Henry Giroux speaks to the disingenuous, insidious, and hypocritical responses of the rightwing to Sotomayor and discusses New Racism at Truthout.org.
Another good article on this topic by Faiz Shakir at The Progressive Report, "Right-Wing Hate Machine Launches Vicious Campaign of Racist and Sexist Attacks on Sotomayor."
Right-wing extremists have also launched vicious attacks on her intelligence, temperament, and demeanor. Karl Rove, President Bush's "political brain," has led the sexist slurs, claiming that Sotomayor is "not necessarily" smart and has acted "like sort of a schoolmarm" on the Second Circuit. "I'm not really certain how intellectually strong she would be," he opined on Fox News. In the Wall Street Journal, Rove argued she is one of those judges selected "for their readiness to discard the rule of law whenever emotion moves them."
If bad guys weren't easily replaceable, I think I would respond more violently.