Wasserman Schultz Booed Off Stage By Florida Delegation . . . But Given Job By Clinton Campaign

Wasserman SchultzHillary_Clinton_Testimony_to_House_Select_Committee_on_BenghaziFormer Democratic Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was booed of the stage by the Florida delegates today as anger continued to rise over emails showing that the DNC actively undermined Bernie Sanders and sought to rig the primaries for Hillary Clinton.  Yet, in coming DNC interim chair (and Clinton supporter) Donna Brazile is calling for Wasserman Schultz to have a role at the convention as a reward for her past work.  In an equally tone deaf response, Clinton has given Wasserman Schultz a formal job with her campaign — as opposed to the informal job that her critics have long alleged.  The fact is that Wasserman Schultz has from the start been the most controversial DNC chair in the party’s history — well before the entrance of Bernie Sanders.  Her tenure has been divisive and destructive for the party.  The effort to reward her by party insiders like Brazile and bring her into the Clinton campaign only reaffirms the disconnect with voters.

Wasserman Schultz discussed her new role for the Clinton campaign as delegated booed her and chanted “shame” over the now confirmed secret campaign for Clinton at the DNC.  She will be the honorary chair of her campaign’s 50-state program.  Clinton heralded the past work and future role of Wasserman Schultz:

“I want to thank my longtime friend Debbie Wasserman Schultz for her leadership of the Democratic National Committee over the past five years.  I am grateful to Debbie for getting the Democratic Party to this year’s historic convention in Philadelphia, and I know that this week’s events will be a success thanks to her hard work and leadership. . . . There’s simply no one better at taking the fight to the Republicans than Debbie–which is why I am glad that she has agreed to serve as honorary chair of my campaign’s 50-state program to gain ground and elect Democrats in every part of the country, and will continue to serve as a surrogate for my campaign nationally, in Florida, and in other key states.

“I look forward to campaigning with Debbie in Florida and helping her in her re-election bid–because as President, I will need fighters like Debbie in Congress who are ready on day one to get to work for the American people.”

 

I would think that this is stating the obvious but the Clinton people might have wanted to wait a bit before giving Wasserman Schultz a position with the campaign when delegates are protesting that she was working for the campaign all along.  One look at the Florida delegation (which is Wasserman Schultz’s most supportive group) confirms that obvious point:

 

222 thoughts on “Wasserman Schultz Booed Off Stage By Florida Delegation . . . But Given Job By Clinton Campaign”

  1. SMM,Here’s the whole quote: “Blouise,

    I don’t disagree with you about the CIA or DHS as well as a host of other entities such as JSOC and private mercenary corporations along with financial criminals through whom weapons are passed and money is laundered. I have already stated that I feel the only way to get to the shadow govt. is through the elected govt. That means the complete withdraw of consent/support to any elected official that supports or commits war and financial crimes. It also means banding together as citizens in peaceful groups such as OWS to restore our rights. It can also include affirmatively supporting someone like Rocky Anderson or any other politician who will take on the shadow govt. and refuses to commit/support war and financial crimes.

    My question becomes, what is your suggesting for restoring the rule of law and restraining the CIA and DHS?”

    WOW, that is just an awful thing to say and is definitely pushing for Rocky Anderson all the way and not suggesting there may be other people to vote for in any way. I am so ashamed of what I wrote–NOT!

  2. 10 Reasons The US Is No Longer The Land Of The … – Jonathan Turley
    https://jonathanturley.org/2012/01/…/10-reasons-the-u-s-is-no-longer-the-land-of-the-fr…
    Jan 15, 2012 – In 2011, Obama renewed these powers, including allowing secret … the power before the Supreme Court — a power described by Justice Anthony ….. You qualify twice. Jill says: 1, January 15, 2012 at 11:37 am. mespo, ….. It can also include affirmatively supporting someone like Rocky Anderson or any …Here is another reference, Jill. I won’t call you a liar as you did me. Maybe you are a bit forgetful.

  3. ” I’m voting for Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party …. there and I wish you well in your efforts to try to stop it before it too turns into a perversion of “democracy”. Jill says:.” I googled it and this is what came up, Jill. I do not have time to go through the archives .I do have a life. If you want to say it was another Jill, that is fine. I don’ care.

