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Justice Sonia Sotomayor's Shocking Ignorance
American Thinker ^ | March 31, 2012 | Jason Lee, M.D.

Posted on 03/31/2012 10:49:09 AM PDT by jazusamo

The liberal Supreme Court justices have demonstrated profound and shocking ignorance of the American health care system. Here's one of the most jarring examples:

"What percentage of the American people who took their son or daughter to an emergency room and that child was turned away because the parent didn't have insurance," asked Sotomayor, "... do you think there's a large percentage of the American population that would stand for the death of that child -- (who) had an allergic reaction and a simple shot would have saved the child?"

I have a precise answer for Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

The percentage of American people who took their son or daughter to an emergency room and were turned away because the parent didn't have insurance is exactly zero.

No person, whether American or not, is ever turned away from an emergency room for lack of health insurance. Ever.

This simply does not happen.

Here's why:

1. It's illegal.

~snip~

It's disheartening to note that Justice Sonia Sotomayor, as profoundly ignorant as she is, will be making a monumental decision about a 2,700 page health care law. Justice Sotomayor needs to have a talk with her brother.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: americanhaters; appallingignorance; ayers; crt; emergencyroom; emergencytreatment; enemywithin; obamacare; scotus; scotusocareanalysis; sotomayor
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1 posted on 03/31/2012 10:49:25 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

If she is a Wise Latina, I’d hate to see a stupid one.

Just wait for Obama’s next appointment, I guess. Or Mitt’s.


2 posted on 03/31/2012 10:52:18 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: jazusamo
Truly a wise latina....
3 posted on 03/31/2012 10:52:18 AM PDT by I am bigjohn
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To: jazusamo

But...but...but the state run “media” said she was a wiseass latina that was smarter than a bunch of old white men.


4 posted on 03/31/2012 10:54:06 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time to WEAN the government off of our money.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Just illustrating once again that people that are in the Media should have to submit to the same standards that I do to own a firearm.


5 posted on 03/31/2012 10:57:33 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Well, the “poseur” known as the POTUS, nominated a featherweight to the SCOTUS in order to secure the latina vote in America. One affirmative action moron recognizes another one and put the Peter Principle into full gear. God help us if this idiot is reelected. Really, God help us.


6 posted on 03/31/2012 10:58:29 AM PDT by john drake (Roman military maxim; "oderint dum metuant," i.e., "let them hate, as long as they fear.")
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To: Cicero; I am bigjohn; FlingWingFlyer

This is a direct reflection on the turkey that nominated her.


7 posted on 03/31/2012 10:58:37 AM PDT by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Cicero

” If she is a Wise Latina “

This statement alone should have disqualified her for SCOTUS...

How the hell did this woman get through law school?

No hospital can turn down a patient in dire need of care.


8 posted on 03/31/2012 11:01:49 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Cicero
If she is a Wise Latina, I’d hate to see a stupid one.

LOL. You have to wonder if the stupid one could find her butt with both hands.

9 posted on 03/31/2012 11:03:43 AM PDT by Stentor ("All cults of personality start out as high drama and end up as low comedy.")
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To: john drake

Sotomayor and Kagen need to go before SCOTUS loses any credibility that it has left. It was a dumb idea to replace justices with a couple of commie lib activists with “compelling life stories”. Dumb! Really dumb.


10 posted on 03/31/2012 11:03:53 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time to WEAN the government off of our money.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
How the hell did this woman get through law school?

Because the faculty at all law schools are just as stupid and out of touch about American reality as she is.

11 posted on 03/31/2012 11:04:12 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: jazusamo
This is primarily because physicians, even conservative ones, are as compassionate as liberal Supreme Court justices

Nonsense...we all know that all oil company employees and health insurance workers and all physicians are evil (oh, and financial people too).

It's only liberals, lawyers and judges who are compassionate.

12 posted on 03/31/2012 11:08:13 AM PDT by what's up
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To: stephenjohnbanker
No hospital can turn down a patient in dire need of care.

No hospital can turn down a patient with a case of the sniffles.

13 posted on 03/31/2012 11:09:24 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: jazusamo

What’s “shocking” about it?

The Wise Latina was incompetent from the get-go


14 posted on 03/31/2012 11:09:31 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Hey "Unifier" and MSM: Demand Spike Lee apologize. OK check. Next?)
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To: jazusamo

Truth has little to do with “The Narrative “.


15 posted on 03/31/2012 11:09:50 AM PDT by PogySailor (Obama is a SCOAMF)
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To: jazusamo

Wise, but ignorant.


