No Gays or Holy Rollers on the Supreme Court? Who Cares? (Do you?)
Either way, I wish we were not so simple minded as all that. Some voters will openly admit they voted for Barack Obama because he is black. To me, that's redneck thinking gone backwards. History will not judge Obama's success as a president with the qualifier, "He did well for a black man." Other voters, equally racist, voted against Obama because he is black. That his mother was white didn't matter to either voter. Racism did impact the election. We all know it. Obama wants the economy to get better, unemployment to improve, and for fewer soldiers to die under his watch that under Bush's. He is not looking at the back of his hand saying, "Look at me, a black man in a white house." He is saying, "These hands need to help America." I don't agree with all of his solutions, but his skin color is not what I disagree with. His hands do need to help America.
I want unbiased Supreme Court justices. I don't know how we honestly ascertain this given the humanity of every candidate who will ever be considered. I do not think we need a gay man on the Supreme Court. We also do not need an Evangelical Christian. Or a one-legged Viet Nam veteran. Or a three-legged test tube baby. All black? All white? Diversity has no place in the Supreme Court. We need only smart, objective students of Constitutional law qualified not by their skin color, sexual orientation, who they pray to, but by their amazing credentials as sensible, diligent, careful judges. Anything less just isn't American.