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DNC Chair: Republicans Want To 'Literally Drag Us All The Way Back To Jim Crow Laws'

12:23 PM, Jun 6, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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The race card is usually dealt from the bottom of the deck, but Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is not known for her subtlety. The Democratic National Committee chairwoman, who was appointed just two months ago by President Obama, said yesterday that Republicans "literally" want to reinstate segregationist laws:

[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.

The heads of the RNC and DNC are supposed to be attack dogs, but claiming that Republicans "literally" want to bring back Jim Crow laws is deeply offensive slander. Is this really the message President Obama wants his appointee sending?

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