Despite Cantor's Lame Attempts At Rebranding His Decrepit Party, The GOP Wars Against Women And Against Hispanic Rage On
Yesterday, Cantor made a much-heralded speech trying to repackage the Republican Party's toxic agenda in bright, shiny wrapping paper. He failed miserably as the reality of the GOP War Against Women and War Against Hispanics came home to roost. No one wants Cantor's shilly-shallying bullshit while Republicans in the Senate vote against women, Republican leaders in the House refuse to allow a vote at all in fear that the Violence Against Women Act will pass, and the highest ranking Republican in America, John Boehner, announces that even if he's OK with letting some Hispanics and Asians stay in America, he's opposed to a-- any-- path to citizenship! How's that for a day of rebranding?
Monday, 8 Republican Senators tried to stop the Senate from even taking up the Violence Against Women Act again. 85 senators voted against them and their anti-women bigotry. The right-wing extremist die-hards?
• Mike Johanns (R-NE)
• Mike Lee (R-UT)
• Rand Paul (R-KY)
• Jim Risch (R-ID)
• Pat Roberts (R-KS)
• Marco Rubio (R-FL)
• Tim Scott (R-SC)
Even before Cantor dragged his ass up on stage to try the fatuous repackaging job, anti-Hispanic bigot Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Boehner's pick to head the Judiciary Committee convened the first hearing since President Obama asked Congress to get serious about comprehensive immigration reform. Virtually all Goodlatte did was find a bunch of racist pigs as "expert witnesses" to testify against reform. Goodlatte is vociferously opposed to a path to citizenship and he doesn't want to hear from witnesses who disagree. Among his "experts" are Jessica Vaughan, who heads the Center for Immigration Studies, a right-wing anti-immigrant hate group, notorious racist Julie Myers Wood, who failed miserably as Bush's head of ICE, Michael Teitelbaum of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, who insists that there is no need for more working visas, and the lunatic fringe head of Immigration Customs Enforcement, Christopher Crane, who's busy suing President Obama for not deporting enough Hispanics. Goodlatte told the Washington Post's Greg Sargent that, basically, what we’re debating here is “some kind of legal status,” and a chance at “being a fuller part of our society.” Translation: Only second class legal status will be acceptable to House Republicans.
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