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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

And She's a Racist?

By Keith R. Schmitz

For what seems to be an endless week or two, conservatives have been baying at the moon over a greatly puffed up statement made by Supreme Court pick Sonia Sotomayer supposedly revealing her "racism."

Used to be they could get away with this kind of nonsense to the point of getting a president impeached, because that was horrible, just horrible and we have to do something about it.

Now one statement makes Judge Sotomayer the grand wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. Talk about your bigger tent.

Now people have gotten wide and getting away with it is not what it used to be. Besides, many of those who bellow racism are quite likely very expert in practicing it themselves. Hence the laughability.

Now word has come up that one of the advisers to two of leading voices -- Tom Tancredo and Pat Buchanan -- has a bit of a race problem himself.
On July 7, 2007, Marcus Epstein had too much to drink and stumbled onto Georgetown’s scenic, shop-lined M Street, walking in no particular direction. At 7:15 p.m., he bumped into a black woman, called her a “nigger,” and struck her in the head with an open hand. An off-duty Secret Service agent was watching. Epstein “jogged away,” according to the agent’s affidavit, and when Epstein was finally chased down, he “continued to flail his arms while being taken into custody.”
It would be nice if these guys would pay less attention to fanciful racism charges and tend to their own house.

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