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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Race to the bottom

So do you think the most offensive Republican comment on Sotomayor will be racist or sexist?

(The Hispanic politics of this are central. Obama is somewhat sealing a Democratic bond with the Hispanic community with this nomination while Republicans would likely accept all blame if she gets shot down.

If Republicans are smart, they'll choose not to fight this fight. I mean, you're talking about one of the three main election deciding voting blocks for the next 20 years here. (Also women and suburban whites.)

....but the early evidence seems to be that they're not that smart. They're going to fight her simply because it's instinct.

I also wouldn't be surprised to see Hillary Clinton step in at some key point.

Are you ready for talk radio?)

Later: Limbaugh puts early points on the board calling Sotomayor a "reverse racist."

(That's apparently acceptable in our discourse.)


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