Friday, May 29, 2009

Sotomayor, Ungrateful Latina.

From Amanda Marcotte over at, a fantastic take-down of all the racist shit being spewed by the GOP and their loyalists and, sadly, regurgitated by the media, in regards to Sotomayor's nomination:

This hit piece against Sotomayor by Sharon Thiemer that the AP chose to run is breathtaking in its perfection in the art of either stupidity or intellectual dishonesty, though I can’t tell which one it is. The premise is that Sotomayor is two-faced, because she claims to have lived in a housing project as a child, but now she actually accepts a salary for her work as if she was a judge on the federal appeals court or something. The other reason is that she’s Latina, but refuses to believe that this automatically makes her stupid. And lest you think I’m kidding, witness the travesty.

The examples of absolute ignorance and racism are piling up, from Gingrich and Tancredo to Limbaugh and Liddy. Absolutely shameful that Gibbs didn't have the balls to call it what it is: ignorant, sexist fear of color; proof that our country's struggles with racism and ignorance are far from over.



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