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Thu May 26, 2016, 09:47 AM

Don't Let the Doorknob Hit Ya


via truthdig:


Rumors of a Coup Against DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Circulate on Capitol Hill
Posted on May 25, 2016


On Tuesday evening, Politico reported that a coup attempt was in the works against Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Shultz. By Wednesday, her prospects weren’t looking a great deal brighter.

Worse, some high-ranking peers in her party weren’t exactly rushing to her rescue, according to CNN and Politico, who canvassed several key Democrats in and around Congress.

First, this from CNN:

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, one of Hillary Clinton’s leading supporters on Capitol Hill, told CNN Wednesday that Wasserman Schultz is seen by supporters of Bernie Sanders as “part of the problem.” She said the Florida congresswoman is playing a “starring role” ahead of the Democratic National Convention in July, which is unusual for someone in her position.

“I think this will all get worked out over time,” she said. “The role of the DNC chair is always a supportive role, not a starring role, and I think that, because of what has occurred, it’s hard for her to avoid a starring role.”

Two senior members of the Senate Democratic leadership team—Chuck Schumer of New York and Debbie Stabenow of Michigan—refused to say Wednesday whether they have full confidence in Wasserman Schultz.

Meanwhile, three Democrats with ties to the party’s power centers—President Barack Obama, Clinton and Sanders—made clear that few are rooting for Wasserman Schultz’s survival at the DNC.

“If this is the one thing that provides unity, they would take that trade,” said one senior Democratic strategist, who has spoken to the White House. “Nobody is rushing to keep her.”


Another Democratic adviser close to Clinton said “there is an exhaustion that comes with dealing with her.” ...................(more)

http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/rumors_of_a_coup_against_dnc_chair_debbie_wasserman_schultz_20160525




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Thu May 26, 2016, 09:49 AM

1. Good. eom

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Thu May 26, 2016, 10:45 AM

2. LOL, Hillary is sacrificing Debbie now...

in the hope that Sanders' supporters will enthusiastically throw money & votes over her carcass.

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Thu May 26, 2016, 10:47 AM

3. Let's see what happens.

I don't have a lot of faith in DWS. One wonders if losing a party chair in an election year would have any blow back, or whether that blow back would be better than keeping her in the position.

Myself, I think she has to go, regardless of consequences.

R&


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Thu May 26, 2016, 10:48 AM

4. Claire is too!

 

All of the establishment democrats.

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