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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Judge Sotomayor: Her decisions, her words and left wing pundits.

Tallahassee, FL - While wondering when life would grant me the time to do some digging into Judge Sotomayor's record my cousin produced this piece on his blog: Sonia Sotomayor: a Primer

Rather then reinvent the wheel, I refer my readers to his writings. His analysis is even handed and well referenced. While you're at it, check out the rest of his writings. I wish I could research and write like that.

In addition to this link I would point out some of the noise coming out of the opinion pages. Margery Eagan's petulant column in the Boston Globe tells us the only reason people are concerned about Judge Sotomayor's nomination is that she is female and Hispanic.

It’s been such fun watching the right-wing white boys sputtering over the Supreme Court nomination of Sonia Sotomayor, a Hispanic woman nominated by a black man!

“Our world domination’s slip, slip, slipping away,” you can almost hear them whimper. “What to do?”

Well, you can’t dump on the woman thing. That’s more than half the country. Can’t dump on the Hispanic angle. They’ll be more than half the country soon.

What’s left?

Boston Globe: Men in throes of Supreme panic

There are lots more editorials and pundits putting out the same message with different words. They vehemently attack Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, Sean Hannity and just about anyone else that speaks up against Judge Sotomayor. To an article each one calls them all racists while ardently defending Sotomayor's "white male who hasn't lived the life"  comment.

Can you imagine the media storm that would come down around the ears of any white male in public life that said he would hope a white man could come up with a better decision because of their better up bringing? It would be loud, long and very ugly.

And yes, Judge Sotomayor's comments were racist. No amount of verbal spray paint will cover that fact. Whether that statement was stupid phrasing or a glimpse into her real state of mind is something we may not find out until we see how she behaves on the court.

The underlying message from the majority of the pundits and Democrat machine is loud and clear: You are either for Judge Sotomayor or you are a white racist not worthy of being heard let alone considered.

It makes sense. It worked on the last election, so it will probably work again on the Supreme Court pick.


"I would hope 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."
- Judge Sonia Sotomayor

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