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The First Of Many Comical Cable News Reactions To Sotomayor

Whoa hey it’s ol’ Andrea Mitchell on the teevee there dishin’ up Rush Limbaugh, and he’s just runnin’ around goin’ nuts about shit. Obama and Sotomayor are radical “reverse-racists” because of whatever, the firefighters, bwah bwah bwah…

And just because we love you, Wonkette readers, here’s a “Democratic strategist” vs. a “Republican strategist” yelling about Jeffrey Rosen.

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88 comments

  1. Hooray For Anything

    The Republican Party– still sticking up for white men and only white men since 1968.

  2. shortsshortsshorts

    Oh Jesus Fuck. SHE EATS BABIES PEOPLE. WAKE UP to your new, terribly bias (????) Judicial overlord.

    It’s amazing how terribly politicized our news organizations have become. Thank you, Fox and MSNBC for your contributions to our nation’s insanity. Fuck. The. What.

  3. thejesusandmarycheney

    It’s time for all Porcine-Americans to stand up and oink “ENOUGH!”

  4. OReillysVibrator

    Ha support O or not, it is pretty funny for the hacks at MSNBC to suggest Republicans “are in a corner” because she’s a female Hispanic.

    It’s also ironic that Obama actually nominated a female Hispanic, but it was Bush’s Miers nomination that was more fitting of the “cleaning lady” label.

  5. norbizness

    Whether they’re crazy or just playing to their crazy listener/viewerships, who fucking cares about this gaggle of cretinous leaders and their one out of every five Americans?

  6. Serolf Divad

    Bah… graduated suma cum laude from Princeton… puhleease! Like that’s some sort of qualification for being a judge. She wouldn’t have passed snake-handling 101 at Liberty University. No way she’s qualified.

  7. RoscoePColtraine

    I’ve been the victim of this reverse racism. I specifically asked for extra spicy salsa with my burrito, and they substituted “gringo mild.” Reverse Discrimination, oh yes it’s alive and well.

  8. Woodwards Friend

    If it wasn’t for reverse racism, Rush Limbaugh would be a Supreme Court Justice. Also the pills.

  9. Blender

    [re=324576]Paterlanger[/re]: that is beyond disgusting; the image you just impressed upon my already-tortured mind is just unforgivable. I hate you.

  10. freakishlystrong

    Oh Jesus Christ, the new fauxrage of the week. Wingnuts are exhausting, now we’ll have to be subjected to any Righttard within shouting distance of a microphone, hurling vicious invectives. Can’t we ever do anything in this fuckin’ country without hacks bitching about it on our 24 hour cable news channels?

  11. chascates

    The GOP is not only the Party of No but also the Party of Hate, Bigotry, and Greed. Powell should start a New GOP as a place for whatever moderates might still exist that hate taxes & love the military-industrial complex. The Limbaugh crowd can rebrand their GOP as the whites-only Jesus Goblins party. Which is already named the KKK but they’ll need something classier sounding like ‘The Minutemen’ or maybe just go for the ’21st Century Whigs.’

  12. SayItWithWookies

    So a reverse racist is a non-white male who gets a scholarship to a prestigious law school?

  13. Joehoya

    That’s it, I’m canceling my subscription to The New Republic… Wait, I did that 15 years ago.

  14. hobospacejunkie

    They came for the white men and I said nothing because…wait a minute, I am a white man. Goddamn we are so oppressed. Only 43 out of 44 preznits, currently only 5 of 7 SCJOTUSs (?) Only like every dumbfuckass in the House & Senate, even all the wannabe 2012 sacrificial lambs. Help, help, I’m being repressed!

  15. Larry McAwful

    Did Rush Limbaugh really say “reverse racist”? Or is that just a rerun clip of his show from 1974?

  16. freakishlystrong

    [re=324598]chascates[/re]: I’m not kidding, Glenn Beck; “They’re just like, ‘Hey, Hispanic chick lady! You’re empathetic. You’re in!’”

  17. jinxykb

    She does not believe the fat white man is intrinsically superior to all others? How DARE she!

  18. Larry McAwful

    Okay, now I’m confused. When Rush Limbaugh complains about reverse racism, should I be empathetic? Or would he not want that?

  19. JadedDIssonance

    I once had to sit all day in a wheelchair and watch this construction temp firm hand out jobs to all teh brownz who asked, but they refused to employ me, because I’m white.

  20. WadISay

    [re=324577]thejesusandmarycheney[/re]: They think of themselves as standing athwart, not so much up.

  21. tehbenton

    Why do they keep using the post-NutriSystem Rush pic? He reclaimed his big fat fuck status years ago!

  22. problemwithcaring

    Little things like her supposedly being bad -mouthed by law clerks who undoubtedly sold their unborn children for positions with the judge and whose entire careers largely depend on the maintenance of stature of said judge, make my freaking day. Yeah – she’s the one who is “not that smart.”

