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Dems warn GOP of backlash for opposing Sotomayor

July 30th, 2009 . by TexasFred
Dems warn GOP of backlash for opposing Sotomayor

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate debate over Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor turned bitter Wednesday, after Democrats warned the GOP it would pay a steep price for opposing the judge who would be the first Hispanic justice, and a top Republican charged they were playing destructive racial politics.

Majority Leader Harry Reid implored Republicans Wednesday to join Democrats in voting to confirm Sotomayor next week, warning that GOP opposition would bring the same sort of public backlash that followed the party’s spirited opposition to measures that would have given some illegal immigrants a chance to gain legal status.

“I just think that their voting against this good woman is going to treat them about the same way that they got treated as a result of their votes on immigration,” said Reid, D-Nev.

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, the head of his party’s Senate campaign committee and a Sotomayor opponent, shot back that Reid and other Democrats were trying to exploit the nomination and “giving cover to groups and individuals to nurture racial grievances for political advantage.”

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Dems warn GOP of backlash for opposing Sotomayor

Ya know, I guess I’ll get called names for this one too, but I wish someone in D.C. had the guts to take Harry Reid down and give him an old fashioned ass kicking. I was hopeful that perhaps Cornyn might, until I saw his very PC response.

Sometimes I think about the way it was once done, like when former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton and sitting Vice President Aaron Burr went at it with pistols. Man to man. But I suppose those days are long gone and we have become far to civilized. At least for now.

“I don’t think it influences people’s votes, but what it does encourage is a very poisonous - indeed a very toxic - tone of destructive politics,” Cornyn told The Associated Press. “They ought to be ashamed of themselves.”

Ashamed? You have got to be kidding me. They are Democrats. They don’t have a shameful bone in their bodies. They study and hone their tactics at Democratic Underground, The Daily Kos, Huffington Post and the like. My God Cornyn, have you learned nothing in the time you’ve spent in the Senate? Shame and Democrat are words that just don’t go together.

And again, they have NO shame, but the people that should be ashamed are the people in Nevada that voted a worthless little piss-ant like Harry Reid in to begin with, and have continued to send this worthless little asshat back time after time.

The decision on how to vote on her confirmation was made more difficult in recent days for some Republicans and Democrats from conservative-leaning battleground states after the National Rifle Association, which has a loyal and politically active base of members, announced that a vote to confirm Sotomayor would count against senators in the group’s annual candidate ratings. The NRA calls Sotomayor “hostile” to the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

Of course Sotomayor is “hostile”, she’s as “hostile” as it comes, that’s why she’s the perfect tool for Dem/Libbers and their anti-guns agenda.

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