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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: Jay777

looks like that vid has already been pulled...


301 posted on 05/26/2009 9:25:05 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: angelcindy

I can’t stand geraldo..he makes me sick...and this woman looks more asian than latina..
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She does and I agree with you. I emailed Hannity and told him if he has geraldo on again, I’m done with him, forever. geraldo has turned into a moonbat nutjob or should I say more of a moonbat nutjob.


302 posted on 05/26/2009 9:25:14 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder)
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To: mojitojoe

Maybe they’re afraid she’ll turn out like Souter—pretend to be something she’s really not!! Hey, maybe this IS a good choice after all—maybe she’s just pretending to be a good liberal, when in reality she’ll get on SCOTUS and vote AGAINST liberal agendas!!! :-)

Hey, if it happened with Souter...


303 posted on 05/26/2009 9:26:43 AM PDT by pillut48 (CJ in TX --"God help us all, and God help America!!" --my new mantra for the next 4 years)
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To: meandog
Get it right.

In 1992, Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan recommended the lawyer to President George H. W. Bush, making good on a longstanding promise to appoint a Hispanic judge in New York.

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/26/obama-makes-decision-on-supreme-court-nominee/?hp

304 posted on 05/26/2009 9:27:43 AM PDT by McGruff
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To: freedomwarrior998

Both you and Ninofan are correct. Everyone has to keep in mind that ALL of the candidates “the one” was considering were hardcore leftists and judicial activists; They are all extremely likely to vote in lockstep with the liberals on controversial cases and issues of import to conservatives;

That being said, Sotomayor was the “least bad” choice. LIBERALS think she is both intellectually and temperamentally unsuited for the Supreme Court. As such, I think the odds are that she will therefore likely have less influence in swaying Justice Kennedy (or any potential future swing Justice) than a smarter, more personable liberal activist (ala the late Justice William Brennan) would have.

Given the current political dynamics at play, a less persuasive liberal judicial activist is probably the best we can hope for from this President and Senate....


305 posted on 05/26/2009 9:29:09 AM PDT by larlaw
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To: hunter112
All part of the Reconquista coming at us full steam ahead.
306 posted on 05/26/2009 9:30:05 AM PDT by mentor2k
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To: mojitojoe

They have to have him on to support the network and his unwathcable show. We should of course let our opinions be known. OR does the same thing once a week. It’s basically a plug for Geraldo’s weekend show.


307 posted on 05/26/2009 9:30:06 AM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, school and passport records.)
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To: freedomwarrior998

I agree with you. Take Sotomayer and be glad. There is always the chance he chose her, hoping she would not be confirmed, then he could choose Kagan and say he chose a more moderate choice first, but she was rejected. Be careful what you ask for fellow FReepers.


308 posted on 05/26/2009 9:40:01 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder)
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To: All

‘Inspiring’ high court pick

Yep, that’s what the Yahoo main page trumpets.

The mediamassage has begun.


309 posted on 05/26/2009 9:40:54 AM PDT by spankalib
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To: cll

Puerto Rico Ping list?


310 posted on 05/26/2009 9:41:22 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: novemberslady

Kagan will be nominated later..
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Kagan is UNACCEPTABLE.................... PERIOD! NO!


311 posted on 05/26/2009 9:42:18 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder)
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To: DouglasKC

Republicans should take her. She’s not any worse than Souter and seems to have some personal quirks which would make her less influential.
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I have to agree and the DUmmies are not happy with the choice, they think she’s way too much of a centrist. She will be weak, that’s good for us.


312 posted on 05/26/2009 9:44:00 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder)
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To: SE Mom

Sotomayor: Gun Ownership “Unconstitutional”

Obama’s Supreme Pick

Nathan Figler
American News Inc.
May 26, 2009

President Obama has made a bold choice to replace Supreme Court Justice David Souter with Appeals Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor. Ms. Sotomayor, if confirmed, would be the first Hispanic Justice and would be only the third woman on the Court.

Sotomayor’s resume is impressive, including a 1993 ruling in favor of a homeless man beaten by NYPD officers and her landmark decision in 2002 regarding terrorism suspects. In that case, she determined that suspects captured on the battlefield must receive all rights afforded to American citizens under the Constitution. Her controversial decision was later overturned by an Appellate Court, but still influenced current policy.

