The GOP’s new bully pulpit

sotomayor2Writer Jeffrey Ford’s 14theditch blog pointed me toward this great Tom Gilroy editorial at The Huffington Post.

Gilroy explains that the GOP’s bashing of Sonia Sotomayor has little to do with trying to derail her appointment — which is all but impossible, given the Dems’ control of the Senate — but everything to do with intimidating the Obama Whitehouse, the media and progressive-minded voters.

“That’s the goal here,” Gilroy writes, “keeping ignorance alive so you can cajole it to the ballot box, the streets, in front of David Letterman’s studio, at the local Board of Ed meeting or the commencement at Notre Dame.

Or outside Dr George Tiller’s women’s health clinic or the Holocaust Museum — carrying a gun.”