Wikileaks: Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Used DNC To Create Outrage Over Broward GOP Chairman Remarks

Wikileaks released emails showing the Democratic National Committee (DNC) orchestrated the “outrage” over an off-color remark by Broward Republican Party Chairman Robert Sutton. Last April, Sutton told the Washington Post, “I think when Donald Trump debates Hillary Clinton she’s going to go down like Monica Lewinsky.” While Sutton later apologized for offending anyone, Wikileaks shows Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and the DNC immediately jumped into action to create phony outrage over his remark.

On April 28, 2016, Luis Miranda, DNC Communications Director, received an email from Mark Paustenbach, the DNC National Press Secretary. The subject line of his email read:

“Subject: chair wants to do a statement from the DNC denouncing this guy… a gop county chair…”

At the behest of Wasseman-Schultz, the DNC phony outrage machine jumped into action.

Emails show Debbie Wasserman-Schultz was “pushing for [action on the Sutton remark].” DNC operatives emails show Wasserman-Schultz was so involved, she even determined the order of the quotes to be included in the DNC press release.

“DWS wants them to go out in this order. Tom please send her final copy for her to review with her quote. These are final from Cynthia and Allison.”

On Friday, April 29th, DNC operatives worked on quotes condemning Sutton. But they had trouble finding someone to attribute the quote. A DNC operative told Luis Miranda that nobody was around due to the Passover holiday.

“The FDP [Florida Democratic Party] is closed today; emailed Max [Steele] but he’s probably not around given today is the last day of Passover. I can reach out to the Broward County Chair if you think she would be a good person to attribute the statement to.”

Even though Broward Democrat Chair Cynthia Busch was an afterthought to the DNC, she had already chimed in on the Sutton story. Busch gave a rather mild statement to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel rebuking the comment by Sutton. However, the DNC wordsmiths would eventually craft a nastier statement for Busch calling for Sutton’s resignation.

Team Hillary Wants Subject Dropped

While Debbie Wasseman-Schultz and the DNC gleefully blasted out their response to Bob Sutton’s remarks, it appears the Hillary Clinton campaign wanted to change the subject.  On Friday, April 29th, DNC research staffer Jeremy Brinster sent an email documenting Team Hillary’s feelings:

Research feels like we shouldn’t necessarily double down on this, since it gets into defense of HRC and it dredges up talk about Lewinsky that HFA [Hillary For America] probably doesn’t want to continue to focus on.”

For more information on this episode or other leaked emails detailing the DNC sabotage of the Bernie Sanders campaign, click here.

Broward Democrat Chair “Occupies” Palestine Table At Muslim Event

Cynthia Busch, second from left, confers with Ghazala Salam of the American Muslim Democratic Caucus

Even though they risk alienating their traditional base voters, the Broward Democrat Party continues to pander to local Muslim groups. The latest stop in the party’s pandering tour took place last week at the Muslim Heritage Celebration Dinner in Lauderhill. The dinner at the Mehfil restaurant was hosted by the American Muslim Democratic Caucus. Many Democrat party leaders and politicians, including former party boss Mitch Ceasar, attended the Ramadan dinner.

Ceasar told the Sun-Sentinel, “We have to spend these days now banding together. We have to realize we are all in this together. If we want this country to be as we believe it to be…we have to unite and stand together, whether it’s fighting bigotry or intolerance or just plain lies and ignorance.”

While Ceasar runs for Broward County Clerk of Courts, Cynthia Busch has taken the reins of the Broward Democrat Party. In pictures posted on social media, Busch can been seen sitting at a table at the event. A sign placed in the center of the table has the word “Palestine” written on it.

While it’s doubtful Busch was making a political statement on Israel by sitting at the table, one wonders how traditional Democrat voters in King’s Point, Wynmoor and Century Village would feel about the table’s centerpiece?

This is not the first example of Broward Democrat’s failure to make Muslim outreach a “teaching moment.” Last June, REDBROWARD exposed how local female judicial candidates covered their heads at Ramadan dinners. The event was hosted by the Democrat-friendly Emerge USA group. In 2014, REDBROWARD documented EMERGE USA’s strong support for Democrats Charlie Crist and Broward County Commissioner Barbara Sharief.

Pictures from the event featured Broward County Commissioner Marty Kiar, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel and Sunrise Mayor Mike Ryan. While these gentleman appeared as they do at any community or political event, the Broward women running for office looked very different.

Pictures show State Rep. Gwyn Clarke-Reed and several women seeking to be Broward judges wearing scarves over their heads.

Before you say they’re showing respect inside of a mosque, many of the pictures were taken under a tent in the parking lot.

Broward Chief Judge Peter Weinstein attended the event in his normal attire. Would a sitting female judge cover her head? Would she politely decline and use the opportunity as a “teaching moment” on women’s issues in the Muslim faith?

Did anybody tell Rhoda Sokoloff, Betsy Benson and Andrea Gundersen to cover their heads?

“I Paid Dan Lewis $14k And All I Got Is This Lousy Facebook Post?!?”

According to his latest campaign treasurer’s report, Broward Clerk of Courts candidate Mitch Ceasar has paid nearly $14,000 to Democrat consultant Dan Lewis. This total includes another $3,059.04 paid to Lewis’ JNAC Communications & Management company. Ceasar has spent just a little more than $16,000 on his campaign.

So what is Mitch getting for his money?

Some of Dan Lewis’ long, wordy fundraising emails? A prime spot on his “legendary” blue card? It must be more than this Facebook post.

On May 1, Dan Lewis posted on Mitch Ceasar’s campaign Facebook page. He urged friends to “like” the page. Lewis’ post got one comment. The comment was left by Mrs. Mitch Ceasar.

Dan says “you won’t be sorry.” The real question is whether Mitch Ceasar is sorry.  Lewis’ support of James Fondo’s race against Broward Sheriff Scott Israel is troublesome for Ceasar. While some say Lewis is known as a busy bee, let’s hope Mitch gets his undivided attention.