Good God

by digby

Think Progress listened to the radio and heard this:

LIDDY: I understand that they found out today that Miss Sotomayor is a member of La Raza, which means in illegal alien, “the race.” And that should not surprise anyone because she’s already on record with a number of racist comments.

Finished with the race-based attack, Liddy moved on to denigrate Sotomayor’s gender:

LIDDY: Let’s hope that the key conferences aren’t when she’s menstruating or something, or just before she’s going to menstruate. That would really be bad. Lord knows what we would get then.

Finally, Liddy disputed the entire idea that there’s anything wrong with the paucity of women and total lack of Hispanics on the Court:

LIDDY: And everybody is cheering because Hispanics and females have been, quote, underrepresented, unquote. And as you pointed out, which I thought was quite insightful, the Supreme Court is not designed to be and should not be a representative body.

As Jonathan at ATR reminded me a while back when I was musing on these undemocratic attitudes among the wingnuts, founder John Jay famously said, "those who own the country ought to govern it." So Liddy is just being an "originalist" like Antonin Scalia. Of course, his originalism when it comes to women and minorities actually goes back to original cave paintings rather than the constitution, but it's still fairly consistent.

Rave on wingnuts, it only helps our ball team at this point .

Update: Limbaugh is working himself up into an aneurysm: