Monday, March 22, 2010
Wasserman Schultz calls Issa on GOP lies
I love Debbie Wasserman Schultz. She's an astute eloquent young lady who easily walks circles around these dunderhead Republicans. She's poised and articulate, smart and focused. She can chew those lying Republicans up and spit them out without betting an eye.
The video I originally posted, which I got off of CNN, is not nearly as good as the one at CrooksandLiars:
Following the vote on the health care bill, Wolf Blitzer talks to Rep. Darrell Issa and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Issa claims that the Republicans were "shut out of the process from the very beginning" and Wasserman Schultz calls him out on it.
Schultz: That is just a brazenly false statement. From the very beginning...
Issa: Is that like you lied?
Schultz: No, it's a brazenly false (crosstalk). With all due respect there are two hundred amendments that were offered and accepted by Republicans, offered by Republicans and accepted by Democrats and incorporated into this bill. This is a bill that is bipartisan in content, unfortunately not bipartisan in the outcome of the votes. We gave every opportunity over and over again and the American people saw a President in Obama extend his hand and saw Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Reid ask Republicans repeatedly to sit down with the rest of the negotiating table and we were repeatedly rejected.
After Issa pretends like they would have used the amendment process for anything other than trying to either stall or shut down the bill being passed and Blitzer repeating his Republican talking points about major pieces of social legislation never being passed without bipartisan support Schultz comes back again.
Schultz: It passed without any Republican support by their choice.
She then pointed out David Frum's statement when he called the Republicans failing to cooperate in negotiating on the health care bill the GOP's Waterloo.
Issa then goes on to pretend like the GOP cares about jobs and if I'm not mistaken it sounds like he was just praising that evil Canadian socialized medicine.
Our Democratic women have brains and class. No two ways about it. I'd love to see Wasserman Schulz take on Bachman or Palin.