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Unable to Run On Record, Wasserman Schultz Exploits Breast Cancer

By Javier Manjarres

Congressman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s re-election campaign now appears to be in desperation mode, as her campaign has disseminated a campaign mailer reminding prospective voters that she’s been a a breast cancer survivor on three separate occasions. 

Not that this fact is in any way a pre-requisite for public office, Wasserman Schultz’s Republican opponent Karen Harrington is also a three time cancer survivor.  As Harrington has referenced her past bouts with cancer on her website, it’s really a tasteless move to use a paid campaign advertisement that plays on the sympathy of voters in such a manner.  Debbie’s mailer not only shamelessly exploits her own past health issues, it also takes a needless cheap shot at the same insurance companies and their employees who no doubt facilitated Debbie’s own treatment and recovery.

In response to Wasserman Schultz’s tasteless mailer, Harrington responded with the following statement

Do you expect anything less from someone who will do anything and everything to win re-election, including lying on national TV?  When she was caught with the lie, she lied about saying the lie.  By exploiting her past bout with breast cancer for political gain, my opponent’s actions make the case why Americans need to vote her out of office. – Karen Harrington

The mailer in question comes across as a defense of ObamaCare and exploits people’s general ignorance of how health insurance companies work within the health care system- 

Quote #1

I was fortunate. I had good insurance an great doctors. Today, I’m a survivor. But like every breast cancer survivor, I now have a pre-existing condition.-

Quote #2

Beating breast cancer strengthened my resolve to make sure insurance companies can’t drop or deny coverage to anyone just to make a buck.

Quote #3

A breast cancer survivor, Debbie Wasserman Schultz is fighting the extremists who want to cut vital funding for women’s healthcare.

The rest of the mailer, is equally misleading- notice how Debbie is always fighting “extremists”, i.e. the people who are attempting to stop the federal government’s takeover of the healthcare system that robs patients of choices and gives the shaft to health care providers and insurance carriers. And Debbie does this while blatantly exploiting her past breast cancer. You stay classy, Debbie.



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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators. Javier has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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  • wiliam mcgarry

    Lying Democrat.
    Schultz is brain dead what else is there to say

    • Richard Roundtree

      I feel for every woman who has breast cancer…except her. America would be better served if she had expired. Just sayin’

  • Electric Jack

    So being a jerk an a loudmouth liar. Thats what qualifies you to run as a demoncrat? She lies every single time she opens that clap trap. She is a female version of Joe Biden hypocrite is what come’s to mind. As a congress person she is immune to all the laws she and her pond scum democrats force on us. She has been caught in so many lies its monumental. If Walt Disney were alive she would have a nose 12 ft long caused by her volume of lies half truths and utterances.

    She wants everyone else to divulge there tax records does she open her familys? Has she ever? Typical hipocrit democrat DO AS I SAY NOT AS I DO CONSTANTLY The Theme song of the D Party There party animal tells the truth the jackass……

    Best kept secret the South prior to the civil war was all Democrat . they owned started and kept the KKK in operation while the Union was mostly Republican….The first 4 Black people elected to congress were all Republicans….Yet we know the rest of the story as I was taught in Survival School tell a lie enough times and people believe it …Ever hear of Joseph Goebbels him and Debi would be buddy’s they both were and are liars to the 10th power…….

    Hang your head in shame Debbie you are not an American Woman like Karen , like Sarah Palin, like Ann Romney you are not even fit to walk the same streets with these 3 real American ladies………Retired US Air Force T/Sgt….who suffered thru Carter and wants no more liars in Congress go find a rock to crawl under Debbie……….

  • Ed

    Ms Wasserman Shultz is the BIGGEST Phoney running for office today! She is abrasive, a total liar, and a phoney as far as HER being one of the “middle class” people she “supposedly represents.I am not sure any of the other “99%” middle class who live in her district have a second home in N.H, take a weeks cruise with a “few good” (rich) friends which cost about $10,000 and drive around in their 2 cars worth in excess of $100,000. Get rid of this phoney and elect a deserving public servant!!!

  • Katherine Coudriet Easlick

    That is disgusting! She should keep her mouth closed given the fact she did not vote to give herself the same medical care the rest of us get if Obama is reelected.

    • Alec

      Good shot, Katherine. Ad-in.

  • Arnyguy

    I truly wish her a long and happy life, just not as a member of congress.

  • David Abbotts

    Of course she has good doctors and coverage, she has Congressional benefits. Like usual she is not telling the whole truth. One thing you can be certain of is this, Obamacare will never come close to the quality coverage she has.

    You can always tell when she is being insincere; her lips will be moving!

  • redpens

    DWS is always fighting extremists who think government should live within its’ means, believe the Constitution is the law of the land, and who think the feds have no business in healthcare. Look in the mirror Deb, you and your entire party are the real extremists

  • Carlos

    DWS is, herself, a pre-existing condition that needs to be removed by the voters.

  • Jacqueline L

    But you see, DWS, I am 68 SO is I were to develop any cancer under Obamacare The Panel may have well decided I do not merit the costs of treatment. Other than a discussion on how to End My Life!
    I will take my chances with the R&R plan that let’s me keep my present Medicare without dealing with the loss of 716 billion you and your buds want to strip from it.
    This woman is a despicable liar playing on the real fears of real women. She does not deserve a single vote.

  • Tom

    Can’t wait until November 6th. DWS is gonna crush it.

    • Debbie the Crusher

      Debbie is going to crush the coconut that sits above her shoulders.

  • Debbie the Lousy Candidate

    Debbie is a lousy Congressional candidate. She is mentally dense, often emotionally volatile, and just a political hack. Debbie gets on-the-job training at the Harry & Nancy School for Inept Politicians. She is Reid and Pelosi’s model pupil.

  • Barry V

    It is VERY unfortunate whenever a woman or a man are struck with breast cancer. My heart goes out to Debra Schultz and I am glad she is a survivor of this horrible disease. I just happen to think it is time for her to move along and enjoy life doing something other than politics; at which she is terrible!