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Sotomayor's Socialist Yearbook Quote
beliefnet.com ^ | 5/26/2009 | Steven Waldman

Posted on 05/27/2009 7:17:10 AM PDT by dubie

I'm slightly surprised that the White House press office gave out this image, from her 1976 Princeton yearbook, in which she quotes Norman Thomas.

Norman Thomas was, of course, the leading American Socialist politician of the 20th century. Perhaps they figured it would come out eventually so they wanted to be able to say, "That's old news. We thought it was so inconsequential, we mentioned it ourselves." Or perhaps they felt that substantively didn't matter; Norman Thomas was a pretty mainstream and respected figure, as socialists went. And his quote is universal. Or perhaps they didn't notice.

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UFB!!


1 posted on 05/27/2009 7:17:10 AM PDT by dubie
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To: dubie

That quote doesn’t seem very earthshaking.


2 posted on 05/27/2009 7:20:43 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I agree with Rick..)
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To: dubie

Gee whiz, another brainwashed Ivy Leaguer leftist f**kwit.


3 posted on 05/27/2009 7:21:06 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: dubie

Does the term “extra-special person” set off the gaydar...or is it just me?


4 posted on 05/27/2009 7:22:40 AM PDT by pnut22
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To: dubie
The really sad thing is that if we are successful in exposing this lady for what she is and she doesn't get confirmed...there is a long line of people just like her for Obama to choose...which he will.

Who among the conservative ranks in the Senate have the guts to oppose nominee after nominee with the MSM hammering away day and night? God bless us.

5 posted on 05/27/2009 7:22:41 AM PDT by trtdenver
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To: dubie

I doubt that has a lot of smoking-gun potential. The quote itself isn’t explicitly socialist in nature, and she’ll claim that it was meant in a general, optimistic sort of little-engine-that-could way. She might even claim she didn’t know who Norman Thomas was and was just drawn to the quote when she read it.


6 posted on 05/27/2009 7:22:46 AM PDT by Still Thinking (If ignorance is bliss, liberals must be ecstatic!)
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To: dubie
A mild quote, but still -- if you have to choose anyone at all, why choose to quote a socialist?

Of course, Obama's yearbook entry quoted William Ayers, so ...

7 posted on 05/27/2009 7:23:02 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (We are a ruled people, serfs to the Federal Oligarchy -- and the Tree of Liberty thirsts)
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To: pnut22
Does the term “extra-special person” set off the gaydar...or is it just me?

Shoot, just the photo's got my lesbo-meter twitching, but then yearbook pics tend to be sucky anyway, so I may be overreacting.

8 posted on 05/27/2009 7:25:32 AM PDT by Still Thinking (If ignorance is bliss, liberals must be ecstatic!)
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To: dubie

Shucks,.... I was expecting something like....”Socialismo por siempre...Viva Che!!!


9 posted on 05/27/2009 7:26:35 AM PDT by gitmogrunt (The stupidity of american liberals never ceases to amaze me.)
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To: dubie

Gee. She always was ugly.


10 posted on 05/27/2009 7:27:29 AM PDT by IbJensen (If Catholics voted based upon the teachings of the church, there would be no abortion and no Obomba.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
A mild quote, but still -- if you have to choose anyone at all, why choose to quote a socialist?

So, was she supposed to run a security check on the man and get clearance before she quoted him?

By the same token, no conservative should be allowed to quote George Orwell, who was likewise a socialist.

The content of any given quote is of far greater import than the source of the quote (even supposing that it was known).

Regards,

11 posted on 05/27/2009 7:28:00 AM PDT by alexander_busek
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To: ClearCase_guy

I think you’re right about the significance. It’s that she chose Thomas (grandfather of journalist Evan Thomas, I believe) at all from a universe of people from whom to quote.


12 posted on 05/27/2009 7:28:30 AM PDT by twigs
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To: ClearCase_guy
A mild quote, but still -- if you have to choose anyone at all, why choose to quote a socialist?

Sometimes the quotation itself is worthwhile. Sometimes it can be used ironically. More than a few of us loved singing "The times they are a changing'" in 1980 and 1994. Many a conservative quotes the execrable Voltaire's "The perfect is the enemy of the good" and a lot of decent people have fun saying "That which does not kill me makes me stronger" from Nietszche.


13 posted on 05/27/2009 7:28:51 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: dubie

All part of the King Obama takeover of America. Socialists, he!!, just another racist and will be another player in the communists run America.


