Some of you have seen the most quotable quotes of Obama’s supreme court nominee:
“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.”
Test the above quite by reversing “Latina woman” and “white male” within the quote. The old standard suggesting that minorities could not be racist or bigoted because they could not hold power is of course moot, now that minorities have been in in top positions of all branches of government.
“Court of appeals is where policy is made. And I know – and I know this is on tape and I should never say that because we don’t make law, I know. OK, I know. I’m not promoting it, and I’m not advocating it, I’m – you know. OK. Having said that, the court of appeals is where, before the Supreme Court makes the final decision, the law is percolating – its interpretation, its application.”
Above, Sotomayor admits her belief that law is made in the judicial branch of government, though this violates the constitutional separation of powers. She of course tried to backtrack a little……. but we all know what leftists tend do when occupying a judicial position.
There is also the problem that the majority of Sotomayor’s judicial decisions have been overturned, and the she has been reprimanded even by fellow liberal judges, for incompetence in interpreting (or recognizing) the law.
This information about Sotomayor is now so ubiquitious on the internet that it needs no source links. Just cut and paste into google, and find it for yourself. Did you see it or hear it in the mainstream media? Not likely. Chris Matthews almost gets a tingle from Sonia Sotomayor, though he reserves the fullest depth of feeling for Obama.
In order to address the accusation that we are “borking” or “thomasing” Sotomayor, those terms come from the actions taken by Democrats against Republican Supreme court nominees, Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas. Sotomayor’s statements and judicial decisions preclude any propensity for personal attacks. We’re just to busy with the actual record to bother with the personal life, as the Democrats do.
She’ll be on the supreme court (unless democrats see the insanity of it), and she will help the public get to know the mind of Obama. It would be nice to draw out the nomination process by a thorough investigation into Sotomayor’s views and record. It might even be nice for the republicans to show some intestinal fortitude in opposing her. When she is nominated, take some comfort in the fact that Obama has even worse picks on his short list of supreme court nominees.