Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Dick Durbin's selective racial demagoguery

Hot Air: "Durbin: These Republicans are putting Loretta Lynch at the ‘back of the bus,’ if you know what I mean."  (If you want to know where this showdown is coming from, read this Federalist article.)

Yeah, we get it, Durbin.  Remember when Bush judicial nominee Miguel Estrada needed to be stopped because, dammit, we simply can't have conservative Hispanics on the Federal bench:
One Nov. 7, 2001, memo from staff to Sen. Richard Durbin, R-Ill., suggested that the "groups" would help stall the nomination of Miguel Estrada, a Bush nominee to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. The memo called him "dangerous," in part because he "has a minimal paper trail, he is Latino and the White House seems to be grooming him for a Supreme Court appointment."
Why does Dick Durbin hate Hispanics? Tsk tsk.

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