Thursday, July 16, 2009

Rachel took on Pat Buchanan for his Racism about Sonia Sotomayor

Tonight was a first.. Rachel Maddow took on Pat Buchanan over his racist remarks about Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court nominee. Pat has been relentless over his comments about her since before she was nominated.

Finally someone has decided to challenge him for his racism and his hate speech. The reason Rachel had decided to take Pat on was his posting of this blog posting yesterday.

How to Handle Sonia is the post Pat wrote about it.. part of it says:

How, then, to handle Sotomayor?

As Republicans have never brutalized a Supreme Court nominee -- Ruth Bader Ginsburg got 96 votes and Stephen Breyer 87 -- they need no lectures on decency or decorum.

What they must do is expose Sotomayor, as they did not in the case of Ginsburg, as a political activist whose career bespeaks a lifelong resolve to discriminate against white males to the degree necessary to bring about an equality of rewards in society.

Sonia is, first and foremost, a Latina. She has not hesitated to demand, even in college and law school, ethnic and gender preferences for her own. Her concept of justice is race-based.

Testifying to Democrats' awareness that America does not want liberal justices for whom affirmative action is holy writ, Sotomayor is being promoted as a practitioner of judicial restraint who faithfully follows the Constitution and the law.

Yet here is a judge who ruled that New York state, by denying felons the vote, violated their civil rights.

There is much more..but I will let you read it if you want. There is one more thing you might be interesting in.. If you are tired of Pat and his racist talk and want to complain.. here is the number to MSNBC.. 1-212-664-3499 MSNBC viewer comment line. Do what you feel compelled to do..

Here is Rachel and Pat.


K. said...

It may take all day for me to lift my jaw off the ground. Although give him this much: He's says directly what the R's on the Judiciary Committee tried to with code words in an insinuation.

BTW, Pat butchered the pronunciation of "Miguel."

2BTW, did you notice the look of stupefaction on Sotomayor's face when Lindsay Graham referred to Carbanes as "another Puerto Rican"?

Distributorcap said...

i guess women and slaves got a free ride from the hard working white guys