Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Florida congresswoman, is feared by business people in Florida, conservatives everywhere, and appears to want to make herself the next Nancy Pelosi of the democratic party.
Two months ago I moved my family to Miami to get away from the out-of-control tax-and-spend policies of California. After doing quite a bit of research I settled my family on beautiful Miami Beach.
While people are people where ever you go, there is a noticeable difference here from where we left. People are filled with a sense of things turning around, long-term values, a desire to work together to solve problems, interested in economic solutions, and creating a great place for all to live.
Since getting here I have been repeatedly warned that the biggest threat to Florida is Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. And this warning has not come from just conservatives and business people. A Cuban-born taxi driver on liberal South Beach tells me as he drives me from the airport, "Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz is the biggest threat to Florida." He goes on, "This woman wants to do the same thing with Florida that Nancy Pelosi strives to do to the country." Then he goes on to say, "Conservatives in every state should do whatever they can to stop this woman before she gets anymore power."
At a business conference of 400 commercial real estate investors, brokers, institutions and lenders, the congresswoman comes up again, with an independent voter telling me, "Debbie Wasserman Schultz should be a concern for every business owner in the U.S., not just Florida -- she's dangerous."
Debbie Wasserman Schultz, head of the DNC, is only a few points ahead of conservative challenger, Karen Harrington.
And she even appears to be losing credibility within her own party. Guardian columnist and liberal lawyer/blogger Glen Greenwald called her "unfathomably ignorant" after Wasserman Schultz stated she knew nothing of Obama's use of drones and 'kill list.' He goes on to say:
Wasserman Schultz is an elected official in Congress, the body that the Constitution designed to impose checks on the president's abuses of power, and she does not have the foggiest idea what is happening in the White House, and obviously does not care in the slightest, because the person doing it is part of the party she leads.
When the respected Orlando Sentinel, founded in 1876, recently endorsed Romney, Wasserman Schultz dismissed it, telling CNN, "The Orlando Sentinel's endorsement of Romney means little or nothing." Then she redirects to Governor Romney's position on the tax code, at which point, left-leaning Erin Burnett of CNN called Wasserman out, saying, "that isn't exactly fair to misrepresent Romney's comments."
To make matters worse in her attempt to get international attention, Wasserman Schultz got caught lying again, this time with regards to Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren. At a fundraiser she states that Ambassador Oren told her, "What Republicans are doing with Israel is dangerous." Ambassador Oren adamantly denies this was ever said. Florida Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz then got caught lying on national TV.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz seems to represent what we all dislike so much about politics, a reason to support term limits and a threat to the turnaround of the state of Florida. Maybe the Cuban taxi driver is right when he says, "Wasserman Schultz is not just a threat to Florida's recovery but a threat to conservatives all over the U.S."