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Sotomayor's 2001 Remark Poor Choice of Words: White House
Times Of India ^ | 5/31/2009 | Times Of India

Posted on 05/31/2009 3:32:03 AM PDT by Dallas59

WASHINGTON: The White House sought on Friday to quell a controversy over US supreme court nominee Sonia Sotomayor's 2001 comment indicating Hispanic women may decide cases better than white men, saying she used a poor choice of words.

In an NBC interview, President Barack Obama said he was sure Sotomayor "would have restated" her comment. "If you look in the entire sweep of the essay that she wrote, what's clear is that she was simply saying that her life experiences will give her information about the struggles and hardships that people are going through — that will make her a good judge," Obama said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: racism; sotomayor; whitehouse; whitemales
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1 posted on 05/31/2009 3:32:04 AM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59
Sotomayor and Michelle Obama are glass half empty feminazi types. I don't believe they appreciate the good things that have happened to them.

They both tense cry babies.

2 posted on 05/31/2009 3:36:03 AM PDT by xtinct ("There's a sucker born every minute." P.T. Barnum)
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To: Dallas59
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Judge Sonia Sotomayor: "Court is Where Policy is Made"

Link to YouTube video of her making the comment:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfC99LrrM2Q

3 posted on 05/31/2009 3:40:09 AM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Dallas59

Judges, especially SCOTUS Justices, cannot “choose” a wrong word. It becomes law. Her remarks are improper.

She isn’t qualified.


4 posted on 05/31/2009 3:41:36 AM PDT by OpusatFR (Those embryos are little humans in progress. Using them for profit is slavery.)
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To: ETL

"I'm Latina and you're not! The court rules against Whitey! Tee-hee!"

5 posted on 05/31/2009 3:44:30 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Dallas59
Can we just say it?

Ugliest SCOTUS in a dress since David Souter.

6 posted on 05/31/2009 3:44:48 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

We can, but we diminish ourselves by saying it.


7 posted on 05/31/2009 3:46:17 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Caipirabob

Sonia Sotomayor does her Louis Armstrong impersonation

8 posted on 05/31/2009 3:48:50 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: 9YearLurker
We can, but we diminish ourselves by saying it.

She is ugly inside and out. A monster with a polluted soul.


9 posted on 05/31/2009 3:50:15 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Dallas59
"If you look in the entire sweep of the essay that she wrote, what's clear is that she was simply saying that her life experiences will give her information about the struggles and hardships that people are going through — that will make her a good judge," Obama said.

100% lie from the Liar in Chief.

10 posted on 05/31/2009 3:52:28 AM PDT by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: SkyPilot

I agree with you on the inside and you can have at either if you want, but I think to insult the outside is diminishing of FR and your argument.


11 posted on 05/31/2009 3:53:23 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Dallas59

No, saying that “global warming is proven science” is a poor choice of words (aside from being a flat out lie).

Her words - “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” are not a poor choice of words, but a deeply held conviction.

She ASSUMES - and PRESUME that there are wise Latina women, and she is one of the.
She then denigrates all white males by not considering the possiblity that some of them may be wise.
Finally, she dismisses the possibility that anyone but her have had such a tough life.

Anytime she wants to put her “tough life” up against mine, bring it on. Not bragging or complaining about my lot, just saying that there are plenty of people who live through tough times.


12 posted on 05/31/2009 3:58:16 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners.)
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To: Dallas59

Mayday. Mayday. We’re going down.


13 posted on 05/31/2009 4:00:12 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: savedbygrace
her life experiences will give her information about the struggles and hardships that people are going through — that will make her a good judge," Obama said.

Hey Barry, who needs law school if all you need are life experiences. We all know people - not racists - who have had struggles and hardship.

Why the spin for her? She too incompetent to explain it for herself? And you considerate it 'good'? She spoke from her heart - kill the spin.
14 posted on 05/31/2009 4:04:05 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: samtheman
Is that anything like a “bureaucratic snafu”?
15 posted on 05/31/2009 4:04:38 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (President Obama: Pontificator in Chief and Poster Child for the Peter Principle)
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To: Dallas59

Poor choice of words? Perhaps.

