Barack "Hussy" Obama has made his pick for SCOTUS in the form of (let's be honest here) racially and sexually convenient Sonia Sotomayor (that's SOE-duh-My-ur). Of course Obama will appoint a liberal activist to the court; that's what this whole election was all about, as I've said at great and repeated length. But now the debate rages over whether or not (or how strongly) conservatives and Republicans (oh, that they were one in the same!) should oppose said nomination. The major "sticking point" here is supposedly that, if Republicans strongly fight against the nomination, they will be labeled as anti-Hispanic, and lose that ever-expanding portion of the vote in the upcoming and future election cycles, so it would (again, as the argument goes) be in their best interest to just lay down and let it happen.
Are Republicans stupid? (A rhetorical question, I think, given recent history) Do we really think that the Democrats will give us credit for even the tiniest shred of "good will" that we exhibit by giving their preferred candidate a pass? That would be the height of "burn me twice" stupidity and naivete, and yet it seems to be the course toward which the Republicans in Congress are currently headed! It's too late for a unified "we support your affirmative action decision" facade; enough notable conservative pundits have already mouthed off about their disdain for his choice. Let's face it; all it would take is a single prominent conservative name saying anything even remotely negative about her in any context for the Democrats to smear all conservatives with the broad brush of racism politics. So we (conservatives) will be labeled as racists when it comes time for the next election cycle (aren't we always?), particularly with the "hispanic vote", so, really, we don't have anything to lose! It's time for some scorched-earth politics.
On the other hand, if she's as lackluster as even some of the people on her own side of the aisle have mumbled, maybe letting them have their Harriet Miers is a good thing. And no, I don't buy the "secretly pro-Life" thing for even a heartbeat. It's much easier to believe that the White House has let some convenient rumors fly through their ever-willing PR arm known as "MSM" than it is to believe that the man who thinks partial-birth abortion is okay by him would let someone in who wasn't lock-step behind him on one of the most pressing social issues of the day. On the other hand, I will pray to God that He makes it true. That sort of thing doesn't seem to be happenening much these days, though.