Sunday, May 31, 2009

Do as I say, not as I do

First President in US History to Have Voted to Filibuster a Supreme Court Nominee Now Hopes for Clean Process

"What I hope is that we can avoid the political posturing and ideological brinksmanship that has bogged down this process, and Congress, in the past."

Kinda like dad telling me not to smoke and drink while lit on bourbon with a Marlboro in hand. (note- fictious event)

In January 2006, then-Sen. Obama joined 24 colleagues in a futile effort led by Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., to filibuster the Supreme Court nomination of now-Justice Samuel Alito.

Sotomayors 2001 comment that a female Hispanic judge would often reach a better decision than a white male judge, troubles me a bit. Just as if a conservative white male judge would say that his life experience allowed him to make better decisions than a Hispanic female. There would be no issue in my mind if her comment was that her life experiences a Hispanic female helped her make better decisions. I'll wager that was the point that she was trying to make it just came out bad.

Of course any opposition to this choice will either blamed on her comment or her being a Hispanic female, demonizing anybody with a 'R' after their name. Sometimes I wonder if the left nominates people that aren't white just so they can do that. These are the same people that belittle Sarah Palin as stupid, how dare a woman have conservative views. Hypocrisy.

[h/t Patterico]


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