More disingenuousness from DWS

posted at 4:00 pm on January 13, 2012 by Tina Korbe

According to Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, it was a loss for Mitt Romney when he won Iowa and it was a loss for Mitt Romney when he won New Hampshire. But it’s not just that she thinks winning is losing that’s batty; it’s that she thinks both Iowa and New Hampshire provide evidence that the Republican electorate is not excited to go to the polls in November 2012.

Tuesday night, DWS had this to say: “In addition to that, the Republican turnout was off about 40 percent from the turnout in 2008, showing that this is not a field that their side is very enthusiastic about.”

Au contraire, Ms. Wasserman Schultz. As it turns out, the turnout for the New Hampshire primary set a new record for the GOP. The New Hampshire Union-Leader reports:

Voter turnout Tuesday set a record for a Republican presidential primary but fell short of the Democrats’ turnout record set four years ago.

The Secretary of State’s office released county, city and town summaries showing that 247,223 votes were cast for candidates on the Republican ballot.

That’s a turnout of 45 percent of the 546,411 names of Republican and undeclared voters on the Jan. 4 checklist. …

Gardner said that 60,996 voted in the Democratic primary, far short of the 75,000 he had predicted. Of those, 49,480, or 81 percent voted for President Barack Obama. He noted that in 1996, when Bill Clinton was running for reelection uncontested, there were about 93,000 votes cast in the Democratic primary, which was 82 percent of the votes cast.

So maybe, once upon a time, Democrats in New Hampshire were more excited to vote than Republicans were this year — but it appears Republicans in New Hampshire have never been so excited to vote.

Does the information that Republicans set a new record for GOP voter turnout in New Hampshire change DWS’ reaction to the primary? We’ll see. I’ve sent a media request to her press secretary and will let you know how she responds.


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She’s gotta have some interesting pictures of the higher ups in the Democratic Party. Only way she could keep that job.

rbj on January 13, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Does she use Hellman’s or Best Foods in her hair?

growl on January 13, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Same company….so she’s covered, so to speak! : )

herm2416 on January 13, 2012 at 5:16 PM

She’s obviously been cursed.

fogw on January 13, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Yes, yes she has. Many times. Every time I see a picture of her or hear her say something I curse. Loud, long and profane. I use words that would get me banned from Hot Gas.

Oldnuke on January 13, 2012 at 5:21 PM

The shemale version of Ed Schultz?

antipc on January 13, 2012 at 4:31 PM

I thought Ed Schultz was the shemale version of Ed Shultz.

squint on January 13, 2012 at 4:41 PM
Ed Schultz looks like an old lesbian to me. He just has that Mrs. Doubtfire look.

Frank Drebin on January 13, 2012 at 5:00 PM

See all you progressive trolls! None of us, think alike!
(ForgivemeMinniPearl)
I always thought he looked like the late Minnie Pearl(from Hee-Haw)Always wanted to mail Ed a hat to wear (with the little tag on it), while he delivered the news and commentary!

KOOLAID2 on January 13, 2012 at 5:22 PM

She’s gotta have some interesting pictures of the higher ups in the Democratic Party. Only way she could keep that job.

rbj on January 13, 2012 at 5:15 PM

She probably does, but ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww…they’re… with her!

KOOLAID2 on January 13, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Debbie “Positive” Wasserman-Schultz.

Mary in LA on January 13, 2012 at 5:28 PM

She has an AdamsApple.

Not sure if anyone noticed this. Very unusual for a female.

Key West Reader on January 13, 2012 at 4:19 PM

She’s transgender?

I could believe that.

UltimateBob on January 13, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Debbie Was-A-Man Schultz?

Naturally Curly on January 13, 2012 at 5:29 PM

There are so many tips and pointers on poise that I wish to impart upon “Debbie”.

But, alas. I have no campaign contributions. So, “Debbie” will be relegated to the ABW side show.

/Deborah, you had such promise.

Watch, she’ll change her name to Deborah. And fix that awful hair. And shave those teeth. And do something with that face fercryinoutloud, and slim those thighs, woman.. But really, it is the hair.

Key West Reader on January 13, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Now, class.

