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Wasserman Schultz Says Tea Party Agenda “Not a Reflection” of her Congressional District

By Javier Manjarres

During a interview with the spanish-language television network Univision, DNC Chair/Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was asked by anchor Sandra Peebles if she felt her congressional seat was “safe.”  Congresswoman Schultz appeared flustered and dodged the question which specifically inquired about the challenge posed from Republican primary front-runner Karen Harrington.

Wasserman-Schultz seemed a bit caught off guard, which likely caused her to pivot back to her predictable talking points and assert the candidates running in the Republican primary in Florida’s 20th Congressional district are “very focused on the agenda of the Tea Party”, and  ”that’s not a reflection of the values of this district.”

To refresh Debbie’s memory, “Tea Party values” are pretty simple and straightforward.  The Tea Party movement came into being as a critical mass of ordinary Americans publicly vented their frustrations about increasing government encroachment and overreach into their lives, particularly from the federal level.  The Tea Party’s core values are restoring fiscal responsibility, returning government to its proper constitutional functions, and demanding that our political class hold itself to the highest levels of transparency and accountability- all values that Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and the Democrat Party cannot square their  progressive agenda with. **Note-‘Someone’ complained about the video, so our friends over at Univision asked us to take down the video. We took the video down as a courtesy.


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Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor

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42 Comments

  1. Lisa Rovella November 23, 2011 at 2:25 am

    Debbie, can you say district 9 in N.Y.? Hmmmmm? Go Karen!!!

  2. Tired of this slimeball November 23, 2011 at 9:13 am

    THIS pathetic excuse for $5 worth of chemicals does not represent her District. She is so typical of the looney left in this country.

    They are all in for a very big shock a year from now when our “house” gets the serious cleaning it desperately needs.

    • No Longer Confused November 26, 2011 at 9:49 am

      She is dumber than a bag of rocks.

      • harold November 26, 2011 at 6:14 pm

        The bag of rocks also has morals.

  3. Paul November 23, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Horary for Representative Wasserman-Schultz. She is speaking the truth. We need to stop the powerful corporate interests from continuing to steal our country from the American people. The Tea Party faction just wants to whine about government being ‘too large’ but scream if anyone threatens to take away their Social Security and Medicare. President Clinton handed to George W. Bush a surplus in our national budget and Bush and the Republicans simply squandered the surplus and plunged us into serious debt through massive tax-cuts for the wealthy, huge unfunded entitlement programs like Medicare Part D, and two completely unfunded (and now we know completely unnecessary) wars. Now the Republicans are unrepentant about their responsibility for causing the mess we are in. The Republicans and the Tea Party are acting like three-year olds when mother asks who broke the cookie jar – ‘I don’t know.’

    • Earl November 23, 2011 at 9:59 am

      Paul, the only way Clinton had a surplus was due to the House going to Republicans in 94. Don’t try to rewrite history. The last deficit budget Bush had before Reid/Pelosie took over was $170 billion. Now with Nobummer/Reid/Pelosie we have burned through $4.7 TRILLION in deficit spending in 34 months, and the CBO says with the current projections we will have $1 trillion deficits forever.
      Got that ace, trillions versus billions since Democrats took over the House and Senate.
      To help you out 1 trillion is 1000 billion!

      • Flolady November 23, 2011 at 11:29 am

        Yes, Earl, I agree with you. Paul is part of that crowd that just keeps beating that progressive mantra. Thank you for clarifying for him.

      • No Longer Confused November 26, 2011 at 9:46 am

        Let us not forget that the PROJECTED surplus was based on the dot com bubble. Once that bubble burst, the entire “surplus” theory crashed along with the market.

      • Ken November 26, 2011 at 5:33 pm

        Well said Earl. Funny how the dumocrats forget that they controled congress during Bush presidency, and for the first two yrs of Odumbo, and still could not balance budget.

    • john November 23, 2011 at 12:10 pm

      Hey Paul, did you forget, conveniently, that Congress was controlled by the Progressive Dems?

    • bill November 23, 2011 at 12:24 pm

      For your information Bush didn’t put this country into a 15 TRILLION DOLLAR DEPT Obama did, and the way the only reason Clinton had a surplus is the fact that he REDUCED the size of the government and gave contracts out to private companies. This REDUCED the size of the unemployed.

    • Sandi Trusso November 23, 2011 at 12:25 pm

      It seems many people have selective memory. President Clinton along with the REPUBLICAN Congress handed Bush a balanced budget. The entire time Clinton had the Democrat Congress he wasn’t able to do this… which is why Republicans unseated many Democrats were unseated!

