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MAY 28, 2009 1:12AM

Gag Reflects: Hispanic Chicks Are Dumb

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That's what Glenn "Big Baby Tears" Beck says. According to him, the only reason Sonia Sotomayor has been nominated as the first Latina/o to the highest court in the land is because she is a "Hispanic Chick." Pat Buchanan says that Sotomayor is an intellectual "lightweight" and purely an "affirmative action" choice. Rush Limbaugh says that she's not bright and that he hopes "she fails." George Will echoes all of the above, writing that Sotomayor has been chosen for "what she is" rather than her abilities as a judge. John "Waterboard" Yoo, the Bush torture-memo writer says that she appears "undistinguished." Karl "Turd Blossom" Rove opines that he's "not sure how intellectually strong she is." Get that? 

Are you listening fellow Latinos/as? Are you listening fellow feminists? 

I'd like to know why it is that EVERY goddamned time that a person of color is selected or elected for a leadership position, the Right Wing screams about "affirmative action" and the role of "identity politics." It doesn't seem to matter who it is. So let's take a look at the "undistinguished" dim bulb that is Judge Sonia Sotomayor: Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa at Princeton. Winner of the highest honor Princeton awards to an undergraduate, the M. Taylor Pyne Prize, Yale Law School graduate, editor of the Yale Law Journal, and managing editor of the Yale Studies in World Public Order. Her origins? Raised in the Bronx, in poverty, to a single mother. 

Yeah, she sounds dim and undistinguished to me too. Sounds like she just had it all handed to her.

I realize that the Republican Party, what's left of it, is bereft of ideas, of any moral or ethical clout, that they've sunken to the sewer level of defending torture, denying fellow Americans their civil liberties because they happen to be gay, that they've decided that they are going to take the whole country down with them so that they can blame it on the "unqualified black guy" in 2012, but do they actually think that we're going to believe that this brilliant woman, a model or resilience and persistence, is where she is today because she's "lucky" enough to be a "Hispanic chick?" Oh right. These are the same tea-bagging jackholes who've been telling us that the "unqualified black guy" is a "socialist-communist-fascist-Nazi" because he wants to give uninsured Americans some healthcare. In Limbaugh-Gingrich-Boehner Land losers like you don't deserve a doctor when your appendix explodes through your colon. That's just God telling you shouldn't have supported Teh Gays.

In Limbaugh-Gingrich-Boehner Land, Teh Messicans are for Teh Deporting. They bring Teh Swine Flu. They don't wanna learn Teh English. And when they do, they get in Teh Yale and Teh Princeton through Teh Affirmative Action. Get that my fellow Spics? My fellow Wetbacks. My fellow Mojados? We're either sneaking across the border or sneaking into Yale. Not like genius President George Dubya Bush, a brilliant scholar who had to overcome being born into a family of millionaires and political heavyweights to scale the plateaus of mediocrity in his quest to sink this once-great nation into the clusterfuck of all clusterfucks of clusterfuckdom. 

Look, I can't even keep up the sarcasm anymore. It's just too nauseating. So I'll just end by saying to George Will, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Pat Buchanan, et al: you can take this Mexican's Stanford Ph.D diploma, frame and all, and shove it up your collective asses. 

And Latinos/as, NEVER FORGET what the GOP thinks of us, how little it thinks of our heroes, how EASY it is for them to belittle someone like Sonia Sotomayor who climbed out of poverty and social neglect to reach the top of academic achievement or someone like my grandmother, Maria Martinez, who worked her fingers to the bone cleaning houses and picking strawberries so that she could put her grandson through college. If we forget, for even one second, then we are as dumb as they say we are. 

But we're not. Not by a long-damned sight.

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I can't imagine how the people who argue that Sotomayor had a "hand up" via affirmative action justify their argument in the face of such overwhelming proof that she didn't have such a hand. Do you realize what massive changes we'd have to see at Yale and Princeton in order for there to be one Sonia Sotomayor? Or that the level of acceptance of "sub par work and/or intelligence" would have to exist at all of these places? It's absurd.

But I think one of the Republicans beliefs is that the world, particularly the academic world, is "against them," so it allows them to see a Sotomayor, who clearly worked for every bit of her career, and pass it off as "tokenism."

It's disgusting. If they were saying "this ruling on this case is problematic because of X, Y and Z," I'd at least respect them. A little. Maybe. For about three seconds.
Thank you so much for writing this post. I think they act out of fear, they are so afraid to lose power, to lose relevance that they lash out no matter how stupid they seem to the rest of us. I read that several of these guys barely graduated from second tier schools. It's also part of their anti intellectual rhetoric, the GOP hates intellectuals

The one I seriously could not believe got into this mix is John Yoo. He needs to shut up forever and never be heard from again.

Their words are an insult to all of us. Great post!
Wow - thanks for this post and whole-heartedly agreed. Yes, i have the same skin color -

But for (insert PC epitaph) She can do it - and if you think I can't see past her skin color, maybe that says something more about YOU.