Let’s talk about her professional accomplishments.

/

There are NONE? Not ONE?

Really?

Dare you to find one prior to Brock’s

Key West Reader on January 13, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Debbie “Positive” Wasserman-Schultz.

Mary in LA on January 13, 2012 at 5:28 PM

She tested positive? Do

She’s gotta have some interesting pictures of the higher ups in the Democratic Party. Only way she could keep that job.

rbj on January 13, 2012 at 5:15 PM

She probably does, but ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww…they’re… with her!

KOOLAID2 on January 13, 2012 at 5:27 PM

they know?

Barnestormer on January 13, 2012 at 5:36 PM

I’ve sent a media request to her press secretary and will let you know how she responds.

You won’t hear from Debbie Doom. She’ll be too busy pulling her foot out of her mouth. Again.

GarandFan on January 13, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Debbie your all wet and it’s time you were put away…….again.

heshtesh on January 13, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Debbie Was-A-Man Schultz?

Naturally Curly on January 13, 2012 at 5:29 PM

By Jove, you’ve got it!

squint on January 13, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Voter turnout Tuesday set a record for a Republican presidential primary but fell short of the Democrats’ turnout record set four years ago.

Probably a lot of “undeclared voters” voted for Hillary in 2008, to try to stop Obama. This year they voted for Romney, to try to stop Obama.

The Secretary of State’s office released county, city and town summaries showing that 247,223 votes were cast for candidates on the Republican ballot.

That’s a turnout of 45 percent of the 546,411 names of Republican and undeclared voters on the Jan. 4 checklist. …

Romney won the Iowa caucuses with barely over 30,000 votes, which represented 25% of the total, meaning that a total of about 120,000 votes were cast in Iowa, which is populous enough to have 5 House districts.

Twice as many votes were cast in the Republican primaries in New Hampshire, whose population is represented by only 2 House districts.

If a state (Iowa) with over twice the population of New Hampshire casts half as many primary/caucus votes, doesn’t this argue for replacing Iowa’s caucuses with a primary, so that the results will better represent the electorate?

Steve Z on January 13, 2012 at 5:41 PM

She’s gotta have some interesting pictures of the higher ups in the Democratic Party. Only way she could keep that job.

rbj on January 13, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Like Weiner’s weiner?

Steve Z on January 13, 2012 at 5:42 PM

She tested positive? Do

She’s gotta have some interesting pictures of the higher ups in the Democratic Party. Only way she could keep that job.

rbj on January 13, 2012 at 5:15 PM

She probably does, but ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww…they’re… with her!

KOOLAID2 on January 13, 2012 at 5:27 PM

they know?

Barnestormer on January 13, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Well, considering the obvious symptoms, they should!

Mary in LA on January 13, 2012 at 5:44 PM

I don’t know, I mean I hate to be contrary, I like her. I like her a lot. / The DNC should keep her. Yeah she’s definitely a keeper.

Bmore on January 13, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Well, considering the obvious symptoms, they should!

Mary in LA on January 13, 2012 at 5:44 PM

And they probably have a good health care plan, so they have that going for them.

Barnestormer on January 13, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Whoever called her Bagdad Boob the other night has it nailed! She couldn’t be more separated from reality if she had been in a 1950′s bomb shelter for the past 60 years. The bad part is that the national media never challenges her and neither does the GOP. What are they waiting for, Hell to freeze over?

flytier on January 13, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Debbie Was-A-Man Schultz?

Naturally Curly on January 13, 2012 at 5:29 PM
By Jove, you’ve got it!

squint on January 13, 2012 at 5:41 PM

By her standards, it is now up to her to refute your allegations and prove that Debbie’s not a man. With shark like teeth.

Key West Reader on January 13, 2012 at 5:58 PM

She should have a schnoz as big as Jimmy Durante’s by now.

GeorgiaBuckeye on January 13, 2012 at 6:09 PM

She’s gotta have some interesting pictures of the higher ups in the Democratic Party. Only way she could keep that job.

Or…

WH Fluffer?

