Welcome To The U.S. Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor

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All the teeth gnashing and hang wringing from us folks on the conservative side of the fence means very little and confirmation for Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court was a slam dunk from the moment Barack Obama announced her nomination.

Oh it’s not because she is eminently qualified heads and shoulders above and beyond any other flaming liberal judges out there. It’s because she is a woman of minority heritage who has one of those teary-eyed-dirt-poor-single-mom-walked-through-two-feet-of-snow-to-get-to-her-kindergarten-class type upbringings that makes it hard, as told to them by the liberal media, for the weak kneed Senate Republicans to oppose her nomination. In addition and as a bonus she is firmly in lock step with Obama’s payback-to-white-America-and-redistribute-the-wealth-by-any-means agenda.

All of the left wing media hacks call Obama’s pick, which pretty much everyone knew was coming weeks ago, sheer political brilliance. A woman, a Hispanic (debatably the first to sit on the SCOTUS) and a tear jerker background equals a free ride for Sonia Sotomayor right through the confirmation hearings with nothing more than a little dog and pony show from the Republicans.

You see when the Hispanic woman with a low income upbringing happens to be a Democrat then she is something special and worthy of praise and adoration. Untouchable if you will.

However if the minority nominee happens to be conservative they will be shredded as someone who simply took advantage of their ethnicity to open up all of those affirmative action doors and trailer trash because they grew up in the kind of poverty that turns liberals into heroes. The conservative minority nominee would have their past ripped opened by the left wing media and any potential embarrassing information, whether it’s real or contrived, revealed for all to see. The bottom rated left wing cable channel hairballs spewing venom on a daily basis would hold nothing sacred when it comes to the conservative minority nominee’s family or background…nothing. The late night and Comedy Central clowns would be merciless in their efforts to rip apart the conservative minority nominee in an all out blitzkrieg to force them to step aside. Nothing would be considered out of bounds for these on air dregs of society and the left wingers polluting our society would just eat it up.

While not technically “minorities,” do the names Sarah Palin and Carrie Prejean suddenly come to mind?

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All this brings me to a man named Clarence Thomas, you know only the second black American to sit on the United States Supreme Court and a man who was viciously attacked by the left wingers as he was going through his Congressional confirmation process.

Over the next week or so we will be bombarded with stories of how tough life was for Sonia Sotomayor as she was growing up. We will hear stories of a minority female overcoming so called and well spun incredible odds to eventually make it to the top of the heap on sheer will and of course no small amount of incredible brilliance. There will be no mention of affirmative action swinging wide those doors where entrance is unavailable to Caucasians, the very same openings Barack Obama and his wife Michelle sauntered through pretty much their whole lives while hating on the very country that has provided them all of the opportunities that have landed them where they are today.

Clarence Thomas also grew up dirt poor. His father pulled an Obama Sr. and bailed on his familial responsibilities when he was just three years old and eventually Thomas, his mother and siblings found themselves homeless when their house burned to the ground and it sure didn’t get much easier for the future Supreme Court Justice from there.

Thomas’ mother packed the boys’ clothes in grocery bags and brought them 2½ blocks down the street to live with her father, Myers Anderson, and his wife, Christine, also known as Aunt Tina. Anderson — the grandfather alluded to in the book’s title — was a strong, stern, proud man whom Thomas describes as “the greatest man I have ever known.”

With less than a third-grade education, Anderson started a number of businesses — delivering fuel, building and leasing a couple of houses, making cinder blocks, farming — and worked them tirelessly to provide his family with a standard of living that included such unthinkable luxuries as indoor toilets, a washing machine and beds for everyone in the house. He was very far from rich, but for a black man in Jim Crow-era Georgia, he did all right.

Anderson needed help from his wife and grandsons to run his businesses, a lot of help. The greatest man Thomas has ever known was certainly not the gentlest, even in Thomas’ own admiring account. He bought a truck to deliver fuel oil, then promptly removed its heater because he feared that the warmth “might make us lazy.” He brought them out to a farm every summer beginning when Thomas was 10 and put them to work from sunup to sundown. No glove-wearing was allowed on the truck or the farm— “Daddy,” as Thomas calls him, viewed them as “a sign of weakness.” Thomas once complained that “slavery was over.” His grandfather replied: “Not in my house.”

Years later, when Thomas left seminary, Anderson simply threw him out of the house.

Nonetheless, Anderson appears to have been a devoted father to Thomas and his brother, and Thomas’ description of his life with Anderson is vivid and moving: “The family farm and our unheated oil truck became my most important classrooms, the schools in which Daddy passed on the wisdom he had acquired in the course of a long life as an ill-educated, modestly successful black man in the Deep South. Despite the hardships he had faced, there was no bitterness or self-pity in his heart. As for bad luck, he didn’t believe in it. Instead he put his faith in his own unaided effort — the one factor in life that he could control — and he taught Myers and me to do the same. Unable to do anything about the racial bigotry and lack of education that had narrowed his own horizons, he put his hope for the future in “my two boys,” as he always called us. “I am going to send you boys to school and teach you how to work so you can have a better chance than I did,” he said. We were his second chance to live, to take part in America’s opportunities, and he was willing to sacrifice his own comfort so that they would be fully open to us.”

