Whose Side Is Debbie Wasserman Schultz On? Well, Her Own, Of Course
Debbie Wasserman Schultz first came on DWT's radar some years ago when, as chair of the DCCC's Red to Blue program, she publicly set out to sabotage the Democrats running against 3 right-wing Republican allies of her political benefactors, the stunningly corrupt sugar barons, the Fanjul brothers. It was a breathtaking overreach, even for Wasserman Schultz and the uproar from the donor community was so intense that, after much stalling, the DCCC was eventually forced to kick her out of the job and tell her to pipe down with her support for her Republican pals. Americans, having short memories, next ran into her when she was, unfathomably, appointed head of the DNC. Another stepping stone in her malevolent quest to be the first Jewish Speaker of the House (formerly her mentor Rahm Emanuel's quest as well).
More recently we've been writing about Wasserman Schultz's hypocritical whining about the Republican War Against Women and the Republican War Against Gays, while she supports Democrats who vote with the Republicans on their wars against women and gays. It's this kind of grotesque hypocrisy and Machiavellian politics that have come to define Wasserman Schultz as one of the most dangerous and deceitful political figures in America-- on either side of the aisle. Today our friends at Cuéntame sent us the above video of their campaign to force Wasserman Schultz to stop backing the predatory private prison system's campaign against immigrants. "Why," they ask, "is FL Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz siding with the Corrections Corporation of America and not her constituents in Southwest Ranches? 99% of her constituents DO NOT want a new for-profit immigrant detention center!"
They're calling on Wasserman Schultz to withdraw her endorsement of a private prison project in her district that the residents don't want and that flies in the face of human decency. The Corrections Corporation of America has only donated to 17 candidates for the House this year, 12 hideously right wing Republicans, like Steve Womack (AR), Kevin McCarthy (CA), John Culberson (TX) and Marsha Blackburn (TN) and 5 Democrats, one being-- no surprise here-- Debbie Wasserman Schultz, as corrupt as always.
The Obama Administration announced a change in the priorities for detentions and deportations, to focus on real national security concerns, not on separating parents from their children or deporting DREAMers who are only seeking a better future.
It is time for ICE to stop the immigrant money making machine and tell CCA to go away from Southwest Ranches.
There's a petition to her here and, if you're in a giving mood today, we've heard from excellent sources close to her that Blue America's Send The Democrats A Message page is driving her stark raving mad.