redundant

runawayyyy on July 28, 2011 at 2:34 PM

She is a certified criminal, along with our Na***zi president. And so goes the party of the dems.

proconstitution on July 28, 2011 at 8:48 PM