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Throwing bombs at Republicans is a lot easier than sitting down and offering a plan to prevent Medicare insolvency

From Glenn Reynolds, we get this bit of speculation from Ann Althouse, “Imagine if Anthony Weiner were a Republican. (I know, it’s such a hackneyed visualization, but it’s important here.) The liberal/lefty blogs would be shredding him mercilessly. I’m not saying Weiner’s not getting his hair mussed. But if he were a Republican, the feeding frenzy would be of a different magnitude entirely.

Well, there’s a more important story in the nets this weekend that’s not getting nearly as much attention as a tweet from Anthony Weiner and that’s a comment by his colleague from the Sunshine State, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the woman Obama tapped to head the Democratic National Committee.  I mentioned this yesterday, but today, let me give you the actual clip:

In response to Harry Smith’s query, where he points out that Medicare could be “could be insolvent in the next decade” and asks if the Democrats had a plan to fix Medicare in light of its looming insolvency, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee responds by attacking Republicans.  She doesn’t tell us what her party would do, but instead tells misrepresents the Republican plan.

If Moderator Harry Smith were like his former CBS colleague Katie Couric and he were dealing with a Republican woman rather than a Democratic one, he would have followed up and pressed her to answer the question.  But that’s not all, no, that’s not all.  After failing to answer whether or not her party had a plan, the DNC chair then had the gall to offer this:

I think Tea Party activists and Republican candidates elected to Congress by the Tea Party are finding that governing is hard. And that, you know, it’s easy to, you know, to– to throw bombs and– and to be incendiary. Not so easy to sit down and actually govern.

Um, Ms. Wasserman Schultz, you’re so committed to repeating your party’s talking points, then you fail to realize you just described your own rhetoric in that very interview. Your entire strategy on the Ryan plan has been to be incendiary and to throw bombs.  Meanwhile, most (if not all) of the Tea Party Republicans in Congress voted the Ryan plan.  An actual plan.  Voting for a plan is called governing, Ms. Wasserman Schultz.  Your party hasn’t even offered a budget.  Now, please do tell me, who are the ones throwing bombs and who are the folks sitting down and actually governing?

If you were governing Ms. Wasserman Schultz, you’d have been able to tell Mr. Smith just what your plan was instead of offering such an incendiary tone toward the Republican plan.

Democrats, the editorialists at the Washington Examiner write,

. . . have settled on a political strategy of isolating and attacking the Ryan plan instead of offering constructive solutions that could leave them open to attack. If history is any guide, this is a winning election strategy. But it is not necessarily responsible governance. The nation faces an unprecedented debt crisis that makes the problems in the health care system pale in comparison. Both former President Clinton and President Obama at least rhetorically acknowledge that the current and projected federal deficits are unsustainable.

And while throwing bombs, Ms. Wassserman Schultz accuses Republicans of throwing bombs.   How does she plan to sit down and actually govern?  She hasn’t let on.  If she were a Republican, a CBS reporter who didn’t get an answer to his question might follow up.

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  1. Her tactics aside, Wassy needs a new look. Maybe she can talk to Hillary’s consultants, they do a good job.

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — May 31, 2011 @ 1:45 pm - May 31, 2011

  2. If you were governing Ms. Wasserman Schultz, you’d have been able to tell Mr. Smith just what your plan was instead of offering such an incendiary tone toward the Republican plan.

    No she wouldn’t. This is all she does. That and looking stupid as hell. For example:

    (CNSNews.com) – Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz denounced Republicans last week for believing illegal immigration “should in fact be a crime.”

    http://tinyurl.com/3stnwha

    DURP!!!

    She’s followed Howard Dean’s example on how to look dumb as shit and then perfected it.

    Comment by TGC — May 31, 2011 @ 1:58 pm - May 31, 2011

  3. Every time this woman opens her mouth, she just repeats the same talking points over and over and over and over. she reminds me of a parrot. If she ever gets backed into a corner, she starts blaming Republicans and completely dodges the question. She is even worse than Barney Frank. I think she is just plain dumb and unintelligent and thinks that her big mouth will make up for it.

    Comment by Casey — May 31, 2011 @ 2:43 pm - May 31, 2011

  4. Peroxide hag just needs to keep talking; she’s taking her own knife for the Republicans & stabbing herself mercilessly.

    Comment by Sebastian Shaw — May 31, 2011 @ 3:19 pm - May 31, 2011

  5. And I can say that she doesn’t allow criticism on her FB page. The Space Cadet will, though only in comments. He doesn’t allow for people to post on his wall.

    Comment by TGC — May 31, 2011 @ 8:31 pm - May 31, 2011

  6. Of course we have to end Medicare “as we know it”… it cannot exist “as we know it” indefinitely. The issue is how to best manage the inevitable.

    Is W-S trying to out-stupid Ma’am?

    Comment by SoCalRobert — May 31, 2011 @ 9:16 pm - May 31, 2011

  7. This Schultz is a real piece of work. The Dems didn’t learn their lesson from the last nutcase the picked, Howard Dean, so they’ve decided to repeat their mistake.

    I’ll be our gain.

    Comment by Tom the Redhunter — May 31, 2011 @ 9:48 pm - May 31, 2011

  8. I think she is crazier than Howard Dean. And at least his voice doesn’t make my skin crawl.

    Comment by Bruce (GayPatriot) — May 31, 2011 @ 10:06 pm - May 31, 2011

  9. Debbie, wanna talk about how Barry Obama swiped $500B from the Medicare budget to pay for his socialized healthcare fiasco? Isn’t taht more likely to diminish healthcare for the elderly than anything Paul Ryan does?
    Hows about when Barry O. said that, under his new plan, seniors might have to “just take an aspirin and go home” instead of being treated? Can we discuss that in light of your statements?

    Comment by DaveP. — June 1, 2011 @ 2:12 am - June 1, 2011

  10. The Wasserman Schultz DNC is blaming the current hard times on “two unfunded wars and the prescription drug plan.” They are going to beat that drum until it bleeds.

    The Democrat lemmings will fall in line with it and there will be a rabid cacophony of fervent agreement. That is their story and they will stick to it.

    The Democrats can not “ungrow” government because it violates their one and only principle which is that the nanny state knows best. Furthermore, they must pander and spend government money and services on the “independents” in order to buy their votes.

    So, Wasserman-Schultz and the rest of her sorry lot must curse and blame the character of all Republicans and pander away to the masses who will whore their votes for small cabbage.

    Comment by Heliotrope — June 1, 2011 @ 10:30 am - June 1, 2011

  11. Her last name sounds like a gynecological procedure. “We don’t know why you have that painful itching down there. We’ll have to perform a Wasserman-Schultz test.”

    Comment by V the K — June 1, 2011 @ 11:01 am - June 1, 2011

  12. Now she gets a False rating from The Stalingrad Times:

    http://politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2011/jun/01/debbie-wasserman-schultz/debbie-wasserman-schultz-says-ryan-medicare-plan-w/

    Comment by TGC — June 1, 2011 @ 6:05 pm - June 1, 2011

  13. Put a picture of Wasserman-Schultz next to Anthony Weiner and tell me they were not separated at birth. The Wasserman-Schultz-Weiner twins together again. Let’s have a party.

    Comment by Heliotrope — June 1, 2011 @ 11:04 pm - June 1, 2011

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