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FlatBaroque

(3,160 posts)
Mon Mar 28, 2016, 11:15 AM Mar 2016

President Barack Obama endorses Debbie Wasserman Schultz

President Barack Obama endorses Debbie Wasserman Schultz

President Barack Obama has endorsed U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz who faces a rare primary challenge for her Broward/Miami-Dade congressional district.

It's no surprise that Obama endorsed his Democratic National Committee chair since 2011 -- but it shows that she is facing a challenge worth paying attention to from Nova Southeastern University professor Tim Canova.

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President Barack Obama endorses Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Original Post) FlatBaroque Mar 2016 OP
And hopefully a better Democrat will take her place. Jackie Wilson Said Mar 2016 #1
https://timcanova.com FlatBaroque Mar 2016 #2
Guess Bernie Sanders won't be endorsing anyone? brooklynite Mar 2016 #12
A vote for DWS is a vote for payday lenders. CharlotteVale Mar 2016 #3
That seems to be a fair assessment. libdem4life Mar 2016 #4
A lot of Democrats need to come to grips with who Barack Obama really is BernieforPres2016 Mar 2016 #5
AND He Also Endorsed Patrick Murphy Here In Florida Too! ChiciB1 Mar 2016 #11
yup ibegurpard Mar 2016 #14
Let's hope south Florida voters oust her. Vinca Mar 2016 #6
His discretion to do so... casperthegm Mar 2016 #7
The fact that Obama came out with an endorsement tells FlatBaroque Mar 2016 #9
Ordinary Floridian citizen djean111 will be voting for Canova. djean111 Mar 2016 #8
This movement is building FlatBaroque Mar 2016 #10
On the bright side TSIAS Mar 2016 #13
Agreed FlatBaroque Mar 2016 #15
He also refused to endorse Mike Honda (D-CA17) KamaAina Mar 2016 #16
Nothing surprises any more. After nominating this guy to SCOTUS FlatBaroque Mar 2016 #17
 

libdem4life

(13,877 posts)
4. That seems to be a fair assessment.
Mon Mar 28, 2016, 11:20 AM
Mar 2016

Canova poses an embarrasing challenge to the PTB and the Satus Quo. Obama does not that to happen on his watch.

And FDR Liberal Democrats from other states, hopefully, are drawn to support him, if only for the message it will send to what she represents...overstated, but still correct...The Establishment.

Oh and just as an aside, she's for vulture lenders, too. Party of the People, my arse.

BernieforPres2016

(3,017 posts)
5. A lot of Democrats need to come to grips with who Barack Obama really is
Mon Mar 28, 2016, 11:22 AM
Mar 2016

Another 3rd way politician like the Clintons, only not as corrupt. However, Obama hasn't had a shot at cashing in post Presidency yet.

ChiciB1

(15,435 posts)
11. AND He Also Endorsed Patrick Murphy Here In Florida Too!
Mon Mar 28, 2016, 01:38 PM
Mar 2016

I've tried very, very, very hard to come to grips with this BUT I simply CAN NOT find anything I like about this!! Does Obama NOT KNOW how DWS is perceived???

I'm sure he does, but for those who don't REALLY understand what's happened to The Democratic Party THIS should be a Yuuuuuggee RED FLAG with a COW BELL hanging from it!

The Democratic of TODAY looks more and more about REPUBLICAN LITE! This just makes me sick and HE said he supported the CONSUMER FINANCE PROTECTION BUREAU!

Not so much I guess!



This is just ASTONISHING and he really has now jumped the SHARK for me!

casperthegm

(643 posts)
7. His discretion to do so...
Mon Mar 28, 2016, 11:27 AM
Mar 2016

And as much as I respect the President, I fully disagree with his endorsement and I'm disappointed in it. DWS represents much of what has gone wrong with the Democratic party. I'd love to be able to change my registration from independent back to Democrat but as long as she and other like-minded politicians represent the party that I once knew and loved I will have to wait.

Does anyone know if Canova has a real chance to beat her?

FlatBaroque

(3,160 posts)
9. The fact that Obama came out with an endorsement tells
Mon Mar 28, 2016, 01:17 PM
Mar 2016

me that Debbie's internals must be really bad. I saw this as a VERY good sign that Tim will beat her.

 

djean111

(14,255 posts)
8. Ordinary Floridian citizen djean111 will be voting for Canova.
Mon Mar 28, 2016, 12:16 PM
Mar 2016

Furthermore, Obama's endorsement was expected, and does not mean squat to djean111. Also, I will be taking a page directly from the DWS-DINO playbook, and will not support Debbie DINO, ever.
Sauce for the DINO is sauce for the actual Democrat.

TSIAS

(14,689 posts)
13. On the bright side
Mon Mar 28, 2016, 02:22 PM
Mar 2016

Canova should see this as a sign of just how worried DWS is about her own political future. This is a safe district and should have been a slam dunk primary election for DWS. The fact that she needs this coveted endorsement is a sign that she is weak, not strong.

FlatBaroque

(3,160 posts)
15. Agreed
Mon Mar 28, 2016, 02:25 PM
Mar 2016

Bernie has lit a fire. This is the first time I have seen the grass roots as energized as their leader. It happened with Obama, but that was good marketing by his team.

 

KamaAina

(78,249 posts)
16. He also refused to endorse Mike Honda (D-CA17)
Mon Mar 28, 2016, 02:42 PM
Mar 2016

who is facing a stiff challenge from well-funded DINO Ro Khanna.

FlatBaroque

(3,160 posts)
17. Nothing surprises any more. After nominating this guy to SCOTUS
Mon Mar 28, 2016, 02:44 PM
Mar 2016

I am 110% done with Obama. Good riddance.

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