Tales of a Democratic Fabulist

Immediately following the start of her tenure as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FLA) chose the path of deception over collected leadership. She revealed to the public the insidiousness with which she intended to further loot the long-gone confidence of citizens in their government when she claimed on national television that Republicans “want to literally drag us all the way back to Jim Crow laws—and very transparently—block access to the polls to voters who are more likely to vote for Democratic candidates than Republican candidates.” By uttering those words, Wasserman Schultz began her seemingly effortless yet painfully distressing climb to the crown of her political theatre. Her equating of state legislatures’ requiring voters to show identification with legislation that mandated segregated schools and drinking fountains raised immediate and forceful opposition, even from key Democratic players, impelling a retraction from Wasserman Schultz. In her defense, unsurprisingly, arose Democratic strategist and top Obama adviser David Axelrod, who claimed that the President and his team were pleased with Wasserman Schultz’s performance and had no second thoughts about her leadership. Such weakness from the President’s team which once preached a post-partisan command of the country—divine morality exalted—represents but the arrant failings of a Democratic leadership which knows not when to cast the throes of bickering for level-headed governance nor what demeanor to apply when faced with the specter...

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