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Sotomayor Sinks

Posted by Eric on July 14, 2009

As I watch the Sotomayor confirmation hearings it is becoming increasingly evident that “Obama’s Harriet Myers” is just a slip-up away from completely fizzling out. Thanks to the probing questions of the Judiciary Committee’s Republican heroes, the sheer stupidity and unqualified “intellectual shallowness” of Sonia Sotomayor is fully on display.

Mental lightweight Sotomayor should be withdrawing from consideration as a Supreme Court nominee any minute now. Any minute…

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7 Responses to “Sotomayor Sinks”

  1. jonolan said

    Why would she withdraw? Nobody can assail her qualifications; you can’t deny that she’s non-White, female, and the child of poor “immigrants.” With the Dems ruling the Congress, the confirmation hearing is nothing but a faux spectacle anyway.

  2. thenaturallawyer said

    Jonolan: it’s political theater, to be sure, but the hearings are still important because they are televised and put on the record. This is the Republicans’ chance to put President *Obama’s* judicial philosophy on display, and I think Senator Kyl did a good job of that by his rigorous cross-examination of Sotomayor. Remember, there are elections coming up. The more that these hearings establish an aggressive judicial activist bent, the more it hurts Obama. I don’t think the American people want “choose your own adventure judges”, and that’s exactly what they’ll get with Sotomayor.

  3. Eric said

    Whoops, I must have forgotten to put up the “[sarcasm] [/sarcasm]” tags. Still, even confused, right wing comments are always appreciated. Thanks guys!

    • jonolan said

      Whatever, Eric – my point still stands uncontested. She’s Latina and Liberal and that’s enough for the Dems. Anything she says at this point is immaterial insofar as her confirmation is concerned.

      • Eric said

        Agreed. The Sonia Sotomayor show really is the Sonia Sotomayor show. The same sort of “faux spectacle” we saw in the Alito and Roberts hearings a couple years back.

        And that she’s “Latina and Liberal” seems to be enough for the Repubs to oppose her. It cuts both ways to be sure.

      • jonolan said

        Latina, no. Liberal, very much yes.

        The only issues involving race that the Republicans are bringing up are the ones she opened the door for with her own words and past history of racial activism.

      • Jonolan is correct. The Republicans nominated Estrada a few years ago, which the Democrats blocked (because he was conservative, not because he was a latino). This isn’t about race, on either side. Both sides have nominated and opposed candidates of various minority races.

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