Debbie Wasserman-Shultz was it again Thursday night when she spoke to Anderson Cooper during the “Keeping Them Honest” segment of his CNN program. Whether or not you agree with Anderson Cooper’s politics, he’s one of the last real journalists in cable news and isn’t afraid to call out the lies he sees on either side of the aisle.
During the interview, Cooper ripped into the congresswoman for “misquoting” a Los Angeles Times article in a campaign fundraising email, in which she attempted to tie Mitt Romney’s stance on abortion to Rep. Todd Akin’s recent ridiculous comments on “legitimate rape” and specific pieces of the Republican platform.
Here is the full segment from the Times:
“There is no doubt about who is in charge, of course. Delegates for presumptive nominee Mitt Romney are voting down substantive changes to the platform language that was written at the direction of Romney’s campaign. The biggest question is whether the tone remains polite, as it was at the outset of two days of deliberations, or whether dissenters spoil the image of harmony that the Romney campaign is working hard to produce.”
The email in question argued that the GOP “just voted to embrace Akin’s position by including a constitutional ban on all abortions — even in cases of rape or incest — in their 2012 platform.”
Watch the segment below:
Here’s the exchange between Anderson Cooper and DWS:
So, Debbie Wasserman-Shultz’s lying has gotten so out-of-control now that even CNN is calling her out. That’s almost impressive. Glenn had a few things to say about DWS’ comments on radio this morning.
Aside from the blatant “misquoting” and lies the congresswoman was unapologetic for in the interview, the most ridiculous part of this exchange is that she is calling Mitt Romney an “extremist” on abortion. Mitt Romney is a candidate that many on the right find to be too moderate and she’s trying to put the label “extremist” on him.
“I would like to see a serious study if it's possible if you could find a worst spokesperson for your cause than Debbie Wasserman-Schultz,” Stu joked. “Is it humanly possible?”
Debbie Wasserman-Shultz has an uncanny ability to walk through a lie without hesitating. She doesn’t get that feeling or backtrack like most people do when they’re caught. She just charges on, knowing good and well she has absolutely no facts on her side.
“It's like almost a superhero power to deny the fact that she's lying,” Stu said.
Pat had a different term for it, saying, “It’s called sheer evil.”
Whatever it is, Debbie Wasserman-Shultz is unbelievably disconnected from reality.
“I think she has somewhere created something inside of her where this mouth that she has is disconnected to the rest of her torso. This voice that comes out of her has no connection to her character at all. How else could she live with herself.”