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.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.
"It's gotten the Democrats quite energized, especially the vicious accusations by the GOP that Democrats are anti-Latino," she said.
How dumb could the GOP be?
Posted by Nathan at March 9, 2003 04:09 PM
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