Do you take issue with the politics of Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan? If so, you probably didn’t agree with their being appointed to the Supreme Court because of their controversial stances thing such as gun control, professional work for Obamacare, or overall Liberal slant.
Well, Tim Kaine thinks your full of it. Because you, like the NRA and George Allen, opposed Sotomayor and Kagan not over fundamental issues with their politics or questions over their ability to be unbiased in the face of some cases brought before the SCOTUS merely because they were WOMEN.
In a fundraising appeal yesterday titled “What the NRA attack is really about,” Tim Kane actually puts his name to a disgusting attack that asserts that the NRA and even George Allen opposed Sotomayor and Kagan because they were female:
Recently, the NRA started a negative ad campaign against me — circulating mailers, robocalls, and internet ads attacking me for supporting Sonia Sotomayor.
In the first debate of the Republican primary, George Allen stated that he would have opposed Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation, as well as the confirmation of Elena Kagan — women who now serve with distinction as the Supreme Court’s third and fourth female justices, respectively.
I believe that when our leaders better reflect the backgrounds and perspectives of our communities, we all benefit. That’s why, as Governor, I appointed four excellent female leaders to my cabinet and numerous other women as agency heads. I was also proud to appoint the first African-American woman to the Virginia Court of Appeals.
Note the complete lack of discussion of POLICY DIFFERENCES. Nope, Tim Kaine doesn’t care about an open and educated discussion on policy. That debate isn’t one that fires up the base. No, he’s going to drive a dirty and divisive wedge between the voters and say you’re either with him and his party or you’re a bigot.
This is more of the same from Tim Kaine. He can’t focus on the issues. He can’t focus on finding common ground with the opposing party. Instead of looking at where we agree and where we can work together, Tim Kaine has spent this entire campaign childishly mocking George Allen and Republicans, attacking him with language like “smashmouth” or “lie” or “bully” or “war” or “sexist”. These aren’t words of a uniter. These aren’t words of someone who can work across the aisle to get things done.
These are the words of the former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, one of the most heavily partisan jobs in the nation, and they are very telling about the kind of Senator Tim Kaine wants to be.
YOU deserve better then to be called a bigot just because you disagree with the man.
Virginia deserves a heck of a lot better for a Senator.