Attorney, conservative political commentator and blogger Debbie Schlussel is no stranger to controversy having made offensive remarks about a variety of groups of people to include American Muslims, Catholics, female athletes, illegal immigrants, Holocaust survivors and sexual assault victims – just to name a few.
A frequent contributor and guest for Fox News, Schlussel has been published in the New York Post, The Jerusalem Post, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Times.
Schlussel has alleged that politicians ranging from Republican Fred Thompson to Democrat Barack Obama have connections to radical Islam. She has criticized Republican George W. Bush for alleged ties to the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Shortly after the killing of Osama bin Laden, Schlussel wrote on her blog “1 down, 1.8 billion to go,” in reference to the world’s Muslim population. In 2011 the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) listed her as one of the 10 people in the United States’ “Anti-Muslim Inner Circle.”
In 2011, Schlussel was at the center of controversy for comments she made after CBS reporter Lara Logan was assaulted while covering the Egyptian protests, stating: “Lara Logan was among the chief cheerleaders of this ‘revolution’ by animals. Now she knows what Islamic revolution is really all about. So sad, too bad, Lara.”
The list goes on and on, however, she is probably best known for her recent response to former Democratic President Jimmy Carter’s recent announcement that he has metastatic cancer, repeatedly tweeting “#ACancerwithCancer” in an apparent attempt to promote that hashtag.
On August 12th she tweeted: “A cancer has cancer. Oops, I mean, Jimmy Carter has cancer. Same diff.”
She quickly followed that up with a couple of tweets that read: “Only the Good Die Young: Jimmy Carter, 90, Has Cancer. So Sad, Too Bad.”
As one might guess, the response has been overwhelmingly negative. It is telling that Schlussel has been attempting to play the martyr in return with tweets like: “100s of Far-Left Twittospherians In Hissy Fit Over Me Calling Jimmy Carter What He Is: A Cancer. So Far 7 People called me a c–t” and tweeting that “at least 7 of you lefty Jimmy Carter nuts called me a c–t.”
Below are a few screen captures to give you a sampling of the feedback, followed by one of her tweets for those with the stomach to check it out.
— Debbie Schlussel (@DebbieSchlussel) August 12, 2015