I was really excited recently when I heard that President Obama had nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court. Women make up 55% of the population of the United States, so it only makes sense that women should occupy at least half of the highest court in the nation. Not only that, but Sotomayor would be the first Hispanic to occupy one of the seats on the Supreme Court. It feels like this is long overdue considering that Hispanics/Latinos/Chicanos make up 15% of the total population of the United States.
And of course, since her nomination the conservative firestorm as begun. I would like to say though, that at least President Obama picked someone actually QUALIFIED to hold a seat on the Supreme Court unlike President Bush who nominated his friend, Harriet Myers, who had no business even being nominated. In typical fashion, the conservatives are diagramming all of her sentences, inferring things into her decisions that probably aren’t even there, calling her racist for being aware of her own race, and basically throwing their typical baby temper tantrum that they are known for. And dammit, she better answer how she feels about abortion RIGHT THIS MINUTE!
I expected this out of the conservative talk show media. There’s nothing they love more than to complain or make up things that aren’t true (Obama’s coming after your guns people! Even though he’s never said anything about gun control). I expected them to go after her decisions as a judge, her policies, hell, even her personal life. But don’t you think attacking her for the one thing she can’t control, her gender, is just idiotic? Old fashioned, even? Aren’t we past this people?
Conservative talk show host G. Gordon Liddy made a comment about Sotomayer this past week. Let me give you some background on Liddy. Liddy was the mastermind behind the first break-in of the Democratic National Committee headquarters in the Watergate building in 1972. Liddy served four and half years in prison for his role in the Watergate scandals until President Carter commuted his sentence. He has gone on to have a talk show on Sirius and is a regular commentator on Fox “News.” So really, I ask, what kind of credibility does this guy have? Not much in my opinion.
Liddy’s comment about the nomination of Sotomayer:
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.
Really Liddy? Really? You’re breaking this down to “Oh my Go(sh), What if she gets her period?!?!” Not a period! Heaven knows a woman can’t think rationally on her period!!!!!
Seriously dude, your sexism is so incredibly outdated that it makes me yawn.