Apocalypse for the wingnuts and Republican bigots, that is.
Obama has picked Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court.
Kagan is Jewish.
Let’s stop and appreciate the enormity of this historic moment.
For the first time ever, there will be no white male Protestants anywhere in the leadership of the U.S. government.
Obama, black, no fixed church (half-black, if you want to be fussy).
Joe Biden, Catholic.
Nancy Pelosi, female Catholic.
Harry Reid, Mormon.
Supreme Court, six Catholics and three Jews, including a black, a Hispanic and three women.
The leadership of the U.S. government will include no white male Protestants, and the only Republicans are on the Court – and even there, the number of Republican appointees is going down by one.
So if you belong to, say, the Klan, or Stormfront, or the American Nazis, or the other denizens of the wingnut-teabag underworld – all the people who look down on women, Jews, blacks, Catholics, or anyone who’s different -- get ready to screw yourselves into the ceiling.
In a way, I wish the lesbian rumors about Kagan were true, just to drive them completely insane.