Posted by | May 26, 2009 13:49 | Filed under: Top Stories

Earlier, we gave you the immediate reactions of those on both side of the political plate, but nothing terribly outrageous. Suddenly the knives are out.  So much for “she deserves a fair hearing”-type statements. Now, here come the more extreme statements on the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor.  Not surprisingly it’s those who would like Obama’s job, or radio talk show hosts, who have the most outlandish comments.

Mitt Romney:

“The nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court is troubling. Her public statements make it clear she has an expansive view of the role of the judiciary. Historically, the Court is where judges interpret the Constitution and apply the law. It should never be the place “where policy is made,” as Judge Sotomayor has said. Like any nominee, she deserves a fair and thorough hearing. What the American public deserves is a judge who will put the law above her own personal political philosophy.”

Mike Huckabee:

“The appointment of Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court is the clearest indication yet that President Obama’s campaign promises to be a centrist and think in a bi-partisan way were mere rhetoric. Sotomayor comes from the far left and will likely leave us with something akin to the “Extreme Court” that could mark a major shift. The notion that appellate court decisions are to be interpreted by the “feelings” of the judge is a direct affront of the basic premise of our judicial system that is supposed to apply the law without personal emotion. If she is confirmed, then we need to take the blindfold off Lady Justice.

Rush Limbaugh:

“She is a hack like he is a hack, in the sense that the court is a place to be used to make policy — not to adjudicate cases, not to adjudicate constitutional law, but to make policy.


I mean, do I want her to fail? Yeah. Do I want her to fail to get on the court? Yes — she’d be a disaster on the court.


So here you have a racist. You might want to soften that, and you might want to say a reverse racist. And the libs, of course, say that minorities cannot be racists because they don’t have the power to implement their racism. Well, those days are gone, because reverse racists certainly do have the power to implement their power. Obama is the greatest living example of a reverse racist, and now he’s appointed one.”

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