Skip to comments.The Sotomayor Rules (Zero wants everyone to behave now)
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.
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.
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."
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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.
What does Putin think of her?
Absolutely fantastic. Justice Thomas’ is a much more compelling story. ZerO can shov...oh, I can’t say what I want to say...
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.
Believing the Democrats will play by the rules is like believing in the Tooth Fairy.
“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.
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??
Wishful thinking there, eh.
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!
Her e-mail addy is at the bottom of the article:-)
I would suggest not leading with that question right away, though....
“Wishful thinking there, eh.”
Well they say if you’re going to dream, dream big.
Same here. I'm tired of the GOP attacking their own supporters like Rush, Hannity and Levin, by telling them to stop being shrill.
Obama is a despicable cur.
“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.
Remembering what they did to Thomas, and then to Estrada, yeah my thoughts and language go off the charts....
“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?
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