Comments on: GOP to Label Sotomayor as ‘Activist’ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/05/gop-to-label-so/ The latest Politics news and blog posts from ABC News contributors and bloggers including Jake Tapper, George Stephanopoulos and more. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:02:01 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: Oonogil http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/05/gop-to-label-so/#comment-1075304 Oonogil Thu, 28 May 2009 18:49:59 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/05/gop-to-label-so/#comment-1075304 Sexist GOP It is impossible to assess any woman or member of any minority based solely on merit? Race and gender have to be issues? Is that what you are trying to say? Speaker Pelosi can’t be judged on merit the same as a man would be? She has to be judged differently because she’s a woman? Should we consider Judge Sotomayor to be a woman or a minority? Surely you want her to be treated differently but how? Why not have a level playing field and be fair. Pelosi has attempted to violate the Constitution. Judge Sotomayor wants to legislate from the bench and has made racist remarks. I don’t see that race or gender has anything to do with it. Anyone who does see things as purely racial or gender issues may want to take a long look in the morror. Sexist GOP
It is impossible to assess any woman or member of any minority based solely on merit? Race and gender have to be issues? Is that what you are trying to say?
Speaker Pelosi can’t be judged on merit the same as a man would be? She has to be judged differently because she’s a woman?
Should we consider Judge Sotomayor to be a woman or a minority? Surely you want her to be treated differently but how?
Why not have a level playing field and be fair. Pelosi has attempted to violate the Constitution. Judge Sotomayor wants to legislate from the bench and has made racist remarks. I don’t see that race or gender has anything to do with it. Anyone who does see things as purely racial or gender issues may want to take a long look in the morror.

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By: Ant http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/05/gop-to-label-so/#comment-1075301 Ant Thu, 28 May 2009 17:40:37 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/05/gop-to-label-so/#comment-1075301 The GOP has lost its mind I just can't figure them out and I can normally figure out groups and people. They are hoping for an I got ya, but they don't seem to realize that one I got ya is not enough it will take dozens to help them. It seems the Republicans shoot themselves in the foot and can't figure out why they are bleeding and hurting. The GOP has lost its mind I just can’t figure them out and I can normally figure out groups and people. They are hoping for an I got ya, but they don’t seem to realize that one I got ya is not enough it will take dozens to help them. It seems the Republicans shoot themselves in the foot and can’t figure out why they are bleeding and hurting.

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By: Ed Reynolds http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/05/gop-to-label-so/#comment-1075299 Ed Reynolds Thu, 28 May 2009 17:31:10 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/05/gop-to-label-so/#comment-1075299 Let's be sure to make as much NOISE as the minority tongue wagging GOP. The Repubs actually think Ameicans are ignorant, with little memmories. Indepentents and Demorats must be sure to make as much press as the losers. It only takes a SMALL but VOCAL minority to make things bad for the decent majority. Let’s be sure to make as much NOISE as the minority tongue wagging GOP. The Repubs actually think Ameicans are ignorant, with little memmories. Indepentents and Demorats must be sure to make as much press as the losers. It only takes a SMALL but VOCAL minority to make things bad for the decent majority.

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By: Karl http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/05/gop-to-label-so/#comment-1075297 Karl Wed, 27 May 2009 19:12:27 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/05/gop-to-label-so/#comment-1075297 I can also see the Hispanic community taking a really personal approach to any attempt by the republican party to block this nomination. It is not new for the Latinos to feel relegated, used and abused by the republicans. The average everyday Hispanic does not believe in the republican party anymore. Latinos know very well political facades; (a candidate whose only qualification was that it was a woman? a black leader that they can't wait to get rid of?), empty games and empty promises. This would only solidify the idea that the republican party not only is the party of no, but also that it is a narrow minded party. A party of intolerance that will go to great extends to pursue a "political achievement" over a greater common good. Even if it means pushing aside (once more) someone highly qualified but that won't merge well with their obsolete political agendas. I can also see the Hispanic community taking a really personal approach to any attempt by the republican party to block this nomination. It is not new for the Latinos to feel relegated, used and abused by the republicans. The average everyday Hispanic does not believe in the republican party anymore. Latinos know very well political facades; (a candidate whose only qualification was that it was a woman? a black leader that they can’t wait to get rid of?), empty games and empty promises.
This would only solidify the idea that the republican party not only is the party of no, but also that it is a narrow minded party. A party of intolerance that will go to great extends to pursue a “political achievement” over a greater common good. Even if it means pushing aside (once more) someone highly qualified but that won’t merge well with their obsolete political agendas.

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By: Shane http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/05/gop-to-label-so/#comment-1075294 Shane Wed, 27 May 2009 19:04:33 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/05/gop-to-label-so/#comment-1075294 Hey Larry, I don't think that Liberals are overly concerned with protecting the constitution. I have no love for the extreme right either, but with the current political situation the country stands to loose a lot. We may gain a few good things but that could come at a very high cost! Hey Larry, I don’t think that Liberals are overly concerned with protecting the constitution. I have no love for the extreme right either, but with the current political situation the country stands to loose a lot. We may gain a few good things but that could come at a very high cost!

