Sunday, May 29, 2011
Making Debbie Wasserman Schultz look worse
In an earlier post, I reported that Democratic National Committee Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz had asked Prime Minister Netanyahu to demand a pledge from the Republican Jewish Coalition not to make Israel a campaign issue. Caroline Glick has a more uncomplimentary version of the story, which also may explain how it became public.
This point was also brought home with Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s interesting request to Republicans during their joint meeting with Netanyahu. In front of the Israeli leader, Wasserman Schultz asked her Republican counterparts not to use support for Israel as a campaign issue. Her request makes clear that following Netanyahu’s brilliant triumph in Washington, Democrats realize that the president’s poor treatment of Israel is an issue that will harm them politically if the Republicans decide to make it an issue in next year’s elections.
It sounds like the Democrats have a lot to fear next November.