In yesterday’s entry, we took some time to go over a comment made by Sonya Sotomayor back in 2001 that smacks of racism. While we were and are not yet ready to say that she is a racist (because we all make unartful statements we honestly believe do not reflect our real views), we are willing to give her a chance to explain herself. Actually, we insist that she be made to explain this comment before the Senate confirms her to the position of Supreme Court Justice.
In her view, is justice blind, or do ad-hoc characteristics like race, the religion into which one is born, one’s ethnicity, etc. – do these matter as much or even more? Her statement – let’s repeat it here so we have it on the table in front of us.
“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experience would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.”
Again – we know without a doubt – that had a Caucasian man said the same thing in reverse, he’d be skewered. He certainly would not be given a shot at the Supreme Court judgeship. Let’s say it in reverse just to see how jarring it sounds Read more
Several months ago, Eric Holder acted the role of a coward, hiding behind his race and saying of other people (presumably those of a fairer skin complexion) that we are cowards when it comes to matters of race. Let Mr. Holder step onto the battlefield and swear publicly that he will never call anyone a racist for minor offenses, and just maybe we might be willing to engage him in a discussion. But we don’t aim to have civil discourse with people who play political correctness games from behind the shield of their race. That’s a fool’s game.
Just to nail this on the head, we have now come to believe that the so-called “post-racial President” actually plays some of the most hardball racial politics we have seen.
The President picked Sonya Sotomayor as his nominee for the Supreme Court, to replace retiring David Sueter. Naturally, she’s of an arch-liberal bent. Fine. While we’d prefer a conservative, we don’t have any kind of raised eyebrows about her liberal stance on things. A President – even a socialist like the current President – is Constitutionally entitled to pick anyone he wants as the nominee.
What we do have difficulty with is this statement that Ms. Mayor made in 2001: Read more
You remember the game, Where’s Waldo?
Where’s Speaker Pelosi?
In China? Why, Madame Speaker? Could it be that you can’t stand up to scrutiny regarding your fiasco with the CIA accusations?
Why can’t you just do the right thing: apologize? Or resign? Or apologize and resign?
Most of America would feel a lot safer with you and Harry Reid out of office. Won’t you please do the right thing and just go?
The President has selected a nominee for the Supreme Court. We have been tempted to look for reasons to say that Ms. Sotomayor should not be a Supreme Court justice. We’ve seen the clip where she talks about judges making policy.
A fair review of this is not as damning as some of her critics have said. She clearly said that Read more
One of our mothers used to say that no one was all good or all bad. We wonder about some people, but overall, we consider this sage advice. Even Pelosi is good as a bad example.
But when the President does something that makes sense to us, intellectual integrity requires that we acknowledge it, and encourage him to do more.
So – we liked the signing of the credit card bill. It isn’t perfect, but it does correct some egregious practices by the credit card companies. The worst of these in our view is Read more