Monday, June 01, 2009
How to Defeat the Sotomayor Nomination
[Background - Part of Obama's strategy in nominating Sotomayor is that the GOP risks alienating Hispanic voters if they oppose her.]
My advice to the pack of lying scumbags calling themselves the Republican Party --
If you don't like the nomination make your own. Find a federal judge or even a state supreme court judge who meets the following criteria -
1. Hispanic surname
2. Appointed by a Democrat
3. Moderate or conservative
4. Ideally, a woman
5. Ideally, pro-life or ambivalent
6. Would accept the seat if it were offered
In every discussion of the Sotomayor nomination say that you wanted, say, Judge Gonzales, and were disappointed that the administration nominated a loser like Sotomayor instead. Talk up Gonzales constantly.
Every Republican should constantly mention the same Hispanic judge as the preferred candidate.
Use abortion rights as a wedge issue. Most Hispanics are Catholic and would feel more comfortable with an anti-abortion nominee than a pro-abortion one.
Make the nomination fight a debate between those who want Sotomayor and those who want Gonzales. Publicly claim that you have almost enough votes to confirm Gonzales and that the only thing holding up the confirmation is a handful of Yellow Dog Obama loyalists in the Senate.
Lose hearing in the ear on the side from which you are asked about the President's power to nominate.
Once the Sotomayor nomination is withdrawn you can forget you ever heard of Gonzales or continue to support him/her as suits one's purpose.
[What have I fallen to that I am hoping the Republicans will win something? Then again, what difference does it make which pack of lying scumbags one supports? There is no Change and no Hope.]