The attacks against Judge Sonia Sotomayor are more fun than progressives anticipated.
Fun because the predictable impotence and incoherence of the anti-Sotomayor campaign could not have been better formulated by Democratic political operatives hoping to consolidate the growing political power of Hispanics and women.
Here we have a Hispanic woman living the American dream and all the rightwing can do is engage in hysterical, uninformed commentary and personal smears.
Making the rounds is Andrea Lafferty, executive director of the Traditional Values Coalition, who is upset that "Sotomayor has admitted that she views the role of a judge as an activist who makes policy decisions."
Is Lafferty suggesting that the top appellate court renounce its role for judicial review and halt judicial policymaking applying constitutional and statutory analysis to given situations in American society?
These guys are whack.
See also Joan Walsh on The vicious attacks on Sotomayor.
Maybe if the Roberts court guts the Civil Rights Act and Congressional authority in the coming days [see There They Go Again], Lafferty will be right there to blast these damn policy deciders.