(CNN) - While Republicans on Capitol Hill appear to be adopting a wait-and-see approach with Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh is taking direct aim at President Obama's choice for the high court.
Calling Sotomayor a "racist" and a "hack" on his radio show Tuesday, Limbaugh took particular issue with a 2001 speech at Berkeley during which she stated a "wise Latina woman with the richness of her experience would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life."
"Here you have a racist – you might want to soften that, and you might want to say a reverse racist," Limbaugh said of that comment.
"And the [liberals] of course say that minorities cannot be racists because they don't have the power to implement their racism," he continued. "Well, those days are gone because reverse racists certainly do have the power to implement their power. Obama is the greatest living example of a reverse racist, and now he's appointed one."
"She's not the brain that they're portraying her to be. She's not a constitutional jurist," Limbaugh also said, referencing a New Republic article last month in which Jeffrey Rosen, the magazines legal affairs editor, wrote that "her opinions, although competent, are viewed by former prosecutors as not especially clean or tight, and sometimes miss the forest for the trees."
"She is an affirmative action case extraordinaire, and she has put down white men in favor of Latina women," Limbaugh said.
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs defended Sotomayor's Berkeley comments Tuesday. "If you look at the context of the longer speech that she makes, I think what she says is very much common sense in terms of different experiences, different people," he said.
Does Rush Limbaugh have a JD degree or even a High School GED?
I'll bet not, but he has a degree from the College of Loud Mouth Idiots!
And, BTW, it is not yet accredited.
fat boy opens his mouth and spews more bile... what a surprise.
White Man Limbaugh feels threatened. Call the waaaahmbulance.
Rush Limbaugh is an idiot for saying President Obama and his pick for the Supreme Court are racists.
Limbaugh is an idiot... go OD on some pills
Your 15 minutes are up fat boy. Nobody cares what you think except 50% of a rapidly, disappearing party. You're Jim Jones preaching to the kooks who drink your koolaide!
By golly, I would think you would whole heartly support her...isn't this the group you pander too....anything to keep the ratings up. Pitaful!
Keep talking Rush...keep talking...
It's the lunatic, oxycotin-ridden, head of the Republican Party doing what he does best...
"I hope the country fails...I hope his kidneys fail."
Truer words were never before spoken...
Why is political criticism so predictable from this man that you can script it before he even opens his mouth?
Rush Limbaugh and his ilk soil this country.......they are anything but American.
This guy is a total Moron.
Ms. Sotomayor, however, has never been addicted to Oxicontin, and never once forced her housekeeper to buy illegal drugs of any kind.
If she is not a constitutional jurist, then why have only 3 of her rulings that she participated in, been overturned by the Supreme Court? And those were overturned on technicalities. Rush is WAY off base, but then again, what is new?
Well ain't that the pot calling the kettle...whatever! Go on and be your old gassy self, Rush!
It's obvious, Rush is still affected by the drugs.
more republican sensationalizing.
if they actually had a legitimate argument, they wouldn't have to resort to such obvious idiocy.
He should know one if he sees one.
I went to college in his hometown, worked at a resturant that his brother and some of his freinds owned. You should have heard the way they talked after hours, disgraceful.
Are all Republicans racists?
Rush needs a hug. A long homoerotic hug. Hmmmmmm -mmmmm what a bear!
What a tool Limbaugh is. He's nothing more than seepage in a suit. Have another donut, you fat pig.
Hey Rush, Sonia graduated from two Ivies...where did you go to college?
Really, CNN, what is your obsession with Rush? His listeners already know what he said, and I suppose your few viewers could care less.
Do Rush's cigars irritate his anal cyst?
Can we PLEASE stop reporting what this guy says like it's news!!!! ... Everything he says is for entertainment purposes. And Rush calling ANYONE a racists is the best example of the pot calling the kettle black.
Sotomayor a racist? That's the pot calling the kettle black.
Limbaugh will be judged for what he is, as will she.
For the life of my I can not understand why anyone would waste their time listening to this idiot!