Sotomayor back at Senate for 4th day ...

Sotomayor back at Senate for 4th day of hearings

There are 13 comments on the Newsday story from Jul 16, 2009, titled Sotomayor back at Senate for 4th day of hearings. In it, Newsday reports that:

The fourth day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor before the Senate Judiciary Committee figures to more of the same - with Democrats praising her and Republicans seeking something in her character to derail her nomination.

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Since: Apr 07

West Babylon, NY

#1 Jul 16, 2009
Maybe if she acutally answered a question........ She should be held to the same standard white professionals are when they are loose lipped with ethinc remarks and be dragged through the media and dis barred.
Please bring on the next liberal scape goat.
Ed Burke

Coram, NY

#2 Jul 16, 2009
Sonis Sotomayors 'Friars Roast' resumes today at the nations Capitol. Got your TV tuned to C-Span, Popcorn, Soft Drinks, and your 'Southern Cracker to English' Dictionary handy. Example, " Murricans" are southern ignoramus term for,' Americans'.

The woman should get extra pay for having to endure the politicians who are aren't as bright as she is. Besides she'll be seated anyway, it is all unnecessary. Its' not like shes some idiot like say, Harriet Meiers. Now Harriet was a JOKE !
it happens

Westhampton, NY

#3 Jul 16, 2009
This is political theater at its best. They take a candidate and make them squirm with aggressive questions to appear as if they've investigated the person. The vetting process is a joke that accomplishes nothing. Even one of the politicians agreed that barring a homicide, she was going to get appointed. So why all the fake political theater?
it happens

Westhampton, NY

#4 Jul 16, 2009
Ed Burke wrote:
Sonis Sotomayors 'Friars Roast' resumes today at the nations Capitol. Got your TV tuned to C-Span, Popcorn, Soft Drinks, and your 'Southern Cracker to English' Dictionary handy. Example, " Murricans" are southern ignoramus term for,' Americans'.
The woman should get extra pay for having to endure the politicians who are aren't as bright as she is. Besides she'll be seated anyway, it is all unnecessary. Its' not like shes some idiot like say, Harriet Meiers. Now Harriet was a JOKE !
We agree on something!!
NYStateOfMind

New York, NY

#5 Jul 16, 2009
Ed Burke wrote:
Sonis Sotomayors 'Friars Roast' resumes today at the nations Capitol. Got your TV tuned to C-Span, Popcorn, Soft Drinks, and your 'Southern Cracker to English' Dictionary handy. Example, " Murricans" are southern ignoramus term for,' Americans'.

The woman should get extra pay for having to endure the politicians who are aren't as bright as she is. Besides she'll be seated anyway, it is all unnecessary. Its' not like shes some idiot like say, Harriet Meiers. Now Harriet was a JOKE !
Endure? The Rebublicans are asking the questions they should ask. What do you expect them to do, not hold the hearings?...
Dances with Wolves

Baltimore, MD

#6 Jul 16, 2009
it happens wrote:
This is political theater at its best. They take a candidate and make them squirm with aggressive questions to appear as if they've investigated the person. The vetting process is a joke that accomplishes nothing. Even one of the politicians agreed that barring a homicide, she was going to get appointed. So why all the fake political theater?
Good Question. Why bother? She dances around the hard questions anyway and from the start they said they were going to be vetted, so why bother asking her anything?

Since: Jun 09

United States

#7 Jul 16, 2009
Another day of watching Judge Sotomayor make fools of these old, dementia-ridden, Rethuglican senators.

Someone should tell Grassely he died 2 years ago. No wonder the Rethugs. can't win any elections.
Ed Burke

Coram, NY

#8 Jul 16, 2009
NYStateOfMind wrote:
<quoted text>
Endure? The Rebublicans are asking the questions they should ask. What do you expect them to do, not hold the hearings?...
I would prefer that they stop playing politician for the cameras, and had instead developed probing, smart questions. Alas, they all re-ask, as usual the same non-issue question about the 'Wise Latina' remark, and so they and we learn nothing about the soon to be New Associate Justice of the Untied States Supreme Court.
Opinion

Hot Springs, SD

#9 Jul 16, 2009
Ed Burke wrote:
Sonis Sotomayors 'Friars Roast' resumes today at the nations Capitol. Got your TV tuned to C-Span, Popcorn, Soft Drinks, and your 'Southern Cracker to English' Dictionary handy. Example, " Murricans" are southern ignoramus term for,' Americans'.
The woman should get extra pay for having to endure the politicians who are aren't as bright as she is. Besides she'll be seated anyway, it is all unnecessary. Its' not like shes some idiot like say, Harriet Meiers. Now Harriet was a JOKE !
That was good Ed.
Home run right over the fence.
Opinion

Hot Springs, SD

#10 Jul 16, 2009
Day after day of the same stupid politicians babbling away making personal position statements in the vague form of a question.

Big waste of goverment time and money. It would seem that the elected representatives would have something worth while to do rather than play to the TV.

I thought we had a couple of wars going on and a few about ready to start that the news media might want to cover.

Since: Apr 07

West Babylon, NY

#11 Jul 16, 2009
Maybe its time the citizens rise up against the deaf politican, our voices are being snuffed and ignored. IT's Revolution time.
Opinion

Hot Springs, SD

#12 Jul 16, 2009
NYRESQ wrote:
Maybe its time the citizens rise up against the deaf politican, our voices are being snuffed and ignored. IT's Revolution time.
The sad part about it we play the Republicans v/s the Democrats as if they were a personal religion we must defend.
You will find those who will never agree that the other party ever did anything right and their party never did anything wrong. On it goes with each to their own blindly defending the political religion.
The game goes on daily on TV. The so call Fair and Balanced Fox news spins for the republican point of view and the MSNBC spins for the democratic point of view. Of course again its each to their own preacher they want to listen to which generally they want to believe regardless of what the spin is.

Throw in the internet where the whackos and nuts can gather to spur each other one and it becomes a pretty nutty world.

I for one think the constant political spin on TV rather than just reporting the news is going to cause problems in this country. Again throw in the internet and it becomes easy to fill peoples heads with opinions they would have never come up with on their own.
LIBERALGOALS

Urbandale, IA

#13 Jul 16, 2009
Billy Ringo wrote:
Another day of watching Judge Sotomayor make fools of these old, dementia-ridden, Rethuglican senators.
Someone should tell Grassely he died 2 years ago. No wonder the Rethugs. can't win any elections.
I hope you're right being from Iowa I hope and pray for his retirement!

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