True reflection of the nominee’s mindset? Absolutely.

Sotomayor is not suited for the Federal bench at ANY level. The pubbies need to fight this nomination with all the vigor the DhimmiRats have used for the past eight years.

It’s time to take back the country.


16 posted on 05/31/2009 4:05:58 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: 9YearLurker
diminishing of FR and your argument.

I don't have an argument.

She is ugly.

17 posted on 05/31/2009 4:07:50 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Dallas59

She is a Hate filled,resentful woman,who uses the power she has been given to punish those she hates and make herself feel more important.It WILL catch up with her


18 posted on 05/31/2009 4:08:42 AM PDT by screaming eagle2
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To: screaming eagle2
Any Pubbie who votes her out of Judiciary committee should lose their should lose their spot on that committee immediately. Problem is that the Republican leadership doesn't have the guts to do that.
19 posted on 05/31/2009 4:11:50 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (President Obama: Pontificator in Chief and Poster Child for the Peter Principle)
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To: NTHockey
My thoughts exactly.

What other words could have she said that would have altered the meaning?

You say what you mean.

20 posted on 05/31/2009 4:13:24 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: Dallas59

She said precisely what she meant.

What the White House is doing, of course, is attempting spin after the after the fact.

Something about barn doors and horses comes to mind.


21 posted on 05/31/2009 4:15:01 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (here)
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To: 9YearLurker

I agree, let the left make the insults regarding people’s looks, that’s just my two cents though.


22 posted on 05/31/2009 4:18:34 AM PDT by toddausauras
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To: Dallas59

I’m noticing that she went to BOTH colleges on a scholarship. When someone said “token”...she found a lawyer!! Just thinking.....Rediong a little bit on wiki...not best source sometimes


23 posted on 05/31/2009 4:21:36 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Dallas59

Wrong again, obamessiah, you fool.

“her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life”

You can stand in the echo chamber looking all important in your expensive empty suit, restating the first part in that “authoritative” voice act, but the second part does NOT go away. It IS what she believes.


24 posted on 05/31/2009 4:24:16 AM PDT by Bluebird Singing
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To: OpusatFR

“She isn’t qualified”

Neither is Barry, but he’s still our president.


25 posted on 05/31/2009 4:24:29 AM PDT by I Hate Obama (Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made- Otto Von Bismarck)
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To: Dallas59

I think we are looking at 70-30 vote now. The other day I was predicting 88-12...I believe that by summer it might be 60-40 and not broken down by party...


26 posted on 05/31/2009 4:28:46 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: gov_bean_ counter

What is funny is that this is the “easy” nomination. The President picked her because he thought everyone would accept her as in his mind she is not a big time liberal. I can only imagine what he will pick next time around.


27 posted on 05/31/2009 4:32:29 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: napscoordinator
He could pick anyone and they would get confirmed...As long as it was a woman and attached to a voting block...like "Latino"....

I think it's the next nomination (maybe two) that will be the tide turner...and not for the greater good...Community Service at it's best!!

28 posted on 05/31/2009 4:36:51 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: savedbygrace

Laws are not based on her life experiences, you do not decide guilt or innocence because of someones hardships and struggles.

They are based on the law. Her experiences as a Judge should have taught her this, but I guess it didnt.


29 posted on 05/31/2009 4:41:15 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Dallas59
President Barack Obama said he was sure Sotomayor "would have restated" her comment

And she's had 8 years to do it.

30 posted on 05/31/2009 4:42:35 AM PDT by Vinnie (You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Jihads You)
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To: napscoordinator

Wouldn’t bother me if Sessions declared this along with any similar nominations DOA in committee.


