DWS says GOP put ‘winning’ over Isaac victims, Obama finishes up three-state campaign swing

posted at 7:41 pm on August 30, 2012 by Mary Katharine Ham

Of course, President Obama was tenderly caring full-time about those in Hurricane Isaac’s path as he campaigned on a college campus in Ames, Iowa, dropped by his campaign office after a speech in Charlottesville, Va. to meet staffers, and told college students in Fort Collins, CO that Republicans “hope you stay home.”

It was precisely because he cares more deeply about disasters in the Gulf than any other president in history that he broke the long-standing tradition of not campaigning during his opponent’s convention to do a three-state campaign swing hundreds of miles from the scene of intense flooding in Louisiana. Or something.

Take it away, life-like talking points robot:

“They could have taken things down a notch,” Wasserman Schultz said at a Democratic press conference rebutting the Republican convention. “I think it probably was an example of their continued focus on winning at all costs.”

While she said she agreed with the RNC’s decision to scrub the convention’s first day because of safety concerns, “parties and the special interest-funded bashes” still were held “in spite of the fact that our state was getting hit and Tampa was still in the path of the storm.”

“I give them credit for canceling the first day,” she said. “The way they handled it going forward while the rest of the region is getting battered … you know, probably a challenging situation for them. There are other ways they could have handled it other than the path they chose.”

So, she says they could have “taken it down a notch,” which they already had by lopping off a day, and proceeds to “give them credit for canceling the first day.” That’s one more event than the president canceled, it seems. Her beef is that the convention’s surrounding parties and concerts— often thrown by trade associations, lobbyists, advocacy groups, and state parties— went on unabated on that first night, when “Tampa was still in the path of the storm.”

That would be Monday, which was so uneventful in Tampa as to prompt CNN to ask, Did the RNC jump the gun on delaying the convention?

GOP convention officials went to great lengths Sunday to cram a four-day event into three days after it canceled the gathering’s Monday calendar, citing severe weather conditions from Tropical Storm Isaac.

But did they jump the gun when they first decided Saturday to delay the start of the convention?

Those experiencing the weather in Tampa may be saying “yes.”

By midday Monday, it appeared Isaac was mostly bypassing Florida’s west coast, including the convention site. The storm should strengthen into a hurricane in the next day or two, but it’s expected now to strike further west, anywhere between the Florida Panhandle and Louisiana.

But surely Wasserman Schultz took her warroom down a notch this week out of respect for those in the path of the storm. Nah.

All that “shiny packaging” at the RNC isn’t going to smear itself! Priorities.


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Bless her heart.

John the Libertarian on August 30, 2012 at 9:42 PM

For those who don’t know, Jim Letten is an awesome US Attorney in SE Louisiana. Since his appointment by Pres. Bush, he’s put a lot of corrupt local politicians behind bars from both parties.

Lay-Z on August 30, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Yeah but he sure moves slow.

Happy Nomad on August 30, 2012 at 9:44 PM

“They could have taken things down a notch,” Wasserman Schultz said at

Shut your pie hole.

TX-96 on August 30, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Could someone please tell this nincompoop DWS (chair of the DNC) who the current POTUS is as she apparently doesn’t have a clue.

aposematic on August 30, 2012 at 9:48 PM

I honestly do not see how democrats can live with themselves. What sort of parental upbringing and social experiences does one have to go through, to become a consummate hypocrite and pathological liar?

Or is it just genetics that make democrats so susceptible to being dishonest? Perhaps a mental disorder? I cannot wrap my mind around how someone could be so dishonest and not even phased by the fact she has to know everyone knows it? How do you live with that?

BruthaMan on August 30, 2012 at 7:48 PM

In order for someone to be a liberal he/she must be a hypocrite and a liar… Liberalism is a mental disorder… It is that simple…

mnjg on August 30, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Republicans are such Chicagoans because they partied too much while poor Canadians were freezing to death.

St Gaudens on August 30, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Has Obama played golf while the flood victims are needing help?

Amazingoly on August 30, 2012 at 10:01 PM

Oh but they were having a ball when this thing was headed for Tampa and on twitter the first day I said “this thing will miss FLA and then head for NOLA just so God can show these people what their praying for hurricanes to kill their ideological opponents of their own land.

Here’s the link
and now they dare play the victim when you can ‘bet yo azzz’ NOLA people were having a ball hamming it up with their dem slavemasters when it was Convention bound.. BOO freaking HOO. What comes around goes around I say, and they’re getting it for wishing it upon others. The Obama way.

chicagoray on August 30, 2012 at 10:39 PM

“Has Obama played golf while the flood victims are needing help? Amazingly on August 30, 2012 at 10:01 PM”

DAMNNN Straight he has, here’s the pic ;) In all seriousness yes he played Sunday so of course the Media thinks we’re as stupid as their lemmings…

chicagoray on August 30, 2012 at 10:41 PM

Suicide watch?

listens2glenn on August 30, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Only for the morbidly curious.

Solaratov on August 30, 2012 at 10:44 PM

DWS says GOP put ‘winning’ over Isaac victims, Obama finishes up three-state campaign swing

Baghdad Debby is proof that you can have your head so far up your butt you need to open your mouth to see where you’re going.

I live on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana. My entire town has been without power since Tuesday evening due to Isaac.

