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Sotomayor: 'I'm Very Optimistic About The Power of Minorities
Truth Revolt ^ | 3/11/2014 | staff

Posted on 03/11/2014 12:06:27 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan

On Monday, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor stated that she believed that women and minorities had to crash the halls of power in order to “change the dialogue in this country.” She said that “money” was the obstacle to women and minorities having a say in government, adding, “we’re going to have to work the political system at the highest level.”

Sotomayor was speaking at the University of Washington, pushing her book, My Beloved Life. A student questioned if she was optimistic about the future of the country. She stated, “I’m very optimistic about the power of minorities to change the dialogue in this country.”

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1 posted on 03/11/2014 12:06:28 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Wow...I can see how she would be a fair and impartial ajudicator and interpreter of the law.

[spit]


2 posted on 03/11/2014 12:08:12 PM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Lurking Libertarian; Perdogg; JDW11235; Clairity; Spacetrucker; Art in Idaho; GregNH; Salvation; ...

FReepmail me to subscribe to or unsubscribe from the SCOTUS ping list.

3 posted on 03/11/2014 12:08:42 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Women and minorities lack power in government?
Really?

Just tell me what groups are the main beneficiaries of government largess and at the expense of what other group??


4 posted on 03/11/2014 12:09:21 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Being “Optimistic about the Future of America” is vastly different that being

“Optimistic about the future of minorities in America”

VASTLY different, and unworthy of a Supreme Court Justice who is supposed to be there for ALL Americans.


5 posted on 03/11/2014 12:10:18 PM PDT by left that other site
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Women and minorities (the victim/entitlement crowd) have been dictating government policy for some time now.


6 posted on 03/11/2014 12:11:11 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Hoping she means to change it to be more in line with our founding and constitutional principles, ie, freedom and equal opportunity for all


7 posted on 03/11/2014 12:11:49 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Sotomayor: 'I'm Very Optimistic About The Power of Minorities

So am I.

So what?

8 posted on 03/11/2014 12:12:45 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Lurking Libertarian; Perdogg; JDW11235; Clairity; Spacetrucker; Art in Idaho; GregNH; Salvation; ...

I inadvertently left out the best part. Sotomayor also characterized the Supreme Court as “the most moral institution” in government.


9 posted on 03/11/2014 12:13:03 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
She talks of "changing the dialogue" but telegraphs what she is really referring to when she references money.

More government cheese for women and minorities is the goal here.

10 posted on 03/11/2014 12:13:12 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Jim Robinson

Apparently so. See #8. (*rolls eyes*)


11 posted on 03/11/2014 12:14:22 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Someone tell Lindsey Graham and John McCain they voted for a RACIST to be on the Supreme Court....

Roger B Taney in DRAG, baby!


12 posted on 03/11/2014 12:15:06 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: BuckeyeTexan
this is SO staggerinly STUPID that its even depressed the great leader ...


13 posted on 03/11/2014 12:15:14 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: circlecity
Total Population - (Women + Minorities) = White boys.

Not a smidgen of racism.

14 posted on 03/11/2014 12:15:35 PM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Historians will refer to this administration as "The Half-Black Plague.")
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To: Jim Robinson

Whoops. I meant #9.


15 posted on 03/11/2014 12:15:38 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Problem is......each minority has their own specific agenda and “right”. Therefore, the majority is always in the position of changing the rules for each little chirping group with ridiculously selfish needs. There is nothing left for the majority.


16 posted on 03/11/2014 12:16:04 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: BuckeyeTexan

This is not “good behavior” She should be removed from Supreme Court.


17 posted on 03/11/2014 12:17:34 PM PDT by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

What an idiot.


18 posted on 03/11/2014 12:19:37 PM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
What the hell is she talking about?

From the other day: "70% Of U.S. Spending Is Writing Checks To Individuals". A good portion of those checks to "minorities".

Buried deep in a section of President Obama's budget, released this week, is an eye-opening fact: This year, 70% of all the money the federal government spends will be in the form of direct payments to individuals, an all-time high.

In effect, the government has become primarily a massive money-transfer machine, taking $2.6 trillion from some and handing it back out to others. These government transfers now account for 15% of GDP, another all-time high. In 1991, direct payments accounted for less than half the budget and 10% of GDP."

19 posted on 03/11/2014 12:20:42 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Women and minorities are a ‘favored class’ in government, lending, education, employment, etc... and have been for decades!


20 posted on 03/11/2014 12:21:46 PM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
“I’m very optimistic about the power of minorities to change the dialogue in this country.”


21 posted on 03/11/2014 12:26:50 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: BuckeyeTexan; LALALAW; All

If faith in the Law
Is seen as a flaw,
Then write to Regulate,
And bypass the Law!


22 posted on 03/11/2014 12:33:07 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Depending on what criteria you use, and what statistics you read, ‘whites’, ‘blacks’, and asians are pretty close as a percentage of world population. So I'm really not sure what a minority is anymore. Further, I don't think we should define people this way. I thought that was the goal.
23 posted on 03/11/2014 12:34:15 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: BuckeyeTexan

my question is this : When the people of color have finally ascended into the majority status , will they care at all for the rights and concerns of the white minority ?


