|Debbie Wasserman-Schultz(D), Born September 27, 1966|
According to a CNN report, Obama praised her election, saying Wasserman Schultz “stays focused and accomplishes goals,” and telling Democrats, “Thanks for supporting Debbie. I know it will be a tough 18 more months but I know we’re going to get this thing done.”
Ironically, on the very day she was voted in as Chairperson for the DNC she made her historical mark by voting- "Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion."
Wasserman-Schultz is a longtime abortion advocate who has represented a Florida congressional district since 2005 from the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area. Before that she held a post in the Florida state House. After raising over $17 million in campaign contributions for her Democratic colleagues — the third most of any member of the House — party leaders chose her to become the Chief Deputy Whip.
Talking of the Republican stance on abortion- Debbie Wasserman-Schultz: Saying Life Begins at Conception Is ‘Extreme and Radical’
Voted NO on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)
Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
Voted YES on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
Voted NO on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
Emergency contraception for rape victims at all hospitals. (Sep 2006)
Rated 0% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-choice stance. (Dec 2006)
Provide emergency contraception at military facilities. (Apr 2007)
Ensure access to and funding for contraception. (Feb 2007)
Focus on preventing pregnancy, plus emergency contraception. (Jan 2009)
Reference: No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act; Bill H.3 ; vote number 11-HV292 on May 4, 2011
On the TEA Party- her immediate list of offensive tirades go on.
Recently Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, D-Fla., speaking in New Hampshire reminded her audience of the tragic Tucson shooting last year and also insinuated that the Tea Party, which she said regards political opponents as "the enemy," has enhanced divisiveness in Congress and had something to do with the shooting, at least indirectly. (This is an outrageous and irresponsible claim not based in any fact.)
"We need to make sure that we tone things down, particularly in light of the Tucson tragedy from a year ago, where my very good friend, Gabby Giffords -- who is doing really well, by the way, -- [was shot]," Wasserman-Schultz, the Democratic National Committee chair said during a "Politics and Eggs" forum this morning. "The discourse in America, the discourse in Congress in particular . . . has really changed, I'll tell you. I hesitate to place blame, but I have noticed it take a very precipitous turn towards edginess and lack of civility with the growth of the Tea Party movement."
Having brought up the Giffords attack as a political cudgel, Wasserman-Schultz doubled down on that attack. "You had town hall meetings that [the Tea Party] tried to take over, and you saw some their conduct at those town hall meetings," Wasserman-Schultz said- "When they come and disagree with you, you're not just wrong, you're the enemy."
Debbie Wasserman-Schultz: The Republican Debates Are "Appalling" Because They Are All "Busy Trying To Out Right-Wing Each Other".
Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, says that the DNC chairwoman "blamed the Republicans for the creation of Hamas etc."
In October of 2011, during a townhall meeting at a Jewish Community Center in Pembroke Pines, Florida, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz stated that Hamas and other Arab terrorist groups came to power because of former President George W. Bush’s push for democracy in “Gaza and West Bank,” and said “the rise of Hamas is thanks to quote -un-quote democracy.” She went on to say the Republican Platform supported Bush's actions. The Democratic National Committee chairwoman then asserted that the "Obama administration is keeping an ever-watchful eye on Arab Spring nations".
Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz(D) on the economy:
“We own the economy. We own the beginning of the turnaround and we want to make sure that we continue that pace of recovery, not go back to the policies of the past under the Bush administration that put us in the ditch in the first place”.
Wasserman-Schultz said Democrats aren’t in need of a new story to tell about the economy because they’ve put the right policies in place. “I don’t think it’s about what we say, it’s about what we do.”
Voted NO on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)
Voted YES on $192B additional anti-recession stimulus spending. (Jul 2009)
Voted YES on modifying bankruptcy rules to avoid mortgage foreclosures. (Mar 2009)
Voted YES on additional $825 billion for economic recovery package. (Jan 2009)
Voted YES on monitoring TARP funds to ensure more mortgage relief. (Jan 2009)
Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
Voted YES on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
Voted YES on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
Voted YES on revitalizing severely distressed public housing. (Jan 2008)
Voted YES on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
Member of House Budget Committee. (Mar 2011)
Voted YES on instituting National Service as a new social invention. (Mar 2009)
Voted YES on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
Her common thread in most her public appearances is to paint Republicans and the Republican Platform as "radical" - "politically incorrect" and "subversive". Her projection is in fact what her party really is and has become her historical mantra.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz along with her cohort Barack Hussein Obama II are the two most powerful enemies to our Republican Platform and cause in and outside the Washington, DC beltway.
It is our duty twice this year to send these two people a loud and clear message that there is no room for them in our lives or business.
Contributor, Ray Akins