DNC chief: Of course I know the party affiliation of the PAC about which I said I didn’t know the party affiliation

posted at 4:41 pm on August 13, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Just to quickly follow up on Jazz’s post from Sunday, in which he recounted DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s eyebrow-raising insistence that she has “no idea of the political affiliation of the folks associated with that Super PAC” (“that Super PAC” being Priorities USA, the one founded by former Obama White House deputy press secretary Bill Burton that’s been running all of those viciously anti-Romney ads) — it seems that her feigning-ignorance was met with enough incredulity that she saw fit to walk it back:

“Soledad, of course I know the Priorities USA super PAC is a Democratic-affiliated super PAC,” Wasserman Schultz said. “But the point I was trying to make was that ad was produced by a separate organization, an organization that we don’t coordinate with, that we have nothing to do with.”

Uh huh. These latest comments came today from the midst of the Democrats’ “Romney Economics: Middle Class Under The Bus” tour currently hitting towns in Florida, which Democrats’ are currently using to convince seniors that Paul Ryan’s Medicare reform plan is cause for severe alarm. Also earlier today, DWS tweeted that “Paul Ryan is notably absent here in Florida today. No wonder: Seniors want nothing to do with #RomneyRyanEconomics.” Err, really?

A recent Rasmussen poll showed that 31 percent of likely senior voters gave Ryan a “very favorable” rating, compared with 21 percent of all legal-age voters giving him that rating. Just 16 percent of seniors gave him a “very unfavorable” rating.

So while Democrats are chipping away at Romney in Florida as the GOP candidate visits the Sunshine State on Monday, drawing attention to Ryan’s controversial Medicare overhaul plan, polling suggests seniors might be at least amenable to the VP pick.

‘The gift that keeps on giving,’ indeed.

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The War Planner on August 13, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Relax, the war is over.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on August 13, 2012 at 5:11 PM

Its starting in the headline threads.

sharrukin on August 13, 2012 at 4:49 PM

Another reason to limit my comments on HotAir. My real name isn’t Attila, or Pillage Idiot, and I have no interest in linking my juvenile screen name with my real name. The benefit, though, is that we’ll find out Allah’s real name once he responds to the usual baiting.

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on August 13, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Nevermind, I just went to the headlines to see what this was about. Looks like HA is backing away from the Facebook comment thingy.

UltimateBob on August 13, 2012 at 5:02 PM

I sure hope so. I dumped facebook almost a year ago because I can’t stand the:

a. Needy Poster
b. Angry Liberal (used to be a great guy) poster
c. Here’s what I had for lunch Poster
d. Political (even if I agree with you) Poster

Please don’t go Facebook on us Hotair!

rihar on August 13, 2012 at 5:12 PM

I wonder if Debbie understands that stupidity ignorance can be fixed with knowledge.

ActinUpinTexas on August 13, 2012 at 5:03 PM

FIFY. Ignorance can be fixed. Stupid is forever.

db on August 13, 2012 at 5:12 PM

You know, after the 30th train wreck, you’d think the DNC wouldn’t let her drive any more trains.

Nethicus on August 13, 2012 at 5:13 PM

If you missed the great “40 minute FB Login Requirement Headlines Storm of August 13, 2012″ well, then you missed a whopper…

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on August 13, 2012 at 5:10 PM

I think if we just submit our opinions to tips@hotair.com that they’ll take note and revert back to normal. It’s prolly just a glitch as *of course* they would’ve warned us about a change like this before it came down.

ted c on August 13, 2012 at 5:14 PM

What does one call it when you’re so stupid you think everyone around you is more stupid?

CurtZHP on August 13, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Liberalism. (I looked it up in the DSM).

Barnestormer on August 13, 2012 at 5:14 PM

DWS needs to accept and embrace her looks. There isn’t enough spackle and latex paint on the planet to improve her visuals.

She is really becoming the next Helen Thomas.

