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    Sotomayor draws praise from GOP critics

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    WASHINGTON Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor drew praise from GOP skeptics as well as Democratic supporters Thursday on the final day of Senate questioning that's expected to lead to her confirmation.

    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., described Sotomayor's judicial record as "generally in the mainstream" and said he thought she would keep an open mind on gun rights. He proclaimed her "not an activist."

    Graham, who earlier predicted Sotomayor would be confirmed barring a "meltdown," said the 55-year-old appeals court judge had "said some things that just bug the hell out of me," but he added that he thought she could separate those views from her job as a justice.

    "You have been very reassuring here today and throughout this hearing that you're going to try to understand the difference between judging and whatever political feelings you have about groups or gender," Graham said.

    Sotomayor, President Barack Obama's choice to become the first Hispanic woman on the court, was on her third and final day of questioning, having avoided taking clear stands under repeated prodding on a range of hot-button issues, from campaign finance law to guns and abortion.

    Graham was not in the Senate when Sotomayor was confirmed for the appeals court in 1998, but several other Republican senators were.

    Among them, Sens. Robert Bennett of Utah, Thad Cochran of Mississippi, Susan Collins of Maine, Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, Orrin Hatch of Utah, Richard Lugar of Indiana and Olympia Snowe of Maine all voted in favor of her confirmation.
    Apparently, she isn't the racist activist that many have made her out to be. Thoughts?
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    Re: Sotomayor draws praise from GOP critics

    So this is really the best candidate we could find to serve on the Supreme Court.......really?

    LOL

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    Re: Sotomayor draws praise from GOP critics

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    So this is really the best candidate we could find to serve on the Supreme Court.......really?

    LOL
    I would not go that far, but she has more experience on the federal bench than any currently on the Supreme Court.

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    Re: Sotomayor draws praise from GOP critics

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
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    Apparently, she is the racist activist that many have made her out to be. Thoughts?


    You mean she isn't the racist activist, right?
    I think the GOP has made a big mistake going after her the way some have.

    Also, I think Graham (and others, but not all GOPers) will probably vote for her confirmation, altho I think his 'bully' line of questioning of her was tinged with sexism.

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    Re: Sotomayor draws praise from GOP critics

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    You mean she isn't the racist activist, right?
    I think the GOP has made a big mistake going after her the way some have.

    Also, I think Graham (and others, but not all GOPers) will probably vote for her confirmation, altho I think his 'bully' line of questioning of her was tinged with sexism.
    Thanks, correction made.

    They have to badger her a bit. How else do you politically grand stand, unless you accuse a long-time federal judge of being racist?

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    Re: Sotomayor draws praise from GOP critics

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    Thanks, correction made.

    They have to badger her a bit. How else do you politically grand stand, unless you accuse a long-time federal judge of being racist?

    Welcs .... and good point on the strategy .

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    Re: Sotomayor draws praise from GOP critics

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
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    Apparently, she isn't the racist activist that many have made her out to be. Thoughts?
    So Lindsey Gramnesty, who was a staunch adversary , has blessed her? I think his hard questioning was to cover himself when he votes for her. No one will be able to say that he was a pushover.
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    Re: Sotomayor draws praise from GOP critics

    Good for her.

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    Re: Sotomayor draws praise from GOP critics

    Among them, Sens. Robert Bennett of Utah, Thad Cochran of Mississippi, Susan Collins of Maine, Judd Gregg of New Hampshire, Orrin Hatch of Utah, Richard Lugar of Indiana and Olympia Snowe of Maine all voted in favor of her confirmation.
    Okay... we're taking names... it's not only a bunch of Democrats who have to go in 2010. How about flushing a few misguided, bottom-feeding Republicans down the crapper to keep them company. Of course, they will be a drop in the bucket next to the crapload of Democrats.
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    Re: Sotomayor draws praise from GOP critics

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    So this is really the best candidate we could find to serve on the Supreme Court.......really?

    LOL
    Who were your picks? And why are they more qualified??

    ...LOL

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