The Democrat Party’s long-knives are once again out for Congresswoman and DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D), who has done everything she was asked to do, by pushing her party’s agenda, and raising the donations needed to win elections.A recent Politico story excoriates Wasserman Schultz as being the black sheep of the Democrat Party that President Barack Obama and other only tolerate have grown tired of her behavior and antics.
According to the story, Wasserman Schultz is all but excluded from party meetings and briefings with President Obama
When Kaine was DNC chairman during the president’s first year in office, he had a monthly lunch with Obama on the calendar (although not all of the lunches actually occurred as planned). Wasserman Schultz demurred when asked if it would be fair to characterize her as speaking “regularly” with the president.
According to multiple people familiar with the president, Obama’s opinion of Wasserman Schultz was sealed back in 2011. Shortly after becoming chairwoman, she pushed hard for a meeting with the president that she kicked off by complaining that she had been blocked from hiring the daughter of a donor — who’d been on staff in her congressional office — as a junior staffer to be the DNC’s Jewish community liaison.Obama summed up his reaction to staff afterward: “Really?”-Politico
When asked about his relationship with Wasserman Schultz, Obama and his White House could only find enough ink to put out a statement praising the entire DNC, and not specifically addressing the status of the relationship between Obama and Wasserman Schultz.
“The president’s foremost political goal is helping Democrats do well in the midterms — and Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is doing a great job in that effort,” said White House spokesman Eric Schultz.
“The president is grateful for all of the hard work being done by the entire team at the DNC. He fully recognizes the value of their work, and that’s why he has worked so hard to support them.”
President Obama and the Democrat Party need a scapegoat and Wasserman Schultz seems to be it, again.Call it what you want, but this to me is their version of the “War on Women,” as they line up the party’s bus tires to run over one of their most loyal servants.
Back in April 2012, Shark Tank first reported on this rift between President Obama and Wasserman Schultz after a close source to Wasserman Schultz- someone familiar to her relationship with the president-spilled the beans about the tension between the two.
The source told the Shark Tank that, “she (Wasserman Schultz) was not the first choice,” and that Wasserman Schultz feverishly lobbied her case of being a sitting ‘Jewish’congresswoman in a very safe Democratic district. According to the source, Obama was pressured into picking Wasserman Schultz because she impressed upon him that he needed her as a loyal foot soldier to run cover him and shore up his dwindling support with the Jewish voters as well as with women.
But while Obama has been able to rely on Wasserman Schultz to carry his water, the President has grown increasingly annoyed with the polarizing manner in which she attacks her political opposition-a style that has galvanized her Republican opponents and chased many of those coveted ‘Independents’ away.
Obama, who told Wasserman Schultz,” it’s not about you , its about me,” had to have “discussions” with the DNC Chairwoman about her leadership approach, and at one point , Obama felt the need to remind who she worked for.“Don’t forget you work for me.”-President Barack Obama
The National Journal then followed the Shark Tank’s lead in June 2012 with a story pointing out Wasserman Schultz’s rock road to the helm of the DNC.
When Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida was tapped last year to lead the Democratic National Committee, it seemed like the latest ascension for a fast-rising star destined for even higher positions. Some stumbles and an apparent falling out of favor with the White House had changed that calculus. Now it looks like it could be changing again.
Because public opinion polls showed that Republicans were in position to possibly put a big hurt on the White House’s chances of reelection, as well as winning more seats in the House of Representatives, Wasserman Schultz’s head was on the political chopping block.
Wasserman Schultz retained her job at the DNC after proving she could raise money for the party, not to mention the abiliity to galvanize the Democrat base and who turn them out in droves to reelect President Obama and minimize the damage Republicans did in the U.S. Congress.
This is just one of the ugly faces of politics, and Wasserman Schultz knows it. I suspect that she will gracefully step down as DNC Chairwoman after the 2014 mid-term elections.