While Sotomayor is, at this point, only presumed to be pro-choice, that's enough for the hate wing of the Republican Party. The fact that she is of Puerto Rican descent and a woman makes her that much easier to vilify.
Republicans who engage in electoral politics have it much easier than their predecessors. The likes of Michael Savage, Rush Limbaugh, and Bill O'Reilly (who waged a verbally violent campaign against Tiller) do the dirty work — and delight in doing so.
Here is a radical idea: if O'Reilly, Newt Gingrich, and their ilk are really as aghast at Tiller's murder as they claim to be, they should make it clear that they want neither their votes nor their audience participation. They ought to begin and end each speech or broadcast with a denunciation of those who applaud Tiller's assassination.
Fat chance, huh? There is a greater likelihood that Limbaugh will go on a diet.
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