Sessions Gives Sotomayor Tough Greeting At Hearing

The top-ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee has greeted Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor with skepticism.

Sen. Jeff Sessions on Monday cited Sotomayor's much-publicized remarks about the notion that a "wise Latina" woman might be better suited than a white male without the same life experiences.

At the same time, the Alabama senator criticized President Barack Obama's statement that he preferred someone for the high court who has shown empathy with people. He said that "empathy for one party is always prejudice for the other."

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  • by Runninbear on Jul 14, 2009 at 11:30 AM
    anyone who is a member of "La RAZA"has to realize that this woman is a racist? the fact that she wants the usa divided,Like Peter Pan she wants the usa to be returned to latino's to recreat Aztundland,it's right next to "Neverland" and Obama is agaisnt any immagration reform?he wants ammesty for all?even his illegal Aunt?
  • by Sam Location: Naples, FL on Jul 13, 2009 at 08:57 PM
    Somehow, you know its coming. That OMG moment is just around the corner. You can feel the inescapable reality creeping up on you. Something will leak. Someone will spill the beans. “For nothing is hid that shall not be made manifest, nor anything secret that shall not be known and come to light.” Luke 8:17 Validated Facts on Obama Eligibility Story Updated and Expanded If you read the articles at the link and review the citations at the embedded links, you will be “literate” about the facts of the “eligibility” story and will be able to inform the public objectively. Google: AKA Obama Fans: All together now – say OMG!!
  • by realmartha Location: online on Jul 13, 2009 at 07:44 PM
    This appointment is to secure the Latino vote for the upcoming naturalization of the illegal aliens Obama is going to push. Mark this post! Obama owed all of the illegal aliens who bought social security numbers to vote. BREAL
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Jul 13, 2009 at 06:01 PM
    The Democratic Libs and the Media no longer seem to care about Soldiers and Marines dying? In now Obama's wars. They kept a running count when Bush was President, but seem to care less now that their choosen one is President
  • by David Location: Kinston on Jul 13, 2009 at 05:30 PM
    Eric you are so right.Obama talks of spreading the wealth with our money.He should share his millions with his own brother.
  • by Wolfgang Location: Chocowinity,NC on Jul 13, 2009 at 04:09 PM
    The Stimulus bill was never designed to create jobs, it was just sold that way. Some of us took it hook line and sinker. The "Stimulus" bill was desinged to stimulate welfare recipients and special interests,and left wing socialist groups. It was payback to every single left wing project out there, that had supported Obama and which had been completely ignored over the last 8 years. plus pay back years of big business support for Obama. Like the media. When are we going to get a bottle of Obama cure all tonic in the mail with his picture on the lable? Obama with the medias help could sell sand on the beach. We have been hood winked,by the Obama salesforce.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Jul 13, 2009 at 03:51 PM
    This is nothing more than a dog and pony show by politicians (that you mean nothing to) showing how important they think they are. She will be confirmed, so why all this circus. Quit wasting money and confirm her. I wonder what Obama owed her.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Jul 13, 2009 at 03:28 PM
    Barlow, what is there to learn from a racist? We need an "objective judge", not one that has opening made statements that hispanics make better decisions. If you said whites make better decisions you would be thrown out from the start. Eric, you are absolutely right. This is why he hasn't been to Rev Wrights church either. Its just more of hiding who he is. Well, I read his book. Not good reading, just the antics of a socialist wanting to destroy the US for a socialist state. And, some of you that blog here voted on him without knowing what it means. You took the party koolaide and ran with it. Well, this will effect all working people even you.
  • by Eric Location: NC on Jul 13, 2009 at 02:38 PM
    Obama has been to so many countries as president. Why does he always skip going to Kenya? Could it be that he does not want a photo of himself in front of his brothers mud and straw shack? On every newspaper and news service around the world. Saying if Obama will not even help his own brother why would he help you?
  • by David Location: Kinston on Jul 13, 2009 at 02:20 PM
    She will be nothing short of a puppet for Obama to make their own laws.This nomination was wrong from the start.
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