Over at The JB Random Report, how we feel about the whole thing was captured perfectly:
The GOP has to handle this confirmation hearing very carefully. They are already losing ground with the fastest growing immigrant population in the country, and giving this nominee a hard time will only deepen an already widening rift.(Not to mention having to deal with those damn quintissential DINOs: the Blue Dogs, and their ever-present potential refusal to support POTUS on key measures.)
[Obama] doesn’t have an easy road either. With the economy still struggling, change and bi-partisanship coming considerably slower than promised, the last thing he needs is a long drawn out hearing. If he pushes too hard to get her in before Congress’ Summer break, there will be a very large cracking sound when he hits the floor if she is rejected.
But I've got a feeling there is a strong current of "Fuck this, we're not changing our ideology just to accomodate Hispanics or anyone else into the party", which I can respect if not agree. After all, that's how--with the exception of the 8-year Clinton administration--they've managed to stay in power over the last 30 years. Let's see how it works out for them now.