Skip to comments.Maddow Says Opposition to Sotomayor “Is Substantially about Race”
Posted on 07/13/2009 11:29:07 AM PDT by liesel2000
On her most recent program, leftist MSNBC host Rachel Maddow summed up all conservative and Republican opposition to Sonia Sotomayors nomination for Supreme Court Justice as nothing more than a campaign that is substantially about race. Thus far, Maddow sneered, Republicans have attacked [Sotomayor's] Wise Latina comment, they have called her an affirmative action nominee, [and] they have singled out her ruling in an affirmative-action discrimination case. And for good measure, added Maddow, [t]hey have chosen to inveigh against [Sotomayor's] work for the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund.
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My biggest complaint about this nomination is that I can't understand why Obama would nominate a former Panamanian dictator serving time in a U.S. prison to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. :-P
and more people just read her remarks on FR than are ever going to see them on MSNBC
Specifically, it’s about Sotomayor’s membership in the racist organization “La Raza,” “The (Hispanic) Race.”
This is getting to be a broken record. Left’s only talking point.
This is their way of getting the sheeple scared to dissent
The State Media has declared that mentioning the racist acts of a member of a Designated Oppressed Group is . . . racist!
Perhaps he’s right.
Like, the majority of America is tired of minorities complaining about race all the time while using the government to get special privileges.
Her race? Her RACE???
For Pete’s sake, I don’t give a damn about her race or her gender. I DO give a damn about her beliefs about the constitution.
And, if Madcow believes her own crap, she must also believe that the Dem opposition to Clarence Thomas was “substantially about race.”
yes it’s all about race. HER race. HER racist attitude that she is better because of her race - just like the average kkk member.
HER racist attitude thinking that la raza is better then the aforementioned kkk because of the race of it’s members.
HER racist attitude that whites are safe targets for discrimination when blacks and hispanics are not.
yep. it’s all about race.
But the hammer had nothing to say about Franken’s many shortcomings until AFTER he got in.
Some voice of the people. I wonder if she ever asked him why he never paid back the Gloria Wise Boys and Girls Club (Bronx), after he pilfered their loot for Air America?
Truly. If she had the judicial temperament of Robert Bork I’d be 1000% behind her.
But criticizing Palin wasn’t about sexism, right dykey?
But opposition to Clarence Thomas was NOT about race?
First and last refuge of the left: Cry race.
In a way, it is about race. Not about the nominee’s race, whatever that is. It’s about the fact that the nominee IS A RACIST.
Yet, it's effective.
For the race - Everything. For those not of the race - Nothing.
“Por La Raza todo. Fuera de La Raza nada”
Yep I don’t want a racist on the Supreme Court. Sotomayor fancies herself as a wise Latina who can do a better job than white guys just because she us Hispanic
Sotomayor tried to bury her Ricci decision
She is known as a reverse racist who discriminates against white firefighters (Ricci)
well, i’m just going to have to disagree with Miss Rachel Maddow right here and now. Obviously she has not listened to even a teence of the beginning of this hearing and confirmation process, oh, excuse me Rachel are you using selective hearing? I think so.
Look at what Lindsay Graham had to say or Orrin Hatch or John Cornyn said - look at what Chuck Schumer had to say about her and his effusiveness(barf) It’s all fair in love and war this time. Everyone gets to say their piece
Rachel you’re a narrowminded loser and if you didn’t have a wife you’d still be a narrowminded loser and spinster
Somebody needs to edumacate this Rachel Maddow idiot. Being hispanic is not a race; it’s an ethnic identity. I am a caucasian Puerto Rican. There are black Puerto Ricans in my family tree, as there are white Spaniards and Portuguese. Somewhere along the line there might be some native blood as well. This “La Raza” thing is nothing more than a catchy name for “Los Racistas”, because that’s what they are — race baiting poverty pimps.
In all fairness, if there is such a thing, I think the founders of “La Raza” were making reference to native peoples of Central and South America.
Even though this article is in the bankrupt, left-leaning Baltimore Sun, the comments section is overwhelmingly critical of Maddow, according to many of the posts for her obscene put-downs of the Tea Parties.
She is correct, I don’t want SCOTUS to have rasists.
Well, yeah, I guess you could say that. It’s about Sotomayor’s racism.
I guess Madcow is typical of lib thinkers: it is they who cannot get beyond race. A women, who appears to be of European origin, is selected to be a SC justice. She claims because of her ethnic background, Puerto Rican/southern European (Spain), that she is better qualifed to be a justice than some other white person of northern European origin. Conservatives called that a racist statement (it’s actually stupid rather than racist), but naturally libs accuse conservatives of being racist. You can’t dream up a more absurd analogy. Madcow’s comments are straight out of the Bizarro World of “thought”.
I have to say I loved watching her face during the first part. It is not pretty hearing the truth told you where you can’t escape it. Then the hispanic yelling in the background about abortion of hispanic babies.
. Then you (like most Puerto Ricans) are NOT white.
I know you are, Racheal, but what am I?
That’s the only level they understand.
I’d be curious to know if they have any evidence of this “racism” that’s as substantial as the evidence of racism against Miguel Estrada (”especially problematic as he’s a Latino”).
Until they come up with that, it’s just more blathering.
Is Latino ia RACE?? OMG! They will be VERY surprised to hear they aren’t WHITE or Black, but a DIFFERENT RACE!!
I just sent an email to email@example.com educating her on the so-called hispanic race.
“Dear Rachel — you are severely misinformed. Being a ‘latina’ or ‘hispanic’ isn’t a race designation. Go look it up. From everything I see, Sotomayor is a caucasian ‘newyorrican’. The operative word is caucasian, unless you’ve invented another race.”
I am all for having a wise Latino woman on the Supreme court. Does anybody know someone we can nominate?
re: campaign that is substantially about race.
The Left is always accusing the Right of resorting to code words. But as always, it’s a case of the coming up with a word or term that sounds bad when they accuse their opposition of doing it, but the do exactly the same thing themselves and call is something different.
In this case, the term is racist, and it’s a code word when used by them, code for “minorities can do no wrong.” For instance, to put a white boy in jail for 20 years for drugs is law and order, but to put a black man in jail for the same crime and the same sentence and it’s racist. It’s a great tactic, it works at all levels from expelling a minority kid for being disruptive in class to killing a person for their watch or jacket.
I know, I know. Capt. Obvious again.
The gubmint hasn’t come up with a race designation for 10% black yet (or whatever percentage of mixed blood I am). I may not be pure-as-driven-snow-white, but I am Caucasian.
Rachel doesn’t know what the hell she’s talking about, but it “sounds” good. What a loser!
You can educate her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Maddow has nearly 50% drop in viewership. She’s cutting into Katie Couric territory
For the race - Everything. For those not of the race - Nothing
Tell that to Honduran immigrant, Miguel Estrada.
Sotomayor's political group did everything they could to scuttle Estrada's nomination to the bench.
What "race" is this Sasquatch talking about?
Hmmmmm ...Sasquatch... you just may be right!!! ...shudder!!!
Can you just IMAGINE the hue and cry if some Republican e-mails said that Sotomayor was “particularly dangerous because she is Latina”?
OK...on what was the opposition to Miguel Estrada based?
Yep, the entire gang at MSNBC would come unglued, -just for starters.