Nearly half of Obama's nominees have waited for more than 100 days for
confirmation votes, while less than 10 percent of Bush's waited that long,
according to White House figuresThe GOP is trying at every turn to
hurt the nation for party points, what sad little men these guys have become.What are they going to run on? We can do better because we won't sabotage
ourselves if elected?
This article makes it appear that minorities are significantly underrepresented
as court judges. But that's not the case. Approximately 12.5% of America is
African American (Black). The article states of the current 780 federal judges,
96 are Black. That is 12.3%, which is statistically the same percentage of
Blacks in our total population. However, Hispanics are currently
underrepresented (70 out of 780) compared to their nearly 13% in our general
populous. However, there are relatively fewer qualified candidates to choose
from... as total ethnic percentages that graduate from law schools. Hopefully,
that will change in the future. As it does, Hispanic judicial representation
will also go up.As such, there is not as great of an ethnic bias in
courtship appointments as the premise of this article would have us believe.
Selection should be based primarily on overall qualifications rather than on
gender or ethnics. Judgeships should be one of the worst areas to practice
affirmative action policies, since so much is at stake, especially given our
current allowance of judicial activism, which has ramifications for all of us.
@ Happy Valley. You have a very short memory! Clarence Thomas ring a bell? The
left did everything in their power to keep him off the SCOTUS, including
bribery. Then there was Condalisa Rice, remember her? The nominee people on the
left called, "Aunt Jemima". Imagine if anyone from the right called an
African American from the left that name? Go ahead and hold on to your double
standard of hypocrisy, the rest of us see right through it!
One can recognize a 'planted' article when one reads one. This is
one. This article is a good example of the left-wing media, in concert with
Obama minions, spinning the news to help their Pres look good. Only
3 more years of it. Of course, then their job will be make the democratic
candidates look like angels during the primaries, and the democratic candidate
to seem above the angels during the fall campaign. I guess the media's
political work never stops.
Why does race, gender, or sexual orientation trump qualifications?Oh, that's right - those charactersitics ARE the only qualifications the
left looks for.MM, don't worry about happy valley - he
thinks 43.7% consitutes a majority, so clearly he has no credibility. Besides,
stopping BO at everyturn HELPS the nation, it does not hurt the nation as he
claims - again, he shows he lacks credibility
Mountanman @ Happy Valley. You have a very short memory! Clarence Thomas
ring a bell? The left did everything in their power to keep him off the SCOTUS,
including bribery.You probably aren't referring to documents
released showing Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' office lied about
his connections and remunerations from the Tea Party and Koch industries for
speaking at their events and the current bribery scandal involving him?Not hard to make Democrats look like angels next to the GOP Sherlock, wish I
had such an easy job.DC said:MM, don't worry about happy
valley - he thinks 43.7% consitutes a majority, so clearly he has no
credibility.and where does this quote come from? You keep posting it as if
it mean anything to anyone but you?you saying I have no credibility is
your opinion, which I notice, not many agree with.
@sherlockthats right its all the liberal medias fault that the far
right message continues to fail the GOP.@lostyou are going to
question others credibility?
@nssherlockThank you for sparing me the task of listening to Glenn
Beck Conspiracy Radio today.You covered all the conspiracy talking
points in 2 paragraphs.Nice.
Happy Valleynice attempt at denying what you said. The quote
came from Happy Valley Heretic - from YOU!!!!When one of our liberal
letter writers was gloating after BO's re-election, I said aside from BO
and maybe gore, the dem presidential candidate had not won a majority in years,
since Carter and Johnson You basically called my a liar and said Clinton got
49.2% and 43.7% of the vote in 92 and 96.I merely pointed out to you
that 49.2% and 43.7% do not constitute majorities.As for those who
agree with you, if they think 49.2% and 43.7% constitute majorities, they have
no credibility, either. Whether others agree with me or not is irrelevant. how
long did "doctors" think bleeding was a proper treatment for most
diseases? Maudine,tell me, if someone told you 43.7%
constituted a majority, would you believe them or question their credibility?
Wow, Obama is showing that he is a racist.Now, before you liberals
start the attack, look at what Obama is proposing. Obama is proposing that we
nominate judges based on race, and not qualificiations. If a judge is a good
judge and well qualified does race matter?By promoting minorities
Obama is saying that in his opinion, white men (regardless of background) are
not qualified.Imagine if this was a local business that said that it
would not hire minorities because their values were not the same as whites. The
liberals would be up there protesting and making life miserable. Now, the
President is nominating judges based on race (not qualification) and the
liberals are silent.
Exactly what is Obama saying? I can't tell from the article. What's
his agenda and why?I don't care what Carney says or the legal
experts. What did Obama say?
@lostSo if maudine simply took the word of someone so unreliable without
evidance, which happy valley also asked for, how seriously do you think people
would take her. You cannot blame maudine for being skeptical of your claims.
All this argument really shows us, whether liberal or conservative Democrat or
Republican is that the judicial branch of government is just as much a political
office as any elected office is. The idea that justice is blind is the biggest
sham in our whole constitution. It probably was intended to be that way, but
that is one place the authors were very naive about human behavior. Every time
the term liberal or conservative is applied to any judge, the founders must be
turning over in their graves when they see what has become of the so called
third branch of government. The only thing more disappointing than that is the
so called fourth estate, or free press. How they have given up the Woodward and
Bernstein role to carry pom poms for Democrats named Obama is the biggest shame.
Has there ever been a president who has ever divided the country as much as