An editorial in the National Review — where no one apparently wanted to attach their name to the piece — mocked Sotomayor’s “wise Latina” reputation and called her “illiterate.”

"Her opinion is legally illiterate and logically indefensible," the editorial read. "And the still-young career of this self-described ‘wise Latina’ on the Supreme Court already offers a case study in the moral and legal corrosion that inevitably results from elevating ethnic-identity politics over the law."

Other critics — read: white men — called Sotomayor “overheated” and fueled by “emotion” — coded language that has been used in the past to discredit or marginalize women and minorities.

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*sigh*

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Come to think of it, where are the libertarian politicians freaking out about this? You’d think they would be all over this type of government overreach, but so far we have heard very little from them.

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Goddamnit.

Get ready for Netflix to end up costing as much as cable television soon.

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Note: This article has been read 4.4 million times since March of 2012. In that time, the super-rich and the banks they love have continued to infuriate those of us who still worry about things like “paying bills” and “getting arrested if we commit fraud.” But in spite of all their victories and piles of gold, rich people continue to say dumb things — like that criticism against their lavish lifestyles is equivalent to the Holocaust. #CrackedClassic
6 Things Rich People Need to Stop Saying

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Note: This article has been read 4.4 million times since March of 2012. In that time, the super-rich and the banks they love have continued to infuriate those of us who still worry about things like “paying bills” and “getting arrested if we commit fraud.” But in spite of all their victories and piles of gold, rich people continue to say dumb things — like that criticism against their lavish lifestyles is equivalent to the Holocaust. #CrackedClassic

6 Things Rich People Need to Stop Saying

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Republican politicians began backtracking on their support of Nevada anti-government rancher Cliven Bundy after the New York Times caught Bundy making racially-inflammatory remarks blaming African-Americans for willingly submiting to dependency on federal assistance.

“They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton,” Bundy was quoted as saying to a group of supporters last Saturday. “And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”

Bundy’s statements about “the Negro,” published on Wednesday, were made during his daily speech to supporters outside Bunkerville, Nevada, where a crowd gathered to support him in defiance of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) during an attempted round up of his cattle. The confrontation was the result of Bundy’s refusal to pay grazing fees on federally-owned land for more than 20 years, in spite of multiple court rulings against him. Bundy has stated on several occasions that he does not recognize the existence of the federal government.

During the speech, Bundy said he remembered driving past a public-housing project in North Las Vegas, which he called a “government house” with “always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch” with nothing to do.

The remarks brought about a quick rebuke from Chandler Smith, a spokesperson for Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV). Heller had previously called Bundy and his supporters “patriots” for their actions and challenged Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) description of them as “domestic terrorists.”

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This guy, folks.

This guy who has been grazing his cattle on public land and not paying for it. This guy and his supporters who pointed guns at federal officials, wants to blame black people for being “moochers”.

As someone in the comment section said over at Raw Story, this is what entitlement looks like.

The absurdity of this whole thing blows my mind.

While republican politicians are backing off with their support, mark my word, this won’t mean a thing to many of the “average folks” supporting him.

I’ve already seen several conservatives in web forums saying he’s right.

"…contrary to what the Ayn Rand followers or the Rush Limbaugh acolytes will tell you, the American Dream is not to be richer than Croesus, although that’s certainly one of the appeals of the American system. Most Americans are practical sorts and to them it is the dream of middle class security —- a house of your own, a good job, the chance to educate your children well and retire with dignity. Those things are becoming out of reach for more and more of us. Young people are in debt, middle aged people are squeezed by the need to care for their parents and their children, and the elderly are living longer with less. Workers aren’t as physically mobile as their parents were, burdened with homes they cannot sell and their freedom curtailed by a job market that forces them to cling to work they hate for fear of not finding anything better. The idea of an average person starting a business feels like a suicidal leap without a net."

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Well.

How about that.

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