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Wasserman Schultz Tries to Preempt Senator Rubio’s SOTU Response

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By Javier Manjarres

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz held an phone press conference with fellow Democratic Congressman Chris Van Hollen to basically try to take steam away from Senator Marco Rubio’s anticipated bi-lingual response to President Obama’s State of the Union address.


 Wasserman Schultz does not disappoint her detractors by sticking to the Democratic party talking points that are aimed at demonizing Rubio and Republicans as being ‘anti-Granny’ for supporting the Ryan Budget plan.

 Here are some of the excerpts from Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz’s statement about Senator Rubio’s response to the SOTU.

-The American people rejected the Romney-Ryan ticket because they offered nothing to middle class families.

-Ryan Budget: an extreme view of government that would dismantle America’s social safety net in order to pay for tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires.

-The Ryan Plan that Senator Rubio supports, would also gut Medicaid by $810 billion.

 -Benefits such as early prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for sick or disabled children, and behavioral therapies for autistic children could also be eliminated.

-I find it shocking that someone who represents millions of seniors who depend on Medicare’s guaranteed coverage would support the Ryan Budget and ending Medicare as we know it.

 -I find it shocking that someone who represents millions of seniors who depend on Medicare’s guaranteed coverage would support the Ryan Budget and ending Medicare as we know it.

-Senator Rubio even said that programs like Medicare and Social Security “weakened us as a people.”-Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz

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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.

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  • http://gopisforme.com Valerie Santiago

    Senator Rubio has more class and intelligence in his little toe than she has in her entire being. He could run CIRCLES around her in a debate on any of these issues. She’s yust yealous ;-) MARCO RUBIO 2016!

    • Joan Hendrix

      I beg your pardon, but Rubio is looking out for himself only and not the U.S. Citizens. Everybody knows that.

      • Franklin Leon Johnson

        Thats telling them girl, If one is stupid go after the only person in congress from Florida with a brain and the ability to use it.

      • Marily Rodriguez

        I beg YOUR pardon, but you oughta get to know someone before you talk about them. Marco Rubio grew up out of poverty and is a brilliant, educated, and REAL person.

      • way2confused

        Are you a paid Soros troll? Bet you are.

      • http://n/a Dale300

        No, you are quite wrong.People usually reflect and project their own thoughts on to others and I suspect that is where you are coming from by saying that Rubio is only thinking of himself. Does that help anyone’s thinking that are trying to come to some logical and rightful immigration bill that will help the immigrants and our country. I am so sick and tired of reading such shallow thinking.

    • Barb Ann

      Yes he does have more class. And he is charming and handsome as well.
      The left need to understand one simple fact: Not everyone has to believe as they do.
      If they don’t understand that fact, here,to make it simple:
      We are not going to comply, we are not going to sit down and we will never shut up.

    • Lightweight

      Rubio has Class,but it is Low.He is the republican version of Obama.He is not a Natural Born Citizen acroding to the Consitution so, he is not legally qualified to run for presidente.O but I forgot the Republicans and Talk Rado would not take on that issue because against Obama because they don’t want to get their turn.We are talking about the inconvience of the law.

      • Nancy Celano

        Marco Rubio was born in the U.S. idiot. Listen, watch, and learn before you state blatant lies, like your lying, wimpy,muslim Schmobama.

  • Hector Figueroa

    Unfortunately she is the elected representative from my district. I find her a disgrace, a lier and a person that would say and do anything that is on her and her party’s advantage, No morals whatsoever, I don’t think she can distinguish truth from fiction and lies.

    • Joan Hendrix

      If anyone is a disgrace it is Rubio with his lies. He is the one that will do anything and say anything to get elected. He is one of the worst politicians that Florida has ever had. I wouldn’t trust him ever. He is so two-faced.

      • way2confused

        Debbie wouldn’t know the truth if it hit her smack across her lying mouth. All she knows are the White House talking points, which, I might add, are ALL lies.

      • Nicki

        You’ve made accusations against Rubio without facts. Will you give us some specifics and not misgjided emotion?

    • Myron J. Poltroonian

      She’s also the gleeful head of “Jewbags for Obama”. Ain’t-cha proud? (Just kidding. I know you’re not.

