Supreme Court

The Genius Ed Schultz

Why would Ed Schultz invite Tom Tancredo onto his show -- a known anti-immigration wingnut, and a guy who doesn't hold any position of authority right now -- to comment on Judge Sotomayor?

Of course Tancredo is going to say something ridiculous, like:

I’m telling you she appears to be a racist. She said things that are racist in any other context. That’s exactly how we would portray it and there’s no one who would get on the Supreme Court saying a thing like that except for a Hispanic woman and you’re going to say it doesn’t matter!

Ah-ha! I get it. I know why. Ed Schultz, I'm sorry I doubted you.

Invite a Republican onto television who will blurt out the race-baiting and Southern Strategy nonsense that fuels the party, thus exposing its ugliness to the viewing public. Excellent.

Adding... Sullivan:

Putting Tom Tancredo front and center against Sotomayor must be the Obama administration's dream come true.

And Amato:

His form of racism is an affront to all decency. As I've said before, I do not speak Italian because of the racism my grandparents endured when they came to America. He's Italian and he should be ashamed of himself.

As a fellow Italian, I hate to say it but Italians are often really, really racist.