Debbie Wasserman-Schultz: Hey, there was no discord on the floor over that God and Jerusalem language; Update: “Alternate universe”; Update: Interviews canceled

posted at 9:02 pm on September 5, 2012 by Allahpundit

Via BuzzFeed, even by the usual standards of America’s most lifelike talking-points robot, this is rote Orwellian spinbabble. I wasn’t watching CNN when it aired but apparently even the anchors found it too egregious to let it pass without comment:

And so it is. In less than 60 seconds here, you’ve got four lies. One: She says the language was dropped because platforms are long and things get overlooked. True enough, they are long, but you’re kidding yourself if you think the language on Israel isn’t closely scrutinized. If the platform changed from 2008, it changed for a deliberate reason. Two: She says the platform was amended to reflect Obama’s “personal view,” which is a lie by omission. O’s personal view is what it is, but the administration’s official position on this issue is agnostic. Three: She says there was no discord on the floor. Yeah? Who were all those delegates booing then? And four: She says yes, obviously there were two-thirds in favor of adding the language. Again, eyewitnesses at the scene tell a different story. But then, this is Debbie being Debbie. Whereas other top flacks try to twist facts and shade the truth, she’ll tell you straight to your face that you didn’t just see and hear what you’ve seen and heard 20 times on cable news and YouTube this afternoon. That’s how you get to be chair of the DNC and a member of Congress instead of some no-name spokesman somewhere.

Speaking of pathological lying, here’s the inevitable climax to yesterday’s clusterfark in which DWS claimed Israel’s ambassador had criticized Republicans, then claimed that it was a conservative lie that she had ever said that, and then was humiliated when she was caught on audio saying exactly that. Time for an apology? Nope. Her operating system doesn’t include that app:

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.) told the Washington Free Beacon Wednesday evening that she will not be apologizing to Washington Examiner reporter Philip Klein after she falsely accused him of “deliberately misquoting” her.

“No, I definitely will not” offer Klein an apology, Wasserman Schultz said with a slight laugh as she was exiting an event meant to honor Center For American Freedom founder John Podesta.

Asked if she had a message for Klein, Wasserman Schultz bristled.

“I don’t,” she said.

If she’s going to sit there with a straight face and insist that everything went swimmingly during that fiasco this afternoon that’s been at the top of Drudge for hours, why bother acknowledging that she smeared both Israel’s ambassador and reporter Philip Klein? In fact, today’s nightmare on the floor is a nifty bookend to yesterday’s lie. Her whole point about what the ambassador said, allegedly, was that Israel’s security is too important to let it become a political football between Democrats and the GOP. Supposedly, there’s no daylight at all between the two parties in standing with the Jewish state. Twenty-four hours later, upwards of two-thirds of the attendees at the Democratic convention were hooting for the language recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital to be rejected. Sure looks like daylight to me.

Update: Here’s a longer version of the same CNN interview, followed by Anderson Cooper’s line about Debbie Downer living in an alternate universe. Even Van Jones can’t spin it.

Update: Run away!

Democratic National Committee chiefs Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Patrick Gaspard cancelled interviews with local media outlets tonight, amid controversy surrounding the party’s decision to reintroduce “God” and “Jerusalem” to the platform…

Blair Miller of WSOC TV, ABC’s Charlotte, N.C., affiliate, also tweeted that Wasserman Schultz cancelled her interview with him, without explanation. “After my Romney intv today, we were planning to interview @DWSTweets live,” he wrote. “However, she did not show up. Her staff not answering calls.”


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Finally figured it out: she’s Baghdad Bob in drag. You never really believed that hair was real, did you?

de rigueur on September 5, 2012 at 9:04 PM

She is harsh on the eyes..

Electrongod on September 5, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Liberals in action.

Liam on September 5, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Debbie the ditz!

KOOLAID2 on September 5, 2012 at 9:04 PM

If you are narcissist, bipolar, mentally insane, lazy, or a tubby 30 year old “student” the Democrat Party IS the party for you!

wildcat72 on September 5, 2012 at 9:05 PM

And happy birthday, Mr. AP.

de rigueur on September 5, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Hand picked by Dear Liar.

rbj on September 5, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Every word from DWS’s mouth is a lie … including “and” and “the.”

BD57 on September 5, 2012 at 9:06 PM

DWS? Never heard of her.