About mid-day today a big black chopper flew slowly overhead. All my neighbors were outside cleaning up in between the bands of downpouring rain. Somebody yelled, “Look! It’s the President’s chopper!” Instantly, people began shaking their fists at the chopper or even giving it the finger. And I mean everyone. Not one person was waving. And might I add that I live in a “diverse” neighborhood?

Even though all of us are without power, some of us have generators. Since the phone and cable lines still work, we are able to get news from the Internets. When I told my neighbors later that Obama never deviated from his campaign tour to visit the disaster area, the expressions of outrage were much more vehement.

I’m old enough to remember the Nixon landslide in 72 against that socialist weasel George McGovern. I’m predicting right now that this November’s election will make the Nixon landslide look minor by comparison. If you go by today’s spontaneous demonstration of outrage, then Mr Obama is in for an ass-whupping of epic proportions.

CatchAll on August 31, 2012 at 12:16 AM

So, 68 point something and change percent of people in Plaquemines Parish in Louisiana are white.

Does this mean that the President campaigned while white people drowned?

Tenwheeler on August 31, 2012 at 12:31 AM

As much as I want to see Obama sent home, it will be equally pleasing to not have to listen to DWS any more.

tnarch on August 31, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Shut up, Mayonnaise Head.

Pork-Chop on August 30, 2012 at 8:11 PM’

That’s not mayonnaise, P.C.

Tenwheeler on August 31, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Dws = Go suck a golf ball through a garden hose. Romney 2012. You are a joke and so is your messiah.

VegasRick on August 31, 2012 at 12:57 AM

Here it is, Friday, and Obama hasn’t even taken the time to fly over Louisiana and Mississippi to view the damage. I guess he’s too busy focusing on jobs, or contraception, or something. Maybe he figured that the fairways would be too wet to “shape his shot”.
Heckuva job, Brownie! (Is that racist???)

tpitman on August 31, 2012 at 6:39 AM

She’ll have straight hair by election day.

Maybe a whole new identity as well.

Jabberwock on August 31, 2012 at 6:48 AM

Does DWS take stupid pills, or is it natural?

sadatoni on August 31, 2012 at 7:14 AM

Does DWS take stupid pills, or is it natural?

sadatoni on August 31, 2012 at 7:14 AM

She built it.

Extrafishy on August 31, 2012 at 7:33 AM

1. Isaac was a creation of the leftist media. (It was BARELY a hurricane, and deserved NONE of the hype that it recieved. Were there not a Republican Convention to distract from, you wouldn’t even know it’s name. …well, except for the climate-change-alarmist-bullshit angle, that is.)
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2. I don’t recall seeing genius-boy anywhere near the storm center filling sandbags either, Deb. Or was he hammering up window coverings? or was he campaining like the last, oh.. eight years or so?
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3. I was thinking of relocating the family to Florida while housing there is cheap. But since there are CLEARLY no laws in place to keep dangerously insane people off the street (Lookin’ at you, Debbie), I’ll have to re-think that one.

a5minmajor on August 31, 2012 at 7:56 AM

Is it awful to wish for a catastrophic F5 Sept. 3 in Charlotte? No property or injuries to any residents of course…

All Things Conservative on August 31, 2012 at 8:18 AM

Why is she wearing the giant vagina costume?

claudius on August 31, 2012 at 9:20 AM

Is it possible that she is getting uglier?

Gunlock Bill on August 31, 2012 at 10:09 AM

A curly-haired TROLL in a dress
Pathological LIAR…a MESS!
Will be kicked in the RIBS
By her own fellow LIBS
When they FIRE DWS!

Nana on August 31, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Guys, this talking point was written the moment the leftists knew the RNC convention was safe. No matter what they did at the convention, this was going to be said. No matter how many notches they took it down (or didn’t) this crap would have been spewed.

They aren’t aiming at us with stupidity like this. They are aiming it at people who will respond to it exactly as they are told to, low info voters. And there are more of them than there are of us.

runawayyyy on August 31, 2012 at 2:11 PM

President Barack Obama was today forced to announce he will fly to storm-hit Louisiana on Monday – hours after Mitt Romney beat him to the punch by deciding to head there this afternoon.
After it emerged that Obama was still taking time to fit in a campaign stop in Cleveland, Ohio before checking out how clean-up operations are proceeding in the Bayou state, the Obama campaign abruptly cancelled that event.

‘In light of the President’s travel to Louisiana to meet with local officials and view ongoing response and recovery efforts to Hurricane Isaac, President Obama will no longer travel to Cleveland, Ohio on Monday, September 3,’ the campaign said in a terse statement.

Romney had changed his schedule to head to an affected town outside New Orleans while Obama, who has yet to visit the Tropical Storm Isaac zone, headed off to Texas to campaign.

J_Crater on August 31, 2012 at 2:41 PM

‘In light of the future President’s travel to Louisiana to meet with local officials and view ongoing response and recovery efforts to Hurricane Isaac, President Obama will no longer travel to Cleveland, Ohio on Monday, September 3,’ the campaign said in a terse statement.

FIFY.

What a whiner. I had to cancel a campaign appearance to go to Louisifrigging-ANA?

Tenwheeler on August 31, 2012 at 3:17 PM

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