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Thread: Sotomayor

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    Sotomayor

    Do you think the attacks on Sonia Sotomayor will damage the right's standing with Latinos? I'll post my thoughts in a bit.
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    Re: Sotomayor

    You did not include a "maybe" option. Depends on how her confirmation hearings go. If they push the racist tag and attack her hard, it could. If they back away from that, as they seem to be doing, I think it won't have much effect. Hispanic voters tend to vote democrat anyway, so I don't think it will have a large effect either way.

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    Re: Sotomayor

    Depends on the type of Hispanic. Sotomayor is PR, and they tend to be liberal. Cubans tend towards conservatism, and Mexican-Americans tend to have conservative social values but vote Democrat.

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    Re: Sotomayor

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Do you think the attacks on Sonia Sotomayor will damage the right's standing with Latinos? I'll post my thoughts in a bit.
    I don't. Certain political stories are big all over while others are big only to the folks who make a point of following this stuff. The Sotomayor story isn't big. It's unlikely your average person on the street, Latino or not, even knows who the hell she is.

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    Re: Sotomayor

    For group-identity Latino's - yes.

    For Americans of Hispanic descent - not nearly as much.

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    Re: Sotomayor

    No, since the so-called "attacks" are nothing but revealing what that racist feminist liberal has said in her own words, why should it?

    If the "latino community" takes offense at the truth, they really do want to turn the United States into the countries they ran away from, so screw'em and they can join the blacks on the Democrat's plantation pickin' cotton and fryin' frijoles.

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    Re: Sotomayor

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Do you think the attacks on Sonia Sotomayor will damage the right's standing with Latinos? I'll post my thoughts in a bit.
    Overall, I doubt there will be much impact. Sotomayor's record--her rulings and public commentary--is and should be subject to review, critique, and criticism.

    For the Anti-Republicans to pretend that all of Dear Leader's decisions are beyond criticism and reproach, and that Sotomayor is not without certain negatives and question marks in her record, is facetiousness in the extreme. She is a mediocre jurist, and will replace a mediocre jurist on the Supreme Court.

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    Re: Sotomayor

    I think it will be forgotten within a week.


    Though many were justified as this white male feels that her belief that latinos are better than me was rather rude.


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    Re: Sotomayor

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    No, since the so-called "attacks" are nothing but revealing what that racist feminist liberal has said in her own words, why should it?

    If the "latino community" takes offense at the truth, they really do want to turn the United States into the countries they ran away from, so screw'em and they can join the blacks on the Democrat's plantation pickin' cotton and fryin' frijoles.

    Those who support Sotomayor will simply justify her racism and sexism or pretend that it never happened.
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    Re: Sotomayor

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    I don't. Certain political stories are big all over while others are big only to the folks who make a point of following this stuff. The Sotomayor story isn't big. It's unlikely your average person on the street, Latino or not, even knows who the hell she is.
    I read this and started nodding my head but the more I think about it the more uncertain I become. There are so many people who embrace and identify by culture I can see a scenario where there could be some backlash.

    Then I go back to people just being people and I think, nah. IMO it seems we (Americans) have a record of short memories.




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