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    Re: Majority of Americans favor Sotomayor confirmation

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    It's a shame that people rely on polls to make their arguments. Is popularism really that important?
    When the argument is that the far rights talking points are not working, how would you have us judge their effectiveness?

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    Re: Majority of Americans favor Sotomayor confirmation

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I meant that the first day, women greatly supported, and men where strongly against, but now it's about even, with men being slightly more in favor of her. Why was there an initial split by sex, and why has it changed?
    First you have the usual split between feminazis and misogynists.

    Then comes the realization that she's neither Benjamin Cardozo in a skirt nor Roger B Taney with some salsa on the side, just another judge in love with her own brilliance, and that there are better things to worry about.
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    Re: Majority of Americans favor Sotomayor confirmation

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    First you have the usual split between feminazis and misogynists.

    Then comes the realization that she's neither Benjamin Cardozo in a skirt nor Roger B Tawney with some salsa on the side, just another judge in love with her own brilliance, and that there are better things to worry about.
    It is Roger B. Taney, not Tawney. I know this because I had no idea what you where saying and had to look up the names. With that in mind, spelling does count.

    By the way, I loathe and detest the term "femizani".

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    Re: Majority of Americans favor Sotomayor confirmation

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    When the argument is that the far rights talking points are not working, how would you have us judge their effectiveness?
    Good point. I think the far-anything talking points are the one's that don't work anymore.

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    Re: Majority of Americans favor Sotomayor confirmation

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    It is Roger B. Taney, not Tawney. I know this because I had no idea what you where saying and had to look up the names. With that in mind, spelling does count.
    True.

    I blame the beer.

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    Re: Majority of Americans favor Sotomayor confirmation

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    It's a shame that people rely on polls to make their arguments. Is popularism really that important?
    What's wrong with relying on polls to get a sense of what the pulse of America is? There is a difference between putting every issue to a poll or the ballot and using polls to get an idea of what America is thinking.

    The reality here is...the right-wing continues to shoot themselves in the foot with their feigned outrage. Americans continue to see through their rhetoric.
    They thought that if they said it enough, they could convince people that Sotomayor was a "racist"...instead America sees it as just political theater and bad acting at that.
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    Re: Majority of Americans favor Sotomayor confirmation

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Majority of Americans Favor Sotomayor Confirmation

    and if there is any need for proof that the right-wings attempts to slander this nominee failed miserably...take a look at this:

    Sotomayor counters GOP critics over bias claims - Yahoo! News


    A new Associated Press-GfK poll suggested that Americans have a more positive view of her than they did of any of former President George W. Bush's nominees to the high court. Half backed her confirmation.

    While I am not a huge fan of this nomination, I am loving the fact that the GOP and the right-wing specifically continue to screw themselves and show how out of touch with the country they truly are.
    So...

    Things you feel are "constitutional rights" shouldn't matter in the least about what the majority thinks...

    But people who deem whether something is or is not constitutional is something we should care greatly about what the majority thinks?

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    Re: Majority of Americans favor Sotomayor confirmation

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    So...

    Things you feel are "constitutional rights" shouldn't matter in the least about what the majority thinks...

    But people who deem whether something is or is not constitutional is something we should care greatly about what the majority thinks?
    Liberal logic: Popular opinion doesn't matter...except when it matters.

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    Re: Majority of Americans favor Sotomayor confirmation

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    What's wrong with relying on polls to get a sense of what the pulse of America is? There is a difference between putting every issue to a poll or the ballot and using polls to get an idea of what America is thinking.

    The reality here is...the right-wing continues to shoot themselves in the foot with their feigned outrage. Americans continue to see through their rhetoric.
    They thought that if they said it enough, they could convince people that Sotomayor was a "racist"...instead America sees it as just political theater and bad acting at that.
    OH NO


    Rasmussen Reports: The Most Comprehensive Public Opinion Data Anywhere

    ONLY 45%, not 54%!!!!

    Given that no more than 35% of the country has the slightest idea of who she is and no more than 10% of the country has any familiarity with her positions and the qualities that make a good judge, I don't think it's particularly important to get public opinion on this crap.
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    Re: Majority of Americans favor Sotomayor confirmation

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    Liberal logic: Popular opinion doesn't matter...except when it matters.
    So, the GOP doesn't listen to public opinion polls??

    Somebody better tell the guy in accounting writing all the big checks to professional pollsters.

    This poll just says that people aren't buying the extreme talking points.

    Honestly, on the morning she was nominated, I turned on Fox and Friends and two conservative legal experts were calling her a centrist. That's not the answer Darcy wanted but that was my first impression of the nominee and I haven't come across any legitimate info to contradict that.

    I'd like to commission a study on the narcotic effects of talking points. For some, they do see like an opiate.

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