DNC Chair: Romney, GOP 'Rooting for' Economy to Tank

Debbie Wasserman Schultz also blasts war on women
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2012 1:25 PM CDT
DNC Chair: Romney, GOP 'Rooting for' Economy to Tank
Debbie Wasserman Schultz appears on NBC's "Meet the Press" in Washington, Sunday, June 12, 2011.   (AP Photo/NBC, William B. Plowman)

Debbie Wasserman Schultz blasted Mitt Romney and his fellow Republicans today for actively "rooting for economic failure" and narrow-mindedly focusing "on one job, Barack Obama's, for really the last two years." The DNC chair spoke this morning on CNN, saying that while the economy has been "making slow but steady progress," Republicans, as evidenced by Paul Ryan's budget, are "focused on making sure millionaires and billionaires can continue to do even better, and that's a pretty huge contrast." Elsewhere on the Sunday show dial, as per Politico:

  • Wasserman Schultz on women's issues: “The focus of the Republican Party on turning back the clock for women really is something that's unacceptable and shows how callus and insensitive they are towards women's priorities."
  • Rep. Raul Labrador on Mormonism: "The most biased people are the Democrats." Further, the Idaho Republican and Mormon blasted MSNBC, saying, "You look at your own network, you have Lawrence O'Donnell saying (Mormonism) was based on some guy just waking up some morning and deciding that he had an extramarital affair. There's some really nasty things already being said by your own network."
  • Dick Durbin on the GSA scandal: "I can tell you that I'm glad the GSA administrator left. It's an absolutely outrageous expenditure of taxpayers' money." Further, "The White House made it clear that the group in charge was going to be dismissed and resigned, and they did."
  • GOP Gov. John Kasich on how Ohio will go in November: "It's going to be close. It'll be tight as a tick out here. It always is."
(More Debbie Wasserman Schultz stories.)

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