This one’s a whopper folks. And high level. And involving more than the politics of the United States within our geographic borders. One might even state that it rises to the level of an “international incident.”
The Chairman of the DNC, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, has been caught in a bald-faced lie. Not only that, she has been publicly upbraided for the comment by none other than the foreign dignitary she attributed having made the following comment:
“what the republicans are doing is dangerous for Israel”
in reference to the GOP international stance. Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren “categorically” denies the characterization and smacked down her assertion all over the media today.
Deb didn’t think this one out very well. I mean, lying about a comment that can be verified or denied by the person involved is not a very wise political strategy. Especially when the comment being attributed to the person is not true.
This is not the first time that Debbie Wasserman-Schultz has been caught in a lie. Politifact already called her out in June 2012 spreading lies about the Koch Brothers donations to the Walker campaign in Wisconsin.
And let’s not forget this altercation with Anderson Cooper a few weeks ago:
The segment, which has gone viral in the conservative blogosphere, features Cooper, on his CNN show “Anderson Cooper 360,” pointing to a fundraising email Wasserman Schultz signed. He said that a quote she used from the Los Angeles Times in the appeal was taken “completely out of context.”
“Just as you don’t like being misquoted, I don’t like being misquoted, I’m sure the LA Times doesn’t like being misquoted to back up your political position,” Cooper said. “I don’t understand why you’d need to do that.”
It seems that Deb always finds a way to, ahem, stretch the truth (which is putting it mildly).
What a pathetic excuse for a politician. Is this the best and the brightest that this country has to offer?