14 posted on 05/27/2009 7:29:37 AM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: dubie

I am not surprised. It’s more in your face from Obama and Company.


15 posted on 05/27/2009 7:30:04 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: dubie

Would be cool if someone could compile a lexicon of quotes attributed by this radical for publication prior to her hearings.

We certainly cannot count on congress to dig this stuff up,
so sounds like we need to do their job for them like we do it for the press.


16 posted on 05/27/2009 7:30:13 AM PDT by Safrguns
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To: alexander_busek

Orwell was different. Yes, he was a committed socialist, but he was a thinker and modified his views throughout his lifetime. He also hated communism with a passion. And he was British patriot who whole-heartedly supported his country in WWII.


17 posted on 05/27/2009 7:30:17 AM PDT by twigs
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To: dubie
GUILTY!
18 posted on 05/27/2009 7:30:36 AM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President)
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To: Still Thinking

LOL...I thought I was the only one with a “Lesbo meter”.


19 posted on 05/27/2009 7:31:14 AM PDT by Cuttnhorse (Obama...the convergence of Affirmative Action and the Peter Principle)
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To: Cuttnhorse

Mine’s been getting so much exercise lately the needle’s getting bent.


20 posted on 05/27/2009 7:32:25 AM PDT by Still Thinking (If ignorance is bliss, liberals must be ecstatic!)
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To: Still Thinking
Mine’s been getting so much exercise lately the needle’s getting bent.

You may want to consider rephrasing that one....

21 posted on 05/27/2009 7:35:14 AM PDT by cspackler (There are 10 kinds of people in this world, those who understand binary and those who don't.)
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To: twigs

I’ve always thought Orwell’s idealism changed a lot after his experience in the Spanish civil war...his excellent book, “Homage to Catalonia” pretty much expresses his view of war and honed his hatred for communism. I read it quite awhile ago, but as I recall he spent much of the book describing the political bent of the many, many, ideologies battling in that absurd war.


22 posted on 05/27/2009 7:36:21 AM PDT by Cuttnhorse (Obama...the convergence of Affirmative Action and the Peter Principle)
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To: alexander_busek
By the same token, no conservative should be allowed to quote George Orwell, who was likewise a socialist.

Spoken like the progressive kool aid drinker who just knows that the average reader has never read the older and wiser George Orwell.

Does that still work?

23 posted on 05/27/2009 7:36:33 AM PDT by Publius6961 (Change is not a plan; Hope is not a strategy.)
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To: pnut22

gaydar? I’m thinking she is gay and have been ever since she was nominated. Read her biography and read the tea leaves


24 posted on 05/27/2009 7:37:05 AM PDT by dennisw (Your action becomes your habit. Your habit becomes your character, that becomes your destiny)
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To: dubie

Hey, she was pretty hot looking when she was younger!!


25 posted on 05/27/2009 7:37:33 AM PDT by ZULU (God guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

I just read that the gutless Sessions doesn’t see a GOP fight on this POS. I recommend millions of calls to this moron’s office.


26 posted on 05/27/2009 7:37:48 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: cspackler

LOL!


27 posted on 05/27/2009 7:37:56 AM PDT by Still Thinking (If ignorance is bliss, liberals must be ecstatic!)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
It sounds......activist.

Very activist.

28 posted on 05/27/2009 7:38:13 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: gitmogrunt

“Hasta la victoria siempre” was the signoff used by Ernesto “Ché” Guevara in the last letter he wrote to Fidel Castro.


29 posted on 05/27/2009 7:38:31 AM PDT by dennisw (Your action becomes your habit. Your habit becomes your character, that becomes your destiny)
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To: alexander_busek
So, was she supposed to run a security check on the man and get clearance before she quoted him?

I understand what you're saying, but look at it another way: I'm making this up, but how's this for a quote for a yearbook --

"There's nothing I like better than helping people cool off on a hot summer's day!" -- Sheriff "Bull" Connors.

That's an innocuous quote, but if you know that Connors was famous for using firehoses against civil rights marchers, then the quote becomes less savory.

I guantee you that no one whose yearbook entry quotes David Duke or Bull Connors will ever get on the Supreme Court. Doesn't matter what the quote says.

30 posted on 05/27/2009 7:38:48 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (We are a ruled people, serfs to the Federal Oligarchy -- and the Tree of Liberty thirsts)
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To: ZULU

Get thee to a reeducation center! Pronto!


