No, I am not making this up. Really, who could? The Republican in question is Manuel Miranda, the former Capitol Hill staffer who was forced to resign in disgrace after getting caught hacking into Senate Democrats’ computers. Now he runs a right-wing special interest group. Surprise.
So anyway, Miranda and his buddies have sent a letter to Senate Republicans urging them to filibuster the Sotomayor nomination. Even though Miranda himself called judicial filibusters by Democrats “unprecedented” and “unconstitutional.” A finer demonstration of IOKIYAR I can hardly imagine.
Which brings us to today’s conservative blogger conference call, in which Miranda made the following assertion:
Hispanic polls, Hispanic surveys indicate that Hispanics think just like everyone else. We’re not like African-Americans. We think just like everybody else.
It’s hard to know where to start with that one. But I think Mr. Miranda may have just cost himself whatever shreds of influence he had left.