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Maddow Says Opposition to Sotomayor “Is Substantially about Race”
NewsReal Blog ^ | July 13, 2009 | John Perazzo

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 Sotomayor’s 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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KEYWORDS: affirmativeaction; confirmation; racism; sotomayor
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1 posted on 07/13/2009 11:29:07 AM PDT by liesel2000
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To: liesel2000
What "race" is this Sasquatch talking about?

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

2 posted on 07/13/2009 11:31:12 AM PDT by Alberta's Child (God is great, beer is good . . . and people are crazy.)
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To: liesel2000

and more people just read her remarks on FR than are ever going to see them on MSNBC


3 posted on 07/13/2009 11:31:21 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: liesel2000

Specifically, it’s about Sotomayor’s membership in the racist organization “La Raza,” “The (Hispanic) Race.”


4 posted on 07/13/2009 11:31:39 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: liesel2000

This is getting to be a broken record. Left’s only talking point.


5 posted on 07/13/2009 11:31:41 AM PDT by freespirited (Money doesn't buy happiness but will pay a research staff to study the problem.)
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To: liesel2000

This is their way of getting the sheeple scared to dissent


6 posted on 07/13/2009 11:31:54 AM PDT by GeronL ( Patriotic Insurrectionist at http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: liesel2000

The State Media has declared that mentioning the racist acts of a member of a Designated Oppressed Group is . . . racist!


7 posted on 07/13/2009 11:32:06 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The University of Notre Dame's motto: "Kill our unborn children? YES WE CAN!")
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To: liesel2000

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.


8 posted on 07/13/2009 11:32:09 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

bingo


9 posted on 07/13/2009 11:33:05 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: liesel2000

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.


10 posted on 07/13/2009 11:33:50 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

And, if Madcow believes her own crap, she must also believe that the Dem opposition to Clarence Thomas was “substantially about race.”


11 posted on 07/13/2009 11:35:06 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: liesel2000

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.


12 posted on 07/13/2009 11:35:40 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: liesel2000

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?


13 posted on 07/13/2009 11:36:21 AM PDT by AliVeritas ( Pray, Pray, Pray)
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To: SE Mom

Truly. If she had the judicial temperament of Robert Bork I’d be 1000% behind her.


14 posted on 07/13/2009 11:37:00 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: liesel2000

But criticizing Palin wasn’t about sexism, right dykey?


15 posted on 07/13/2009 11:37:29 AM PDT by misterrob (A society that burdens future generations with debt can not be considered moral or just)
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To: liesel2000

But opposition to Clarence Thomas was NOT about race?

Okay then.


16 posted on 07/13/2009 11:39:21 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: liesel2000

First and last refuge of the left: Cry race.


17 posted on 07/13/2009 11:39:38 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: liesel2000
The opposition to Stomayor is about her RACISM and not about her race. Sotomayor is a racist who judges people based on their skin color as liberals do all the time.
18 posted on 07/13/2009 11:39:49 AM PDT by jveritas (God Bless our brave troops)
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To: liesel2000

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.


19 posted on 07/13/2009 11:42:16 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: liesel2000
70% of her rulings have been overturned by the Supreme Court! That has nothing to do with race and everything to do with being unqualified for the job.
20 posted on 07/13/2009 11:43:43 AM PDT by avacado
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To: freespirited
This is getting to be a broken record. Left’s only talking point

Yet, it's effective.

21 posted on 07/13/2009 11:46:02 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
La Raza’s motto.

For the race - Everything. For those not of the race - Nothing.

“Por La Raza todo. Fuera de La Raza nada”

22 posted on 07/13/2009 11:46:24 AM PDT by allmendream ("Wealth is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be redistributed?")
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To: liesel2000

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)


23 posted on 07/13/2009 11:46:43 AM PDT by dennisw (Free Republic is an island in a sea of zombies)
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To: liesel2000

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


24 posted on 07/13/2009 11:46:47 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Mac Conchradha - "Skeagh mac en chroe"- Skaghvicencrowe)
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To: freespirited
This is getting to be a broken record. Left’s only talking point.

THE ENTIRE LEFT IS GETTING TO BE A BROKEN RECORD, especially when one picks up the NYSlimes and see yet another SECRET program leaked to their "NEWS"paper. Why Bush didn't put Pinkie in the slammer is beyond me. Espionage Act would have worked.
25 posted on 07/13/2009 11:47:09 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: liesel2000

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.


26 posted on 07/13/2009 11:47:12 AM PDT by Babalu ("Tracer rounds work both ways ...")
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To: liesel2000
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow suffers big audience loss

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.

