Quote of the Day – GOP Edition
“The base is plenty excited already, as you know if you’ve ever read a comment thread on a conservative blog. Comment-thread conservatives, like their mirror-image warriors on the left (“Worst person in the woooorrrlllddd!”) are perpetually agitated, permanently enraged. They don’t need to be revved, they’re already revved. Newt Gingrich twitters that Judge Sotomayor is a racist. Does anyone believe that? He should rest his dancing thumbs, stop trying to position himself as the choice and voice of the base in 2012, and think.” – Peggy Noonan, arguing Republican leaders need to start acting like grown-ups.
Incidentally, she doesn’t advocate “rolling over” on Sotomayor for those who oppose her for principled reasons rather than simple partisan grandstanding.