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Wasserman Schultz and the DNC’s Deceptive Press Event – (Audio)

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By Javier Manjarres

The Washington Examiner’s Susan Ferrechio has caught DNC Chairwwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz in a bold-faced deception, reporting that Wasserman Schultz participated in a conference call under false pretenses with fellow  Congressman Chris Van Hollen and a woman by the name of Annette Capella, a individual that party officials simply identified as a “Medicare recipient from Florida.”

From the Washington Examiner report-

In a conference call Monday, Wasserman Schultz enlisted the help of Annette Capella, described by party officials as a “Medicare recipient from Florida,” to warn of the “extreme budget priorities,” they believe Rubio is likely to outline in his televised response to President Obama’s address.

Capella gave a lengthy and unflattering statement about Rubio, a U.S. senator from Florida and Tea Party favorite. She admitted he is an attractive politician but one who would make life more difficult for seniors by supporting a plan to alter Medicare by reducing benefits.

It turns out, however, that Capella is hardly your standard Medicare-dependent Floridian. She’s the Democratic Party’s state committeewoman for St. Johns County.

The truth was uncovered when the call was opened up to questions. The first query came from a Palm Beach Post reporter, who asked Wasserman Schultz if Capella was the same person listed as the head of the St. Johns Democratic Party.

It was Palm Beach Post reporter George Bennett who asked Capella if she was the very same St. John’s Democratic Party Chairwoman that is listed as being the head of the organization.  Capella said that she stepped down from that post and is now the party’s state committeewoman- how convenient.

Wasserman Schultz was likely hoping to get through the press event standing in solidarity with a “Medicare recipient” rather than with a fellow party official- does anyone out there think that Wasserman Schultz was eventually going to identify Capella as a Democrat state committeewoman? 

But it gets worse for Wasserman Schultz and the DNC- both of whom are actively trying to preempt and undermine Senator Marco Rubio’s response to Obama’s State of the Union address.

It appears that the DNC has omitted key portions of Capella’s statement from their official transcript of the call that featured both Wasserman Schultz and Van Hollen.

Here is the ending of Capella’s statement (also part of the official transcript) that can also be heard on audio link-  

We know our country needs to deal with our national debt and the budget deficit- we’re very much aware of budgeting- we’ve done that most of our lives. But we must do so in a balanced manner at the federal level- we cannot do it on the backs of senior citizens as Republicans like Marco Rubio have proposed.

Social Security and Medicare are a sacred trust between the government and the American people. They are our promise- and they are promised to us- to our seniors that we can live our golden years free from the fear of poverty or an illness that causes bankruptcy. It allows us to live with the dignity and respect we have earned after a lifetime of hard work.

But the DNC didn’t publish the following statements by Capella in their official transcript of the event where she refers to Rubio as a “liar” – 

Senator Rubio is youthful, attractive, and an engaging speaker.  I’ve had the opportunity to hear him, personally. He is a family man and a son of Cuban immigrants.  However, he speaks very nicely but I found that his voting record, he lies what he says.

So tomorrow night I will listen closely to what Senator Rubio has to say.  As his constituent I sincerely hope he decides that America’s seniors are more important than Tea Party politics or protecting generous tax loopholes for Donald Trump and Big Oil.

How convenient for the DNC to leave out the contentious part of Capella’s remarks assuming that they’d get away with it.

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Related: Wasserman Schultz Tries to Preempt Senator Rubio’s SOTU Response

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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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  1. Rich Jensen February 12, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    When are those people in South Florida going to wise up and elect someone who doesn’t lie when their mouth is open?

  2. Jane Smith February 12, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Debbie Wasserman “jumped the shark” again!

  3. Ed. Pate February 12, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    She is never on tv unless she is sent to lie.So many lies have spewed from her face it has ruined her teeth.

    • Lightweight February 13, 2013 at 6:50 am

      I agree with you about Wasserman,but Rubio does not hover above the ground.You should ckeck hi voting record.In lasy nights response the Senator got a bad case of dry mouth.This was from lying on several points,and knowing it.

      • uselogic February 13, 2013 at 12:42 pm

        Zero lies. Name one.

        The dry mouth was unfortunate and from speaking to fast without breathing. I do a lot of public speaking and training and it happens to everyone at somepoint. Whoever set up the setting should be slapped though… should of had a glass of water/juice within arms length.

      • David February 13, 2013 at 1:24 pm

        Lightweght, do you always make statements without any documentation or information to allow someone to fact check? That is a familiar stratedgy. Question: if he lied, what about? Put out the information for those who are interested in the THRUTH to be able to fact check.

  4. Tv Billy February 13, 2013 at 8:26 am

    Wasserman is a first class liar and never lets the truth get in the way of a good story. She has sand bagged Floridians for too many years as she is a clone for all Obama failed policies. Pigs will fly when she tells even a half truth about anything. She is a low class spinner of con jobs on the American people.

  5. Concerned Democrat February 13, 2013 at 8:44 am

    This story is just the tip of an iceberg of lies and questionable ethics. She is not ‘just a state committeewoman’, she is an outspoken protege of Susannah and Scott Randolph and a self anointed state party leader. DWS used her and others to spread lies about the opponent to their puppet candidate chair. They systematily spread the worst lies and character assassinations anyone could imagine.

    That’s just the tip of an iceberg. She is not ‘just a state committeewoman’ she is an outspoke prototge of Susanah Randolph and a self anointed state party leader. DWS used her and others to spread lies about the opponent to their puppet candidate chair. They systematily spread the worst lies and character assassinations anyone could imagine.

    DWS does not represent Democrats or the President well. She should be removed from the DNC.

  6. Dale300 February 13, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Wasserman doesn’t know the truth when she is looking right at it. But the problem is that most people don’t bother to do their research and believe that she is telling the truth. Our country deserves better than people like Wasserman. Rubio represents quality, intelligence and a strong love for family and country. He certainly is highly respected and even the Wassermans’ of the world do too or they wouldn’t be trying to spread their lies about him.

  7. Tellthetruth February 14, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Debbie Wasserman gets her lying honest, she just copies Obama’s pattern. She’s just a puppet of the President and will use any means to try to cover the truth about how his administration is destroying our values and the constitution and promoting Socialism. The reason Senator Rubio had to have some water was so he could wash the taste out of his mouth after hearing the “more spending and Government control” speech by Obama. It makes me sick also. If Obama and Wasserman were Ponocchio they would have to hire a “flatbed 18 wheeler trailer to haul their nose around.