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Sotomayor Lying About Role Of Sex?

From an utterly shameless ABC News (and Washington Post):

Broad Support for Sotomayor’s Supreme Court Confirmation

ABC News-Washington Post Poll: 59 Percent Say Her Sex Plays No Role in Judicial Decisions

ANALYSIS By GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO

June 28, 2009—Sonia Sotomayor enjoys broad public support for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, with large majorities of Americans rejecting the notion that her sex, race or ethnicity play a negative role in how she decides cases as a judge.

Sixty-two percent in this ABC News/Washington Post poll say Sotomayor should be confirmed, among the highest levels of support for a high court nominee in polling data back to Robert Bork in 1987. The only numerically higher was 63 percent initial support for Clarence Thomas, which fell when his nomination turned controversial.

SEX/ETHNICITY: There’s been close scrutiny of a 2001 speech in which Sotomayor said, "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." Critics say this raises questions of judicial even-handedness; supporters call it a reflection on the benefits of diversity and the fact that life experience shapes judgment.

Results of this poll show support for Sotomayor in two ways. First, 59 percent don’t think her sex plays a role in her judicial decisions. Moreover, among those who think it does inform her judgment, 70 percent see that as a good thing. The total — those who see no influence, or a positive one– is 82 percent. (It’s virtually identical among women and men.)

The results on ethnicity are somewhat less lopsided; nonetheless 52 percent believe Sotomayor’s racial or ethnic background doesn’t play a role in her decisions, and of those who think it does, 42 percent call that a good thing. On this, a net total of 68 percent see no influence or a positive one (66 percent of whites, as well as 77 percent of non-whites).

IDEOLOGY and ABORTION: Sotomayor also benefits from a mainstream image. Fifty-five percent say she’s "about right" ideologically, about as many as said so about John Roberts and more than Samuel Alito’s 44 percent in 2005. Just over a quarter call her too liberal, about as many as called both Roberts and Alito too conservative…

What a hoot.

ABC News-Washington Post Poll: 59 Percent Say Her Sex Plays No Role in Judicial Decisions

And…

The results on ethnicity are somewhat less lopsided; nonetheless 52 percent believe Sotomayor’s racial or ethnic background doesn’t play a role in her decisions, and of those who think it does, 42 percent call that a good thing.

Obviously these 59% and 52% consider Ms. Sotomayor to be a pathological liar.

Since she herself has stated unequivocally and on numerous occasions that both her gender and ethnicity are major factors in her decisions. And, moreover, that her sexual and ethnic prejudices are a positive attribute.

Indeed, given how often Ms. Sotomayor has reiterated this (repellent) position, it is obviously one of her most central articles of faith.

But whom should we believe?

Mrs. Sotomayor, or an agenda-driven poll of woefully uninformed clearly unbiased Americans?

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, June 28th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “Sotomayor Lying About Role Of Sex?”

  1. proreason says:

    Well, it has been said that The Moron’s broad support is based on his supporters knowledge that he was lying about virtually everything he said during the campaign. Example, queers voted for him because they knew his statements about being opposed to “gay marriage” were flagrant lies.

    Indeed, it’s been said that his supporters take great joy in knowing what a liar he is. Apparently, it’s a confederacy of thieves.

    So, who should be surprised that a poll of Red Sonya’s supporters (and since it’s WaPro, we can be sure that they selected only her supporters for its”scientific” poll) will be delighted to have a new ruler who is as prejudiced about white heterosexual men as they are themselves.

  2. bronzeprofessor says:

    ABC News/WashPo polls consistently overestimated the margin of Obama’s lead over McCain. If I remember correctly, these are some of the polls that showed only 21% of America was Republican (or was that CNN?)

    The Wall Street Journal poll, published a few weeks ago, found support for Sotomayor’s confirmation somewhere in the 40% range, because they counted the large subgroup of people who didn’t know anything about her and had no opinion (I think it was around 35%). The number of people opposing Sotomayor was under 20%.

    But there is a catch here. Americans are showing they really don’t care about race either way. They aren’t racist against Sonia Sotomayor’s heritage, and they aren’t offended by her comments about white men. The good news for us is that Democrats are not going to be able to get too much capital with Latinos from the Sotomayor appointment. By the time the midterm elections come around in 2010, Sotomayor will be a long forgotten issue and Latinos will be choosing who to vote for, based on how their financial situation is going and whether Obama can actually solve the unsolvable immigration debate.

  3. wardmama4 says:

    I guess this is the All Barack Channel/WashPo’s attempt to diminish the Latina woman comment.

    And of course since it was more than 2 weeks ago, since that comment was discussed (very little) in the msm State Media – it will probably work.

    God Help America.

    btw – her ruling on Ricci is about to be heard – interesting to see if the Court can remain concerned with it’s mission to uphold the Constitution or will be swayed to uphold the incoming Justice.

    As I said – God Help America.

  4. wardmama4 says:

    Ah I love the InterNet (thank you AlGoracle) – this Just in. The Supreme Court ruled against Sotomayor in the Ricci v DeStefano case:

    5 – Chief Justice Roberts, Justice Kennedy (who wrote the majority opinion), Justice Alito, Justice Scalia, and Justice Thomas were for Ricci.

    and

    4 – Justice Ginsberg (who wrote the dissenting opinion), Justice Souter, Justice Breyer, Justice Stevens voted against Ricci.

    Oh my – what is she up to now – 80% of her rulings that go to the Supreme Court are overturned?!? Is that a Judge who should be sitting on the Supreme Court?


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