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Wasserman Schultz Says Charlie Crist Needs to Flip On Abortion

By Javier Manjarres

crist obamCongresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz appeared on “Facing South Florida,” a Sunday morning political TV show on the local South Florida CBS affiliate hosted by Jim DeFede.

At the end of her interview, the congresswoman was asked about the potential gubernatorial showdown between Governor Rick Scott and former Florida Governor Charlie Crist.  Wasserman Schultz said that “Floridians are quite full of Rick Scott,” but she tried to walk a fine line as to Crist’s potential candidacy and indicated she would be staying out of a contested Democratic primary by stating, “I’m Switzerland.”

Shortly before the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, speculation swirled that Wasserman Schultz would back a potential Crist gubernatorial candidacy after Crist was asked to address Democrats at their convention-

Since Wasserman Schultz is quietly pushing for a Crist gubernatorial candidacy- she landed him the speaking spot at the Democratic National Committee convention in Charlotte, as nothing happens at the DNC without the Chairwoman’s nod of approval.  But as a result of Debbie’s intervention, Florida Democrats feel as if Wasserman Schultz has betrayed them, especially current Florida Senate Minority Leader Nan Rich.

 Senator Rich, one of the most liberal and confrontational members of the state legislature- not to mention a close friend of Wasserman Schultz, is very “disappointed” with her friend’s support of a possible Crist gubernatorial candidacy, especially considering the fact that she is the only Democrat thus far who has announced her candidacy for Governor. – Shark Tank

Wasserman Schultz added that Crist was “going to have to prove himself with some of our Democratic leaders before that’s a sure thing.”  

The only thing “sure” about Charlie is that he’s looking out for #1. 

When DeFede asked the congresswoman about Crist’s past and his current position on abortion, Wasserman Schultz said that “we are the big tent party. We elect on the issue of a woman’s right to choose.”  She added that Crist was going to have “a lot of ground work to do” to convince Democrat leaders and constituents that he would best represent their next Governor.

Wasserman Schultz’ statement is likely a “gentle” reminder for Crist if he’s going to have a future in the Democrat party.  In order for Crist to have any chance of winning the Democratic gubernatorial primary, he’s got do more of what he does best- change his position to accommodate prospective Democrat voters in Florida and hope that enough low-information voters will be won over by his populist charisma.

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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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  • FLgeezer

    DWS’s rabid pro-abortion screeds shouldn’t come as a surprise. They are consistent with her heritage:

    ‘Israel was itself conceived as a home for the homeless, a refuge for those who had been refugees in their own lands and driven into exile by war and the world’s animus. How they can now turn around and say “Not our problem” defies explanation. That they dare to say it out loud is proof – if more were needed – that Israeli society has gone more than a little crazy.

    After all, these two distinguished professors are liberals – they aren’t joining the neo-Kahanists in the streets, firebombing orphanages and calling for “N—–s Out!” They are merely trying to cover for them, to make the world avert its eyes as hate explodes like a ripe boil on the Israeli body politic, exuding its poisons into the organs the Jewish state.

    It’s the world’s problem? No, it isn’t. The hate that is erupting in the Jewish state is a Jewish problem, one that has yet to be acknowledged, let alone confronted, by Jewish leaders worldwide. I have not heard a single word about this from the so-called “Anti-Defamation League,” and its usually vociferous chief honcho, Abe Foxman, who seems to have an opinion about anything and everything, but is strangely silent on the defamation of Africans in Israel. As blacks in Israel find themselves beset by racist mobs, where is the American Jewish Committee, and all the other organizations that were important allies of the early black civil rights movement in this country – where are they now that the Bull Connors and the George Wallaces are Israeli?’

  • boozy

    Why is the Socialist, Marxist Left Wing so in LOVE with Murder…Murdering the unborn. Everyone of them will be held accoutable and burn in hell. No question about it. What hateful small people they are

    • Rich

      True, it’s OK for any loony tune to buy all the weapons he/she wants to kill and that’s OK as long as no one infringes on the rights of loonies to buy extremely deadly weapons, right?
      Let’s protect the rights of the already living as well as the unborn.

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  • Bill_B

    Too bad DWS’s birth mother didn’t have the same womens rights her daughter is so fond of today.

  • Jay_P

    Flipping – Flopping… Neither is new to Crist. He’s one cool chameleon who will work for whatever team he’s playing for. Right now – he’s playing on Charlie’s Opportunist Team.

    I said all that and I’m a Republican who’s no fan of our current Governor!

  • Morgan, Crist and Wasserman

    The reality of lawyer John Morgan’s financial backing of Charlie Crist and Debbie Blabbermouth Wasserman is ironic. The Morgan and Morgan adverts saturating the airwaves might just as well be Morgan, Crist and Wasserman. Are these folks really “for the people”? Who’s kidding whom, John Morgan?