31 posted on 05/31/2009 4:43:05 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (President Obama: Pontificator in Chief and Poster Child for the Peter Principle)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

I just know Orrin Hatch is going to roll over just like he did for Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


32 posted on 05/31/2009 4:43:27 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: Venturer
This is just a different spin on the SOS we have been hearing from the black liberal community for decades. A white man can't adequately represent a blacks in government. Only a a black can do that and only a “special” kind of black at that.
33 posted on 05/31/2009 4:45:55 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (President Obama: Pontificator in Chief and Poster Child for the Peter Principle)
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To: Dallas59

This is what happens when you turn over power to a bunch of hood rats, gays & females.


34 posted on 05/31/2009 4:46:19 AM PDT by fuzzybutt
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To: Dallas59

Doesn’t this make the White House an accessory to racism?

There seems to be a strong separation between Church and State, but not Racism and State...


35 posted on 05/31/2009 4:46:36 AM PDT by paulycy (BEWARE the LIBERAL/MEDIA Complex)
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To: Dallas59

The only way we can stop this is to end whitey guilt. I am making sure that my daughter will feel no whitey guilt. I hope all of you do the same.


36 posted on 05/31/2009 5:01:53 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: PubliusMM

yep,,poor choice of words would be appropriae if she called white people honkies or something.

THis is a mindset not a word choice problem.


37 posted on 05/31/2009 5:05:26 AM PDT by cajungirl (no)
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To: Northern Yankee

“What other words could have she said that would have altered the meaning?

You say what you mean.”

You forget that under the Messiah’s rule you are not supposed to believe your lying ears and eyes.


38 posted on 05/31/2009 5:16:45 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: SkyPilot

Can we just say it?

Ugliest SCOTUS in a dress since David Souter.

“Ugly”? Have you seen Ginsburg??? OY!!!


39 posted on 05/31/2009 5:27:26 AM PDT by chadwimc (Proud to be an infidel ! Allah fubar !!!)
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To: Dallas59
It won't matter over the long run. Rather, in the grand scheme this is but a small drop in the big ocean.

They way these people are moving, in very little time the damage will be so great there won't be much left to fix.

40 posted on 05/31/2009 5:33:10 AM PDT by stevem
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To: MagnoliaB
I keep forgetting that!

Silly me.

No wonder we have so many confused people running around this country. Truth doesn't matter to many, nor is it considered honorable.

If she had honor she would withdraw her nomination.

41 posted on 05/31/2009 5:35:44 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: Dallas59

The difference being, when a Conservative uses a poor choice of words, they are run out of town on a rail! Can you say Trent Lott!


42 posted on 05/31/2009 5:36:16 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: gov_bean_ counter

The “Special Kind” we have in the White House is not showing me much.


43 posted on 05/31/2009 5:48:49 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Dallas59

Racist nazi b!tch!!!

LLS


44 posted on 05/31/2009 5:55:54 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my President... NEVER!!!)
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To: Dallas59

Obama said he was sure Sotomayor “would have restated” her comment.But did not.


45 posted on 05/31/2009 6:04:33 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: PubliusMM
Poor choice of words? Perhaps.

Poor choice of nominee? ABSOLUTELY!

46 posted on 05/31/2009 6:08:54 AM PDT by Roccus (The Capitol, the White House, the Court House...........America's Axis of Evil)
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To: Dallas59

Mr. President,

Life experiences don’t make you a good judge. What makes you a good judge, first and foremost, is a knowledge and appreciation of the US Constitution.


47 posted on 05/31/2009 6:09:41 AM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Dallas59

This is what happens when you don’t use a teleprompter. You actually say what you are thinking.


48 posted on 05/31/2009 6:10:43 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Dallas59

She meant EXACTLY what she said. What dunces they must believe us to be to try and take the fat off the pig.


49 posted on 05/31/2009 6:12:41 AM PDT by billhilly
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To: Dallas59
See? She's a perfectly reasonable person. Just like Jeremiah Wright, who just made a poor choice of words over the course of twenty years. He was actually trying to express Christian love and brotherhood when he stood up there and cursed America and white folks. It just came out wrong, that's all. He'd surely rephrase things if he had the chance.
50 posted on 05/31/2009 6:15:44 AM PDT by puroresu (Enjoy ASIAN CINEMA? See my Freeper page for recommendations (REALLY & TRULY updated!).)
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