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Exclusive: DNC chair vs. RNC chair
December 3rd, 2013
07:40 PM ET

Exclusive: DNC chair vs. RNC chair

In this heated episode of #Crossfire, DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and RNC chair Reince Priebus debate Obamacare, the 2014 race and potential candidates for 2016.

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The final question:

soundoff (25 Responses)
  1. Art

    ALL, look, if you want to vent and display your bias on these posts, fine, what do you accomplish? Other like minded biased individuals will celebrate your words, but the people in the middle will look to other methods of getting their news. And then these comment sections will be a waste of reading time. How about writing a post that leaves us guessing your politics as a goal? How about representing "we the people" as the real reasoned power of the United States by looking to find the truth in things, by being willing to do what is right for the country, willing to reason with one another in the pursuit of that goal?

    December 7, 2013 at 10:19 pm | Reply
  2. rcrhashope

    How is this article any different from the one before it? It is the SAME show.
    Didn't like the comments on the real show, so decided to fish for something else? LOL

    December 6, 2013 at 3:52 pm | Reply
  3. Maria Rivera-Carvalho

    There is no contest. On one side you have a liberal, brilliant, brave, no nonsense woman and on the other side, a conservative swooning damsel. Pathetic.

    December 5, 2013 at 5:45 pm | Reply
  4. Amal Guneratne

    DWS should lean to keep her calm. It does not help when she is screaming and her jug veins are about to pop out and most importantly answer the question not stick to the talking points. How in the world did the DNC got her to be the Chairperson I don't know. I am an independent voting for both republican and democratic candidates (but never an independent – hmmm), but I just don't see someone like her helping to get the moderates into the mix when she has no clue what she is talking about

    December 5, 2013 at 12:26 am | Reply
  5. Barb

    Priebus should take his own advice...and stop lying.

    December 4, 2013 at 2:06 pm | Reply
  6. aaron

    why is gringrich a host? Is he moderating? Seriously.... moderation comes from someone with no bias. Also... there should be a set of agreed upon facts before debating...

    December 4, 2013 at 4:21 am | Reply
  7. jbrjaw101

    Outstanding job to Deb and Steph for not allowing Priebus to vomit out fictionally hyperbolic talking points, and thank you Newt for asking stupid-ass questions, as usual. Wow, looks like the Democrats are finally growing fangs, claws, and a stronger spine in going after those domestic treasonous terrorist GOP'ing Tea Party wacko's across this strong and beautiful country. It's awesome to behold this new spark of resistance... Seriously, thank you two (Deb & Steph) for always fighting and standing up for the 98% of the American people!

    December 4, 2013 at 3:11 am | Reply
    • Matt

      You do realize that statistically everything your saying, and the democrats are saying, in particular the president, is a lie? You do realize that median income is dropping at a rate that is twice as fast now in Obama's "recovery" than at the depth of the "Bush" recession. I completely disagree with some of the liberal policies Bush implemented like the "everyone deserves a house, even if you can't pay for it" law. But unfortunately for you and Obama and the democrat party, the people who are suffering the very most under Obama's policies are African Americans, and Women. Yep, you heard correctly. The people who are going onto food stamps and dropping below the poverty line are mostly minorities and women. Our poverty rate is the highest it has been since the great depression and it is precisely because of Obama's "recovery". His policies have proven over and over again to actually hurt the economy instead of help it. Take the fact that he stripped working requirements out of welfare and raised the minimum wages required to receive welfare. or advertising food stamps not only all over the U.S. but in Mexico. Or look at any long term data about the effects of Obamacare on the economy and tell me how that works out for you. Thats about to change though considering that Obama's "roaring recovery" and absolutely unthinkable "stimulus" are going to land the world economy in a great depression before he leaves office. Don't believe me? Look at what actual economists are saying. Not the lies you are spoon fed by your heroic moron of man who couldn't spell LEADER with a teleprompter. So go ahead and pat yourself on the back and say " Dems understand me" as they thwart your future by faking "budgets" that put us trillions deeper in debt. Not even the majority of Republicans these days are for the people, but statistically, the last people on the face of this planet who "care" about you, or your future, are democrats.

