Opinion: Is Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s Caricature Of A Political Career Finally Coming To An End?
Opinion: Is Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s Caricature Of A Political Career Finally Coming To An End? by Elizabeth Vos – DisObedient Media
When retelling the political saga surrounding former DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz over the last two years, one could be forgiven for mistaking it for the plot of a political satire, a comedic gag routine that just won’t stop.
From her part in seeing Bernie Sanders cheated of the 2016 Democratic Party nomination, to her probable involvement in bizarre instances surrounding the DNC Fraud lawsuit (voice-modulated phone calls including the phrase “okey-dokey” ), to her central role in the even more astounding Awan scandal involving data breaches of a vast section of Congress, Wasserman-Schultz could be mistaken for a bumbling and laughable villain. However, the serious damage her political history has wreaked on not only Southern Florida, but on the Democratic Party and on the American Democratic process in anything but laughable.
The headlines we do not see published by corporate media are endless: Wasserman-Schultz takes money from polluters then attempts to use the resulting environmental catastrophe to re-elect herself, Wasserman-Schultz kisses Democratic lobbyist in public after he offers to shoot Edward Snowden and Julian Assange, Wasserman-Schultz takes money from for-profit detention centers before using them as a photo opportunity to cloak herself in a veil of liberalism.
All of these would-be-headlines are based in reality, yet none would adequately encapsulate the whole of one of the most corrupt careers in US political history that received no establishment press coverage.
The fact that Schultz has remained virtually untouchable despite so many bizarre and dangerous episodes, is a direct portrayal of just how far we have trodden the path of total plutocracy and obeisance of the media to the political sphere.
The “stenographers of the state” have grown so totally faithful that, despite WikiLeaks and the whistleblowers who have submitted millions of documents to the organization, and the growing niche of independent journalism, the Wasserman-Schultz’s of the world continue to operate shamelessly and overtly against not only their constituents’ interests but also against the US democratic process in broad daylight. All while deflecting blame onto the Russians, of course.
At the time of writing, less than twenty-four hours remain until election results will decide whether Independent Tim Canova will replace Debbie Wasserman-Schultz as the Congressional representative of Florida’s 23rd district. Recent press reports indicate that in the closing days of the campaign, Canova is in a dead-heat with the incumbent.
The Floridian wrote: “If Canova pulls a decent number of Democrats and Democrat-leaning Independents away from Wasserman-Schultz, he wins. Canova also seems to be taking away from Kaufman [The Republican candidate].”
Adding to the near-visible tension ahead of tomorrow’s vote were the reports that Wasserman-Schultz was photographed campaigning with Brenda Snipes, the Broward County Supervisor of Elections who was found to have illegally destroyed ballots from Canova’s 2016 Primary race against Wasserman-Schultz before they could be recounted.