One year after the tragic shooting in Tucson, Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and DNC Chair proves herself to be nothing if not dogged by bitterly clinging to the tea party did it meme.
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., speaking in New Hampshire this morning, 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.
“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 they tried to take over, and you saw some their conduct at those tea party meetings,” Wasserman Schultz said today. “When they come and disagree with you, you’re not just wrong, you’re the enemy.”
Hesitate? Debbie Downer displayed all the hesitation of Barry Sanders hitting the "A" gap.
But let's take her at her word and see how that new civility she has been wishing for has been working out.
Here's the scene a couple of days ago in Indiana where the contentious "Right o Work" bill passed the House Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee by an 8-5 vote on party lines.
The gavel had barely fell ending the session when the
"Tarred and feathered and run out of town"
Remember gang, whether it's invoking a tragedy in the most shameless of manner to score cheap political points or thoughtful chin-stroking to make yourself appear post-partisan, these calls for civility are largely just code-speak for the political class' desire for you to keep your trap shut.