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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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To: rbmillerjr

Bill Sammon is telling Bill H. that she may be a wild card on abortion and not liberal enough for the left.


121 posted on 05/26/2009 6:36:18 AM PDT by Miss Didi ( "After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: SE Mom

Here’s an idea, a Senator asks her during confirmation hearing where she stands on the Heller case, whether it is now settled law. When she starts talking about gun grabbing, the NRA can make this a vote going towards your NRA grade. That would wake up some of these Senators...


122 posted on 05/26/2009 6:36:41 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: SE Mom

Most liberals see themselves as centrists because of their self-centered world view. They have no perspective on how they views square with history.


123 posted on 05/26/2009 6:37:34 AM PDT by madameguinot (Our Father's God to Thee, Author of Liberty)
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To: Miss Didi

“Bill Sammon is telling Bill H. that she may be a wild card on abortion and not liberal enough for the left.”

Well that would truely be a gift from God.

However, I’ve seen the Left operate and I think it is more likely that she hid her feelings on abortion for this very day in her life.

...hope I am wrong but I don’t see it.


124 posted on 05/26/2009 6:39:11 AM PDT by rbmillerjr ("We Are All Socialists Now"........not me, not now, not ever)
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To: SE Mom

If she is the most liberal out of the ones being considered, this could also be a canard. She could be the sacrificial lamb that gets rejected and then he sends up his real (and just as liberal) nominee. Don’t discount this. Remember, Harriet Meirs was not a win for the dumbocrats because we got Alito whom they hate.


125 posted on 05/26/2009 6:40:37 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: rbmillerjr

Fred Barnes thinks that a few things on her might come out of the woodwork, as in her personal life.


126 posted on 05/26/2009 6:45:21 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

Fred kept pushing that- not sure if it was cause he’s looking for any port in a storm or because he many know something...


127 posted on 05/26/2009 6:47:50 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: McGruff
Quel surprise.


128 posted on 05/26/2009 6:48:09 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Miss Didi

I’m sitting here unable to work, staing out the window in total disbelief that Obama is the POTUS.

Worse, I remember going through this with Clinton and thinking (yeah, but he’s a one termer)

I need a positive to happen...Israel bombing Iran...something (yikes egads)


129 posted on 05/26/2009 6:49:45 AM PDT by rbmillerjr ("We Are All Socialists Now"........not me, not now, not ever)
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To: Liberty Valance

Elections have consequences!!! Some republican senator said this is not a bipartisan consensus pick, I like to slap people in the head for even thinking this is or was an option with odumbo


130 posted on 05/26/2009 6:50:15 AM PDT by italianquaker (We went from a country that hates the president to a president that hates his country)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
If she is the most liberal out of the ones being considered, this could also be a canard. She could be the sacrificial lamb that gets rejected and then he sends up his real (and just as liberal) nominee. Don’t discount this. Remember, Harriet Meirs was not a win for the dumbocrats because we got Alito whom they hate.

I actually thought of that option as well. The timing of this doesn't make sense.

131 posted on 05/26/2009 6:53:43 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: Old Teufel Hunden
She could be the sacrificial lamb that gets rejected and then he sends up his real (and just as liberal) nominee.

the Dems are so devious, this could in fact be the case. Ben Nelson could even be part of the strategy. Why else would he so publicly challenge the activism of the pick right before it was announced.

132 posted on 05/26/2009 6:54:06 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: italianquaker
Elections have consequences!!!

Indeed. This walk in the desert could be a long one.
133 posted on 05/26/2009 6:55:11 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: SE Mom

Anyone who has doubts about Sotomayor will soon be branded “racist” and “sexist”.


134 posted on 05/26/2009 6:55:44 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The greatest crimes in history have been perpetrated by governments. You've been warned.)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
Negative comments by clerks...Bully on the bench, bad temperament etc.....With a little luck she won't be as accommodating as the liberals are expecting.
135 posted on 05/26/2009 6:55:55 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: SE Mom

Note: The fight will come down to Sotomayor vs the NRA.


