. . . you shouldn’t get the job.
All you need is 26 seconds to know that Sotomayar is unqualified:
This wasn’t some slip of the tongue or misstatement. We should be charitable to anyone who makes an innocent misstatement and let them correct it. But as one blogger put it, this was pure wink-wink-nudge-nudge. She made no secret of how she really felt and the audience laughed along.
Given her errors on the role of judges, she is not only unqualified to be a Supreme Court justice, she isn’t even qualified to judge a local dog show. I mean that in the most literal sense. Judges interpret laws, they don’t make them. It couldn’t be more simple.
I am the VP of an Internal Audit group. We may make recommendations at times, but we don’t create the rules. We just audit the organizations and see if they are in compliance. It is a similar situation as with being a judge. Different entities have different roles and responsibilities. Things get really messed up in a hurry when one group does another group’s job.
I was very proud of my high school daughters when they read Obama’s views on judges and immediately realized he was 180 degrees from the truth.
Speaking at the Planned Parenthood conference in DC this afternoon, Barack Obama leveled harsh words at conservative Supreme Court justices, and he offered his own intention to appoint justices with “empathy.”Obama hinted that the court’s recent decision in Gonzales v. Carhart — which upheld a ban on partial-birth abortion — was part of “a concerted effort to steadily roll back” access to abortions. And he ridiculed Justice Anthony Kennedy, who wrote that case’s majority opinion. “Justice Kennedy knows many things,” he declared, “but my understanding is that he does not know how to be a doctor.”
Obama also won a laugh at the expense of Chief Justice John Roberts, saying that judgments of Roberts’ character during his confirmation hearings were largely superficial. “He loves his wife. He’s good to his dog,” he joked, adding that judicial philosophy should be weighted more seriously than such evaluations. “We need somebody who’s got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it’s like to be a young teenage mom. The empathy to understand what it’s like to be poor, or African-American, or gay, or disabled, or old. And that’s the criteria by which I’m going to be selecting my judges.”
The Bumbling Genius has a great piece about the tragedy of this situation. Check it out.
Side note: The news said she would make the sixth Catholic on the S.C. No one seems to mind, though, because as a pro-abortionist she’s about as Catholic as I am.
This is one of the greatest reasons the last election counted so much. Shame on the Christians who voted for Obama.
Will she ultimately get nominated? Sure, but the Republicans need to do their jobs and educate people on what judges are supposed to do. One of Bush’s biggest failures was not communicating his message. He could have stood up every week and explained why abortion is wrong, for example.