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The Sotomayor Rules (Zero wants everyone to behave now)
The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 29, 2009 | KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL

Posted on 05/29/2009 4:09:15 PM PDT by MissouriConservative

President Barack Obama has laid down his ground rules for the debate over Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. The big question now is whether Republicans agree to play by rules that neither Mr. Obama nor his party have themselves followed.

*****SNIP*****

Ground Rule No. 1, as decreed by the president, is that this is to be a discussion primarily about Judge Sotomayor's biography, not her qualifications. The media gurus complied, with inspiring stories of how she was born to Puerto Rican immigrants, how she was raised by a single mom in a Bronx housing project, how she went on to Princeton and then Yale. In the years that followed she presumably issued a judicial opinion here or there, but whatever.

*****SNIP*****

If so, perhaps we can expect her to join in opinions with the wise and richly experienced Clarence Thomas. That would be the same Justice Thomas who lost his father, and was raised by his mother in a rural Georgia town, in a shack without running water, until he was sent to his grandfather. The same Justice Thomas who had to work every day after school, though he was not allowed to study at the Savannah Public Library because he was black. The same Justice Thomas who became the first in his family to go to college and receive a law degree from Yale.

By the president's measure, the nation couldn't find a more empathetic referee than Justice Thomas. And yet here's what Mr. Obama had to say last year when Pastor Rick Warren asked him about the Supreme Court: "I would not have nominated Clarence Thomas. I don't think that he was a strong enough jurist or legal thinker at the time for that elevation."

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fubo; sotomayor; supremecourt

1 posted on 05/29/2009 4:09:15 PM PDT by MissouriConservative
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To: MissouriConservative

A fantastic editorial that takes Zero and his minions to the woodshed. Now, if only the Republicans had any resemblance of testicular fortitude, they’d make some hay.


2 posted on 05/29/2009 4:10:06 PM PDT by MissouriConservative (Let the purging of the RINOs begin in 2010. - MissouriConservative)
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To: MissouriConservative
Doesn't the Senate make its own rules?
3 posted on 05/29/2009 4:11:43 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: MissouriConservative

What does Putin think of her?


4 posted on 05/29/2009 4:11:53 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: MissouriConservative

Absolutely fantastic. Justice Thomas’ is a much more compelling story. ZerO can shov...oh, I can’t say what I want to say...


5 posted on 05/29/2009 4:13:53 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: MissouriConservative

Sessions is trying, from what I have seen thus far. Don’t know who will join him, though.

Btw, I like this Kimberly Strassel gal, with her biting style.


6 posted on 05/29/2009 4:15:01 PM PDT by La Enchiladita ("You ain't seen nuthin' yet!!," B. Hussein Obama, the 20th Hijacker)
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To: MissouriConservative

Believing the Democrats will play by the rules is like believing in the Tooth Fairy.


7 posted on 05/29/2009 4:15:28 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: tina07

“Absolutely fantastic. Justice Thomas’ is a much more compelling story.”

Yes he is. He’s also several levels of brilliance above Sotomayor. It really doesn’t surprise me that Zero and his minions have a different set of rules when it comes to Conservative justices and the dimwits that they nominate for the bench.


8 posted on 05/29/2009 4:16:07 PM PDT by MissouriConservative (Let the purging of the RINOs begin in 2010. - MissouriConservative)
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To: La Enchiladita

I’m not sure who has the spine to join him.

Kimberly Strassel lays it out and doesn’t pull any punches...wonder if she’d have my children??


9 posted on 05/29/2009 4:17:39 PM PDT by MissouriConservative (Let the purging of the RINOs begin in 2010. - MissouriConservative)
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To: MissouriConservative
Now, if only the Republicans had any resemblance of testicular fortitude,

Wishful thinking there, eh.

10 posted on 05/29/2009 4:19:00 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: MissouriConservative
I'll behave when Lord Zero shows the documents so we can thoroughly evaluate him like he demanded of Justice Roberts.

"Let me also say that I remain distressed that the White House during this confirmation process, which overall went smoothly, failed to provide critical documents as part of the record that could have provided us with a better basis to make our judgment with respect to the nomination. This White House continues to stymie efforts on the part of the Senate to do its job. I hope with the next nominee who comes up for the Supreme Court that the White House recognizes that in fact it is its duty not just to the Senate but to the American people to make sure we can thoroughly and adequately evaluate the record of every single nominee who comes before us."


