Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a Disgrace and an Embarrassment to Democrats

While I’m not a fan of all Democrats, I am a Democrat who knows the party is flawed while realizing that the issues it has are best fixed from within. And, believe me, there are a lot of issues I’d like to fix within the party. Starting with getting rid of DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz.



She’s been absolutely awful as DNC Chair.

I don’t know what kind of representative she is, but I do know she’s been a disaster as the de facto leader of the Democratic party.

Since she’s taken over, Democrats have been constantly crushed by Republicans all over the country. In 2014, the party was eviscerated at all levels of government during a midterm election where the party leadership apparently thought it would be a good idea to distance themselves from President Obama. Because nothing says “support our party” quite like a bunch of spineless cowards running away from a president in the midst of a historic streak of private sector job growth, with stock prices hitting record highs and the uninsured rate plummeting thanks to the Affordable Care Act.

That year, Republicans were running on the pretense that President Obama had been a failure and the Democratic party’s response was essentially, “We disagree – but now watch us distance ourselves from the most popular person in our party.” It was maddening watching all of this play out knowing how absurd this “strategy” was.

Even after those elections, some Republicans thanked Democrats for keeping Obama “on the sidelines.”

Well, things haven’t improved since then.

The 2016 presidential primary has put on full display how piss-poor a leader Debbie Wasserman Schultz is. Not only has her incompetence fed into some of the division between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, but it’s added to the anger and angst some Sanders supporters have had toward the party as a whole.

When it came to scheduling presidential debates, she came off looking like a fool trying to defend why, initially, Democrats only had a handful of these events scheduled. When Bernie Sanders’ campaign was caught unethically accessing confidential Clinton campaign data, she instantly blocked his campaign from having access to crucial voting data without thinking through the ramifications of such actions. Even going beyond that, Sanders’ campaign had apparently alerted the party to security flaws in the DNC’s system – and she apparently did nothing to address them.



Her leadership has been an absolute disaster for Democrats.

During her tenure, the party has lacked a message, a vision and has been outmaneuvered by the GOP at nearly every step.

Even as a Democrat, I have no idea what the party’s “path” or “vision” is right now. I’m not even sure if they have one. What was once a party that took the fight to Republicans has seemingly been reduced to one that almost just hopes Republicans screw themselves enough so that they can score a few wins.

What Democrats need is leader with a backbone who we can all be proud of. Someone who addresses the concerns of Democrats on the far-left as well as those in the middle. Someone who can take the reigns of this party and push it forward with a clear vision and path toward success of our ideologies. Someone who can bring people together and inspire them.

That’s not what we have now.

What Democrats have now is a weak, floundering “leader” in Debbie Wasserman Schultz who, in my opinion, has been an embarrassment and a disgrace to the Democratic party as chair of the DNC.




Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Kevin Talmadge

    Who has been a better chair, and in what ways specifically?

  • David Ocame

    I’ve already left the party in large part due to DW’s ineptness. THe rest of it is simply because, HRC. #BernieorBust. Don’t like it DNC? Tough titties! Change!

    • Oldfart

      Another #BernieBot #RepublicanShill speaks.

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        Want to have rough sex?

      • thelioness06492

        has to resort to sexual harassment because he’s a closet queen who tortures small animals while smoking pot. what a loser you still are and you represent Bernie? Disgusting as usual.

  • Epitaxy

    Has always seemed to me like she’s been a plant by the right to deliberately destabilize the DNC. Not much else has made sense if you start lining up her actions with any kind of logically anticipated results.

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  • Oldfart

    You have not shown that she was responsible for the “pulling away from Obama.” As I recall, individual Democrats running for office made those decisions and lost, in part, because Democrats decided an off year elections just wasn’t important enough. They did that in 2010 also. In fact, Democrats have almost always had a poor turnout in off year elections. This is nothing new.

    Most of the “anger and angst” against Wasserman came from #BernieBots who swallowed wholesale the lies the right wing lie machine has been disseminating for 25 years about Hillary Clinton and the paranoid #BernieBot belief that Wasserman “fixed” the primaries for Clinton. Despite the fact that other debates have occurred.

    You have provided no evidence that she failed to fix the security flaws in the DNC system. And Bernie’s access to critical data was only blocked for a couple of days if I recall correctly.

    “During her tenure, the party has lacked a message, a vision and has been outmaneuvered by the GOP at nearly every step.” Citation needed. This is simply your opinion based on your hatred.

    “What Democrats need is leader with a backbone who we can all be proud of. Someone who addresses the concerns of Democrats on the far-left as well as those in the middle. Someone who can take the reigns of this party and push it forward with a clear vision and path toward success of our ideologies. Someone who can bring people together and inspire them.”
    Someone like Donald Trump maybe? Or maybe Paul Ryan?

    This is just a typical #BernieBot #RepublicanShill hatchet job. No evidence, just sturm und drang and nothing else.

  • NanaG4

    I agree with commenters who question the conflating of occurrences “pulling away from Obama” and outcomes, losing elections as evidence that Ms. Wasserman should be “fired.” I usually agree with and admire the logic of your opinions, Allen, but not this time. Plus, Mika B just announced that Debbie should be fired. Really? You don’t want to be in the same boat as Mika (handmaiden to Joe). Mika gave up all pretense of being able to think for herself about 3 years ago. I need much better and cogent evidence, before I can agree that Debbie Wasserman should be canned.

  • Christine ONeal

    “Progressives” are a disgrace to humanity….Y’all need to pull your head out of your asses and get brains installed..

    • thelioness06492

      to a point. I believe in equal rights for women as far as equal pay, abortion needs to remain legal, free pill for birth control, homeosexual civil unions. but an excuse to be a pig is another.

    • thelioness06492

      There is something fishy about this election as far as the Democrats though.