Friday, May 29, 2009

Cornyn: Calling Sotomayor Racist is "Terrible"

Look, I'm sure Senator John Cornyn's a nice guy, but he's ending up on the wrong side of some things lately.

Clueless Cornyn," as he's been called elsewhere, gave the early endorsement for Charlie Crist's GOP Senate bid in Florida, kneecapping up-and-comer Marco Rubio.

Now Cornyn's taking on
Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich for suggesting Sonia Sotomayor is a "racist." But note something important here: It's not like Newt Gingrich, a former House Speaker, is some right-wing extremist; and Rush Limbaugh's got his pulse on the conservative beat. That their criticisms of Sotomayor are dead on just makes Cornyn's howling even more ridiculous. How long are folks like Cornyn going to cave to the left-wing propaganda that the GOP needs to "moderate"?

Raul Bosque, my friend and former student, left a comment on my previous post, "It's Sotomayor's Ethnic Authenticity, and Shut Up About It!."

answers the question of whether Sotomayor's indeed "racist":

She is a racist. The problem is no one has the courage to label an Hispanic woman as such and the left knows it. She's somewhat shielded by popular opinion and by the MSM. As an Hispanic, I have no problem calling her and La Raza what they are, radical leftists and racist scum, I wish the Republicans will grow a pair and call her out on it.
Interestingly, Senator Cornyn has responded to the pushback against the Crist endorsement, at at Red State. Here's a key snippet:

Some believe that we should be a monolithic Party; I disagree. While we all might wish for a Party comprised only of people who agree with us 100 percent of the time, this is a pipedream. Each Party is fundamentally a coalition of individuals rallying around core principles with some variations along the way. My job as Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee is to recruit candidates who have the best chance of winning and holding seats – and to do so in as many states as possible. Earlier this month, two Republicans candidates emerged for the open Senate seat being vacated by Mel Martinez in the Sunshine State: Marco Rubio, the young and talented Hispanic former Speaker of the state House, and Charlie Crist, the state’s popular Governor.
Although Cornyn's discussing the NRSC's decision in the Florida Senate race, the larger "big tent" meme of GOP ideological moderation reflects the underlying tension between the party honchos and the conservative base.

The GOP has lost its backbone, if not its soul. John Cornyn's wrong in attacking critics of Sonia Sotomayor and in disregarding the hunger at the base for real conservative Senate candidates. Florida's primary is August 24, 2010. Sotomayor may have long been seated by that time, but conservatives can send a message to the national party bosses by electing Marco Rubio as Florida's Republican Senate nominee.


rbosque said...

No. Putting a racist on the Supreme Court is terrible. Terrible for all our rights.

AmPowerBlog said...

I agree, Raul. Unless there's a genuine ethical scandal, I doubt Sotomayor will have a problem.

Thanks so much for your comments!

Trish said...

So why, when Bush put up several (one a black female another a Honduran male) appointees, did the democraps say horrible things, and not give them one iota of credit for their rich lives?

Chris Wysocki said...

At a minimum the republican party has to stand for something. So, pick 5 things and stand for them. Candidates who don't line up with those ideals don't get national GOP support. How hard can it be to do that?

This whole namby-pamby "let's be moderates" BS is just an excuse for the good-old-boys to keep themselves and their cronies in power.

Mark Harvey said...

I live in Texas and I have sent notice many times to Cornyn that he is no longer on my Christmas card list and that I will campaign against him in the next elections.

He supported Specter and now another Democrat in Drag, Crist.

I am done.

heidianne jackson said...

i'm betting he'd also side with christy against lonegan in the nj gubernatorial race. it's a disgrace and it's been shown time and time again that moderate gop members DO NOT win against dems. as i have said time and time again, why would anyone go for dem-lite when they can go for the real thing.

sort of like lite-butter vs. butter. not enough difference to warrant going with the light version.

Steve Burri said...

Perhaps Cornyn is somewhat dyslexic. He really meant to say, "Sotomayor is a terrible racist."

Never mind.

Are the Republican Blue Bloods worried about offending Hispanics? As Raul exemplifies, Hispanics are not monolithic in thought. Besides, would Hispanics of Mexican origin be angered by dissing a Hispanic of Puerto Rican origin?

Dave said...

RINO-itis is apparently contagious.

And appears to be spreading.

I agree with Rush. This party is toast.


The Vegas Art Guy said...

What she said was terrible, simply calling a racist a racist is honesty...