Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Rage of Angry White Men

The rantings against Sonia Sotomayor from the "Old Frightened White Male" contingent of the Republican party continues. BarbinMN at DailyKos observes:
We have Rush Limbaugh:

"She's got a -- she's an angry woman, she's got a -- she's a bigot. She's a racist."

Newt Gingrich goes the extra mile, and tweets his accusation from Auschwitz:

"White man racist nominee would be forced to withdraw. Latina woman racist should also withdraw."

Pat Buchanan spews on MSNBC:

"She is also an affirmative action pick, Chris."

And from Tom Tancredo:

"I’m telling you she appears to be a racist. She said things that are racist in any other context."

So, what did Sotomayor say? Basically the same thing (although much more eloquently) that Samuel Alito said at his own confirmation hearing; that while it is a judge's job to apply the law, one cannot help but be shaped by one's own life experiences.
Really, they need to stop; the fear and anger is palpable. These guys are so frightened that someone different from them might be appointed to the Supreme Court that they're losing their minds, hitting every panic button they can. "Racist?" Who do they think they're kidding? What they're actually doing is securing the Southwest for the Democrats for the next forty years. Keep up the good work, guys!

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