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Why you should oppose Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court
Pajamas Media ^ | May 26 | Roger Kimball

Posted on 05/26/2009 8:21:57 AM PDT by AJKauf

Brace yourself. Take a Dramamine. You’ll be hearing about Appeals Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor ad nauseam in the coming weeks. Did I say “Sonia Sotomayor”? I meant, of course, “Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic nominee to the Supreme Court.” It will be a constantly recurring epithet, like “swift-footed Achilles,” “gray-eyed Athena,” or (perhaps more to the point) “honest Iago.”

That Obama would nominate a female to succeed David Souter, who retires next month, was the unanimous opinion in scribe-osphere. And of course a minority female would be particular attractive to our politically correct president, even if this particular female minority was not the brightest bulb on the billboard. The air hadn’t stopped vibrating with the news that Justice Souter was taking his quill pen and heading back to New Hampshire before Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic nominee to the Supreme Court, emerged as a front-runner on the SCOTUS racing form. Comments there noted her qualifications — correct complement of chromosomes and suitable ethnic identity, above all, but also the requisite armory of left-liberal opinions without which no candidate for the Court under Obama need apply...

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1 posted on 05/26/2009 8:21:58 AM PDT by AJKauf
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To: AJKauf

George H. W. Bush appointed her to a Federal Judgeship, so she must be pretty good. ;)


2 posted on 05/26/2009 8:25:28 AM PDT by Riodacat (Legum servi sumus ut liberi esse possimus.)
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To: AJKauf
“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life, said Judge Sotomayor, who is now considered to be near the top of President Obama’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees. Lets bash the white man again..like Robert Reisch, saying he did not want construction jobs going to white males...but she cannot be any worse than Souter, who was also appointed by President GHW Bush
3 posted on 05/26/2009 8:25:35 AM PDT by JoanneSD (illegals represented without taxation.. Americans taxed without representation)
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To: AJKauf
Why you should oppose Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court

She was nominated by Obama. That's probably all the reason I need, although she provides so many more.
4 posted on 05/26/2009 8:25:58 AM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Riodacat

Now THAT’S good sarcasm!


5 posted on 05/26/2009 8:27:07 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: AJKauf

I called both my senators and asked them to oppose her nomination because she is a racist and a sexist and has made public remarks proving both.

If we all call our senators they will have to put some heat on her and perhaps someone will look into her background to see if she hires illegal white guys to do her yardwork.

Then there’s always the question of whether a Latina woman has to file income taxes like those pesky white men.


6 posted on 05/26/2009 8:27:27 AM PDT by IceAge
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To: GonzoGOP

She was nominated by Obama. That’s probably all the reason I need, although she provides so many more.

that is my felings exactly.


7 posted on 05/26/2009 8:28:42 AM PDT by genghis
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To: AJKauf

Okay, so Obama has nominated a liberal Hispanic woman to replace David Souter on the Supreme court.

Souter is not Hispanic. Other than that, what’s the difference between them?


8 posted on 05/26/2009 8:29:04 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: AJKauf

She’s portrayed by some as being a darling of the left-wing extremists.. a feeely weeepy kind of Judge who lets her emotions override the law and intent.. or so I’m hearing.

Expect the MSM to weep along with her as they report her nomination’s progress thru the process.


9 posted on 05/26/2009 8:30:30 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: IceAge

It won’t do any good for me. BOTH Senators from my home state (Virgnia), are sychophantic, spineless, simpering lap-dogs for the Obamessiah.


10 posted on 05/26/2009 8:31:22 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: AJKauf

I can’t imagine Obama nominating anybody at all to the USSC who would be friendly to liberty and the US’s best interests.


11 posted on 05/26/2009 8:31:25 AM PDT by Allegra ( Never argue with an idiot. They bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.)
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To: AJKauf



Two words: "Miguel Estrada".



12 posted on 05/26/2009 8:33:04 AM PDT by The_Macallan
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To: WayneS

Nonsense, try NY and NJ. There’s no hope here.

In VA didn’t Webb go on record saying stop the Gitmo nonsense and keep it?


13 posted on 05/26/2009 8:33:24 AM PDT by romanesq
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To: WayneS

Try it, at least it will make you feel better.

