Matthew Yglesias says the Republicans are the ones who can get Hispanics to go further into the blue for Democrats as some of the more, err, colorful voices in the party bang the “She’s a racist Latina” drum.
Judge Sonia SotomayorWhile many Republicans, especially those with large voting blocs of Latinos in their districts and states have been diplomatic about President Obama’s appointment of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court (see McCain, John), some are braying as loud as possible that she should already remove her name from the running. You know? Because she’s mean, bad with money, dumb, an Affirmative Action hire, unqualified and a racist. (Or a “reverse racist,” whatever that means.) These seem to be the talking points that have been so loud and omnipresent on TV and radio that I’ve been trying to avoid them at all costs.
I’ve avoided them largely because it’s annoying and makes it seem like no one is capable of having a mature, rational debate about this appointment, but for some this circus is just more proof that the Republican Party is tone deaf when it comes to minorities and minority issues.
More after the jump.