Cynthia Tucker: Sotomayor opponents are racist

According to Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Cynthia Tucker, the Republican Party is being held hostage by a cadre of bigoted, conservative white people who refuse to acknowledge a simple truth:

"Sonia Sotomayor represents the future, not Sarah Palin."

In other words, for the Republican Party to have national appeal it needs to dump, in Tucker's opinion, the "God fearing white people of small town heritage" vision of America and embrace the "poignant tale" of successful minorities like Sonia Sotomayor.

Indeed, for Cynthia Tucker the intellectual vision of many conservative white people simply ends at a person's skin color:

"They explain a world in which white men no longer control all the levers of power -- in which an ‘uppity' black man could become president and a woman with a strange-sounding name could end up on the Supreme Court."

According to Tucker, many of those who support Sarah Palin are simply motivated by an ugly resentment against "high-achieving" minorities:

"Resentment of high-achievers like Barack Obama and Sotomayor runs deepest among Palinites, who see in John McCain's running mate a perfect spokeswoman for their long list of grievances."

Apparently frustrated that Sonia Sotomayor's "poignant tale hasn't won over everyone" Tucker goes on to attack those with concerns about Sotomayor's judicial record on discrimination cases.  Yet for some odd reason Tucker never once mentions Sotomayor's ruling in the Ricci case against the white firefighters - probably the most blatant example of judicial discrimination against white people in decades.

Funny how Tucker also fails to mention the "God fearing white people of small town heritage" who were ardent supporters of George Bush's Hispanic nominee Miguel Estrada or Bush's African-American nominee Janice Rogers Brown, both of whom were eviscerated by Democrats representing the "diverse" and "urban" America Tucker glowingly envisions in her essay. 

As for high-achieving minorities, ask an Asian student who he or she would rather have on the admissions staff at a major university - a God fearing white person from the country or a city-dwelling "diverse" liberal.  It's funny how those who have proposed and instituted caps on Asian enrollments seem to be of the "diverse" liberal, city variety.

As for the "high-achieving" Obama, I'll believe that when he releases his college transcripts.  You see Cynthia, America's future should depend on impartial standards, not race.
According to Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Cynthia Tucker, the Republican Party is being held hostage by a cadre of bigoted, conservative white people who refuse to acknowledge a simple truth:

"Sonia Sotomayor represents the future, not Sarah Palin."

In other words, for the Republican Party to have national appeal it needs to dump, in Tucker's opinion, the "God fearing white people of small town heritage" vision of America and embrace the "poignant tale" of successful minorities like Sonia Sotomayor.

Indeed, for Cynthia Tucker the intellectual vision of many conservative white people simply ends at a person's skin color:

"They explain a world in which white men no longer control all the levers of power -- in which an ‘uppity' black man could become president and a woman with a strange-sounding name could end up on the Supreme Court."

According to Tucker, many of those who support Sarah Palin are simply motivated by an ugly resentment against "high-achieving" minorities:

"Resentment of high-achievers like Barack Obama and Sotomayor runs deepest among Palinites, who see in John McCain's running mate a perfect spokeswoman for their long list of grievances."

Apparently frustrated that Sonia Sotomayor's "poignant tale hasn't won over everyone" Tucker goes on to attack those with concerns about Sotomayor's judicial record on discrimination cases.  Yet for some odd reason Tucker never once mentions Sotomayor's ruling in the Ricci case against the white firefighters - probably the most blatant example of judicial discrimination against white people in decades.

Funny how Tucker also fails to mention the "God fearing white people of small town heritage" who were ardent supporters of George Bush's Hispanic nominee Miguel Estrada or Bush's African-American nominee Janice Rogers Brown, both of whom were eviscerated by Democrats representing the "diverse" and "urban" America Tucker glowingly envisions in her essay. 

As for high-achieving minorities, ask an Asian student who he or she would rather have on the admissions staff at a major university - a God fearing white person from the country or a city-dwelling "diverse" liberal.  It's funny how those who have proposed and instituted caps on Asian enrollments seem to be of the "diverse" liberal, city variety.

As for the "high-achieving" Obama, I'll believe that when he releases his college transcripts.  You see Cynthia, America's future should depend on impartial standards, not race.