I am so damn sick of her lying about the loss in NYC. The Dems spat on Anthony Weiner and forced him out for the crime of 'texting' despite the face that his constituents stood behind him. Having destroyed a strong incumbent, they then just knew one of their weak sisters could win the race. Not a chance in hell. He lost to a Republican. The seat went Republican. Something that hadn't happened in decades.
She tries to spin the results. PolitiFace politely calls her a liar:
Wasserman Schultz defended the defeat of a Democratic candidate in New York's 9th Congressional District by saying that "there is a large number of people who went to the polls tonight who didn't support the president to begin with and don't support Democrats -- and it's nothing more than that."
In a low turnout election, where about 60,000 people voted (compared to about 200,000 in 2008), and based on the fact that a Democrat lost and a Republican won -- there's no doubt that there's some truth to the statement.
But there are a few problems with Wasserman Schultz's characterization. First, despite who voted there has been a shift in the popularity of Obama in the 9th District -- where 55 percent voted for him in 2008 but only 31 percent approve of him today. That undercuts her claim that people who went to the polls didn't support the president to begin with.
And the historical trends show that the 9th district has largely and consistently been a Democratic district.
A more complete picture might emerge when and if exit polls are released, but for for now Wasserman Schultz's claim has holes in it. We rate it Mostly False.
I saw her on TV today (I believe it was CNN, we were at lunch) and she was insisting that the problem was that the people voting weren't Democrats.
I don't believe but considering she's in charge of House elections for the Democratic Party, it would have been her job to ensure that Get Out The Vote efforts were taking place.
She has an excuse for everything. There's no excuse. The Dem lost. And that's a reflection on Barack and on the lousy campaign.
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