16 posted on 03/31/2012 11:11:14 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1166 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: jazusamo
Did the Lawyer being asked the question correct her?
17 posted on 03/31/2012 11:11:27 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (A day without Obama is like a day without a Tsunami.)
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To: what's up

There’s no doubt liberals, lawyers and judges would have us think that, especially liberals which encompass the majority of the latter two.


18 posted on 03/31/2012 11:12:25 AM PDT by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: null and void

Judging from the crowds at my local ER she must be the only Latina in the entire country who doesn’t know this.


19 posted on 03/31/2012 11:13:58 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1166 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: Cicero
She is not wise, she's otherwise. La Stupida.
20 posted on 03/31/2012 11:14:13 AM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: I am bigjohn

This kind of story is really shocking.

This Supreme Court justice does not even know that emergency rooms must treat all who come in, regardless of insurance or ability to pay? Yet she is ruling on a far reaching healthcare law.

There should be some minimal knowledge of the subject at hand for judges to rule on a case. I don’t expect that judges will know all the ins and outs of healthcare, but to come from a false premise as she does, that people are turned away from the emergency room, and that is one reason we need Obamacare, is a case of shocking ignorance on her part.


21 posted on 03/31/2012 11:23:29 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: jazusamo
Interestingly enough, señora Sotomayor is an unfortunate indicator of the difference between an ordinary intelligence, garden-variety latina, and a wise latina.

Apparently, your base-level latina is too stupid to walk and breathe at the same time. This is made clear by the fact that a "wise latina" doesn't have the brains God gave a gerbil. How a mejor burracha tonto is allowed to sit on the highest Bench in the land is appalling. Affirmative Action at its absolute worst and most destructive. The unintended consequence of giving un-earned handouts to the smelly people.

The best we can hope for is an aneurysm erputing in that vapid rental space between her ears. What a completely agenda-driven, brain-dead imbecile.

La Raza seems to come from the shallow end of the gene pool. Heaven help us.

;-\

22 posted on 03/31/2012 11:26:52 AM PDT by Gargantua ("Ich bein eine Breitbart")
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To: C. Edmund Wright

” Because the faculty at all law schools are just as stupid and out of touch about American reality as she is.”

No doubt.

Fluke got into Georgetown with a degree in?....er..uh

HUH?


23 posted on 03/31/2012 11:27:47 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Cicero

My thought when I read this article. I was looking for the place to give you a “thumbs up” and remembered I was on FR.


24 posted on 03/31/2012 11:29:06 AM PDT by BipolarBob (If I had a son who jacked jewelry and dealt drugs, he would've looked like Trayvon.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Sotomayor and Kagen need to go before SCOTUS loses any credibility that it has left. It was a dumb idea to replace justices with a couple of commie lib activists with “compelling life stories”.

When the nation becomes aware that Obama was not a natural born citizen, those two can be removed because their appointer was not eligible to make the appointment. The only way that cat is let fully out of the bag is if the GOP elite are forced into a scenario where they can not win the election without fracturing the democrat vote. The democrats are already very weak in the next election, so the GOP elite have not had to pull that trigger. But ... if we continue to weaken Romney, their chosen candidate, to the point they recognize that he will (and I believe he will) lose an election to Obama just like McCain did, they will let that cat fully out of the bag to save him. That's my bet. They've invested too much money in that loser to just start over. They'd rather break the other side. And that is the only plan the GOP elite has that interests me one bit.


25 posted on 03/31/2012 11:29:35 AM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: jazusamo

What bulls***-she’s not a “wise Latina”-she’s a WITLESS Latina...


27 posted on 03/31/2012 11:30:47 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: jazusamo

28 posted on 03/31/2012 11:33:29 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (If Obama was any more thin skinned, he'd have a receptacle end: Dennis Miller)
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To: jazusamo

LOL...I’ve been in that exact situation. My father had lost his job and I had an anaphylactic reaction to a nut back when I was 14. The ER knew exactly what was going on when I got there, and they didn’t even have us fill out paperwork, they just wheeled me straight to the nearest fully-equipped room.

No doctor or nurse cares about insurance in those situations. All they see is someone who is going to die if they do not do something right away. Insurance and bills come in later.


29 posted on 03/31/2012 11:33:53 AM PDT by RecoveringPaulisto
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To: jazusamo

When the libs are putting judges on the bench it’s for a vote and has nothing to do with can they do the job. Sad isn’t it? We need to lose these people.


