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    Re: Is Sotomayor a Political choice...

    A female Latina?

    Yes, this is a political choice.

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    Re: Is Sotomayor a Political choice...

    Here's some background on the nominee.

    [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonia_Sotomayor]Sonia Sotomayor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

    The White House - Press Office - Background on Judge Sonia Sotomayor

    And of course, DIRT!!!

    The Case Against Sotomayor
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    Re: Is Sotomayor a Political choice...

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    A female Latina?

    Yes, this is a political choice.

    You'll make that same accusation anytime a Democratic president (especially a black Democratic president) nominates anyone for anything who isn't a white, non-Latino male. Only 33% of Americans are white, non-Latino males. Get over yourself.

    If you don't like Sotomayor, why can't you just talk about her views, rulings, temperament, or whatever else you don't like about her. Why bring up her gender and race as a negative?
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    Re: Is Sotomayor a Political choice...

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    Maybe she is trainable. Maybe Roberts, Alito, Scalia, and Thomas can help her evolve in the job.

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    It would be nice if she ruled based on the Constitution, unlike the clod she might be replacing.

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    Re: Is Sotomayor a Political choice...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post

    You'll make that same accusation anytime a Democratic president (especially a black Democratic president) nominates anyone for anything who isn't a white, non-Latino male. Only 33% of Americans are white, non-Latino males. Get over yourself.

    If you don't like Sotomayor, why can't you just talk about her views, rulings, temperament, or whatever else you don't like about her. Why bring up her gender and race as a negative?
    Becuse it's obvious that SHE was picked because SHE's hispanic. It's not like there isn't a hundred other people out there qualified to sit on that Court. The only issues that guide Democrat judicial nominees is the proven willingness to follow orders, not the Constitution, and their suitable placement on the rainbow.

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    Re: Is Sotomayor a Political choice...

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    It's possible. There are numerous instances of Supreme Court Justices starting their career out with one political ideology, then shifting their views in time. The man Sotomayor is replacing is a perfect example of this.
    Probably won't happen, but it would be a hoot if she turns out to be the Souter opposite.

    I just hope that Obama's next pick is a more intellectual heavy-hitter, who can go toe-to-toe with John Roberts in terms of brainpower and reasoning.
    That will be a tall order, especially if the emphasis remains on identity issues.

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    Re: Is Sotomayor a Political choice...

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    A female Latina?

    Yes, this is a political choice.
    I disagree with this assesment. One can speculate that she was chosen simply for her gender and ethnic background, but unless there is evidence that this was the case, speculation is all the it will ever be. She seems to have all the qualifications for the job, and I don't see how her being a latina female specifically vaulted her into the position. I would speculate that it may have been considered, but I doubt it was a determining factor as to whether she could serve.

    Having her under scrutiny now, I am not thrilled with the pick myself as things come to light, but I think Obama could have done worse. And I certainley wasn't holding my breath thinking Obama would deliver someone right of center to the SC.
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    Re: Is Sotomayor a Political choice...

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    I disagree with this assesment. One can speculate that she was chosen simply for her gender and ethnic background, but unless there is evidence that this was the case, speculation is all the it will ever be. She seems to have all the qualifications for the job, and I don't see how her being a latina female specifically vaulted her into the position. I would speculate that it may have been considered, but I doubt it was a determining factor as to whether she could serve.

    Having her under scrutiny now, I am not thrilled with the pick myself as things come to light, but I think Obama could have done worse. And I certainley wasn't holding my breath thinking Obama would deliver someone right of center to the SC.
    The Democrats haven't forgotten their focus on making the hispanics the next "guaranteed black vote" of their plantation.


    What I'd like to see (it'll never happen) is that all biological information is stripped from the candidates CV and the justice is chosen strictly on the basis of their record, with no reference made to the name, their gender, or their heritage, and only after the Senate confirms nominee W27 is the identity of the candidate revealed.

    In the real world, the candidate was picked for reasons no related to their judicial track record, and never will be. Thomas was picked because he was the replacement negro, Ruth Buzzy Ginsberg was picked because Clinton didn't see a photo of her before chosing her, etc etc.

    So, the USSC has a guaranteed black seat, a guaranteed women's seat, and now it has a guaranteed hispanic seat. There's only six seats left to be auctioned off, unless they make more. No law against that.
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    Re: Is Sotomayor a Political choice...

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Becuse it's obvious that SHE was picked because SHE's hispanic.
    And I'm sure you wouldn't be saying exactly the same thing if Obama picked any OTHER Latino.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar
    It's not like there isn't a hundred other people out there qualified to sit on that Court. The only issues that guide Democrat judicial nominees is the proven willingness to follow orders, not the Constitution, and their suitable placement on the rainbow.
    As I just said, white non-Latino males are only 33% of the population (and that was according to the 2000 census...it's undoubtedly dropped since then). That means in a colorblind and gender-blind society, 2/3 of the time someone else will be chosen. Get over yourself.
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    Re: Is Sotomayor a Political choice...

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Becuse it's obvious that SHE was picked because SHE's hispanic.
    I agree with this assesment. I see it as him appeasing two minorities with his choice.

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