It seems self-righteousness is trait that GOP/conservatives have no matter their ethnic background. The latest example being Manuel Miranda, who’s leading the conservative charge against Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court, according to ThinkProgress.com.
Miranda was once busted for hacking into the files of Senate Democrats while he served as an aide to former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN).
At a Heritage Foundation lunch for conservative bloggers earlier this week, Miranda discussed how conservatives could attack Sotomayor’s qualifications without alienating the Latino community. Miranda, as you may know or have guessed, is Latino and he argued that Latinos had concerns similar to those of “everyone else,” but then appeared to suggest that African-Americans somehow think differently from other people. Latinos are “not like African-Americans. We think just like everybody else.”
Here’s what he had to say specifically:
Hispanic polls, Hispanic surveys, indicate that Hispanics think just like everyone else. We’re not like African-Americans. We think just like everybody else. When I was on the leader’s staff, someone called me once and asked me: ‘What’s Senator Frist’s Hispanic agenda?’ I said, ‘low taxes, better education, more jobs … what are you talking about?’ And that’s how Hispanics are. This is an opportunity to educate them on all of our issues and they will resonate in the way that they resonate with everyone else.
Lord we wish someone would have cut to chase and asked him just what the hell did his “We’re not like African-Americans” comment mean. The stupidity of his comment is beyond obvious. But then again, he does think like a conservative Republican