Democrats in Mississippi consistently try to separate themselves from their national liberal counterparts, but when you have the chair of the Democratic National Committee in state to fundraise for and promote Mississippi Democratic candidates, any attempts at such disassociation is laughable.
DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz stands in stark contrast to most Mississippians. For Mississippi Democrats to welcome her visit at this point in the election cycle proves two things: 1) Mississippi Democrats are really the liberals we have all come to label them, and 2) they are desparate to capture headlines in an election year short on Democratic gains.
Mississippi Republican Party chairman Arnie Hederman said this of Schultz’s visit, “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.”
We did some checking and found a ton of videos and soundbites where Schultz is out of touch with most Mississippians. She’s even taking on Voter ID in one video saying, “…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…” Here’s the video for your viewing pleasure:
Schultz even thinks President Obama has turned the economy around. Really? Are you better off now than you were two years ago?
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Who you associate with matters. When you wallow with pigs, you get dirty. Yes, Mississippi Democrats are liberals – this visit leaves no doubt about that.
Mississippi Democrats are tied at the hip to their national liberal counterparts. And try as they may to separate themselves and hide the D behind their names here in Mississippi, they cannot hide the truth. A majority of Mississippians simply do not align themselves with such liberals as Schultz and President Obama, yet the Mississippi Democratic Party continues to welcome their assistance and endorsements.
House Democratic candidates such as Dorsey Carson, Brandon Jones, and David Baria like to ride the fence and not focus on the D behind their name, even rarely admitting it is there. Democratic candidates running in conservative districts need to take note and voters must ask these candidates if they align themselves with such extreme liberals as Schultz. If they say they don’t, then these candidates need to be asked why they remain in the liberal party they associate themselves with.
Call it guilt by association or whatever you like, but Mississippi Democrats today are indeed liberal. The day of the conservative Democrat is over in Mississippi.
Don’t be fooled in November. The choice is clear: Do you want liberals who support and welcome the likes of Schultz to run the state House and oversee state government or you do you want to build on the conservative leadership built under Haley Barbour?