Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Analyst Craig Crawford on Sen. Graham and the GOP Assault

The Republican assault on Sonia Sotomayor isn't going down well in some quarters. Instead, the spectacle is making the party look petty and mean, as Craig Crawford's comments make clear.

With every bogus charge, the GOP looks more and more idiotic:

Watching Lindsey Graham's gotcha grin as he needled Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor with disingenuous and rhetorical questions you had to wonder what was so funny. Does the Republican senator think it is amusing that he and his party's condescending tone toward the Hispanic woman was costing them ethnic votes with each passing hour of Tuesday's Judiciary Committee hearing?

. . . Even if they vote for her, the fallout for Republicans could reach well beyond Hispanic voters. They are coming across as a bunch of snarky and bitter old white men who cannot bear the thought of their kind losing power.


Tulsan said...

"...the spectacle is making the party look petty and mean..."

"(Republicans) are coming across as a bunch of snarky and bitter old white men..."

Not just "looking" or "coming across as"; they ARE those things, and they could hardly make it any clearer.

Tulsan said...

This book sounds interesting, and it's not just about politics. An interview with the author is at Amazon:

Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free" by Charles P. Pierce

"To this day, we have a political party—the Republicans—who, because it embraced a “movement of Conservatism” that celebrated anti-intellectualism is now incapable of conducting itself in any other way. That has profound political and cultural consequences, and the truly foul part about it was that so many people engaged in it knowing full well they were peddling poison."

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