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Sotomayor: "Experiences" Remark Was "Rhetorial Flourish That Fell Flat"
Real Clear Politics ^ | July 14, 2009 | Real Clear Politics

Posted on 07/14/2009 7:37:57 AM PDT by ianschwartz

While explaining her "personal experiences" comment, Judge Sonia Sotomayor admitted it was a "rhetorical flourish" that fell flat. "It was clearly not what I intended [to say]," Sotomayor concluded.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: sessions; soniasotomayor

1 posted on 07/14/2009 7:37:58 AM PDT by ianschwartz
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To: ianschwartz

At least she didn’t tell us not to believe our lying ears.


2 posted on 07/14/2009 7:38:48 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: ianschwartz

Liar. She’s a card-carrying, goose-stepping member of LaRaza.


3 posted on 07/14/2009 7:39:07 AM PDT by kromike
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To: ianschwartz
admitted it was a "rhetorical flourish" that fell flat.

Didn't she say it more than once? ...over a period of years?

4 posted on 07/14/2009 7:40:15 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: ianschwartz
"It was clearly not what I intended [to say]," Sotomayor concluded.

Clear to whom?

5 posted on 07/14/2009 7:40:36 AM PDT by NMEwithin
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To: ianschwartz

So it didnt work, then why did she repeat in 6-7 times over a 3 year period?


6 posted on 07/14/2009 7:40:40 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: ianschwartz
Bravo Sierra.

It was a racist, elitist comment that has revealed who she really is, along with the snide "The cameras are running...I'm not supposed to say that," comment.

She is a racist, radical, La Raza marxist ideologue like the horse she rode into town on, Obama, and unfit to sit in judgement of any free people.

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7 posted on 07/14/2009 7:40:48 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: ianschwartz

Has anyone else noticed how often she blames other people’s understanding of her statements on “rhetorical flourishes” that fell flat? Are misunderstood? Are taken out of context, etc?


8 posted on 07/14/2009 7:41:50 AM PDT by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: ianschwartz

Obama’s pick for Supreme Court Justice, Sotomayor – a divisive voice and an embarrassment to the Supreme Court.

I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion [as a judge] than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.”

KEYWORD above is BETTER

If Justice Alito or Roberts said the statement above they would BE TOAST, PERIOD!


9 posted on 07/14/2009 7:43:01 AM PDT by TheDailyChange (Politics,Conservatism,Liberalism)
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To: ianschwartz
Jeff Sessions should be the one being recommended for the SC! He really did our state proud during his questioning of the nominee.
10 posted on 07/14/2009 7:48:00 AM PDT by mtnwmn (Liberalism leads to Socialism)
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To: ianschwartz

I’m not sure which of the two is more disturbing: her original “wise latina” statement, or this new revelation that she says things that she doesn’t mean.

A judge who sits on the Supreme Court Bench and makes rhetorical flourishes that she “clearly doesn’t mean” is a menace to Society: about the most dangerous thing in public office that is possible, except perhaps having a Communist in the Oval Office...

...and Bad Luck if you get both at once!


11 posted on 07/14/2009 7:48:18 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: ianschwartz

LOL ... wise pug nosed Latina humor I suppose.


12 posted on 07/14/2009 7:50:23 AM PDT by Tarpon (You abolish your responsibilities, you surrender your rights.)
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To: ianschwartz

Lying BS.

She said it numerous times...not just one rhetorical flourish!

I hope Sessions or Grassley jumps all over that!


13 posted on 07/14/2009 7:51:13 AM PDT by Adder (Proudly ignoring Zero since 1-20-09!)
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To: ianschwartz

“It was clearly not what I intended”...

Seven Times?


14 posted on 07/14/2009 7:52:10 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: ianschwartz
Give her time btwm the “Wise Latina” and her latest concerning the 2nd Amendment AND the upcoming CN Firefighters testimony there may be hope for a “meltdown” for her yet.
15 posted on 07/14/2009 7:53:25 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: raybbr

It’s the same as with Letterman in a way. It’s our fault we didn’t get the joke. You see, we rubes here are not sophisticated enough to grasp the meaning of those most enlightened ones like Sotomayor.


16 posted on 07/14/2009 7:56:17 AM PDT by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"-Gen.Sherman)
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To: ianschwartz

The litmus test for racism should be to reverse the race. If a white man had said that his experience made him a better judge than a latina woman - he would have been destroyed by the media. I’m tired of whites being treated differently. I want equality. I’m tired being called “you people” by Jesse Jackson. I’m tired of job discrimination against whites because of the color of our skin. I’m tired of being held to a higher standard for college applications.


17 posted on 07/14/2009 7:59:26 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: ianschwartz

Sotomayor has sex with ants.

Sorry I didn’t mean that. It was a “rhetorical flourish” that fell flat.


