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Fri Feb 20, 2015, 12:37 AM

Debbie Wasserman Schultzís offered to change her position on marijuana for donor's approval

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/02/debbie-wasserman-schultz-medical-marijuana-115338.html

Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultzís office offered to change her position on medical marijuana if a major Florida donor recanted his withering criticism of her, according to emails obtained by POLITICO.

The proposal to Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan was straightforward: retract critical statements he made to a reporter in return for Wasserman Schultz publicly backing his cannabis initiative that she had trashed just months earlier. Morgan declined the offer with a sharp email reply sent to a go-between, who described the congresswoman as being in a ďtizzy.Ē


http://www.politico.com/story/2015/02/debbie-wasserman-schultz-medical-marijuana-115338.html

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Reply Debbie Wasserman Schultzís offered to change her position on marijuana for donor's approval (Original post)
krawhitham Feb 2015 OP
DisgustipatedinCA Feb 2015 #1
olddots Feb 2015 #2
starroute Feb 2015 #16
Fumesucker Feb 2015 #3
Comrade Grumpy Feb 2015 #4
on point Feb 2015 #11
PeteSelman Feb 2015 #5
LittleBlue Feb 2015 #6
sabrina 1 Feb 2015 #8
LittleBlue Feb 2015 #9
Enthusiast Feb 2015 #27
Fumesucker Feb 2015 #7
NBachers Feb 2015 #10
tularetom Feb 2015 #12
BrotherIvan Feb 2015 #13
nikto Feb 2015 #24
Comrade Grumpy Feb 2015 #14
TeamPooka Feb 2015 #15
herding cats Feb 2015 #17
pa28 Feb 2015 #18
McCamy Taylor Feb 2015 #19
DonCoquixote Feb 2015 #20
DeSwiss Feb 2015 #21
nikto Feb 2015 #23
ND-Dem Feb 2015 #26
F4lconF16 Feb 2015 #47
nikto Feb 2015 #22
Nuclear Unicorn Feb 2015 #28
ND-Dem Feb 2015 #25
onethatcares Feb 2015 #29
Enthusiast Feb 2015 #30
djean111 Feb 2015 #31
hobbit709 Feb 2015 #32
HappyMe Feb 2015 #33
Savannahmann Feb 2015 #34
bemildred Feb 2015 #35
Scuba Feb 2015 #36
B Calm Feb 2015 #37
bigwillq Feb 2015 #38
Javaman Feb 2015 #39
Autumn Feb 2015 #40
Fumesucker Feb 2015 #41
WillyT Feb 2015 #43
WillyT Feb 2015 #42
joeybee12 Feb 2015 #44
Warren DeMontague Feb 2015 #45
woo me with science Feb 2015 #46
Tsiyu Feb 2015 #48
MohRokTah Feb 2015 #49

Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 12:41 AM

1. Fucking tool. nt

 

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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 12:44 AM

2. this will piss alot of you off

 

I tend to not trust people who use three names and there is something phony about her .

Just my dopey opinion.

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Response to olddots (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 02:30 AM

16. Nothing wrong with using three names -- especially for women

Melissa Harris-Perry, for example.

On the other hand, Debbie really is a phony, and you don't have to apologize for saying so.

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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 12:46 AM

3. Public policy based on personal political calculation

Clearly this is the very best person for the job..

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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 12:59 AM

4. How craven of her. Only does the right thing when her back is up against the wall.

 

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 01:52 AM

11. I think correct word here is corrupt. She could be bought

Craven would mean she changed, or didn't, out of fear or blackmail. But you're right, despicable in any case.

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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 01:17 AM

5. She sucks.

Can't stand her.

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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 01:26 AM

6. Wow. Selling her integrity as brazenly as

 

a street vendor. In an email, no less, so she can't even deny it.

Amateurish.

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Response to LittleBlue (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 01:34 AM

8. Which means she doesn't even see anything wrong with what she is doing. No moral compass.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 01:40 AM

9. Seems so. No different than her colleagues

 

She only got caught because she made the mistake of giving it in writing to her political enemy. The rest of our pol overlords are apparently more subtle.

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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 06:16 AM

27. +1 a whole bunch.

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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 01:30 AM

7. This is the way bidness is done at the top

The only unusual thing is that someone was sloppy enough to use a more or less permanent medium for the quid pro quo offer and that the recipient of the offer revealed it publicly.

Ain't democracy grand?

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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 01:51 AM

10. how opportunistic of her

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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 02:05 AM

12. Was I ever wrong about her

I thought she was merely an incompetent simpleton but it turns out theres a lot more to her than I ever suspected.

Actually she's a lying scheming venal crook. And not a very good one at that.

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Response to tularetom (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 02:13 AM

13. +1

Nailed it

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Response to tularetom (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 04:15 AM

24. What YOU said

 



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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 02:16 AM

14. Marijuana flexes its political muscles.

 

The prohibitionist politicians better start changing their tunes like Debby or they could get run over.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 02:18 AM

15. Yup. The hell with her. Corrupt politician. nt

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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 02:35 AM

17. Really Florida, this is the best you can do?

I know as a state you've done worse, but damn, can't you please raise the bar just a little? You're dragging us all down with you!

