Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 9 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
General News    H3'ed 6/20/11

Rove Attacks Wasserman Schultz as "Debbie Downer"

By       (Page 1 of 2 pages)   3 comments
Message Roger Shuler

Cross Posted at Legal Schnauzer

What are U.S. corporate elites receiving in exchange for their substantial investment in Karl Rove's American Crossroads? Some of the most infantile political advertising since the invention of moving pictures.

Rove's latest handiwork involves an attack on U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL). How did Wasserman Schultz become a Rove target? One, she recently was elected chair of the Democratic National Committee. Two, she has spoken the obvious truth--that after eight years of corruption and misrule by the George W. Bush administration, and with psycho Republicans now in charge of the House of Representatives, the U.S. is perilously close to sliding down the toilet.

In other words, Wasserman Schultz does not buy the Reaganesque fairy tale that this is "Morning in America." And so, she must be attacked. How? With a take off on an old Saturday Night Live skit that was only moderately amusing in the first place. It becomes downright nauseating in the hands of Rove's henchmen, who are intent on telling us that Wasserman Schultz is "Debbie Downer."

You can check out the brilliance of Rove's "creative team" below:

Video: Debbie Downer

A couple of obvious questions come to mind: Did SNL  license "Debbie Downer" for use by American Crossroads? If not, did Rove's hatchet men violate copyright law?

While you are trying not to guffaw, or puke, after seeing Rove's ad, we urge you to check out the response below from Velvet Revolution, highlighting some of the "forward thinking" positions of Reince Priebus, chair of the Republican National Committee. Naturally, American Crossroads thinks Priebus is a swell guy.

It's also worth remember that Wasserman Schultz once served on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee and made a number of strong public statements about the need for Rove to testify about his apparent role in a number of Bush-era scandals, including the political prosecution of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman and the unlawful firings of U.S. attorneys. From a May 2008 article in The Hill:

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said that the House Judiciary Committee would be willing to arrest Karl Rove if the former White House official doesn't testify about his role in the firing of nine U.S. attorneys in 2006.

Next Page  1  |  2

(Note: You can view every article as one long page if you sign up as an Advocate Member, or higher).

Rate It | View Ratings

Roger Shuler Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

I live in Birmingham, Alabama, and work in higher education. I became interested in justice-related issues after experiencing gross judicial corruption in Alabama state courts. This corruption has a strong political component. The corrupt judges are (more...)
Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEd News Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Boy Scouts and the Horrors of Their "Perversion Files"

Bush vs. Obama on Spending: It's No Contest

Why Is Karl Rove Planning to Visit the Backwoods of Alabama?

What's the Real Story Behind Karl Rove's Divorce?

Is "Morning Joe" Scarborough a Murderer?

Rove Might Be Trying To "Pull A Siegelman" With Julian Assange

To View Comments or Join the Conversation:

Tell A Friend