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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Monday, June 01, 2009

Sotomayor/Manipulating race

In the infamous "firefighter case," Sotomayor didn't engage in some great moment of "activism." The court's decision was that the city of New Haven did not act illegally in changing its promotion process. That was the only proposition before the court.

And, my state's shame decides to wade in,
"We need to know, for example, whether she's going to be a justice for all of us or just a justice for a few of us," said Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas)...

Just two days after saying such discussion was "terrible...." In the end, Cornyn chases the base, usually ending up making some of the more extreme statements trying to please them.

(Remember "None of your civil liberties matter much after you're dead"?)


  • I'm wondering if what is revealed during the confirmation hearings will undercut the credibility of the GOP character assassins?

    By Blogger -epm, at 8:58 AM  

  • The GOP is now the GOP's worst enemy. Let them dirty it up as much as they want to and let them hang themselves.

    Without the Diebold and other electronic election machine BS being used as it was in elections since 2000 I think the Dems may be able to hold on to power for several cycles.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:15 AM  

  • EPM, I don't know. To some degree, the press is playing along with the current characterization. When it started out, they eyerolled at the GOP, now they're treating the questions as legitimate.


    Anon, The weird thing is that none of this will stop her nomination. It's all about connecting with the base. Fiscal discipline didn't work. NEither did the balance the Democrats argument.

    But "reverse racism" victimhood.... that seems to have hit a chord.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 10:18 AM  

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