More and more bad news keeps getting heaped on the head of former DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, as her IT scandal continues to wreak havoc on her already damaged reputation.
Now it seems those in her own party are starting to turn against her, which is likely a step in their plan to rebrand and recover after their damaging losses last year.
According to the Washington Free Beacon:
Democratic Party members are eager for Schultz to step down as part of their effort to rebrand, Politico reported.
Schultz resigned from her post as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee one year ago, after leaked emails revealed she and other party officials were trying to sabotage Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I., Vt.) campaign. She was infamously booed by activists, who shouted “shame” at her during a Florida delegation breakfast speech.
Schultz’s response to the scandal — that Awan was the victim of racism from the police — has angered her former friends in the Democratic Party.
Nikki Barnes, a member of the Florida DNC, said Schultz’s statement made no sense, that the case did not sound like racial profiling.
“This adds to Debbie being re-branded as the Democrats’ disastrous destruction,” Barnes said. “Those of us on the DNC know we have to rebrand ourselves and earn the people’s trust. And unfortunately, Debbie’s name does not scream trust. It screams power. It screams limited access. It screams WikiLeaks now. DNC lawsuit. It screams a lot of negative things to the public. That’s not how we want to rebrand ourselves.”
“Everything that’s going on right now is taking away from what success we’re seeing in the grassroots movement. No one’s talking about the people’s platform or hearing our good news because the headlines are focused on Debbie, her misplaced laptop, and consequences,” Barnes said.
“Debbie Wasserman Schultz is still a national figure, but unfortunately for her it’s because so many people around the country see her as playing a devastatingly bad role in the last election,” R.T. Rybak said. “I can mention her name in Minneapolis and it gets a viscerally negative reaction, and I’ve found that to be the case in other parts of the country, too. Sadly, I think she deserves the negative reputation.”
While it’s certainly a bit entertaining to see someone as corrupt as DWS get destroyed by her own kind, the fact of the matter is it’s going to take a lot more than picking a couple of scapegoats to smash on for the Democratic Party to win favor with American voters.
Holding elected officials and candidates accountable for their actions, ensuring they answer to, and pay a steep price for, corruption is an absolute must if the Democrats want to ever win big again. The fact that Hillary has gotten off the hook for breaking federal law numerous times damages credibility.
On top of that, they’re going to have to ditch the radical leftist agenda they are pushing and float more toward the middle, where the largest portion of American voters reside on the political spectrum. Doing so would do much more than merely ripping on a few members of their own camp.