11 posted on 05/29/2009 4:20:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

YEP...however, if the Pubs don’t make some rules of their own....all may be lost. Tired of putting up with the Racist Democrats...really tired!


12 posted on 05/29/2009 4:20:24 PM PDT by goodnesswins (WE have a REPUBLIC.....IF we can KEEP IT!!!)
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To: MissouriConservative

Her e-mail addy is at the bottom of the article:-)
I would suggest not leading with that question right away, though....


13 posted on 05/29/2009 4:21:24 PM PDT by La Enchiladita ("You ain't seen nuthin' yet!!," B. Hussein Obama, the 20th Hijacker)
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To: oldbill

“Wishful thinking there, eh.”

Well they say if you’re going to dream, dream big.


14 posted on 05/29/2009 4:23:28 PM PDT by MissouriConservative (Let the purging of the RINOs begin in 2010. - MissouriConservative)
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To: goodnesswins
YEP...however, if the Pubs don’t make some rules of their own....all may be lost. Tired of putting up with the Racist Democrats...really tired!

Same here.  I'm tired of the GOP attacking their own supporters like Rush, Hannity and Levin, by telling them to stop being shrill.

15 posted on 05/29/2009 4:23:29 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (There is no alternative to the GOP except varying degrees of insanity)
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To: MissouriConservative

Obama is a despicable cur.


16 posted on 05/29/2009 4:23:31 PM PDT by bvw
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To: La Enchiladita

“Her e-mail addy is at the bottom of the article:-)
I would suggest not leading with that question right away, though....”

I’m not sure I would either...might be a bit too strong.


17 posted on 05/29/2009 4:24:27 PM PDT by MissouriConservative (Let the purging of the RINOs begin in 2010. - MissouriConservative)
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To: tina07

Remembering what they did to Thomas, and then to Estrada, yeah my thoughts and language go off the charts....


18 posted on 05/29/2009 4:26:00 PM PDT by La Enchiladita ("You ain't seen nuthin' yet!!," B. Hussein Obama, the 20th Hijacker)
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To: cripplecreek

“I’ll behave when Lord Zero shows the documents so we can thoroughly evaluate him like he demanded of Justice Roberts.”

Didn’t you know that there are two sets of rules, one for them and one for us?


19 posted on 05/29/2009 4:26:06 PM PDT by MissouriConservative (Let the purging of the RINOs begin in 2010. - MissouriConservative)
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To: MissouriConservative

A bit....:)


20 posted on 05/29/2009 4:26:42 PM PDT by La Enchiladita ("You ain't seen nuthin' yet!!," B. Hussein Obama, the 20th Hijacker)
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To: MissouriConservative

RE: Sotomayor Qualifications

Dear Mr. President,

Up yours.

Sincerely,

WCF


21 posted on 05/29/2009 4:27:06 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (Palin/Bachman 2012: Conservative Viagra)
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To: bvw

“Obama is a despicable cur.”

I’m not allowed to say what I want or I’d be banned and probably arrested by the Gestapo.


22 posted on 05/29/2009 4:27:48 PM PDT by MissouriConservative (Let the purging of the RINOs begin in 2010. - MissouriConservative)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

Add my name to that little letter.


23 posted on 05/29/2009 4:29:51 PM PDT by MissouriConservative (Let the purging of the RINOs begin in 2010. - MissouriConservative)
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To: MissouriConservative

Why is living in public housing a virtue to be extolled at every opportunity. I was raised in a one-income family of 10 children. We never took one penny from the government. At the end of the month, you could tell, there was no money left for food—we would have spinach and egg casseroles for a few days.

We all went to catholic schools, where in high school we all had part-time jobs to defray the tuition. My sister worked in the office, my other sister worked in the bookstore, and I worked washing dishes during my lunch time. We all babysat on weekends to pay for our bus money.

So how is it that sucking off the public tit is more admirable than working hard and doing part-time jobs or (gasp) doing without when you can’t afford something.


24 posted on 05/29/2009 4:34:04 PM PDT by mommyq
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To: MissouriConservative

So basically it comes down to “We can bork your nominees. You have to be nice to ours.”


25 posted on 05/29/2009 4:34:55 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: MissouriConservative

26 posted on 05/29/2009 4:36:48 PM PDT by cartoonistx
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To: MissouriConservative

Sotamayor is as just as qualified to sit on the Supreme Court as Obama was to be President of the Harvard Law Review.


