Projection: Debbie Blabbermouth-Schultz Calls Someone Else Crazy

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 at 7:07 am

Imagine a Republican calling a female Democrat crazy. The media outrage machine would be in high gear, trembling over how awful the personal attacks have become. But when a high-ranking Democrat does it? They can barely stifle the yawns.

Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fla.) called Republican Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst an “onion of crazy” as the race there tightens.

Speaking at the Iowa state fair on Saturday, Wasserman-Schultz sought to tout Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa), who has been dropping in the polls, and portray Ernst as extreme.

“I know that this state is know for its wind energy, for corn, for soybeans, but that woman is an onion of crazy,” she said. “Every time you peel back a layer, you find something more disturbing about her views.”

Oh well, so much for civility.

She pointed to Ernst’s suggestion in January that President Obama should face “removal from office or impeachment,” a comment that Ernst has sought to walk back.

Wasserman-Schultz then called out Ernst’s May comment that “I do have reason to believe there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq,” which Ernst has also walked back.

In an interview with The Des Moines Register, though, Wasserman-Schultz acknowledged that Braley has faced some setbacks.

“Look, this is a campaign,” she said. “There are going to be ups and downs in campaigns.”

She said Iowa voters will ultimately choose Braley because of the “dramatic contrast” with Ernst.

Braley has been battling a Republican portrayal as an out of touch trial lawyer. The GOP has seized on a comment that surfaced in a video in March when Braley told a group of lawyers in Texas that Sen. Chuck Grassley  (R) is “a farmer from Iowa who never went to law school.”

Still more than two months to go before the Democrats are crushed at the polls. It’s only going to get a whole lot uglier.

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4 Responses to “Projection: Debbie Blabbermouth-Schultz Calls Someone Else Crazy”

  1. Motown Mope- now with more simmering anger! on 18/18/14 at 10:45 am

    An “onion of crazy”?

    Rich, coming from…

    the turnip of hideousness.
    The kumquat of dumb.
    The tuber of dopery.
    The yam of yuck.
    The beet root of braindead.
    The squash of stupidity.

    And so on.

  2. jasmer on 18/18/14 at 10:48 am

    Saddam Hussein’s Iraq possessed and employed NBC munitions? How Bizarre! How Ludicrous!

    All those Sarin rounds I saw in Iraq must have been imaginary, caused by Imperialist AmeriKKKan depleted uranium.

  3. nickshaw on 18/18/14 at 10:52 am

    I only want to know why Ernst is walking back her comments.
    Who cares what Waterstain Shitz has to say?

  4. SocietyIs2Blame on 18/18/14 at 11:34 am

    Same as nickshaw – why does she keep walking back comments ? Either don’t say it or stick by it. Once is a gaffe, twice or more means you shouldn’t be running for office. A candidates job is to have opinions and tell people about them – how f-ing hard is that ? Spend the damned time thinking through what your positions are in detail, over and over, and don’t get cute and try to ad-lib when they jam a mic in your grill. Have a script and stick to it until you’re a practiced pro, at least. We need to raise the bar and stop giving people three cheers for parroting a few Madisonian slogans and Palin speeches. Politics takes work and that work is thinking and speaking – over and over, with a consistent message. Boo-hoo, it’s boring and tedious. But it keeps you from inadvertantly letting a troll like DWS score points on you and making your own side look foolish. Get it together or get out.