      December 5, 2013 at 1:56 am | Reply
      • Terry

        Thanks for my morning laugh Matt, you calling anything spoon fed is hilarious. Faux News talking point after Faux News talking point. Everything that is wrong with this country goes back to Jan. 21, 1981 when the worst president in history began his destruction of the middle class. Obama and Clinton try/ tried to stem the tide but as long as idiots in the 99% vote republican we are on a slide towards revolution. Fast Food workers and Wal Mart workers hitting the streets are just the beginning, that's how it started in France in 1789 and Russia in 1917.

        December 5, 2013 at 11:12 am |
      • jbrjaw101

        Did you know that watching Fox News has been found to make their viewer/audience dumber... moron.

        April 16, 2014 at 5:32 pm |
  8. jbrjaw101

    Debbie and Stephanie bludgeoned and battered Priebus and Newt in every single talking point and did not give those punks a ounce of respect that they do not deserve, well Newt more than Priebus – thank the gods!!! Great job Deb and Steph!!!! Thank you both for fighting for 98% of the people of U.S.A.!!!!!! WOW, IT APPEARS THAT THE DEMS ARE GROWING SPINES, FANGS, AND CLAWS AND COMING FOR ALL OF YOU CRIMINALLY TREASONOUS REPUBLICANS!

    December 4, 2013 at 3:02 am | Reply
  9. Pam morales

    Couldn't agree more with the comments made, Wasserman Schultz is so disrespectful, god forbid dems listen to an opposing opinion, course dems are always right, or at least think they are, and to think I used to be one...democrats are responsible for the coming downfall of this great country, thought I was going to like this show because of Newt and S.E. but think I'm wrong..

    December 4, 2013 at 1:52 am | Reply
  10. Mike Bayer

    I agree 100% with the two previous comments. This program has become a complete joke. Who said one must have brains to be on a prime station and time segment? No one.

    December 4, 2013 at 12:29 am | Reply
  11. California

    SHE'S A MAN BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 3, 2013 at 11:41 pm | Reply
  12. Brian

    How about they are axxs? (intentionally spelled wrong) On both sides that are out of touch and off base – top defending the idiots that make up the parties.

    What is the solution to quality health care? It is clear the Affordable Care Act is over the time and going too far.
    From this discussion – it is clear the leadership in both parties are off base.
    Another idea – http://rsc.scalise.house.gov/uploadedfiles/rsc_hc_bill_-_2_pager.pdf

    December 3, 2013 at 11:14 pm | Reply
    • Brian

      Brian
      Your comment is awaiting moderation.

      How about they are axxs? (intentionally spelled wrong) On both sides that are out of touch and off base – top defending the idiots that make up the parties.

      What is the solution to quality health care? It is clear the Affordable Care Act is over the top and going too far the wrong way. This always happens. Something is wrong – we immediately swing to an extreme to solve when the solution is in the middle. .
      From this discussion – it is clear the leadership in both parties are off base.
      Another idea – http://rsc.scalise.house.gov/uploadedfiles/rsc_hc_bill_-_2_pager.pdf

      Sorry for second post – hit button before finished.

      December 3, 2013 at 11:17 pm | Reply
  13. Cynthia

    Stand for something or fall for anything. You ladies were GREAT!

    December 3, 2013 at 10:56 pm | Reply
  14. B. Gary

    Reince caught a BEATDOWN and Newt didn't even tap in to help.