You never know what might trigger that fear factor of not being re-elected and make them at least ask a couple of questions of her.
If everyone on that comm. asks a few pertinent questions, who knows what will come out????

This woman is flawed and that point needs to come out.


14 posted on 05/26/2009 8:36:41 AM PDT by IceAge
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To: AJKauf

Both an incompetent and a racist; that’s a twofer for Obama as he seeks actively to destroy the nation.

In addition, she’ll fall right into lockstep with the new, more strident and activist, Marxist line now coming out of Washington.


15 posted on 05/26/2009 8:40:01 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (here)
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To: romanesq

No. He said close it, but have a plan.


16 posted on 05/26/2009 8:40:16 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: AJKauf

Ms. Kelly is great, isn’t she?


17 posted on 05/26/2009 8:41:05 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: AJKauf

She’s a racist and a sexist, but since she is “PC” she can get away with it.

As a white man, I demand the same rights as a black, lesbian, handicapped person. If nothing else, I could joke like that and no one would say anything. :(


18 posted on 05/26/2009 8:41:42 AM PDT by Tzimisce (http://groups.myspace.com/nailthemessiah)
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To: Riodacat

Isn’t he the same person who selected souter?


19 posted on 05/26/2009 8:41:45 AM PDT by DWC (what do kids know about)
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To: IceAge

I’ve been trying since the radically ant-gun Eric Holder’s confirmation. It is pointless.

Now that a lib-tard with a “D” next to his name is in office they both “feel strongly that the president should be able to nominate those whom HE wants for federal positions without interference from the Senate”.

I’m sure they will reassess those “feelings” if/when the next lib-tard with an “R” after his name gets elected president.


20 posted on 05/26/2009 8:43:53 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: WayneS

“No. He said close it, but have a plan.”

Well if there’s no workable plan (politically) then he isn’t supporting closing it.
He’s not the leader of the Gitmo rebellion unit.

Not the rubber stamp like NY/NJ senators.


21 posted on 05/26/2009 8:46:00 AM PDT by romanesq
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To: AJKauf

Can we just now assume she met the first qualification of an Obama nominee?

Being a tax cheat that is..


22 posted on 05/26/2009 8:47:56 AM PDT by IamConservative (I'll keep my money. You keep the change.)
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To: IceAge

PS - And the only reason Senator Porno said THAT was that he KNEW 90% of the Senate was going to oppose Obama on funding the closure of Gitmo. If the vote had appeared even remotely close on that issue, I am sure Mr. Jim “Born Toadying” Webb would have been back in Obama’s lap in a “New York minute”.


23 posted on 05/26/2009 8:49:01 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: DWC

Yep, in 1990...


24 posted on 05/26/2009 8:50:09 AM PDT by Riodacat (Legum servi sumus ut liberi esse possimus.)
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To: AJKauf

Of course she should opposed. She isn’t going to be stopped, nonetheless.

My main problem with her is that she’s too young. We’re not going to get anybody to her right nominated by Obama.

I do see one plus, however. If she isn’t that smart, and hires pals for her support team, her decisions may be so poorly reasoned that they can be more easily overturned if we should ever see brighter days.


25 posted on 05/26/2009 8:51:30 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (we also have the duty to avoid prostituting our Catholic identity by appeals to phony dialogue)
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To: AJKauf
Her votes as a justice will be so predictable in most cases.

But of one thing we can be absolutely sure.....that the Usurper vetted her in private chats and the full court accepting a case concerning his presidential legitimacy will never see the light of day.

Leni

26 posted on 05/26/2009 8:54:57 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: AJKauf

She isn’t the first Hispanic — Justice Benjamen Cardozo was the first — not that anyone cares or would know since we don’t accurately portray history in this country. He was Portuguese and served on the bench from 1932 to 1938. Go figure. Another revisionist round of atta’ boys for the first black president. He and the rest of the liberals are gonna’ give themselves a dislocated shoulder ignoring the facts and patting themselves on the back.


27 posted on 05/26/2009 8:55:15 AM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: AJKauf

And, she’s quite a looker, too boot !!!


