Ed Driscoll

Nobody Buries the Lede Like the Politico

“[Debbie] Wasserman Schultz has a different sense of herself. According to people who spoke with her, when she sensed Obama was considering replacing her as chair in 2013, she began to line up supporters to suggest the move was both anti-woman and anti-Semitic.”

So the Politico reports that the Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee was prepared to blackmail the President of the United States by declaring him being “both anti-woman and anti-Semitic.” If my math is right, this little nugget is buried 21 paragraphs into Politico’s article on her with the equally boring headline, “Senate bid could be solution for Wasserman Schultz,” to avoid it becoming as big a story as the long-retired mayor of New York calling Obama anti-American.

I realize that this is the Democrat party, where calling your intraparty opponent — and his or her voters — racist and/or sexist is a daily bloodsport. But it seems pretty astonishing when it comes from the party chairwoman. But then, as Moe Lane writes, also linking to the story of how DWS was willing to “change her position on medical marijuana if a major Florida donor recanted his withering criticism of her,” Debbie Wasserman Schultz “Taught the Left To Be Utter Cynics.”

Which is why, speaking of cynical, as a party service, the Politico helpfully BenSmiths the detail deep into its article on DWS.