Tuesday, May 26, 2009

How Not To Oppose A Supreme Court Nomination

By Charles Krauthammer:
"She (Sotomayor) is a believer in identity politics to the extreme. As we heard in the quote...where she said that she would hope that a Latina woman would be more wise than a white male, it tells her [sic] what her attitude is to race and gender and these categories...Her job on the court is to be an impartial adjudicator. And if she is not, if her empathy and her concern for certain ethnicities overrides the idea of justice and equal justice, I think that is a troubling concern."
The more white males hold pity parties for themselves, the more likely the Republican Party is headed for a world of hurt.

Update: Oh and Wendy E Long can't help but suggest that minority firefighters would not have done as well on September 11 (as if there weren't any there that day). Classy.
"She reads racial preferences and quotas into the Constitution, even to the point of dishonoring those who preserve our public safety. On September 11, America saw firsthand the vital role of America's firefighters in protecting our citizens. They put their lives on the line for her and the other citizens of New York and the nation. But Judge Sotomayor would sacrifice their claims to fair treatment in employment promotions to racial preferences and quotas. The Supreme Court is now reviewing that decision."
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  1. To quote Lionel Hutz, "There is truth and there is truth".

  2. If Republican senators can't stand up for the principle of colour-blind judgment, they have no business being in politics.

  3. What evidence do you have that her judgements are tainted? What judgements has she gotten wrong on the basis of her perceived identity politics?