Subhead: Debbie Wasserman Schultz isn’t very smart. But you probably already knew that.
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.”
Heh — she actually called up Politico to rant about the Republicans and their movies. What a joke.
“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.”
Specifically, Wasserman Schultz cited a movie clip House Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) had played Tuesday during a closed-door meeting of the House Republican Conference. The brief clip was from “The Town,” and Republicans said it was intended to send the message that “we’re all in this together.”
Oh noes — Republicans watching Ben Affleck means we’re on the road to Stalinism!
Actually it’s disappointing that the head of one of our two major political parties is such a flaky dunce. Given the state of play in Washington today, it’s impossible to make a logical, factual argument that the GOP is anywhere near imposing a dictatorship. That argument could have been made when Debbie’s own party set about to impose ObamaCare along purely partisan lines and over the objections of the American people, a majority of whom still hate that law. But even that wasn’t true dictatorship — that was just a rank power grab by a party that had taken its eye off the ball of the economy. What we have now are the consequences of a national spending binge that has spanned decades and accelerated since Obama took office. The piper must be paid.
Debbie needs to do a little history research. Ok, she needs to do a lot of history research.