18 posted on 07/14/2009 8:01:06 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: ianschwartz
While explaining her "personal experiences" comment, Judge Sonia Sotomayor admitted it was a "rhetorical flourish" that fell flat.

Kinda like her judicial decisions, which tend to fall flat when reviewed by superior courts.

19 posted on 07/14/2009 8:01:20 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Carley

Ahh, the old “botched joke” defense.


20 posted on 07/14/2009 8:01:26 AM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
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To: ianschwartz
While explaining her "personal experiences" comment, Judge Sonia Sotomayor admitted it was a "rhetorical flourish" that fell flat.

Kinda like her judicial decisions, which tend to fall flat when reviewed by superior courts.

21 posted on 07/14/2009 8:01:39 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: ianschwartz

Up is down,wrong is right, liberal nazi day is night. Lies are truth, blind can see, liberal nazi slaves are free.


22 posted on 07/14/2009 8:03:42 AM PDT by gorilla_warrior (Metrosexual hairless RINOs for hopey-changey bipartisan-ness)
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To: agere_contra

If those ants aren’t caucasian you’re gonna hear from ACLU and Jesse and Rev. Al.


23 posted on 07/14/2009 8:08:31 AM PDT by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"-Gen.Sherman)
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To: ianschwartz

Of course I didn’t mean what I said! We on the radical left never do! At least not when it’s caught on tape!!


24 posted on 07/14/2009 8:11:30 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: wilco200
Ahh, the old “botched joke” defense.

It didn't work for Fuzzy Zoeller either.

25 posted on 07/14/2009 8:12:12 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: ianschwartz

BS, Sotomayer. You keep trying to tell that to yourself.

One thing I noticed about conservatives and liberals is that liberals usually believe someone’s interpretation of an event wheras conservatives are more likely to believe their lying eyes and ears.


26 posted on 07/14/2009 8:24:09 AM PDT by Sailor Moon
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To: ianschwartz
I don't understand all this brouhaha, seriesly. Of course a wise Latina can reach better conclusions than a white male (on average)! I'll be concerned if she says that a dumb Latina can do so.
27 posted on 07/14/2009 8:31:28 AM PDT by eclectic (Liberalism is a mental disorder)
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To: ianschwartz
Did the Supreme Court nominee have to provide a copy of her long form birth certificate and her undergraduate and law school records to the Senate?

That is, how else did the Senate know about her accomplishments in college and law school unless they looked at her college records?

28 posted on 07/14/2009 8:33:55 AM PDT by john mirse
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To: Sailor Moon
NITPICKING ALERT-- and I will surrender my "man card" if you like but-- I swear I hear Sotomayor pronounce "Supreme Court" as "Supreen Court" every time she says it.

Sorry. Can't help it. I have a fine tuned ear for accents and dialects.

29 posted on 07/14/2009 8:34:08 AM PDT by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"-Gen.Sherman)
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To: ianschwartz
The only thing that ever fell flat on Sotomayor was the ugly stick that fell flat across her face...

Seriously, I can't watch the confirmation hearing's on my HD-TV without getting nauseous.

30 posted on 07/14/2009 8:38:00 AM PDT by apillar
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To: ianschwartz

So, the woman gets a “do-over”.

When will George Allen get his chance for a do-over of his use of the macacca word?

Hmmm?


31 posted on 07/14/2009 8:39:15 AM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "P" in democrat stands for patriotism)
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To: ianschwartz

Then wqhy did she repeat herself so frequently?


32 posted on 07/14/2009 8:39:18 AM PDT by MortMan (Stubbing one's toes is a valid (if painful) way of locating furniture in the dark.)
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To: ianschwartz

Oh what BS. It’s exactly what she intended to say and she believes it, too. I’ve been listening to some of the confirmation hearings, and she’s not the brightest bulb in the box by any means.


33 posted on 07/14/2009 8:40:37 AM PDT by hsalaw
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To: ianschwartz
If so, why did she say it on numerous occasions?
34 posted on 07/14/2009 8:42:50 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Sarah Palin...Unleashing the Fury of the Castrated Left!")
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To: DieHard the Hunter

All these comments prove is that she will lie for power. Just what we need on the Supreme Court.


35 posted on 07/14/2009 8:43:35 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (I loathe the ground he slithers on!)
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To: apillar

Me either. Ugly’s on Sonia like stink on a goat.


36 posted on 07/14/2009 8:47:05 AM PDT by tumblindice
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To: tumblindice; Mr Rogers; kromike; Carley; Redleg Duke; hsalaw; MortMan; ianschwartz; Mr. Mojo
She could not be more "wise" and biased when it comes to judging "her kind." Read on.

By Ann Coulter HUMAN EVENTS---Vol. 53 Issue 39, p 11,
17 OCTOBER 1997
PROBABLE CAUSE FOR REJECTING JUDGE SOTOMAYOR (Sotomayor was then on the Clinton's fast track to the Appellate Court)

SOTOMAYOR'S ACTUAL WORDS FROM THE BENCH, SENTENCING ADMITTED DRUG DEALER Louis Gomez (a noncitizen), who pleaded guilty to dealing cocaine:

“[I]t is in some respects a great tragedy for our country that instead of permitting you to serve a lesser sentence and rejoin your family at an earlier time I am required by law to give you the statutory minimum. ... [W]e all understand that you were in part a victim of the economic necessities of our society, unfortunately there are laws that I must impose. “Louis Gomez, yours is the tragedy of our laws and the greatest one that I know. ... the one our congressmen never thought about and don’t think about. ... “It is no comfort to you for me to say that I am deeply, personally sorry about the sentence that I must impose, because the law requires me to do so. The only statement I can make is this is one more example of an abomination being committed before our sight. You do not deserve this, sir.”

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Nelson Castellanos was arrested in NYC outside his Harlem apartment, charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine. He was holding his keys and a white shopping bag containing about $10,000, mostly in $1 and $20 bills. That evening, pursuant to a warrant, DEA personnel searched his apartment and found over 1,200 grams of cocaine, six live rounds of ammunition, a .44 caliber revolver and incriminating notebooks. All this evidence was thrown out by District Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor on the grounds that the DEA agents had not provided the magistrate with probable cause to search Castellanos's apartment.

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Sotomayor served on the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund's board of directors from 1980-1992. The organization publicly defended members of a violent Puerto Rican terrorist group---the FALN.

QUESTION Did Soto have anything to do with Pres Clinton pardoning jailed members of the FALN----violent Puerto Rican terrorists who bombed US installations? Pardoned----so that then-Senate candidate Hillary could harvest the NY latino vote.

Is that what the WH is trying to hide by refusing to handover Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund's official records?

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ACT NOW Call 202-225-3121 (Congress switchboard). Every senator should get 10-15,000 calls from Americans. Even with Dems in control, that many calls could make a difference.

MESSAGE TO SENATORS: Americans are sending the word across the land: "Sotomayor's rulings shows she would make policy through the court. The US Constitution precludes judges from making policy and laws. It is understandable that Americans are apprehensive: Sotomayor and her crowd are colluding to exert raw power over the majority---to turn the US into a failed Third World satrap. These racialists do not understand a sophisticated superpower----a democracy governed by the rule of law, based on three co-equal branches of government." END MESSAGE Any Senator who votes to confirm Sotomayor risks his/her reelection chances.

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REFERENCE Sotomayor's secret files: What don't the Democrats want us to see?
Washington Times | Friday, July 10, 2009 | Editorial
FR Posted by JohnRLott

We wonder what Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor has to hide. Her confirmation hearing starts Monday, but the White House refuses to turn over boxes of documents for review about her past. Republican senators requested board meeting minutes of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, where Ms. Sotomayor served on the board of directors from 1980-1992.

White House Counsel Greg Craig contends that all documents deemed "responsive" already were sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Contrary to White House dodging, these board meetings may be important in evaluating Ms. Sotomayor's legal and policy reasoning because the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund was involved in a wide range of controversial legal cases.

For instance, the fund fought to abolish the death penalty. It pushed discrimination cases very similar to the New Haven firefighter case in which Ms. Sotomayor's quota reasoning was unanimously quashed by the Supreme Court. The organization publicly defended members of a violent Puerto Rican terrorist group The organization publicly defended members of a violent Puerto Rican terrorist group (the FALN, pardoned by Clinton to get then-candidate Hillary NY's latino vote)........ . . . . (Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com .....

37 posted on 07/14/2009 8:57:29 AM PDT by Liz (When people fear govt, we have tyranny; when govt fears the people, we have freedom.)
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To: ianschwartz; SumProVita; HardStarboard; BradyLS; Ernest_at_the_Beach; dervish; Twotone; ...
The list, ping

The "Steve Martin defense"?

38 posted on 07/14/2009 8:58:36 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: kromike

Latina Liar.


39 posted on 07/14/2009 9:22:11 AM PDT by twister881
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To: LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot
It’s the same as with Letterman in a way. It’s our fault we didn’t get the joke. You see, we rubes here are not sophisticated enough to grasp the meaning of those most enlightened ones like Sotomayor.

Yep, I bet she "gets" all of the cartoon in the "New Yorker" magazine, too.

40 posted on 07/14/2009 10:22:30 AM PDT by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

The thing that gets me about the wise-ass latina remark, is how in the world is she ever going to be able to work with the other justices if she’s already stated publicly that she is superior to them due to the color of her skin and living in a barrio?


41 posted on 07/14/2009 10:24:42 AM PDT by ichabod1 (I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet (GOP Poet))
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To: HIDEK6

Nor Jon Kerry, but somehow this communist in there now managed to bluster his way through all that.


42 posted on 07/14/2009 10:26:17 AM PDT by ichabod1 (I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet (GOP Poet))
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