By Javier ManjarresOn the heels of U.S. Senator Jim DeMint’s announcement that he would be resigning from the Senate in January 2013, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz appeared on Current TV’s Eliot Spitzer show to opine on DeMint’s sudden resignation from the U.S. Senate to become the president of the Heritage Foundation.
Wasserman Schultz always keeps her ‘Extremist Card’ handy for opportune times like this whenever she is afforded a chance to disingenuously mischaracterize ‘grassroots-tea party’ Americans as “extremists.”
Remember when Wasserman Schultz embraced the Occupy Wall Street movement? Is it fair to call that movement “extreme” considering the numerous murders, rapes and destruction of property that has been connected to Occupy’s activities and protests?
I think Senator DeMint clearly sees that the Tea Party is not a growth industry. He had an election that just passed that did not see the ranks of the Tea Party members expand, the Senate candidates that he expected to be very likely to join him in the Senate were rejected in red states by voters who simply know extremism is not the way that we need to go forward.
I think when Jim DeMint looked around, he saw a future where he would be standing by himself very often, and likely be facing a even greater dwindly number of tea party advocates and allies. –Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz