Skip to comments.Newt Gingrich on Twitter: Sonia Sotomayor 'Racist', Should Withdraw (Sotomayor hates White Males)
Posted on 05/27/2009 11:45:37 AM PDT by tobyhill
Just a day after President Obama announced he was nominating appellate court judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, the battle over her confirmation has begun with former House speaker Newt Gingrich branding her a racist and saying she should withdraw.
Gingrich today joined the chorus of conservatives such as Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh, who called Sotomayor a "reverse racist."
The accusations are aimed at comments Sotomayor made during a 2001 lecture at the University of California-Berkeley. Referring to former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's saying that "a wise old man and wise old woman will reach the same conclusion in deciding cases," Sotomayor said, "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."
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We can now add legal dunce to the list.
1. GOP roll over for racist judge.
2. Nancy Pelosi-CIA all but forgotten.
And it's only Wednesday.
Oh ya and 3. No more LOST.
Well, Newt should know, ay?
Before she quits, or some such thing, I’d enjoy hearing her say some more idiotic things.
I must say, so far, the lady is the legal equivalent of blaming rain on wet streets.
What a gal!
The media can't marginalize them all.
When Newt is right, he’s right.
Newt is not my first, second, or fifth choice, but so far he is one of the ONLY “politicians” (as opposed to commentators, like Coulter or Limbaugh) who is opposing Obama. For that reason, he is gaining credibility with me.
There’s no such thing as a “reverse-racist”.
You’re either a racist or not.
Why is her experience any more or less valid than a white guys’ experiences?
I mean the most legally-discriminated class of people in this country are white males.
Can’t anyone say the opposite of what she said? It’s not like she knows what it is to live and experience life as a man (being hated by half the population just for being a guy and therefore the source of all the problems in the world) or being white.
You think it’s a bed of roses being a white guy? Gimme a break. We’re the freakin’ scapegoats for everyone who isn’t white and male. We’re the only ones who people are protected discriminating against.
So does our President - at least he's consistant.
FOLKS ANYONE WITH A LEGAL SEARCH SERVICE:
Sotomayer’s opinions are just downright kooky.
They are all out there for ANYONE to find.
http://www.findlaw.com may have them findable.
Does anyone have a list of the new members of the judiciary committee?
TIME FOR THE PHONES TO GET HOT!
I’m sorry. That’s it. I really don’t want to be a whiner or play that favorite game, group identity politics. But all sarcasm, witty rejoinder and cynicism aside, I am outraged that a prospective SC justice would lump me into a group and denigrate my judgement because of the color of my skin and the ethnic backgrounds of my parents. What’s next? White males need not apply?
Get use to it. We have at least 3 years and 8 months left.
Which be, that unless la Sotomayor is on tape committing babyrape and arson while getting shot up on heroin by a Lesbian biker during a hold-up, she is your next SCOTUS member. Deal with it, Whitey.
Kenya boy has the votes. Care to start a betting pool on how many "Republicans," vote for her approval? The Magic Marxist Mulatto is playing race hardball. The Republicans are playing pocket pool.
All our boys are trying to do is position their more or less RINO posteriors for 2010. All they will succeed in doing is lose ...again.
Stand up. Vote against Sotomayor, and shut up and sit down.
Thanks to the internet and a few conservative media outlets, you are aware of these issues. 15-20 years ago, it was a different story.
The world will not come to an end if conservatives stop complaining and start finding solutions. Historically, the answer to every crisis faced by humanity is individual human ingenuity and persistence.
For inspiration, try reading “The Fountainhead”.
No doubt about the votes Soreto has, but public opinion hasn’t weighed in ... If the public thinks she is a stooge, which her writings confirm, then all bets are off.
Maybe she would like to say which races are better ...
>(Sotomayor hates White Males)<
Hope that there are enough white males with spine in either party that will see to it that she will not get on the SCOTUS.
Sotomayers opinions are just downright kooky.
They are all out there for ANYONE to find.
http://www.findlaw.com may have them findable.
Does anyone have a list of the new members of the
Pissant has been posting some of the cases on FR. Search Pissant (postings)
Newt is awesome.
Awesome yes. Presidential material no.
The bigotry behind this statement is main stream enough, that it shocks modern sensibilities to call it bigotry outside of conservative circles.
A few decades back in the South, it no doubt shocked sensibilities to object to bigotry against blacks. But today, not so much, because anti-black bigotry is not pervasive.
Obama has nominated an outspoken bigot to the court. And those offended by people calling her out as a bigot are little different than the old Dixiecrats of the South.
“Get use to it. We have at least 3 years and 8 months left.”
No. The term of a SC justice does not end with the President who nominated him.
I like this line of attack alot.
The term “racist” has needed a broader definition for years and now connotates someone who hires based on quotas. Sounds like a winner to me.
But, my piscine friend, they think that she's THEIR stooge.
No, that's not next. That proclamation has already been made. Did you forget about Robert Reich saying that white males need not apply for construction jobs created by the stimulus?
I suppose it could be argued that his remarks don't count since no jobs are actually being created by the stimulus.
Not necessarily ... oil and water still don’t mix. And race politics cuts many ways amongst the various races.
He’s the only one fighting these thugs!
Who the h*ll are you to gripe about Newt?
This judge a is a white man hater.
I doubt we will win this one. BO has the votes. Even if we win, he just replaces her with another radical leftist. Eventually he will get one confirmed.
So what we ought to be doing is figuring out how to use this appointment to paint BO as the radical he is. Bringing BO down is going to be a cumulative process. Cheney and Guantanamo helped. Using the current nomination to pull the covers on his radical identity politics is another. He’s particularly vulnerable there because of his associations with Louis Farrakhan and Rev Wright. We need to use this nomination to pull the scab off that wound.
In other words, the win here is a bite taken out of BO. The win is not forcing him to appoint a moderate to the court—that ain’t gonna happen. But he can be damaged by this woman’s radical opinions and statements and it will be a little harder for him to govern. The nomination process is the opportunity we have to highlight her radical background because the publicity spotlight is focused. Her opinions, if understood, will not be well received by the American public.
Unfortunately Sotomayor is probably the best pick Obama could make from my point of view. She isn’t likely to sway anyone on the court given her limited intellect, and she may just highlight how silly some liberal “legal opinion” really is.
Republicans should politely question her on constitutional issues, and point out the difference between liberal activism and constitutional law, and then allow the vote to go to the floor of the senate. They can vote against her there, but unless the Democrats toss her under the bus for lacking grey matter, the Republicans shouldn’t get too much in her way.
To do otherwise makes the Republicans look mean. That’s the disadvantage we face because the Democrats can always put simpathetic losers up for nomination. When Republicans try to nominate simpathetic judges, their nominees are either old white men, not black enough, not womanly enough, not poor enough, etc. Somehow if you are qualified to sit on the bench, and you aren’t a liberal, you’re unfit to be a judge. The same will never apply to liberal nominees.
The left has defined what "racism" is for almost 50 years, slowly altering it to mean only conservatives, especially men.
We - and the GOP - have the opportunity now to reposition the debate. We need simply to say, again and again, that:
"Republicans cannot, in good conscience, vote to put a racist on the Supreme Court."
Then the GOP unwaveringly stands on this principle. No debate. No rationalizations or PC semi-apologies. Repeat the stance and let the left defend Sotomayor's words and deeds.
Draw a line in the sand, define Sotomayor as undeniably racist - because she is - and make that sole issue.
Let the dems put her on the court with their own 60 votes and none of ours.
If the public sees her as the judicial dunce as she is ... you never know. Great stock was placed in public opinion about Alito and Roberts.
Agree the odds are long.
The bet is the parrot media will cover for her. At some point that bet will fail.
What do you think we've been told for the last twenty years?
White males need not apply?
Pretty much. A WM who graduated Texas A & M with my son (Class of ‘96) was not accepted into the Coast Guard officers program because they already had “enough W.M.’s”. The recruiters were seeking women and minorities. Screw the grades or aptitude for being a CG officer.
America is a racist country, why shouldn’t it have a racist Supreme Court justice.
It is time to concede that the Constitution is an adapting source of law. To give up judicial precedent will be required to get back to a more traditional meaning of the Constitution, rule of law not do as I say, liberty not serfdom, freedom not give me my daily bread. Relying on precedent means continuing down the same tract laid by the socialists.
You're right. But liberalism so dominates our thinking that even most conservatives accept basic liberal premises. Even when our guys fight the left, they often do it on the left's turf.
