Monday, July 13, 2009

Sotomayor Hearings: Abortion protesters tossed out

The nation is poised to hear aspersions cast, all the "dirty laundry" anyone opposed to Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor may find or think they've found during her confirmation hearings, which have begun. As President Obama did at Notre Dame, she's got anti-abortion protesters stalking her.

I haven't weighed in on the idiotic accusations that she is an unqualified racist because there are not enough hours in the day to keep track of right wing BS, much less respond to it. However, I did write about what former Secretary of State Colin Powell said and posted it at the African-American Books Examiner last week.
What we can't continue to have is to have somebody like a Judge Sotomayor who is announced and based on one simple, tricky, but nonetheless, case that the Supreme Court is now deciding have her called a racist, a reverse racist, and (say) she ought to withdraw her nomination because we're mad at her. Fortunately the senators who will sit on this hearing in the judiciary committee after a few days of this kind of nonsense said, 'Let's slow down. Let's examine her qualifications in the way we're supposed to at a confirmation hearing.'" (Powell on Republicans an Race, Sotomayor)
I've never doubted her confirmation, but still read up on her battles. Below is a list of links.
Lindsey Graham to Sotomayor: "Unless you have a complete meltdown, you're gonna get confirmed."

1 comment:

msladydeborah said...

VP,

It is the season of sincere stupidity in politics.

White males know that they are becomming this century's version of the dinosaur. Every cultural sensitivty training that I have attended in the past ten years cites a fact that they cannot ignore. The people of color are going to be the majority populations.

White males understand what Sotomayor meant in her remarks. That point really is not over their heads. They may not like hearing the truth-but is that racist? I don't think so. I totally understand what she meant.

Let the games continue!