BobMbx on August 13, 2012 at 5:15 PM

I don’t even understand how people can still defend the democrats!

maables on August 13, 2012 at 5:15 PM

The Romney camp should tread lightly here. In their effort to assure seniors they have nothing to worry about, the Dems will be out telling all the <55s, especially those in their 20s-30s that Romney and Ryan are planning to make sure they will never get Medicare.

xkaydet65 on August 13, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Yeah that makes sense…

coming from the guy who foisted “The Great train Robbery” on the medicare withholding pool….

no Barack handed us entitlements as a shield and club….

“thanks”

harlekwin15 on August 13, 2012 at 5:16 PM

She is such a lying sack of detritus.

tdpwells on August 13, 2012 at 5:17 PM

A recent Rasmussen poll showed that 31 percent of likely senior voters gave Ryan a “very favorable” rating, compared with 21 percent of all legal-age voters giving him that rating. Just 16 percent of seniors gave him a “very unfavorable” rating.

Yeah, and Palin had an approval rating in the 80s in Alaska before the MSM entered the picture.

I fear a similar fate for Ryan.

RedNewEnglander on August 13, 2012 at 5:17 PM

We need more DWS…

d1carter on August 13, 2012 at 5:18 PM

She is really becoming the next Helen Thomas.

BobMbx on August 13, 2012 at 5:15 PM

helen thomas was actually somewhat cute in her younger days.

http://whitehousemuseum.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/press-corps-offices-1962-helen-thomas.jpg

ted c on August 13, 2012 at 5:20 PM

I fear a similar fate for Ryan.

RedNewEnglander

Your concern is duly noted, and will be filed in the appropriate location.

chimney sweep on August 13, 2012 at 5:21 PM

and by “cute” i meant “not nearly as ugly as DWS in her current form”…..

/definitions.

ted c on August 13, 2012 at 5:21 PM

The need to up their game at the DNC by bringing in Biden.

rob verdi on August 13, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Soledad’s Earpiece emails to say, “Party affiliation is the political party that a person or organization is affiliated with. You may continue.”

Mr. Wednesday Night on August 13, 2012 at 5:22 PM

If you can gut it,watch the first 45 seconds!

“Do you know why people don’t like Liberals,because they lose,
if Liberals are so F***ing Smart,how come they lose so gawd d*mn
always”
********

Segment from the F $#%^&*()*&^%$^&*()*&^%$#%^&* NewsRoom TV Show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16K6m3Ua2nw

canopfor on August 13, 2012 at 5:22 PM

ted c on August 13, 2012 at 5:20 PM

I’ll defer to Lorien on that, but ‘cute’ didn’t enter the thought process while looking at that photo.

BobMbx on August 13, 2012 at 5:22 PM

d1carter on August 13, 2012 at 5:18 PM

And she’s cheaper than DSW!!!!

Cindy Munford on August 13, 2012 at 5:23 PM

We need more DWS…

d1carter on August 13, 2012 at 5:18 PM

d1carter:A Government Funded Cloning Program…haha.ahem!:)

canopfor on August 13, 2012 at 5:23 PM

I’ll defer to Lorien on that, but ‘cute’ didn’t enter the thought process while looking at that photo.

BobMbx on August 13, 2012 at 5:22 PM

I operationally defined “cute” in my defense…. :)

ted c on August 13, 2012 at 5:26 PM

I fear a similar fate for Ryan.

RedNewEnglander

Your concern is duly noted, and will be filed in the appropriate location.

chimney sweep on August 13, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Do you not think that’s a possibility?

RedNewEnglander on August 13, 2012 at 5:26 PM

****ALERT*****

Texas A&M August 2012 shooting

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/texas-am-august-2012-shooting

canopfor on August 13, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Yes, but does she know she now needs a Facebook account to comment on hotair?

lorien1973

They changed the format back already in the Headlines threads.

Chillax.

catmman

Either the Facebook thing was already dropped, or I was grandfather/grandmothered in, because I seem to be able to log in and comment at HotAir with no Facebook.

I’m far more extreme than more anti-Facebook-istas:

Not only do not not have a Facebook account, never have and never will, I have never even been to a Facebook page and have no idea how it works or what it’s for.

