Here we go again folks. Senator John Cornyn, one of the "elite" smarter-than-the-rest-of-us Republicans is upset beause some Conservatives, Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich, are actually calling Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotiomayor on her racist remarks?
A top Senate Republican is taking aim at recent statements from conservative commentators Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich suggesting Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor is a "racist."
"I think it's terrible," Sen. John Cornyn, the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, told NPR's "All Things Considered" Thursday. "This is not the kind of tone any of us want to set when it comes to performing our constitutional responsibilities of advise and consent.”
For those who may not be aware, here is what Sotomayor said in Berekeley, California in 2001
Since President Obama named Sonia Sotomayor Tuesday as his pick for the Supreme Court, much attention has been given to a 2001 speech the federal appeals court judge gave at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law.
One line in particular from that address has sparked sharp reactions from critics: "I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life."
Well, that sounds racist to me. That is a person, of one race, opining that the judgement of a Latina woman would be superior to the judgement of a White male. Hmmm, let us see what Websters says
1 : a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race
Well, apply the definition of racist to Sotomayor's remarks. They certainly offer a view that one race has superior judgement to another don't they?
So why would Senator Cornyn take issue with Gingrich or Limbaugh pointing out, as have many bloggers, myself included, that Sotomayor is a racist? I guess he is still stuck in the fairy tale world where if Republicans are nice enough to Democrats, they are in return treated with repect by Democrats. Earth to Senator Cornyn, that doesn't happen!
The Democrats are out to win, not to be liked by Republicans. And the policy of Senator Cornyn, and other Republican "elites" to try to play nice and not say anything to controversial, or extreme, so the Democrats will be nice to us, is working about as well as a screen door in a sunmarine would.
The same "elites", as I have pointed out before, want the rest of us, the Conservatives to play along with them, and just hush up, be quiet. Don't cause a fuss. They expect us to donate money, and vote for the candidate THEY choose for us, like Charlie Crist for example. And if we dare to question them, or if we dare to support a candidate like Marco Rubio or if any Republican dares to actually talk straight about Democrats, as Rush and Newt did, well then they hit us with more "elitist wisdom"
"We are all a product of our upbringing and who we are and I think it’s a fact people do have different backgrounds, but I don't think those background ought to determine what the law is," Cornyn said to NPR of Sotomayor's Berkeley comments.
The NRSC chief also brushed off the Limbaugh and Gingrich statements while noting neither man holds an elected office.
"Neither one of these men are elected Republican officials. I just don't think it’s appropriate. I certainly don't endorse it. I think it’s wrong," he said.
Ah, OK, only "elected" Republicans may speak now, I see. Just like only "NRSC approved" candidates should run is state primaries right Senator Cornyn?