Joe Mama on January 13, 2012 at 6:27 PM

I got it! Debbie wasaman Schultz is on the down low with Bari, that’s how he,she,it keeps the job.

angrymike on January 13, 2012 at 6:37 PM

I’ve sent a media request to her press secretary and will let you know how she responds.

Good luck with that.

HiJack on January 13, 2012 at 6:41 PM

What would it take to convince this shrew to wear a bag over her head? You know, kinda like a public service? Beautify America, and such?

oldleprechaun on January 13, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Why don’t we just stop talking about her. I’d like to forget she exists.

jeanie on January 13, 2012 at 7:09 PM

If you are sick and tired of this stupid woman DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. HELP GET HER OUT OF CONGRESS.

http://www.karenforcongress.com/

keithofboston on January 13, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Debbie your all wet and it’s time you were put away…….again.

heshtesh on January 13, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Just like a horse, she was rode hard and put away wet.

Mirimichi on January 13, 2012 at 7:25 PM

This has got to be one of the ugliest women I have ever seen.

Vodkanockers on January 13, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Whoever called her Baghdad Boob the other night has it nailed! She couldn’t be more separated from reality if she had been in a 1950′s bomb shelter for the past 60 years. The bad part is that the national media never challenges her and neither does the GOP. What are they waiting for, Hell to freeze over?

flytier on January 13, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Why call her on it? Why challenge her? Everyone knows that she sounds like that dolt on Kung Pow that thought he was winning the more he got beat up. “How do you like my face to foot style?” “Ha, I’m bleeding, so I am winning.”

That’s the brilliance of callBaghdad Bagdhad Boob, everyone knBaghdad Bagdhad Bob was lying through his teeth. Each day he was out there announcing that the Iraqi Army was stomping the Americans, and each town mentioned was fifty miles closer to Bagdhad than the one from yesterday.

“How do you like my face to foot style?”

Snake307 on January 13, 2012 at 8:16 PM

The Frazzled One is a hoot.

CW on January 13, 2012 at 8:33 PM

What does disingenuous mean?

Vince on January 13, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Vince, I’d be lying to you if I told you I knew what disingenuous meant. But I’ll bet DWS knows.

NOMOBO on January 13, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Tuesday night, DWS had this to say: “In addition to that, the Republican turnout was off about 40 percent from the turnout in 2008, showing that this is not a field that their side is very enthusiastic about.”

Au contraire, Ms. Wasserman Schultz. As it turns out, the turnout for the New Hampshire primary set a new record for the GOP.

Actually, she may be right (I realize how unlikely that is, though). Since anyone, regardless of party affiliation, is allow to participate in these elections/caucuses/whatever, Republican turnout may actually be down, with more non-Republicans participating. Just a thought.

RoadRunner on January 13, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Liar!

ultracon on January 13, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Is it possible that DWS makes me long for the insanity of Dr Howard Dean?

My favorite, recent, classic DWS moment was when she attempted to lecture Chris Wallace about venture capitalism. She claimed that as CEO of Bain he was in essence CEO of their portfolio companies and, consequently, responsible for any job losses which ensued. When Wallace asked her if, by the same token, Obama was responsible for the loss of jobs at Solyndra, she said that there was no similarity.

If Obama and Holder weren’t enough to shutter this administration, DWS pushes me over the edge.

Texlib on January 13, 2012 at 10:33 PM

WHAT’S'ERNAME SCHLITZ!!!!

Ignore the “L”./

S. D. on January 13, 2012 at 10:50 PM

First, from the quoted section in your post (attributed to The New Hampshire Union-Leader:

“The Secretary of State’s office released county, city and town summaries showing that 247,223 votes were cast for candidates on the Republican ballot.”

This is wrong.

The Sec’y of State actually released summary data claiming that 249,655 people voted in the 2012 New Hampshire Republican Primary.

Right off the bat, there’s a difference of 2,432.

