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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/07/13/sotomayor-ads-hammer-gop_n_2303...

Check out this link and click on the video.

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Hey now pal! That's one of them thar evil lying sources you just posted a link to, how dare you! Laugh

Seriously now, I just call that hitting back on the same level he throws haymakers at them. You did read the things he said about her right? Why can't they swing back just as hard?

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Somehow I knew you'd like that link to the "Huff" SoCo.

While I don't have a problem with them hitting back, it appears that they are trying to make people believe the only reason why she is disliked, is due to her race. That is far from the truth. She is disliked due to her political views and the things she has said in the past.

It's really too bad that they had to play the race card.

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This is a quote from rush made prior to these adds, " "She doesn't have any intellectual depth. She's got a -- she's an angry woman, she's a bigot. She's a racist." Now let me ask you my friend who's playing the race card?

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Who cares what Rush says or thinks - he's just a radio DJ.

I don't care what he thinks - does anybody on this forum care?

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Here is part of the ad.

Sonia Sotomayor esta apunto de ser la primera latina y la primera puertorriqueña a servir en la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos. Es un momento de orgullo para nuestra comunidad. Sin embargo, los lideres republicanos insisten en atacarla."

The ad does not tout her judicial experience, but instead promotes her because she is a Latina and a Puerto Rican.

Both sides need to focus on the only thing that matters - her qualifications. Her race doesn't matter, her political leanings don't matter - only her qualifications matter.

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Who cares what Rush says or thinks - he's just a radio DJ.

I don't care what he thinks - does anybody on this forum care?

You many not care CVC but others including myself do. He uses language to inflame and incite hostility and animosity. Just like some will be stimulated to agree and support him others will be moved to counter and fight what they believe to be a dishonest message from him.

If on qualifications alone she's got the job.

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I see your point about where you're coming from with Rush. And you're right, we should care when people make outrageous statements to inflame people. I think that is much the concern about Franken.

Do I like Sotomayor? No, I do think she is biased against white males and her rulings will be left leaning. But, I don't see anything that should disqualify her. Just like when there is another conservative judge nominated - they too should be judged on qualifications, not race, not gender and not political leanings.

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Let's put this in perspective.

If Sotomayor were a white male that said an experienced white guy would generally make better decisions than a Latina, his head would be on a spike.

If the city of Birmingham had thrown out its firefighter promotion list because it didn't have enough white guys on it, and that white male judge said that's fine, people would be burning him in effigy.

Four out of six cases from Sotomayor's bench that were elevated to SCOTUS were overturned.

Again, if she were nominated by a conservative president and was a white male that had said what she's said and ruled as she's ruled, people would be having kittens.

This a person interviewing for a job as final guardian of our constitutional freedoms. At this point, I'm less concerned about qualifications than I am about what she'd do with those qualifications.

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K, here's my view. Regarding her 'wise Latina' comment when viewed in the entire context of what she said it means on issues related to minorities are women she has more enlightened position to base her decisions having lived in those two roles then a white man.

To me this is much like saying a CVC or Bunny has a more enlightened position in making decisions regarding hunting and fishing related matters then a PETA member from NY NY. Having lived and participated in those endeavors.

To me it has no forebodings of "I'm going to stick it to the white man" fear.

I can understand and appreciate your not wanting her in that position. It makes sense in regard to your views. But, sometimes we get the ones we want and sometimes we gotta suck it up and deal with getting the ones we don't.

As far as her qualifications she is the epitome of the conservative ideal, coming from humble beginnings and pulling herself up by her bootstraps. She got where she is by her brains and no handouts.

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SoCoKHntr wrote:
To me it has no forebodings of "I'm going to stick it to the white man" fear.

She has already done this in the firefighter ruling.

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She got where she is by her brains and no handouts.

I'm not going to argue that she doesn't have brains, she certainly does or she wouldn't have gotten this far. However, she has stated that she is a prime example of affirmative action. She has stated that her grades were not on par at times with her peers, but affirmative action helped her get ahead in spite of her low grades.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/06/11/sotomayor-affirmative-action-...

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