Debbie Wasserman Schultz is the U.S. Representative for the 20th congressional district in Florida. She is also, however, the chair of the Democratic National Committee, second in power within the Democratic Party only to Barack Obama.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz is in Iowa right now because of the presidential campaign caucuses that will take place there tomorrow. There is no realistic question about whether Barack Obama will win the Democratic caucuses tomorrow, however, and so, Wasserman Schultz has more time on her hands than she might have in a typical presidential election year.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz has enough time, for example, to give 15 minutes to meet with protesters from the Occupation Movement. That’s what protesters from Occupy the Caucuses were asking for.
Instead of granting a brief meeting, the Democratic National Committee called the police to haul the Occupy protesters away. That should serve as a clear statement to the occupation movement that the Democratic Party is not going to be a useful vehicle for their ideals.