Mitt Romney Makes Florida Unemployment Joke; Debbie Wasserman Schultz Whines

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Democratic National Committee Chairwoman and South Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has apparently run out of things to complain about.

Her target this week is Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who's in the middle of a fundraising tour through Florida.

The New York Times reports that while Romney was meeting unemployed Floridians at a Tampa coffee shop today listening to their stories and as a transition into explaining his run for president, he said, "I should tell my story. I'm also unemployed."

Romney let out a chuckle, and the group of eight unemployed Floridians joined him.

Then Wasserman Schultz got word of Romney's quip, and she decided to grumble about it.

"Mitt Romney's comments today at an event with unemployed Floridians that he's 'also unemployed' is inappropriate and insensitive to the millions of Americans looking for work," she says in a statement. "This comment shows that Mitt Romney -- a man who wants for nothing and whose only occupation for more than four years has been to run for President -- is incredibly out of touch with what's going on in our country and around the dinner tables of those who are out of work."

Apparently not hip to humor, Wasserman Schultz rambles on:

"Being unemployed, Mr. Romney, is not a joke -- not to my constituents in Florida or to millions of Americans across the country. Folks in my home state and across the country, who are struggling every day to make ends meet, do not need someone making light of their situation. Equating his run for the presidency with the difficulties of these honest hard-working Americans is shocking and is a reflection of his inability to comprehend the struggles of the American people. The fact is, the failed policies of the past, that he is advocating for, got us into the situation we're in the first place and Americans want neither a repeat of those policies or the type of out-of-touch and failed leadership Mitt Romney represents."

What a Debbie Downer.


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15 comments
Joel Goodman
Joel Goodman

There is nothing this two faced lying woman would not do to save her own job or that of any other scum sucking dumocrap. She said Weiner's weiner waving was a "private matter", until the world said " dump the pig". The dumbocrap party made an error in choosing this bimbo for a leader,. She's all mouth and no morality. Damns the companies going offshore and drives a Jap car. Typical two faced Dumbocrap.

Ercl66
Ercl66

I am a unemployed man from New Jersey.As a presidential candidate how can one make jokes about unemployment,when people are losing homes,may have mounting medical bills,and have no health insurance? He lost my vote,AND he can go F himself.

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

I love how a guy who used to run a hedge fund which purchased and broke up companies is talking about jobs for Americans. Is there a limit to the stupidity of the American people?

First Hand
First Hand

DWS herself is the funniest joke of them all. 

Fort Lauderdale Resident
Fort Lauderdale Resident

I think Debbie should try, as hard as it may be, to just stay out of the spotlight for more than a 3 day span.  Not every political comment or action from the Republican party (or its potential candidates) needs a counter comment or rebuttal.  I guess she now has a little bit of extra time now that Weiner's Weiner is being put to rest.  The entire political system has become a sham.  Both parties continue to fire back and forth creating nothing than a more divisive nation.  In the meantime, most of these politicians (Democrats & Republicans alike) are living like fat cats.  The whole thing is a show....reminds me of professional wrestling when I was a kid.  Good guys, bad guys, manufactured conflicts....

peajayach
peajayach

A "JAP CAR"? ...shades of Archie Bunker!

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

Toyota is the largest employer of Americans in the auto sector. Buying foreign products is not the problem. Sending all of our manufacturing overseas is the problem.

Learn the distinction.

Joel Goodman
Joel Goodman

Please explain your what is negative about that hedge fund.

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

While at Bain capital for 15 years, Mitt's "deals" directly caused the loss of thousands of jobs and in some instances, left people holding worthless stock.

This is the same guy that is going to create jobs?

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