27 posted on 05/29/2009 4:39:19 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: mommyq

Your story is admirable and I congratulate you and your family. But this woman is the poster child for government. She shows that if you live off of the government teat, you too can be a success. They are going to trumpet her from the mountain tops because, in their minds, she is a government success story. Who cares if she’s not that smart or that her legal rulings are never on point? She’s a minority whose mother lived off of other taxpayers and she succeeded.

You, Clarence Thomas, and others like y’all did it yourselves. You showed the same fortitude that our founding fathers showed. You showed personal responsibility and independence and we can’t have that. If everyone did what your family and the family of Clarence Thomas did...then government wouldn’t need all these programs that keep them in power.


28 posted on 05/29/2009 4:42:54 PM PDT by MissouriConservative (Let the purging of the RINOs begin in 2010. - MissouriConservative)
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To: MissouriConservative

Um, just because obama says we cannot talk about her doesn’t mean we have to obey. He is NOT god. He is NOT emperor. He is NOT king. He is just a skinny academic prof who acts like he knows what he’s doing.

The Emperor Has No Clothes was written for such a time as this.


29 posted on 05/29/2009 4:51:10 PM PDT by bboop (obama, little o, not a Real God)
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To: MissouriConservative
Who could have expected anything else from this scumbag?

As I have always said, It is impossible to be a liberal without being a liar and a shameless hypocrite.
30 posted on 05/29/2009 4:51:36 PM PDT by Enoughofthissocialism
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To: MissouriConservative

Bravo!


31 posted on 05/29/2009 5:03:56 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: MissouriConservative

Sotomayor thinks Supreme Court decisions should be based on a judge’s personal feelings and prejudices, giving “extra credit” to those who are poor and persons “of color”. I think she’s made her bias rather obvious in public statements.

Her attitude will undermine the Constitution, since it does not provide for special consideration of anyone’s case based on race, color, creed or income. She will undermine the rule of law, applying instead arbitrary and inconsistent personal attitudes.

The Republicans of course will be totally inept in making a case for why she is a very bad choice, and she will replace Souter on the Court.

For a good description of how the Constitution has already been shredded by the Court’s own decisions, read “The Dirty Dozen” by Levy & Mellor. (It’s about 12 Supreme Court decisions.)


32 posted on 05/29/2009 5:15:25 PM PDT by pleikumud
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To: pleikumud

Since it has been established that Latinas are inherently wiser than the rest of us, doesn’t conscience dictate that the sitting justices resign so that America can benefit from having an all Latina high court:

Chief Justice -
Sonia Sotomayor

Associate Justices -
Salma Hayek
Charo
Jessica Alba
Daisy Fuentes
Rita Moreno
Rosie Perez
Raquel Welch
Shakira

Admittedly, the associate justices lack legal backgrounds, but their rich experience as Latinas should more than compensate.


33 posted on 05/29/2009 5:58:38 PM PDT by AynReagan
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To: MissouriConservative
Obama picked her precisely because of the "Latina woman" quote. Smash mouth, voter suppression politics, Clinton tried it a few times.He gets exactly what he wants if the Republicans roll over--and the #1 goal is not her confirmation. It is demoralization of the Republican electorate, i.e., not only can we not beat someone having made such an egregious anti-American statement, our leaders won't even fight for us.
34 posted on 05/29/2009 6:23:06 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: bboop; Nachum

There is actually only one piece of recorded paper that I have seen (a copy of) regarding 0bama, from a madrassa.

No hospital records.
No college records.
No marriage license.
No legal license.
No professorial papers or publications of any kind.
No court documents of public record.
No transcripts of court appearances.
No hospital records/conversations...not even his blood type.
No senate filings.
No congressional filings.

I have not seen a picture of him with his baby girls as a proud father, with his grandmother in Hawaii when he was an adult, on vacation, with college chums.

Nothing. At all.

Nothing.


35 posted on 05/29/2009 7:55:25 PM PDT by combat_boots (The 5 Stages of Collapse: http://www.energybulletin.net/node/47157)
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To: pleikumud

Most liberal judges base their decisions on such a criteria but they are smart enough to not say it in public. It’s just another example that this woman is a few fries short of a Happy Meal.


36 posted on 05/29/2009 8:25:23 PM PDT by MissouriConservative (Let the purging of the RINOs begin in 2010. - MissouriConservative)
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