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AlBrattOnline Donating Member (23 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-08-09 07:46 PM
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Sotomayor Attacked From the Dark Side of Tupelo Mississippi
Sotomayor Attacked From the Dark Side of Tupelo, Mississippi

Homophobic Religious Fanatic Tim Wildmon, President of the Tupelo, Mississippi based American Family Association authors a bi-weekly column in the Tupelo Daily Journal. On Sunday June 7, 2009, his submission was titled: Liberal Bias Seen in Medias Treatment of Court Nominee.

All things considered, its not really too hard to understand why my State of Mississippi always ranks around the bottom one or two of the other states. There are many reasons for the low-ranking and I dont want to bore my readers with a lot of detailed explanations. However, in Tim Wildmons case I wont hesitate to define it as hate-mongering, right-wing, religious fanaticism coupled with ultra-conservative Republican politics truly, a combination fitting to be branded the Dark Side and to top it off, it is headquartered in my hometown.

In his column, Wildmon wrote using the current Republican canard emphasizing the racism associated with Supreme Court Nominee, Judge Sonia Sotomayor:

Judge Sotomayor is a racist GOP pundits have ranted. Wildmon is familiar with the racist label since he has been exposed several times as a true racist by liberal writers , me included. When he places that charge racist on his enemies he feels totally justified, whether its true or not.

Lets lay the Dark Side of Tupelo aside for a while and concentrate on upgrading Sotomayor to a position of respect and contextual legitimacy based on Richard E. Simons Salon article titled: Judge Sotomayor in Context.

All over the 24-hour news channels and talk radio airwaves, conservatives are attacking Sotomayor, calling the federal appeals judge a "racist" and a "bigot."

"I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life."

Those words came as part of a discussion about the importance of judicial diversity in determining race and sex discrimination cases, but they have been widely reproduced out of context.

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