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By: shane http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/05/gop-to-label-so/#comment-1075289 shane Wed, 27 May 2009 18:36:10 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/05/gop-to-label-so/#comment-1075289 Wow, there are not very many conservative or central view points in this list of crap above. If the quote about white males is true she is saying that she will be biased towards her sex and race. How is that a good thing? The country needs good honest people in Washington, this appointment does not seem to be taking us in that direction. At least from what the article says. It seems that people on the left and people on the right are all wrong. The center is where it is at. The center is not represented by the posts above. If you think that no republicans and all democrats is a good thing then you are a fool! Peace Wow, there are not very many conservative or central view points in this list of crap above. If the quote about white males is true she is saying that she will be biased towards her sex and race. How is that a good thing? The country needs good honest people in Washington, this appointment does not seem to be taking us in that direction. At least from what the article says. It seems that people on the left and people on the right are all wrong. The center is where it is at. The center is not represented by the posts above. If you think that no republicans and all democrats is a good thing then you are a fool!
Peace

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By: sunday sunshine http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/05/gop-to-label-so/#comment-1075285 sunday sunshine Wed, 27 May 2009 17:48:19 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/05/gop-to-label-so/#comment-1075285 I think this is a political move for Obama, but i totally disagreed with this nomination,she is not the most qualified candidate, today i received emails from the Obama camp trying to rally up pubilc support for this nominee, It's up to the congressional hearing to reject or accept her nomination, the public knows noting about this woman apart from the fact that she was born in the Bronx NY, US supreme court nominee is more that being born by a single mom or born in NY or California, so far I am not impressed with her qualities, the public is being blind folded by the OBAMA camp and i think it's unfair. the nomination should be about the best person to interpret the Law rather than ethnicity, i think this nominee is just to please the Hispanic voters and minorities, Wrong Move Obama I think this is a political move for Obama, but i totally disagreed with this nomination,she is not the most qualified candidate, today i received emails from the Obama camp trying to rally up pubilc support for this nominee, It’s up to the congressional hearing to reject or accept her nomination, the public knows noting about this woman apart from the fact that she was born in the Bronx NY, US supreme court nominee is more that being born by a single mom or born in NY or California, so far I am not impressed with her qualities, the public is being blind folded by the OBAMA camp and i think it’s unfair. the nomination should be about the best person to interpret the Law rather than ethnicity, i think this nominee is just to please the Hispanic voters and minorities, Wrong Move Obama

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By: Mike http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/05/gop-to-label-so/#comment-1075280 Mike Wed, 27 May 2009 17:45:30 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/05/gop-to-label-so/#comment-1075280 JL - Clarence Thomas was much different....He was accused of sexual harassment by Anita Hill. Do you remember that? That was a big deal!!! I still can't believe he got confirmed. JL – Clarence Thomas was much different….He was accused of sexual harassment by Anita Hill. Do you remember that? That was a big deal!!! I still can’t believe he got confirmed.

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By: Mike http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/05/gop-to-label-so/#comment-1075277 Mike Wed, 27 May 2009 17:41:57 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/05/gop-to-label-so/#comment-1075277 The whole bias argument is ridiculous. Everyone's background is different and brings that with them wherever they go. It influences them. The judges on the court are not robots or umpires (like Roberts seems to think). They all bring different life experiences and interpretations of the law. I think the quote everyone is talking about (her vs a white male with no experience) is important. She should explain what she meant by this. I interpret it as having life experiences helps when it comes to making legal decisions. Supreme Court Judges are NOT robots and definitely not umpires. The whole bias argument is ridiculous. Everyone’s background is different and brings that with them wherever they go. It influences them. The judges on the court are not robots or umpires (like Roberts seems to think). They all bring different life experiences and interpretations of the law.
I think the quote everyone is talking about (her vs a white male with no experience) is important. She should explain what she meant by this. I interpret it as having life experiences helps when it comes to making legal decisions. Supreme Court Judges are NOT robots and definitely not umpires.

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By: talmag http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/05/gop-to-label-so/#comment-1075275 talmag Wed, 27 May 2009 15:04:32 +0000 http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/05/gop-to-label-so/#comment-1075275 I guess the Republicans equate this fight with Showdown at the o.k. corral. They would be wise to be careful with this nomination as it could backfire on them Did anyone think Rush/Hannity/Coulter/Rove would not bash her? They started a week ago but what surprises me is the lengths they are going with those horrible t.v.ads. They be better off saving their money for re-election..they are going to need it if they fight this one. Why would anyone listen to Rove, puzzles me anyway, he is such a liar and has nothing of substance to stand on. I'm glad I got out from under the republican blanket...I like to think for myself and I don't like being told who is a good person or for whom I could vote. I guess the Republicans equate this fight with Showdown at the o.k. corral. They would be wise to be careful with this nomination as it could backfire on them Did anyone think Rush/Hannity/Coulter/Rove would not bash her? They started a week ago but what surprises me is the lengths they are going with those horrible t.v.ads. They be better off saving their money for re-election..they are going to need it if they fight this one. Why would anyone listen to Rove, puzzles me anyway, he is such a liar and has nothing of substance to stand on. I’m glad I got out from under the republican blanket…I like to think for myself and I don’t like being told who is a good person or for whom I could vote.

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