Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Arnie Hederman has issued a statement on Democratic National Committee Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s upcoming campaign trip to Mississippi.
“Debbie Wasserman Schultz may not be a household name in Mississippi yet, but her public statements and extreme rhetoric are clearly at odds with the views held by the overwhelming majority of Mississippians. Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz is an outspoken supporter of gun control, pro-abortion policies, and President Obama's liberal agenda,” Hederman said.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Extreme Rhetoric:
• Wasserman Schultz believes “racist elements” affiliate with the Tea Party.
“From my own observation, I think there are racist elements among people who affiliate with the tea party. To the degree that the Republicans have embraced wholeheartedly the tea party movement, they risk absorbing those characteristics as well,” [Wasserman Schultz] said.
(Shira Toeplitz, “DNC's Bet: Tea Party A Negative,” Politico, 7/28/10)
• So does Wasserman Schultz believe there are “racist elements” among conservatives in Mississippi?
• Wasserman Schultz Called A Republican Proposal To Prohibit Taxpayer Funding For Abortions “Violent Act Against Women.”
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) on Monday tore into House Republicans for proposing legislation that would limit access to abortion coverage for some rape victims. The Florida Democrat, a rising star in her party and vice chair of the Democratic National Committee, is a leading voice on women's issues. And she didn't mince her words in an interview with Raw Story, fiercely denouncing GOP colleagues over H.R. 3, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.” “It is absolutely outrageous,” Wasserman Schultz said in an exclusive interview late Monday afternoon. “I consider the proposal of this bill a violent act against women.”
(Sahil Kapur, “Wasserman Schultz calls GOP abortion bill ‘a violent act against women,’” The Raw Story, 2/1/11)
• So does Wasserman Schultz agree with Sen. Deborah Dawkins (D-48th) that Mississippi’s Personhood Amendment is “crazy”?
• DWS Said Republicans Want To “Literally Drag Us All The Way Back To Jim Crow Laws.”
“Well, I mean if 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 for Democratic candidates than Republican candidates. And it’s nothing short of that blatant.”
(TVOne’s “Washington Watch With Roland Martin,” 6/5/11)
• So does Wasserman Schultz believe that Mississippi’s Voter ID Initiative is “drag[ging] us all the way back to Jim Crow laws”?
With prominent national liberals like Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz coming to campaign for Johnny DuPree, and the tens of thousands of dollars invested by the Democratic Governors Association in his campaign, the evidence is undeniable: this November’s election is a clear choice on the future direction of Mississippi.
That choice is simple: will Mississippi to continue building on the conservative principles of fiscal responsibility, traditional values, and private sector job creation of Governor Haley Barbour and Lieutenant Governor Phil Bryant, or will the state go back to the liberal policies that brought us a $700-million budget hole prior to Republicans regaining the governorship? Voters have the opportunity to make that choice on Tuesday, November 8th.
MS GOP Press Release
Posted October 18, 2011 - 10:57 am