-Politifact

mattshu on September 5, 2012 at 9:06 PM

DWS is a foil for Obama. She says the stupid things and spins like a top so that he doesn’t have to. She looks bad so that he can look ‘good.’

Corporal Tunnel on September 5, 2012 at 9:06 PM

To reward these pathetic people with another term in office would be a travesty of biblical proportions.

AubieJon on September 5, 2012 at 9:07 PM

…she is learning to lie…from the Great WON!

KOOLAID2 on September 5, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Ah, it’s good to see that despite her years there is still nothing too blatant for Debbie Whatsername-Schrute to lie about it. She still has stiff competition in that Cutter prospect.

And once again Anderson Cooper calls her out on it. I’ll ask as I’ve asked before, is he just happier now that he’s out, is he sick of Barry’s crap, or has he gotten the green light from above that DWS is going under the bus anyway?

Gingotts on September 5, 2012 at 9:08 PM

DWS hasn’t figured out that, in this 21st Century, there’s such a thing as video playback.

Liam on September 5, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Debbie the prevaricating poodle strikes again!!

Khun Joe on September 5, 2012 at 9:08 PM

She is harsh on the eyes..

Electrongod on September 5, 2012 at 9:04 PM

…but… at least someone washed her pubes!

KOOLAID2 on September 5, 2012 at 9:09 PM

I’m embarrassed to share a name with this crazy hag

CookeyD on September 5, 2012 at 9:09 PM

The result of the vote was on the teleprompter before the vote was taken, that’s why Villaraigosa was like a deer in the headlights.

Eat it Democrats – the “vote” was a fake – the results were already decided.

batterup on September 5, 2012 at 9:10 PM

If you find yourself supporting the democratic party, you need to acknowledge you’re a person with NO moral compass, and are NOT capable of making sound decisions.

KMC1 on September 5, 2012 at 9:10 PM

What a putz.

Pork-Chop on September 5, 2012 at 9:10 PM

She is having a tough week…

d1carter on September 5, 2012 at 9:11 PM

She’s like Officer Barbrady from South Park. “Nothing to see her folks. Move along”.

SoulGlo on September 5, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Debbie is a regular Humpty Dumpty. Her words mean exactly what she wants them to mean, nothing more, nothing less.

Curtiss on September 5, 2012 at 9:11 PM

I keep sayin’ to those who think debbie downer should go; “no way! She is the best thing that ever happened to the Republican party”. Even better than Pelosi and reid. They make Daschle look downright reasonable.

So much for all that bad blood from the Paulians last week.

cozmo on September 5, 2012 at 9:12 PM

She is harsh on the eyes..

Electrongod on September 5, 2012 at 9:04 PM

And the ears, and the…well she’s just generally an assault on the senses.

predator on September 5, 2012 at 9:12 PM

She truly is despicable.

bernzright777 on September 5, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Since there’s no MIB ‘memory wiper’… she gets stuck with uttering the ‘official truth’… which is not quite ‘the truth’.

I guess it’s a talent for her… sorta like fake orgasms.

CPT. Charles on September 5, 2012 at 9:12 PM

…but… at least someone washed her pubes!

KOOLAID2 on September 5, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Yes….her hair looks clean…

O_o

Electrongod on September 5, 2012 at 9:13 PM

The cynic in me says that Debbie does this because

1) The MSM will never nail her down if she just does the old Bill Clinton advice to Gennifer Flowers. “Deny Deny Deny”

2) The only people undecided are in denial, clueless, etc and this kind of thing has no effect on their bizarre voting preference based on horoscope, myth and animal entrails.

Conan on September 5, 2012 at 9:13 PM

One thing to just be a moron. Totally another to be placed into a key leadership role for your party.

And thus is the real problem with D

Gonzo on September 5, 2012 at 9:14 PM

DWS is a foil for Obama. She says the stupid things and spins like a top so that he doesn’t have to. She looks bad so that he can look ‘good.’

Corporal Tunnel on September 5, 2012 at 9:06 PM

I thought that was Biden’s job.

Apparently it takes more than one to make the Kenyan Komrade look good by comparison.

predator on September 5, 2012 at 9:14 PM

…but… at least someone washed her pubes!

KOOLAID2 on September 5, 2012 at 9:09 PM

lmfao!

bernzright777 on September 5, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Since there’s no MIB ‘memory wiper’… she gets stuck with uttering the ‘official truth’… which is not quite ‘the truth’.

