WASHINGTON — Sonia Sotomayor stands on the verge of making history as the Supreme Court's first Hispanic justice, despite staunch opposition from Republicans who call her ill-suited for the bench.
The Democratic-led Senate is set to vote Thursday to confirm President Barack Obama's high court nominee, a 55-year-old appeals court judge of Puerto Rican descent who was raised in a New York City housing project, educated in the Ivy League and served 17 years on the federal bench.
Sotomayor picked up more GOP support Wednesday even as nearly three-quarters of the Senate's 40 Republicans said they would vote "no" and contended she would bring liberal bias and personal sympathies to her decisions. With all Democrats expected to back her, she has more than enough votes to be confirmed, barring a surprise turn of events, in one of the Senate's last actions before it breaks for the summer...."
Poised to make history, in many more ways than one.
How to f... away five States: 30 Republicans in the Senate just don't get it. After watching two Senators talking about Sotomayor make racist fools out of themselves while trying to at the same time say I am not a racist fool, I have to say , DUFASS! Do they think that the Spanish Language stations won't trot out the video tape of them voting against a Hispanic next election cycle? Have they no shame in saying how much they admire the lady and then basically calling her a racist, and proving that they are one?
Basically what they are saying, and what the population of color in America is hearing is that only a white male can make racial pure judgements. They are saying, that if you are an ethnic judge you should not encourage others of you race to aspire to the bench or you will be a racist.
Then the grey haired old white fools point to her work for the Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund. The last I heard Puerto Rica was part of America. Would they be upset if she had served on the board of the Texas Legal Defense fund?
These actions alone will cost four or five Red States their Republican status. Lord how dumb can you get?