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It's looks like Republicans are already caving in on Sotomayor. (sigh)

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Nothing to see here. Move along.

The new and improved Republican party! Now with ten percent more squishiness and bi-partisanship. Put the power of Colin in your vote.

Where is the ca-ca-ca courage?

Uggghh….

Top Senate Republican strategists tell POLITICO that, barring unknown facts about Judge Sonia Sotomayor, the GOP plans no scorched-earth opposition to her confirmation as a Supreme Court justice.

More than 24 hours after the White House unveiling, no senator has come out in opposition to Sotomayor’s confirmation.

“The sentiment is overwhelming that the Senate should do due diligence but should not make a mountain out of a molehill,” said a top Senate Republican aide. “If there’s no ‘there’ there, we shouldn’t try to create one.”

Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee, sounded conciliatory during a round of television interviews on Wednesday.

“We need to all have a good hearing, take our time and do it right, and then the senators cast their vote up or down based on whether or not they think this is the kind of judge that should be on the court,” Sessions said on CNN’s “American Morning.”

All it took was a little race baiting apparently and threatening them with alienating the scawy scawy hispanics.Just throw out the charge of racism and the GOP will grab their ankles. Obama and his media cronies have successfully turned this into a referendum on her race.

GOP officials say they realize the party needs to improve its standing among Hispanic voters in order to have any hope of winning a national election, and they admit that trashing the first Latina nominee to the court could cement stereotypes or further alienate minorities.

This reality limits Republicans’ options dramatically and virtually guarantees they would be called racists if they said anything that smacks of being out of bounds about such a qualified nominee.

Sad. It’s really sad how easily the Gop can be manipulated by that.
They won’t even put up a symbolic fight even if they know they will lose.
I must say.Democrats sure know how to slice up their opposition.
Republicans melt like an ice cream cone on a hot side walk at the slightest media storm.