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Sotomayor Video: Judges Make Policy, Latinas Better Than Whites
NewsMax ^ | May 26, 2009 | By: Kenneth D. Williams

Posted on 05/26/2009 1:06:42 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama's pick to become the newest Supreme Court justice, is on the record with some controversial remarks about 'diversity,' 'judicial activism' and female judges vs. male judges.

For example, the New York Times reported that in 2001, at the annual Judge Mario G. Olmos Law and Cultural Diversity Lecture, Sotomayor had this to say:

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

“Whether born from experience or inherent physiological or cultural differences,” she said later, regarding non-white, female judges, “our gender and national origins may and will make a difference in our judging.”

Also, there is a 2005 video of Sotomayor, speaking with potential law clerks, saying that a “court of appeals is where policy is made.” She added: “And I know — I know this is on tape, and I should never say that because we don’t make law. I know. O.K. I know. I’m not promoting it. I’m not advocating it ...”

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; laraza; liberalbigot; macacamoment; racialdivision; racism; soniasotomayor; sotomayor; sotomayornomination
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1 posted on 05/26/2009 1:06:42 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Again, a club with which to bludgeon the Democrats. But will the Republicans use it?


2 posted on 05/26/2009 1:08:18 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler ("Mr. President, I support you but not your mission. I'm showing my patriotism through dissent.")
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To: Jim Robinson

I guess civilization, education, achievement, test scores and income levels don’t matter...eh?


3 posted on 05/26/2009 1:09:18 PM PDT by wac3rd (80 Carter/Obama 08)
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To: wac3rd

Racism, now available in brown.


4 posted on 05/26/2009 1:09:40 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (To those crying racism: Sometimes it's not about you.)
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To: Jim Robinson
She's the perfect choice for FUBO.

1. Female
2. Mexican
3. Dumb as a box of rocks (Apologies to all rocks, including Pelosi.)

5 posted on 05/26/2009 1:10:56 PM PDT by Enterprise (When they come for your guns and ammo, give them the ammo first.)
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To: Jim Robinson; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; ...
Re: “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.”

Gadzooks! Did Jeremiah Wright die... and come back as Mother Superior Supreme Sotomayor?

6 posted on 05/26/2009 1:11:28 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Jim Robinson

http://www.tnr.com/politics/story.html?id=45d56e6f-f497-4b19-9c63-04e10199a085

The Case Against Sotomayor

by Jeffrey Rosen

Indictments of Obama’s front-runner to replace Souter.
Post Date Monday, May 04, 2009

Good article from the Liberal New Republic.

Even their legal affairs editor has a clue.


7 posted on 05/26/2009 1:12:05 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: Jim Robinson

JIm, do you know any one creating cartoon at the national MSM level that can draw one depicting Lady Liberty (Looking alot like SS) peeking out from behind her blindfoldd saying “But... But I can’t make a decision unless I see the color of your skin!”

Rush is right, she’s a racist!


8 posted on 05/26/2009 1:12:27 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: Jeff Chandler
Again, a club with which to bludgeon the Democrats. But will the Republicans use it?

NO

Not when you have Progressives like McShame and Gramnasty.


9 posted on 05/26/2009 1:12:53 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Jeff Chandler
Again, a club with which to bludgeon the Democrats. But will the Republicans use it?

The spineless Republicans in Congress? Not a chance.
10 posted on 05/26/2009 1:13:14 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Jeff Chandler

No. First, they’re wimps. Second if they do, the MSMwhores will hammer the wusspublicans for as racists and sexists.


11 posted on 05/26/2009 1:13:27 PM PDT by wny
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To: Jim Robinson

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

With people like these there is always a use of “man” or “woman” to describe anyone considered to be, in that idiotic turn of phrase “ a person of color” Hand in hand with that, especially when talking of white men, these folks use “male” rather than “man”.

Always. That isn’t by accident, either. I challenge it whenever I hear/see it.


12 posted on 05/26/2009 1:13:41 PM PDT by Mac from Cleveland (How to make a small fortune in the Obama era--first, start off with a big fortune....)
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To: Jim Robinson

Stalking horse for a nominee slightly less radical but still really radical?


13 posted on 05/26/2009 1:13:42 PM PDT by Sudetenland (Palin is an intellectual light weight. She's an object of adoration for a cult of personality.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Just imagine the weeping and gnashing of teeth if Samuel Alito had made the following statement:

I would hope that a wise Italian-American man with the richness of his experience would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a minority female who hasn’t lived that life.

