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Michelle Obama steps into SCOTUS debate
Poltico ^ | 6/4/09 | Nia Henderson

Posted on 06/03/2009 10:59:29 AM PDT by pissant

First lady Michelle Obama used her commencement address to a local charter school to take on critics of Judge Sonia Sotomayor, placing herself squarely in the debate over the nominee to the Supreme Court.

Obama compared her own experiences to those of Sotomayor, recalling the "voices of people sowing seeds of doubt" who questioned whether she and people with similar backgrounds were ready.

"Judge Sotomayor is more than ready. I was more than ready, and Barack Obama is certainly more than ready,” Obama said.

Obama likened the feeling she had as a high school graduate with Princeton in her future to Sotomayor's experience attending Princeton, as well.

"When she arrived as a freshman, she said she felt like a visitor landing in a foreign county," Obama said. "She was too embarrassed to ask questions."

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: gooniegoogoo; larrysinclairslover; michelleobama; obama
From one marxist dingbat to another.
1 posted on 06/03/2009 10:59:30 AM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Michelle and Sonia: charter members of the Woe-is-Us Society.


2 posted on 06/03/2009 11:02:04 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: pissant

Excellent. She has stepped fully into the political debate. She is now a completely legitimate target. Heh heh heh....


3 posted on 06/03/2009 11:02:08 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: pissant

Squarely in the middle? LMAO, her opinion is irrelevant.


4 posted on 06/03/2009 11:02:38 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama is mentally a child of ten. Just remember that when he makes statements and issues policy.)
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To: pissant

Michelle who?


5 posted on 06/03/2009 11:03:42 AM PDT by cranked
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To: 17th Miss Regt

I found this post and find it hits the nail on the head!
From Gloria:

Sotomayor’s Latina woman comment, which was later published in a law review article, can be criticized on a conceptual basis. Sotomayor’s comment indicates that she does not distinguish between the category of (a) relationships between intimates and (b) relationships between rights-bearing individuals.

Relationships between intimates involve a form of social recognition that includes empathy, care, and compassion. These are all qualities relevant in our relationships with family and friends.

In contrast, relationships between rights-bearing individuals involve respect, a concept that is defined in several ways in the legal world. These ways include defamation law, libel law, civil rights law, even corporate and condominium law where respect manifests itself as fiduciary duty (the duty to think in terms of the good of the whole business or condominium corporation, as opposed to one’s personal good).

I find it bizarre that two people trained in the law, Sotomayor and Obama, demonstrate so little understanding of the discipline they were trained in. Why aren’t law professors, lawyers, sociologists, etc., not picking up on the quite obvious category errors these two people are making? This is an obvious case where Sotomayor and Obama have demonstrated they are using incoherent conceptualizations about relationships between rights-bearing individuals. There is a philosophical and legal literature on the topic. Obviously Sotomayor and Obama didn’t read that literature, or didn’t understand it.


6 posted on 06/03/2009 11:04:56 AM PDT by griswold3
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To: pissant

Michelle is a lawyer isn’t she?
Why not appoint her to SCOTUS?


7 posted on 06/03/2009 11:04:57 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: pissant
When she arrived as a freshman, she said she felt like a visitor landing in a foreign county," Obama said.

Funny, I have had the exact same feeling since January 20, 2009.

8 posted on 06/03/2009 11:06:27 AM PDT by hflynn ( The One is really The Number Two)
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To: pissant

That’s funny, these days I feel like a visitor in a foreign country......


9 posted on 06/03/2009 11:07:54 AM PDT by Mac from Cleveland (How to make a small fortune in the Obama era--first, start off with a big fortune....)
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To: pissant

Shut your piehole, Michelle.


10 posted on 06/03/2009 11:08:03 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: hflynn

Too true, too true...


11 posted on 06/03/2009 11:09:45 AM PDT by green pastures
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To: Mac from Cleveland

For me it’s a whole new world. China is becoming capitalistic and freer while America becomes more nationalized.

Once Africa gets on it’s feet I’ll officially be in the Twilight zone. (Not the vampire flick Twilight)


12 posted on 06/03/2009 11:11:25 AM PDT by Niuhuru
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To: pissant

Look at me! Look at me! I am ready, she is ready, He is really really ready! Believe me!! Really Really!!

Those who have to continually tell you that ‘they are ready’....ain’t ready.


13 posted on 06/03/2009 11:12:16 AM PDT by Matt Hatter
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To: pissant

“Obama compared her own experiences to those of Sotomayor, recalling the `voices of people sowing seeds of doubt’ **who questioned whether she and people with similar backgrounds were ready.**”

If she’s suggesting that:
we were wrong about her and her (quite possibly muslim, foreign-born) husband, who is apparently driving us all over the edge of a cliff,
so we’re wrong about the latina who is wiser than whitey ...

Objection—assumes facts not in evidence!


14 posted on 06/03/2009 11:12:41 AM PDT by tumblindice (I'm a white male and I'm bigger, smarter and stronger than latina females)
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To: pissant
Obama compared her own experiences to those of Sotomayor, recalling the "voices of people sowing seeds of doubt" who questioned whether she and people with similar backgrounds were ready.

