Saturday, May 30, 2009

"Hispanic Chick Lady": RACIST!

In my previous posting I wrote that I suspect that some of these Republican talking heads on the TV are really paid Democratic operatives.

I wrote that they are either that, or they are being supremely stupid by belittling the academic and career achievements of the first Hispanic nominated to the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor (or, as Glenn Beck referred to her, "Hispanic Chick Lady").

I wrote that the GOP desperately needs to improve their numbers with Latino voters to remain a viable national party, and for them to say that a Puerto Rican woman who graduated as the top undergrad at Yale, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from there AND Harvard, and ran the Yale Law Review, and is one of the most renowned and esteemed appellate judges in the country.... to say that she was picked because she is Hispanic, is basically like saying to Hispanics, "Achieve what you will, but no matter how impressive it is, if you get a great gig, it's because your ethnicity, not your accomplishments".

This is not the way to get a greater number of Latinos to join the Republican bandwagon.

In recent days, the right-wingers have been becoming even MORE moronic, if that were possible. Now, she's not just unqualified, she is also A RACIST!


Here's the Judge Sotomayor quote that has the right-wingers calling her a Latin American version of a Ku Klux Klan grand wizard:

"I would hope that a wise Latino 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."

Wow. That comment is so flagrantly racist, that I can't help but imagine her with a little square moustache under her nose, speaking to rally full brownshirts, in a room bedecked with swastika-covered bunting.

Seemingly everybody on the right is right is calling her comments racist, or calling her a racist herself... Tom Tancredo, Tucker Carlson, Ann Coulter, G. Gordon Liddy, and the grand poubah of them all, Rush Limbaugh.

Rush Limbaugh compared the Democrats nominating her as being as outrageous a nomination as the Republicans nominating David Duke, the notorious former KKK member turned aspiring politician. He called her a "reverse racist" and "a bigot". He also said, "How do you get promoted in the Obama administration? By hating white people."

Really? Sonia Sotomayor hates white people? Rush was able to glean that from that one quote? Hmm. Like George W. Bush was able to do with Vladimir Putin, Rush is able to get a sense of Sonia's soul, without the help of any concrete evidence.

Tom Tancredo, a total whackadoodle, started to stir up the ethnic pot by morphing his belief that Judge Sotomayor is a racist, to implying that the members of the popular Latino political advocacy group La Raza are racists, because he considers La Raza to be, "a Latino KKK without the hoods or nooses".

G. Gordon Liddy, the Watergate whackjob, said basically the same thing. In addition to saying that he hopes that she won't be participating in any key conferences while she's menstruating, he also said, "Miss Sotomayor is a member of La Raza, which means in Illegal Alien, 'The Race', and that should not surprise anyone, because she's already on record with a number of racist comments."

So La Raza means "The Race" in Illegal Alien. I never knew that I spoke Illegal Alien. All these years, I thought I was speaking Spanish, that romance language that comes from the Castile region of Spain. Huh. So my mother and father's native language is Illegal Alien! I had no idea. King Juan Carlos of Spain speaks Illegal Alien. Miguel de Cervantes spoke Illegal Alien....

Oh wait. Sorry. I got side-tracked by my offense of hearing the language of my ancestors referred to as "Illegal Alien". Back to Sonia Sotomayor.

So now not only is SHE a racist, but the members of La Raza, and those who like and support that group, are racists too. That's a wonderful way to get Latinos into the Republican fold, Tom! And re-naming their lanuguage in a really insulting way will really win them over. Smart move, G.!

Hey Tom, another bit of advice, you should keep calling her "a brown woman", too. Her skin is whiter than yours, Mr. Perpetual Fake 'n Bake Tan, but keep calling her a person who thinks she's better than you white men because she's a "brown woman".

Keep it up! I WANT a permanent Democratic majority in Congress.

But anyway, let me wrap this up by showing why her comment was not racist.

"I would hope that a wise Latino 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."

She said, "with the richness of her EXPERIENCES" not of her race or ethnicity. She was not saying that a Hispanic is superior than an Anglo by nature. If, for the last 232 years, black males had been at the top of the political and social hierarchy instead of white males, then she likely would have ended the sentence with, "a better conclusion than a black male who hasn't lived that life".

It's about hierarchy, not race.

But since I did bring up black males, let me end with this:

In the notorious 1857 Dred Scott case, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that African slaves and their descendants, whether they were freed or not, were not legal human beings and could never be citizens of the USA.

They were chattel under the law.

Now: do you think that case would have been ruled in same way, had the members of the Supreme Court been 9 black men, instead of 9 white men?

"The richness of experiences"


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