31 posted on 05/27/2009 7:39:26 AM PDT by Still Thinking (If ignorance is bliss, liberals must be ecstatic!)
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To: trtdenver

Elections have consequences, that’s why I held my nose for McCain.


32 posted on 05/27/2009 7:39:41 AM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: pnut22

My gadar was set off yesterday. It was as strong as when I saw Adam Lambert on the first couple of episodes of Idol this year. The whole day, I’m thinking no mention of family, husband, kids. Kind of like when reports of a crime don’t mention the color of an assailant, the lack of words on the subject had me thinking she likes carpet.


33 posted on 05/27/2009 7:40:10 AM PDT by greyline90
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To: Still Thinking

It was the 70s, everybody was ugly in the 70s.


34 posted on 05/27/2009 7:41:04 AM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: pnut22

Since she was first ‘discovered’ by Ed Koch I would say your gaydar is working just fine.


35 posted on 05/27/2009 7:42:54 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: BenLurkin

“It sounds......activist.

Very activist. “

All I read into that particular quote was typical thing a college kid might say.

However I am sure she is extremely radical. Obama would not have made the pick if not.

She seems to not understand what the 2nd amendment is about for starters.

But again this is what the election was about; I assumed everyone expected we would get this with Obama winning.


36 posted on 05/27/2009 7:44:09 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I agree with Rick..)
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To: pnut22

She married Kevin Noonan in 1976. She divorced in 1983. No kids.


37 posted on 05/27/2009 7:44:47 AM PDT by freedomwarrior998
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To: pnut22

Maybe Perez Hilton will get a chance to ask her about her views on homosexual marriage?


38 posted on 05/27/2009 7:47:04 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: dfwgator
It was the 70s, everybody was ugly in the 70s.

I hear you. It's always said that guys back then went to demonstrations and peace rallies for the sole reason to pick up chicks. I could never understand their motivation because chicks back then were positively revolting and looked both dirty and diseased.

39 posted on 05/27/2009 7:48:07 AM PDT by Lizavetta (Politicians: When they're not lying, they're stealing.)
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To: dubie

that’s it? I was expecting something more substantial. Like
“Baby I’ll be there to share the land that they’ll be giving away when we all live together”. Or “tune in, turn on, and don’t promote Whitey”.


40 posted on 05/27/2009 7:50:13 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ClearCase_guy

There is no “s” in Connor (unless you mean Jimmy).


41 posted on 05/27/2009 7:51:17 AM PDT by drubyfive
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To: dubie

This quote won’t help us expose her. No way. Barking up the wrong tree.


42 posted on 05/27/2009 7:51:20 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
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To: dubie

IMHO, the thing that we have got to keep hammering away with, so far, is the VIDEO of her advocating judicial activism.

If the Pubes don’t grab onto this and use it, they are as useless and cowardly as we already know they are.


43 posted on 05/27/2009 7:52:50 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Its not the quote, its the quotee.


44 posted on 05/27/2009 7:53:41 AM PDT by John W
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To: greyline90; SpinnerWebb
It was as strong as when I saw Adam Lambert on the first couple of episodes of Idol this year

The operators manual clearly states that the mere watching of American Idol pushes the meter to the left ...


45 posted on 05/27/2009 7:54:52 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Clinton was our first black President ... Obama is our first French President.)
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To: dubie
When the kids at KOS have a problem with your liberal judgement, you are in for a bumpy confirmation ride.

Sonia Sotomayor is not smart enough - UPDATED

46 posted on 05/27/2009 7:55:52 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: IbJensen

I was thinking “thank God I didn’t go to one of those colleges, and attended a State University.” Yikes.


47 posted on 05/27/2009 7:56:14 AM PDT by mallardx
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To: TexasCajun

Holy crap! How dumb to you have to be for a liberal to notice and object?


48 posted on 05/27/2009 7:57:30 AM PDT by Still Thinking (If ignorance is bliss, liberals must be ecstatic!)
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To: Still Thinking

What do we know about her marriage, divorce and X-husband?


49 posted on 05/27/2009 7:57:57 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Berg is a liberal democrat. Keyes is a conservative. Obama is bringing us together already!)
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To: John W

I know. But do you think this will have an impact on John Q. Public? You think she won’t squash this immediately by saying, “hey I just liked the quote?”

It’s not gonna persuade the average man on the street IMHO.

We need to hammer away at her BLATANT judicial activism, IMHO.


50 posted on 05/27/2009 8:00:10 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
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