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Friday, June 05, 2009

Politics: Smearing Judge Sotomayor

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Well, well, well.

Guess who's been caught with his greasy little paws on the scales of Justice? That old-time favourite Trent Lott. Raw Story is reporting that Trent Lott is behind the effort to smear Judge Sonia Sotomayor as a racist.

According to the article, sometime in 2002, Trent Lott recruited C. Boyden Gray, a lawyer for Bush's daddy, to create an astroturf organization — you know, a fake grassroots movement, sort of like the Teabaggers, where a bunch of rich people throw money around to recruit dumbfucks to actually bring out the bodies to be photographed.

The organization's purpose was to promote or block judicial appointments, ensuring that the judiciary, like the Houses of Congress, would be ultimately controlled by a small group of people. Gee Dumbya's daddy helped the group with a fundraising party. Members included PermaPiggy Karl Rove and current Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour.

The organization — which had the big fracking balls to disingenuously name itself the Committee for Justice — has an aim: to ensure that the judiciary is filled to the brim with pro-business judges. We've spotlighted this Committee before. The CFJ is responsible for the confirmation of William S. Pryor as an appellate court judge. Read about William S. Pryor at Mother Jones. Read about the lengthy campaign to ensure that big business owns the courts. Be sure to take your medications first.

And then get off your ass and get informed. These motherfuckers are sadly mistaken if they think we'll be distracted by their bullshit one more time. This is the legacy of Ronald Reagan and those poisonous swine, the Bush family of war criminals. It's time, folks. Let's put an end to this.

Does anyone else find a rich vein of irony in Trent Lott designating Judge Sotomayor a racist? Anybody?

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