Debbie Wasserman Schultz goes on TV and embarrasses herself - again

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Published by: Robert Laurie on Wednesday July 23rd, 2014

Facts? What facts? She don't need no stinking facts!

Yesterday, Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz appeared on Ralston Reports - a regional Nevada talk show which discusses politics and news. As is so often the case, she presented herself as America's number one ObamaCare cheerleader.  Unfortunately, though, she had no idea what she was talking about.

While talking about the recent DC Circuit Court ruling, host John Ralston suggested that most Americans believe ObamaCare is a "shaky mess."  Wasserman-Schultz, he claimed had "to be worried."

The chairwoman disagreed, so she tried to make a point. She failed.

“Just take a state like Nevada," she said. "Where you have a governor who refused to implement a state exchange and as a result people who get Affordable Care Act healthcare plans are getting them on the federal exchange..."

....And that's where the DWS train jumped the tracks.

Ralston fact-checked her on the spot.

“Hang on. Let me just stop you for a second, because you’re misinformed about that. Brian Sandoval put in a state exchange. He did. So, whoever briefed you on that is wrong. He did put in a state exchange. He was the first Republican governor to do that.”

Oops.  As usual, Wasserman-Schultz had skipped the facts and gone straight to the talking points - and it blew up in her face.

“OK," she said. "That’s not even the point I’m making. I stand corrected. I’m not from Nevada.”

Ralston let her off the hook, but the question remains: what difference does it make that she's not from Nevada?

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is The DNC's national Chairwoman, one of the most prominent supporters of ObamaCare, and virtually the go-to person for the crumbling law's defense in U.S. media. The fact that she's from Florida should have no bearing on her grasp of the facts.  If she's going to put herself out there as an expert, she'd better know what she's talking about.

Why is she even in Nevada discussing ObamaCare, if she can't be bothered to know that state's relationship to the law?

As usual, with Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, that kind of coherence is just too much to ask.

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