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Sotomayar the Conservative?

Verum Serum brings up a good point, noting that ¡Olé! Sotomayor Hearings Have Advanced Conservatism.  After all, if our ideals for judging weren’t sound why did she strain so hard to sound like a judicial conservative? 

Why didn’t she say that instead of picking people who can interpret the law properly, judges should be chosen based on President Obama’s standards?

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.    (Barrack Obama, pre-election)

Why did her views agree with the McCain supporters from this pre-election Rasmussen poll instead of the Obama supporters?

While 82% of voters who support McCain believe the justices should rule on what is in the Constitution, just 29% of Barack Obama’s supporters agree. Just 11% of McCain supporters say judges should rule based on the judge’s sense of fairness, while nearly half (49%) of Obama supporters agree.

From the link above:

But the fact that Sotomayor went out of her way to declare her absolute fidelity to the Law, and deference to Congress as the only legitimate law-making body under the Constitution, says something very important. It says that she needed to at least sound like a conservative in order to be confirmed. It says that fundamentally we are right, and that the majority of the public agrees with us, which from a political standpoint is even more important.

And in the process of sounding like John Roberts, Sotomayor directly refuted the President’s standard of empathy as a necessary or desired trait in judging. Of course it’s gratifying that she made the President look somewhat foolish over this. But more significantly, it will be that much harder for any future nominees to rely on “empathy” as justification for a progressive interpretation of the law. And I’d bet that we won’t hear the President speaking about this again either.

Why did she do a 180 from the video below?  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.

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Sotomayar is empathetic?  That’s not what firefighters, dyslexics, wrongly convicted people and the unborn say. 

BTW, have you noticed how no one is concerned that she is Catholic and that would bring the number of Catholics on court to 6?  (I think)  That’s because the MSM doesn’t really care about religious beliefs as long as the nominees are pro-abortion.  It is only when you are pro-life that they trot out the “separation” canard.  It is funny to watch them chastice believers for voting in line with our religious views while they completely ignore pro-abortion religious groups.

If she was a pro-life Catholic they’d be breathing fire against her and would actually research her background for dirt instead of Frank Ricci’s

Germany persecutes Christian parents for homeschooling — Got this from Wintery Knight who got it from Miss Marprelate who got it from Life Site News.  Now that’s teamwork. 

That is creepy stuff from Germany, though.  I bet the teacher unions are dreaming of doing that in the U.S.

Lone Wolf Archer had a thorough review on the movie Up.  I saw it with my wife and agreed with his review.

I think Christine is right on: Many of the Palin haters do so because of Trig, her son who has Down Syndrome. From an article she quotes:

There is something about a Down syndrome child in plain view which has exposed the moral and emotional bankruptcy of the left-wing of the Democratic party. And they hate Sarah Palin because deep down, they hate themselves for being who they are.

Will they ever admit that?  Of course not.  But when their beloved abortion rights result in 80-90% of Down Syndrome being destroyed in utero for the sole reason of their having Down Syndrome, Trig is a living, breathing mockery of what they hold dear.

Ann Coulter had a good column on Palin as well and Verum Serum had a great summary of the gross media bias against her.

No proof that there’s no proof – The Pugnacious Irishman offers some good analysis and questions to ask of those who insist there is no proof of God’s existence.

If you don’t even understand the job description . . .

. . . 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.