Courtesy of The Liberal Curmudgeon, let’s look at statements from Sonia Sotomayor and Justice Samuel Alito.

Sotomayor: “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experience would more often than not reach a conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.”

Alito: “Because when a case comes before me involving, let’s say, someone who is an immigrant — and we get an awful lot of immigration cases and naturalization cases — I can’t help but think of my own ancestors, because it wasn’t that long ago when they were in that position. …When I get a case about discrimination, I have to think about people in my own family who suffered discrimination because of their ethnic background or because of religion or because of gender. And I do take that into account.”

So why are Republicans screaming that Sotomayor is racist, but think Alito is a hunky-dory fella?

They are cut from the same whole cloth. If one of these statements are racist, then both must be.