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Sonia Sotomayor Confirmation Set for the Supreme Court

The Senate panel indeed voted to recommend to have Sonia Sotomayor confirmed. The panel voted 13-6 in favor of her. Lindsey Graham  of South Carolina was the only Republican to vote yes. Ah, Republicans are so negative these days. Cheer up, fellas. Now it goes to the full Senate for an overwhelmingly likely confirmation. Personally, apologies to Pat Buchanan, but we need more of the wise latina perspective, no matter who built this country. Thoughts?


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not a cool-aide drinker

posted July 29, 2009 at 10:34 am

Hmm, one taste not exactly. If you see right and wrong that is you. I see democrats as being wrong on many issues and I realize I am in the minority among my brethrin. However I will not make a pile-on statement or the converse because I know that whatever displeases me is from my mindstream…just as I own my irked mind right now.

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Ethan Nichtern

posted July 29, 2009 at 10:42 am

Thanks for stopping by the blog! Hope you become a regular reader and commenter.
Well, just as one taste doesn’t mean you stop caring about the suffering of others, it also doesn’t mean you would abstain from voting or supporting those who you believe do more to lessen suffering on planet earth. I agree, the democrats do not promote an interdependent perspective on many issues, but in my experience, the republicans (especially the current increasingly radical republican minority) understands interdependence and promotes helping others and such a tiny number of issues that it would be irresponsible of me to say they are the same as democrats in “one taste.”
If you take one taste as a reason not to participate in democratic society, then I believe you are actually practicing “zero taste,” and nihilism, ignoring the supreme importance of working with relative truth, and missing an opportunity to help the world.
Please feel free to argue, that’s what we are here for.

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posted July 29, 2009 at 11:21 am

My thought is that it is good when you bring together people of different cultures when making longlasting decisions. So why not a latina in the supreme court.

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still not drinking the C-A

posted July 29, 2009 at 11:57 am

Not saying “do not participate”, just don’t couch the argument as being “right” and compassionate. I feel that my approach is more compassionate but for different reasons. If everything worked exactly the way it was intended, maybe some of our feeble ideas to change things would actually do that. I am neither a nihilist nor an absolutist (middle road baby) but I will not believe that one ideology will relieve any more suffering than another with the current mindset. Being that I believe in truly helping others, we should do that for each other and not buy into idiot compassion and try to legislate it. True change is from within…let me bring that to the table and hope and pray that I make a difference.

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Brian Murray

posted July 29, 2009 at 12:15 pm

Ah yes, so negative…watching a community organizer spend the country into oblivion is just wonderful. Why should we care? Ommmmmmmm….Sotomayor for Souter, what’s the difference? Ommmmmmmm.

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posted July 30, 2009 at 11:58 am

As a Puerto Rican and a native of the Bronx, it makes me proud. I look forward to seeing how she helps shape the future of this country.
What also makes me proud is the link of Charles H Green article you attached. Especially this quote
“Then why did she repudiate herself? Because majorities tend to hear statements of minority knowledge as insults to the majority.
And, since majorities can’t see what minorities can, it’s a losing battle to protest. Easier to repudiate yourself.”
How many things have gone unsaid? How many moments of ignorance never to shed light on?
How many opportunities lost for the ones who had the courage but no power, yet still dared to say it and lost the things they valued?
Ethan, I pray that many a wise Borinqueña love you and enter your life and the dharma. May they love you much as I have and show you all the things that this Borinqueña could not skillfully do.
One more thing. Since I love my people and where I come from I have to give Sonia a proper Puerto Rican shout out. Wwwwwweppppaaaa!!!!

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