Speaking of the Tea Party convention in Nashville last week, she said:
MADDOW: Just for reference here, when Tom Tancredo talks about literacy tests, that`s what they used in the south to keep black people from voting before civil rights legislation and court rulings put a stop to that.
So the convention opened with a clarion call to bring back the literacy tests for voting. And as you could hear, the tea party convention crowd erupted in cheers at the suggestion, although, to be fair, it was sort of hard to tell exactly what the sounds coming from the crowd meant. They were sort of a little bit muffled by, you know, the white hoods.At least that's what we think Maddow said. To be fair, her voice was kind of muffled by the business end of a male patron in the dirty alley where she was working.
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Hat tip: The Other McCain