On Friday, Rush Limbaugh said that Judge Sonia Sotomayor “brings a form of bigotry and racism to the court” akin to that embraced by former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke. Listen here:
Responding on his personal website, David Duke decried the comparison to Sotomayor. “Limbaugh, a recent addict to illegal drugs, has no business making personal attacks against me for my past,” Duke said. “I have consistently supported true equal rights, stating again and again that I support the best-qualified person regardless of race in hiring and promotions.”
But while rejecting Limbaugh on the one hand, Duke embraced the attacks against Sotomayor made last week by nativist former congressman Tom Tancredo, who said Sotomayor belongs to a “a Latino KKK without the hoods or the nooses.” From Duke’s site:
Dr. Duke, a PhD who lectures about half the year in Europe, also criticized Judge Sotomayor as an activist in the primarily Mexican organization, La Raza, which literally means “the race.” Duke says her racial bias can be seen in a statement she made in a speech delivered in 2001: “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.” [...]
Sotomayor, whose appointment has ignited a sustained controversy among both Democrats and Republicans, has long been an activist for radical-Left Mexican organizations and an enthusiastic proponent of racial discrimination against White people called affirmative action.
Elsewhere on his website, Duke claims that Sotomayor is part of a grand Jewish conspiracy to control “any person who is influential or who may at some point in the future become influential.” No word yet on whether the right-wing will also embrace this attack on Judge Sotomayor.