When Debbie Wasserman Schultz asked her staffers for a statement on Holocaust Memorial Day, two of her aides mocked her and the Holocaust and one suggested the murder of 6 million Jews was no bigger deal than the Bosnia massacre.
“We need to do a statement from the DNC. Is there a reason we haven’t?” Wasserman Schultz asked in the email to communications director Ryan Banfill on May 5 of this year.
Banfill forwarded Schultz’s email to DNC staffer, Kate Houghton. “Flagging for you. The chair is asking for a statement on Yom Hashoah,” Banfill wrote.
“We aren’t going to do statements for every Jewish holiday unless she wants to do them for every religious holiday and trust me, this Catholic can give you a list of them,” Houghton replied. “Also when she does an official statement it makes very little sense to have two statements out there in her voice.”
Banfill poked fun at the Holocaust with what appeared to be an ironic reply. “This is about remembering the Holocaust. Never forget.”
“Yup… or Darfur or Armenia or Rwanda or Bosnia (which PS is where my husband served),” Houghton replied. “Does she want us to do one for each other those remembrance days as well?”
With the appearance of a Palestinian flag on the floor of the Democratic convention, it should be clear by now which party is pro-Israel and a friend of the Jews, and which is not. But judging by the political sympathies of my fellow Jews, the point still somehow needs to be made.
10:30 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 8:50 pm || Departs White House 9:50 pm || Arrives Philadelphia 10:30 pm || Delivers remarks to the Democratic National Convention; Wells Fargo Center 11:40 pm || Departs Philadelphia 12:35 am || Arrives White House
And the Democrats will feature “Mothers of the Movement” — a group of speakers that includes the mothers of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland and more. As far as I’m aware, not mothers of murdered police officers are scheduled to appear this eveing.
This is odd for a vice presidential candidate, to be so deferential.
Mike Pence today shared the stage with Donald Trump at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention, refering to Trump as “Mr. Trump” and “my new boss” and that it’s an “honor to stand” with him and blah blah blah.
Meantime, Trump treats him like kind of a pet. “Mike, say a few words . . . ” in a tone of, Be my guest. and then Mike speaks for three minutes or so.
Disturbing only because Weiner should know one when he sees one.
Don’t laugh at Weiner. His wife Huma Abedin will be running the country side by side with Hillary Clinton should Mrs. Clinton win the presidency. It’s hard to imagine Anthony won’t be playing some part in that.
Apparently, Democrats are turning the convention arena into a pig pen.
I’ve never covered a Democratic convention, but I have covered several GOP conventions. I don’t remember any scenes like this.
Buhhht, I have covered, generally speaking, lots of Democrats and lots of Republicans politicians and their aides. I can tell you that Democrats — and these are the “elite,” in Washington — have fouler mouths, are always late, are more disrespectful, and often dress too informally, even sloppily. At the White House, they’ve all got their feet on the furniture.
Think of what the Democratic agenda is. It’s mainly about jettisoning what’s left of decorum and decency. It only makes sense that this would be true.
Philadelphia is shaping up to be a mess for the Democrats, both inside and outside the convention. From a piece I wrote for LifeZette: While the media spent weeks writing about the blood that would splatter on the pavement in Cleveland during the Republican convention as Black Lives Matter took to the streets, nothing happened.… Continue Reading