As far as New Year’s resolutions go, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL District 23) has openly stated the funniest, yet disturbing resolution of them all. Her resolution is disturbing because of its sheer blind ignorance, but could, and probably will be the basis of the Republican line of attack moving into this year mid-term elections.
Here is what Wasserman Schultz said:
“In my view, to combat the paralysis caused by tea party Republican intransigence, we need to elect Democrats up and down the ballot and ensure Democrats hold the Senate and take back the House. As we head into an election year, it is within the power of each and every voter to end the gridlock that has plagued our legislative process. In 2014, let’s resolve to end obstructionism and push for a more constructive dialogue with each other… Let’s talk to one another and try to find common ground, even when it seems difficult. The single most important way that we can all resolve to do better in 2014 is to vote — and vote for candidates who are willing to work together, put aside ‘my-way-or-the-highway’ attitudes and get things done.”
It’s easy for Wasserman Schultz and friends to blame Republicans for their political screw ups, especially with their signature Obamacare law, which has turned out to be nothing more than a disaster, than to own up to the truth that the only “transigence that has been going on in Washington,D.C., has been on the part of the President and his minions, who have refused to consider a compromise on anything the GOP led House have proposed.
While ‘DWS’ believes that Democrats will run and win on Obamacare in 2014, so do the Republicans, who are banking that Democrat incumbents and candidates in both the Senate and House of Representatives, will embrace the failing Obamacare law, and make it the centerpiece of their respective political campaigns.
But like most, if not all past winning opportunities handed down to the Republicans, confidence is high that the GOP and their establishment friends will find a way to squander this golden opportunity.
EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared on The Shark Tank.