Chewing the rag
You knew this would happen didn't you?
First, US right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh compares President Barack Obama's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court to the nomination of David Duke, former KKK Grand White Sheet Wearer David Duke and, I might add, an elected Republican.
Okay, in one sense, that's fair. He probably would say that of any non-white nominee, male or female, because, as you know, whitey is super oppressed right now.
Except, as one of my Twitter pals noted, it's hard to think of Limbaugh as white, "fair-complexioned,'' what with his head so far up his own butt. (Edited to add: A friend noted that some people may misinterpret the joke. I hope not.)
So, anyway ...
Via Think Progress, comes this, out of the mouth of ex-con and tax evader G. Gordon Liddy, who must love judges, on his radio show.
LIDDY: Let’s hope that the key conferences aren’t when she’s menstruating or something, or just before she’s going to menstruate. That would really be bad. Lord knows what we would get then.
Give a listen:
So here's what I'm thinking. if an when Sarah Palin, whom jackasses like these seem to adore, runs for the White House in 2012, think we'll hear Liddy express concerns about PMS and going nuclear?
Tick, tick, tick ...
UPPITY WOMAN DATE: More on the oppressed white man from Salon. (reg. req'd.)
You might not think, in that world, that early opposition to the court nominee would involve accusing her of being racist and sexist, and steadily questioning her intelligence in a way that implies she's an affirmative action pick. That might seem, in fact, like a fairly self-destructive strategy, one that even the opposition party's most hardcore base would want to avoid. But welcome to 2009.
"White man racist nominee would be forced to withdraw," wrote Newt Gingrich -- whom conservatives routinely fall over themselves to praise as a driving force of ideas for the Republican Party, and who is also, at least for now, making noises about running for president in 2012 -- on Tuesday on his Twitter feed. The ex-House speaker managed to make the sentiment sound even more Neolithic by compressing it to fit Twitter's 140-character limit. "Latina woman racist should also withdraw." He seemed to be grunting, not tweeting. (Gingrich was then forced to fend off questions about whether he had posted that item while touring Auschwitz -- which he denies, and which you couldn't make up.)
UPPITYER WOMEN DATE: MOMocrats has a gruesome photo of Liddy.