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VIDEO: Sen. Franken Delivers Opening Statement At Sotomayor Hearing
Real Clear Politics ^ | July 13, 2009 | Real Clear Politics

Posted on 07/13/2009 11:52:29 AM PDT by ianschwartz

Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) delivers his opening statement at the confirmation hearing of Judge Sonia Sotomayor. He was interrupted once by a protester.

Franken told Sotomayor that she was "the most experienced Supreme Court nominee in 100 years." He said her story is inspirational and one in which "all Americans should take great pride in."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: 111th; alfranken; baarrfff; barf; racist; soniasotomayor
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1 posted on 07/13/2009 11:52:30 AM PDT by ianschwartz
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To: ianschwartz

Hyperbole thy name is Franken.


2 posted on 07/13/2009 11:53:17 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: ianschwartz
Franken told Sotomayor that she was "the most experienced Supreme Court nominee in 100 years."

Still hasn't figured out he's not supposed to be a comedian up there.

3 posted on 07/13/2009 11:54:41 AM PDT by tbpiper (How would you define a 'domestic enemy of the constitution'?)
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To: ianschwartz

As I figured, he read is statement. This guy doesn’t have an original thought in his head. What experience does he have to even be sitting there. He knows nothing about our Judicial system.


4 posted on 07/13/2009 11:54:42 AM PDT by RC2
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To: ianschwartz

I think I’m gonna lose my shrimp fried rice! Maybe I should say “loose” my lunch!


5 posted on 07/13/2009 11:55:01 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: ianschwartz

Does anyone doubt that this country is kaput with these clowns in charge of legislation?

100 years? Dear God!


6 posted on 07/13/2009 11:55:12 AM PDT by griswold3
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To: traderrob6

The Gopher state must be extremely proud today of their most experienced senator to have stolen an election in the past 100 days.


7 posted on 07/13/2009 11:56:14 AM PDT by VicVega (Join Jihad, get captured by the US and resettled in the best places in the world. I love the USA)
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To: ianschwartz
" He said her story is inspirational and one in which "all Americans should take great pride in."

Yeah, being advanced and then appointed solely because of your sex and ethnicity, that's something to really be proud of.

What a tool, Al

8 posted on 07/13/2009 11:56:15 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (zer0 is doing to capitalism what Kennedy did to health care)
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To: ianschwartz

Sonia repeat after me, I deserve to be a Supreme Court judge

“Because I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggonit, people like me!”


9 posted on 07/13/2009 11:56:17 AM PDT by pennboricua
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To: traderrob6

Like he actually knows the judicial records and histories of ANY of the nominees for the Court in the last 100 years.
What’s this jackass doing on the Judiciary Committee anyway?


10 posted on 07/13/2009 11:56:27 AM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Abraham Lincoln would have let Berkeley leave the Union without a fight)
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To: ianschwartz

Thus quoth he, the most inexperienced and unqualified candidate for the Senate in the last 100 years - and that is saying a lot!


11 posted on 07/13/2009 11:57:52 AM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (The emperor has no pedigree.)
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To: Right Cal Gal

He lost me at “hello”


12 posted on 07/13/2009 11:58:16 AM PDT by Victory111
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To: tbpiper

Franken told Sotomayor that she was “the most experienced Supreme Court nominee in 100 years.”

No Al, it has not been 100 years since the Bork nomination.
Then again, we’ve learned that counting is not Franken’s strong suit.


13 posted on 07/13/2009 11:58:34 AM PDT by getitright (Are you hoping to change back yet?)
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To: ianschwartz

Piss off, Al, you corrupt, illegitimate stealer of elections.


14 posted on 07/13/2009 11:58:55 AM PDT by chris37
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To: ianschwartz

What the hell does frankenfraud know about supreme court nominees. This idiot couldn’t find his back side with both hands, a flashlight and a roadmap. Oh wait, he is a dim. Sorry.


15 posted on 07/13/2009 11:58:57 AM PDT by Texas resident ( Cut n Shoot Texas: Mayberry for rednecks)
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To: tbpiper
he finally said something funny !!!
16 posted on 07/13/2009 11:59:09 AM 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: ianschwartz
Buck-toothed, extra-chromosome Left-wing extremist, thy name is Smalley.
17 posted on 07/13/2009 12:00:24 PM 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: ianschwartz

As a (fairly recent) MN resident, I had always had the consolation of knowing that even though MN votes left, we’re smarter than other leftists, at least in that we have enough sense to keep Dem. would-be Governors the hell away from the State purse. Now, with the installation of Al Franken in the US Senate, I no longer have that consolation.


18 posted on 07/13/2009 12:00:24 PM PDT by definitelynotaliberal
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To: ianschwartz

Did someone change his diaper first?


19 posted on 07/13/2009 12:00:39 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: ianschwartz

What’s the latest odds on whether he will realize he is not talking on SNL or do you think someone has to tell him?


20 posted on 07/13/2009 12:00:39 PM PDT by bestintxas
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21 posted on 07/13/2009 12:00:48 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: traderrob6
“most experienced Supreme Court nominee in one hundred years.......”

Frankenstein is an idiot and a liar. That title really have been given to Robert Bork.

22 posted on 07/13/2009 12:01:20 PM PDT by MBB1984
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To: ianschwartz

Franken told Sotomayor that she was “the most experienced Supreme Court nominee in 100 years.”
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The libs just keep lying, spinning and piling on the bull excrement. What a crock. Franken could not even get listeners on Air America. The morons that put this degenerate in office should be FINED to pay the destruction he will contribute to.


23 posted on 07/13/2009 12:01:41 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: traderrob6

No tuba band ?


