GOP SOTOMAYOR STRATEGY COMES TOGETHER…. It’s almost certainly a futile effort, but the congressional minority and their allies have a game plan in mind when it comes to the Sotomayor nomination.
Senate Republicans are finalizing their line of attack against Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, casting the nominee as a biased, closed-minded judge who’s on the wrong side of gun rights and affirmative action cases.
In other words, they want to fire up the culture war issues heading into next week’s confirmation hearings — and perhaps awaken an apathetic conservative base that has been sluggish in its reaction to the Supreme Court nominee.
Republicans probably should start lowering expectations. After weeks of scrutiny, GOP researchers haven’t turned up anything of particular interest. Republicans have launched plenty of attacks, but no one seems to care.
Confirmation hearings begin Monday.