Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

To honor Obama’s SCOTUS pick, Sonia Sotomayor, here’s a fun little quote straight from Sotomayor’s mouth:

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.
Sonia Sotomayor

Seems to me to be a pretty racist statement. And why shouldn’t she make such statements? Because she’s a minority, she’s allowed to say such things. If a white male said something similar, except reversing “Latina woman” and “white male”, there would be a monumental outcry.

Sonia Sotomayor is basically a hard-left liberal who was chosen thanks to identity politics. She’s said before that she believes it’s appropriate for a judge to consider their “experiences as women and people of color” when making judicial decisions. In short, she’s exactly the kind of extremist liberal judge we were all worried about Obama nominating. He didn’t disappoint.

Obama picked her because she’s a woman and because she’s hispanic, and he knew he’d be lauded for his triumph over racism and sexism. Throw in the hard-core liberalism, and how could he not pick her? All she’d really need to make her nomination perfect for Obama would be some tax evasion. Then she’d really fit in.

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  • mj says:

    A Supreme Court Justice who suggests up front that she’ll keep her thumb on the scales of justice. I’m not worried.

  • FJ says:

    Oh, the poor Latina women, they know so much more about suffering than anyone else, right?

    Please…the interesting part about most of Latin America is the immense amount of natural resources it has, which makes the inability of the people to overthrow corrupt government regimes and provide some stability/start some profitable trading off of those same natural resources more and more amazing. So they come here for a “better life”, and then resent the same people who let them in for that better life…to the point where this judge has deluded herself into thinking that she must have a much better perspective on life and suffering than any white male.

    When my grandparents immigrated to the US, they were denied three times at the Naples embassy because of minor illnesses (my aunt, at one point, had one bloodshot eye so they were turned away). My grandfather never said a word about his “struggle” to get into this country, nor the racism he encountered from Irish or others in Boston when he got here. Know why? Because he knew the great opportunity that was being afforded him by giving up his citizenship to come to a better place; he had to have a job and learn the language before coming here, and he had to live in a community of Italians that propped each other up and helped each other out to make things better for themsleves as their numbers grew. Think about the different waves of immigration and how some complain and some don’t, and then think about the ones who really “suffered” the pain in the a** of – god forbid – hard work to get where they are today.

    People who complain about their past and hold their “suffering” on a pedestal are looking for something, and it’s these same poeple who push the welfare state and amenesty for illegals on taxpaying americans…if my grandparents were around today they’d be horrified at what immigration has become in this country.

  • WayneB says:

    I’m far more concerned about her statement that Policy begins in the Court of Appeals.

  • alice says:

    Actually, I think she’s just being up front about the truth.

    The recent case with the 13-year old girl who was strip-searched over possibly ibuprofen on her person showed that most of the white male justices have little idea what kind of trauma that caused her. They see taking their clothes off and being naked much differently than women do. So, I am thankful that Ginsberg was on the court to grit her teeth and try to undo their idiocy in this regard.

    The fact is, our culture is very white and very male-oriented. It is so deeply ingrained that we see white men as the absence of bias, as the only rational actors. In fact, EVERYONE, white men included, brings their experiences to bear on everything they do. However, in the case of SCOTUS, we already have several of them to give their perspective.

    There are no Latinos or Latinas on the Court, and I can’t imagine that it wouldn’t benefit from one. Read up on the history of LULAC or the Chicano Movement and you will see that Hispanics/Latinos/Chicanos have had a very long and painful struggle to even achieve the (not quite) equality they have now. Their experiences and culture and family life are very different from white culture, African-American culture, or Asian-American culture. Thus, it is natural that the Court would benefit from her presence.

    Lastly, we *do* need more women on the Court, like the strip search case and Ginsberg’s wide-eyed disbelief prove. The idea that somehow only white men are qualified and rational is bizarre to me, and the fact that Sotomayor was bright enough to notice that her different experience will assist her in making good decision and providing alternative views is a good thing.

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