Two key Senate Republicans, Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, the former chairman of the Judiciary committee, and Texas Sen. John Cornyn, head of the party’s Senate campaign committee just announced that they are decidely voting against the Supreme Court nomination of Sonia Sotomayor. (Click here for that full story). If that’s the case, and it seems so because Cornyn in particular has gone on to say that he will vote against Sotomayor because of her “radical views”, one can only guess how this vote will likely lead the party to new depths of irrelevance.
Given Sotomayor’s qualifications, the fact she was the first Hispanic ever nominated for this position, that Democrats have the votes to get her in and that the GOP has the worst reputation it can ever have for shunning Latinos, this vote will haunt the Republican Party for at least the next four years. The GOP has again shown that for better or worse, the “unwise”, ultra Right Wing politics of Rush Limbaugh rule the Republican roost.