  23. x111e7thst

    [re=324595]Chad San Marino[/re]: The infamous dee double dubbs (driving while white)

  24. Dave J.

    Why does Rush Limbaugh sound like an 80 year old woman? Is it the hearing loss/damage? I don’t remember him being this literally shrill before.

  25. elburrito

    Why is it that prior to her nomination to SCOTUS, the right had failed to warn us that the greatest threat to liberty who has ever lived was openly serving in our federal judiciary?

  26. ladymacbeth

    you don’t really need to label them ‘democratic strategist’ or ‘republican strategist’.

    ‘pinched nosed shout-y white guy’ is usually pretty clear.

  27. Paterlanger

    [re=324589]Blender[/re]: Sorry. My fingers just kind of qwerty-blurted that out. And now I’m ashamed.

  28. rambone

    [re=324608]Larry McAwful[/re]: Funny you mention that. I remember when Mickey Mantle was getting ready to receive a liver transplant back in 1995 or so.

    Plenty of people were suggesting that the liver should go to someone else, like someone who hadn’t destroyed their own liver through decades of alcohol abuse. Back then Rush chastised those cold, heartless bastards who would deprive a multimillionaire rich dude of a liver that might otherwise have been given to someone who didn’t poison their own body.

    I guess all Rushbo’s talk about personal responsibility and self-reliance goes out the window when it’s the wealthy or privileged who might suffer.

  29. SmutBoffin

    Back when I was in Grad School/Tool Academy, some of my friends taught “Race & Ethnicity”. They would spend an entire semester saying “OK, these are the characteristics of racism. . .and this is what affirmative action is. . . Note that they are different things.” There would always, always be one student from, say, Fuckoffowoc WI who would turn in a paper about how A.A. is really racism and why the University of IL should be allowed to keep their mascot. These are the people who nod their heads in agreement to Rush “Fuck me in my flabby armpit” Limbaugh.

  30. Hooray For Anything

    I say Republicans fire away– go ahead and piss off the 20% of Hispanics who still support you and further ensure that the only way you’ll be a majority party is when the ice caps finally melt and the North East, Pacific Coast, and Florida become part of the Ocean. Which, actually, could explain their policies on Global Warming.

  31. Larry McAwful

    [re=324629]rambone[/re]: Heh… could also have been a little self-interest, too. I mean, Rush would have empathy for a millionaire white dude who needs a liver transplant. It’s only logical, since no doubt at the time Limbaugh was already turning his own liver into Swiss cheese with various prescription drugs.

  32. Atypical

    Let’s see…

    Dem senate. Check
    Dem house. Check
    Popular prez. Check
    Female Hispanic, a first. Check

    Limbaugh against. Check.

    Shit, she’s gone.

  33. Lascauxcaveman

    [re=324609]JadedDIssonance[/re]: As one who has worked on construction jobsites – I LOLd.

  34. President Beeblebrox

    Le sigh. Another example of conservatives believing that they’re a persecuted minority in danger of extinction.

    …wait, wut? Oh, that’s right; they ARE in danger of extinction.

  35. frailamerica

    I love when The Latins over-emphasize the accent when saying Latina and/or Latino. It makes them sound, well, sooo Latin.

  36. Joshua Norton

    Hey, if you had to tote around those DD man-boobs all day long you’d be cranky, too.

  37. Trespassers_Will

    Rush, Alfalfa, and Spanky: Charter members of the He-Man Woman Hater’s Club. Oh yeah, Bill O’Reilly too.

  38. 19kevin8

    [re=324639]Bearbloke[/re]: Limbaugh is a dirty sanchez/cleveland steamer/hot carl/angry dragon, all rolled into one delightfully dreary sack of mooseshit.

  39. chascates

    [re=324629]rambone[/re]: And wasn’t Mickey still drinking at the time? Which is a big no-no for liver transplants. And he died anyway.

  40. thejesusandmarycheney

    [re=324648]frailamerica[/re]: Hey, Steve Inskeep did it on NPR this morning too, and he’s white as hell.

  41. hobospacejunkie

    [re=324665]19kevin8[/re]: OK, I know what the others are, but Angry Dragon? Oh, jesus, I’m afraid to look that one up.

  42. GreatOldOnesParty

    “Reverse Racism”
    Is it me or is the GOP’s new tactic to declare every day “Opposite Day”?

  43. TimesUp

    Okay, but what’s on the reverse side of the reverse race card…why didn’t the Dems think of that one during the Roberts nomination?

  44. ella

    [re=324625]Quick Fixer[/re]: It’s the best Rush can do. With his reverse intellect and all.

  45. GreatOldOnesParty

    [re=324665]19kevin8[/re]: Out here in ‘Zona we call it the “Snarling Dragon”

  46. bitchincamaro

    So the fact that we’re all pink on the inside is of no consequence to this meatball?

  47. hockeymom

    [re=324631]SmutBoffin[/re]: Oconomowoc? Manitowoc? What did the wocs ever do to you?

  48. Johnny Zhivago

    Wouldn’t “Reverse Racism” mean loving and being kind to people of your opposite race?

