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by Jim Newell

Good for Sonia Sotomayor! That Tom Coburn has just been so mean to her during these hearings that she will now shoot him in the head, “Oklahoma Justice” style. But not before Coburn gets to mock her with his Ricky Ricardo voice! [Political Wire]

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jodyleek July 15, 2009 at 12:31 pm

Say ‘Hello’ to my little friend!

WIDTAP July 15, 2009 at 12:34 pm

Harumph! Ricky Ricardo is Cuban. Soto is Messican! Also.

mrsixinch July 15, 2009 at 12:34 pm

Oh Sonia you’re so fine you blow my mind
Hey Sonia! Hey Sonia!

OReillysVibrator July 15, 2009 at 12:36 pm

Haha, I for one think this is a PERFECTLY fair tit-for-tat: the Justice-to-be gets to let Coburn know she wants to assassinate him, and Coburn gets 3 seconds of racial slapping. Both sides win and go home happy (well, as happy as a Republican can be spending time with the darkos).

Servo July 15, 2009 at 12:38 pm

“This Coburn guy…he’s a cock-a-roach.”

Hawaiiexpat July 15, 2009 at 12:38 pm

AP: “….later, Coburn said that he was demonstrating his tolerance for the brown people by having dinner at Taco Bell.”

GDuvall July 15, 2009 at 12:39 pm

The world’s greatest deliberative body.

Vulpes82 July 15, 2009 at 12:39 pm

Ricky Ricardo was Cuban, so at least they’re getting CLOSER.

NoWireHangers July 15, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Where’s the clip where Sotomayor and Obama eat an assembly line of fast-moving chocolates? Is that happening tomorrow?

I-man July 15, 2009 at 12:40 pm

For lack of anything to do:job; I have been watching this hearing like a hawk. I will say that she is unflappable. I guess the certainty of her confirmation would have that effect on you, But had that been me i’d have bitch slap Coburn, also what are doctor terms?

ediot July 15, 2009 at 12:41 pm

She should totally show up tomorrow wearing a talking orange backpack, accompanied by a small gray monkey. Sonia, Sonia, Sonia the law explorer.

BobLoblawLawBlog July 15, 2009 at 12:42 pm

Sitting through these goddamned hearings and not telling these GOP bigots to eat marble cake and DIAF should prove to them that she’s really not a fiery Latina; she’s obvs a Vulcan.

nbawriter July 15, 2009 at 12:42 pm

Dicky Douche-cardo.

V572625694 July 15, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Judge Sotomayor (“So-so” as they call her on some idiot website or other) ventured dangerously close to a human response in that clip. Her law-bot “persona” is much less risky.

But seriously: why the hell are the MSM obsessed with this meaningless theater presentation?

NoWireHangers July 15, 2009 at 12:43 pm

Coburn: Ow! You shot me in the face! Haha! Hahahahaha! HAHAHAHAHAAHAAH!

Serolf Divad July 15, 2009 at 12:43 pm

That was the most awkward Ricky Ricardo impersonation I’ve seen in a long time.

Todd Mecklem July 15, 2009 at 12:44 pm

C’mon, Coburn, do we have to do your homework for you? Here’s a whole list of Puerto Rican TV characters you could’ve quoted:

NoWireHangers July 15, 2009 at 12:45 pm

[re=362929]BobLoblawLawBlog[/re]: [re=362926]I-man[/re]: Yes. Her steely resolve in the face of abject bigotry/idiocy is comforting if not infuriating. Good for her.

norbizness July 15, 2009 at 12:46 pm

Sometimes the beneficiaries of Bring Your Brain-Damaged Great-Great-Uncle to The Senate Day never leave.

nbawriter July 15, 2009 at 12:47 pm

Coburn should show up tomorrow with two women in tube tops with fruit salads on their heads sitting behind him.

norbizness July 15, 2009 at 12:48 pm

The only way grown Republican Senators could be more childish would be for them to play the Mexican Hat Dance song real loud on their boomboxes over the answers of the nominee, and for good measure masturbate furiously as they get appreciative text messages from their Stormfront/Free Republic base.

hobospacejunkie July 15, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Nice hairstyle Dr Coburn, Ob/Gyn. Trying to make your head look like a vagina?