136 posted on 05/26/2009 6:56:34 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: rbmillerjr; All

Re: 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.

I can just see it now. Illegals will be given ID cards by the government and the new undergound ID card market will be for white males looking to change their name to something hispanic-sounding to be even considered for a job.

People wanted change? Well, they got it.


137 posted on 05/26/2009 6:57:09 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (http://ccwsaveslives.blogspot.com/)
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To: popdonnelly
Yep, even though Sotomayer is the actual racist:

Sotomayer: 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.

138 posted on 05/26/2009 6:59:11 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: SE Mom
Rep,Serrano is spinning this as “the great American story”. This is the same BS that *O* slung” about himself, and America fell for it.

Now a SCOTUS seat will be judged by “American Idol” rules.

139 posted on 05/26/2009 7:00:29 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (I will not be silenced.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

She settled the baseball strike back in the 90’s....


140 posted on 05/26/2009 7:00:46 AM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Servant of the Cross

If she does get confirmed, she will be the reliable meat head vote and nothing more. Souter = Sotomayor. I’m getting some interesting mental pictures of Roberts correcting her grammar in his dissents.


141 posted on 05/26/2009 7:02:03 AM PDT by Thebaddog (Obama really did believe that stuff he was saying during the campaign)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Sotomayer: 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.

LOL. Now THAT is the quote of the day. Sotomayor is soooo objective and concerned with the rule of law and the Constitution./s
142 posted on 05/26/2009 7:03:16 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: Red in Blue PA
"the new undergound ID card market will be for white males looking to change their name to something hispanic-sounding to be even considered for a job."

I've always wondered about this whole hispanic thing to begin with. I mean, most hispanics derive their heritage from Spainards (unless they have the indigenous blood in them like Inca Indians). Isn't that about as white, western European as you can get? If Geraldo Rivera's name was Joe Smith, would anyone think he was "Hispanic" and therefore a minority?
143 posted on 05/26/2009 7:03:33 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I can’t stand geraldo..he makes me sick...and this woman looks more asian than latina..


144 posted on 05/26/2009 7:05:38 AM PDT by angelcindy (c)
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To: SE Mom
Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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Jon Kyl
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145 posted on 05/26/2009 7:05:43 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: SE Mom
Ah, I see. Another marxist activist like Obama himself. One who will not let herself be burdened by the "constitution itself", which Obama himself stated is the principle problem.

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146 posted on 05/26/2009 7:09:39 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: McGruff

Hmmm... I read it, and as an opening salvo it’s pretty weak. No substantive Sotomayor opinions or analysis on ‘em, and the sources are all anonymous.

Maybe with the announcement today people can start digging deeper. I hope so. We need more than “she’s liberal” in order for it to get momentum outside of the Senate minority.


147 posted on 05/26/2009 7:09:59 AM PDT by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender!)
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To: tiredoflaundry

Krauthammer is on Fox right now telling another great American story - the firemen in New York - the reverse discrimination case that Sotomayor dismissed and is now before the Supreme Court. The one fireman spent $1,000 on books, studied 10-11 hours a day and had to hire a reader as he is dyslexic. This man scored at the top, but the results were thrown out and no one was promoted because no African Americans scored in the top tier on the test.

As usual, Krauthammer nails it.


148 posted on 05/26/2009 7:10:47 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: SE Mom

Perhaps Fred does know something...I loved when Charles K. told Bill about the fireman’s story.


149 posted on 05/26/2009 7:11:44 AM PDT by Miss Didi ( "After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: khnyny
Here's a link to an article regarding her 2001 speech at Berkeley where she shared her 'wisdom' and made this racist statement at a conference sponsored by .... the Berkeley La Raza Law Journal.

2001 Speech at Berkeley

150 posted on 05/26/2009 7:12:21 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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