As I’ve commented before, to me it’s obvious that President Obama and the Press Corps, with the more than willing collusion of the MSM, have presented Judge Sotomayor as a nominee for the SCOTUS on the basis of her race and gender not her qualifications. It’s a very obvious ploy to use the Supreme Court nomination as a weapon in the 2010 House and Senate elections.
But a picture is worth a thousand words and the June 2nd editorial cartoon in the Oklahoman depicts the problem far better than my rhetoric:
Now, who wants to be first?
Chip Bok’s cartoon sums up the situation, in all it vileness, very well – better than my mere words could. This is exactly what President Obama has done. He’s metaphorically strung up Judge Sotomayor as pinata and dared the GOP to “beat on her,” knowing the the Liberal Media will paint any argument against Sotomayor’s confirmation as racist and sexist.
Of course the cartoon has offended many people, and many Leftist media outlets and talking heads are already doing their best to fuel the flames of that outrage, and aim it at the Republicans instead of aimed where it belongs, which is at President Obama and his Liberals.
It should be offensive to Hispanics that President Obama, the White House Press Corps, and their MSM preferred to use Identity Politics to push Judge Sotomayor instead of her extensive valid qualifications. It should be offensive to all Americans that President Obama is using a Supreme Court nomination as a political tool in the upcoming 2010 House and Senate elections.
So yes, the cartoon is offensive to Latinos and women. Someone tell me though how anyone can be expected to depict a disgustingly offensive situation without giving offense with its depiction?