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March 09, 2003

Backfire of "Anti-Latino" Line on Estrada Filibuster

There is an idiocy to Republicans harping on the idea that Democratic filibustering of Estrada is racist and anti-latino.

The Democrats have a simple response to disprove it.

Filibuster a bunch of white nominees as well.

Such as Charles Pickering who Bush has renominated. At this article notes:

But Louise Bogard, legal director for the Alliance for Justice one of the groups that opposed the nominations of Charles Pickering and Estrada said the fight over Estrada has strengthened the Democrats' resolve to block the promotions of Charles Pickering and other conservative judges. Charles Pickering has been nominated for a seat on an appeals court that hears cases from Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.

"It's gotten the Democrats quite energized, especially the vicious accusations by the GOP that Democrats are anti-Latino," she said.

And think about it. The Republicans have now put a bunch of moderate Democrats on record voting against Estrada. Which means they are almost guaranteed to support further filibusters to escape charges of anti-latino racism.

How dumb could the GOP be?

See also GOP Attack on Estrada Opponents Backfires.

Posted by Nathan at March 9, 2003 04:09 PM

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