Today, Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz expressed her displeasure over the historic Colorado recall elections, referring to the ousting of Senate President John Morse and Senator Angela Giron as "voter suppression, pure and simple."
Democrats.org posted a statement by the bitter congresswoman, which read in part,
The recall elections in Colorado were defined by the vast array of obstacles that special interests threw in the way of voters for the purpose of reversing the will of the legislature and the people. This was voter suppression, pure and simple.
The Examiner reported on a previous blog written by Debbie Wasserman Schultz, which referred to the Colorado recall elections as "a blatant attack on our Democratic principles."
The DNC Chair was not always against recall elections.
In 2012, the Huffington Post reported that the DNC was "increasing its involvement in the push to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker..." and that Wasserman Schultz was personally hosting a fundraiser for Walker's opponent at the time, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.
Recall elections are only okay if they target Republicans, it seems.
Today, Wasserman Schultz writes,
"Tuesday’s low turnout was a result of efforts by the NRA, the Koch brothers and other right wing groups who know that when more people vote, Democrats win."
The DNC chair failed to mention the fact that "gun-control advocates far outspent their opponents," [empahsis added] as reported today by Jack Healy of the New York Times.
"A range of philanthropists, liberal political groups, unions and activists raised a total of $3 million to defend Mr. Morse and Ms. Giron. Mr. [Michael] Bloomberg personally gave $350,000."
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz forgot that part. It is likely that Wasserman Schultz's concerns have less to do with Colorado, and more to do with the possible "chilling effect in other states," as stated by Joey Bunvh of The Denver Post yesterday.
As observed today by the Examiner, "Coloradans proved last night that regular citizens indeed have power, as long as they exercise it."