I’m presuming, quite correctly, that Facebook is just yet another pointless Internet fad, and will fade away long before i feel compelled to ever investigate it.

Y’know, AOL and MySpace still exist too. Heh.

Zombie on August 13, 2012 at 5:31 PM

than more anti-Facebook-istas = than MOST anti-Facebookistas

typo

Zombie on August 13, 2012 at 5:33 PM

You wingnuts are really mean to Debbie here. Watch the video. She has a very sincere smile.

RushBaby on August 13, 2012 at 5:37 PM

“Soledad, of course I know the Priorities USA super PAC is a Democratic-affiliated super PAC,”

So you were lying when you said you didn’t know their affiliation.

But then, lying comes easy to you, doesn’t it Debbie?

GarandFan on August 13, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Does DWS look like Alfred E Neuman or do I just hear what she is saying and think Alfred E. Neuman?

KW64 on August 13, 2012 at 5:47 PM

She’s got to do something there with her hair. Maybe its the color. If she darkened it a bit. Lose some of the curls. I think a little more powder on the nose, too.
Obama says she has a really cute smile, though. I wonder if Michelle could give her some tips.

JellyToast on August 13, 2012 at 5:48 PM

It is time to start playing her song lying a$$ bi– itch.

j bo on August 13, 2012 at 5:53 PM

I wonder if Michelle could give her some tips.

JellyToast on August 13, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Done!

See?

RushBaby on August 13, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Wasserman-Putz is such an ugly person, thru and thru. Why does the DNC keep picking such psychotics?

rayra on August 13, 2012 at 6:11 PM

If Joey Ramone wasn’t already dead, I’d swear DWS was him in drag.

WhatSlushfund on August 13, 2012 at 6:18 PM

the bell is loud because it’s empty.

mittens on August 13, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Said it before -many times- and I’ll say it again:

Debbie Wasserman Schultz- a face as lovely as Grandpa’s old baseball Mitt, a voice as mellifluous as a a toilet plunger in action, and tresses that bring to mind a crotchful of yeti pubes.

Moreover, she employs all the logic of a Dan Brown novel, exudes the tender human warmth of an alligator, and exhibits all the ethics and honor one could expect to witness in the negotiations betwixt a gaggle of used-car salesmen conventioneers and a Vegas escort service.

M240H on August 13, 2012 at 6:27 PM

So you were lying when you said you didn’t know their affiliation.

But then, lying comes easy to you, doesn’t it Debbie?

GarandFan on August 13, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Lying is the first article in the Democrat Party’s Charter.

timberline on August 13, 2012 at 6:30 PM

She’s got to do something there with her hair. Maybe its the color. If she darkened it a bit. Lose some of the curls. I think a little more powder on the nose, too.
Obama says she has a really cute smile, though. I wonder if Michelle could give her some tips.

JellyToast on August 13, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Nope. The Oprah/Andwea Mitchell solution is the only one.

slickwillie2001 on August 13, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Hey, go easy on Best-in-Show. It has to be hard knowing that your parents are on the way to prison for corruption.

Trafalgar on August 13, 2012 at 6:31 PM

You wingnuts are really mean to Debbie here. Watch the video. She has a very sincere smile.

RushBaby on August 13, 2012 at 5:37 PM

RushBaby:Haha,good one,rock-on RB:)

canopfor on August 13, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Gonna be a full out unhinged meltdown folks. Careful, this group may get more then silly on the way out the door.

Bmore on August 13, 2012 at 6:32 PM

The face of the Democrat Party…

Seven Percent Solution on August 13, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Sorry Soledad O’Brainless, you can’t redeem yourself. You’re one of the worst in media, ever.

The Rogue Tomato on August 13, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Really? All the comments about her looks?
and here I thought the ‘right’ was not as pathetic as the left…

There is plenty to discuss without saying ‘she’s ugly!’
sheesh

bridgetown on August 13, 2012 at 6:59 PM

DWS,
My dearly departed dad would say, if you need to explain your point, the point that is retained by the audience is: I can’t communicate clearly.

socalcon on August 13, 2012 at 7:11 PM

Bmore on August 13, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Yeppers. I’d expected Oct/Nov to be the ‘Liberal heads wil implode’ season. Looks as if it arrived early this election year!!

socalcon on August 13, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Soledad’s premise and question implies: “…of course the right will not believe you, but DWS, do you really think even the morons on the left will believe you?”

