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BHO: Critics Distort Sotomayor’s Words

From an outraged (at the truth) Reuters:

Obama: Critics of court nominee twisting her words

By Caren Bohan – Sat May 30

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama pushed back on Saturday at conservative critics of his Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor, accusing them of twisting her words to score political points.

"There are, of course, some in Washington who are attempting to draw old battle lines and playing the usual political games, pulling a few comments out of context to paint a distorted picture of Judge Sotomayor’s record," Obama said in his weekly radio address.

"But I am confident that these efforts will fail," he said…

Critics highlighted her 2005 comment that the federal appeals court is "where policy is made" and a 2001 remark that a Latina judge "would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life." …

Obama and his aides said on Friday that comment was taken out of context and that Sotomayor merely meant to make the point that varied life experiences can give judges valuable insights into the cases they analyze.

But the White House also said comment was poorly worded and that Sotomayor wished she had phrased it differently…

How is anyone “twisting” Ms. Sotomayor’s words? They are being cited as they were spoken.

Furthermore, what exactly is the context that would make her comments any less racist?

She is a proud lifelong member of La Raza (The Race), for crying out loud. Every step of her career is tinged with racism.

Lastly, whatever happened to the free and open discussions that Mr. Obama promised during his campaign?

Instead, we are told we cannot question any of his decisions. And we are threatened if we even try.

Mr. Obama is introducing a thugocracy.

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, May 30th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

15 Responses to “BHO: Critics Distort Sotomayor’s Words”

  1. catie says:

    I realize that there are a number of stupid people who still lap up everything this man says (I am surrounded by them in my cul de sac) and takes it for gospel but he has to think some people are catching on. How can her words be twisted when it comes straight from her big, fat mouth? What does he think La Raza is, an Hispanic social club where Sonja comes and shares her guacamole recipe and someone else comes and shares their fish taco recipe?
    Of course he’s confident these efforts will fail. He has 60 votes for pete’s sake. The outcome is not in question, what is in question is if the Republicans can come up with a cohesive argument and not roll over and play dead which it appears that is the path they’re taking.
    Thugocracy is exactly what this community organizer and his black panther, terrorist loving, America hating friends and “religious” advisers are creating.

  2. proreason says:

    The audacity we heard so much about from The Moron for the last 2 years turns out to be the audacity of amoral lieing.

    The creature is literally capable of saying anything with a straight face.

    They must have developed a particularly innovative test for this when he was selected to be the carny boss by the oligarchists, because he swims in a pool of accomlished lifelong liars.

    Yet, he is clearly the most “audacious” liar in the whole gang.

  3. joeblough says:

    You have to notice his emphasis on her words, as opposed to her outlook.

    She is/was a member of La Raza for crying out loud! The name of that organization is “The Race”.

    There’s nothing debatable here. She’s a plain racist. Not a “reverse” racist, or crypto racist or potential racist, she’s a plain old ordinary racist.

    And more importantly, you can see in her record on the bench that her ruling will be guided by her racism. We will have, possibly for the first time since Dred Scott, official racism coming down from the supreme court.

    What BO is saying is simply that he’s sure that, given the opportunity, she would now hide her real position better … come up with a more clever way to confuse the listener.

    That’s all.

    And that’s all he cares about.

  4. proreason says:

    “What BO is saying is simply that he’s sure that, given the opportunity, she would now hide her real position better … come up with a more clever way to confuse the listener.”

    good insight.

    And to take it one step further, The Moron’s whole life is based on hiding HIS real positions, isn’t it?

    So of course he would expect his nominees to do the same.

    And he must be really pissed that the media hasn’t run cover more effectively on this one.

    Heads will roll.

  5. bronzeprofessor says:

    Hi all, I am not a regular on this site, but I figured I would link to the article I wrote on this, called “saint Sonia (or maybe not).” I put a good effort in, but none of the editors who have published me in the past would go near this. As a Latino conservative writer I am persona non grata on this. But anyway, maybe someone will read the piece at the site below.


    To all a good night!


    • TwilightZoned says:

      Good read, good insight.

      Statement, which we all know, implied for the following quote.

      “The more you contextualize that statement, the more you infer that she misreads everything: Latinos, white men, women, poverty, richness, me, you, herself. She misreads life. How can she judge?”

      Most excellent point.

    • proreason says:

      Good article bronze.

      For myself, I don’t wish to be judged on the circumstances of my birth. I had nothing to do with them.

      Why do liberals wish to do so?

      But of course we know the answer. They first convince their marks that they are victims, and then camoflage who their candidates really are by painting a story board that their victims can identify with.

    • caligirl9 says:

      Bravo, bronzeprofessor! I wish my Latino friends were all as open-minded as you are.

      Instead, many blindly follow the dogma of LaRaza and enjoy making themselves “victims.”

      Please visit us often!

    • Barbie says:

      dear Bronze, I really liked your article and I thought it fair. I would happily read other articles at your site. I don’t have any major earth shattering comment to make, but I want you to know I read it and found it fair and really interesting.

  6. canary says:

    Obama would be great at doing car sales commercials. As long as he had a teleprompter.

  7. Liberals Demise says:

    I still say she’s a angry, irate mexican!!

    • JohnMG says:

      BO says she was quoted out of context. Personally, I think if they looked closely enough at her personal calendar they’d have dismissed the whole statement.

  8. Barbie says:

    Did anyone see Mitt Romney on Chris Wallace today? He said he thought Rush and Newt ‘wrong’ for saying Sotomayor is a racist; yet he then promptly turned around and said he found some of her statements troubling. Why is that, Mitt? What do you find ‘troubling’ about her statements, and which ones? I suspect if you were honest about it, you’d say you have the same concerns as expressed by Rush and Gingrich. Too bad Wallace didn’t press you about this. You, Mitt, just didn’t want to take a side that is controversial. You’re going to have to be honest and strong, Mitt, if you’re going to be a leader. You’re not going to get my respect if you dance around a subject to avoid being labeled as one of ‘them'(conservatives). Good gosh, don’t we have enough wimps in the Republican party? p.s. Chris Wallace why do you insist on having Arlen Specter on your program? He’s a has been. I know you want to hold onto the old RINO repub ways, but it’s over. You need to move on. p.s.s Chris, did you happen to read the article on this site about how Obama colors his hair? Nice and Easy, Chris, Nice and Easy.

    • proreason says:

      It’s disappointing to hear that about Mitt. He can be a great conservative representative, but if he is trying to parse his values, he will be picked apart by the press, and we will see right through it as well.

    • Barbie says:

      That was my interpretation of what he said. I could be wrong, but I don’t think so.

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