Aug. 18: Cantor to resign from Congress
Thomas Lifson at American Thinker has a link round-up of reports on the future of current DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Contra to the belief of many of us that she has been awful for the DNC (but great for the RNC), it sounds like she may be in for a promotion of sorts after November — but not due to any thought by the WH that she has done an effective job in her current role (via):
The Florida political blog The Shark Tank is reporting that Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is going to lose her position as spokestroll for the Democratic National Committee. This would be a smart move, considering what an embarrassing gaffe machine the sandpaper-voiced Congresswoman has been. But a report from the National Journal indicates, as sometimes happens, a smart move is being taken by accident. DWS is being considered for higher responsibilities, says the NJ.
Javier Manjarres writes in the Shark Tank:
According to our source within the Democratic Party, who is also a close associate of Wasserman Schultz, the arrangements have already been made for her to leave DNC regardless if President Obama wins re-election or not.
This same source believes that Wasserman Schultz will be forced to resign behind closed doors and then stage an press event in which she tells Americans that her job as the DNC chair was a temporary one and that she is moving on with her congressional career.
The National Journal has also picked up on the fact that she is indeed getting the boot from Obama-
When Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida was tapped last year to lead the Democratic National Committee, it seemed like the latest ascension for a fast-rising star destined for even higher positions. Some stumbles and an apparent falling out of favor with the White House had changed that calculus. Now it looks like it could be changing again. -National Journal
In the same National Journal article it also states that Wasserman Schultz could eventually wind up as Speaker of the House were the Democrats ever to regain control and if former Speaker Pelosi were not to seek the position again.
Of course, this is all unconfirmed at this point, so take it with a grain of salt.
If she were to be out as DNC Chair and voted in in any type of leadership position in the US House, whether Democrats are in the majority or not come November*, it would still be more advantageous for Republicans than Democrats – especially if she maintains the high profile she currently enjoys. So, whatever happens, keep up the “good work”, Debbie.
*Assuming her FL-20 GOP opponent Karen Harrington doesn’t defeat her in November.