Monday, August 1, 2011

“Stuck on Stupid:” The bizarre statements of Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz


“Michael Steele made Republicans cringe with his many gaffes during the two years he chaired the Republican National Committee. Now Republicans are gleefully compiling ‘The Thoughts of Chairwoman Debbie,’ a collection of the bizarre statements made by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who took over the Democratic National Committee last month.
‘We own the economy,’ she said this week at a breakfast sponsored by Politico.com. ‘We own the beginning of the turnaround, and we want to make sure that we continue that pace of recovery.’ The economy, she said, ‘has turned around’ since President Obama took office, leaving many reporters who had asked her about rising unemployment numbers scratching their heads in puzzlement. ‘I've really seen such a velocity of spin with so little heft behind it,’ one told me.
But that's only the beginning. Last week she said that Republicans ‘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 for Democratic candidates than Republican candidates. And it's nothing short of that blatant.’ Their crime? Republican governors have recently signed laws that require voters to show photo ID at the polls, a position backed by more than 80% of Americans in many published surveys….”


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