27 posted on 07/13/2009 11:48:54 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (If ten percent is good enough for Jesus, it ought to be good enough for Uncle Sam. --Ray Stevens)
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To: liesel2000

She is correct, I don’t want SCOTUS to have rasists.


28 posted on 07/13/2009 11:49:20 AM PDT by Colvin (Harry Reid is a sap sucking idiot.)
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To: liesel2000

Well, yeah, I guess you could say that. It’s about Sotomayor’s racism.


29 posted on 07/13/2009 11:49:46 AM PDT by navyblue (<u>)
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To: liesel2000

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”.


30 posted on 07/13/2009 11:52:28 AM PDT by driftless2 (for long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion)
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To: jveritas

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.


31 posted on 07/13/2009 11:53:07 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Babalu
There are black Puerto Ricans in my family tree

. Then you (like most Puerto Ricans) are NOT white.

32 posted on 07/13/2009 11:53:52 AM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: liesel2000

I know you are, Racheal, but what am I?

That’s the only level they understand.


33 posted on 07/13/2009 11:54:05 AM PDT by griswold3
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To: liesel2000

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.


34 posted on 07/13/2009 11:57:39 AM PDT by ProfoundMan (RightyPics.com)
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To: liesel2000
Maddow Says Opposition to Sotomayor “Is Substantially about Race”
35 posted on 07/13/2009 11:57:56 AM PDT by Cooter
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To: liesel2000

Is Latino ia RACE?? OMG! They will be VERY surprised to hear they aren’t WHITE or Black, but a DIFFERENT RACE!!


36 posted on 07/13/2009 11:59:10 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: liesel2000
Just like opposition to a Justice Sharpton would be about race too. If it weren't for "race" Sharpton wouldn't exist.

ML/NJ

37 posted on 07/13/2009 12:01:06 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: liesel2000

I just sent an email to rachel@msnbc.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.”


38 posted on 07/13/2009 12:01:57 PM PDT by Babalu ("Tracer rounds work both ways ...")
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To: liesel2000

I am all for having a wise Latino woman on the Supreme court. Does anybody know someone we can nominate?


39 posted on 07/13/2009 12:03:17 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen (Barack the Messiah: Never in the field of US politics have so many waited so long for so little.)
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To: liesel2000

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.


40 posted on 07/13/2009 12:03:26 PM PDT by jwparkerjr (God Bless America!)
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To: Clemenza

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.


41 posted on 07/13/2009 12:04:57 PM PDT by Babalu ("Tracer rounds work both ways ...")
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To: Ann Archy
Is Latino ia RACE?? OMG!....

I guess that a good thing right? Now the gubment can start reporting the crimes of her "race" alone instead of adding it to "white" crime statistics so that other races don't look so bad.
42 posted on 07/13/2009 12:05:43 PM PDT by domeika
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To: Ann Archy

Rachel doesn’t know what the hell she’s talking about, but it “sounds” good. What a loser!

You can educate her at rachel@msnbc.com


43 posted on 07/13/2009 12:07:12 PM PDT by Babalu ("Tracer rounds work both ways ...")
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To: Babalu
Depends on one's perpective. We had the "one drop rule" in this country for some time, with regards to African blood. In PR, I know that it is different, which is why 89% of the population is identified as white, when the real figure is probably around 35-40%. Just looking at your average crowd in San Juan will tell you that PR is a non-white nation/commonwealth.
44 posted on 07/13/2009 12:07:28 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: liesel2000

Maddow has nearly 50% drop in viewership. She’s cutting into Katie Couric territory


45 posted on 07/13/2009 12:07:33 PM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: allmendream
La Raza’s motto.

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.

46 posted on 07/13/2009 12:10:29 PM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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To: Alberta's Child
What "race" is this Sasquatch talking about? …

Hmmmmm ...Sasquatch... you just may be right!!! ...shudder!!!



47 posted on 07/13/2009 12:12:40 PM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: Cyropaedia
As well as saying that Estrada was “particularly dangerous” because he was Latino.

Can you just IMAGINE the hue and cry if some Republican e-mails said that Sotomayor was “particularly dangerous because she is Latina”?

48 posted on 07/13/2009 12:19:32 PM PDT by allmendream ("Wealth is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be redistributed?")
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To: liesel2000

OK...on what was the opposition to Miguel Estrada based?


49 posted on 07/13/2009 12:20:46 PM PDT by B Knotts (Calvin Coolidge Republican)
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To: allmendream
Can you just IMAGINE the hue and cry if some Republican e-mails said that Sotomayor was “particularly dangerous because she is Latina”?

Yep, the entire gang at MSNBC would come unglued, -just for starters.

50 posted on 07/13/2009 12:27:28 PM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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