30 posted on 03/31/2012 11:34:22 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: jazusamo
No person, whether American or not, is ever turned away from an emergency room for lack of health insurance. Ever.

And that principal, that we all are responsible for everyone's healthcare, has led to the situation we are in now. I'm not arguing against it, but I wish someone could figure out how to avoid the ultimate consequence which we are all too close to arriving at, i.e.: if the "government" is responsible for us then it has the right to tell us how to live our lives down to the finest details.

31 posted on 03/31/2012 11:37:22 AM PDT by FairWitness (Everything is easy, once you've done it once)
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To: jazusamo
Her ignorance is a feature to the left.

Since there is a perfect vacuum between her ears, the left can rely on her taking direct marching orders from their top intelligentsia/masterminds. Besides, she can funnel innermost SCOTUS secrets back to the left, as they unfold so that they need not wait for example, till the end of June. When your basic premise is to destroy the constitution and declaration and founding principles of the republic, it furthers your goals by having dolts in positions of power.

32 posted on 03/31/2012 11:38:49 AM PDT by C210N (Mitt "Severe Etch-a-Sketch" mcRominate-me)
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To: jazusamo

What I find is breathtaking ignorance is how the people of the left keep invoking “the welfare of the children”, but have no problem supporting the termination of the lives of children in the abortuaries in poor neighborhoods all over the country.

The left has a hard time convincing people that they really care when they do not care about the right to life.

If life is not valued from conception, don’t make an attempt to convince me you really care about people who happened to escape the death culture of the left.

The people on the left merely use people and situations to achieve their goals of tyranny.


33 posted on 03/31/2012 11:39:04 AM PDT by dforest
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To: RecoveringPaulisto

LOL...I’ve been in that exact situation. My father had lost his job and I had an anaphylactic reaction to a nut back when I was 14. The ER knew exactly what was going on when I got there, and they didn’t even have us fill out paperwork, they just wheeled me straight to the nearest fully-equipped room.

Ditto for me when I was 21. One almond.


34 posted on 03/31/2012 11:39:42 AM PDT by RacerX1128 (Cornered in CA)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
No hospital can turn down a patient in dire need of care.

Exactly. And that is why a lot of hospitals, especially in the southwest, have shut down. They may have to treat people but good luck collecting the money (treatment isn't free just because it's required by law).

35 posted on 03/31/2012 11:43:36 AM PDT by NEPA (Give me liberty, not debt)
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To: FairWitness
but I wish someone could figure out how to avoid the ultimate consequence[s]...

For the question at hand at least, I'd like to see more than just forcing hospital ERs to hold and deal with holding the bag. They could be and should be empowered as auto loan companies are to go after ER abusers finances, paychecks, garnishing abilities, "repo" men/woman, access to estates, etc....

I'm clearly not saying ERs should turn people away, but there must be recourse to them to get some remunerations for their services beyond just sticking it to everybody EXCEPT the abuser.

36 posted on 03/31/2012 11:43:42 AM PDT by C210N (Mitt "Severe Etch-a-Sketch" mcRominate-me)
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To: jazusamo
Yes it's shocking to realize how uninformed this unqualified Supreme Court Justice is - but hardly unexpected. Sotomayor is on the Court as a political marker for the left and nothing more. She'll rule the mandate 'constitutional' even if James Madison were to come back from the grave to tell her it isn't. Judgement has nothing to do with it. Political ideology is everything to the leftists among us.

What I find scary is that this clueless woman and eight other people in black robes looking solemn and important for the cameras will, with this ruling, help determine the future for America regarding citizens relationship with their government. In reality, just one will, Justice Kennedy, which is even worse. Of course, they may find the law unconstitutional, but we cannot count on that. This is the consequence of electing a left-wing, America-hating radical extremist that was never really examined by the media and was basically handed the presidency by his ostensible 'opponent' (John McCain) and the RNC. Now, the whirlwind.

America is going the way of Europe and by the time people finally wake up, it'll be far too late. This case will propel the decline of American freedom and the prosperity that freedom has wrought. Sadder still, its taken less than a century to accomplish this.

37 posted on 03/31/2012 11:44:15 AM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: freekitty

It is definitely sad. The federal bench is rife with lib appointed judges and more sad is they’ll always be there.

Stephen Reinhardt is probably the most liberal judge in the 9th Circus (most overturned by SCOTUS) and that’s saying something, he was appointed by Jimmah Carter in 1980.


