Uh-oh. In a completely unpredictable turn of events, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz apparently managed to get her hands on a copy of the Sooper Sekrit Republican 2012 Campaign Strategy memo that’s been making the rounds among us eeeevil conservatives. She’s on to our schemes:
[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.
She then issued a non-retraction retraction:
Jim Crow was the wrong analogy to use. But I don’t regret calling attention to the efforts in a number of states with Republican dominated legislatures, including Florida, to restrict access to the ballot box for all kinds of voters, but particularly young voters, African Americans and Hispanic Americans.
You see, the Jim Crow laws were aimed at blacks, and we evil Republicans have evolved into more broad-based haters. We don’t want to limit ourselves to one group, when there all of those other undesirables to hold down and oppress. We see women, young people, minorities, gays, non-Christians, the poor, the middle class, the elderly, and we think: “so many targets, so little time.” Yes, our grand evil strategy is to appeal only to the 40-50 year old white male heterosexual Christian southern CEO vote. It works every time, as long as nobody figures it out.