After Republican David Jolly’s special election win Tuesday over former FLorida Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, the Democratic Party’s go-to spinster Debbie Wasserman Shultz (DWS) tweeted this:
— D Wasserman Schultz (@DWStweets) March 12, 2014
Almost immediately after DWS’s brain-dead attempt to lift the sprits of butt-hurt Democrats, a Washington Post Factchecker blasted DWS’s “underperform” line with three Pinocchios.
In the same district, President Obama, for instance, beat both Mitt Romney in 2012 and John McCain in 2008. Alex Sink, when she unsuccessfully sought the governorship in 2010, won the congressional district even while losing the state. Sink also won the district when she was elected Florida’s chief financial officer in 2006.
We know everyone has a job to do, but this is taking political spin to a ridiculous level. Yes, Young was a repeat winner, but he was a beloved incumbent. Democrats could write this off as a special election with no real ramifications nationwide, they could blame the failure to win on harsh attacks by outside groups and they could say it was a tough loss. But they cannot credibly say that the other party “underperformed” on its way to victory.
WaPo slammed DWS with four Pinocchios in 2012 as well.
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