Ed Driscoll

Debbie Downer Decries 'Dictatorship'

Debbie displays Daschle-style “disappointment,” too, presumably with the distaff-version of an intense Al Gore sigh of dismay:

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), chair of the Democratic National Committee, said Wednesday that House Republicans are trying to impose “dictatorship” through their tactics in the debt-ceiling negotiations. She said the GOP rhetoric could “spark panic and chaos,” which she called “potentially devastating” to the economy.

The chair telephoned POLITICO to express “significant disappointment in where … Republicans have allowed this debate to degenerate.”

“Aren’t we at the point where the closer we get to chaos, the more concern that there should be about coming to the table and compromising with Democrats?” Wasserman Schultz asked. “This is not leadership. This is almost like dictatorship. I know they want to force the outcome that … their extremists would like to impose. But they are getting ready to spark panic and chaos, and they seem to be OK with that. And it’s just really disappointing, and potentially devastating.”

If it’s really like a dictatorship, presumably Thomas Friedman, Ed Schultz, Woody Allen — not to mention the ghosts of loads of New Dealers — should be pretty thrilled with the notion, right?