Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Shitstorm Will Commence in Three... Two... One...


According to an anonymous source within the administration, President Barack Obama is about to formally nominate Judge Sonia Sotomayor to replace retiring Justice David Souter.

Judge Sotomayor will bring far more experience to the High Court than any other nominee in the last 70 years. As a centrist judge, Sotomayor got her start in the federal judiciary in 1991 when she was elevated by President George H W Bush and later given a bump by President Bill Clinton in 1997. So throughout her federal judicial career, Judge Sotomayor has enjoyed broad bipartisan support.

Until now. Right wing groups have been huddling in the shadows during conference calls strategerizing to pre-emptively oppose everyone and anyone that Obama could possibly nominate short of their beloved Robert Bork. Expect Republicans like Jeff Sessions to try to paint Judge Sotomayor as a wild-eyed liberal and activist judge just like the GOP tried to paint Obama as terrorist-loving Muslim socialist.

If nothing else, the Sotomayor nomination, which ought to get out of committee for an up and down Senate vote, may prove to be the lightning rod that at last draws attention to a GOP that is shrinking, baffled and embittered by their current minority status. It ought to expose them once and for all as the obstructionist saw horses that they truly are.

It will also expose their hypocrisy. Much was made during Alberto Gonzales's nomination in early 2005 of his Hispanic ancestry. Republicans, nervous about timorous questions from Democrats on the Judiciary Committee regarding his torture memos responded by charging the Democrats with racism. How dare they question Junior's choice to make as Attorney General a guy who had worked for no one else but George W. Bush since passing the bar? Affirmative Action is for Republicans only, doncha know?

I would hope that the Democrats on the Judiciary Committee have enough sense to play the same race card when Republicans inevitably begin flinging their poo at Judge Sotomayor. We may even see Harry Reid show enough backbone to hint for purely entertainment purposes at invoking his own nuclear option and taking the filibuster away from the minority party.

So get your ponchos and rain hats on, people, because this is going to be a scatalogical Blue Man Group/Gallagher show.

6 Comments:

At May 26, 2009 at 11:09 AM, Anonymous Diva said...

Hah! We'll be old and gray before the cowardly Dems show some fucking balls and call these republican candyass schmucks on their racism.

 
At May 26, 2009 at 12:31 PM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

Well, Harry Reid does surprise on occasion. On occasion.

 
At May 26, 2009 at 8:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When was the last time H. Reid pleasantly surprised us?

Unless you count the "you can't jail 'em without releasing 'em" hell, I'm still laughing over that one.

What a POS...

Stu

 
At May 26, 2009 at 9:49 PM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

He's had his moments. Such as when he invoked Rule 21 as Minority Leader in 2005 and closed the doors of the Senate.

 
At May 26, 2009 at 11:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Crossposted from The Sideshow

Here's a wager that Avedon will be an enthusiastic participant, JP.

1. Sotomayor is not exactly liberal. She was appointed to the federal courts by GHW Bush. Granted, this was the relatively centrist 2nd Circuit.

2. According to Norman Goldman, Sotomayor is not much for civil liberties. He says she is inclined to defer to governmental power. The two opinions mentioned by ScotusBlog (see Privacy and Information) had her rejecting FOIA requests and allowing a search of a workplace computer.

3. She is probably a weak reed for the right to choose. I would guess she will defer to Roe as settled law but be amenable to chipping away at it.

4. On the good side of the ledger, Glenn Greenwald likes her. Also, we are guaranteed of much entertainment as the far right pitches one of their famous hissy fits.
Charles of MercuryRising
www.phoenixwoman.wordpress.com

 
At May 27, 2009 at 12:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And I win my bet regarding Avedon.

--Charles of Mercury Rising
www.phoenixwoman.wordpress.com

 

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