    December 3, 2013 at 10:26 pm | Reply
  15. lenny Sally

    I am sitting here flabbergasted at the shear disrespect I am witnessing from Stephane Cutter and Debbie Wasserman Schultz during the segment with Reince Priebus. I started watching Crossfire because it provided a balance discussion on opposing topics that I found refreshing when compared to the other television political options. Cutter and Shultz turned this segment into a verbal bully session asking one question after another not allowing Priebus an opportunity to respond. I for one do not appreciate what these two women brought to Crossfire, a purely hateful way of talking to another human being. Crossfire has gain a great reputation over the months which was tarnished by these two ladies and their belief that they have a right to act the way they did. I for one would never allow my children to talk to another human being in the same way and hope someone on the network sees what I am talking about and make the necessary corrections. I am now second thinking whether Crossfire will be shown in my house and I will definitely not have any shows on with these two ladies. I think they should be ashamed at how they acted and I hope that they become more civil in the future to all human being regardless of political expression. I had high hopes for this program but think that it jumped the shark for many because of these two ladies; which both would fit better with the old Jerry Springer show, not Crossfire.

    December 3, 2013 at 9:15 pm | Reply
    • Frank Robinson

      I am a retired Insurance agent/broker. What most people do not understand, insurance companies are not your friend. I am so happy that now they have to insure everybody, and many were unable to get insurance in the past.

      December 4, 2013 at 1:43 am | Reply
    • jbrjaw101

      LOLOLOL! I love the fact that Priebus did not get an ounce of respect, because the entire GOP doesn't deserve it – you know the same party that voted to only work 113 days next year!!! Newt was just a bumbling moron asking lame-ass question after idiotic question that does nothing for anyone... unless, you're the one percent/ALEC/CATO Institute/The Heritage Foundation and alike. Lenny, we either let the GOP/baggers destroy our country and the planet or we don't let them... I choose to not let them create anymore chaos upon our great nation and will do whatever possible to boot them all off The Hill.

      December 4, 2013 at 3:17 am | Reply
      • jalina stutte

        Wasserman is a liberal communist who is more at being loud and rude and spitting on everyone when she speaks. She and the democrats have given you trillions of $ in debt and obamacare, which by the way is a communist tactic, no border patrol, blackmailing chief justice Roberts to vote for obamacare, Bengahzi, taking away your right, Fast and Furious, Bringing in terrorists groups and arranging terrorist training camps here in America, giving billions to terrorists groups to overthrow other countries, Promoting Black on White crime, and you think they have done a great job? Are you totally insane? Or a Communist? For me I will be glad to stand with my fellow American Tea Party. Now the Communists have taken over many of the Republican party too but they totally control the democrat party. As a American, I want to kick people like Schultz, Boehner, McConnell, Reid, and Pelosi out, just to name a few. They are all the same no matter if they have a R or a D behind their name.

        December 5, 2013 at 9:08 pm |
      • jbrjaw101

        I don't know who you are Julina, or where you are from or what you are exactly, but you don't know much about much, but you label and throw out labels on people you know nothing about. So, before I waste my time any further... get to know us/me before you spread this hyperbolic and propaganda as Fox News does, first. R u on Facebook?

        April 16, 2014 at 4:49 pm |
  16. Bill Beckenhauer

    Nice Job! you have reached the bottom. This was not a debate but an orchestrated effort to over-talk the opposition facilitated by the host. You purposely didn't allow a debate. However, you did allow Debbie to demonstrate what she does best. She chants talking points, until she makes me sick to my stomach. No wonder the American Public rates Politicians lower than used car salesman, insurance salesmen, and con-men (Oh I forgot, politicians are insurance salesmen, used car salesmen and con-men).

    December 3, 2013 at 9:13 pm | Reply
    • jbrjaw101

      LOLOLOL! Factual talking points Billy! I love the fact that Priebus did not get an ounce of respect, he wasn't able to spew fictional talking points, and basically because the entire GOP doesn't deserve of respect – you know the same party that voted to only work 113 days next year!!! Newt was just a bumbling moron asking lame-ass question after idiotic question that does nothing for anyone... unless, you're the one percent/ALEC/CATO Institute/The Heritage Foundation and alike. Billy, we either let the GOP/baggers destroy our country and the planet or we don't let them... I choose to not let them create anymore chaos upon our great nation and will do whatever possible to boot them all off The Hill.

      December 4, 2013 at 3:19 am | Reply

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