Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Newt Apologizes For Calling Judge Sotomayor a Racist!

Newsweek reports:
In a lengthy message posted on his Web site today, Newt Gingrich apologizes for calling Judge Sonia Sotomayor a “racist."

Gingrich: My initial reaction was strong and direct -- perhaps too strong and too direct. The sentiment struck me as racist and I said so. Since then, some who want to have an open and honest consideration of Judge Sotomayor’s fitness to serve on the nation’s highest court have been critical of my word choice. With these critics who want to have an honest conversation, I agree. The word “racist” should not have been applied to Judge Sotomayor as a person.


ultima said...

I think both Newt's initial reaction and his apology were appropriate. Soto's comment was certainly racist even though she herself may not be.

What some others think of her on a different score is reflected in these cartoons.

Vicente Duque said...

Newt Gingrich dines in the New Fox News Restaurant in Washington, with Pat Buchanam and Tom Tancredo

Fox News Menu :

Fox News offers these Gourmet Dishes for consumption :

FearMongering, WarMongering, HateMongering, RaceMongering pour la entrée

Hate Against Abortions Doctors for Main Course

Then there is a lot of DebtMongering and DeficitMongering for Dessert

How can you recover an Economy where nobody wants to spend ??
When there is no demand ??

Only by Government Spending !

The Whole idea of Stimulus Package is SPENDING

If you give a lot of Tax Cuts to the Rich they save .... Only the Poor have a high propensity to spending.

The Key to Recovery and Reactivation is The Poor People, Minorities.

They will spend any tax cut or any money paid for any work .... and that will begin to put oil in the economic machinery.

The Rich have been earning a bigger and bigger part of the National Pie and the poor have become poorer and poorer.

Obama is the end of this dispossession of the Poor.

Vicente Duque

Dee said...

Her comment was NOT racist at all. Basically, an example of what she was saying is: a mechanic would be a better judge of a working car than a non mechanic (and can make a better, unbiased judgement).

Someone experienced in a certain area is a better judge than someone with no experience in that area.

Vicente Duque said...

Racism is the Last Refuge of the Loser Idiot, the last security blanket of an immature child that is a Failed Life.

There is a famous apothegm :

"Patrotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel"

And Great Historians, From Herodotus to Niccolo Machiavelli have told us that Great Truth in many forms. Machiavelli tells us how Armies corrupt the best of Men.

"Use these men in War, and hang them in Peace"

The guy that is a failure in Life has a last refuge : Feel Superior because he belongs to an Ethnic, Race, Religion or Political Orientation. He was chosen by God, Nature or Fate to be the Superior to others, because of his color, hair, nose, or because of his Religious or Political Bigotry.

There is a Good Part of Mankind that are failed Idiots, Village Idiots, filled with resentment.

The guy that comes from a Dysfunctional Family can be very dangerous, if his mother was a whore and he was kicked and beaten by the last lover of his mother.

Those that fail in Business, Marriage, or Intellectual Pursuit are dangerous, like Jean Paul Marat, they become butchers of Humans.

Finally there are those Idiots that succeed in Business, because Business sometimes is good for Idiots and the Lowest Scum. For example the TV anchors of Racism and Hate. Or the Radio Talk Shows that prosper on Fear and Hate.

Idiots can succeed in Politics and we have seen the Best Examples in the Last Two Centuries, the Twentieth Century and this Third Millennium.

The idiot can be rich and nevertheless an idiot. His heart is still filled with Resentment, Envy and Hate.

And idiot can win a lottery, and certainly there are many donkeys with a load of gold. But always Idiots.

Vicente Duque

ultima said...

Sotomayor said, "a "wise Latina" would come to a "better conclusion" because of the "richness" of her experience than a white man would."

Now let's turn that around:

"a wise white man would come to a better conclusion because of the richness of his experience than a Latina ethnocentric experience would".

Do I hear some gnashing of teeth,foaming at the mouth, and cries of racism in that case? Should El Duque & Dee search their souls for their own form of racism that makes it impossible for them to see one as racism but not the other. So much the ability to think in objective terms. And perhaps that is the greatest fear about Soto, that she will be so colored by her experiences that she will be unable to make an objective determination of whether a action is constitutional or not.

I deplore the muddying of the water by both sides of the issue with claims of racism. Let the senate do its job in an orderly but thorough manner listening to as many witnesses and reviewing as many of Soto's rulings to come to a conclusion about whether her rulings show a bias that disqualifies her for the high bench. Isn't that the American way? Stumbling all over ourselves to conclude otherwise before the facts are in and the process has played out is itself a form of racism.

ultima said...

El Duque wrote, "Newt Gingrich dines in the New Fox News Restaurant in Washington, with Pat Buchanam and Tom Tancredo"

Who dines in the CNN restaurant with Martinez, Salazar, et al.?

Of course, you wouldn't want to mention that would you?

ultima said...

El Duque should have written, "CNN offers these Gourmet Dishes for consumption :

Fluff questions for Obama, open borders propaganda, amnesty, little concern for excessive immigration and population growth pour la entrée. They must think we all want to live in anthills like India, China, Bangladesh, Pakistan,and Sub-Saharan Africa.

They equate love for the unborn child to hate against abortions doctors for Main Course

Then there is a lot of unconcern about debt and deficits contrary to Bernanke's latest testimony. China is buying all the gold it can get; what does that tell CNN about its trust in the dollar given the huge national debt and continuing annual deficits

Go spend, spend, spend El Duque?? Create the demand. Does anyone know that Keysian economics works or was it just WW II that pulled us out of the last depression?

