When the great Obama was elected my main fear was not what he would do in legislation. He is a socialist and as a socialist he will do all in his power to punish those of us who are productive in society and reward those who are not. It was my opinion that there were enough Blue Dog Democrats to keep some of this in check, and I am hoping that is still possible, and anything done can be undone by midterm electee’s and our new President in just under 4 years, however I don’t think anyone had any idea that BHO would have gotten to the extent of socialism that he has in such a short period of time. Out spending Bush’s 8 years by 4 times in just 100 days.
The main fear many of us held was the fact there was something BHO could do that would be nearly impossible to undo. Put a social activist judge on the supreme court. That is exactly what is about to happen. Sonia Sotomayor is The Obama’s pick to replace the retiring Souter. Sonia Sotomayor is the epitome of the American Dream, her back story is one for people to aspire to. But that alone does not make her a good choice or even a good judge in general. She is a mirror image of our Socialist President, The Obama. With 17 years on the bench, she bring with her much for us to look at and look we should. Not just our elected officials who will make the ultimate choice on her appointment because they have long forgotten we the people. They no longer serve us, they serve themselves. Their master is their power, their power is in their office. They only care about being re-elected. Democrats will not ask the hard questions of Sotomayor that they did of Justice Thomas or Chief Justice Roberts or Justice Alito. Democrats will not demand more time to view the her record like they did for almost every judicial appointment that Bush 43 made. She will be given a pass by the Democrats. The sad sad fact is the Republicans will give her a pass as well. They will not ask any of the hard questions that need asking. They will not treat her as they did Thomas, Roberts or Alito. The fact is she will to the most part be confirmed unscathed.
Lets look at her record for a second. The White House press secretary said that Sotomayor being over turned by the Supreme Court 3 out of 5 times her opinions have made it that far means nothing. 60% reversal by the high courts, really Mr. Gibbs not a big deal? What it says to me is that she does not rule with the Law but in fact rules just as she stated in her comments saying policy is made at the applet courts, then laughs about saying it on tape.
Even NPR reports that “Sotomayor, like the retiring Souter, is expected to vote with the court liberals.” (NPR.org) If she going to rule by the law, why would they say she is expected to vote with the court liberals, I though that SCOTUS was supposed to be impartial?
The real reason that Republican will not go after her is because she is Latina. Honestly it really doesn’t matter but the Left will make it an issue. They have in fact already made it an issue. They have made her entire nomination about her race. A ploy to keep the republicans from attacking her record, or the statements she has made on the record. EVERYONE needs to know that no matter what they will paint republicans as racists, so it really doesn’t matter what the democrats try say. The Democrats attacked Justice Thomas relentlessly over unfounded charges, no one called them racists. They attacked Alberto Gonzalez not a word from the left about anyone being a racist. I have not heard one republicans mention anything about Sotomayor’s race, and we are given a warning from Press Secretary Gibbs. Republicans have been warned by the White House “I think it is probably important for anybody involved in this debate to be exceedingly careful with the way in which they’ve decided to describe different aspects of this impending confirmation,” Gibbs said. (The Politico.com)
The Republican Party has been watered down by the likes Specter and Powell. They are spineless now. So afraid of losing any more power they cannot see that it is when they held true to conservative principals, they made great gains in the House and Senate, it is when the republicans tried to be like democrats they lost seats. The Republicans need to find a spine and ask the tough questions that are needed to be asked.
They need to ask Sotomayor why she made the racially charged 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.” Would anyone else even have a career after making that statement? That statement alone would preclude her from serving on a jury, much less being a judge at all.
They need to call her to task about the disturbing statements about the role of judges as policymakers. Someone needs to remind Sotomayor that Judges are supposed to rule based on Law, not make policy.
They need to ask about the New Haven Conn. Firefighter case that is probably going to be heard by the SCOTUS in the next session. Since she was involved in the case will she recuse herself if she is confirmed?
All in all Sonia Sotomayor has led an exceptional life, overcoming great odds to get where she is. The sad part is she is the total embodiment of what The Obama is. A socialist and a activist. Ruling after ruling have been given with empathy rather than rule of law. Her words not mine.
This is what I feared when The Obama was elected. This is the one thing that cannot be undone.