If there’s one thing that’s familiar about politicians it’s that they love to put their own needs above everybody else’s. What’s less familiar is the occasion when the selfish ass ends up being a Democrat. It’s especially galling when that person turns out to be the head of the Democratic National Committee…
Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz prevented consideration of a resolution at the party’s summer meeting here that praised President Obama and offered backing for the nuclear agreement with Iran, according to knowledgeable Democrats.
Even though the Democratic caucus is overwhelmingly in favor of the agreement, Wasserman Schultz killed the resolution. Why? Because she’s Debbie Fucking Wasserman Schultz. And she’s the chairman.
A party spokeswoman and said procedural issues prevented the proposed resolution from being considered [*haabooshit*…pardon me.]. She did not directly address Wasserman Schultz’s role in the decision-making. Other Democrats said that it was congresswoman’s direct opposition that blocked its consideration…
Wasserman Schultz, who represents a heavily Jewish congressional district in south Florida, has not taken a position on the agreement.
Debbie’s hoping the agreement goes down in flames, but she doesn’t have the guts to say so. So she’s pretending to “analyze” the thing while keeping an eye on the clock. Meanwhile other Democrats, some of whom are plenty sick of careerist cowards like her and Chuck Schumer, pressed the matter with a resolution…which she scotched. Because the Warrin’ Iran caucus back in Miami would be so disappointed if she didn’t Defend Israel! with all her might. Public service, my ass.
Some Democrats on the national committee who were unhappy that the resolution did not come up for consideration said that, as DNC chair, Wasserman Schultz owed her allegiance in this instance to the president, regardless of her own local political considerations.
That’s a polite way of saying it. When the de facto leader of the Democratic Party (the President) and 90% of the caucus are all in favor of such an historic agreement, your job is to put aside your own ego and get out of the way. Either that, or just resign. But then Debbie’s always seen the DNC chairmanship as a career-maker so we can be sure that’ll never happen. Why she doesn’t just forward her résumé to the Netanyahu government, I don’t know.