38 posted on 03/31/2012 11:45:24 AM PDT by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Gargantua

Excuse me but-I’m an American of hispanic ancestry (wouldn’t a “Latina” be a Roman woman?) who thinks Sotomayor is a total dumbass. And no one in my family or of my acquaintance is “too stupid to walk”, whether male or female. We are all a good deal smarter than a gerbil-that is a liberal fallacy, as is the idea that we all like affirmative action-my college education was obtained quite nicely without any such thing. Please do not generalize people by ethnic groups-there is enough stupidity in all of them to go around...


39 posted on 03/31/2012 11:46:49 AM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: so_real
Interesting theory. Too bad it utterly depends on a fact not in evidence, that the republicans want to win the election.
40 posted on 03/31/2012 11:47:35 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1166 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: jazusamo

Oh please! If dying children were being turned away from emergency rooms that is all we would hear about 24 to 7. The MSM would screech so loud they would send the rest of us to the emergency room with busted eardrums.


41 posted on 03/31/2012 11:52:33 AM PDT by formosa (Formosa)
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To: Texan5; Gargantua

Perfect response to a post I was sorely tempted to mash “Report Abuse” on...


42 posted on 03/31/2012 11:52:33 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1166 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: jazusamo
During oral argunment, Sotomayor also incorrectly referred to McCulloch v. Maryland as a commerce clause case. It is not. McCulloch is the second case that every law student learns in Constitutional Law in their first year of law school, right after Marburry v. Madison. She must have been absent that day.
43 posted on 03/31/2012 12:00:01 PM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: stephenjohnbanker
How the hell did this woman get through law school?

Like 0b0z0, the great "Constitutional Professor" of all time!

Negative-IQ'd 0b0z0 has to hire dumb and dumber people. The only required qualification is diverse communists.

44 posted on 03/31/2012 12:03:53 PM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: Labyrinthos

It sounds as if she were absent a lot of days. Can you imagine what the other Justices on the court must think of her, even the liberals?


45 posted on 03/31/2012 12:05:22 PM PDT by jazusamo (Character assassination is just another form of voter fraud: Thomas Sowell)
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To: null and void

True. It is possible the republicans don't really want to win. Though it is an incredible investment -- to dump the millions into Romney they have after he came up a third place loser to McCain, ultimately a loser himself -- with the expectation of a loss.


46 posted on 03/31/2012 12:06:52 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Jim Scott
America is going the way of Europe and by the time people finally wake up, it'll be far too late.

This has already happened. We are just playing it out. The election of this American hating muzzie sealed the fate of this nation.

47 posted on 03/31/2012 12:10:53 PM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: jazusamo; All
With due respect to Dr. Lee, the Justice's ignorance of health care is not nearly as dangerous to liberty as her lack of knowledge of the Constitution's limits on the role of government--Legislative, Executive, and Judiciary.

Is there not film of her Duke conference remark that the "court of appeals is where policy is made," and then adding, "I know I shouldn't have said that, but . . . ."?

If the Justices get "into the weeds" of the so-called "Affordable Health Care" legislation by such suppositions, ignorant or informed, then they are not adhering to their constitutional assignment as interpreters of the principles of the Constitution.

The Framers of America's Constitution would understand that such an act is not, and never was, about health care. It is about accumulations of power in the hands of arbitrary "rulers," including elected officials, bureaucrats and others whose role is to exert coercive power over the citizens.

Today's Justices should have understood that when the Trojan Horse called "health care reform" and various other appealing titles was introduced.

They are citizens, as well as Justices, and if they want future generations to honor them as advocates for liberty, their opinions must not insult the lofty aims of the Constitution's Preamble.

Hopefully, they will value the opinions of future generations more than accolades from a faction of so-called "progressives" who wish to separate America from its foundations in the enduring ideas of liberty, "changing" it back into Old World ideas from which it came.

48 posted on 03/31/2012 12:10:58 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: melancholy

Obama hiring rules:

1) hard core leftist

2) least competent for job


49 posted on 03/31/2012 12:12:10 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: jazusamo
Michelle Obama speech , 2011 Obama re-election fund raiser:

..“We stand at a fundamental crossroads for our country. You’re here because you know that in just 13 months, we’re going to make a choice that will impact our lives for decades to come … let’s not forget what it meant when my husband appointed those two brilliant Supreme Court justices … let’s not forget the impact that their decisions will have on our lives for decades to come.”

link

50 posted on 03/31/2012 12:15:04 PM PDT by opentalk
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