Friday, May 29, 2009

Republicans are between a rock and a hard place contesting Sotomayor!

I think Republicans have reason to be concerned with Sotomayor but despite what they say or her own word so they have no idea how she is going to rule as a Justice compared to as a Judge. She has not been an activist Judge. After looking at some thirty cases she is pretty even handed and comes down on every side of an issue as Obama does. I do think that as a Supreme court Justice she will be a thorn in Republican sides.

Though fair and square I see her as the down troddened equalizer. Average confirmation time is 73 days and Obama wants Sotomayor confirmed before the Senate goes on recess in August so she can be seated and up to snuff when the court resumes in October. I am beginning to think things are being moved to fast and wonder why because she will be confirmed so why.

Of course we are hearing all sorts of idiocy coming from Republicans. Sotomayor is being called a reverse racist whatever that is. Because of her finding against the white firemen in Connecticut At first smell the right would have believe that. However she deferred to the precedent set by the 2nd court as she should have.

Latinos absolutely love this as they finally feel they have representation. Republicans are in a tough, tough spot. They want to hang Sotomayor out to dry but they can't do that without alienating the Latino vote they need back in their camp if they are ever to be viable in this new America. Limbaugh the mouth calls her a reverse racist. She said her decisions affect the real world and thinks of people, business, and the Government when she makes them.

I see her concern for the people and business but have to wonder about that of Government. In what regard is she concerned? Upholding the constitution regardless of party or to benefit the Democratic view point? A former clerk to Clarence Thomas slammed Obama's decision. and Romney said he is very concerned. It is going to be tough to question her. This was a shrewd move by Obama.

Choosing her will bear big dividends for Obama and Democrats. Sotomayor represents the change that has come to America! It was wonderful to see a Black President on stage flanked by Sotomayor and a white Vice President. The new face of America I love it. Republicans of course do not. They do not want the change to come but I believe it will anyway. They better step out of the way!

Despite Republicans stupidly calling her a racist and an activist Judge Freedom Watch supports the choice calling Sotomayor a centrist as I too believe she is. Liberals also are concerned about her because they are not sure if she will uphold Roe v Wade. I believe has a thinking unbiased grown from the ground Latina Woman she will!

Pat Buchanan says she is prejudicial. She has dismissed herself in the past from passing judgment in certain cases because she is a Latino Woman. She is not prejudicial. She is extremely qualified as a Judge but I do have to wonder if she will be as even handed as a Supreme Court Justice. They historically go the other way as they now see themselves in a different role. I will leave it for you to ponder that one yourself!

Once the hearings start this is going to be very contentious. I am again stunned by the lunacy that comes from Republicans. They just never stop and seem to have a penchant for saying stupid things and making themselves look stupid. She was called a bully as a Judge by a coward who would not identify themselves. I hate that because if it was true you would identify yourself. You can bet it was a lie to harm her. Anonymous sources should not even be mentioned and the MSM bears scrutiny for playing their games.

Just how far will Republicans go? They say she is not smart enough! She has a temper! Makes you wonder how a Activist, racist, radical, prejudiced woman made it as far as to be nominated to the highest court in the land? I have to wonder if this fight is only one of the reasons Coleman is still fighting Franken to keep Democrats from having a filibuster proof majority? I see nothing stopping Sotomayor's confirmation unless the right does some great research and fabricates something I mean finds something that two confirmations have not found.

I hear she is on the fringe. Scott Wheeler said she disqualified herself. What about all those Republicans who have qualified her in the past? Remember, she was confirmed twice already once for GHW Bush and once for President Clinton. Scott Wheeler from www. says any Republican who votes for her will be outed to their constituents. Just what happened all of a sudden? I do not like this! Supposedly some Republican Senators adamantly oppose her nomination but no names were volunteered.

Huckabee does not like the pick of "Maria" Sotomayor! Tom Tancredo wants her filibustered. It took Tancredo one day to bring up the race card. Many Republicans call her a Racist. Pat Buchannon called her an affirmative action choice meaning that if Republicans did not confirm her they would be saying to minorities that no matter how hard you work no matter how much you sacrifice it will not be enough for us! Rush, Newt, Limbaugh, Cheney Buchannon, Huckabee, who is next? What lunacy is next? How far will they go?

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


R-R-R said...

Sotomayer is a racist, as are all members of the treasonous La Raza -by definition- who advocate a "Re Conquista" of the SW United States and who's motto is "For our race everything- for others, nothing".

Clearly Eric Holder has some racial hangups and agenda too... as does Obama, since his behavior betrays a wierd pro-Kenyan grudge against the British... and he's the one who nominated all these kooks.

What happened to the idea of a colorblind society? These three define their world in racial terms all the time- and unlike any white people I know.

I wouldn't want to be judged by any of them after what I've heard come out of their own mouths- they sound like Jesse Jackson.

If Obama is going to go on with his "justice" agenda largely based upon race- the double standards need to stop, and NOW.

Demeur said...

If the republican party keeps to their current tactics which I believe they will in order to try and gain supporters for 2010 and 2012 they are certain to loose even more of their shrinking base as the country has shifted it's mood on their politics. To keep banging your head against the wall to get rid of a headache and expecting it to work is a sign of insanity but it seems that that is exactly what the party is doing. They are mining the road not just to the next senatorial elections but for any white house hopes as well.
Sotomayor's confirmation to the appeals court was held up by an anonymous person who also held up other minorities. It is quite obvious that it was a republican as all the democrates voted for her.
At this point it looks like the republicans are trying to keep their faces in the news at any cost least they be forgotten completely.

an average patriot said...

Tancredo called her part of the Latino KKK! I do not know about that but I can certainly understand one race or the other who has been historically down trodden to want to help their own. I absolutely though do not want it to happen in our highest court nor do I expect it. I do though fully expect empathy!

an average patriot said...

They have gotten pretty ignorant over this and certainly are not doing themselves any favors. They need to get Latinos in their camp and this is not the way to do it.

Brother Tim said...

Sitting at the pond in my new front lawn 'pondering', I came to this conclusion:

On the whole, I feel Sotomayor is a decent pick, not the best, but decent. She is well-educated and bright. However.....

My problems with her are these:

After law school she went to work building her career as a prosecutor. Prosecutors are NOT empathetic people. Their job is to support an authoritarian government. If she were truly an empathetic person, she would have started her career in the Public Defender's Office.

Secondly, when she couldn't make enough money in the Prosecutor's Office, she went to work as a Corporate Lawyer. I don't need to remind you that corporate lawyers have little to no regard for the common people.

What she says is one thing, her history says something entirely different. Does she care more for financial gains and power, than she does for the Rule of Law or what is right and just? Time will tell.

On second thought....... maybe she's not such a decent pick after all.

an average patriot said...

I knew that pond would come in handy. I have had my doubts but you just affirmed them. They are not lawyers they are liars and I like what you said. She should have gone into defending not prosecuting. WTF?