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    Re: W.H. to Sotomayor critics: Be 'careful'

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    Sounds more like you want to turn off any light that looks at her comments. Some of her comments are disturbing, but we'll see what happens. I don't think she'll have any trouble being confirmed. She's not a conservative, after all, so her comments will be mostly ignored.
    No, if she was actually making racist remarks I would be the first to call on her to remove herself from consideration. I do not stand-by for second rate cherry picking of facts to simply rouse a base. Especially on a forum that I thought was for intelligent discussion. I can get these arguments on any spin channel.

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    Re: W.H. to Sotomayor critics: Be 'careful'

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I dunno. If she is qualified, her gender/race is irrelevant. If she is not, her gender/race are irrelevant.

    if there are 10 qualified candidates all equal, and diversity is a goal, then promoting the one who best increases diversity is fine, but she is still qualified.
    If she points out her vagina and her minority status and proclaims, "These make me a better judge than some white dude," then her gender/race are relevant to most every discussion about her as far as I'm concerned.

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    Re: W.H. to Sotomayor critics: Be 'careful'

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    I think the correct translation is "Let's keep this debate related to the qualifications of the candidate and avoid divisive racial remarks."
    Since Obama didn't tell the nominee to hide her racist tendencies, it's unreasonable to expect people to not see them and remark on them.

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    Re: W.H. to Sotomayor critics: Be 'careful'

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Had it been down to Hillary and McCain, I probably would have voted for Hillary, actually.

    And no, she wasn't an old white man, but her legacy was tied strongly to one.
    Touche!

    Is there any way to put an accent over the 'e' in touche on these boards?

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    Re: W.H. to Sotomayor critics: Be 'careful'

    Quote Originally Posted by FlappyTheKinkajou View Post
    I never said that you said that I had no opinion.
    Oh **** this, you have no argument. Drop it.


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    Re: W.H. to Sotomayor critics: Be 'careful'

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Not really no, such double standards has always been around.
    Vice President Joe Biden, plagiarizer extraordinaire, invented on thing in his lifetime.

    Borking.

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    Re: W.H. to Sotomayor critics: Be 'careful'

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    I think we're supposed to see her as a benefit because she will help minorities get jobs over white folk, just like she got this nomination - by being lucky enough to be a Hispanic woman when a Hispanic woman was wanted. She understands what it is like to be a minority and thus if say some fire fighters have to pass an exam to become lieutenant and only mostly whites pass she can agree that, Yes, the test results should be put in the garbage as they are clearly racist. It's about keeping racism alive by supporting reverse racism. Keep 'em fighting each other so they don't fight the system. This is what she will bring and this is what Obama was looking for. Yippee.
    BS alert! She was simply upholding the findings of a lower court. She was not asked to decide the case, but to determine if the lower court had ruled out of the context of the law. Therefor, if she is racist on this account, then all of New Haven is racist. The New Haven City Hall is the original challengers of the promotions.

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    Re: W.H. to Sotomayor critics: Be 'careful'

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Her education and experience speaks for itself.
    Its not like she is some nobody plucked off the road and stuck on the SC.
    Her sexist racist comment speaks for itself, too.

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    Re: W.H. to Sotomayor critics: Be 'careful'

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Oh **** this, you have no argument. Drop it.
    See, now you are saying I have no opinion.
    Let's figure it out.

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    Re: W.H. to Sotomayor critics: Be 'careful'

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    No, if she was actually making racist remarks I would be the first to call on her to remove herself from consideration. I do not stand-by for second rate cherry picking of facts to simply rouse a base. Especially on a forum that I thought was for intelligent discussion. I can get these arguments on any spin channel.
    Unless you can explain to me in what context it would be appropriate for an old white guy to say, "I am an old white guy with a dick and going through life as a white guy with a dick makes me a better judge," then I call b.s. Her statement was inappropriate, unprofessional, and exactly the type of thing a white man could never say without getting reamed for it. Yet out of her mouth, it is excused. I'm real excited for her to start setting policy.

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