Wednesday, July 15, 2009

GOP trash talking Sotomayor

Posted By on Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 10:38 AM

Why is this a surprise? This is the side of the political isle that enjoys listening to media personalities scream lies at them. Those same entertainers encourage their audiences to spread their vitriol through the general public, making it cool to be intolerant and belligerent. This, while waving their morality flags in everybody's faces.

Let's try this: Let's look at Sotomayor's qualifications instead of the color of her skin or the gender listed on her birth certificate.

At her Senate confirmation hearing yesterday, judicial nominee Sonia Sotomayor had to keep a straight face while Republicans heaped shame upon their party with a flood of ridiculous questions, unjustified jabs and tangential, pointless rants.

From sexist attacks about Sotomayor's "temperament" to a rigorous interrogation about the definition of nunchucks, GOPers came up with a multitude of embarrassing ways to try to hinder the Supreme Court nominee's confirmation.

The craziness and incompetence on display at the hearings has been more than matched by the absurd smears leveled at Sotomayor in the conservative media. The shining lights of conservatism -- such intellectual heavyweights Pat Buchanan, G. Gordan Liddy and Rush Limbaugh -- have outdone themselves with uninformed, offensive rants about the nominee.

Read "The 10 Dumbest Things Republicans Have Said About the Sotomayor Hearings" here.

Watch Tom Tancredo claim Sotomayor is in the "Latino KKK":

More about the GOP's dirty attacks from The Young Turks:

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