28 posted on 05/26/2009 8:56:30 AM PDT by MS_Steve
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To: AJKauf
With her on the Supreme Court - nothing much will change, except that she is younger than Souter & so will have an effect on the court for a very long time.

The next ones he picks will definely turn the court more to the left. She can't be any worse than Souter!

29 posted on 05/26/2009 8:58:34 AM PDT by LADY J
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To: NormsRevenge

Actually she was not considered the favorite of the left and did make the following comment with respect to the constitution.:
At her Senate confirmation hearing more than a decade ago, she said, “I don’t believe we should bend the Constitution under any circumstance. It says what it says. We should do honor to it.”


30 posted on 05/26/2009 9:23:31 AM PDT by WilliamPatrick
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To: MS_Steve
And, she’s quite a looker, too boot !!!

If you did NOT forget the < /sarcasm> tag, may I suggest you visit your nearest vision correction center.


31 posted on 05/26/2009 9:36:08 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (It took almost 250 years to make the USA great and 30 days for "The Failure" BO to tear it down.)
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To: JoanneSD
...but she cannot be any worse than Souter, who was also appointed by President GHW Bush

If not for us we could have had Harriet Meires on the court. The (R)s will not fight. The corrupt "Two-Party Cartel" got another leftist to go along with a SC that won't even take on the legitimacy of Urkel. Yea, the elites are happy today.

32 posted on 05/26/2009 9:48:50 AM PDT by newfrpr04
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To: WilliamPatrick

“I don’t believe we should bend the Constitution under any circumstance. It says what it says. We should do honor to it.”

-

She lied. ;-)


33 posted on 05/26/2009 9:49:07 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: JoanneSD

“Latina woman” as opposed to what — a Latina man?
Latina means woman.


34 posted on 05/26/2009 9:55:06 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: AJKauf

I await the input of Soto’s cousin Rosa — the lady who worked for Caroline Kennedy. http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2008/12/senora-kennedy-is-make-very-good-senator.html


35 posted on 05/26/2009 9:59:37 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (It's all resistance...and it's all good.)
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To: AJKauf

OK another moronic decision from Obama. But what did you expect from the guy? We get another third rate rack appointed to government “policy making” post and she could be in their for life. We have reaped what we soed. Now I wonder if all the Romney hater like what they get with this SCOTUS pick. And we could get others. Yes Romney (or any other Republican) might have lost as well but he had a much better chance against Obama.

Do you really think Romney would have appointed a choice this awful? This woman is the worst of the worst. I don’t’ know if Republicans can do much about this.

Pound on the people you know who appointed Obama. Let them know how stupid and foolish their decision was. This is terrible news and we are going to get more terrible news from the California State Supreme Court in about 5 minutes


36 posted on 05/26/2009 9:59:54 AM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: Dr. Sivana
My main problem with her is that she’s too young.

She's pushing 60. How is that possibly too young?

I do see one plus, however. If she isn’t that smart...

Well cross that plus off your list, because she is *very* smart.

37 posted on 05/26/2009 10:06:57 AM PDT by Sandy
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To: Sandy
She's pushing 60. How is that possibly too young?

She's 54, not pushing 60. In terms of Supreme Court justices, it's not Roberts or Thomas young, but it is young. Ginsburg, by comparison, was 60 when she was appointed. Breyer and Alito were also older when they were appointed. All things being equal, women live longer on average. So yes, I wish she were older.
38 posted on 05/26/2009 10:57:06 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (we also have the duty to avoid prostituting our Catholic identity by appeals to phony dialogue)
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To: Dr. Sivana
She's 54, not pushing 60.

Tomato, tomaato. Look at her. She *looks* like she's pushing seventy already. Plus, she's a heart attack waiting to happen. I give her 10 years; 15 years at most.

39 posted on 05/26/2009 11:18:09 AM PDT by Sandy
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To: Riodacat

It’s so sad. oops didn’t hillary say that.


40 posted on 05/26/2009 12:03:46 PM PDT by DWC (what do kids know about)
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To: IceAge

I took your advice. I went ahead and sent the following message to my “esteemed” Senator, Jim “the Porno Writer” Webb:

Senator Webb:

It looks like the true freedom fighters will be asked to stand up and set themselves apart from the sycophantic lap-dogs a bit earlier than I had originally thought. The president has named his nominee to replace David Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court; and he has somehow managed to find a person who misunderstands the function of the Judicial Branch of our government, and apparently hates our Constitution, even more then he does.

