Thursday, June 02, 2016

The guy attempting to challenge Debbie Wasserman Schultz in Florida, is attacking her over the Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran. Wait, what?

Courtesy of the Washington Post: 

Much of Canova’s campaign literature emphasizes his opposition to the nuclear agreement with Iran, a position shared by many in the district’s large and active Jewish population. Wasserman Schultz backed the deal. 

“She’s Jewish; I’m not. But I’ve had a Jewish stepdad for 40 years, and I was a volunteer on a kibbutz. . . . And she voted for the Iran agreement,” he said. “Either she got duped by [Obama deputy national security adviser] Ben Rhodes or she was in on it.”

So to be clear this Canova guy is attempting to attract the Jewish vote by using Right Wing talking points to attack DWS over a deal that she probably had virtually nothing to do with.

Is he not aware that the Iran deal is very popular among Democrats? Or that they get very defensive when somebody attacks their President in order to earn political points?

Cause they do.

But hey, Bernie Sanders supports him right? So I guess he has that going for him.

Wait, does this mean that Sanders is also against the Iran deal?

I think some intrepid reporter needs to ask him that very question.


  1. Anonymous11:36 AM

    So is this the asswipe that Bernie is supporting?
    I suppose Bernie would rather have a world war than negotiate treaties?

  2. Anonymous11:55 AM

    No one is going to ask him about Iran, or Canova, Gryph. Hillary just made a major speech against Trump that was on CNN - a great speech. She's moved on to the General. The media has moved on.

    And it's just as well that Bernie is not asked. Whenever Bernie is asked about specifics, he still doesn't know what he's talking about. And if he doesn't know by this point, he's never going to know.

    Two examples in the past weeks come to mind:
    CENTRAL AMERICA - “Look, you’re asking me questions about the impact on Central America, which honestly I should know more than I do know.”
    CA DROUGHT - "hasn't studied it."

  3. If you support Waserman-Schultz you might as well be voting Republican. Same thing.

    1. Anonymous1:09 PM

      Are there any women candidates that you DO like? Name one - and don't tell me Elizabeth Warren because the Bernie Bros are trashing her right now.

    2. Anonymous1:19 PM

      Voting for DWS is the same as voting for Donald the circus clown?

    3. Anonymous4:21 PM

      Bernie voted the same way, but oh gosh, can't say anything about your hero or this pandering fool Canova.

    4. I can't really think of any females in politics now outside of Warren whom I support. Clinton and Feinstein are so tied in the with neoliberal/military-security complex that they will never do anything to rock those boats. I've never had an issue with Boxer.

      Not a Joni Ernst or Nicki Haley or Michelle Bachman or Sarah Palin fan, but none of that is due to their sex. It's because of the positions they take on issues. I would support Warren over Sanders, or anyone else, any day of the week.

      And I think Clinton can lose to Trump. I was living in Virginia in 1994 when Chuck Robb was up for re-election to the Senate. He was at the time probably the most despised senator in the country after the revelations of his affairs. The only person in the state who could compare with him for loathsomeness was Col. Oliver North, and that's who the Republicans picked to run against him. Robb won. I fear the Democrats are headed for the same fate with a ticket led by Mrs. Clinton. Her time was in 2004. She chickened out too early to run against Bush because of his war popularity. Of course it plummeted before the election. She would have won in a landslide. Opportunity doesn't often knock twice, nor always should it. Her time has passed.

  4. Anonymous12:08 PM

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a competent, strong-willed woman who intimidates small-membered males

  5. She's for protecting Pay Day Lenders. Does that mean Clinton supports them too? Some intrepid reporter should ask her.

    1. Anonymous12:19 PM

      @Andrew Prutsok 12:09 PM
      No shit!
      We'll see Santa Claus before Hillary sits down with a real reporter.
      And she'll have a meltdown if she has to answer real questions.

    2. Anonymous12:23 PM


    3. Anonymous12:41 PM

      If you don't like pay day loans don't get one. Yep, it's that simple.

    4. Oh, for Pete's sake, Andrew. Did you miss the 11 hours of a House hearing? She stood her own before House Republicans who were out for blood. Hillary prevailed wonderfully. I watched the whole hearing. Here I was sitting at home in my lounge chair, & I was exhausted by the end of the day - it wasn't easy for this old sick lady to remain alert listening to detail after detail for 11 hours. How she was able to remain engaged & respectful for that long is beyond me.

    5. I too thought she did well on the stupid Benghazi hearings. My point here was that Gryph said Sanders should be questioned over his guy's opposition to the Iran deal. DWS supports unregulated pay day lending. Using the same logic, shouldn't Hillary be questioned about that?

  6. Anonymous12:11 PM

    During an exclusive interview with the Washington Examiner Thursday, Priebus said that the GOP will be "cooked" as a national party if they fail to take back the White House next November.

    1. Anonymous1:11 PM

      They are already cooked and have done it to themselves. Look at the candidates they've picked to run for national office and many state office throughout the country during these past recent years! Good god almighty!

      And, now they are supporting Trump. Fucking idiots!!!

      Those in Congress coming out in support of Trump (Ryan being the latest) make me wonder if they'll truly be able to put a mark next to Trump's name when they cast their ballots? Don't see how they could (or will) make themselves do it!

    2. Anonymous3:09 PM

      1:11 PM-

  7. DWS voted for it, but it was like pulling teeth, as she, initially, was against it. I really didn't think she'd change her mind. I'm glad she did, & if Canova is against it, then he's either pandering, or doesn't understand the complexity of the deal. I'm proud of our country & the other nations involved because diplomacy is a good way to avoid war.

