Democratic National Committee
Could Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) be in trouble? It seems like stretch to take out the chair of the Democratic National Committee, but a recent poll shows her Republican challenger, Karen Harrington, within 5 points, via Javier at the Shark Tank:
Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz might want to consider heading back down to South Florida to defend her congressional seat if she’s hoping to get re-elected. Karen Harrington, Wasserman Schultz’ Republican opponent has just released an internal poll she commissioned that has her well within striking distance of Wasserman Schultz.
The Gravis Strategies poll of 385 likely voters in the Democrat-leaning 23rd congressional district in Florida has Harrington a mere 4.5% points behind Wasserman Schultz- within the 5% margin of error. The D+11 congressional district is in a traditional South Florida Democratic stronghold, but Republicans and Independents combined outnumber Democrats.
Remember that video that played during the Democratic National Convention that exhalted government, claiming that it “is the only thing we all belong to?” Well, President Barack Obama’s campaign is trying to back away from it:
An Obama aide emailed BuzzFeed disavowing involvement in the video: “The video in question was produced and paid for by the host committee of the city of Charlotte. It’s neither an OFA nor a DNC video, despite what the Romney campaign is claiming. It’s time for them to find a new target for their faux outrage.”
The executive director of the host committee also said that the video was unaffiliated with both the campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
Hasn’t the last four years proved to us that President Obama and his apologists in Congress will come up with a new government-run or funded solution for every perceived economic or social ill?
It may be true that the video is unaffiliated with the party, but does anyone really believe for a second that the video would have been played without approval from the Democratic National Committee and/or Obama’s campaign? And does anyone doubt that the video represents the feelings of most Democrats?
The folks at Revealing Politics went around Charlotte, where the Democratic National Convention was held, and asked convention-goers what they thought about being owned by the federal government:
DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz (DWS) has ignited a firestorm by claiming that a conservative columnist misquoted her. The Washington Post, far from anything approaching a conservative news agency, summed it up well:
Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s false accusation of a misquote
“That comment was reported by a conservative newspaper. It’s not surprising that they would deliberately misquote me.”
— Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz during Fox News interview, Sept. 4, 2012
Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Tuesday denied a report from Washington Examiner columnist Philip Klein, who quoted the Florida congresswoman as saying that Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren described Republican policies toward Israel as “dangerous” for the Jewish state.
The problem? Well, you see, Klein didn’t misquote her at all. In fact, Klein has actually posted audio, noting:
Below, find the audio of what she said on Monday, which I’m confident demonstrates that I quoted her accurately in my story. The relevant part starts around the 28-second mark.
After listening to the audio, you can check out the clip above of her on Fox News saying she was “deliberately” misquoted, and judge for yourself.
All the cards are on the table today in Wisconsin as voters head to the polls, after millions of dollars in ads and endless canvassing by activists from both sides, to cast their ballot in the recall election between Gov. Scott Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.
The recall, initiated as a response to reforms to the collective bargaining agreements with public-sector unions, has been somewhat of a headache for Wisconsin Democrats and labor unions. They’ve received little to no help from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Democratic Governors Association (DGA). And as a result of Walker’s reforms, labor unions have seen a sharp decrease in membership.
Democrats have been managing expectations in the race, indicating that they saw the writing on the wall that Walker would win, but a new poll from Public Policy Polling, a Democratic firm that does polling for the Daily Kos, shows that the race may be closer than previously thought:
A Public Policy Polling survey released Monday shows Walker with the support of 50 percent of likely voters, ahead of Milwaukee Mayor Barrett at 47 percent.
But Walker’s support is down from a 50-to-45 percent edge in the same poll conducted three weeks ago and down from the 7-point 52-45 lead Walker held in a Marquette Law poll released last week.
In what could have been an ad from one of the rival campaigns for the GOP nomination, the Democratic National Committee unloaded on Mitt Romney for two specific position changes; abortion and taking his bad health insurance reform idea national, which was done via ObamaCare:
Here is the longer version of the ad, which offers more insight into why Romney is viewed as a candidate without any core beliefs: