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.

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  • mikemc1970

    Democrat deficit spending is good. Polluting land fills and ground water with mercury from CFL’s is good. Successful businesses like Wal-Mart are evil and must be taken out at all costs. Successful people are evil (unless they fund liberal institutions) and must be made to pay their “fair share”. In liberal la-la land nothing is what it seems.

  • SigFan

    Perhaps Ms. Schulz is the second case of Mad Cow disease in the US this week?

    Reality is always subjective to the left.

  • Jay

    This woman’s an inveterate liar and a stupid bitch. She might want to read her own commandment about not bearing false witness.

  • kykydd

    Seriously, is this crackhead the best they can do?

  • Bat One

    Ms. Wasserman-Schlitz is simply too stupid to be anything but a Democrat.

    • SigFan

       I was thinking too stupid to breathe, but that fits most of the Democrats I know as well.

  • WOOF

    FoxNews said:
    “House Republicans last tried this same tactic in 2000 on President Clinton’s budget.House
    Democrats floated three of President Reagan’s budgets in the 1980s.
    Those budgets collected 28, 15 and one votes, respectively”


    • Jay

      That means exactly what? It doesn’t change the fact that EVERY SINGLE HOUSE DEM voted against Obama’s proposed budget. Since only a Conbressman/woman can introduce a proposed budget to the House, that means whatever Dem brought it to the floor either voted No or abstained too. Hell of a job there, Barry.

    • Gern Blanston

      Ouch. It’s clear it IS the Republicans fault there is no budget…

  • Jeff

    This is the DNC Chairman folks, are you kidding me?! She is so determined to spit out her talking points she can’t even answer a simple question. If the senate democrat’s policies are so great, why not bring them to the floor and vote in favor of it? Oh, I know why. It’s because no senate dem wants their name attached to the billions upon billions of deficit spending that the Obama budget has in it. If they supported that, their reelection chances would go down the tubes even more than it might be doing now. Look at how many voted for it in the house…..NONE! Why? For the same reason. If I owned a business and did not set a budget for over 1000 days, I would go out of business. Stand up for what you believe in and vote on it; wimps! It is irresponsible and shows a complete lack of leadership to not do the simplest procedures in Congress. What a bunch of empty suit cowards.

    • $8194357

      Its the old point right and scream they are the ones doing what the left really are…
      Been wokin for them for ever it seems…

      I will just get it out of the way for them…..RRaaasssccciiissttt

      Debbie Wasssername Shlitz is a card tho no?

    • banjo kid

       Over a 1000 days, you sure could have a good time while the business went down the tubes though LOL

  • WOOF

    Kabuki theater.

    Republicans offer an Obama budget they’ve amended and everyone votes no. 
    Waz dat a tree I heard falling ?

    • Jeff

      Democrat senators offer a budget and……….oh wait, they didn’t. They have the majority, they could vote to pass any budget they want. The reason for this is………..?

      • Bat One

        Perhaps because its been so many years they’ve forgotten how.

  • http://ndgoon.blogspot.com Goon

    This woman is a clown. I can’t believe the GOP even spends any time addressing anything that this mush mouth says.

  • Econwarrior

    Like jihadists, the Democrats tell whatever lie they think will advance their agenda at the time.  Later, they will tell an opposite lie, if they think they can get away with it.  They need to be constantly smacked with the truth.

    • $8194357


  • Tots4Masses

    I watched that interview and was amazed at how hard she was trying to spin that (and failing).  My main gripe was he didn’t bring up Obama’s budget didn’t get ANY votes in the house.

    If he had asked her why she voted against the president’s budget I think he would have made her head explode.

  • mickey_moussaoui

    God, I hope this woman doesn’t donate blood anywhere. It would kill brain cells

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  • Harold

    Pelosi and this blond from New York got to be the 2 dumbest people in politics, not so say there aren’t some on the right side to, but I can’t find any that match up well with these two.

  • 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.