Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Republicans shoot themselves in their (choose vital organ of choice.)

G. Gordon Liddy (right wing talk show host) on Sonia Sotomayor:

"Let’s hope that the key conferences aren’t when she’s menstruating or something, or just before she’s going to menstruate. That would really be bad. Lord knows what we would get then."

Wow. Just wow. Way to insult half your (presumed) base.

Speaking of Republican women, how do they feel about Judge Sotomayor? Well, 33% of Republican women approve of Sotomayor, compared with 19% of Men according to this Gallup poll.

Newt Gingrich (remember him?) said, via twitter: "White man racist nominee would be forced to withdraw. Latina woman racist should also withdraw."

Tom Tancredo (R-suspicious vowel at end of name), not to be outdone, accused Judge Sotormayor of belonging to the "Latino KKK" only without hoods.
You can watch it here, if you like.

I just checked the US Census bureau website and discovered that Hispanics, as of 2006, make up 14.8% of the US population. Moreover, the Hispanic growth rate is 24.3%, compared to an overall US growth rate of a measly 6.1%.

Awesome. Infuriate Women (50% of the population, roughly), infuriate Hispanics more (male hispanics equal another 7.4% of the population, roughly), infuriate random sentient creatures (Uhhh, too difficult to count), but not angry white, Republican males. Infurated people = 50 + 7.4 + (unknown). This doesn't even take into account Democrats that give Judge Sotomayor an 81% approval rating. At this rate, Republicans will be unelectable next go round! I can't wait for the next intemperate comment!

{Oh, you Dems in Congress, suck it up for once, and don't buckle to this sorry Republican pressure. If you haven't noticed, Sotomayor is hardly a liberal. She's center, maybe a bit center-right.)

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