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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Lipstick on a Pig

Debbie Wasserman-Shultz proved she’s nothing more than a dumb blonde when she dodged Greta Van Susteren’s questions about the Democrat portion of the 2013 budget. DWS’s appearance on Greta’s show was intended to be a diatribe on the dangers to America of Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis) Budget Plan, but Greta kept asking why the Democrats had not put forth a budget that could result in a conference between the House and Senate, which is the way budgets are normally produced. For the record: Obama’s 2013 budget was defeated in the House 414-0. Not a single Democrat voted for it. DWS did not address the House defeat of Obama's budget as it never came up as a question from the normally astute Greta. Senate Majority leader Harry Reid has already gone on record saying he does think the Democrats have to offer a budget until after the election. Instead DWS kept going back to the Democrat talking points on how dangerous the Ryan budget was to the future of America. The point that Greta was trying to make was that in order to have a budget negotiation you must have things to negotiate. If the Democrats won’t support Obama’s budget or put forth one of their own, how can any negotiating start? DWS never answered the question. So you see behind all the accusations of Republican obstructionism, it is the Democrats who are doing the obstructing and they are trying to do it by putting “lipstick on a pig.”