Conservatives don't like it when not-white people vote, primarily because they tend to vote for Democrats. So what was the first thing some Republican states did when yesterday's Supreme Court ruling came down sticking a knife into the heart of the Voting Rights Act? They immediately pushed their Voter I.D. bills... again. Because they can:
That must have been part of that vast reinvention plan the GOP unveiled after the November elections. Leave it to them to open up that big tent of theirs.
(CNN) – President Barack Obama, who announced a year ago he supported same-sex marriage, said in a statement he was asking members of his administration to review "all relevant federal statutes" to ensure the Wednesday's decision is implemented "swiftly and smoothly." But conservatives vowed to continue their efforts to ban gays and lesbians from marrying, casting the rulings as a setback - but not an end - to their fight. [...]
Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council, said efforts to prohibit marriage for gays and lesbians was "far from over.
"Time is not on the side of those who want to redefine marriage," Perkins said on CNN. "If it were, I don't think they would have gone to the court trying to impose same-sex marriage on the entire nation."
"I don't think this is over by any stretch of the imagination," Perkins continued. "And I don't think time is on the side of those who want to redefine marriage."
And of course, John Boehner agreed.
You think that's bad? Check out what Justice Scalia had to say. Hint: The words "diseased root" and "wild-eyed lynch mob" make an appearance.