Last night, the Daily Show examined new voting laws in North Carolina (and elsewhere in the South), which some have called restrictive, while others, like congressman John Lewis of Georgia, have gone so far as to call them racist. The segment starts off fairly slow—a typical Daily Show second segment—but by the three-minute mark, my jaw was on the floor. I couldn't remember the last time someone committed verbal seppuku like this. And it was all thanks to a North Carolina GOP executive leader named Don Yelton, who will probably not be allowed near a national TV camera for a long, long time.
Yelton makes a complete ass of himself, dropping, among other things, several n-bombs. (They're said to enlighten an incoherent point about who can use the word, but still: Even a mountain man should know that's not 100% kosher.) And he concludes by saying that the laws are designed to harm Democrats' opportunity to vote—which, regardless of the worthiness of the law he supports, wrecks the legality of his case.
I'm kind of surprised this isn't everywhere yet. Take a look: