I would imagine that women outraged by Rush Limbaugh’s comments denigrating the Georgetown student might now see why HispanicLatinos rejoiced yesterday when the Department of Justice ruled against the state of Texas’ voter identification laws targeting minority voters. Limbaugh’s people and the Republican majority of the Texas Legislature that enacted the punitive laws requiring photo identification are one and the same. In fact, they are one and the same throughout the country, including states like Wisconsin, whose law was also struck down this week.
These are the same GOP legislative majorities that are requiring sonograms and that have embarked on a jihad against contraceptive tools using President Obama’s health care as their stalking horse. As in other states, women who are under attack deserve and require defense. So it is with HispanicLatinos and other minorities whom Republicans would want to take back to the dark ages.