The Newest Anti-Sotomayor Meme

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OMG! OMG!  She's a member of "La Raza" which means "The Race"!  Scary foreign-sounding name, so it must be a scary radical terrorist group or something.

Seriously, that's the cry from the far right this afternoon:

As President Obama's Supreme Court nominee comes under heavy fire for allegedly being a "racist," Judge Sonia Sotomayor is listed as a member of the National Council of La Raza, a group that's promoted driver's licenses for illegal aliens, amnesty programs, and no immigration law enforcement by local and state police.

According the American Bar Association, Sotomayor is a member of the NCLR, which bills itself as the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S.

Meaning "the Race," La Raza also has connections to groups that advocate the separation of several southwestern states from the rest of America.

Love that language — "has connections to groups that advocate…".  This from the right wing, which only weeks ago was all about seccession.

You can click through to La Raza yourself (they merely represent Latino interests in the areas of assets/investments, civil rights/immigration, education, employment and economic status, and health), but if you want a quick snapshot of just how radical it is, take a gander at some of its corporate sponsors.  These are photo captures of La Raza's 2008 Annual Report…



Yeah, that's one scaaaaary organization….