CPT. Charles on September 5, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Moochelle is the official Memory Wiper…

Electrongod on September 5, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Finally figured it out: she’s Baghdad Bob in drag. You never really believed that hair was real, did you?

de rigueur on September 5, 2012 at 9:04 PM

~~~~~~~~~

This is my favorite post of the political season! You are absolutely, one hundred percent correct!

ellifint on September 5, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Debbie being Debbie. You almost want to just see her doing wild and crazy things for the sake of being able to watch her do her thing and be able to say, “Debbie being Debbie!”

Sort of like Manny Ramirez when he was with the Red Sox and they were winning.

Sgt Steve on September 5, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Eat it Democrats – the “vote” was a fake – the results were already decided.

batterup on September 5, 2012 at 9:10 PM

It wasn’t fake. They just found the bags of ballots in car trunks early, and had already counted them.

malclave on September 5, 2012 at 9:16 PM

DWS is a foil for Obama. She says the stupid things and spins like a top so that he doesn’t have to. She looks bad so that he can look ‘good.’

Corporal Tunnel on September 5, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Isn’t that pretty much everybody these days?

I was amazed before at how many people fell on their sword rather than give up Bill Clinton to investigators, but the lengths to which people are asked to keep Obama above reproach just boggles the mind.

And this isn’t even for criminal activity, this is for mom and pop stuff like moving the venue for his acceptance speech. “Hey, I guess that turnout’s not as good as 2008–””RAWR FORD FIELD!!!”

The Schaef on September 5, 2012 at 9:17 PM

I suspect even strong medicine and therapy won’t save this poor soul.

John the Libertarian on September 5, 2012 at 9:17 PM

even by the usual standards of America’s most lifelike talking-points robot, this is rote Orwellian spinbabble.

Classic AP, nice!

jnelchef on September 5, 2012 at 9:17 PM

I can see her arguing with God Himself about all the lies she`s told.

ThePrez on September 5, 2012 at 9:18 PM

She is all in. I wonder what she gets.

tomas on September 5, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Crazy woman.

Terrye on September 5, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Debbie Waffen-SS Shultz loves being a Marxist, because it means never having to admit you are a damned liar.

SWalker on September 5, 2012 at 9:19 PM

2) The only people undecided are in denial, clueless, etc and this kind of thing has no effect on their bizarre voting preference based on horoscope, myth and animal entrails.

Conan on September 5, 2012 at 9:13 PM

As Rush has been saying this week, the Dems are effectively going after the Moron Vote.

And what better person to court the Morons than a true Moron.

Myron Falwell on September 5, 2012 at 9:19 PM

The more she is lying, the bigger the curls. Look for yourself.

williampeck1958 on September 5, 2012 at 9:20 PM

DWS is a veritable font of unmitigated, teeth gnashing, jaw clenching, gut wrenching, bile inducing, gall.

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 9:20 PM

J.A.P.

fogw on September 5, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Debbie does DNC damage control:

The Schaef on September 5, 2012 at 9:20 PM

O/T
Brokaw on Hannity now blaming Booosh for the 16 trillion debt.

chewmeister on September 5, 2012 at 9:20 PM

The older and decent Democrats saw this. They saw what occurred. The damage is done. The Party has been taken over by Communists. The old Democrats will flee soon. My parents generation and quite possibly yours saw the lie that took place. They are now realizing the Party they thought they had always been a part of is gone. Many folks will think about shunning this new Democrat structure, they are horrified at what they have witnessed. I welcome them to our Party the Party of traditional core American Values. Hello.

Bmore on September 5, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Finally figured it out: she’s Baghdad Bob in drag. You never really believed that hair was real, did you?

de rigueur on September 5, 2012 at 9:04 PM

TAnk? What tank?

Terrye on September 5, 2012 at 9:21 PM

By the way DWS, the ‘Medusa’ look went out a couple of millenniums ago.

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 9:22 PM

O/T
Brokaw on Hannity now blaming Booosh for the 16 trillion debt.

chewmeister on September 5, 2012 at 9:20 PM

I knew it!!!!

Bush is still the President….
/

Electrongod on September 5, 2012 at 9:22 PM

IMPLOSION!

RobertMN on September 5, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Ok great, let’s catch her in another blatant lie. This is so awesome. Don’t fire her yet. More popcorn please.

jake49 on September 5, 2012 at 9:23 PM

the mouthpiece of the devil himself, david gergen, said, that they were booing “the process” scum.

