Obama Wants Pro-Abortion Democratic Party Chair to Stay
by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 12/3/12 12:20 PM
President Barack Obama wants pro-abortion Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz to stay for another term as the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee. The Florida congresswoman had been expected to stay in her post but a top DNC official said today that the president is supporting her.
A Roll Call report indicates Wasserman attended more than 850 campaign events in 31 states in the first 18 months of her tenure to support Obama’s campaign for another four-year term. That includes events with the Planned Parenthood abortion business, which pumped $15 million into Obama’s re-election bid.
Democrats will meet January 22 to elect new leaders and typically the party brass go along with the decision by a sitting president on who should run the party on his behalf. With pro-abortion House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi deciding to stay on in her capacity, Wasserman’s ability to move up the ranks in the House of Representatives is limited — making it more likely she will retain her DNC chairmanship.
Wasserman Schultz replaced pro-abortion former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine as DNC chair in 2011 when he stepped down to run for the Senate in Virginia. If re-elected, Wasserman Schultz will head the party through the 2014 Congressional elections, which Republicans hope to use to re-take the Senate from pro-abortion Democrats.
Although the DNC was successful in getting pro-abortion President Barack Obama re-election and retaining the Senate, Politico reported during the campaign that Wasserman Schultz was ratedone of the least effective spokespeople for Obama.
In a slap in the face to pro-life women nationwide during the campaign, Wasserman Schultz called the pro-life women who spoke at the Republican convention this week nothing more than “shiny packaging.”
“I think we believe that women can see through that nice shiny packaging that the Republicans have been putting out there, through to what’s inside, which is really a disaster for women’s future, extreme policies,” Wasserman Schultz said in a press conference with pro-abortion activist Sandra Fluke
Before that, Wasserman Schultz said electing women to public office is only a good thing is they subscribe to the liberal dogma that advances abortion and birth control.
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Wasserman Schultz was named in 2011 by pro-abortion President Barack Obama to take over as the head of the Democratic Party nationally and prepare for his re-election campaign. At the time of her appointment to the position, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards praised Wasserman Schultz as a “heroine” for her extensive abortion advocacy. The appointment made it clear Obama would not run from his lengthy pro-abortion record.
She has also appeared at fundraising events for the Planned Parenthood abortion business.