  4. @PaulCS

    I was 8 years old in 1993. I hadn’t heard of the FBI file things either before this. I knew the Clintons were crooked, but I didn’t know it was that far back and that widespread. My goodness, are the Democrats who still support her just crazy???

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

    1. Squeeky – Travelgate was right after they entered office. They were hardly in the door.

  5. That is from Kasich not a dem. Kasich was certainly prescient when he made this last December.

  6. You can spin this however you want, Squeeky. Maybe a few on the far far left will buy it. I think Trump shot himself in the foot at the most inopportune time. He was climbing a bit in the polls. Now it looks like Trump and Putin have given the Clinton campaign a huge gift. Maybe Mark Cuban was right about Trump when he said that Trump did not really want to be president.

  7. https://www.buzzfeed.com/tariniparti/paul-ryan-spokesman-putin-should-stay-out-of-this-election?utm_term=.ru878NdGm9#.ebYxMGo1A2 “WASHINGTON —” As Donald Trump calls on Russia to find and expose his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton’s emails, congressional Republicans are pushing back and bashing Russia’s leader Vladamir Putin.

    In a statement, Speaker Paul Ryan’s spokesman Brendan Buck said: “Russia is a global menace led by a devious thug. Putin should stay out of this election.”

    During a press conference Wednesday morning, Trump essentially encouraged cyber espionage against Clinton. “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” he said. “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.”

    The GOP presidential nominee later doubled down on his statement.”

  8. http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/07/donald-trump-asks-vladimir-putin-to-help-him-win.html “Among the many, many things that Donald Trump has said that should probably disqualify him from the presidency, arguing that a key foreign rival should commit a cyberattack against the former secretary of state and potential president is possibly one of the most dangerous of all. ” Is Trump calling for espionage? Kinda feel sorry for Mike Pence.

    1. Squeeky – thanks for the film. They have been involved in so many cons it is hard to remember them all.

  9. When Genghis Khan had to make important decisions he called for a khuriltai. All Mongol tribes who had sworn allegiance to him without exception were invited to attend this Mongol caucus which sometimes lasted several days or longer. Genghis made sure that there would be enough tents, food, fresh horses, and entertainment such that no tribe could argue that it could not afford to attend. When I compare that to the abominations of our caucuses I can only conclude that the khuriltai was more democratic and less elitist that our caucuses which are patently undemocratic, elitist, and more often than not nasty donnybrooks.
    At the recent meetings of the Democratic platform committee it was proposed that closed primaries ought to be outlawed but apparently not a peep about the more undemocratic and elitist caucuses. That was hypocritical.
    Of course the national party cannot force a state to change from caucus to primary. However, I believe that the following can be done. The party will seat the caucus delegates at the convention but they cannot participate in any vote. None. They will be merely observers and report later to the party of their state. Undemocratic? Sure but I favor the khuriltai system.

  10. I have no use for HRC or DWS. Political whores like these 2 just don’t get it. The world is changing and they just don’t see it. How do you think Trump and Sanders got all those votes in the primaries. I just want to take a minute to tell all of you folks who chime in here that I really look forward to read your postings. Whether I agree with you or not. This is what this country is about. Look forward to future postings.

  11. Autumn-
    LBJ and Churchill may in fact have been *******s, but they had experience, policy positions, and accomplishments in key areas.
    I don’t think being an ******* is either a necessary, or a sufficient, quality for political leaders.
    I see both candidates as **×!!##**/**#s. Neither are exactly fresh faces….Trump has specialized at self promotion/ self aggrandizement for 35-40 years.
    Hillary has a record, a resume if you will, and it is a lousy one.
    I rate them as equally qualified as far being *******s, but that characteristic gets them no points as far as I’m concerned.

  12. In good conscience I cannot vote for any of the candidates. There are plenty of others who cannot stand what the DNC/RNC have to offer (and I do not like enough of the Green or Libertarian tickets to go that way either). Everyone who feels betrayed and corralled into voting for HRC or Trump should write in None of the Above. None of the Above would win. The whole cycle will start over again and hopefully then someone balanced will rise. Elizabeth Warren and Rand Paul? At least it would not be a partisan ticket and those two would probably try to work together.

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