Sotomayor is a graduate from Princeton University, where her legal theses included Race in the American Classroom, and Undying Injustice: American “Exceptionalism” and Permanent Bigotry, and Deadly Obsession: American Gun Culture. In this text, the student Sotomayor explained that the Second Amendment to the Constitution did not actually afford individual citizens the right to bear arms, but only duly conferred organizations, like the military. Instead of making guns illegal, she argues that they have been illegal for individuals to own since the passing of the Bill of Rights.

Ms. Sotomayor’s story is certainly one of success over adversity. Despite growing up in the projects, she has risen to become one of the most well-respected legal minds by the American left. Before joining the appeals court, Sotomayor was a legal consultant for the NYCLU.

Even with her meteoric rise, the nominee still believes there is work to do. In a 1999 interview with a local author, Sotomayor stated that she believed that the United States, “...may never truly be fixed. Racism and economic warfare still crush the dreams of countless second-class citizens. The unfair dimensions of our culture are staggering. You cannot succeed if you are born poor; you simply cannot.”

The nomination is expected to go before the United States Senate where Republicans may give a strong fight against what may be considered “judicial activism.”

http://jumpinginpools.blogspot.com/2009/05/sotomayor-gun-ownership.html


313 posted on 05/26/2009 9:58:52 AM PDT by Captain Jack Aubrey (There's not a moment to lose.)
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To: Matchett-PI

A blogger in the Chicago Tribune said she was a late life lesbian. Which paper will be the first to admit it?


314 posted on 05/26/2009 9:59:11 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder)
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

North Korea Has Nukes - Hey, how about those mets ...


315 posted on 05/26/2009 10:00:38 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: NonValueAdded

I wonder what Obama will distract us with when we have an actual terrorist attack or something.


316 posted on 05/26/2009 10:01:25 AM PDT by redk
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To: mowowie

looks like that vid has already been pulled...
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I saved it and I think plenty of blogs have saved it too.


317 posted on 05/26/2009 10:01:35 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder)
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To: mojitojoe
Bambi will make that decision...when the time comes.

Unless some one finds their balls up on the hill.
318 posted on 05/26/2009 10:02:33 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: mojitojoe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfC99LrrM2Q

It’s still there, save it to your computer


319 posted on 05/26/2009 10:06:31 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder)
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To: SilvieWaldorfMD

As soon as I find it. We went through a server migration and now I can’t find many docs.


320 posted on 05/26/2009 10:10:06 AM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: All

Prop 8 upheld in California....yeehaw

...a rare political victory to be savored.

btw, Sotomayor didn’t mention a husband...is she lesbian?


321 posted on 05/26/2009 10:15:13 AM PDT by rbmillerjr ("We Are All Socialists Now"........not me, not now, not ever)
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To: cll

Okay, no problem.

I wish it could be *better news* involving a Puerto Rican, though... she’s way too far left...


322 posted on 05/26/2009 10:26:40 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: Texas4ever

Is this woman a moderate?


323 posted on 05/26/2009 10:45:04 AM PDT by huldah1776 ( Worthy is the Lamb)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

I don’t think Obama can afford to have a SCOTUS nominee go down this early in his presidency. And the Dems in the Senate are not about to let that happen.

I’m not too sure what all the fuss is about, anyway. Obama got elected, we knew we’d get liberal nominees, and in any case, with Souter as the Justice being replaced, the balance won’t change. At least the person filling that seat will be a Dem appointee .. I’m tired of hearing how Republican appointed justices did this and that ...when those include Stevens and Souter.


324 posted on 05/26/2009 11:06:31 AM PDT by EDINVA (A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul -- G. B. Shaw)
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To: rbmillerjr

divorced


325 posted on 05/26/2009 11:48:21 AM PDT by proud2beconservativeinNJ ("In God We Trust")
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To: Miss Didi

“Except that he’s going to get us all killed or on soup lines.”

Or in jail!

