Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Terrific Tuesday Tidings: Latinos, Voting Rights, and a Real Apology

It's Tuesday and that means it's time for my ongoing quest to become a more positive person. Here are the news stories that made me happy this week:
  • In recent polling, none of the Republican Presidential candidates get more than 14% of the vote amongst Latinos against Obama.  Even better more than 80% have already made up their mind and are supporting the President.  Best of all, the poll comes from Fox News, who get to reap what they sowed as they've helped the Republicans drive themselves into being a xenophobic racist party of old white men.  I guess we'll see how that works out for them this November.
  • As I've discussed before, Florida Republicans have passed voter registration restrictions so severe that they basically make voter registration drives impossible (the non-partisan League of Women Voters have cancelled their planned drives in the state for fear of legal consequences to their volunteers).  Well, while Republicans may be committed to stripping people of their right to vote, President Obama and Democrats are equally committed to protecting them, which is why the Department of Justice is opposing the law in Court.
“At a personal level, I wish I had spoken out against the effort,” he says. “As I’ve been involved in the fight for marriage equality, one of the things I’ve learned is how many people were harmed by the campaigns in which I was involved. I apologize to them and tell them I am sorry. While there have been recent victories, this could still be a long struggle in which there will be setbacks, and I’ll do my part to be helpful.”
 This by the way is why I write the Closeted Countdown.  When Republicans come out of the closet, they suddenly realize that they don't actually have to support bigoted legislation and can do the right thing.  Shocking I know.

Have a great week everybody! 

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