      The reason people who want smaller government scream when gov’t wants to take away Social Security and Medicare as part of “spending cuts”, is because (unlike welfare, food stamps) Social Security and Medicare were paid for by the people and our employers. These aren’t things that the Gov’t is giving us just to help us out! The reasons that there’s a problem with these two things are because 1) The government spent the money that was supposed to be there for us, 2)The government never put the money back 3) as much as people may not want to admit this… as a result of abortion, there are much less people living today who should be able to put into Social Security for the previous generation.
      There are many, many things paid for with our taxes which no one has contributed to and which people are getting rich off of, or simply mooching off of!

    • Rich November 23, 2011 at 12:47 pm

      Paul,

      Good lord I feel sorry for you. The sad part is that no proper education can turn you back from a lie path that has been traveled too far. You’re basically a write off to the American people. A lost soul due to a molded mind by Liberal professors and the Liberal run media. So sad they re-write history and soo many believe everything they say because they have no mind of their own. So sad.

    • Den Hall November 23, 2011 at 1:12 pm

      I know. I know, Paul. My parents voted Democrat. My grand-parents voted Democrat. My Great Grand-parents voted Democrat. FDR was the greatest president that ever lived. He saved this country. Ad Naseum. Enough already. Learn the facts, Paul. Remember history accurately. Vote to return this country to it’s roots. Democrats certainly won’t do that.

  4. john November 23, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Debbie,
    You make my blood boil! and believe me it has nothing to do with PASSION!
    jb

  5. Liz November 23, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Que? Not a reflection of this District? Learn about the Tea Party Values they are the same as the Founders values, pure and simple.

    Keep talking Debbie – you know it will be Karen Harrington.

    http://www.firedebbie.com

  6. Virginia November 23, 2011 at 10:19 am

    What a misguided soul Paul is. He is what’s wrong with this country.
    Wasserman-Schultz makes me sick to even look at her, let alone listen to her stupidity.

  7. Cat November 23, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Maybe OWS who she and Nancy Pelosi and Obama support are more like her district .. I don’t know … thankfully do not live there … but if they vote for her .. she is right they are not intelligent like most of those in the TEA Party. I think she and other “progressives” who are trying to destroy the country are in for a rude awakening come November 2012. TEA!

  8. Winslow November 23, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Poor Paul,he has NO brain and is a prime example of a Wasserman voter! T.E.A. Stands for TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY! The voters in the so called TEA Party are from all parties and all walks of life. They are working together to fight this over bloted taxing Government. Wake up Broward County!

    GO KAREN!!

  9. Winslow November 23, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Spelled Bloated incorrectly. Message remains the same.
    We tax payers are fed up. We want Big and small Governments to get off our backs and our of our wallets!
    Enough already!

    Go Karen

  10. Andy O’Boyle November 23, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Lets get this straight. Clinton had a balanced budget because he borrowed from the SS cofers and labled it as income. Not as a debt as it should have been recorded….. How come no one mentions that. that coupled with a republican congress who wouldn’t let him spend led to a surplus. Bush inherited the dot com bust just as he went into office and clinton had the dot com surge when he went in because of Regan’s policies of tax breaks and job growth. Lets not rewrit history people that’s the truth….

  11. emma ojeda November 23, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    HOLA ,AUMQUE NO VI LA ENTREVISTA EN UNIVISION,ME ALEGRO QUE LO HALLAN ECHO EN ESPANOL,PUES HABEMOS MUCHOS LATINOS INTERESADOS EN LA POLITICA,DESGRACIADAMENTE TODOS NO TENEMOS EL TIEMPO PARA ESTUDIAR EL IDIOMA,PUES LLEGAMOS A ESTE GRAN PAIS CON TODOS LOS PROBLEMAS Y LA IGNORANCIA DE ESTA CULTURA Y CUESTA MUCHO ADACTARSE,PERO VALE LA PENA,QUE HAGAMOS TODO LO NECESARIO PARA LLEGAR AL NIVEL QUE NOS PROPONEMOS Y PONER EL NOMBRE DE LOS LATINOS BIEN ALTO.GRACIAS POR LA OPORTUNIDAD DE COMUNICACION,Y SIQUE CON TUS ESCRITOS SON MUY BUENOS PARA NUESTRO PARTIDO.SALUDOS EMMA

    • bill November 23, 2011 at 12:28 pm

      Why don’t you write in ENGLISH when you make a comment so that americans can read it and give a response.
      THIS IS AMERICA

    • Theresa November 23, 2011 at 1:33 pm

      Hola, no entiendo usted. Porque no habla English?

