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DNC chair: GOP wants to bring back Jim Crow laws


I must've missed the memo on this one.

Apparently Republicans' new policy initiatives include tackling entitlements, cutting spending and... "literally" reinstating segregationist Jim Crow laws -- at least, that's what DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz claimed yesterday.

Oh, and I'm sure it was purely coincidental that Wasserman Schultz dropped this non-race baiting line during an interview on the African-American network TV One's "Washington Watch" program. DWS told host Roland Martin:

[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.

First of all, what?

Second of all, I'd like to hear from other Democrats on this one -- is this really the stance your party is taking?  Hurling blatantly offensive slanders out in the media winds and hoping one of them might stick with a voter who apparently doesn't know better?

I'd like to know if DWS' claims are shared by the president himself -- is this the message of unity (racial and otherwise) that he's going to actually stand by?  Perhaps it's time to tug a bit on the partisan leash  and reign in the DNC's new attack dog a bit.

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