Does Debbie Wasserman Schultz bug you? I know she does. Guess what. She bugs Obama too.
According to Politico, the White House nearly got rid of her after 2012 and the Hillary Clinton campaign, as it gets up in running, probably will finish the job.
From the piece:
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is in a behind-the-scenes struggle with the White House, congressional Democrats and Washington insiders who have lost confidence in her as both a unifying leader and reliable party spokesperson at a time when they need her most.
Long-simmering doubts about her have reached a peak after two recent public flubs: criticizing the White House’s handling of the border crisis and comparing the tea party to wife beaters . . . .
The Obama team was so serious about replacing her after 2012 that they found a replacement candidate to back before deciding against it, according to people familiar with those discussions.
Obama and Wasserman Schultz have rarely even talked since 2011. They don’t meet about strategy or messaging. They don’t talk much on the phone.
Instead, the DNC chairwoman stakes out the president of the United States at the end of photo lines at events and fundraisers.
“You need another picture, Debbie?” Obama tends to say, according to people who’ve been there for the encounters.
One particularly annoying habit according to the piece, as the DSW wants the DNC to pay for her clothes.
Here she is in her most recent gaffe, comparing tea party members to domestic violence abusers.