      • Emma November 25, 2011 at 3:55 pm

        Senora Theresa,me parece muy normal su comentario,le explico el English que aprendi en este maravilloso pais,lo aprendi en la calle trabajando,por lo tanto no puedo escribirlo bien,pues gracias a eso mis hijas lo estudiaron y hoy tienen el mejor legado que puede darle una madre a sus hijas sacrificarse por ellas,aumque se le halla ido su tiempo,es mi triumfo y le doy las gracias a dios todos los dias.saludos creo que me explique bien. saludos emma

  12. Kenny November 23, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Paul,

    You are seriously misinformed. Clinton’s surplus” was a combination of accounting tricks and a Republican Congress. The accounting tricks were his, largely “borrowing” from SS. Without the Republican Congress, there would have been no surplus. What planet are you living on? Certainly not earth. Practically the entire deficit and debt are the result of Democrats who use the federal treasury as their personal slush fund to buy votes of various constituencies. The regulatory state is a result of such as the radical environmentalists for whom cost-benefit analysis is a foreign concept.

    You are similarly uninformed about the “massive tax cuts for the wealthy.” There were no tax cuts targeted at the rich, but a lowering of rates for everyone which, naturally benefit the rich in greater dollar amounts because THEY ARE THE ONES PAYING THE TAXES, not nitwits like you and your friends who feed at the government trough. The top 1% already pays 37% of all federal income taxes. That’s more than “fair.” What would be more fair is for you and the bottom 47% to start paying taxes rather than just feeding at the trough and having no compunctions about asking for more government benefits. It’s easy to ask the “rich” to pay more when it does not impact you.

    Moreover, Obama’s attacks against “millionaires and billionaires” are just the crudest form of class warfare aimed at a gullible public–i.e. people like you. The money he wants is primarily that of people making $250,000 to $1 million, but he doesn’t tell you that because he’s a liar and a fraud, and a Marxist. Obama is no friend of the middle class, or, ultimately, the lower classes, because he would gladly keep them in a state of dependency to keep their votes.

    Social Security is a giant PONZI scheme that screws the people it claims to help. A private plan could deliver far greater returns for the same dollars invested, as a number of Texas communities which don’t participate in SS, have already achieved. Incidentally, I haven’t heard any Tea Party members “scream” about lowering SS benefits. Mostly, we would privatize it for future retirees, stop the PONZI scheme, and stop raiding it to add to the general treasury–something Democrat Landslide Lyndon Johnson started.

    The current economic debacle was started overwhelmingly by Democrats insisting that everyone should own a home, although some Republicans also climbed onto the “ownership society” bandwagon. What the Republicans didn’t contribute to was the significant lowering of lending standards which left millions of people exposed to an economic downturn, or the corruption of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac during the Clinton years. The whole sorry story is laid out in detail in Thomas Sowell’s “Housing Boom, Housing Bust.”

    Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is a part of the mindless “liberal” philosophy of the federal government as sugar daddy. She is convinced of her own moral superiority, but is clueless that what she support is a danger not only to the people she claims to be speaking for, but for the future of our Republic. There is NOTHING compassionate about keeping people in a permanent state of dependency, about driving up energy costs (cap and trade), health care costs (Obamacare), financial costs (Dodd-Frank), increasing the costs of doing business (regulatory state), and taxes, while supporting the killing of the unborn, undermining marriage (gay marriage). Nor is there anything compassionate about pretending that kowtowing to the agenda of the teachers’ unions is of any benefit to children, particularly minority children, condemned to the disastrous public schools. Ever look at the performance of black children in the NYC (admittedly not her district) public schools. Only 12% of 8th graders scored at or above proficiency in reading on the NAEP tests. White kids were not much better: 21%.

    Nor was there anything compassionate about the so-called economic” stimulus, designed to put people back to work. Only 8% of the money went to public works projects, although that’s not how it was sold (“shovel ready”-remember). Any of the 8%, most was not earmarked for districts with high unemployment. And that money which was spent only tended to draw workers from one construction company to another, often across state lines, and did not benefit the previously unemployed.

    The Tea Party members realize that government intrusion into the market place is doomed to fail, just as it failed during the great depression. As Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau observed in 1939,”We are spending more money than we have ever spent before, and it does not work. After eight years we have just as much unemployment as when we started, and an enormous debt to boot.” Obama, and W-S, are too ignorant of history and too wedded to failed Keynesian economic theory to even comprehend the source of their failure.

    This is why the Republicans are right to insist on spending cuts, not tax increases. Democrats like the pinheaded D W-S would only spend the additional revenues as they have always done. It is in their DNA.

  13. howardfrombroward November 23, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    what did she say? mayonaise hair’s hench-folk are obviously running scared because when you click the video link above, you get this error message “this video is private. sorry about that.” reminds me of commies jamming radio free america and voice of america during the cold war, ditto about the way castro jams radio/tv broadcasts. is there another link so i can watch and listen to what ditzy debbie says in this blunder?

  14. howardfrombroward November 23, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    here’s the result: This video is private.
    Sorry about that.