DWS’ answer: “Oh, yeah, thanks for pointing that out, Soledad.

socalcon on August 13, 2012 at 7:21 PM

The 2012 version of saltpeter.

arnold ziffel on August 13, 2012 at 5:05 PM

*snort* Not coffee or tea out the nose, but potato salad!

THAT prompted a sudden flashback to Boy Scout Camp!

…though someone may need to ‘splain it to the libs….

brushman on August 13, 2012 at 7:25 PM

She is really becoming the next Helen Thomas.

BobMbx on August 13, 2012 at 5:15 PM

I think she’s an avatar of Helen Thomas..

jimver on August 13, 2012 at 7:25 PM

And in the end, Mission Accomplished by DWS and the DNC. Lie on Sunday morning when significant low-information voters may be watching MTP. Recant on CNN Monday when no one is watching.

She and/or they will be back next Sunday to repeat. Success is success regardless the methods of accomplishment.

Carnac on August 13, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Soledad is even more stupid than Mica, if that is possible.

Schadenfreude on August 13, 2012 at 4:46 PM

mika is not necessarily terribly stupid, she’s a partisan hack, and she’s not even hiding it or making any effort to, I think she said once that she’s an unapologetic leftist….Soledad on the other hand… sheeesh, she is just monumentally and irremediably stupid…I think she beats everbody in the left media in stupidity, the only one who was perhaps dumber than her was RIck Sanchez, but then he’s gone from the mainstream anyways….

jimver on August 13, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Soledad O’Brien interviewing Debbie Wasserman Schultz. The perfect storm of stupidity.

Nordic on August 13, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Ericka, listen to that clip again, because this is what I heard:

“Soledad, of course I know the Priorities USA super PAC is a Democratic-affiliated super PAC I thought everyone was dumber than a sack of hammers like me,” Wasserman Schultz said. “But the point I was trying to make was that ad was produced by a separate organization, an organization that we don’t coordinate with, that we have nothing to do with – SQUIRREL!.”

NeoDawg on August 13, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Debbie is such an amusing little, er, individual.

spivey on August 13, 2012 at 9:20 PM

I fear a similar fate for Ryan.

RedNewEnglander

Your concern is duly noted, and will be filed in the appropriate location.

chimney sweep on August 13, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Do you not think that’s a possibility?

RedNewEnglander on August 13, 2012 at 5:26 PM

******************
Friend of mine, knows not one thing about Ryan. Not one. Today she said something like, “he is a real extremist”.
Got it from TV somewhere.

I said yeah, in America, he is extreme. Married to one woman, who the heck does that? Plus he has kids, and he is the “baby daddy” and his actual wife is the “baby mommy”, and they actually all live together. i mean, who do you know in this country that lives that crazy way?

Plus, he has a Job. How is anyone going to relate to that?
And as a politician, he says things like “gov’t needs to stop spending money”.
Crazy extremist…

Our guys are going to have to engage the people, and hope they listen. The D will provide no debate, no alternative plans, no way forward. The media will crank up the noise.
It will be all ugly all the time. Most often literally, as in DWS.

PaleoRider on August 13, 2012 at 9:51 PM

I don’t like to belittle women for their appearance…but dang, we gotta do what we can with what God gave us, DWS. I KNOW someone can give you a better hairdo than what you got there.

Someone call “What Not to Wear” stat. Just for the hair and makeup portion of the show.

Grace_is_sufficient on August 13, 2012 at 10:01 PM

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The War Planner on August 13, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Ditto!

Alabama Infidel on August 14, 2012 at 12:07 AM

There is no FB account associated with this commenter profile. I’m not seeing a problem.

Freelancer on August 14, 2012 at 12:54 AM

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