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LIVE THREAD- Obama annouces SCOTUS pick (Sotomayor) at 10 AM
FOX NEWS ^ | 26 May 2009

Posted on 05/26/2009 5:09:07 AM PDT by SE Mom

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To: Carley
Google her and read all about it.
She was initially recommended by Moynihan of NY to GHW Bush. Then she was nominated for the Appeals Court by bubba. The repubs had a hold on her nomination because they feared she would be nominated to the USSC. Trent Lott caved and allowed her to be voted on and she won with 67 votes. PUKE

Trent Lott caved?

Did he do a cheer, too?

Best,

Chris

101 posted on 05/26/2009 6:08:21 AM PDT by section9 (Major Motoko Kusanagi says, "Jesus is Coming. Everybody look busy...")
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To: Red_Devil 232
Geraldo says she is a Wonderful Wonderful Pick!

Geraldo would think Charo was a "wonderful, wonderful pick."
102 posted on 05/26/2009 6:09:11 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Stop the wanton destruction of innocent squirrels!)
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To: Red_Devil 232
Geraldo, who of course knows her, is doing cartwheels! It's a great day for Hispanics, according to Geraldo.
103 posted on 05/26/2009 6:11:26 AM PDT by Miss Didi ( "After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Red_Devil 232
Geraldo says she is a Wonderful Wonderful Pick! BARF!

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

Just imagine what would happen if a white male judge had said, "A wise white man with the richness of his experience...."

104 posted on 05/26/2009 6:12:56 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Obama's multi- trillion dollar agenda would be a "man caused disaster")
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To: Jedidah

That was what Greta said that she had diabetes as a child. And that made her more likely to have feelings...nothing more than feelings.


105 posted on 05/26/2009 6:13:38 AM PDT by Miss Didi ( "After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Miss Didi
But the coup de grâce may have come last night when Sotomayor bashing traveled outside the beltway, and on to the Late Show, where David Letterman portrayed Sotomayor as a Spanish-speaking version of Judge Judy.

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/05/anatomy-of-a-sotomayor-scotus-whisper-campaign.php

Ouch!

106 posted on 05/26/2009 6:14:12 AM PDT by McGruff
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To: Miss Didi; All

This is why I voted for McCain, warts, skin cancer, psychoses and all!


107 posted on 05/26/2009 6:14:43 AM PDT by Cedric
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To: Miss Didi

Here’s an interesting article on Sotomayor. Especially some of the comments.:)

http://washingtonindependent.com/42300/the-attack-on-sotomayor


108 posted on 05/26/2009 6:14:43 AM PDT by khnyny ("The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.")
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
54 years old?

I'm sure the discussion back when Souter first announced his retirement suggested that she was 59. . . Makes a difference these days.
109 posted on 05/26/2009 6:15:59 AM PDT by ziravan (FReeper for Congress: www.TimothyDelasandro.com)
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To: McGruff

No matter who he picks, the nation is in trouble.


110 posted on 05/26/2009 6:17:24 AM PDT by b4its2late (There is always one more imbecile than you counted on.)
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To: Miss Didi

How does having an illness make you have empathy? Even Greta is drinking the Koolaid.


111 posted on 05/26/2009 6:22:17 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The greatest crimes in history have been perpetrated by governments. You've been warned.)
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To: b4its2late

“Nah. The right will cave”

The GOP already caved. Back when Bush Sr cut a deal with Moynihan to appoint her to the Federal bench due to them wanting a FEMALE HISPANIC.

More racial politics...she truely is the affirmative action SC Justice.

...and yes elections do have consequences...I just wasn’t prepared that it would have been the election of the first Bush that made this all possible.

Boy, the Dims are really just better at this government game.


112 posted on 05/26/2009 6:25:03 AM PDT by rbmillerjr ("We Are All Socialists Now"........not me, not now, not ever)
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To: ziravan

If leftists think she is 59, maybe that says something about their math skills.


113 posted on 05/26/2009 6:25:44 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Obama's multi- trillion dollar agenda would be a "man caused disaster")
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To: All
Isn't this interesting.