  • DianeW

    Way to go, Debbie! You tell em. Rubio is nothing more than a talking head for extremists and will get his walking papers shortly. No “saviour” for him, no way! Tea Party folks are getting scared and former drinkers are abandoning the beverage as quick as the tea was thrown overboard in Boston Harbor.

    • Marily Rodriguez

      It sickens me that people like you use their freedom of speech to talk with a hatred that spills into every sentence they write. Your hate really comes clear, way more than the point you want to make.

      • elizabeth forte

        What is so funny about all of this is how these liberals call the republicans, conservaties and teapartiers racists and hateful of others. Just listen to their words, they are the most hateful humans being on this earth. What a bunch of lying rats they are!!

        • Fred Jones

          Amen!
          We can all see that we are bankrupt and the Dems are out of promises and money. So, the lies get even bigger.
          Liberal spending is going to end either way – collapse or cuts.
          More lies won’t pay the bills. So, start preparing for the end of liberal spending.

  • Han Solo CHT

    Wasserman Schults weakens us as a people. She’s a joke, and a bad one at that.

    • Joan Hendrix

      Debbie is one of the smartest and knowledgeable individuals serving the citizens. She is looking out for all of us and not SOME of us as most of the repubs are. I am extremely proud of her and trust her completely.

      • way2confused

        Then you must be an idiot. Get help, I’m sure Obamacare won’t cover it though.

      • Joe

        Joan,

        I thought about a response but I changed my mind. It is not worth my time.

        • elizabeth forte

          Joan, you must be kidding me!!!

      • surfcat50

        I remember a report last fall that DWS stated that Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren said that Republican criticism of President Obama is “dangerous” for Israel. When challenged on that while appearing on TV, she suggested that she never said that and a “conservative” newspaper deliberately misquoted her.

        Then Philip Klein of the Washington Ambassador posted the audio tape of her saying exactly what his story reported that she said. Oops! Caught in a flat-out lie that was so easy to refute. Video of her attempting to smear the journalist, who then releases audio of her saying exactly what the journalist reported. No, he said/she said stuff. All her in her own words.

        Smart? Getting caught like that suggests otherwise. Knowledgeable? Perhaps she should get briefed up on the capabilities of modern electronic recording devices. Liar? That particular example would certainly suggest so.

        No time to prepare a comprehensive list of Debbie’s lies but, for this conservative, they are so obvious they are actually enjoyable to watch at times. Also, lest liberals would suggest she’s some herald of divine truth, one only has to read any of the number of stories in liberal outlets of the consideration of others for the DNC talking head due to her inability to “shade” the truth with any skill, getting caught in whoppers on a regular basis.

        After all, her exchange with far right icon Anderson Cooper on CNN was pretty epic, wasn’t it? I believe his words were “Why are you lying about Romney’s position on abortion?” Truly a classic when even AC can’t stomach it.

        • surfcat50

          Oops, meant to refer to the newspaper, the Washington EXAMINER, not Ambassador. My mistake.

          I stand by the rest of the comment, however.

      • Marily Rodriguez

        What news are you watching? I hear her on C-span, the true no spin channel, and her almost pathological disdain for Republicans/Conservatives colors everything she says.
        If she would only breath a bit, and listen, she and Marco Rubio could engage in a real argument about how to help our country. I hope she tries this, for once…

      • Myron J. Poltroonian

        Trust her completely? Is that as one Jewbag to another? Or do you just love political trollops?

      • Fred Jones

        And you, Joan, are not gullible either…

    • Lightweight

      I agree with your view about Wasserman.But Rubio is only a legend in the mind,but not in time.Rubio is a Socialist liberal.He is the republican version of Barack Obama.Before you reply go check his voting record,93% with Obama.The wonderful speeches Rubio did against Obama’s debt ceiling,when the votes were cast,Rubio was a Present-NOT VOTING. But we thought he was really putting Obama in his place,a real republican rock star,presidential timber ? No,just a better politican than the people.

  • way2confused

    “Benefits such as early prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for sick or disabled children, and behavioral therapies for autistic children could also be eliminated.”

    Uh, news flash lady with the angry hair and ugly personality (Wasserman) this has already been eliminated under Obamacare. Remember when Obama bragged about how everyone can now have a “free” annual wellness exam? Let me tell you what you get for “free.” A short visit with the doctor who takes your blood pressure and heart rate. Oh, and the blood test doctors usually order to find out what is going on? Well, it covers less than 10% of the cost–YOU pay the difference. I know, I just went through this “free” exam and it is costing me over $300.00 for the blood tests alone and they were the standard tests I’ve been having done for years that were always covered 100%. And don’t blame the insurance companies, Obamacare, under the “wise” tutelage of HHS (I’m being facetious here) TELLS them what they can and cannot offer.

