**Posted by Phineas
That would be Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, who, only recently appointed to her post, is already gaining a reputation for astoundingly dumb gaffes.
The latest one is a real doozy, however:
[I]f you go back to the year 2000, when we had an obvious disaster and – and saw that our voting process needed refinement, and we did that in the America Votes Act and made sure that we could iron out those kinks, now you have the Republicans, who want to literally drag us all the way back to Jim Crow laws and literally – and very transparently – block access to the polls to voters who are more likely to vote Democratic candidates than Republican candidates. And it’s nothing short of that blatant.
And Debbie Wasserman-Schultz is nothing short of a hyper-partisan nitwit (1).
Let me give you a little history lesson about your own party, Deb:
- Q. Which party defended slavery? A. The Democratic Party.
- Q. Which party opposed slavery? A. The Republican Party.
- Q. Between 1875 and 1964, which party passed every major civil rights bill until the 1964 act? A. The Republicans.
- Q. Which party created and defended Jim Crow for over 90 years? A. The Democrats.
- Q. Which party fought every anti-lynching law introduced between the Civil War and 1964? A. The Democrats.
- Q. Which party introduced segregation into the federal government? A. The Democrats, under Wilson.
You get the picture, Representative Wasserman-Schultz? Not only is your assertion a bald-faced lie, not only is it a contemptible slander against Republicans in general and in particular against anyone concerned about the integrity of our elections, not only is it a loathsome form of race-baiting intended to play Blacks for suckers, but it is also something that should never, ever be uttered by any Democrat, given your party’s dirty history on race.
But thanks, Debbie, for letting us know just how frightened the Democratic Party is of having to run on its miserable economic and political record of the last two years. I understand, even, maybe, sympathize (2) with your dilemma, because, without race-baiting and scare-mongering… you’ve got nothing.
(1) Not exactly the words I used when I first read this, but then, this is a family show.
via Stephen Green
(Crossposted at Public Secrets)