Limbaugh Calls Sotomayor 'Reverse Racist'
He urges Republicans to 'go to the wall' to oppose her
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 26, 2009 4:19 PM CDT
Rush Limbaugh thinks Sonia Sotomayor is a "hack."   (AP Photo/Rob Carr, file)
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(Newser) – Rush Limbaugh took some calculated shots at Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor on his show today, calling her a "reverse racist," a "hack," and "an affirmative action case extraordinaire," notes Mark Halperin's The Page blog at Time. Limbaugh—who punctuated his criticisms with the phrase, 'AP, you gettin this?"—said he doubts the nomination can be stopped, but he urged Republicans to "go to the wall" to oppose her.

"Do I want her to fail?" Limbaugh asked. "Yeah. Do I want her to fail to get on the court? Yeah, she'd be a disaster on the court. Do I still want Obama to fail as president? Yeah. AP, you gettin' this? He's gonna fail anyway, but the sooner the better so as little damage can be done to the country." Limbaugh says Sotomayor has "put down white men in favor of Latina women."