Check out this post:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2258501/posts


326 posted on 05/26/2009 12:11:49 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Carley

Let’s just see if Senator Nelson is a liar. My guess is he will vote for Sotomayor with no problem even though she is a proven activist judge who wants to fix “policy” from the bench not interpret the law.


327 posted on 05/26/2009 12:12:59 PM PDT by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: huldah1776

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2258465/posts?page=62#62

Apparently, Sotomayor is a member of La Raza.


328 posted on 05/26/2009 12:27:48 PM 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: popdonnelly
North Korea’s shooting off a nuke, Iran is trying to build one, the economy’s in the tank, and the Federal government
is taking over private businesses; but we’ve got a Latina woman nominee for the Supreme Court, so let’s party!

Enough to make a Patriot cry.

329 posted on 05/26/2009 12:28:29 PM PDT by MaxMax (America's population is 304-Million. Obama must punish America for the other 4.7 Billion)
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To: SE Mom

Late to the live thread, but thanks for the ping. Looks like he went with the liberal activist judge. I sure hope the republicans find their mojo and fast! She is a nightmare. Can’t wait to read all the posts.


330 posted on 05/26/2009 1:25:05 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Captain Jack Aubrey

“Sotomayor stated that she believed that the United States, “...may never truly be fixed. Racism and economic warfare still crush the dreams of countless second-class citizens. The unfair dimensions of our culture are staggering. You cannot succeed if you are born poor; you simply cannot.””

hmmmm...looks like she ‘succeeded’. Guess she can toss out that tired old belief now...(eye roll)

Thanks for posting this info. She sounds like a nightmare!


331 posted on 05/26/2009 1:38:49 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: penelopesire

Obama goof today in announcing her: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiRhHqlzaG4

TOTUS: “Of the many responsibilities granted to a president by our Constitution, few are more serious or more consequential than selecting a Supreme Court justice. The members of our highest court are granted life tenure, often serving long after the presidents who appointed them. And they are charged with the vital task of applying principles put to paper more than 20 centuries ago to some of the most difficult questions of our time.”


332 posted on 05/26/2009 3:05:48 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama latest TelePrompTer goof: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiRhHqlzaG4)
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To: PghBaldy

20 centuries ago?

hmmmmm...what WAS ‘put to paper’ 20 centuries ago? If we can figure that out, we might understand Obama’s ‘motives’ and freudian slip even better than we do right now.

The Koran?


333 posted on 05/26/2009 3:19:16 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Rennes Templar
“Except that he’s going to get us all killed or on soup lines.”

Except that he’s going to get us all killed, on soup lines or thrown in the slammer. Frightening indeed.
334 posted on 05/26/2009 6:15:30 PM PDT by Miss Didi ( "After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Guenevere

No way. Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska.


335 posted on 05/26/2009 6:18:20 PM PDT by Norman Bates
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To: Fishtalk
And so I have listened to the debates, read the notes, heard the pundits and I have, as expected, formed an opinion.

Wonderful post!

336 posted on 05/26/2009 6:54:12 PM PDT by Norman Bates
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To: MrB

bkmrq


337 posted on 05/26/2009 7:39:38 PM PDT by DrewsMum (Let men marry men and women marry women... and in 3 generations, there will be no democrats...)
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To: Jim Noble

This Bjork??

http://www.lewiz.org/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/bjork-leaf-1.jpg

:)


338 posted on 05/26/2009 11:31:10 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (2008: The year the Media died. --Sean Hannity, regarding Barack HUSSEIN ObaMao's treatment ...)
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To: Jim Noble

hehe!

just kiddin’ !

:)


339 posted on 05/26/2009 11:32:40 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (2008: The year the Media died. --Sean Hannity, regarding Barack HUSSEIN ObaMao's treatment ...)
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To: penelopesire

It had to have been a typo. The Koran is only about 1200 years old or so. NO way a lib would be referring to the Bible in that context. It was a goof ‘m sure.


340 posted on 05/27/2009 4:55:05 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama latest TelePrompTer goof: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiRhHqlzaG4)
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To: SE Mom

Perhaps we should call her “Your Empathy”.


341 posted on 05/27/2009 5:20:31 PM PDT by reg45 (Be calm everyone. The idiot children are in charge!)
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