Servo July 15, 2009 at 12:48 pm

“I knew Ricky Ricardo. You, sir, are no Ricky Ricardo. Ricky Retardo, perhaps.”

artbot2000 July 15, 2009 at 12:50 pm

Coburn has just covered himself in macaca.

teebob2000 July 15, 2009 at 12:50 pm

Nestled within Sen Sessions’ opening statement (said in a slooooooow, retard-like Southern accent):

“Now, I will say right out, up-front: I do begrudge you — a wetback, affirmative-action, cocina-mopping tortilla-muncher — say, and you’re ugly to boot — such a lofty position as you seek, simply because I’m in line before you. I myself was denied a Federal judgeship on the technicality that I’m a mousy, jug-eared little racist prick. And shit, I was jes jokin’ when I said them things about the KKK and all!”

This wasn’t mentioned in Fox News’ coverage.

Anita Cocktail July 15, 2009 at 12:50 pm

Oh no he did-unt…

paintitblack July 15, 2009 at 12:51 pm

I don’t know what’s worse: Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III behaving like an arrogant racist iggorant bastard (but at least he’s keepin’ it real, BOY), or Coburn jes tryin’ to be all down w/the beaners…

artbot2000 July 15, 2009 at 12:52 pm

People who know Coburn say this is not one of his better routines. His Rochester is killer, but he’s saving that for the next Holder hearing.

liquiddaddy July 15, 2009 at 12:53 pm

I think she’s great.

norbizness July 15, 2009 at 12:54 pm

[re=362947]artbot2000[/re]: “Fuck you, Mr. Benny! I’m not gonna siphon gas from Fred Allen’s Studebaker because you’re too cheap!”

Terry July 15, 2009 at 12:54 pm

[re=362934]Serolf Divad[/re]:

He’d have been better off singing a song from West Side Story.

S.Luggo July 15, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Coburn is peeved that S. Mayor will not hop into the stirrups so that he can investigate her judicial philosophy.

Noodle Salad July 15, 2009 at 12:56 pm

And then, shortly after Sonia’s confirmation, Tito Puente’s orchestra did a special guest performance on the floor of the Senate of their new hit single, “Molto Soto.”

gurukalehuru July 15, 2009 at 12:56 pm

[re=362941]Servo[/re]: Ricky Retardo. That’s a good one. I vote that be the meme of the day, and Coburn’s nom de snark from this day forward.

Servo July 15, 2009 at 12:56 pm

“Yes, I believe in upholding the 2nd Amendment. I believe it’s well within my Consitutional right to shoot squaredancers and rednecks for pleasure. Next question, Cracker Deluxe.”

you cannot be serious July 15, 2009 at 12:56 pm

Chico and the Man references can’t be far behind.

freakishlystrong July 15, 2009 at 12:58 pm

Next up: an Asian, hilarity ensues. “Me question you long tine”

Oh, and you’re welcome, NEWELL…

nbawriter July 15, 2009 at 12:58 pm

[re=362947]artbot2000[/re]: Think that’s impressive? The guy has Asian characters based on the day of the week:

Monday: Charlie Chan
Tuesday: Long Duck Dong
Wednesday: Bruce Lee
Thursday: Looney Tunes cartoon character hit on the head with a cymbal.
Friday: Kim Jong-Il (he doesn’t realize that he’s a real person … but don’t tell him. It would crush the guy.)

El Pinche July 15, 2009 at 12:58 pm

Never get between Sessions and the klan cross when he’s about to light it. He definitely has some crazy grand-wizard eyes. I bet he and David Duke hang. Hahaha……uuuggh.

suchsweetthunder July 15, 2009 at 12:59 pm

I blame Oklahoma.

Todd Mecklem July 15, 2009 at 1:01 pm

It was either that or “You been doin’ so well, honey, you’ll be out of these hearings fast as Speedy Gonzales!”

Country Club Jihadi July 15, 2009 at 1:01 pm

Holding out hope for Chiquita Banana, Juan Valdez and Speed Gonzalez to represent.

eclecticbrotha July 15, 2009 at 1:02 pm

Senate hearing Schedule for tomorrow:

9:35 am: Sessions and Coburn reenact a classic scene from “The Cisco Kid.”
10:15 am: John Kyl berates Sotomayor about her “Wise Latina” statements while dressed as Carmen Miranda.
11:00 am: John Cornyn calls Charro as a rebuttal witness.
11:45 am: Sotomayor finally snaps and charges the committee yelling “You think I won’t cut you???” forcing Sen. Tom Leahy to request an unscheduled recess.

problemwithcaring July 15, 2009 at 1:02 pm

Ay dios mio!

