MSNBC's Schultz Charges Conservatives Want to 'Keep a Minority Down'

On Saturday's The Ed Show on MSNBC, as host Ed Schultz ranted about the Supreme Court decision on the 1965 Voting Rights Act, he asserted that "keep[ing] a minority down" was one of the few things that "satisfies the conservative movement." Schultz:

Do you think the Supreme Court knew what they were doing? You damn right right they did. You better believe they knew what they were doing. This is all about power and control. And the only thing that satisfies the conservative movement in this country is when they can keep a liberal down, when they can keep a worker down, when they can keep a minority down.

The MSNBC host also managed to tie in Paula Deen's racist comments with the Supreme Court.

Below is a transcript of the relevant portion of the Saturday, June 29, The Ed Show on MSNBC:

To many people around the country, they think racism is dead and gone. It's simply not. The ruling of the Supreme Court, you know, it seems to parallel, the thinking and the ways of Paula Deen and her followers. It's interesting and ironic how this came down. She visited the Today show this week. To do what? Make excuses.

(CLIP OF PAULA DEEN FROM THE TODAY SHOW)

So now you have a conservative Supreme Court that I think is contributing to the big divide in this country when it comes to race. Basically, what they're saying in this ruling, "We have archaic voting laws, 1965 is yesteryear, civil rights is not the issue today that it was back then, and you know what we're gonna do, we're gonna turn it over to the Tea Partiers in the Congress, and we're  gonna let them redraw the map."

Do you think the Supreme Court knew what they were doing? You damn right right they did. You better believe they knew what they were doing. This is all about power and control. And the only thing that satisfies the conservative movement in this country is when they can keep a liberal down, when they can keep a worker down, when they can keep a minority down.