I might be concerned if I was reading through her opinions and I thought, "Jeez, she's dumb!" Just remember that judges on the Circuit courts are part of a panel of judges. So the decision that comes down isn't her decision. It's their decision. Based on what I have looked at so far, I haven't seen anything that makes me think, "You have got to be kidding me." As I stated above, if the Supreme Court was issuing decisions with 9-0, 8-1 votes, reversing the decision of the Second Circuit where she voted with the majority, I might be concerned.
Obama is smart enough to pick someone who is incredibly bright and talented. Let's see how the Senate votes on her. In 1998 (when it was Republican controlled), she got 67 votes for the Second Circuit.
"Loyalty only matters when there's a hundred reasons not to be-" Gen. Mattis
Never mind, comment unfair in this case. I retract it.
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Rush is a partisan hack who had a serious drug abuse problem, severe issues with his weight, has said racist remarks on his show (ask Donovan McNabb) and who considers himself a comedian...not a commentator, not a pundit.
Rush is a godsend to us Liberals. I say keep him chattering, the more the merrier. He's your own worst enemy...he does more for the Democrats in terms of building unity than almost anyone else does...
Also, I think as a woman she should could have made a case for what women bring to the court, how they balance the court, etc without putting her foot in her mouth and suggesting an ethnic vagina makes a better judge than a white penis.
You're the one who defensively attacked me about my ignorance of the south when in fact you're the one with a chip on his shoulder. You consider me to be out of touch and I consider you to be way out of touch....like most Republicans when it comes to social issues and race which is why the GOP is in a coma and is a party that is at least 85% (probably higher) white.
Choosing a Hispanic women raised in a modest, urban environment is brilliant. When the Supremes deliberate having all sorts of backgrounds (aka diversity) means that multiple points of view will be considered.
We can argue all day about this lady's record and background. However this is what bothers me.
Opening Arguments - Obama's Empathy Standard Drawing Heat
Regardless of what we feel her record shows. Nobama picked her because of his above belief. Correct me if I'm wrong. Obama feels our courts shouldn't be colorblind. Your race, social, sexual and financial status define the justice you get. This is just wrong. The above should not matter with regard to the law.“We need somebody who’s got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it’s like to be a young teenage mom,’’ then-candidate Obama said in a widely quoted speech to Planned Parenthood in 2007. "The empathy to understand what it's like to be poor, or African American, or gay, or disabled, or old. And that's the criteria by which I'm going to be selecting my judges."
I'm all for common sense in our justice system. What I"m not for is different rules and justice for different groups. Both Obama and Sotomayer seem to suggest that white males can't be impartial. So it takes an impartial Latino women to set them straight. I usually don't care about the racial hatred toward white males. I mean, you learn to live with it. However this time it really bothers me. Individuals can hate me because I'm a white male. But the court system ought not care what my race and gender are.
Rush points out facts often, the fallacy is taking his views in regards to those facts and assuming THAT is 100% true. He's not a bad source to get some information that you wish to look at deeper, but beyond that its foolhearty as he is at the heart simply an entertainer.
But I forgot, fat people can't get facts straight. Thanks for that wonderful insight family guy.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.