14 posted on 05/26/2009 1:14:50 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Enterprise
2. Mexican

When did she become Mexican?
15 posted on 05/26/2009 1:15:00 PM PDT by posterchild (Endowed by my Creator with certain unalienable rights.)
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To: Jim Robinson
While she did say "I would hope that.....", her misassumption that she'd (a latina) could make a better decision than a white man because of the circumstance of her having magically 'lived' the situation being judged is foolish and shows her true bent on her position of judging.

Maybe is certain narrow circumstances her personal experience might allow her to be more informed. However, there are many other situations of which she'd have no clue. For example, the plight of hard working WHITE people that have no affirmative action to push forward their children, admit them and pay for college with minority scholarships with other peoples' money, give them preferential treatment in hiring and promotion all for a checkmark against some divisory racial category. No Ms Latina Sotomayor, I think the deep and responsible job of being a Supreme Court Justice demands neutrality for all except the letter and word of the Constitution, in which no mention is made of rights based on race or minority status - only that of CITIZEN. For every step forward radical racially based appointments like these, there are 10 steps backwards in the eyes of those of us that have been relegated to non-special status.

16 posted on 05/26/2009 1:15:15 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Jim Robinson

Translation: Screw ups and trailer trash are better and more noble human beings cause they LIVE hard lives.

Those who PLAY BY THE RULES, WORK HARD, STAY OUT OF TROUBLE, etc... don’t know diddley - they only care about making lots of money for themselves, even if they have to scheme it out of po folk.

The inmates have taken over.

I repeat: the inmates have TAKEN OVER.


17 posted on 05/26/2009 1:15:25 PM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: Jeff Chandler

“Again, a club with which to bludgeon the Democrats. But will the Republicans use it?”

It’s clear whites will be less equal before the law.

I hope we bash her unmercifully.


18 posted on 05/26/2009 1:16:00 PM PDT by y6162 (uish..)
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To: Jeff Chandler

” Again, a club with which to bludgeon the Democrats. But will the Republicans use it? “ .... no, they will use it and hit themselves over their own heads with it.


19 posted on 05/26/2009 1:16:19 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: Jim Robinson

The description with which she needs to be painted is “RADICAL LEFTIST.” Everytime a Conservative is asked about her they need to use those words.


20 posted on 05/26/2009 1:16:48 PM PDT by Sudetenland (Palin is an intellectual light weight. She's an object of adoration for a cult of personality.)
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To: Jim Robinson

“Jurisprudence? We don’ need no steekin’ jurisprudence!” (We got empathy instead)


21 posted on 05/26/2009 1:16:50 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Powell/Whorealdo 2012- The New GOP Dream Ticket)
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To: Jim Robinson

Here I thought a judges job was to interpret the laws as written. Silly ‘ol VPINTHEAK.


22 posted on 05/26/2009 1:17:23 PM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: Jim Robinson

A wise Latina woman wouldnt have made a statement like she did. She is not wise.


23 posted on 05/26/2009 1:17:44 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: All

24 posted on 05/26/2009 1:18:54 PM PDT by dead
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To: Jim Robinson
Just as the radical blacks, and now the radical Latinos ... it's all in a effort to “ GET BACK AT WHITEY “
25 posted on 05/26/2009 1:19:31 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: Jim Robinson

need to make sure and tune Mark Levin in today.. he should have fun with this pick. ;=}


26 posted on 05/26/2009 1:19:50 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: Enterprise

It doesn’t change her far left views but her parents were from Puerto Rico not Mexico


27 posted on 05/26/2009 1:20:12 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: Enterprise
" She's the perfect choice for FUBO."

You mean, FUBAR
28 posted on 05/26/2009 1:20:44 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: Jim Robinson

did she pay her taxes?


29 posted on 05/26/2009 1:21:08 PM PDT by peace with honor
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To: NormsRevenge

Laura Ingraham was on this early this morning,
especially Laura having been a law clerk to Justice Thomas.


30 posted on 05/26/2009 1:23:10 PM PDT by SoCalPol (Reagan Republican for Palin 2012)
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To: Jim Robinson
Better than you and me

31 posted on 05/26/2009 1:23:30 PM PDT by feedback doctor (The first female president will be a Conservative Republican)
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To: Jim Robinson

” Mother Superior Supreme Sotomayor “ = Sister Souljah


32 posted on 05/26/2009 1:23:35 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Latino men (at least the many I know) are still provential in their attitude and opinion of women in society. Don’t kid yourself—they are, even though they keep their opinions generally to themselves! I fail to see where nominating a latina in lieu of a latino would have a huge influence in this demographic.