  15. andy November 23, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Hey Debbie – I live in your district and I vote! I believe in a federal government that lives within its means, is responsible for only those activities enumerated by the Constitution, and is respectful of its people and derives its power from the consent of the governed. In other words, as you would say I am a Tea Party radical, right wing extremist, hostage taking terrorist. Funny thing is almost all of my neighbors agree with me. And the soccer moms/dads. And the band moms/dads. And the church groups to which I belong. Yet you deign to tell us that we are not “reflective of your district???!!!” If there is still an America in 2012 hopefully you will be a retired congress person because we are doing everything we can to show you that we do not want your statism, your liberalism, your perversion, your corruption, and your arrogance. You are vile, repugnant, and our nation will be better off with you as a civilian.

  16. John November 23, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    The Left keeps saying the Tea party folks cling to their S/S & Medicare but I have news for you most of us in the Tea Party would be willing to take some (honest) deductions in these programs if it was the same for everyone (no exclusions). While your at it why not install the Fair Tax Plan as a way to make it even (contribution) for everyone.

  17. Rick Caird November 23, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Hopefully, Lil’ Debbie will find out that being DNC chairman entails taking positions (and pushing those position nationally) that do not play so well in her home district. Debbie was enthralled with the position and neglected to consider how it would affect her reelection. It could not happen to a nicer DNC chairman.

  18. Darryl Crump November 24, 2011 at 2:38 am

    DWS needs to go! Tea Party may not be HER values, but at least they have values. Washington needs a PRESSURE cleaning. Florida’s 20th needs plain surgery!

  19. Lightwieght November 24, 2011 at 4:51 am

    “The Tea Party’s core values are restoring fiscal responsibility, returning government to its proper constitutional functions, and demanding that our political class hold itself to the highest levels of transparency and accountability”

    The Tea Party purpose has not and will never be able to this this.I know they put in their speeches to get votes,but the GOP has too many socailist in it to have such a policy.

    • Lgbpop November 24, 2011 at 9:15 am

      Get the blinders off of your eyes and the bixcuits out of your ears, Jack. The TEA Party is NOT the GOP and the GOP is NOT the TEA Party. There is some overlap, because there are some conservatives in the GOP and none left in the Democrat party; but the GOP today is still largely the less-Democrat type of milquetoast that ran the party when Tom Dewey was its most prominent member back in the 1940s. Largely East Coast and largely Rust Belt, they still have disproportionate power with regard to their numbers.

      Believe me, if the GOP won’t toss these goomers out on their ears, I’ll go to a party that will represent my interests more closely. They are as complicit as the Dems are for the mess we are in now. Taft, Goldwater and Reagan all tried to effect permanent realignment of the GOP, with various degrees of semi-success, but we need yet another spokesman with clarity of vision and word to finish the job and restore our liberty before it’s all stripped away.

  20. Lgbpop November 24, 2011 at 9:06 am

    I really question the Left’s ability and qualifications to run ANYTHING when I read these torrents of illogic, half-truths and downright lies. Several of them here mention the Republican House under G.W. Bush that was responsible for billion-dollar deficits. Actually, as I remember it Mr. Bush only had a GOP Senate for four years, led by Bill Frist of Tennessee and he was largely a compromiser to the Democrats. Bush was bedevilled his first two years by Tom Daschle and his last two by Harry Reid, both of whom were dead-set against letting any GOP legislation pass through the Senate if they had any say about it. I don’t remember one serious spending bill ever get through the Senate unless it was watered down past the point of recognizing the original legislation as written.

    Mr. Bush didn’t help his cause by pandering to the spendthrifts with “compassionate conservatism” which – to me, at least, was New Deal-Lite. True compassion toward your neighbor is not about doing everything for him while you sacrifice at home; it’s about everyone pulling their weight together.

  21. scr_north November 24, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Further to Kenny’s note of the myth of the Clinton Surplus here is a website that explains the shenanigans with SS in greater detail.

    http://www.craigsteiner.us/articles/16

  22. GenEarly November 25, 2011 at 10:26 am

    Comrade Debbie, We took the video down asap so the sheeples couldn’t see your imbecilic responses.Please do like Comrade Obama and use the teleprompter to keep on message.

  23. Nezar Hamze November 25, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    While I oppose DWS and her political agenda , she is spot on with the Tea Party in Ft. Lauderdale. This party has become the most rabid bunch ive seen in a long time. They are a fringe group and they will do much more harm to the GOP in the long run.

  24. Lily November 28, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Debbie I live in your district and I am not voting for you. You are the one that does not reflect the values of your district. You are out of touch with your constituents. Can’t wait to see you lose in 2012.

  25. SSMcDonald November 28, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    The only reflection of Wasserman Shultz’s Congressional District is her incredible number of voters with an IQ lower than the local school-zone speed limit signs.