Today’s Number: 77

That’s the percentage of Republican senators who voted today not to confirm Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.


Think about that number. Out of 40 Republican senators, just nine defied their nativist Republican base voters to support the first Hispanic Supreme Court nominee. Not even John McCain, facing a far right primary challenger, felt that he could defy the Republican base in Arizona and vote for a Hispanic woman for the Supreme Court. And don’t you know that McCain wanted to?


Sure, the Republican Party doesn’t have a race and xenophobia problem.


About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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