GOP’s racist attacks against Sotomayor

May 27, 2009

Sotomayor graduated from Cardinal Spellman High School in the Bronx. She earned her A.B. from Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude in 1976. Sotomayor obtained her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1979, where she was an editor of the Yale Law Journal. Sotomayor then served as an Assistant District Attorney under prominent New York County District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, prosecuting robberies, assaults, murders, police brutality, and child pornography cases. In 1984, she entered private practice, making partner at the commercial litigation firm of Pavia & Harcourt, where she specialized in intellectual property litigation.


Trouble for Mike Huckabee: makes assasination joke about Obama

May 17, 2008

Mike Huckabee joked about Obama being shot at today.  But is this a rare occurrence, or is it part of a pattern that has largely gone unnoticed and unchecked by mainstream media?

Many have viewed Republican governor and former GOP candidate,  Mike Huckabee, as a nice “Christian” pastor with a witty sense of humor.  He has schmoozed  the press repeatedly, and told tales of “eating squirrel” in college to bring chuckles and gain appeal.  However, there is a darker, less talked about side to Mike Huckabee that many in the mainstream media have yet to fully explore.   It first peaked  my interest when he defended the Confederate Flag in South Carolina.   And then again, while hunting for quail and killed two on camera, Huckabee joked harshly that voters would suffer the same fate if they failed to vote for him.  Huckabee did sort of defend Rev. Wright when snippets of Wright were first blasted on every news channel for days, but even in that statement he noted how angry he would be if placed in Wrights position.  Huckabee later threw Wright under the bus after Wrights appearance before the National Press Club.

Below are some trouble videos and information concerning Mike Huckabee, including his most recent joke about Barack Obama getting shot at.  While Mike has apologized for the comments, trouble remains in what would urge him to meke them in the first place about the first viable black candidate for President.

May 16, 2008 Mike Huckabee jokes about someone shooting at Barack Obama, the first viable black candidate for President in the history of the United States of America. After hearing a loud crash behind him while speaking at an NRA (National Rifles Association) Convention, Mike Huckabee said “That was Barack Obama. He just tripped off a chair. He’s getting ready to speak and somebody aimed a gun at him and he — he dove for the floor.” (video directly below)

Mike Huckabee has had ties to white supremacists groups in the past.  One of the largest groups, the Council of Conservative Citizens, invited him to speak at their annual conference in 1993.  He accepted and gave a speech that was “extremely well received by the audience.”  Click here for more on that story.

Jan 17, 2008    Mike Huckabee defends the Confederate flag amongst blue collar white voters in South Carolina. He said if someone from the outside came into his state and told him what to do with his flag, he’d tell them what they can do with the pole.   Mike Huckabee is a Christian pastor.

Jan 17, 2008 Pro-Confederate Flag groups feel comfortable running ads for Mike Huckabee against Romney and McCain. This video directly below shows 2 of those ads that ran for Huckabee in Southern States.