24 posted on 03/11/2014 12:34:34 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Why do you hate us so much, you privileged female of color?


25 posted on 03/11/2014 12:34:35 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Non-whites will become majority, but they will be in three pretty distinct groups: Asian, Hispanic, and black.

So they probably will have divergent views on how to screw us.


26 posted on 03/11/2014 12:37:17 PM PDT by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

i would prefer she was Soto Voce.


27 posted on 03/11/2014 12:38:43 PM PDT by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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To: nascarnation

the wrong side won in 1865


28 posted on 03/11/2014 12:38:56 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: BuckeyeTexan


29 posted on 03/11/2014 12:39:50 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Blacks make up 12% of the population, but 22% of the Federal workforce.

Who’s empowering who ?


30 posted on 03/11/2014 12:39:53 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: MrB
Women and minorities lack power in government? Really?

Just tell me what groups are the main beneficiaries of government largess and at the expense of what other group??

Let's see, we have a half black president, a LaRaza female justice, an attorney general who refuses to investigate voter intimidation complaints against "His People". Yeah , I'd say some groups lack a voice in this government. Not sure it's women & minorities though.

31 posted on 03/11/2014 12:42:05 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: BuckeyeTexan
She looks like she is built to crash anything.

Just what kind of “minorities” is she speaking about???

Scots-Irish, Welsh, Swedes, Sicilians, Serbs, Swiss????

America ALWAYS was a nation of “minorities”, but until RECENTLY, these “minorities” always considered themselves AMERICANS first.

Or she talking RACE??? If she IS, that's RACIST, isn't it????

I really can't stand that left-wing, under qualified canting witch. “Wise Latina” my butt.

ANYTHING, EVERYTHING, and ANYONE connected with that racist, anti-American, anti-Christian imposter in the White House is as much a fraud as he is.

I hope Americans can take their country back someday and expel racists like Obama and Soto Mayor from their positions of power.

32 posted on 03/11/2014 12:42:59 PM PDT by ZULU (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Well of course she's optimistic. When the 113th Congress took office, the Democrat Caucus, for the first time in history, did not have a white-male majority.
33 posted on 03/11/2014 12:44:07 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Replace “change” with “control” in that last sentance about “the dialogue” and you’d have her true feelings on the matter.


34 posted on 03/11/2014 12:51:12 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: BuckeyeTexan
Minoritahs should be awarded 40 acres and a white slave!

REPARATIONS!

35 posted on 03/11/2014 12:58:36 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: YankeeReb

Not to mention the “disparate impact” proportionality of government employees. Obviously, since there is “disparate impact” in government employment, racism is involved.


36 posted on 03/11/2014 12:59:16 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

There is power in being minority?


37 posted on 03/11/2014 1:00:31 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: LeoWindhorse
will they care at all for the rights and concerns of the white minority ?

Of course not. It'll be payback time. In places where whites are already the minority, such as the county where I live, I assure you, nobody cares about the rights or concerns of whites.

38 posted on 03/11/2014 1:02:16 PM PDT by Nea Wood (When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment seems like discrimination.-Sowell)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

And I am very pessimistic about the future of SC as an institution designed by the Constitution.

/so are we (Sotomayor and my very self) even? Who’s keeping score?


39 posted on 03/11/2014 1:42:45 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

What a disgrace for someone in a robe to say this.
This country stopped being serious when it elected Clinton in 1993.

That was the beginning of the end for America. imho


40 posted on 03/11/2014 1:45:38 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (luke 6:38)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Effe the potted plant crooked lawyer with a black robe.


41 posted on 03/11/2014 2:18:17 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

“Optimistic about the future of minorities in America”

Translation: “Let’s make America look like the Balkans!”


42 posted on 03/11/2014 2:18:18 PM PDT by Clioman
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And who are among the majority?


43 posted on 03/11/2014 2:21:42 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Finalapproach29er

Election of clinton was the beginning of the end for america. I agree.


44 posted on 03/11/2014 2:39:08 PM PDT by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: circlecity

YEP....”women and minorities” generally are the reason this country is in such awful shape (and I say that as a woman)


45 posted on 03/11/2014 2:50:49 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

A student questioned if she was optimistic about the future of the country. She stated, “I’m very optimistic about the power of minorities to change the dialogue in this country.”

So she did not answer the question.
I am not optimistic about the future. We have far to many takers and fakers and not enough makers.


46 posted on 03/11/2014 2:51:41 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to sign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

What a weird way to answer that question!!!


47 posted on 03/11/2014 2:52:53 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Thanks Buckeye.


48 posted on 03/11/2014 3:22:44 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

>> “we’re going to have to work the political system at the highest level.”

Is that what the wise latino woman is doing, working the system? She never should have been a judge nevermind on the Supreme Court.


49 posted on 03/11/2014 3:24:56 PM PDT by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

It tells you that she views things through the lens of an agenda.


50 posted on 03/11/2014 3:26:33 PM PDT by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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