DNC Spokeswoman Blames Republicans For Blocking Obama Budget She Voted Against


“I’m confident the Senate will take up a budget,” said DNC Spokeswoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz “>back on April 4th in response to questions about why Democrats haven’t passed a budget in nearly three years. The problem? Well, the Senate isn’t taking up a budget this year.

So now Rep. Wasserman-Schultz’s spin has evolved. You see, the lack of a budget is the GOP’s fault because they blocked Obama’s budget in the House:

There’s a problem with this talking point too, though. You see, when Obama’s budget was voted on in the House, it went down under a unanimous vote of 414 – 0 with not a single Democrat. And not only did no Democrats vote for it, lots of them voted against it including Rep. Wasserman-Schultz herself.

How can Republicans be responsible for blocking Obama’s budget when it went down to an overwhelming and bi-partisan vote?

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • PamB1

    For crying out loud—-are you that thick? The stuff that the Repubs insisted had to be in those budgets, like Tax cuts, etc are why Democrats voted against them. YOU know that and we know that—-only the haters don’t want to know that.

    • tomorrowclear

      In fairness to Rob, he’s playing to his base, even though he knows better.

    • Bat 1

      If you read the article a bit more carefully, you will note that the described 2012 budget which was voted down 414 to 0, (including the “No” vote by Ms. Wasserman-Schultz) was the Obama budget.

      Obama seems to be gaining ground, however. His 2015 budget, again not submitted as required by law, was recently voted down by a vote of 410 to 2. Ms. Wasserman-Schultz was NOT one of the two Democrats to vote for the president’s budget.

      It is also interesting to note that in the GOP-controlled House the Democrat president’s budget is actually put to a vote, unlike the Democrat-controlled Senate where the budget passed by the House is not even discussed, much less brought to a vote.