How many times a week do you think DWS says the word “extremist”? I’m betting at least a hundred.
(CBS News) — Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz says it makes no difference which Republican presidential candidate scores the nomination for 2012 — because they all share extreme-right views that will not prevail over President Obama.
Wasserman Schultz, speaking in an appearance on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” said Sunday that any Republican candidate in the field would pose a “very stark contrast” when matched up against Mr. Obama in the 2012 election, particularly on issues like Social Security, immigration reform and Medicare.
“It doesn’t much matter which one of the Republicans gets nominated because they’re all the same,” the Florida Democrat said. “They are all embracing and bear-hugging the Tea Party. Moving to the right — they can’t move to the right far enough.
Addressing Republican National Committee chair Reince Priebus, who also appeared on the show. the Florida Congresswoman said, “My state will go in the win column for President Obama again because the extremists in the Tea Party control your party.”
Priebus argued that Mr. Obama was “upside down” in Florida, and cited a September 13 New York special election — in which Republican Bob Turner beat Democrat David Weprin for the seat vacated by the retired Democrat Anthony Weiner — that “these talking points have been tested” and that “they’re imploding.”