Debbie Wasserman Schultz has rocky DNC start

I think she was a great choice for DNC chair. I have always like her straightforwardness. She was a force during the healthcare debate. She is a true supporter of the President. I think her stumbles are normal and compared to Michael Steele when he came out, she has been amazing. I think that she is a strong woman, who thinks for herself and is strong in her convictions, and sometimes that is frustrating to her counterparts.

Democrats knew they were getting an outspoken partisan when Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz took over the reins of the Democratic National Committee a month ago.

But they might not have known just how outspoken.

In the four weeks since she succeeded Tim Kaine, Wasserman Schultz has been called out by four nonpartisan fact-checkers for mischaracterizing the GOP’s Medicare plan.

She’s accused Republicans of wanting to reinstate segregation and of waging a “war on women.” She has asserted, somewhat nonsensically, that the GOP wants to make illegal immigration — by definition against the law — “a crime.” She’s also been mocked for driving a foreign car after pounding Republicans for not supporting the American auto industry.

A rank-and-file member of Congress typically wouldn’t get noticed for inflammatory language and rhetorical slip-ups. But Wasserman Schultz has a higher profile now — and was hired precisely because of her skills as a communicator.

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