    1. Anonymous3:10 PM

      Exactly, Giggles!

  8. Anonymous12:14 PM

    Meanwhile, Iran helps US fight ISIS

    1. Anonymous12:27 PM

      Netanyahu's Israel is more of a danger to the USA than Iran.

    2. Anonymous1:05 PM

      I so agree with you, 12:27 PM! Netanyahu is an ass and very much dislikes President Obama.

    3. Anonymous1:38 PM

      Netanyahu couldn't care less about the US. People in the Middle East hate us because we enable Israel's mistreatment of Palestinian Arabs and they have utter contempt for our corrupt politicians bullied by AIPAC.

      The 9/11 evildoers hated us for our freedom? Hardly.

  9. Anonymous12:25 PM

    So Gryph,who ya picking in this showdown?

    1. Oh hell that's an easy one, I'm with Warren all the way.

      However this post is about her opponent focusing his attack on Schultz's support of the Iran deal. Which is clearly a wrong headed approach, and sends up red neocon flags for me.

      And remember Sanders is not supporting her opponent because of the pay day loan deal, which seems reasonable, he supports her opponent as revenge for the fact that he thinks she worked against him in the primary.

      In other words this is not about pay day, this is about payback.

    2. I think Sanders voted for the Iran deal. I'm pretty sure he did.

    3. Gryph, I read this after I posted a comment below.

      This is exactly what it is, payback, but it goes back even further than this year or last year. Bernie running for pres this year made it possible for Canova to profit from the out-of-state donations, which he would not have had any hope of having had he tried to run against DWS in 2014.

      I asked in my post why he didn't run against her in 2014. And there is the answer. He couldn't get money off it then, but he can get money off it now.

    4. Anonymous3:14 PM

      Did you see Elizabeth Warren's tweet today?

      "Congress wasn’t elected to help predatory lenders. If anyone tries to block or delay the @CFPB payday rules, it’s time to fight back hard."

      Now who could that have been aimed at?

  10. What I've researched about Canova suggests that he moved into literally my town for the express reason of trying to de-seat DWS.

    Now, all of your criticisms about her aside, how would you feel if someone did that in your district? And if that someone was getting over 85% of his funding from outside the state (never mind outside of the district)?

    He comes seemingly out of the blue just at the same time that Bernie Sanders makes a big national splash, and piggy-backs his fundraising efforts off of that, rather than trying to do anything like, talk to his actual constituents and do any local fundraising.

    He moved here in 2012. He didn’t run against DWS in 2014. He has never tried to run for city or state offices. Lord knows we could have used someone like him in Tallahassee any time in the last 4 years.

    What I see is a man from California who does not know this area, does not know South Florida, and does not know his constituents, at all.

    Yet he claims (by running) that he wants to represent us.

    He doesn’t even know us. And it doesn’t look like he is even bothering to try to get to know us.

    And, if I can be petty, he does look a little too much like Rick Scott.

    1. Anonymous1:20 PM

      He's a carpetbagger and she should run ads saying so.

    2. Anonymous3:40 PM

      Never trust a carpetbagger. Prime example: Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan.

      I would be suspicious that this guy is not even remotely a Democrat but a "teabagger" in Democratic clothing. It would be interesting to know where his funding is really coming from.

  11. Anonymous1:50 PM

    "Wait, does this mean that Sanders is also against the Iran deal?

    I think some intrepid reporter needs to ask him that very question. "

    If some intrepid reporter wants to get laughed out of the room it's so logically flawed.

    Let's follow the logic:
    - Canova expresses opposition to the Iran Deal
    - Bernie Sanders endorsed Canova.
    - Therefore Bernie Sanders opposes the Iran Deal.

    Your hatred for Sanders is lowering your IQ.

    1. Anonymous8:58 PM

      Let's ask an intrepid reporter why DWS is making out with the same predatory lenders in FLA that the Obama administration is going after in DC. That's kinda weird. Not to mention awkward, since Obama thinks DWS is a peachy gal.

  12. Anonymous1:54 PM

    Another reason why an intrepid reporter would get laughed out of the room. The answer is right on Sanders' campaign site:
    "War Should Be the Last Option: Why I Support the Iran Deal"

  13. Anonymous2:08 PM

    People in demographic minorities LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the "I can speak for you better than you do because of some random thread of connection!" argument.

    "I'm not Jewish, but I have a Jewish stepdad..."

    "I'm not black, but I have a black cousin-in-law..."

    "I'm not a woman, but I have a mom, a sister and a daughter..."

    " let me tell you why you're wrong about your own interests."

    They have no idea whatsoever how laughable they sound.

  14. Anonymous2:26 PM

    Nothing like upping the right-wing nut job ante. My college roommate lived on a kibbutz while in high school. I was so ignorant about Israeli politics I just thought she had been there to learn how to farm! And, she did teach me how to make a fantastic batch of yogurt with a quart of milk, a bowl and a towel ... Now she tells me her family is divided beyond all reason over the situation in Palestine. Three-quarters of the family sees the land grab as wrong and the other half are Netanyahu cheerleaders.

  15. Anita Winecooler5:23 PM

    This guy's a winner. Damn auto correct, I wrote wiener. So you had a jewish step dad for forty years, that makes you about as un jewish as anyone not born to a Jewish Woman, unless you converted, so why bring it up? Same with volunteering in Israel. I've followed both Hillary and Bernie. He only mentioned his religion once, in passing, explaining he wasn't a practicing Jew.


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