Generally, the mood of a hyperpartisan harpy like Fla. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz would be of little consequence, even if she is chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. It’s still of little consequence, but it merits inclusion at least in Quick Takes because it takes political discourse among our elected officials to a new revolting low.
Keith Koffler of White House Dossier received a fund-raising email bearing the signature of the lovely and talented Wasserman Schultz and the headline “This really pisses me off, Keith.” The text follows:
Republicans in Congress are dead-set on rolling back the progress that Democrats like you and I have worked so hard to achieve. They’ve already said that they’re going to try to repeal Obamacare, after more than 50 unsuccessful attempts (and two Supreme Court rulings in the law’s favor). They want to completely defund Planned Parenthood, an organization that provides necessary health services to women across the country. And if they don’t get their way, they’re just fine with shutting down the government — again!
I’m going to be frank: That pisses me off. As a woman, a mother, and a cancer survivor, I say that we can’t stand for this kind of irresponsible behavior — and it’s exactly what we’ll see more of if Republicans retain their majority in 2016. The American people deserve better.
It goes without saying that one’s man “achievement” — in this case Obamacare — is another’s abomination. And while Wasserman Schultz is to be saluted for her frankness, it is sad that she can’t share her frustration without coarsening the conversation with what used to be referred to in polite company as longshoremen’s language.
Koffler ends his rumination on the email with the question, “How long before President Obama drops the F-Bomb and asks for five bucks?”