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    Re: Majority of Americans favor Sotomayor confirmation

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I think its important to listen to informed, educated people and not the majority.

    Democracy is a horrible way to do most things, including govern a country.
    So we should just ignore the majority? And who gets to decide who is the informed and educated?
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    Re: Majority of Americans favor Sotomayor confirmation

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I think its important to listen to informed, educated people and not the majority.

    Democracy is a horrible way to do most things, including govern a country.
    Harry,

    Good thing we live in a Republic...

    However, California now seems to be the great direct democracy experiment gone awry...

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    Re: Majority of Americans favor Sotomayor confirmation

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    So we should just ignore the majority? And who gets to decide who is the informed and educated?
    Easy. I should decide.

    Next question?

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    Re: Majority of Americans favor Sotomayor confirmation

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    Easy. I should decide.

    Next question?
    No.

    Let me repeat that: no.

    Not in my lifetime.

    Let's have aps decide everything, she is smart and rational and she agrees with me on almost every issue.

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    Re: Majority of Americans favor Sotomayor confirmation

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    No.

    Let me repeat that: no.

    Not in my lifetime.

    Let's have aps decide everything, she is smart and rational and she agrees with me on almost every issue.
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    Re: Majority of Americans favor Sotomayor confirmation

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    No.

    Let me repeat that: no.

    Not in my lifetime.

    Let's have aps decide everything, she is smart and rational and she agrees with me on almost every issue.
    You just picked aps because she's a black lesbian in a wheelchair.

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    Re: Majority of Americans favor Sotomayor confirmation

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    So we should just ignore the majority?
    You betcha.

    Well, I'll let them vote for their member of the House of Representatives.

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    And who gets to decide who is the informed and educated?
    No one.

    Requirements to vote should be that:

    1. you must be a tax payer

    2. you must not receive any benefit, payment, or any other sort of favor from the federal and/or state government.
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    Re: Majority of Americans favor Sotomayor confirmation

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    Easy. I should decide.

    Next question?
    I could live with that.

    When do you want to start?
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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.
    That we don't back an activist and someone who has made racist comments?

    I wouldn't put any stock in the "public's opinion".
    They have read even less of Sotomayor than Harry Reid.

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    Re: Majority of Americans favor Sotomayor confirmation

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    That we don't back an activist and someone who has made racist comments?
    Well, good thing Sotomayor is not that person.

    It would unlike Americans to back a person like that.

    Why is all the evidence to the contrary being ignored? 2 speeches taken of context vs. 3000 centrist, fair-minded legal opinions.

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