33 posted on 05/26/2009 1:24:07 PM PDT by csuzieque
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To: Jim Robinson

The Dems will probably submit this video to her confirmation committee.


34 posted on 05/26/2009 1:24:15 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: dead

“Albatross!”


35 posted on 05/26/2009 1:24:21 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (If you like the Dept. of Motor Vehicles, the IRS, and the Post Office, you'll love govt Health Care)
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To: bigbob
Keep the Obama-Biden supreme court nominees in check. Hold VP Biden to the charges he unjustly levelled against Justice Clarence Thomas during his own Supreme Court nomination:

Senator Biden was the first questioner. Instead of the softball questions he’d promised to ask, he threw a beanball straight at my head, quoting from a speech I’d given four years earlier at the Pacific Legal Foundation and challenging me to defend what I’d said. ”I find attractive the arguments of scholars such as Stephen Macedo, who defend an activist Supreme Court that would strike down laws restricting property rights.” That caught me off guard, and I had no recollection of making so atypical a statement, which shook me up even more. “Now, it would seem to me what you were talking about,” Senator Biden went on to say, “is you find it attractive the fact that they are activists and they would like to strike down existing laws that impact on restricting the use of property rights, because you know, that is what they write about.”

Since I didn’t remember making the statement in the first place, I didn’t know how to respond to it. All I could say in reply was that “it has been some time since I have read Professor Macedo … But I don’t believe that in my writings I have indicated that we should have an activist Supreme Court.” It was, I knew, a weak answer. Fortunately, though, the young lawyers who had helped prepare me for the hearing had loaded all of my speeches into a computer and at the first break in the proceedings they looked this one up. The senator, they found, had wrenched my words out of context. I looked at the text and saw that the passage he’d read out loud had been immediately followed by two other sentences: “But the libertarian argument overlooks the place of the Supreme Court in a scheme of separation of powers. One does not strengthen self-government and the rule of law by having the non-democratic branch of the government make policy.” The point I’d been making was the opposite of the one that Senator Biden claimed I had made.

pp 235-236 of "My Grandfather's Son" by Clarence Thomas

36 posted on 05/26/2009 1:25:28 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (If you like the Dept. of Motor Vehicles, the IRS, and the Post Office, you'll love govt Health Care)
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To: wac3rd

Only melanometricity..


37 posted on 05/26/2009 1:26:09 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Jim Robinson

New York Times reported that in 2001, at the annual Judge Mario G. Olmos Law and Cultural Diversity Lecture, Sotomayor had this to say:

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

http://www.newsmax.com/insidecover/Sotomayor_statements/2009/05/26/218143.html?s=al&promo_code=8061-1

Before you dismiss that statement, read it this way: “I would hope that a wise white male with the richness of his experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a Latin woman who hasn’t lived that life.”

Blatant racism in the highest court in the land?


38 posted on 05/26/2009 1:26:15 PM PDT by villagerjoel (1. Impliment socialist policies 2. ??? 3. Heaven on earth)
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To: SoCalPol

caught a clip of a law clerk of hers with Diane Sawyer,, the Judge is fantastic.. great to work for,

and a radio snippet on hannity, her kids are gone , she’s a work-a-holic and her staff are like her family.


39 posted on 05/26/2009 1:26:33 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Easy to frame the hypocrisy. Just move some words around and post.

“I would hope that a wise white man with the richness of his experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a Latina woman who hasn’t lived that life.”

“Whether born from experience or inherent physiological or cultural differences,” she said later, regarding white, male judges, “our gender and national origins may and will make a difference in our judging.”


40 posted on 05/26/2009 1:26:54 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (doubleplusungood)
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To: Jim Robinson

Her dissent in Hayden v Pataki.....

“[t]he duty of a judge is to follow the law, not to question its plain terms. I do not believe that Congress wishes us to disregard the plain language of any statute or to invent exceptions to the statutes it has created. . . . But even if Congress had doubts about the wisdom of subjecting felony disenfranchisement laws to the results test of § 2, I trust that Congress would prefer to make any needed changes itself, rather than have courts do so for it.”

This is her contradiction in statements that should be looked at closely. This case was about the VRA being applied to convicted felons.


41 posted on 05/26/2009 1:27:01 PM PDT by theanchoragedailyruse
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To: Jim Robinson
“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.”

