Sotomayor Confirmed

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor was easily confirmed in a 68-31 vote. Nine Republicans joined a unanimous Democratic caucus in supporting her nomination.

She will be sworn in at the Supreme Court by Chief Justice John Roberts on Saturday. Sotomayor was confirmed after senators spent a final day of debate rehashing the main arguments for and against her.

President Obama, who selected Sotomayor on May 26, said he was “deeply gratified” by the Senate vote.

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Republicans Spreading the Love to Hispanics

GOP Meets Hispanic America

GOP Meets Hispanic America

Senate Republicans have lined up in staunch opposition to the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, rejecting concerns about alienating the growing Hispanic vote.

Even before debate began Tuesday night, almost three-fourths of the Senate Republican Conference had already announced opposition to the first Latina ever nominated to the nation’s highest court. The party’s 2008 standard bearer, Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), joined the chorus of opposition this week, and no likely contender for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination has spoken in support of confirmation.

Sotomayor has the backing of every Senate Democrat and at least a half-dozen Senate Republicans, assuring her of confirmation by week’s end. But the 28 already-pronounced no votes from Republicans would dwarf the single-digit opposition drawn by the two previous nominees from a Democratic president, Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen G. Breyer.

Most Senate Republicans say opposition to Sotomayor is a principled stand based on the belief that her public speeches reveal a personal bias in her judicial philosophy. Republicans have cited her views on Second Amendment cases, speeches she has given during her time as a federal judge and a key ruling on affirmative action — all issues that are of sharp interest to conservative-base voters.

In a recent NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll, 58 percent of Hispanics favored Sotomayor’s confirmation, 11 percent opposed her, and about 30 percent had no opinion. But the poll found continuing troubles for Republicans with Hispanics: Just 20 percent had favorable views of the Republican Party, while 41 percent had unfavorable views.

Going to be down to just the confederate states next election…

Sotomayor Passes First Hurdle

Notice the “No by Proxy” votes by the Republicans…

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The Hispanic vote in the US is far more nuanced and complex than many commentators have given Hispanics credit for. There are vast differences between groups from different countries who have different interests, and have significant cultural and ethnic differences.

This has resulted in a split in the Hispanic vote, between people whose background is from Mexico or Central America, those of South America, and people from Cuba. While Cuban descendants in Florida have historically leaned Republican the last 5 elections, recently the Mexican and central American vote has split 65-35 Democratic.

Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor

With the hearings for Sototmayor’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, that will likely take a drastic turn – especially if conservatives pursue the incendiary, racist line of questioning they have proposed…

The firefighter/plaintiff of the New Haven, Conn., affirmative action case is on the minority’s witness list for next week’s hearings on Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court. If nothing else, it’ll set up a TV-friendly “battle” with the nominee. And it marks a change from June, when Ricci’s attorney refused to say what her client thought of Sotomayor.

The full Republican list, annotated with that person’s special area of interest:

*Linda Chavez, President, Center for Equal Opportunity (labor, affirmative action)
*Sandy Froman, Esq., Former President, National Rifle Association of America (guns)
*Dr. Stephen Halbrook, Attorney (guns)
*Tim Jeffries, Founder, P7 Enterprises
*Peter Kirsanow, Commissioner, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (affirmative action)
*David Kopel, Esq., Independence Institute (guns)
*John McGinnis, Professor, Northwestern University School of Law (affirmative action)
*Neomi Rao, Professor, George Mason University School of Law (Constitutional law)
*Frank Ricci, Director of Fire Services, ConnectiCOSH (Connecticut Council on Occupational Safety and Health) (affirmative action)
*David Rivkin, Esq., Partner, Baker Hostetler (presidential power)
*Nick Rosenkranz, Professor, Georgetown University School of Law (presidential power)
*Ilya Somin, Professor, George Mason University School of Law (Constitutional law)
*Lieutenant Ben Vargas, New Haven Fire Department (affirmative action)
*Dr. Charmaine Yoest, Americans United for Life (pro-life)

The presence of only one pro-life activist on the list is striking.

The names in bold constitute the conservative race pimps, who will try to turn the hearing into a forum on white supremacy, aided and abetted by Snidely Whiplash, AKA Peter Kirsanow, Uncle Tom extraordinaire.

Should be about as many Hispanic Republicans left when this is done as black Republicans…

Which is damn scarce.

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Michael Steele Lawn Jockey of the Year Award

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GOP Senator Graham Poses the Question

In this interview on Faux, GOP Senator Lindsay Graham is asked the question – “Is Sotomayor a racist as ‘Drugbo’ and ‘Neut’ claim?”

Graham goes into a discussion based on fairness. We he, a southern white guy get a fair hearing before Sotomayor?

Which begs the question…

The Bushit appointed hundreds of old white men to the Federal Bench. Indeed, he appointed fewer minority jurists than any President since Raygun, making up less than 5%…

Now- while being an old white guy from South Carolina certainly doesn’t mean that you are necessarily a racist – in consideration of our nation’s troubled history of racism, and in particular your party’s recent troubled history…

Maybe your feeling like a minority standing before Judge Sotomayor…

Is a good thing.

And just might lead you into feeling that “empathy” thing, and lead you to thinking twice about appointing one of your fellow “old white men with a troubled racial history” – such as you supported not too long ago with Judge Pickering.

Even better, the appointment of Sotomayor might just be a small step in balancing a court, led by an “old” white guy, whose appointment was fully supported by you…

Who is a racist.

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