Min July 15, 2009 at 1:03 pm

“Judges? We don’t need no stinkin’ judges!”

freakishlystrong July 15, 2009 at 1:03 pm

[re=362954]Servo[/re]: [re=362953]gurukalehuru[/re]: I dunno, “Cracker Deluxe” is pretty fucking hilarious as well…

trickyrick July 15, 2009 at 1:04 pm

But what if she went home to get her num-chucks?

trickyrick July 15, 2009 at 1:07 pm

[re=362953]gurukalehuru[/re]: second.

dr.giraud July 15, 2009 at 1:07 pm

[re=362949]norbizness[/re]: “Fred Allen’s Studebaker ”


Fred Allen’s pal Senator Cleghorn was a fucking genius compared to Jefferson Sessions.

Hooray For Anything July 15, 2009 at 1:08 pm

Did Michael Steele tell him to make that joke as a way of reaching out to the Hispanic community?

PopeyesPipe July 15, 2009 at 1:10 pm

At the end of the clip, there seemed to be a brief flash of shameful recognition and self awareness in his eyes. Fleeting, I’m sure.

hobospacejunkie July 15, 2009 at 1:10 pm

[re=362971]freakishlystrong[/re]: I agree, though Cracker Deluxe is almost jolly. Needs more hatred.

TGY July 15, 2009 at 1:12 pm

[re=362961]suchsweetthunder[/re]: But that’s so easy.

Jackie Treehorn July 15, 2009 at 1:14 pm

Sonia: You ready to be fucked, Tom? I see you rolled your way into the senate. Dios mio, man. Barry and me, we’re gonna fuck you up.

Coburn: That’s just like, your opinion, ma’am.

Sonia: Let me tell you something, pendejo. You pull any of your crazy shit with us, you flash a piece out in the committee room, I’ll take it away from you, stick it up your ass and pull the fucking trigger ’til it goes “click.”

4tehlulz July 15, 2009 at 1:22 pm

I, for one, look forward to Jon Kyl’s Speedy Gonzales impression while questioning Judge Sotomayor on immigration law.

finallyhappy July 15, 2009 at 1:25 pm

[re=362983]PopeyesPipe[/re]: Not even a flicker. the guy is a moronic prick and he says “dudn’t” for doesn’t.

Zorg July 15, 2009 at 1:35 pm

Had a chat with Link Chaffee a few months ago and he assured that many Senators were not, in fact, ignorant, mouth-breathing racist troglodytes with the IQ of a fencepost. So, I’m waiting for someone on the Judiciary Committee to do a J-Lo impersonation to show how up-to-date they are.

Cape Clod July 15, 2009 at 1:37 pm

Patrick Leahy needs to hit Coburn in the head with his fucking gavel.

Go back to your crossword puzzles you ignorant hick. I hope you get sucked up by a tornado.

A Better American Than YOU July 15, 2009 at 1:42 pm

[re=363046]Zorg[/re]: [re=363046]Zorg[/re]: Well maybe YOUR senator is not an “ignorant, mouth-breathing racist troglodyte with the IQ of a fencepost.” MINE is Jeff Sessions.

Lionel Hutz Esq. July 15, 2009 at 1:54 pm

People here are probably too young to remember, but Jesse Helms did a great Al Jolson for Clarence Thomas at his hearings.

pat robertsons personal trainer July 15, 2009 at 1:55 pm

watching judges explain the law to people who make law (almost always without actually knowing what they’re doing) never gets old. if only tommy delay could’ve hung on long enough to become sen. delay, we could see this wise latina explain law to your local exterminator.

instead we get to see coburn (somehow a fucking doctor) and sessions (a guy who wishes he would’ve been confirmed as a federal judge) try to alienate a shoe-in as well as the remaining 25% of latinos who occasionally vote republican, all in futile hope that Judge Sotomayor royally fucks up. if these dipshits should’ve learned anything from Clarence Thomas it’s don’t piss off a guy unless you know he won’t get confirmed.

come to think of it, this is probably better than anything delay could’ve done.

pat robertsons personal trainer July 15, 2009 at 1:56 pm

[re=363002]Jackie Treehorn[/re]:


You said it, man. Nobody fucks with the Jesus!

