How do all the “feminists” in the Democratic Party (male and female) deal with in-fighting like the kind being reported this week out of their Nevada state convention: delegates throwing chairs and fists, and even threatening each other with death?
They find a woman to blame, of course!
And who better than Debbie Wasserman Schultz?
Expect cries to “sexism” to follow and further divide the already deeply split Democrats, as reports surface that she’s being set up as what some would see as a scapegoat.
Wasserman Schultz, the Democratic National Committee chairwoman, is a familiar face (and hairstyle) on the “Sunday shows,” but her real job is supposedly to keep the party focused and professional, not draw attention to herself by criticizing one of the candidates — that is, Bernie Sanders.
According to Politico.com:
The latest controversy roiling the Democratic Party showed no signs of abating Wednesday, as Bernie Sanders’ campaign put the onus of the rift splitting Democrats on Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s failed leadership, accusing her of “throwing shade” on the Vermont senator from the beginning. (…)
Appearing on CNN on Wednesday morning, Wasserman Schultz said Sanders’ statement [condemning the violence in Nevada] wasn’t good enough. “With all due respect, when there is a ‘but’ in between condemnation of violence generally, and after the word ‘but’ you go on to seemingly justify the reason that the violence and intimidation has occurred, then that falls short of making sure that going forward this kind of conduct doesn’t occur in the future,” she said. (…)
Jeff Weaver, Sanders’ campaign manager, said, “It’s been pretty clear almost from the get-go that she has been working against Bernie Sanders — I mean, there’s no doubt about it — for personal reasons,” he said, again ticking through the criticisms he launched earlier but this time adding that the chairwoman “appointed really hostile Hillary Clinton partisans” to head standing committees, too.
“Debbie Wasserman Schultz has really been a divider and not really provided the kind of leadership that the Democratic Party needs,” he said.
Clearly, many in the Democratic Party are pushing for Wasserman Schultz’s dismissal. Because that’s what every political party should do just months before one of the most important elections in American history, of course: Fire its long time chairman and undergo the arduous and distracting process of finding a replacement.
Why concentrate on getting out the vote and winning the White House when instead, you can turn your party into The Jerry Springer Show?
The Republicans must be hoping all this Democratic infighting will last through to November.