July 13th, 2009
10:00 AM ET
12 years ago

Latino ad targets Limbaugh comments

(CNN) - As the Senate Judiciary Committee begins hearings on Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, a Latino group is launching a radio ad in Florida highlighting Republican opposition to the first Hispanic nominee to the high court.

The ad, sponsored by Presente.org and Progressive Change Campaign Committee, features past remarks from conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh declaring Sotomayor a 'racist," and attacks Republican Rep. John Mica of the Florida's 7th Congressional District for not denouncing the remarks.

The group says the ads will target other key congressional districts in the future.

Full English translation of the ad:

Sonia Sotomayor is set to be the first Latina and Puerto Rican to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

It is a proud moment for our community, yet Republican leaders insist on attacking her.

That's Republican leader Rush Limbaugh calling Judge Sotomayor a racist and a bigot.
It's insulting to all Latinos and Americans.

We asked Republican John Mica if he would denounce Limbaugh's words.
His response? Silence.

Let's put a stop to the hate. Call Congressman Mica (R-Florida) today.

Filed under: Sonia Sotomayor • Supreme Court
soundoff (60 Responses)
  1. Pat, CA

    Laurie in Spokane July 13th, 2009 11:03 am ET
    Go for it! All the republicans can do is spew hatred and negatavity
    All the Democrats can do is spew garbage that they can't even spell or capitalize correctly. SOOO impressed, Laurie in Spokane! (NOT)

    July 13, 2009 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  2. notfooledtx

    Good! The good old boy racist network needs all the exposure that can be provided.

    She is competent, and proven – her record is commendable, and she will be confirmed. All that's left is to rail on her race – they've got nothing else. Expose the destroy the remaining bigots – they're best days are behind them, time to clean the toilet.

    Heck, the gop is already dredging the sewers, why not hack off the hispanics to firmly lock in their irrelevancy in upcoming elections.

    July 13, 2009 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  3. CF

    Good. Its about time the Dems get tough back at Rush and the GOP.

    July 13, 2009 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  4. TCM

    you liberals can spout off all you like about Rush....he's not being considered for the SC! You need to take off your blinders and put away your Obama flags...and review the woman's record. Delete her name and just read her case histories....over 60% overturned by higher courts....well, there is no higher court for the SC...so, we'll have to live with her screwed up decision making....She has an absolutely pathetic record....Rush cannot make a decision that will affect anyone but Rush; this woman can use her bias and slanted judicial practices to adversly affect all our lives; unless of course, you're a hispanic woman....they're smarter than everyone else.

    July 13, 2009 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  5. he is still on the air?

    Rush, I thought you moved on.

    July 13, 2009 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  6. Mike in Minnesota

    Yes, I say boycott Rush Limpbrain, and do not buy any of the products that he advertizes and gets paid to do. He thrives on the sensationalism and laughs all te way to the bank at the dimwits that listen to him. Rush: "balh, blah, blah, blah," and so on.

    July 13, 2009 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  7. Nancy

    You don't have to be white in order to be a racist. Racism comes in all colors. Yes, Sotomayor made racist comments towards white men and she should be held accountable. Had the nominee been a white man and said racial things against Hispanics, all hell would break loose and everybody knows it. Hispanics firing back at Limbaugh is proof that Hispanics can be racists too. Why not let the judge explain her racist remarks instead of blasting anybody that speaks out about them?

    July 13, 2009 11:30 am at 11:30 am |

    I am getting so tired of all this we're Latinos, or we're African Americans. Whatever happened to being plain old American. If you are illegal and in the country. Then you have no say as an American but to brand yourself that your wanting to put your prior nationality ahead of American is a direct insult to our forfathers who paid the price of making this country what it is today. Good or bad if you don't like what's happening in it then get the hades out of the country.

    July 13, 2009 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  9. Mark

    The GOP senators are ridiculously funny. Thinly veiled bigoted remarks at the beginning of their statements to appease the bigoted electorate, then at the end the 'I'm so proud of you'/'You've lived a remarkable life'/'You're a good person' remarks to appease the women, hispanic, people of color vote.

    The GOP has just enough rope to impact their party's viability in a good way or a bad way. Looks like they're choosing the bad way.

    July 13, 2009 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
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