Justice!!!! Obama Nominates Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court

 

The only thing standing in her way is the nonsense coming from the right....

The only thing standing in her way is the nonsense coming from the right....

Earlier this week, President Obama nominated Sonia Sotomayor to fill the seat on the Supreme Court being vacated by retiring Justice David Souter.  Predictably, a few voices from the Republican side of the aisle decided to chirp in and sully the nominee’s name, with some going as far as calling her “racist” due to her stated view that her ethnicity and gender plays a role in determining her decisions from the bench.  It’s not surprising to hear such venom coming from the GOP; in fact, if your source of inspiration is Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich, then it’s almost certain that hate will spew without a whole lot of substance behind it.  However, to call this distinguished legal mind racist is beyond absurd, it is just plain nonsense.  Indeed, this nominee comes from humble beginnings and has paved her path to this lofty point through hard work and determination, along with enough moxie and gumption to stare down her most ardent foe.  The President called for his nominee to have empathy towards those most effected by the decisions made by judges and lawmakers, and in selecting Sotomayor, he gives us the best chance at that.  She is tested, accomplished, tough, and well prepared for the task at hand; all we can hope is that she gets the chance to show what she can do.

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~ by darrylthewriter on May 28, 2009.

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