Republicans say adios to Latino voters as they continue to bash Judge Sotomayor

UPDATE: “With Democrats holding a 12-7 majority on the Judiciary Committee and a 60-40 advantage in the full Senate, Sotomayor doesn’t need any GOP votes to get confirmed if Democrats stay united,” according to Politico.com. And “Senators from both political parties predicted Sonia Sotomayor won’t face a filibuster on her nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court,” according to BloombergIt’s a done deal!

Why are some Republicans so upset about the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court?  She is replacing a liberal.  The American Bar Association has given her their highest rating.  She has backing from many prominent Republicans.  So what is the problem?

Are some Republicans afraid that she will do a great job on the highest court in the land?  Are they afraid that she will inspire her fellow Latinos?  Are they hoping to keep her and all other Latinos down?  Does her nomination scare them because it means that Latinos can now aspire to the highest positions in our government?

Check out what the odious Rush Limbaugh had to say about Sotomayor, according to Think Progress:

Reacting to Obama’s nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court today, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh called Sotomayor a “horrible pick,” said that Republicans should “go to the mat” in their efforts to oppose her confirmation in the Senate, and — echoing his hopes for Obama’s failure — declared that he wanted Sotomayor to “fail”:

LIMBAUGH: Do I want her to fail? Yeah. Do I want her to fail to get on the court? Yes! She’d be a disaster on the court. Do I still want Obama to fail as President? Yeah. AP you getting this? He’s going to fail anyway, but the sooner the better.

Aha!  These Republicans just want Democrats to fail, period.  They don’t care about the U.S. or the people in it.  They care only for their putrid party.

Sotomayor will be confirmed.  And I have no doubt that she will do a fine job.  Will I agree with all of her decisions?  Probably not.  But I respect her as a person and as a professional, just as I respect President Obama.

The politics of destruction being practiced by Limbaugh and his ilk is going to destroy what is left of the GOP.  Latinos are taking note of the current hate-fest against Sotomayor.  We won’t forget this.


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