renalin on September 5, 2012 at 9:23 PM

I don’t know if enough people are really seeing this stuff with enough context to gain an overall picture of the debauchery. A bit here and a bit there mixed in with 10 bad things said about every republican from Mitt to Boy Scout leaders, mask the effect.

tomas on September 5, 2012 at 9:23 PM

I’m on my droid .. did those vids show Anderson Cooper ?
Has the ‘new CNN’ meant ‘say whatever the H you’re feeling, AC’ ?
Amazing !!! LOL

pambi on September 5, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Update: Run away!

Ha! She is such a national treasure. Can we make her DNC spokes-tool for life?

changer1701 on September 5, 2012 at 9:24 PM

The older and decent Democrats saw this. They saw what occurred. The damage is done. The Party has been taken over by Communists. The old Democrats will flee soon. My parents generation and quite possibly yours saw the lie that took place. They are now realizing the Party they thought they had always been a part of is gone. Many folks will think about shunning this new Democrat structure, they are horrified at what they have witnessed. I welcome them to our Party the Party of traditional core American Values. Hello.

Bmore on September 5, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Well said.

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 9:25 PM

get ready for some serious fact checking tomorrow!

just kidding

Slade73 on September 5, 2012 at 9:26 PM

DWS is a veritable font of unmitigated, teeth gnashing, jaw clenching, gut wrenching, bile inducing, gall.

thatsafactjack on September 5, 2012 at 9:20 PM

She’s a degenerate shrew.

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2012 at 9:27 PM

See, God does cause wars!

SouthernGent on September 5, 2012 at 9:27 PM

I can just hear it now. The claxon going off, over the intercom of ship obummer, RED ALERT! All hands report to axeljobs office for a talking points emergency.

jake49 on September 5, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Interviews canceled

Just got over about one and a half minutes of solid laughter about that one!!! Thanks DWS!!!!!!!!!

Glenn Jericho on September 5, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Update: Run away!

Damn. She finally became self-aware.

Oh, wait… we aren’t talking about a real human being here…

Myron Falwell on September 5, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Run away!

Maybe she had a root canal scheduled?

rcpjr on September 5, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Obama got 99 problems & a bi…

Oh, what? It is one of his problems? Ok.

Obama got 100 problems.

mattshu on September 5, 2012 at 9:28 PM

If the DNC were a business and their spokesman kept stepping on her crank like DWS, wouldn’t she be fired?

Dingbat63 on September 5, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Twenty-four hours later, upwards of two-thirds of the attendees at the Democratic convention were hooting for the language recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital to be rejected.

Well, probably not “upwards of two-thirds”. The amendment needed two-thirds to pass, and it’s very questionable whether it achieved that, but the opposition was not twice as large as the support. The opposition to the amendment was probably “upwards of one-third” of the delegates.

J.S.K. on September 5, 2012 at 9:29 PM

This is the evening news

Dems have created controversy over religion and their positions on israel.

But has Mitt given us his tax returns…This is the beginning of a 3 parts series of Mitt’s former friends about how his stand-offishness originated

tomas on September 5, 2012 at 9:29 PM

If Barry loses, she gets to tutor Jemoo Green…

If he wins…Ambassador to Israel.

dirtengineer on September 5, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Blair Miller of WSOC TV, ABC’s Charlotte, N.C., affiliate, also tweeted that Wasserman Schultz cancelled her interview with him, without explanation. “After my Romney intv today, we were planning to interview @DWSTweets live,” he wrote. “However, she did not show up. Her staff not answering calls.”

She was offered to put on a huge, pink …

Electrongod on September 5, 2012 at 9:30 PM

You know how the pundits are always saying that the conventions are an opportunity for the party’s to communicate their message straight to the American people without a media filter?

Well, this is the Democratic Party without the media filter.

Question: Since 2008, have the Democrats been able to assemble in groups of more than 10,000 without completely embarrassing themselves?

Lawdawg86 on September 5, 2012 at 9:30 PM

So, the Democratic National Convention is going on, and its chairman is in hiding.

Starting to feel better about this election…

JohnGalt23 on September 5, 2012 at 9:30 PM

So they finally learned the first lesson of being stuck in a hole?

mattshu on September 5, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Baghdad Bob in drag.

