Tonight, she kicked it up a notch in an interview on CNN with Wolf Blitzer, where she invoked the Holocaust. Wasserman Schultz noted that her Weston-to-Miami Beach District has one of the largest Holocaust-survivor populations in the nation.The Syrian action was horrible, it killed 1400+ people, over 600 of them kids. But it pales in comparison to the Holocaust which killed 6 million Jews (1.5 million of them kids) and 16+ million others. Comparing the Syrian gassing to the Shoah (the term Jews use for the Holocaust) it's like comparing a mosquito bite to open heart surgery.
"As a Jew," she said, "the concept of 'never again' has to mean something." She also noted the "searing images" of children killed in what appears to have been a chemical-weapons strike
With her inappropriate comparison of the Syrian gas attack to the Holocaust the DNC Chair is watering down the memory of what Hitler did to many of her constituents and so many others.
As far as her comment about being a Jew, while ultimately that is between Ms Shultz and God, she doesn't appear to be a Jew when she speaks in public.
Every year I hear Ms. Shultz's voice on XM Radio's Radio Hanukkah. She talks about the meaning of Chanukah being brotherhood and tolerance. That she celebrates the holiday by going over her best friend's house with her husband and kids to help celebrate Christmas. While there is nothing wrong with stopping by a friends house during their holiday, a Jewish leader would not call that celebrating the holiday, especially because a big part of the Hanukkah story was a civil war between the Jews over the assimilation of part of the Jewish community. For a Jewish Leader to say they celebrate Hanukkah by celebrating Christmas is just meshugge (if you don't know that one you simply aren't American).
When the Democrats lost Anthony Weiner's seat, Shultz's excuse was it didn't represent Jewish dissatisfaction with Obama, it was only those Orthodox Jews who voted against the Democrats. The implication was that the Orthodox who tend to be more conservative, were not really American Jews.
DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is already out with the party line: These were just Orthodox Jews, not the mainline, Democrat-supporting, population.I am not saying that the DNC leader is not a good Jew. Honestly that is between her and God, just as the question of whether I am a good Jew is between me and the Lord. But for her to say she is making her political statement's as a Jew is nonsense. The Congresswoman is an American leader and she is Jewish but she neither knows enough about her own people, nor cares about her religion enough to make accurate statements in public to say she is speaking as a Jew.
That drew an irritated email to me from a non-partisan Orthodox leader this morning.
“Of course the DNC chair has to downplay the NY9 result, that’s her job. But you would think that she would do so in a way that’s about politics by addition rather than subtraction. Chair Wasserman Schultz seems to be suggesting the Democrats should write off Orthodox Jews, rather than reach out – which is rather surprising since she has a sizable Orthodox community in her own Florida district,” he said.
No Rep. Wasserman Schultz, when you compared the horrible use of chemical weapons in Syria to the Holocaust you were not speaking as a Jew, you were speaking as a partisan supporter of President Obama, and not a very bright one either.