  49. Mr Blifil

    If you love firefighters so much Rush why don’t you gay marry them? Oh right, reverse-sexism won’t let you because you have a pussy.

  50. loquaciousmusic

    I just can’t wait for when “Maria” Sotomayor is actually confirmed and Obama will be able to clap her on the back and say, “Heckuva job, brownie.”

  51. proudgrampa

    I don’t understand. What in the hell is reverse racism???

    Rush, you need to be more precise with your language.

    Or STFU. Also.

  52. the problem child

    [re=324615]problemwithcaring[/re]: Re: law clerks knowing what side their careers are buttered on.

    Exactly. Either she made a mistake in hiring and really picked a lemon who she now won’t give references for OR someone is making up the law clerk stuff.

  53. El Pinche

    To Mr. Limbaugh, the only good female latinas are the ones licking his unwashed grundle for $10 in a dirty alley in the Dominican Republic.

    ALSO. And let me be clear, too. I wish Limbaugh would have a massive coronary and die live on the air. I’d love to hear the bile gurgling on a youtube stream on media matters. Oh yes, I have the hateful heart of a freeper when it comes to this filth pig.

  54. RoscoePColtraine

    [re=324719]Mr Blifil[/re]: Why is that? Why do the dicks of the morbidly obese turn themselves into pussies? There has to be a sound medical explanation. But, while I ponder this mystery, we are left with just the fact that Rush Limbaugh has a pussy. Medical fact.

  55. rev_matt_y

    [re=324576]Paterlanger[/re]: Oh great, now I have to go bleach my eyeballs after that image.

  56. Bruno

    And what is so wrong with white men. They look absolutely pink after a nice long 3-day weekend of BBQing and letting it all hang out in the back yard. God bless America. Amen

  57. RabidHamster

    [re=324621]ladymacbeth[/re]: In this case, the dem strategist is a white, not-so-shouty woman. And despite having a mouth that looks like it can open wide enough to swallow her own head, inspires an obligatory “I’d hit it.” (although considering what I’ve hit in the past, I guess that’s not much of a ringing endorsement)

  58. DoctorCulturae

    Thank you Shuster. But I must ask, why weren’t there many similar interruptions of quackery before the present Admin?

  59. bearbait

    I have an anonymous source that told me Chris Wilson blows donkeys in an alley after the bars close. Could have been the voices in my head, but now it’s in print, so it’s true.

  60. Jukesgrrl

    [re=324632]Hooray For Anything[/re]: and [re=324641]Atypical[/re]: If she gets appointed we have our first Hispanic justice and if she gets rejected, that’ll deal the final blow to the GOP. So it’s WIN/WIN. Either way she’ll go in history books as a spicy Dolley Madison, saving the republic from evil oppressors.

  61. CivicHoliday

    [re=324603]hobospacejunkie[/re]: “Come and see the violence inherent in the system!”

  62. toxic_orange

    I mean really, what else can Rush say? He is an assclown, but a predictable one.

  63. Redhead

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGG this is one of my pet peeves! The reverse of racism is all-inclusiveness, color-blindness, etc. Racism is passing judgment on a race as a whole/on a person solely because of person’s race – regardless of what that race is. Just because it’s not a white person judging someone who isn’t white doesn’t make it “reverse-racism.” You wouldn’t say reverse-sexism to differentiate between a man discriminating against women and a woman discriminating against men. Stupid stupid stupid…

    sorry, /rant now.

  64. problemwithcaring

    [re=324910]Redhead[/re]: In your made-up fantasy definition, Blacks and whites are some how equal, though.

  65. Redhead

    [re=325000]problemwithcaring[/re]: So what is racism between a black person and a Hispanic person called? I mean racism is a white person against a black, and “reverse-racism” is Limbaugh whining cause someone stole his booze/pizza… or what about Asian people? What if you have a half-black half-Hispanic person who discriminates against Asian people? What is that called, damnit??

  66. Paul Tardy

    This civil service thing has gone too far, and is too divisive. Time to privatize the fire department. 911, one number, no choice. I bet they would show up faster if they though a second fire department was on the way looking to jump their claim.

  67. Go Figure

    If Flush has his knickers in a knot, I’m loving’ it.

    Fume Flush, fume.

    Word of advice to Obama. Only put extreme liberal choices up for approval…. eventually they will have to choose one.

    Also let’s keep an eye on the political shapeshifters….. LIEberman & Specter. ….. are they fer us or again’ us????

  68. wilder

    [quote]Hooray For Anything [/quote] so the black, hispanic, indian, Jewish, etc members of the Republican Party don’t stick up for themselves?

    The Republican Party– still sticking up for white men and only white men since 1968.

  69. JSDC007

    Excuse me, but just how old is that picture of reverse-humanoid Limberger? At least twenty years and twenty pounds ago, I reckon.

  70. Scandinavian Fetus

    Is there any surprise that we have had fewer UFO sightings over the past 8 years?

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