Skip to comments.LIVE THREAD- Obama annouces SCOTUS pick (Sotomayor) at 10 AM
Posted on 05/26/2009 5:09:07 AM PDT by SE Mom
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looks like that vid has already been pulled...
I cant stand geraldo..he makes me sick...and this woman looks more asian than latina..
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.
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...
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....
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.
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.
‘Inspiring’ high court pick
Yep, that’s what the Yahoo main page trumpets.
The mediamassage has begun.
Puerto Rico Ping list?
Kagan will be nominated later..
Kagan is UNACCEPTABLE.................... PERIOD! NO!
Republicans should take her. Shes not any worse than Souter and seems to have some personal quirks which would make her less influential.
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.
Sotomayor: Gun Ownership “Unconstitutional”
Obama’s Supreme Pick
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.”
A blogger in the Chicago Tribune said she was a late life lesbian. Which paper will be the first to admit it?
North Korea Has Nukes - Hey, how about those mets ...
I wonder what Obama will distract us with when we have an actual terrorist attack or something.
looks like that vid has already been pulled...
I saved it and I think plenty of blogs have saved it too.
It’s still there, save it to your computer
As soon as I find it. We went through a server migration and now I can’t find many docs.
Prop 8 upheld in California....yeehaw
...a rare political victory to be savored.
btw, Sotomayor didn’t mention a husband...is she lesbian?
Okay, no problem.
I wish it could be *better news* involving a Puerto Rican, though... she’s way too far left...
Is this woman a moderate?
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.
“Except that he’s going to get us all killed or on soup lines.”
Or in jail!
Check out this post:
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.
Apparently, Sotomayor is a member of La Raza.
Enough to make a Patriot cry.
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.
“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!
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.”
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.
No way. Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska.
just kiddin’ !
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.
Perhaps we should call her “Your Empathy”.