The biggest problem libs have with Sotomayor criticism is the fact that she's been called a racist - which is an accurate term no one has denied.

I haven't read/seen any criticism about her "being ready".

She urged them to, like Sotomayor, "challenge stereotypes and emerge as leaders."

Be nice if more people started challenging white stereotypes.
15 posted on 06/03/2009 11:16:46 AM PDT by Tzimisce (Socialism is the worst kind of Pollution.)
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To: pissant

So it’s a race thing.


16 posted on 06/03/2009 11:19:52 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: hflynn

applause! Where is my country?


17 posted on 06/03/2009 11:20:48 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: pissant

Excuse me while I blow chunks!


18 posted on 06/03/2009 11:23:09 AM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: pissant
I was more than ready.

For what? Wearing designer clothing, planting carrots and going to broadway shows? You are where you are at the moment because of who you are married to, period. Many of us didn't vote for him and no one voted for you.

19 posted on 06/03/2009 11:24:13 AM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: pissant

These Ivy League and other prestigious universities have completely stood higher education in the USA on its head for the sole purpose of achieving ‘diversity.’ Does anyone to this day believe Mrs. Obama would have been admitted without the boost of her minority status?

We can only hope (in vain) that the day comes when applicants don’t have to check off race/gender OR relatives who’ve graduated from the institution OR NCAA standing.

They insist on admitting less qualified students to make their diversity numbers look good .. regardless of the admittee’s readiness. The ‘legacy’ and athletics admitee process also admits students less than prepared for rigorous academics. It happens at the Ivies, at the military academies, at top ranked colleges across the country. And, God knows, it happens at the big sports schools.

It would be nice to think that there is at least one university in the USA that is a true meritocracy. Don’t think we’ll see that in any of our lifetimes.


20 posted on 06/03/2009 11:25:50 AM PDT by EDINVA (A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul -- G. B. Shaw)
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To: Tzimisce

The Obamas are NOT ready for Prime Time!! IPODS to the Queen....CD’s that don’tplay in England, BOWING to King Abdullah...etc...etc.


21 posted on 06/03/2009 11:27:03 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: EDINVA

What were you ready for Michelle? For the Taxpayers to pay for your Date Nights?


22 posted on 06/03/2009 11:27:30 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: griswold3
There is a philosophical and legal literature on the topic. Obviously Sotomayor and Obama didn’t read that literature, or didn’t understand it.

I think this e-mail is overly generous. It leaves out a third possibility that I think is very likely. They read that literature and understood it and simply ignore it because it is inconvenient. The ends justifies the means.

23 posted on 06/03/2009 11:27:40 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: pissant

More than ready to implement their long-held racist ideology.


24 posted on 06/03/2009 11:32:22 AM PDT by gorilla_warrior (Metrosexual hairless RINOs for bipartisan-ness)
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To: Ann Archy

In advance for the June 6th D-Day anniversary, Barack told President Sarkozy that we need “French Collaboration” on subjects such as GloBull Warming. My what a “poor choice of words”.


25 posted on 06/03/2009 11:34:21 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy

If the French put up all the white flags they have, Glo-bull warming would stop!!!


26 posted on 06/03/2009 11:39:40 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: pissant

“Judge Sotomayor is more than ready. I was more than ready, and Barack Obama is certainly more than ready”

For what, Michelle? New $600 sneakers?


27 posted on 06/03/2009 11:40:28 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Impeach President Soros!!!)
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To: pissant

Bigfoot speaks.


28 posted on 06/03/2009 11:41:07 AM PDT by dforest (Anyone dumb enough to have voted for him deserves what they get.. No Pity!)
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To: pissant
"When she arrived as a freshman, she said she felt like a visitor landing in a foreign county," Obama said. "She was too embarrassed to ask questions."

These people don't know the difference between "normal" feelings and feelings that they attribute to being "different."

There were three times the number of people on my college campus as the population of the town I came from. I was scared! It's normal!

Ironically, one of the first new friends I made was a Mexican from the Rio Grande Valley! I guess it says more about the differences between people from the Northeast and people from Texas.

29 posted on 06/03/2009 11:45:27 AM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: griswold3

Thank you for posting your response. I say similar things but can not explain it as well to the degree you have.

As to the people who know better concerning the law not speaking up, I think they see the reaction to people who do and are intimidated.

Being called a racist bigot by people who don’t know better but have the power to make your life miserable gets old fast.


30 posted on 06/03/2009 11:47:24 AM PDT by rgboomers (This space purposely left blank)
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To: freekitty

Ugly goes all the way to the bone,


31 posted on 06/03/2009 12:59:14 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: freekitty

Ugly goes all the way to the bone, and guess we should add stupid also.


32 posted on 06/03/2009 1:00:05 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: pissant

Michelle, please explain to the rest of us how you procure a $300k no show job.

That would really give us an idea as to your “depth of experiences” that make a person such as you qualified for making decisions for the rest of us.


33 posted on 06/03/2009 1:00:58 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: pissant

What percentage of white Americans get to attend a university like Princeton? Am I supposed to shed a tear for her struggles? Go write a book, MO. Title it “My Struggle!”


34 posted on 06/03/2009 1:10:14 PM PDT by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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