Tuesday, May 26, 2009

SCOTUS & Sotomayor

Well I have certainly chosen an eventful day to return from vacation.

This morning President Obama nominated federal appeals judge Sonia Sotomayor to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court of the United States.

He praised her as a woman with vast judicial experience, compassion and intellect.

If confirmed Sotomayor would become the nation's first Hispanic Justice and the third woman in history.

While she will certainly not change the balance of the court as her replacement, Justice Souter, sided with liberals, she does have a considerable age advantage over her potential predecessor. At 54, Sotomayor would become one of the younger faces on the Court.

The media has already began their sensationalist reporting and propagandizing. The following is an actual excerpt from the Associated Press:

"It was a striking picture of diversity: a black president, a white vice president and a Hispanic nominee to the nation's highest court."

It is lunacy to believe this woman will be a competent Justice of the Supreme Court because she is of a certain color.

The woman has spent seventeen years on the federal bench, amassing her fair share of controversial rulings.

Her past will be meticulously dissected by the Senate in the coming months. The media and the Democrat Party will spin it as "GOP filibustering" when in reality it is an important process when one is being appointed to a lifetime position of power.

It is not a decision to be taken lightly and the road to confirmation should be a lengthy one.

Regardless of her prior history of rulings, Judge Sotomayor now stands at the precipice of history.

As Hispanics have been shifting in droves towards the left, the GOP must remain well-mannered towards this woman. She is widely respected as a jurist and her story is a tale of American success.

If party members can treat her fairly during the confirmation proceedings, focusing their arguments on issues and supporting them with tangible evidence, we will see the beauty of democracy at work.

Democrats would have you believe this is an historic opportunity for the left but it has the potential to be just as much one for the right.

Republicans will present all the evidence in an objective manner during the hearings. Their questions will be inquisitive in nature and the nominee will not face the barrage of attacks Justice Alito and Chief Justice Roberts had to endure.

The modus operandi will be to determine if Ms. Sotomayor is a viable candidate for confirmation and to be certain she will protect the Constitution of the United States.

When the process is complete, the American electorate will be grateful to GOP senators for upholding their Constitutional oath to carry out a fair confirmation.

If this hearing is handled correctly, in the professional demeanor described above, we will then witness a resurgence of Republican support abroad.


Keith said...

Good to have you back, my days were less interesting when I didn't spend them reading your insane rubbish.
As for Sotomayor, I am surprised at the position you took. I read while cringing waiting to hear you take the party line but you never did.
Is our proud conservative becoming more of a "moderate"?

Anonymous said...

Sotomayor is very qualified. republicans will fall flat on their faces if they block her. I think they will and youre trying to save your behind here by coming out against them.
And you railed on Specter when you're doing the same thing.

Conservative Casanova said...

I am not sure which post you two read but I was not attacking the GOP, nor was I trying to "save my behind".

And I wholeheartedly reject the comparison between myself and the soon to be ex Senator from Pennsylvania.

I was merely saying that Republicans must proceed with caution. I know this woman is not qualified, but the GOP must approach it carefully.

Charges of racism or sexism will be thrown at the party regardless of their approach.

But the GOP must win this debate in the court of public opinion.

To do that, they have to be more mature than the left and stick to issues, facts, and evidence.