White House Struggles to Defend Sotomayor’s Race Statement

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  1. Revmitchell

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    In that speech, she said, “I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experience would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.”


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    Just goes to prove, as I have stated elsewhere, there is a little racism in most if not all people.
     
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    What exactly is this "richness of experience" that they keep talking about?

    Once she started college at about age 18 wasn't her experience pretty much the same as all of these supposed inferior white males?

    College - Ivy League law school - lawyer - judge...

    What's so special here?
     
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    Anyone who is part of La Raza is not qualified to be on the bench any more than someone form the KKK
     
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    As the layers of this onion peel away I am becoming more and more reticent about Judge Sotomayor's suitability to sit on the Supreme Court. I am no knee-jerk reactor, however I am thinking that this nomination may end up having to be withdrawn by the President or voted down by Congress. This is one I will closely watch. I think perhaps Hillary Clinton would be a better choice.
     
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    You do, huh? One who said children should be assisted in suing their parents, then later that "it takes a village" (to raise a child)? What does she really think?-- that society should reinforce the parents' values, or that society should help in destroying parents' values?
     
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    Excellent post, MP. We don't agree on much, but I know you to usually be a thinker.
     
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    Curtis, you got to do something about that lisp.










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    I believe she will be easily confirmed.
     
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    You had me until you said Hillary Clinton. :smilewinkgrin:

    Agreed, but she shouldn't be.

    Once again, the Obama team can't seem to figure out how to fully vet a candidate before he nominates said candidate for a particular post.
     
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    We need another Ruth Bader Ginsburg-style liberal, MP.

    Regards, hope all was well with you today,
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    Sotomayor is obviously a racist. Is that your concern?
     
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    MP, good post, except for the Hillary part. :thumbs:

    There's hope. :)
     
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    Is she really part of La Raza Rev? Not that I doubt it. It's just I haven't really looked into who she's been hanging out with yet. Been kinda busy lately.
     
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    "Latina" is not a "race," just as "German" and "French" are not races even though they might think they are a "master race."
     
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    It's all over the web. Tom Tancredo even talked about it on CNN ("KKK without the hoods")and has been called all sorts of stuff by the left because of it.

    Republicans are too wimpy to even bring this up, I betcha, in the confirmation hearings. Which is yet another reason why I will never vote again for Republicans unless they get some spine.
     
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    I would hate for someone to publish everything I have ever spoken to someone. I wouldn't be able to get a job as a greeter at Walmart!

    I'm not concerned with what Sotomayor has said years ago; I'm concerned with how she has ruled during her tenure as a judge.
     
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    So it's okay with you that she just recently ruled against the "white guys?"


    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124354041637563491.html
     
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    So, had she said years ago--"death to all Jews," "Hitler was a great guy," "I admire Osama bin Laden"--we would just ignore the stuff because "it's in the past?"

    Words mean things. This was not said in passing. This was spoken in context of her offering her thoughts on the court system. It's part of her judicial philosophy. To ignore it because "it's in the past" is a monumentally irresponsible thing to do.
     
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    Are you saying she should always rule in favor of the "white guys?"
     

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