I’ll be short and to the point: If you really are a “moderate” who supports freedom and individual liberties in this country, then it is time to stand up and oppose Ms. Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation to the highest court in our land. Further, if you really were “Born Fighting” for what is right, then you will step up and do even MORE than simply opposing her confirmation; you will LEAD the fight against her. Allowing persons like Ms. Sotomayor to have any part in deciding critical Constitutional issues in this country represents the greatest threat to the survival of our Republic that I have seen in recent years.

I eagerly await your response, sir, although I have to say I suspect I already know what it will be (can you say: lap, lap lap, woof woof, woof?). For the sake of the future of our Constitution, I truly do hope that you prove me wrong.

Sincerely,

WayneS

AND.... in a very similar vein, but customized for him, this, to Sen. Mark Warner:

Senator Warner:

It looks like the true freedom fighters will be asked to stand up and set themselves apart from the sycophantic lap-dogs a bit earlier than I had originally thought. The president has named his nominee to replace David Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court; and he has somehow managed to find a person who misunderstands the function of the Judicial Branch of our government, and apparently hates our Constitution, even more then he does.

I’ll be (relatively) short and to the point: If you really are a “moderate” who supports freedom and individual liberties in this country, then it is time to stand up and oppose Ms. Sonia Sotomayor’s confirmation to the highest court in our land. Further, if you really care about representing the citizens, ALL the citizens, of this Commonwealth in the U.S. Senate, then you will step up and do even more than simply opposing her confirmation; you will help lead the fight against her. Allowing far-left, activist, judges like Ms. Sotomayor to gain foot-holds on our Supreme Court represents the greatest threat to the survival of our Republic that I have ever seen.

I am asking you to set political correctness aside, re-read the U.S. Constitution to refresh your memory as regards the purpose of the Supreme Court, look critically at the FACTS surrounding Ms. Sotomayor’s total lack of concern about the separation of powers and do your sworn duty (i.e. support and defend the U.S. Constitution) by VOTING AGAINST the confirmation of Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court.

I eagerly await your response, although I am painfully aware of your reluctance to stand against the Obama Administration and its dictates to you. You must show yourself to be a “loyal democrat” FIRST, after all, right? However, for the sake of the future of our Constitution, I truly do hope that you will “break from the party” on this issue. You CLAIM to be a moderate, sir; please prove it now!

Sincerely,

WayneS

PS – You never did respond to my last question to you - that being: Did you (not one of your advisors, but YOU personally) actually read the “Porkulus” Bill in its entirety before you rushed head-long into voting to make it the law of our land?

I’d still like the answer to that question, please.


41 posted on 05/26/2009 1:03:28 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: WayneS

Good on you, Wayne.
If nothing else, you know you did your part to oppose the tearing down of the Supreme Court.
I always feel that if I didn’t speak up, then I deserve what they dish out.


42 posted on 05/26/2009 3:40:34 PM PDT by IceAge
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To: Dr. Sivana

It’s also possible that she will be so far to the left that the rest of the Justices will be embarrassed to side with her on anything.

I say we oppose each and every name he submits for every post just like the Dems did with W. Let these congresscritters earn their salary and earn our future votes by standing up for our side instead of laying down on the job.


43 posted on 05/26/2009 3:47:59 PM PDT by IceAge
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To: Sandy
She's pushing 60. How is that possibly too young?

She'll be 55 next month. That's the same age that Stevens was when Gerald Ford appointed him, and he's the current longest serving SCOTUS Justice.

Given that women live longer than men on the average, that gives her plenty of time to screw up our country even further.

44 posted on 05/26/2009 8:08:44 PM PDT by hunter112 (SHRUG - Stop Hussein's Radical Utopian Gameplan!)
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To: Dr. Sivana

doc
she has type I diabetes and is overweight, so she is about as old as we can expect. but she is the most lefty of the leftist judges.

“If we do not oppose her, what is it that we are opposed to?”
- CampaignPete 5/27/09


45 posted on 05/27/2009 5:45:43 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT
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