Tuesday, May 26, 2009

She'll Do Just Fine

President Obama has selected Sonia Sotomayor as his choice to replace David Souter on the Supreme Court.
Not to sound like a Mafia lawyer or anything, but I know a guy who knows a guy who...
actually, I know a woman who worked under Sotomayor when my friend was a prosecutor for the NYC District Attorney's office.
Sotomayor was fair, competent and not afraid to occasionally color outside the lines.
The right-wing Republicans already are sharpening their hatchets to condemn Obama's choice, but they'll have to work around the fact that George Bush 41 appointed her to the bench back in his day.
Also, with Hispanics the fastest growing demographic in America, the GOP will face a lot of grief if they appear to be the racist bastards they are by rejecting Sotomayor's nomination.
On the plus side, there are no opinions authored by her on the subject of abortion.
She can always tell the GOP her aim is to respect the Constitution and existing laws when making decisions, and they'll have no grenades to launch at her about abortion.
A liberal, Latina justice is just what we needed on the top bench.
Good pick, Obama.


Karen Zipdrive said...

Also-ran Mike Huckabee was first to jump on the GOP naysayer bandwagon:

"The appointment of Maria Sotomayor for the Supreme Court is the clearest indication yet that President Obama's campaign promises to be a centrist and think in a bipartisan way were mere rhetoric..."

Maria, huh?
Oh, that's right, to white bread Republican hayseeds from the sticks, all them Hispanics are Mexican wetbacks named Maria.
He must really be well informed about the candidate to denounce her so quickly, huh?
That he failed to know her first name is Sonia and not Maria should be our first clue.

Sonia said...

well said !

Karen Zipdrive said...

Rush Limbaugh has referred to her and Obama as "reverse racists."
Oh, he of "Obama the Magic Negro" played constantly on his radio show.
I can see why he thinks he's an expert on calling out other peoples' racism. Spot it, you got it, douchebag.

nonnie9999 said...

the shitheads like limpdick and chuckleberry can bitch and moan all they like from the sidelines, but the rethug shitheads in the senate will diss her at their own risk. no matter how they frame their arguments, they will still be suspected (and in most cases, rightly so) of being anti-hispanic or misogynistic.

Karen Zipdrive said...

BigSis and I were chuckling on the phone today about how sly Obama keeps setting traps for the GOP and they keep leaping into them with both feet.
Example: Karl Rove, a college drop-out, wondered aloud today whether Sonia Sotomayor 'was intelligent enough' for the job. Yes, he who thought Harriet Myers was a good SCOTUS prospect, is worried about SS's intellect. What a fucking fuck!
Pundits are saying all these GOP gasbags who are not in office (Big Dick, Steele, Rove, Limbaugh, Fox News, etc.) will take on all the racist, sexist Sonia sniping duties and leave the GOP legislators to quietly accept her without daring to speak out.
Obama outplays, outwits and will outlast all these GOP yokels. He's their Roadrunner and they all are always stuck holding Acme brand sticks of lit dynamite.
What a bunch of maroons.

Fran said...

Love the Roadrunner/Coyote/Acme analogy.

Quick! Get the anvil- Limbaugh is about to spew again!!!

The more Rush loathes "Maria", the more I hope Sonia is confirmed.


Sonia said...

She has my first name so I like her already ;-)
sorry for being so shallow - I wish we had high powerful "diversity" women AND competent as you do in the US

Karen Zipdrive said...

Sonia, vous avez Carla Bruni, et elle est puissante. Elle emploie le sexe sur les hommes et des femmes, ainsi elle est diverse.

Sonia said...

I feel about Carla's husband how Karen felt about W and Republicans in general ...