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Was Thomas embraced by the left as a symbol of how great this country is when a black man, who overcame incredible odds, can become a United States Supreme Court Justice? Ah, no as 41 Republicans and 11 Democrat Senators voted yea and 46 Democrats and 2 Republicans (well Jeffords was no Republican) voted nay.

Did the left celebrate the fact George W. Bush nominated Alberto Gonzales to be the very first Hispanic United States Attorney General? Ah no, as his confirmation was split pretty much down party lines with 54 Republicans and 6 Democrats in favor and 36 Democrats voting against him. Whoa, so much for “firsts.”

Oh OH! Does anybody remember Miguel Estrada? It may be hard to tell from the name but he is Hispanic.

George W. Bush nominated Estrada to a position on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and boy did that freak the left wingers out. Why? Because that position is generally considered as a strong stepping stone to the U.S. Supreme Court and they were in no mood to allow a conservative Hispanic to get anywhere near that place.

November 7, 2001/To: Senator Durbin

“The groups singled out three–Jeffrey Sutton (6th Circuit); Priscilla Owen (5th Circuit); and Caroline [sic] Kuhl (9th Circuit)–as a potential nominee for a contentious hearing early next year, with a [sic] eye to voting him or her down in Committee. They also identified Miguel Estrada (D.C. Circuit) as especially dangerous, because he has a minimal paper trail, he is Latino, and the White House seems to be grooming him for a Supreme Court appointment. They want to hold Estrada off as long as possible.”

You see skin color and ethnic heritage mean nothing to the liberals unless it serves their leftist agenda as I explained perfectly in this post.

Conservatives pointing out all of the issues in Sotomayor’s past will amount to absolutely nothing. The media won’t care and would laugh them aside anyway. In addition probably a good ninety percent or more of the people in this country have no idea what she meant when she said:

The Court of Appeals is where policy is made and I know this is on tape and I should never say that because we don’t make law. I know, I know….

…and if you explained it to them they would ask, “What’s the big deal?”

Indeed, activist judges have been making policy and engineering society from the bench for decades so why would an ignorant citizen know or assume any different?

Now Sotomayor has had several of her decisions wiggle their way up to the SCOTUS over the years so let’s take a look at them shall we?

Cases Reviewed by the Supreme Court

• Ricci v. DeStefano 530 F.3d 87 (2008) — decision pending as of 5/26/2009

Affirmative Action (New Haven firefighter case): Sotomayor was part of a three-judge panel that ruled in February 2008 to uphold a lower court decision supporting the City of New Haven’s decision to throw out the results of an exam to determine promotions within the city’s fire department. Only one Hispanic and no African-American firefighters qualified for promotion based on the exam; the City subsequently decided not to certify the results and issued no promotions. In June 2008, Sotomayor was part of a 7-6 majority to deny a rehearing of the case by the full court. The Supreme Court agreed to review the case and heard oral arguments in April 2009. [Would be happy to bet anyone a large beer this one will also be overturned based on the U.S. Constitution….ed]

• Riverkeeper, Inc. vs. EPA, 475 F.3d 83 (2007) — reversed 6-3

• Knight vs. Commissioner, 467 F.3d 149 (2006) — upheld, but reasoning was unanimously faulted

• Dabit vs. Merrill Lynch, 395 F.3d 25 (2005) — reversed 8-0

• Empire Healthchoice Assurance, Inc. vs. McVeigh, 396 F.3d 136 (2005) — reversed 5-4

• Malesko v. Correctional Services Corp., 299 F.3d 374 (2000) — reversed 5-4

Impressive (NOT), but then again Obama claims he is a “Constitutional attorney and professor” correct? So I guess he knows a winner when he sees one as evidenced by her musing:

“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life,” said Judge Sotomayor

Yes, when it comes to the Supreme Court we want decisions based on empathy and race rather than the law as provided by the U.S. Constitution especially when it comes to oh, I’m thinking the Second Amendment.

I don’t care what the Second Amendment says or what previous rulings have stated. We have a crisis in this country where latinos and blacks are dying in the street due to gun violence and we need to put an end to it. All guns should be banned for the benefit of the minorities in this country so we can make it a fair and level playing surface with whites who do not suffer the same amount of carnage at the end of a gun barrel. (Not an accurate portrayal of a Sotomayor quote. Simply provided as an example of what I believe is coming if this woman is confirmed…..ed)

Will the Senate Republicans step up and do whatever they can to put the brakes on this nominee? No, no they won’t and in some respects who couldn’t have seen their predicament coming? They have painted themselves into a corner always trying to play Democrat lite, instead of sticking to proven conservative ideals, in an effort to hold onto their gravy jobs and get reelected. Nice.

Welcome to the SCOTUS Sonia Sotomayor, we can’t stop ya, but there will always be a little ‘R’ for racist asterisk next to your name. You have certainly earned it but just to be sure you will be confirmed inquiring minds want to know…..did you skip out on paying your taxes?

If so you are a double whammy shoe in fo’ sho!

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