Skip to comments.GOP Moves to Tone Down Criticism of Sotomayor
Posted on 05/29/2009 4:42:37 PM PDT by lewisglad
Republican leaders on Capitol Hill are rushing to contain racially tinged rhetoric in the debate over President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, fearing that attacks emanating from some conservatives opposed to appellate court Judge Sonia Sotomayor could damage GOP prospects among women and the rapidly growing Hispanic population.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said today he was "uneasy" over allegations by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and talk-show host Rush Limbaugh that Sotomayor is racist.
Sessions, who lost a 1986 bid for a federal judgeship amid concerns over his own racial sensitivity, said Republicans should focus on Sotomayor's legal record to try to divine what sort of a Supreme Court justice she would make.
"I'm uneasy," Sessions said in a 30-minute interview in his office in the Russell Senate Office Building. "I don't think that's good rhetoric. The question is, has the judge gone too far or not, given the established law of the land?"
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.), head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, also condemned the remarks by Gingrich and Limbaugh, noting that "neither one of these men are elected Republican officials."
"I think it's terrible," Cornyn said in an interview late yesterday with NPR's "All Things Considered." "This is not the kind of tone any of us want to set when it comes to performing our constitutional responsibilities of advise and consent."
"I just don't think it's appropriate," he continued. "I certainly don't endorse it. I think it's wrong."
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Ever dealt with the La Raza bunch? Not a friendly group.
Cornyn is a POS RINO.
Facts are now taboo under the RINO a-holes.
I hope the day has come that whenever we hear the GOP say things like “Tone it down,” we ramp it up. I am really SICK of these suckups. Helpless dimbulbs. PeeWee Herman has more huevos.
This whole article is a setup. Basically labeling the GOP as a bunch of racists with a few “moderates” sprinkled in. It’s almost as if they are playing right into the hands of the media.
Sadly, some of these buffoons need to wake up and think about what Chuck Schumer did to Estrada. Can we not get a gameplan?
Of course, Schumer didn’t have to defend his remarks to the media every 5 seconds, so it’s a little easier for him.
If the GOP rolls over on Sotomayor and doesn’t even try to fight, kiss them good bye, if you haven’t already.
Every move these moderates makes just drives another nail in the GOP coffin.
If they seek to be more like Democrats, why not imitate the attacks and strong opposition instead of the kissing up to Dems?
Turn Saul Alinsky’s tactics back on them!
Based on personal, first-hand experience I can say that the “hispanic” community is deeply divided by geographical origin and most groups detest the others. Having them act as a monolithic entity is possible but not likely. Many are pro-life traditional, religious lifestyle people. It’s not possible to generalize either way.
We need not fear standing up for principles that apply to every individual equally.
We cannot, in good conscience, vote to put a person with racist and provably unconstitutional view on the Supreme Court of the United States even if it means we lose the vote.
Funny how pointing out racism in a liberal is itself “racially tinged.”
You got that right. I've tried to call his office all day and the phones are jammed with traffic. I'll never vote for another Republican.... EVER I hope a Hispanic runs against him, I will gladly vote against him to see a Hispanic send him packing.
GOP doing the rollover strategy that got the ‘Rats back in power. /S
WE ARE DOOMED! DOOMED, I TELL YOU. no one is listening. it like screaming in the wind, crying in the dark.
We have elected the ONE. Salvation has arrived. (melodramatic sarcastic rant-sorry)
Celebrate Racism, the new GOP motto!
Leave the racist Latina alone. She’s allowed to be a bigot.
Let’s just wait and see what happens.
I see three possibilities here.
1. This is liberal mediaspeak, hoping to shut down any coming criticism of Hussein’s choice before it gets a chance to come up. Senator Sessions, from one thread I’ve seen, is disturbed by some of Sonia’s remarks.
2. The RINOs really do believe caving on Sotomayor will help them with hispanics and women. They’re sincere but sincerely wrong.
3. A combo of both. A few RINOs are giving impetus to the liberals. This is most likely.
The myth of Hussein’s popularity is one of great exaggeration, one believed by Hussein and his cult and by the uninformed. Perpetuated by the high priests of Hussein’s inner circle and the LameStream Media, the myth of popularity is a balloon that needs to be burst. And the sooner the better.
Let’s not give up.
GOP Moves to Tone Down Criticism of Sotomayor
So the GOP is becoming the Dems and going against free speech,honesty integrity.
No wonder they lose every election
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