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From Matt Yglesias:

Today at 3:14 pm
G. Gordon Liddy Smears All Spanish-Speakers as Illegal Immigrants

Ali Frick catches criminal and conservative talk radio host G Gordon Liddy saying “Let’s hope that the key conferences aren’t when she’s menstruating or something, or just before she’s going to menstruate”. The reference, of course, is Judge Sonia Sotomayor. But don’t worry, he said racist stuff too!

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.

Yes, that’s right, Liddy thinks every single Spanish-speaking person is an illegal alien. That would come as news to the population of, say, Peru. And also to the millions of Puerto Ricans who aren’t immigrants at all, to the (largely Republican!) Cuban-American population which knows that Cubans can legally immigrate to the US in unlimited quantities, to the historically Spanish-speaking populations of the Southwest who came to be American citizens after the US conquered the places where they live in the Mexican War, and of course to the many, many, many legal immigrants to this country from Mexico and elsewhere in Latin America as well as to their descendants.

Will anyone on the right speak out against this bigotry? I won’t hold my breath. Only a minority of conservatives go around saying racist stuff. But it’s an article of conservative faith that “political correctness” is a huge problem and racism is not a problem at all, so it would be unbecoming to complain about Liddy.

And, this is from Ta-Nehisi Coates. I saw it this morning, but it still…well….

Keep Talking
29 May 2009 10:30 am

Just amazing. Bill Bennett (he of Superpredator fame) and Fred Barnes on Sotomayor:

BARNES: I think you can make the case that she’s one of those who has benefited from affirmative action over the years tremendously.

BENNETT: Yeah, well, maybe so. Did she get into Princeton on affirmative action, one wonders.

BARNES: One wonders.

BENNETT: Summa Cum Laude, I don’t think you get on affirmative action. I don’t know what her major was, but Summa Cum Laude’s a pretty big deal.

BARNES: I guess it is, but you know, there’s some schools and maybe Princeton’s not one of them, where if you don’t get Summa Cum Laude then or some kind of Cum Laude, you then, you’re a D+ student.

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