Friday, May 29, 2009

RNC Chair Michael Steele telling Republicans to chill on Sotomayor

Well, he should after the polls have come out and the public is behind her. This racist talk does the Republican Party no good, in fact it makes them more narrow minded than ever to the public. Why should any Latino want to be a part of a party that goes after a credible Latina nominated for the Supreme Court? Keep it up, Republicans.

The nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court has intensified a long-simmering racial divide within the Republican Party.

African-American and Hispanic conservatives who have questioned her judicial philosophy also note the historic nature of the appointment and praise her triumph over economic hardship. White conservatives, on the other hand, have been far more personal and aggressive in their attacks on Sotomayor's record, repeatedly accusing her of "reverse racism" and questioning her intelligence.

"I'm excited that a Hispanic woman is in this position," said Michael Steele on Bill Bennett's radio show Friday. He added that instead of "slammin' and rammin'" on Sotomayor, Republicans should "acknowledge" the "historic aspect" of the selection and stick to a "cogent, articulate argument" against her.

Steele argued that the GOP should not "get painted as a party that's against the first Hispanic woman" picked for the Supreme Court. read more here....

Party against Hispanics. That is a label that the Republican Party is starting to wear, thanks to them allowing voices like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Newt Gingrich and Hannity to craft it.

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