Yeah, white "males" don't have any experiences that are worth squat, lady. Our lives are just worthless wastes of time compared to yours.

/Do I really need a sarc tag? :^)

42 posted on 05/26/2009 1:28:25 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Jim Robinson
Right because all whites have led a privileged life....
43 posted on 05/26/2009 1:29:59 PM PDT by linn37
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To: Jim Robinson

This is one arrogant, stupid female who, like most libs of “importance,” vastly overestimate their knowledge and wisdom.


44 posted on 05/26/2009 1:30:20 PM PDT by driftless2 (four)
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To: Jim Robinson

So she’s a racist and a sexist - is anyone surprised?


45 posted on 05/26/2009 1:30:27 PM PDT by Tzimisce (http://groups.myspace.com/nailthemessiah)
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To: Jim Robinson
Most of us here expected this on the morning of Nov 5, 2008. That was the worst day of my life.

I knew at that time we were in for a horrific experience. I blasted the friends and family members who voted for Obama. I called them total idiots and most of them if they were honest would probably admit they were very stupid and foolish.

This decision on Sotomayor should come as no surprise to anyone. Obama is going to appoint the worst of the worst in just about every situation. We will get NO quality people anywhere, just left wing Ideologues. That's what this guy is all about.

Everything I've read about this woman indicates that she's a third rate intellect. She is an affirmative action baby from the word go. She's just like the clown that appointed her. People like Sotomayer (and Obama and all the rest) are the types of people who turn you into a third world country. I cannot say enough bad things about this woman. But ironically she might be the best we can get from Obama. Everything I've read suggests she's not that bright. So if we are going to have someone of the far left as an appointment I'd rather have a third rate person like Sotomayer than a bright person.
46 posted on 05/26/2009 1:30:48 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Let's have a little Eric Hoffer on the subject, shall we?

"I doubt if the oppressed ever fight for freedom. They fight for pride and for power -- power to oppress others. The oppressed want above all to imitate their oppressors; they want to retaliate."

"Ours is a golden age of minorities. At no time in the past have dissident minorities felt so much at home and had so much room to throw their weight around. They speak and act as if they were “the people,” and what they abominate most is the dissent of the majority".

"Those who see their lives as spoiled and wasted crave equality and fraternity more than they do freedom. If they clamor for freedom, it is but freedom to establish equality and uniformity. The passion for equality is partly a passion for anonymity: to be one thread of the many which make up a tunic; one thread not distinguishable from the others. No one can then point us out, measure us against others and expose our inferiority".

"They who clamor loudest for freedom are often the ones least likely to be happy in a free society. The frustrated, oppressed by their shortcomings, blame their failure on existing restraints. Actually, their innermost desire is for an end to the "free for all." They want to eliminate free competition and the ruthless testing to which the individual is continually subjected in a free society".

"The sick in soul insist that it is humanity that is sick, and they are the surgeons to operate on it. They want to turn the world into a sickroom. And once they get humanity strapped to the operating table, they operate on it--with an ax".

47 posted on 05/26/2009 1:32:43 PM PDT by Mac from Cleveland (How to make a small fortune in the Obama era--first, start off with a big fortune....)
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To: Jim Robinson

Richness of experience counts an immeasurable amount to the elites in DC and the East Coast. Except when it is a black Woman appointed as the Secretary of State. Then you can pen cartoons depicting her as Aunt Jemima.

Racists, one and all.....


48 posted on 05/26/2009 1:34:00 PM PDT by CSM (Business is too big too fail... Government is too big to succeed... I am too small to matter...)
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To: Jim Robinson

I can’t wait for the Iowahawk take on this. “Latina she make the better hoodge.”

No doubt she pay the better tax too and has never hire the help without the card.


49 posted on 05/26/2009 1:34:11 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (It's all resistance...and it's all good.)
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To: y6162

“I hope we bash her unmercifully.”

Unfortunately, one of the things going against us is that even if we could prove this woman was a drug dealer, terrorist, racist, and a pedophile who had never heard of the supreme court, any opposition would be seen as anti-hispanic racism. Another is that most people have come to accept and even expect “identity based” legal decisions. In other words, NO, ONE, CARES. The tipping point was reached years ago, the majority of voters these days are ignorant parasites, leftist dupes, anti-white racists, enviro-freaks, homo-activists, neo-hippys and a variety of other stuck on stupid types. THE COUNTRY VOTED FOR THIS and things wont change until people get disgusted with it.


50 posted on 05/26/2009 1:34:21 PM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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