Now, I don’t know exactly how the SOS got to quite that high a number, because if you add up the county-by-county individual figures that the SOS also reported here, I think you reach a total of 248,289, which is still 1,066 votes more than the 247,223 that the The New Hampshire Union-Leader is citing. (I simply added the totals, but did not include the “285″ Obama figure, or the “259″ Scatter from the lower “write in” chart at the bottom, because the exact same numbers — 285 Obama, and 259 Scatter — were already reported in the upper chart. But I did include the “4″ write-in votes for “Supreme” in the lower chart. That is how I got to a total of 248,289.)

One thing we do know for sure is that back in 2008, the New Hampshire Sec’y of State reported that 241,039 ballots were cast in the Republican Presidential Primary.

So, any way you slice it, there were many, many more ballots cast in the 2012 Republican Presidential Primary, than were cast back in the 2008 Republican Presidential Primary.

And, it was by several thousand.

8,616 more if the 249,655 number is correct;

7,250 more if the 248,289 number is correct. (my number), and;

6,184 more if the 247,223 mystery number of the “The New Hampshire Union-Leader” is correct.

I think Debbie must have gotten her numbers from Mika Brzezinski, who got them from Carney, who got them from Joe Biden . . . or something like that.

Trochilus on January 13, 2012 at 11:23 PM

She probably does, but ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww…they’re… with her!

KOOLAID2 on January 13, 2012 at 5:27 PM

I don’t know I think she’s kind of hot……oh wait, we’re talking about Debbie wasaman Schultz, right?

I thought we were talking about that hottie Cynthia McKinney!!!

Vntnrse on January 13, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Tina, excited might be the wrong word when you say, “but it appears Republicans in New Hampshire have never been so excited to vote.”

That reads like they’ve never had a chance to vote and are excited to finally get a chance to vote.

I’d say they were highly motivated to vote and register their soberly considered choice for the Republican candidate of their choice for the office of POTUS for the 2012 election.

Now, I come from a different part of the country and my opinions differ from theirs. That may also motivate me to vote (or go get my fingernails done depending…) but the excitement went out of the process decades ago.

{^_^}

herself on January 14, 2012 at 2:37 AM

Glass-ectomy is someone who cuts out their belly button and replaces it with a piece of glass so when they have their head up their butt they can see where they’re Going.

Well Botox Pelosi had a glass-ectomy so when Mayonaise Head Debbie Wasserman Shultz had her head shoved up Botox Pelosi’s butt for the last two years of her reign she could see where she was going.Getting to be chairwoman of the DNC was payment from Botox Pelosi for a job well done. This has to be the ugliest woman living today. Where do they find idiots like her?

tmgrant on January 14, 2012 at 7:33 AM

While you are looking amongst the latest numbers reported by the Sec’y of State of New Hampshire, please note the final totals posted there for Rick Santorum (23,408) and Newt Gingrich (23,293).

In spite what has been reported by CNN and CBS in their “final” figures — ones which they finished filling out on Wednesday when the last of the 301 precincts finally reported their results, the Sec’y of State’s numbers would seem to clearly memorialize the fact that Rick Santorum beat out Newt Gingrich for 4th place in New Hampshire.

So it looks like Newt Gingrich actually came in 5th place in NH, not in 4th as has been widely reported.

Trochilus on January 14, 2012 at 2:41 PM

More details posted here about the “joint” CNN/CBS error that they refuse to correct about the results of the 2012 New Hampshire primary.

Clearly, Debbie is not the only one who is apparently seeking to mislead the public on the outcome of the primary in New Hampshire, or, at least refusing to correct bad information.

Now, let’s be fair . . . she gets paid to mislead people! Everyone knows that she is a serial prevaricator. And, as others have noted here, I think she is sometimes entertaining as well . . . kind of in the same way Baghdad Bob was “entertaining” for a while.

But you would think the networks would be concerned about erroneous information they are posting, no? Like the results of the numerical and percentage results of the primary?

Okay wait . . . I take that last bit back. I lost my head for a minute!

Trochilus on January 14, 2012 at 6:28 PM

I told all of you!!!! I told you that when the shizzle hit the fan, they would turn tail and run. What are they going to do…seriously, what are they going to do? Just how much can they lie? Apparently, not enough to make their case. Derpocrats…beyond redonkatarded on so many levels…

MooCowBang on January 14, 2012 at 11:41 PM

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