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Old 06-03-2009, 05:07 PM   #106
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Newt's sorry he called her a name.

Rush isn't and now says he "could support her."

Who give a fuck what a radio talk show host thinks? What does Howard Stern think?
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Rush thinks because she's Catholic she might help to overturn Roe v Wade. I wonder if he still likes Hillary...

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On his show Wednesday, Limbaugh said his potential support of Sotomayor stems from the nominee's unclear stance on abortion coupled with the fact that she is a Catholic.

"I don't know that it will ever happen, but if you know, the opportunity to get somebody like her, she's a Catholic, she's a devout Catholic, she's a Hispanic Catholic, Puerto Rican, they tend to be devout, she hasn't got a record on this. Normally liberals do have a record," Limbaugh said.

But, unlike Gingrich, the conservative talker did not back away from his contention Sotomayor is a racist.

I didn't know why he retracted it," Limbaugh said of Gingrich. "What is it? It's racism, reverse racism, whatever, but it's still racism, and she would bring a form of racism and bigotry to the court. But as I said yesterday, folks, I'm — I'm — I may look past that.
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I don't know that it will ever happen, but if you know, the opportunity to get somebody like her, she's a Catholic, she's a devout Catholic, she's a Hispanic Catholic, Puerto Rican, they tend to be devout, she hasn't got a record on this. Normally liberals do have a record," Limbaugh said.

So Limbaugh likes a 'wise old Latina, Catholic woman's life experience' to influence her judgments?
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As long as it's in the ways Rush wants-yes
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Rush thinks because she's Catholic she might help to overturn Roe v Wade. I wonder if he still likes Hillary...
OMG imagine a pro-choice Catholic, next thing you'll tell me that they also use birth control!!
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No way.
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Some how, I just don't see Sotomayor as a strident pro-choice person, like Ginsburg or Stevens.

and with the country not trending as pro-choice as before I would not be surprised if Obama did not care if Roe v Wade was eroded a bit.

I can't say for sure what half-measures would be.
But, I do think pro-choice Obama supporters may feel a little let down by the time he leaves office.
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:37 AM   #113
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and with the country not trending as pro-choice as before I would not be surprised if Obama did not care if Roe v Wade was eroded a bit.

I think you're underestimating him.
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am i a humorless liberal if i look at a cover like this and think, WTF?






do conservatives have any self-awareness at all?
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Old 06-07-2009, 01:08 AM   #115
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do conservatives have any self-awareness at all?
Not in 2009.
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They'll issue a half-hearted apology later and it'll all be ok.
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am i a humorless liberal if i look at a cover like this and think, WTF?






do conservatives have any self-awareness at all?
I don't know what you are,
I am not big on the labels.

But, in this case Sotomayor put a large target on her back with this statement.

"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."

That is a ridiculous statement. Do you defend it? Do you dismiss it?

Sotomayor's 'wise Latina' comment a staple of her speeches - CNN.com

I find it odd that she has siad it often.


Obama had a way of talking about his biography, back ground, life experience that help people understand who he was but never said those facts would make him a better President than a white male.

I think that drawing on the cover depicting a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences is not out of bounds.


and please keep in mind, I am someone that supports affirmative action, believes racism is a problem.

I also would much rather see Sotomayor on the court than Alito or Scalia.

Is her repeated use of the very poor statement enough for me to not want her confirmed? No.

I hope she is smart enough to say it was a poor choice of words and not well thought out. And that in writing decisions she will be much more careful.
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firstly, that cover is foolish. why didn't they just have her singing out a window in the Bronx as the Sharks and the Jets had a rumble in the streets below?

i'm actually on a mini-vacation and i don't have the time to really get into it, but i think you need to take her comments more in context, i think they line up very well with Obama's stated preference for someone who is empathetic, and i think she's right.

even Gingrich has backed down on thinking her statement is somehow racist.
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OMG imagine a pro-choice Catholic, next thing you'll tell me that they also use birth control!!
I can imagine a Catholic who doesn't abide by the position of their Church, I have a hard time imagining how a Pope could come out in favour of abortion and condoms.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats, determined to seat Sonia Sotomayor on the Supreme Court quickly, announced mid-July hearings on her nomination Tuesday in a move that surprised and angry Republicans said clouded the prospects for the nomination and other legislative business.

GOP leaders lashed out after Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman, announced that he would convene the hearings on July 13—considerably earlier than Republicans wanted—saying the date presents a "fair and adequate" schedule in line with the timeline for past Supreme Court nominees.
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