logis on September 5, 2012 at 9:32 PM

She loves to step in doo doo.

tom daschle concerned on September 5, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Dennis Miller had a good point…put an empty chair in the middle of stadium….maybe add one of those clamp on umbrellas.

malkinmania on September 5, 2012 at 9:32 PM

If Barry loses, she gets to tutor Jemoo Green…

If he wins…Ambassador to Israel.

dirtengineer on September 5, 2012 at 9:30 PM

That would be equivalent to a declaration of war against Israel.

Myron Falwell on September 5, 2012 at 9:32 PM

I keep sayin’ to those who think debbie downer should go; “no way! She is the best thing that ever happened to the Republican party”. Even better than Pelosi and reid. They make Daschle look downright reasonable.

cozmo on September 5, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Little Debbie is our gift to you. She’s like a Florida sour orange, except she doesn’t look good on the outside.

Curtiss on September 5, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Little Debbie, cancel interviews and besmerch P. Klein and your screwing the lap dog media. Today the Dems have lost most of the Jewish vote and donations, and with the AZ ruling nearly a million Hispanics votes… You sure you wanna jack around with the MSM?

socalcon on September 5, 2012 at 9:32 PM

2+2=5

Is perfectly true if you round up the unseen decimal as you just wrote the whole number and took the numbers out of context. We just don’t know, it might be 2.5 it might be 2.9 we don’t know. Why are you lying and stop hiding the whole truth to the American people.

Or because we say so

tjexcite on September 5, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Lie #5:

They weren’t saying “Boo;” They were saying “Boo-urns.”

arik1969 on September 5, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Who DWS thinks she is:

http://tinyurl.com/27u7jem

Who she actually is:

http://tinyurl.com/27u7jem

Good Lt on September 5, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Baghdad Bob ain’t got S*** on her!!!

Wow, I have never seen someone lie so bold faced before. This woman needs psychiatric help.

Raquel Pinkbullet on September 5, 2012 at 9:34 PM

So AP…enjoying your first day as a 40-nothing? It really sucks, no?
*runs*

annoyinglittletwerp on September 5, 2012 at 9:34 PM

If Debbie was forced to spend 1 penny paying off the National Debt every time she lied, then we’d have a $16 Trillion Surplus.

Varchild on September 5, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Lie #5:

They weren’t saying “Boo;” They were saying “Boo-urns.”

arik1969 on September 5, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Win.

Good Lt on September 5, 2012 at 9:34 PM

If the DNC were a business and their spokesman kept stepping on her crank like DWS, wouldn’t she be fired?

Dingbat63 on September 5, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Depends on the business..
In the XXX market….
DWS stepping on her crank would probably get her a gig that satisfies her….

Electrongod on September 5, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Lie #5:

They weren’t saying “Boo;” They were saying “Boo-urns.”

arik1969 on September 5, 2012 at 9:33 PM

They were Giants fans. They were yelling, “Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz!”

mattshu on September 5, 2012 at 9:35 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on September 5, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Mean

No matter how many people you tease over that, it won’t erase the pain when it was done to you.

cozmo on September 5, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Conservative women are so much more attractive. The ugly inside must leak out.

TXMomof3 on September 5, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Who she actually is:

http://tinyurl.com/2f97lyc

Good Lt on September 5, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Fixed. Fail.

Good Lt on September 5, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Here’s my fav…

as she was exiting an event meant to honor Center For American Freedom founder John Podesta.

Holy SHITE!

Uh, that’s Center for American Progress double-speak.

budfox on September 5, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Obama’s convention bounce…. -6

PatriotRider on September 5, 2012 at 9:37 PM

She’s a degenerate shrew.

Schadenfreude on September 5, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Shrews are adorable, non-degenerate creatures. Quit insulting them !

annoyinglittletwerp on September 5, 2012 at 9:37 PM

DWS is just like the “Talking Tina” doll in the Twilight Zone episode.Just pull the string and evil words come out.

jeffinsjvca on September 5, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Obama’s convention bounce…. -6

PatriotRider on September 5, 2012 at 9:37 PM

If they continue slipping the mask at the rate they are doing….

I think -6 is possible..

Electrongod on September 5, 2012 at 9:39 PM

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