Progressives everywhere feign indignation over the obvious fact being stated by conservatives that President Obama’s Supreme Court Justice nominee, Sonia Sotomayor, is a racist as revealed by many of her statements and rulings throughout the years, Only those who are intellectually dishonest could deny such a claim. Tom Tancredo, who has endured the label of “racist” for years, was one of the few GOP members to be audacious enough to speak the truth:
The left can deny the facts all they want, but they cannot explain away statements that Sotomayor has made like this one, “Whether born from experience or inherent physiological or cultural differences … our gender and national origins may and will make a difference in our judging. … I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn’t lived that life.” So a Latina woman would give better rulings than a white man according to Sotomayor. If the tables were turned, Latinos would be crying, “Racist!” And keep in mind that this statement was made at a gathering of La Raza Law Journal. La Raza is a racist group whose name translates as “The Race” with an air of superiority.
Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich have both referred to Sotomayor as racist. Gingrich tweeted: “Imagine a judicial nominee said ‘my experience as a white man makes me better than a latina woman.’ New racism is no better than old racism. White man racist nominee would be forced to withdraw. Latina woman racist should also withdraw.”
In a famous ruling that is coming before the Supreme Court – interesting that President Obama did not mention this and instead chose to speak about Sotomayor’s baseball ruling – Sotomayor joined an unsigned opinion rejecting a lawsuit from a group of firefighters in Ricci v. Destefano. She chose to not even deliberate in the lawsuit. This lawsuit was filed on behalf of white firefighters who claimed reverse discrimination and that their civil rights were violated when results from a test that they passed were invalidated because not enough minorities passed the test to be promoted – only one Hispanic firefighter passed. The lead plaintiff, Frank Ricci, battled dyslexia and spent months studying for the test, which he passed, but because no African-American firefighters passed he was denied a promotion. Second Circuit Judge Jose Cabranes, a Clinton appointment and liberal, wrote after hearing that Sotomayor rejected the case: “The opinion contains no reference whatsoever to the constitutional claims at the core of this case. This perfunctory disposition rests uneasily with the weighty issues presented by this appeal.”
Being a racist should be enough to keep someone off the Supreme Court bench, but even worse than this is the fact that Sotomayor believes that the Judicial Branch has the ability to legislate from the bench. She even stated coyly during a speech that the Appeals Courts “create policy” and then quickly tried to cover herself by saying she should not say that since she was being taped. As a Supreme Court Justice, she will be required to uphold the Constitution and our rights guaranteed in the Bill of Rights, but in a Second Amendment battle in Maloney v. Cuomo, Sotomayor joined an opinion holding that “it is settled law” that the Second Amendment only limits federal, and not state, gun control laws. Thus she believes that states can take away gun rights.
This woman must come under heavy scrutiny from the GOP! They must not back away fearing that they might be tagged as racist and lose the Hispanic vote if they fight this nomination. This is the battleground and this is the time. Jeff Sessions gave a lukewarm statement that they would be thorough with Sotomayor, but he sounded weak and timid. The GOP needs to start echoing the leaders outside of Congress like Limbaugh and Gingrich and fight for our Constitution!