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    White House urged to address 'racist' charge

    White House urged to address 'racist' charge - Josh Gerstein - POLITICO.com

    Some Democrats and political analysts are urging the White House to shift course and concede that Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor made an error when she suggested in 2001 that Hispanic women would make better judges than white men.
    What caught my eye about this story is that the folks urging Sotomayor to take the comment back are members of Dear Leader's own party. His supposed friends and allies are practically admitting that Sotomayor's comment was fundamentally racist, even in context. There's no closing ranks rallying around Dear Leader or even Sotomayor, which I halfway expected.

    So will Dear Leader follow the advice of others in his own party, or will he ignore everyone and let the story play on?

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    Re: White House urged to address 'racist' charge

    Even from a strictly political viewpoint, it's too early. Give it a couple days to get the real story out, and see if people outside the rabid right are upset about the comment.

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    Re: White House urged to address 'racist' charge

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Even from a strictly political viewpoint, it's too early. Give it a couple days to get the real story out, and see if people outside the rabid right are upset about the comment.
    They will find something, anything to attack her on. Some blowhard blogger is upset by the way she pronounces her own name. I would agree with you if the cesspool crowd is still splitting swill in a few more days issue some statement about her miss-talkinating or some Bushlike excuse and let it go.
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    Re: White House urged to address 'racist' charge

    If she is able to uphold the Constitution in a manner that is expected of the Judicial System (ye know, with Justice and such), then I could not careless about this "Racist Charge".
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    Re: White House urged to address 'racist' charge

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    If she is able to uphold the Constitution in a manner that is expected of the Judicial System (ye know, with Justice and such), then I could not careless about this "Racist Charge".
    I think the racist charge needs to be addressed and put aside before she is given an opportunity to allow any supposed racism to express itself from the bench of the highest court. So yeah...you're putting the cart before the horse.

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    Re: White House urged to address 'racist' charge

    After looking at both sides of the issue (along with some middle lines) I have to say I don't think she is the best choice for the Supreme Court.

    I don't think she meant her comments to come off as racist, however, it is clear she has caused division like it or not as well as some of her judicial decisions are questionable. The honorable thing for her to do is step down as nominee or at worst Obama should withdraw her name as his pick and move on to someone else.

    I don't support her as the nominee.

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    Re: White House urged to address 'racist' charge

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I think the racist charge needs to be addressed and put aside before she is given an opportunity to allow any supposed racism to express itself from the bench of the highest court. So yeah...you're putting the cart before the horse.
    I always put the cart before the horse.
    I don't trust the horse. They're not very tame.
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    Re: White House urged to address 'racist' charge

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    White House urged to address 'racist' charge - Josh Gerstein - POLITICO.com

    What caught my eye about this story is that the folks urging Sotomayor to take the comment back are members of Dear Leader's own party. His supposed friends and allies are practically admitting that Sotomayor's comment was fundamentally racist, even in context. There's no closing ranks rallying around Dear Leader or even Sotomayor, which I halfway expected.

    So will Dear Leader follow the advice of others in his own party, or will he ignore everyone and let the story play on?
    As emotionally tempted as I am to be against her simply for that comment alone, has anyone found a comprehensive look at her judging decisions?

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    Re: White House urged to address 'racist' charge

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    After looking at both sides of the issue (along with some middle lines) I have to say I don't think she is the best choice for the Supreme Court.

    I don't think she meant her comments to come off as racist, however, it is clear she has caused division like it or not as well as some of her judicial decisions are questionable. The honorable thing for her to do is step down as nominee or at worst Obama should withdraw her name as his pick and move on to someone else.

    I don't support her as the nominee.
    She didn't pay her taxes?

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    Re: White House urged to address 'racist' charge

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    I always put the cart before the horse.
    I don't trust the horse. They're not very tame.
    The cart is powered by a bound earth elemental anyway. The horse is there for show and meat.

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