    Not anymore You tell me how you can have preventative health care without blood tests. Go ahead, I’ll wait.

    • Marily Rodriguez

      In other countriesthis is either called communism or dictatorship. Welcome to the nightmare, it’s just begining.

  • Nancy Celano

    Wasserman-Schultz is one of the cruelest people in the country. She is a mean and spiteful woman.
    I don’t think most people realize that if someone has been an in-patient in a hospital, and is readmitted within 30 days for any reason, the hospital will be fined $125,000 for each “infraction”. My doctor told me that our hospital was fined because one of his patients was re-admitted on the same day as her discharge because she had a stroke after she got home. So, all you liberal Democrats who love to denigrate the GOP and us conservatives, be aware of the dozens of taxes and fines included in Obamacare. His original aim to treat us a lemmings and to weed us out is in full force. If you have complaints about health care now, beware of what is coming.

  • anne

    there you go again. allowing yourself to be distracted from the issues and paying attention to denigrating a person only. you owe it to yourself to check out the issues. do you really think preventive measures will be excluded? dws panders to folks who allow this type of thinking and don’t bother to read anything beyond a headline.

  • Lightweight

    Wasserman does not preempt Rubio,he preempts himself.This is the best the 2 parties can put up.Debbie is the opposiote equal of Marco.This lack of standard is why America is swirling around the drain.

  • surfcat50

    Oh, and about that telephone press conference DWS held, here’s how one member of the press reported it:

    “Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz attempted a bit of deception Monday in an effort to criticize GOP rising star Marco Rubio ahead of his State of the Union rebuttal Tuesday night. But on this occasion, the press wasn’t falling for it.

    In a conference call Monday, Wasserman Schultz enlisted the help of Annette Capella, described by party officials as a “Medicare recipient from Florida,” to warn of the “extreme budget priorities,” they believe Rubio is likely to outline in his televised response to President Obama’s address.

    Capella gave a lengthy and unflattering statement about Rubio, a U.S. senator from Florida and Tea Party favorite. She admitted he is an attractive politician but one who would make life more difficult for seniors by supporting a plan to alter Medicare by reducing benefits.

    The truth was uncovered when the call was opened up to questions. The first query came from a Palm Beach Post reporter, who asked Wasserman Schultz if Capella was the same person listed as the head of the St. Johns Democratic Party.

    Wasserman Schultz paused for a moment but then said she would let Capella answer the question. Capella corrected the reporter, saying she’d stepped down from that role and is now represents the county as the party’s state committeewoman for St. Johns, located in northeastern Florida.”

    Hmmm, passing off a Democrat operative as a “concerned citizen” thinking no member of the press would catch on and call her out on it (admittedly, calling her out on it would be a surprise) is hardly the the type of “honesty” her acolytes defending her should rely upon.

  • Wasserman is an idiot

    Whats those two indentations on Wasserman’s chin?

  • harry houdini

    DWS talks to people that she doesn’t agree with by “sticking a finger in their face.” I am absolutely shocked that the DNC did not give her the boot.

  • tom k

    I truly hate the B—H,EVERYTIME SHE SMILES i WANNA PUT MY FIST IN IT.sHE IS ONE UGLY B—H.i WOULDNT DO HER IF SHE WAS THE LAST B—H ON EARTH,SHE IS A LIEING SACK OF S–T.sHE IS THE DEMOCRATS W—E,THAT THEY TROTT OUT WHEN THEY NEED A PROFESSIONAL LIER.

  • Stan Lee

    If DWS craves attention, her best bet is to verbally attack a man like Rubio who has more status in his liitle finger than DWS has ever had in all her days.
    She’ll get nowhere trying to vilify Rubio, but she is working out of the Democrat-Socialist playbook, which instructs its Marxists to try assassinating the character of anyone identified as a political opponent.
    If she didn’t do it, do you think even the left-wing newspapers or TV networks would bother with her? Character assassination represents her livelihood, she can’t live without it.
    Rubio is light-years better a human than creepy DWS!