She literally can’t go a single interview without using the word “extremist” or “extreme” to describe Republicans.
(The Hill) — Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) on Sunday pooh-poohed the idea that sluggish job growth would discourage minority voters from the polls this November.
Wasserman Schultz, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, said that the policies of the presumptive GOP nominee, Mitt Romney, on issues like immigration reform would be even worse for minorities.
She also said that African-Americans would have been “devastated” by Romney’s preference to not rescue the U.S. auto industry.
“When it comes to policies like immigration reform, Mitt Romney is the most extreme presidential candidate on immigration policy and that is why there is a 40-point deficit between him and President Obama among Hispanic-Americans,” Wasserman Schultz said on Fox News Sunday. The Labor Department said Friday that the economy added only 80,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate stayed steady at 8.2 percent. But the unemployment rate for blacks was 14.4 percent, and stood around 11 percent for Hispanics.