One of the basic premises of liberalism is that whites are uniquely wicked and are the inventors of racism. Non-whites are good and anything bad they might do is excused as a reaction against white depravity. So while it's good that Gingrich and a few conservatives are opposing Sotomayor and noting her hostility to whites, they still accept the underlying premise that whites are the cause of all racism. Whites had racist feelings against non-whites, which in turn has caused some non-whites such as Sotomayer to turn that racism against white people (i.e., reverse racism). White racism, in this view, was the ORIGINAL racism, the ORIGINAL sin, and thus remains worse.
Conservatives need to escape the ideological trap and verbal quagmire they've fallen into. Still, I guess we should be thankful that someone like Gingrich is at least fighting.
Yeah, whatever, Puta Fea.
You could maybe make a better taco than me.
And clean the bathroom after you do the laundry.
I think you will find that the most vocal anti-Gingrichians here used to be his greatest fans. I find it morally repugnant to criticize Bill Clinton and then turn a blind eye to Mr. Newt for what appears to be the same lifestyle. I don't extend credit for someone that appears only slightly more discrete.
I agree completely. “Reverse racist” sounds like an excuse, as if it’s not as bad as being a “real” racist. This woman is a racist, pure and simple, just like Spike Lee, jesse jackson, Al Sharpton, and “reverend” Wright.
I afraid that this will prove to be wrong. In King Obama's second term he will instruct the Senate to remove term limits for President. By then the Constitution will just be a useless piece of paper and after the Senate passes the bill he will sign. Nothing will stop this Communists.
This is why despite his RINO qualities, Newt is the man. What other Republican is willing to take the flack from the media and say what needs to be said?
It’s an obvious point, but how many, if any Republican Senators are going to say this?
Many of us struggle with this tension and attempt to maintain and promote our cultural and ethnic identities in a society that is often ambivalent about how to deal with differences.
Many people wind up in a rubber room or hang out with communists as well. It appears to be getting harder to tell the difference where each of the liberals belong. In the rooms with the loons or at the local Communist Party HQ.
I wonder whether by ignoring our differences as women or men of color we do a disservice both to the law and society.
Hunny, the blindfold is on the statue for a reason, NOT to look cool.
Bizarre is not even going to come close to what she will be passing off as justice.
Latina woman with the richness of her experience would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasnt lived that life."
Latina woman with the richness of her experience...
Golly, isnt she just special! Ain't noooobody ever had to come up through the ranks WITHOUT stacks of cash from birth. Just her little racist azz. Yep, she is the first, the one, the only. Let us all grovel in unison...
IF (when) it blows the liberal communists that call themselves democrats that participated in this racism will be so shocked at the consequences of their commie cavorting.
I suppose that her actually experiencing the clear thought that a white male would not, in most instances, be either stupid enough, intellectually retarded enough or morally corrupt enough to actually stand up in public, on the record and say something THAT ignorant, is totally beyond her ability to comprehend.
The current "trendy/cool" bigotry and racism against white males is only going to go so far and only last so long.
Let me be explicitly clear here. If the "white male" population decides that after fifty years of affirmative action, reverse discrimination, preferential treatment, lowest common denominator "education" and now clear and blatant bigotry being reported by the "MSM" as "cool and trendy" has not only been for absolutely nothing, it has had, as predicted, a quite negative effect and made the situation worse and now "white males" are just going to have to suck it up, there could be a backlash that will make the massive slaughter of trench warfare in WWI look like sandlot volleyball.
Please do not rely on me. All you worthless communist lurkers that lightheartedly call yourselves "liberals" or progressives" or even "democrats" get your little pinhead noggins into some history books and find out just exactly what does happen when "white males" get push even one inch too far.
It’s been said before, but this woman is the answer to my prayers.
Like most of you, I’ve been praying about Obama’s SCOTUS pick. I think we all knew he would never pick a conservative or moderate. So I wanted him to pick the least effective liberal he could.
He did. He picked a woman who is so abrasive and so far out, that she makes even Ginsburg normal. She will be a reliable liberal vote, just as Souter was, but she will never sway any of the more moderate justices to her side.
I personally look forward to reading her dissenting viewpoints. I’m sure they will be a hoot.
Is she dangerous? Sure. All liberals with power are. But I promise you, in 10 years you will be happy it was her, and not Kagan.