That from The Anchoress, who speaks for me on the Sotomayor appointment:
I find the posy-bearing "compelling life story" idea to be gag-inducing. Aside from making news reporters sound like they're narrating programming for the LifeStyle network ("...in a moment, a very special story...") it seems manipulative and dishonest, to me. Good heavens, if anyone on the Supreme Court has a "compelling life story" it is Clarence Thomas, but the press didn't feel the need to gush over his rise from dirt-poverty. And if a "compelling life story" is all it takes to be a Justice, then let's just haul Susan Boyle over here and be done with it!
With Sotomayor's nomination we'll see both race and gender card be played. If you don't like her, you're a racist misogynist.
If seated, Sonya Sotomayor will be the 6th Catholic on the Supreme Court, but it is very doubtful that you will see the press or Democrats wring their hands about "imbalance" or "too many Catholics" should she be seated. In the upside-down world of misnamed liberalism, "bad" Catholics like Scalia, Alito, Roberts and Thomas are harmful to the world and little children, while Catholics in the mold of John Kerry and Nancy Pelosi are "the good ones."
Hammer meet nail.
In the mean-time, Republicans appear poised to continue their pantywaist ways:
"A lot of Republicans are worried that [fighting the Sotomayor nomination] could be the last straw when it comes to the party's ability to reach the Hispanic community," said Robert de Posada, a Latino GOP strategist who said he is advising Republican staff aides on the Senate Judiciary Committee. "Republicans are in a very awkward position."
Lionel Sosa, a Texas-based Republican admaker who designed Latino outreach for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, said opposing Sotomayor "would be one more nail in the Republicans' image coffin in terms of Latino voters."
"When you're anti the first Latina on the Supreme Court, you're anti-my-family. ... I would take it that these people are anti-Latino," Sosa said.
The GOP's dilemma on Sotomayor is the latest example of the party's ongoing internal struggle over how to reinvent itself at a time when its voter base is increasingly dominated by Southern, conservative white men.
What utter hogwash.
If this woman can't be opposed because of her judicial activism by Republicans, then the two party system in this country is over and the Republican Party officially becomes moot.
Where are the leaders in this party? I'm serious... where in hell are they?