There’s perhaps no greater sign that the Democrats aren’t serious about taking back Congress and/or the White House than the fact that they don’t keep Debbie Wasserman Schultz shackled to a radiator in Imran Awan’s old “office” in the Rayburn building, unable to speak to the media. The reason the Dems caved on the funding bill standoff was simple: They realized that shutting down the federal government and not paying members of the U.S. military looked pretty damn bad when most people knew it was all about trying to serve the cause of people in the U.S. illegally, eventually padding Dem voter rolls. It was an across-the-board “fail” for Dems — or, as Debbie Wasserman Schultz puts it — “potential for momentum”:
“We have been dealing with this Trump shutdown because of the complete ineptitude of this president and Republican leadership,” Schultz said. “We are still kicking the can down the road because Republicans won’t come to the table.”
“Congresswoman, I hear you on your frustration with the president, but I’m asking about the leader of your party on the Senate side. Did he cave?” Baldwin asked.
Schultz avoided answering the question.
“You know, every senator has to make their own decision about whether this exclusively Senate deal is something they’re comfortable with,” Schultz replied.
Schultz explained her reasons for blaming Republicans but Baldwin brought the conversation back to Schumer.
“What one thing can you point out that the Democrats, that Leader Schumer, what one thing did he get from Republicans to justify shutting down the government in the first place?” Baldwin asked.
“The one thing I would say that he did get is the potential for momentum,” Schultz said. “I am certainly hopeful that’s what occurs.”
Yes Dems, please encourage DWS to go on TV as a spokesperson for the party as often as possible. She provides the DNC the “potential for momentum” (to lose even more congressional seats).