Skip to comments.Justice Sonia Sotomayor's Shocking Ignorance
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.
1. It's illegal.
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 ...
She KNOWS the answer is zero.
She’s trying to manipulate the press and the other justices.
It's not like they are spending their own money!
It's all donations. The only way they can legally use it is to spend it on their own salaries and the salaries and fees of their cronies as part of a campaign effort.
I think if Obama nominated Sandra Fluke as his next Supreme Court nominee the current worthless US Senate would not be able to stop the nomination.
We need somebody whos got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what its like to be a young teenage mom, then-candidate Obama said in a widely quoted speech to Planned Parenthood in 2007.
"The empathy to understand what it's like to be poor, or African American, or gay, or disabled, or old. And that's the criteria by which I'm going to be selecting my judges."
” I think if Obama nominated Sandra Fluke as his next Supreme Court nominee the current worthless US Senate would not be able to stop the nomination.”
In other words, they wouldn’t even try.
Her nomination was to ensure liberal claptrap, like the health care law, stayed law...nothing more.
JMO and YMMV.
Thank you-I have a very thick skin, and I realize the rhetoric in the media is enough to piss off a priest, but when we generalize about groups of people, it only divides us and makes us look as intolerant as the left.
I believe Dr. Lee was appalled at the ignorance shown by her because that is a fact known by a very large majority of common people, I'd guess every other Justice on the court was aware of it.
Like obammy she was a quota boy. Went through life and school as a result of set asides.
Was she the best at her position? NO, but she fit the needed quota.
Is this a f-ed system or what?
Look up EMTALA
Priceless! Obama's wife is right up there with Sotomayor in the intelligence dept.
Do you think Kagan, Ginsberg, or O’Connor are or were substantially better?
Willard’s Supreme Court Justice picks will be conservative if he gets nominated and then elected, because the formation of the new conservative party starts on Nov 7, 2012 and he’s too much of a panderer not to want to keep a few votes for the next go around.
This is gross stupidity on a par with congressman Hank Johnson (also a lawyer) worrying that if we put more Marines on Guam, it might make the island tip over:
Kudos to the Admiral who managed to not laugh in his face.
Yeah. I have a pretty thick skin too. Still, sometimes even the best of us can’t help but generalize.
Gee I knew that! Am I smarter than a judge on the SC?
I was arguing this point with a Dutch friend who was arguing FOR government health care. You know the good kind like the EU has. snort/////;>/
Of course, we WASP folk have the King of Intellect....Joe Biden : )
Also a number of her rulings were overturned before she became a Supreme. Obama just picked somebody stupid like he did for the head of the Treasury Dept. We must unite behind the GOP candidate.
Exactly...The leftist libs won’t be satisfied until we have “the good kind like the EU has.” We must prevent that along with leftist libs.
Nope they wouldn’t. Obama’s nominations are two intellectual lightweights, I can’t imagine either of them and a Sandra Fluke EVER voting differently on ANY issue. We are one justice away from having a majority of these types for a Supreme Court. And although there is provision for removing bad judges, I can’t imagine Republicans having the courage to impeach destructive judges even if the Republicans had 90% of the House and Senate. Republicans are a weak opposition party even when in the majority. So when the Supreme Court goes, we are screwed.
God help us for we are in deep trouble.
Just my humble opinion
1) The House & Senate could have blocked Obamacare. They didn’t
2) The House & Senate could have blocked Sotomayor & Bulldyke. They didn’t.
3) The House & Senate could have ridiculed Obama to a 30% approval rating. They haven’t.
I could go on typing for an hour.
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“This is a direct reflection on the turkey that nominated her.”
One token promoting another one; the story is as old as the hills. He was hoping it would help with his “least qualified person in the room” image.
“the King of Intellect....Joe Biden”
He’s a perfect example of there being enough stupidity to go around-now, HE has as much sense as the aforementioned gerbil...
Obama always picks the least competent people he can find.
Remember the Auto Industry Czar ?
” I don’t know anything about the auto industry”
Right, and they probably wouldn’t have been any more effective had Republicans had a majority in both House and Senate. If conservative Republicans in the House and Senate could speak out about this Supreme Court stuff strongly and consistently in the same way Rush Limbaugh did last Wednesday we could beat these people. Instead, my own Congressman, who is supposedly a Tea Party Conservative, never touches these issues but instead crows about things like his great work in getting 275,000 dozen eggs donated to a food bank.
Sotomayor es estúpido. Sotomayor es mancuerna .
They are really pathetic.
Other than death or resignation, is there any way to remove a Justice from the Supreme Court?
If we can take both the House and Senate, I can be done.
It's already too late...The train has left the station and heading down the tracks full speed ahead pedal to the metal to that washed out bridge spanning the gorge...
All the multiple warnings signs on the track have been ignored...because the bridge has always been there and the leaders distracted the populace by giving them all sorts of goodies or by telling them it was the train company fault for not maintaining the bridge the government owns...
The pillars of the country have been hollowed out and are cracking and bending under the stress of the weight of ignorance, stupidity, entitlements, slothfulness and incompetence....
Another four years of this administration and will be finished...
Good....there is hope!
The Wise Latina ain’t so wise.
The same way that Obama did.
Asked, and answered : )
Unfortunate for the USA many judges including SC judges are not representative of the citizens of the USA or of the the full knowledge and intentions of the Founding Fathers and their Constitution. Nor do these people give a plugged nickel and/or deliberately want to ‘change’ what most citizens believe to be the heart and soul of this exceptional Nation.
In defense of Red Sonia:
Perhaps I am the only one who listened to the arguments in their entirety and noticed that Red Sonia is quoted out of context and so as to distort even her craven meaning.
When she said the excerpted things she was, as I recall, making a straw man argument to the effect that the constitutional approach only allowed medical facilities to deny health care to poor little children and that the people would not stand for that. So the only alternative was to trash the constitution and implement the basic statist approach...
So, she never said what her quote was recast to mean. The M.D. who misquoted her deserves to be taken out for a caning. We don’t need straw men and misquotes to distract from the real issues.
You may be correct but the transcript is confusing.
Starting at page 98 Mr. Carvin was talking with Justice Ginsburg and Justice Sotomayor cut in to ask a question.
Mr. Carvin comes back to Sotomayor with, “One of the more pernicious, misleading impressions that the government has made is that we are somehow advocating that people could get thrown out of emergency rooms,” etc.
It’s not quite clear to me she was making a strawman argument.
It should have been clear (at least it was when I listened to it) that she did not believe that denying care was current practice or even possible. It sounded to me that she wished to tar those that opposed the mandate with advocating that solution or leaving only that solution. She was as Carvin implied, regurgitating the government’s strawman argument.
Declaring your enemy to be stupid (as liberals traditionally do with conservatives) is satisfying in the short term but it limits your ability to anticipate their next action and puts you at a disadvantage.
She might be venal, evil, despicable (dangerous pun lurking) but she is not _that_ stupid.
I was reading along with the transcript while listening to the audio at some points and noticed how hard it was to get the interjections in the right places. You even might get a different understanding in some cases. (The court reporters do an almost miraculous job for a ‘flash’ transcript. Linear text does not deal well with people talking over each other.)
Really? Check the link at post #58.