Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz To Chair DNC

Replacing Democratic National Committee chairman Tim Kaine, who announced today he’s gonna run for a U.S. Senate seat, will be Obama lover and Florida U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz. And because this sort of thing is important to you, it looks like she voted the way you would want her to on all LGBT issues that came before her. (She even voted to investigate President GWB on possible impeachment for lying about the Iraq War. Atta girl!) Now have fun getting the DNC out of $18 million in debt, Ms. Fundraiser Lady, because I also hear there are folks who think you are not a competent person. Which goes with the territory?

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  • ronbo

    Will the anti-gay majority in DLC overpower our gal? Or is this a trick to raise funds from liberals and then cut our throats when it comes to actual change?

    From the DLC history books, I’d bet they will continue to use the carrot and give us the stick. And not in a good way!

    I’ve moved on from the Democratic party. It’s now the functional equivalent of the Republican party.

    Would you give money to the same group that supported and signed DADT and DOMA? President Clinton, much like President Obama, talked the talk but did not walk the walk – with GLBT rights.

    Who here is up for another Charlie Brown episode where Lucy tees up the ball, only to pull it away at the last second?

  • reason

    She is a solid pick to run the democratic party, competent, intelligent, media savvy, and a solid fundraiser. Compare the minorities that work their way into power in the democratic party with those placed in power from the republican party: Obama, Wasserman Schultz, Kagan, Sotomayor, Hillary, Pelosi…. v.s. Palin, Thomas, Bachmann, Steele etc. I will let you draw your own conclusions.

    She has a solid record on GBLT rights, and the presidents is pretty good in his own right. 2.33 years into his presidency Obama has done more for gay rights than any president in history even with reelection facing him in 2012, the resolve he has shown when it maybe a political liability is a testament to what his record will be if he is reelected in 2012 and freed from the political minefields of a first term. I am sure that evolving mindset on marriage will go from refusing to defend it in court, to full support of the equality that we should have never had to fight for. The GOP has shown its cards time and time again on our issues, the social truce just turned out to be one of their typical lies with them attacking all things social as budget riders that have nothing to do with the economy or state of our countries finances. We need to return democrats to power in the house, expand gains in the senate, and reelect Barrack Obama in 2012 to continue building on the progress in our community that we have made; I am excited to have Debbie leading the charge on that endeavor.

  • Damien

    I love her!

  • Jeffree

    @Reason: Very well said. Except to say “please keep posting here,” for once in my’life, I have nothing to add, lol.

  • gregger

    @ronbo: DLC? I know DNC, DCC. Democratic Lesbian Caucus? You tell me…….

  • Benji

    @gregger: That would be the Democratic Leadership Council. And there is no DCC. It’s the DCCC. Google can be fun, BTW.

  • NovaNardis

    @reason: Your reasoning for why DWS is a solid pick for the DNC is solid, and I agree 100%.

    OTOH, saying Obama is the best president for gays yet is meaningless. Bush supported civil unions, and there are several ways you can say Bush was a better president for LGBTs than Clinton. Our mantra is a relentless march of progress, or less politely that the old bigots are dying and being replaced by tolerant millenials. Should we celebrate Obama for not backtracking?

    Also, an incumbent president is ALWAYS facing re-election. Would it excuse Obama if he folded on LGBT rights in the face of re-election? Let us not forget it was the White House strategy team that almost got NO gay bills through the last Congress. Yeah we got DADT, but only at the last minute. That SHOULD have been the easy one. We should have gotten ENDA too, and could have gotten DOMA repealed if he fought for it. But he didn’t.

  • netnite

    Very smart choice.

  • Alan

    She proudly represents the wonderful town of Wilton Manors.

  • justiceontherocks

    @reason: Women are not “minorities.” They are 50.9 per cent of the US population. But congratulations on being dumb and sexist at the same time.

  • tjr101

    @NovaNardis:”Bush supported civil unions, and there are several ways you can say Bush was a better president for LGBTs than Clinton.”

    What planet do you live on?

  • Nick

    I love her too, but what’s wrong with her hair?

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