Dems So Desperate They Make Debbie Wasserman Schultz A Raffle Prize ➠ Response Is Hilarious
Democrats in Florida, the third largest state in the country, and the hands-down largest state that’s a true battleground in presidential politics, are in a blue funk.
As Nancy Smith at Sunshine State News observed, the Florida Democratic Party is having a real problem filling seats at the annual $250 a plate Leadership Blue Gala scheduled for June 13 at the Diplomat in Hollywood.
Thinking it may be the B-list pair of speakers the organizers chose — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii and Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia — organizers thought they could sweeten the deal by adding U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, the ranking member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
(Only a Democrat could think Elijah Cummings could be a crowd pleaser, but a guy who spends his time carrying water for the Obama White House covering up for the IRS and Benghazi, among other things, must be a fan favorite in certain circles.)
They also threw in, to great fanfare, the chance to spend the evening with Florida Congresswoman and National Democratic Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) May 29, 2015
But if some of the reply tweets are any indication, this offer didn’t produce the desired effect.
— Kid Kebmod the Cool (@sluggoD54) May 29, 2015
— Farbrook (@dutchindian) May 29, 201
— Hopeless Change (@HopelessChangeO) May 29, 2015
— Ben Crystal (@Bennettruth) May 29, 2015
Then again, maybe the lackluster response is because Florida Democrats have so very little to celebrate. As Smith observed:
If you don’t count Sen. Bill Nelson’s victory three years ago, Florida Democrats have a winning stable of what? Two? U.S. Reps. Gwen Graham and Patrick Murphy are as high as I can count. Better maybe to celebrate because 2014 is good and over. More