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The Sotomayor ‘Situation’

May 28, 2009

Ok, so really, I don’t think there is one. A lot is being said about the GOP reaction to this nominee for the Supreme Court. Sure, it’s huge. This is a lifetime gig after all, and she’s being appointed by (in my opinion) an incompetent uber-liberal president. But, what are we to do about it? Unless dems turn on her, we don’t have the votes to stop her from being appointed. All we can really do is point out the issues we have with her, and then basically hope for the best when she’s officially appointed.

For me, I have issues with a woman who would say “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.”

This kind of mentality that some minorities have just kills me. What if a white male judge had said the exact same thing? It’d be racist, wouldn’t it? But you get a minority woman saying it, and she’s courageous and wise. *gag*

Frankly, I don’t care what gender, ethnicity or background a judge comes from. I just want someone who will rules fairly and uphold our Constitution.

Can Sotomayor do that? I guess we’ll find out.

~T the D

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. RightKlik permalink
    May 28, 2009 5:54 pm

    “Unless dems turn on her, we don’t have the votes to stop her from being appointed.”

    But they shouldn’t allow a racist who believes in legislating from the bench to just sail through. Expose her for what she really is. Stand up for the constitution and the rule of law. Repubs shouldn’t worry about losing the Hispanic vote. They’re going to lose it anyway.

  2. Donna permalink
    June 4, 2009 8:27 pm

    I don't think she is a racist because of her comments, but I do think she was dumb for saying them. I think many of us have made statements like that in an offhand way about some other group outside our own, but as a Judge it was completely unacceptable for her to say them. Is it ok to make these kind of remarks? No, but most of us do at some point.

    As an independent I leaned more Dem during the last election, but even saying that I'm not too keen on her at all. Her 60% ruling reversal rate seems high (to me). Also, do you ever have that feeling where you don't really like someone, but just can't put a finger on why? That's the feeling I get with her.

  3. Native Indian Wondering when You'll Tire of New World & Go Home So You Won't Complain permalink
    June 7, 2009 1:53 am

    Interesting. Sound bite for advertising $ aside, I didn't know a latina female had the same experiences as a white male who is top of the Jim Crow benefactor corporate and legislative food chain.

    I also only SAW white males @ the top of ground breaking and mainstream corporations and in board rooms for over 20 years, with a few rare white females and no asians, blacks or latinos. Yet, the experiences are assumed the same? Interesting.

    Did you know that out of all the Ivy League schools, in their hundreds of years of existence, there has only been ONE black president? It's Ruth Simmons @ Brown. So Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Princeton, Stanford, West Point, etc. – NONE. Again, same experiences huh? So if the schools which breed our leaders don't believe in diversity @ the top, no wonder folks are clueless about other cultural experiences in OUR country.

    I'm sure there are a few diverse CEOs @ *mainstream corporations* and diverse judicial leaders somewhere in US, but it's been white males dominating TOP of supreme court, as well as state supreme courts. So I guess I can see where you feel Sotomayor's "sound-bite for lemmings comment" is racist and she doesn't know what she's talking about. The 107(?) white male supreme court justices out of 111 total just speak of diversity and identical experiences for all.

    BTW, anyone can form an opinion but an educated person seeks information from all sides, which will include info from others who don't look like you.

  4. T the D permalink
    June 7, 2009 10:09 am

    Wow…you used up a lot of space and never actually said anything…are you perhaps related to Barack Obama?

    ~T the D

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