Right Wing Round-Up

  • Ed Whelan didn’t like the criticism that publius had leveled at him for his opposition to Sonia Sotomayor, so he did the natural thing: he outed him. Classy.
  • Think Progress notes that Newt Gingrich may have backed off his claim that Sotomayor is a “racist” … in favor of calling her a “racialist.” Big improvement.
  • On a related note, Jonathan Singer points out that only 8 percent of people are buying into the Right’s “Sotomayor is a racist” nonsense.
  • Alan Colmes observes that George Tiller’s murder has turned those who had been picketing his office for years into “an army in search of a war.”
  • With Tiller’s alleged murder declaring “there are many other similar events planned around the country as long as abortion remains legal,” John Cole wants to know when the Right will start demanding that this domestic terrorist be tortured to find out more.
  • Digby points to the president of Colorado Right to Life explaining that Tiller’s murder was expected with this analogy : “If a Mafia hit man gets killed, people recognize it’s an occupational hazard.”
  • Finally, Jim Burroway reports supporters of Arizona’s anti-marriage amendment claimed that they had no interest in denying anyone’s domestic partnership benefits … but are now trying to do just that.