DNC boss Debbie Wasserman Schultz – known to some conservatives as “Debbie Downer” for her outrageous and inflammatory rhetoric – has struck again.
This time, the Florida Democrat falsely claimed Republicans in the House are trying to impose a dictatorship for representing their constituents and doing what they promised to do when they ran for office.
“Aren’t we at the point where the closer we get to chaos, the more concern that there should be about coming to the table and compromising with Democrats?” Wasserman Schultz asked, according to a report at Politico.
“This is not leadership. This is almost like dictatorship. I know they want to force the outcome that … their extremists would like to impose. But they are getting ready to spark panic and chaos, and they seem to be OK with that. And it’s just really disappointing, and potentially devastating,” she added.
Apparently, Wasserman Schultz does not understand the definition of “dictatorship.”
According to dictionary.com, a “dictatorship” is defined as:
1. a country, government, or the form of government in which absolute power is exercised by a dictator.
2. absolute, imperious, or overbearing power or control.
3. the office or position held by a dictator.
Wasserman Schultz, however, seems to be okay with President Obama wishing he could make decisions and change laws unilaterally – like a dictator.
A post at the conservative blog Hot Air notes:
Thus it came to be that a guy who continues to ignore the War Powers Act over the objections of his own lawyers and is prone to saying stuff like “the idea of doing things on my own is very tempting” sent out his top party flack to mumble about dictatorship. Is that the dumbest part of this? Or is the dumbest part the fact that she chose to offer this ode to Republican obstructionism on a day when Boehner’s moved heaven and earth to get his caucus to agree to a moderate, compromise-ready debt bill? Actually, I think the dumbest part is her warning about the GOP causing chaos just as House Democrats have started chattering in earnest about Obama’s nonexistent Fourteenth Amendment option to raise the debt ceiling unilaterally (i.e. dictatorship!), which would do more to wreak fiscal and legal chaos than anything the GOP’s come up with.
But a group of Republicans trying to keep the country solvent in the face of an intrasigent socialist Administration – to Wasserman Schultz – is equivalent to a “dictatorship.”
Specifically, Wasserman Schultz cited a movie clip House Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) had played Tuesday during a closed-door meeting of the House Republican Conference. The brief clip was from “The Town,” and Republicans said it was intended to send the message that “we’re all in this together.”
This, to Wassserman Schultz, meant that Republicans want to hurt people:
“They start the day with trying to incite their caucus with, essentially, violent movie clips – pushing their people to inflict pain and hurt people,” she whined.
She falsely claimed Democrats have been ready to compromise with Republicans on the debt issue, but all liberal Democrats have done is make one false claim after another while insisting on increased taxes. The House Republicans, on the other hand, have produced one plan after another to responsibly raise the debt ceiling coupled with spending cuts and caps.
Democrats, however, have produced nothing but shrill demagoguery combined with smoke and mirrors.
To these liberals, “extremism” is balancing the budget and living within our means.
This is part of the reason Florida Republican Allen West called Wasserman Schultz the “most vile, unprofessional and despicable” member of the House.
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