Of course, the Whole idea of Stimulus Package is SPENDING put this is the context of your own personal spending and then ask yourself whether you can spend yourself out of debt. Who will ultimately have to pay the piper if hyperinflation descends on us and a loaf of bread cost $100,000 or more because the dollar is worth nothing?

Vicente Duque said...

Sonia Sotomayor is a Great Heroine of Law against New York Toughs, but she paid a price in Caffeine and too many cigarettes - Washington Post

Gritty First Job Shaped Nominee
Years as N.Y. Prosecutor Gave Sotomayor Firsthand Look at Crime and Punishment

Sonia Sotomayor had the Life of a Television Heroine Lawyer prosecuting bad guys. But showing compassion when necessary.

This Lady showed courage and even risked her life !!

Washington Post : "Gritty First Job Shaped Nominee"

What a wonderful article --- This is like a Detective Novel in the dark allies of New York City at Night. This is even better than the "Law and Order" TV series even if I love Olivia and Elliot , I also love Beautiful District Attorney Assistant "Alex" Alexandra, and the wonderful detectives Tutuola and Munch. What a bunch of Heroes !!

This lady Sonia Sotomayor is fearless against Brutal Criminals !! What a heroine !!

This is the best article that I have found on Sonia Sotomayor, because it shows the Human Being, and also the suffering of Sonia Prosecutor, her effort, her dedication, her respect for Law and Human Beings.

I am gathering all possible information on Judge Sonia Sotomayor, hundreds of pages here :

Vicente Duque

ultima said...

Duque quoted Machiavelli, "Use these men in War, and hang them in Peace".

Perhaps we could find you in a solemn moment spitting on the graves of our fallen warriors to dishonor all those who have worn the uniform including the millions of minorities who have served my country. I purposely did not use the word our country because with sentiments like that above, you clearly are utterly undeserving of any kind of consideration for citizenship, permanent residency, or illegal presence in America. All those who have fought and/or died for this would be justified in beating you to a pulp.

It is too late now for you to deny that, by quoting Machiavelli, you were not intending to indicate that you subscribe to his amoral views and principle for gaining and keeping political power which is what you yourself advocate directly or indirectly with your tirades against the white race, their heroes, their ideals, their form of government.

I am keenly disappointed in your unbridled venomous rhetoric. Have you completely lost your senses. Someone is going to come around and throw a net over you and cart you off to Belleview.

Vicente Duque said...

Poll: Few voters think Sotomayor is a ‘racist,’ majority say she’s qualified

Telephone poll of 2,400 adults

The Colordo Independent
Poll: Few voters think Sotomayor is a ‘racist,’ majority say she’s qualified
By Ernest Luning
June 5,2009

Some excerpts :

Only eight percent of Americans agree with Tom Tancredo that Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor “is a racist,” according to a non-partisan poll released Friday. A majority ranks “empathy” as important for a Supreme Court justice and an even bigger majority says Sotomayor is qualified for the high court.

The results, The Plum Line’s Greg Sargent writes, “strongly suggests that the two main right-wing talking points about Sonia Sotomayor are a bust.”

Despite a barrage of attacks by Tancredo, Rush Limbaugh, Newt Gingrich and others characterizing Sotomayor as a racist, voters aren’t buying it, according to a telephone poll of 2,400 adults conducted by Research 2000 for Daily Kos.

Even among Republicans, only 19 percent think the federal judge, who would be the first Hispanic justice on the Supreme Court, is a racist.

Many Articles on Sonia Sotomayor :

Vicente Duque

Dee said...

Actually there is an email going around by so called "wise white men." It is pretty extreme. I will be posting it in a blog today.

ultima said...

According to The American Spectator: "Among radical left-wing groups,[the PRLDF] has a fairly garden-variety agenda. A captive of identity politics, it pushes for enforced multiculturalism, diversity, bilingual public education, race-based gerrymandering of electoral districts,race-based employment quotas, tenants' rights, and illegal immigrants'

Check out some of the group's activities during Sotomayor's tenure as
the "top policy maker" on the PRLDF's Board of Directors:

* In 1988, the Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund engaged in a battle
with the New York City Police Department over its "racist" promotion
exam, ultimately presiding over a radical redesign to allow more
minorities to achieve a passing grade. According to The New York Times:
"The new test, a four-part exam prepared with the help of an expert
designated by the Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund...involved changes in
format, including the addition of open-book questions and a video portion."
* In 1990, the PRLDF attacked then-New York Mayor David Dinkins
after the mayor labeled three Puerto Rican "nationalists" who shot five
members of Congress in 1954 "assassins." The radicals were members of a
violent Puerto Rican terrorist group FALN (Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación
Nacional). The PRLDF said the mayor's comments "lacked sensitivity."
Reuben Franco, President of the PRLDF said: "[Mayor Dinkins] doesn't
recognize that to many people in Puerto Rico, these are fighters for
freedom and justice, for liberation, just as is Nelson Mandela, who
himself advocated bearing arms."
* In 1981, the PRLDF filed a complaint against New York City Mayor
Thomas Dunn following a City Hall directive requiring staff to speak
English while on the job. In 1990, the organization also opposed a law
to require merchants to post an English sign in the storefront
explaining the nature of business.

I believe Soto is qualified and will be confirmed. I, however, have some reservations about the direction she is likely to take this country given her bent toward judicial activism and socialialism. I don't believe that is what made America great. In fact, it waas just the opposite. Empathy to me means nothing more than a redistribution of wealth. But government cannot give to the people what it does not first take away from the people. … what one man receives without working for, another man must work for without receiving.’ Doesn't sound like a recipe for innovation, for rewarding the most productive members of society, or for remaining competitive in the world. Is this the beginning of the sunset for America?

ultima said...

The wise old white men email is just an attempt to pull your chain. Nobody believes the email. It is a parody on Soto's remarks.

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