A Better American Than YOU July 15, 2009 at 2:05 pm

[re=363082]pat robertsons personal trainer[/re]: Coburn’s background is obstetrics, so this is how he births babies, gently mocking the mothers with hilarious 50′s comedy send-ups.

trickyrick July 15, 2009 at 2:05 pm

[re=363059]A Better American Than YOU[/re]: and mine is Jon Kyle. I am waiting for Kyle and McCain to give back the stimulus monies, since they ahve done nothing but whine about it everyday. whine and bitch ad infinitum.
How DID Coburn become a fucking doctor, anyway?[re=363082]pat robertsons personal trainer[/re]:

desertwind July 15, 2009 at 2:06 pm

She should’ve just answered “Ensign Ensign Ensign. C Street non-profit tax status. The Family non-profit tax status. And, in conclusion — Ensign.”

finallyhappy July 15, 2009 at 2:14 pm

[re=363095]trickyrick[/re]: And Again mine are mikulski and cardin- yeah, me!
Coburn is a two time cancer survivor so his bio says. What the hell is wrong with cancer that it has killed really wonderful friends of mine but can’t get this useless pos?

Crank Tango July 15, 2009 at 2:29 pm

“I’m not gonna choot you, Frank.”

Crank Tango July 15, 2009 at 2:31 pm

[re=363108]finallyhappy[/re]: It’s prolly that sweet government healthcare that congress keeps bogarting on us.

BobLoblawLawBlog July 15, 2009 at 2:41 pm

[re=362936]NoWireHangers[/re]: I must admit, however, that I also like to think her steely resolve and measured speech is reserved for cases such as this one, in order to make her questioners feel like naughty kindergartners.

Atheist Nun July 15, 2009 at 2:45 pm

Hmph. I would have gone for a Juan Luis Pedro Philippo DeHuevos Epstein reference, myself:

“Hey, Mr. Kotter, I got a note!”

BobTheBuilder July 15, 2009 at 2:50 pm

His Fred Mertz is much more natural.

Lazy Media July 15, 2009 at 2:52 pm

[re=362950]Terry[/re]: A pol like that, will kill your brother.
Forget that pol, and find another.

BobLoblawLawBlog July 15, 2009 at 3:11 pm

[re=362942]artbot2000[/re]: +1

heroinmule July 15, 2009 at 3:26 pm

I don’t think even Barry expected the GOP to take so totally and completely the alienate-an-entire-generation-of-the-fastest-growing-segment-of-the-electorate bait.

Cherry Garcia July 15, 2009 at 3:32 pm

Coburn has just mocked the one small reliable segment of the Hispanic vote that the Republicans get. The DNC can’t say “gracias” enough times.

TGY July 15, 2009 at 3:33 pm

[re=363267]heroinmule[/re]: They can’t help themselves. I’ll bet all the while he was saying to himself, “Don’t do the Ricky Ricardo impersonation. Don’t do it! DON’T…oh, shit.” It’s just natural for them.

Cherry Garcia July 15, 2009 at 3:33 pm

oops – I meant Sessions. Coburn/Sessions – son lo mismo.

trickyrick July 15, 2009 at 3:34 pm

[re=363267]heroinmule[/re]: zing! the ol’ double triple cross-srsly, obi-wan has this down cold, down low on the low down.

Hooray For Anything July 15, 2009 at 4:03 pm

[re=362958]nbawriter[/re]: “So, what is your view of this particular raw? Does it come from ancient Chinese secrets?”

SocialistMuslin July 15, 2009 at 5:30 pm

OOh maybe next he can do Archie Bunker…oh wait he already is.

MGBYG July 15, 2009 at 6:29 pm

[re=362928]ediot[/re]: Hey, you mean you can’t stop any armed mugger in Latin America by repeating “Swiper, No Swiping!”??!!

LoweredPeninsula July 16, 2009 at 3:28 am

[re=363281]TGY[/re]: You know that that is exactly what this douchenozzle was doing. Poor thing.

Now, brace yourselves for references to telenovelas, George Lopez, and Carmen Miranda. Oh, and watch after the deserved racist charges are leveled against these goons for them to defend themselves with “some of my best constiuents are Mexican, er Cuban, er…did I get I get the nationality right?”

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