24 posted on 07/13/2009 12:02:36 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: ianschwartz
The Judiciary Committee must be so proud...


25 posted on 07/13/2009 12:02:55 PM PDT by nhwingut (The media's love affair with Obama reminds me of a dog humping a telephone pole.)
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To: ianschwartz

Kind of ironic that Franken starts his tenure as a Senator with an “on your knees” Monica moment with the DNC.


26 posted on 07/13/2009 12:03:15 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: ianschwartz

Mygawd, how far have we sunk?

Anyone having a smidgen of respect for the senate is indeed a fool.


27 posted on 07/13/2009 12:03:16 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: EagleUSA

Most experienced at denying equal rights to european-americans? Or in expressing blatantly racist views?


28 posted on 07/13/2009 12:03:52 PM PDT by gorilla_warrior (Metrosexual hairless RINOs for hopey-changey bipartisan-ness)
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To: ianschwartz

The funniest part was Franken the leftist protesters yelled and had to be tossed by the security guards.


29 posted on 07/13/2009 12:03:54 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: ianschwartz

This comedian has been in the U.S. Senate two weeks and he rates being on the committee?

I don’t know about the rest of the clowns in the ‘Rat party but if it were me;
I would be ROYALLY PI$$ED OFF!


30 posted on 07/13/2009 12:04:16 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: ianschwartz; All
BTW, for the record, if I'm not mistaken, there are 12 ‘Rats & 7 Republicans on this committee.
31 posted on 07/13/2009 12:05:55 PM PDT by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: ianschwartz

Were’s the barf alert? Protocol must be observed.


32 posted on 07/13/2009 12:06:56 PM PDT by DManA
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To: pennboricua

Franken acknowledged Sen.Leahy and Leahy gave him the “drop dead” look, you shoulda’ seen it.


33 posted on 07/13/2009 12:07:26 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Mac Conchradha - "Skeagh mac en chroe"- Skaghvicencrowe)
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To: ianschwartz
Franken told Sotomayor that she was "the most experienced Supreme Court nominee in 100 years."

Hardly. BUT, if Franken called SotoMayer an experienced court nominee as much as he was a marxist clown jerk, THEN, that would be saying something.

34 posted on 07/13/2009 12:07:41 PM PDT by C210N (A patriot for a Conservative Renaissance!)
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To: trumandogz

The funniest part was when the leftist protesters yelled and had to be tossed by the security guards.


35 posted on 07/13/2009 12:08:22 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: ianschwartz

Is he now Dem celeb??


36 posted on 07/13/2009 12:08:28 PM PDT by Superiorryan (------- D-TV = our gov. ran healthcare --------)
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To: ianschwartz

Welcome to D.C. Sen.Clown!


37 posted on 07/13/2009 12:09:06 PM PDT by Biggirl
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To: ianschwartz

America’s version of Caligula’s horse speaks... and says nothing.


38 posted on 07/13/2009 12:10:02 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
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To: kellynla

The Rat leadership deliberately packs Judiciary with hard core leftists so there’s no risk of losing a committee vote.


39 posted on 07/13/2009 12:10:06 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: RC2

I think he was being sarcastic....it even sounds sarcastic when you roll off something like that.

Heck, I would have bested him and said she was the best candidate in a thousand years.


40 posted on 07/13/2009 12:11:30 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: ianschwartz

Did she mention that she was “a Latina” in the first sentence? Yes, THAT is why she “is the most experienced nominee in 100% years!”

So, Franken is conveniently leaving out the part where this “most experienced” jurist in a 100 years just got bitch-slapped by the same panel that she is trying to join?!


41 posted on 07/13/2009 12:12:28 PM PDT by RocketMan1
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To: pennboricua

LOL!!!


42 posted on 07/13/2009 12:12:59 PM PDT by fishergirl (My warrior, my soldier, my hero - my son. God bless our troops!)
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To: ianschwartz

and I bet Al spent the past two days boning up on 100 years worth of information regarding historical Judicial nominees...Right???


43 posted on 07/13/2009 12:14:26 PM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: ianschwartz

Franken: “Me, me, me ... I, I, I ... Sotomayor .... me again.”

Good grief.


44 posted on 07/13/2009 12:14:36 PM PDT by al_c (Jan 20, 2013: The end of One Big A** Mistake, America)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
I think I’m gonna lose my shrimp fried rice! Maybe I should say “loose” my lunch!

Their, they're. Its not worth getting all worked up and grammatically incorrect over.

45 posted on 07/13/2009 12:14:45 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: nhwingut

Thanks ‘wing ..

I was just about to post that same picture. You saved me the trouble of trying to remember how to post a picture on this forum. ;^D


46 posted on 07/13/2009 12:15:06 PM PDT by RocketMan1
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To: nhwingut

LOL!! Oh, to see this picture enlarged about 10,000 times and displayed right by the Senate offices!


47 posted on 07/13/2009 12:16:24 PM PDT by fishergirl (My warrior, my soldier, my hero - my son. God bless our troops!)
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To: ianschwartz

If this doesn’t illustrate the joke we have become, I don’t know what does.


48 posted on 07/13/2009 12:17:32 PM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated public is the biggest threat to our democracy)
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To: nhwingut

Well those voters in MINNESOTA who voted for Sen.Franken ought to be very proud.


49 posted on 07/13/2009 12:17:42 PM PDT by Biggirl
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To: VicVega
“The Gopher state must be extremely proud today of their most experienced senator to have stolen an election in the past 100 days.”

Gopher state has no reason to apologize. Franken fits right in with such “statesmen” as Schumer, Boxer, Burris, Dodd et al.
.

50 posted on 07/13/2009 12:18:56 PM PDT by Tupelo
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