The GOP is crisis management mode. The party confronts stark choices, among them is choosing between the fiery racial rhetoric of the Rush Limbaughs and Bill O’Reillys of the world on one side or the voter “demographic shift.” Some in the party seem to be choosing the latter.
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Following Mitt Romney’s failure to attract a meaningful share of Latino voters, the GOP may be ready to change its tune on immigration.
GOP’s Attack on Women Burdens Latinas Disproportionately
Considering Latina women suffer from higher rates of ovarian cancer and oral contraception decreases likelihood of ovarian cancer by 60%, the GOP’s attack on women burdens Latina women disproportionately.
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Last week on the House floor, Congressman Gutierrez (D-IL) dedicated five minutes to railing against Mitt Romney and the GOP’s War on Women. When asked to respond to claims that Sandra Fluke is a “slut” and “whore”, the only thing Romney could say was, “It’s not the language I would have used.” So Mitt Romney would have used different words to agree with the same basic sentiments–which he effectively does.
It’s kind of like every time Romney says he wants immigrants to “self deport.” What he really means is that he supports tearing apart Latino families via mass deportations of undocumented immigrants. You see, it’s a rhetorical device: he uses innocuous discourse to massage his repulsive and repugnant beliefs into the public conversation.
Texas, Arizona, Virginia and even Ohio are all states with increasingly high concentrations of Latino constituents, and all have utilized stigma as a tool in their collective march to pass emotionally and physically invasive laws against the personal sovereignty of America’s women. These laws carry the express intent to undermine constitutionally protected personal freedoms and rights, and as such, ought to be seen for what they are: an assault on women’s democratic enfranchisement.
So Congressman Gutierrez was right to call out Mitt Romney. What I want to know is where is the public outcry from the rest of our nation’s Latino leadership? Texas and Arizona have 37% and 30% Latino populations respectively, and Virginia is inching ever closer to the 1 in 10 mark. There are +50 million of us who live in the U.S., but it takes people like Melissa Blanco Borelli–writing from the U.K.–to get an erudite Latina response.
Y por qué?
Read the whole thing at MyCuentame.Org