What’s in a name? Kind of a lot, really. Especially when you hold yourself up as a beacon of truth and justice. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve made the mistake before. In fact, I’m horrible with names. For the longest time I was calling “David” “Keith” and I could only picture a friend of my wife’s as a blonde when she’s really a brunette. So, perhaps I’m not really the one that should be talking about this.
But, then again, I’m not trying to bring down a Supreme Court nominee, either.
So when Mike “Mr. Bitter” Huckabee finds himself with such a massive erection over the nomination of “Maria Sotomayor” that he shoots first and apologizes later you have wonder if Mrs. Huckabee lives in a state of, shall we say, constant frustration. See, “Maria” is a Mexican name and she’s a Mexican. ALL Mexican are named Maria. Makes perfect sense…if you’re a mindless fucktard with a BA in racism from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and you raised a son that kills dogs. It’s an honest mistake to make for an xtian conservative to make.
Crosstalk America jumped on the bash-the-SCOTUS-nominee bandwagon, too, of course. Apparently NOT legislating from the bench is just as bad a legislating from the bench. So if the laws of New Haven, CT say a firefighter’s test is discrimatory and needs to be thrown out and the judge affirms the law – well, what does that say about how she’ll do on Roe v. Wade? Despite the fact that she appears to have a balanced record when deciding cases.
A few shows ago, Vic and Jim chided the listeners for not doing their homework. Apparently, too many xtians got the “Hate Crime” law mixed up with the “Hate Speech” law (xtian code for the Fairness Doctrine) and kept calling VCY for clarification like they were some kind of helpful experts or something. To paraphrase – “We report – you decry. If you’re too stupid to figure it out you deserve to listen to our show.”
Anywho – they, like Huckabee, rather than bother to check the name of the nominee they just called her whatever the felt like. Maybe Jesus needed his hearing aid adjusted because they got her name wrong, too.
Perhaps America will get lucky and hundreds of thousands of xtians will call their senators telling them not to confirm Maria Solomayor and Sonia Sotomayor will sail right through.
There are so many better bloggers who can write from personal experience about how the political establishment still can’t come to grips with non-white Americans in the political system. Anything I could say would just be a paraphrase of them so check out
Jack and Jill Politics
The one point to bring up, though, is that non-whites are finally getting credit and recognition for what whites keep insisting they do – pull themselves up by their bootstraps. Think back, for instance, the biography of Bill Clinton: A poor kid that grew up in poverty, worked hard and became the President of the United States. Inspiring, right? Let’s start having the same sense of awe and appreciation for those who not only overcame poverty but a system that consistently favored whites over minorities. Wingnuts love to go on and on about the evil of quotas. They need to learn how to praise someone when they deserve praise rather drop back to their default position of “white makes right”.