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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 02:52 AM

18. Can we please get Howard Dean back?

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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 03:12 AM

19. So? Dog bites man.

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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 03:29 AM

20. Kudos to MJ BUT

the fact is that this is the person who has crashed the mid term election car twice, and is ready to hand Jeb Florida AGAIN.

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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 03:47 AM

21. They renamed bribes, ''campaign contributions.''

 

They ignore family members being rewarded with essentially no-show jobs.

Former appointed and elected pols are rewarded with Board seats on the corporations that benefited from their previous decisions.

The last election cost 2 billion dollars which was essentially bribes to the media for coverage.

Decisions, laws and trade agreements are made in private and then covered up with security clearance requirements.

Former CEO's, lawyers and board members of corporations that do billions in business with the government end up running those agencies after elections, and then returning to their jobs to collect their bonuses for ''government service.''

Everyone is bugged.

Citizens may now be kidnapped, murdered and no responsibility need be taken for the deed.

- Yet I am constantly amused at the incredulity of those who are amazed that there can be corrupt politicians in this corrupt system and corrupt government we have.

Geeze people, wake up!

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K&R

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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #21)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 04:14 AM

23. Corrupt politicians in Amurka??

 

Gosh...Who knew?








Good post, by the way.

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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #21)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 04:26 AM

26. +200

 

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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #21)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 11:17 PM

47. Dead on. nt

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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 04:12 AM

22. Too many Democrats have THIN SKINS

 

Last edited Sat Feb 21, 2015, 03:36 AM - Edit history (2)

True progressives need to be fighters who relish the battle for justice,
and expect it to be uphill.


Schultz sounds like she was never really with us.

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Response to nikto (Reply #22)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 06:24 AM

28. "Schultz sounds like she was never really with us."

Yet, we were with her because she promised she would be with us. We even gave her the reins of our national elections. What did we get? Cynical self interest.

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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 04:26 AM

25. barf. just barf. on both sides.

 

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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 06:34 AM

29. when you don't really work for a living

it's hard to give up that easy money.

I think we all heard the joke about "just arguing about the price".

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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 07:51 AM

30. This will not change my position on DWS.

DWS has got to go!

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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 07:53 AM

31. And, of course, being a Floridian, I am fucking supposed to support her and vote for her.

 

Because "D".
She would just be another DINO in the Senate.
Increasingly difficult to see why anyone would say things will get better if we just keep voting for Third-Way types of candidates.
No, things will get to be just how the Third Way wants them, which is not my Democratic Party any more.

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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 07:54 AM

32. She's definitely not an honest politician-she doesn't stay bought.

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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 08:00 AM

33. I guess this is the way things are done now.

This is the crap that happens when tons of cash gets in the way of government. Yay Citizens United!

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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 08:01 AM

34. Hey Debbie a couple questions.

 

How much would it cost to have you come out in opposition to Immigration Reform?

What price do you put on a Progressive Tax?

If there was money behind it, what political position is so abhorrent that you would not take it?

Does anyone understand what I've been shouting about for the last couple years. Something about Principles missing in far too many of our politicians?

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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 08:03 AM

35. These people just WILL NOT LEARN that the internet is not secure.

Leak after leak after leak and they keep using it.

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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 08:33 AM

36. DWS's principles can be purchased for very little.

 

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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 09:07 AM

37. She is a republican. .

 

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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 09:13 AM

38. She's awful.

 

Please step down. NOW!

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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 09:47 AM

39. an opportunistic politician? that never happens. nt

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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 09:49 AM

40. Wow. That sure says a hell of a lot.

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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 12:01 PM

41. This story is too important to sink so...

:kick:

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #41)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 07:51 PM

43. Agreed...

 




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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 02:27 PM

42. K & R !!!

 


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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 07:57 PM

44. I might defend her with something like, they all do it...IF

 

She was good at her job.

In other words, I'm not defending her.

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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 07:58 PM

45. Well she lost a lot of us with her asinine support of arresting sick grannies for smoking pot.

The criticism wasn't just from one donor, it was from the majority of the party that wants legalization, not more prison cells filled with people doing 10 year mandatory minimum sentences because they got caught smoking a joint.

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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 08:51 PM

46. Corruption is now status quo.

Time to get the corporate criminals in both parties OUT.

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Response to woo me with science (Reply #46)

Fri Feb 20, 2015, 11:42 PM

48. A-freaking-men



We have had enough of the destruction of people's lives and rights just so some for-profit prison, Big Pharm, Big Beer, Big Ag scumbags can exploit the people for more $$$$$$$.

We have had enough of seeing babies with seizures suffer, seeing veterans with PTSD suffer, seeing cancer patients unable to eat or feel good, knowing all of these people can have their pain alleviated with this mild, safe plant.

It boggles the mind that in 2015, anti-science, anti-intellectual, freedom-HATING people like Wasserman Schultz are even taken seriously.

With all of the pain, lack of appetite, bad dreams, flashbacks and anxiety I suffer, it's good to know Wasserman Schultz will let people like me ease my suffering as long as she gets a personal favor out of the deal.

FUCK YOU Debbie Downer.

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Response to krawhitham (Original post)

Sat Feb 21, 2015, 12:00 AM

49. Worst. DNC. Chari. EVER!

 

She needs to go so bad. Worst ever.

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