Obama Supreme Court Pick Slapped Down Reverse Discrimination Case in One-Paragraph Opinion

The case, Ricci v. DeStefano, involved a group of 19 white firefighters and one Hispanic firefighter who filed suit in 2003 claiming that the city of New Haven, Conn., engaged in racial discrimination when it threw out the results of two promotion tests because none of the city’s black applicants had passed the tests.

Each of the plaintiffs had passed the exam. The case is currently before the U.S. Supreme Court.

The city threw out the results because it feared potential lawsuits from activist groups if few or no minority candidates were promoted. The city also claimed that in addition to potential lawsuits, promotions based on the test results would undermine their goal of diversity in the Fire Department.

The firefighters sued, arguing that New Haven was discriminating against them by deciding that the tests would promote too many white candidates and too few minorities.

Federal Judge Janet Bond Arterton rejected the firefighters’ appeal, siding with the city and saying that no racial discrimination had occurred because the city didn’t promote anyone at all.

U.S. Appeals Court Judge Sotomayor issued an order that affirmed Arterton’s decision, issuing a one-paragraph judgment that called Arterton’s ruling “thorough, thoughtful, and well reasoned,”

114 posted on 05/26/2009 6:28:35 AM PDT by McGruff
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To: McGruff
Video: Sotomayor says Judges make policy
115 posted on 05/26/2009 6:29:53 AM PDT by Jay777 (My personal blog: www.stoptheaclu.com)
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To: SE Mom
Just damn. Sonia "Where Policy Is Made" Sotomayer.

Where Policy Is Made

Ben Nelson, I hope you mean what you said about no activist judges.

116 posted on 05/26/2009 6:30:05 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: b4its2late
No matter who he picks, the nation is in trouble.

Absolutely, because he has no ability to pick anyone who would uphold the Constitution.

Will she get confirmed? Probably, but not necessarily. But it does not have to happen without Zero spending enormous amounts of political capital on this. If Senate Republicans can stop kissing up to the Hispanic lobby (they'll never ever vote for us, unless we're as generous with the freebies as the Rats have been) and start exploiting the politics of division (yes, that's what an opposition party does), we can use this pick as an example.

Many really stupid guilty white Americans thought that a vote for an African-American president was going to "forgive" their race for centuries of racism. They thought Barry would help smooth over the fury that angry minorities have displayed over the past forty to fifty years. Sotomayor's decision on the New Haven firefighters' case proves that the executive and judicial branches of government will still be bent over backwards to accomodate the demands of the unqualified.

We need Republicans with the testicular fortitude to slam hard on this, and other such views of this would-be writer of laws, and show the really stupid people that they were being sold sizzle, and not steak when they voted for Lord Zero.

We may get stuck with this lousy woman as a Justice, but if it costs Obambi his second term, it might be worth it.

117 posted on 05/26/2009 6:30:30 AM PDT by hunter112 (SHRUG - Stop Hussein's Radical Utopian Gameplan!)
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To: McGruff
Well- the selective editing has begun. Over at Wiki- they have a sentence that is absurd on its face:

Widely considered a political centrist...

118 posted on 05/26/2009 6:30:54 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: popdonnelly

Tim O’Brien was telling Bill Hemmer that Barry wants a judge with a heart...ah, how sweet. But even Chuck Schumer says Justices must apply the Constitution and not go by their feelings. Tim says if that’s the case, she will not be confirmed. If she says she does not like the law, she has very serious problems. Tim thinks that if the Senate can’t vote by September and she’s out taking pot shots, this pick was premature.


119 posted on 05/26/2009 6:34:34 AM PDT by Miss Didi ( "After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: McGruff

Yep that affirmative action case will be the most controversial.

A whopping one paragraph of empathy and sympathy went into her decision lmao.

She probably couldn’t get 2nd place at a good private high school mock trial club.

To all of the white working class nimrods...enjoy your unemployment, you deserve everything you voted for....and btw, get at the end of the line for you next application for employment.


120 posted on 05/26/2009 6:34:45 AM PDT by rbmillerjr ("We Are All Socialists Now"........not me, not now, not ever)
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