June 30, 2010

Shock: Sotomayor Lied In Her Confirmation To Appease Republicans
— Ace

She indicated she agreed with the Heller decision, but, shock of shocks, immediately joined a dissent that denied the central finding of the Heller majority.

Gee, I wonder if Elena Kagan might do the same thing.

What document?

In Fairness... She didn't lie so much as deliberately mislead.

Contrast that with her Senate testimony: "I understand the individual right fully that the Supreme Court recognized in Heller." And, "I understand how important the right to bear arms is to many, many Americans."

I don't know how hard the GOP pressed her on that; either way, she'd refuse to answer.

But once burned, twice shy, or so it should be.

Kagan's statements about "understanding" opinions should be taken as deliberately misleading.

Posted by: Ace at 08:57 AM | Comments (66)
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1 Indicated...?

Posted by: Andrew at June 30, 2010 08:59 AM (l4wgH)

2 Now now! I said "I understand", I never said "I agreed"

Posted by: Soso Sotomayor at June 30, 2010 09:00 AM (Q1lie)

3
Appeasing Republicans in Congress is not very difficult. In fact, they are perfectly willing to jerk themselves off.

Posted by: i like chubby asian chicks at June 30, 2010 09:00 AM (uFokq)

4
What's really going on in these silly hearings is that the Republicans are appeasing (read: jerking off) us.

In the backrooms they're all joking around with the nominee about how they have to ask a few tough questions just to placate their stupid base. I know it.

Posted by: i like chubby asian chicks at June 30, 2010 09:02 AM (uFokq)

5 Ace, Did you write this post?

Posted by: buzzion at June 30, 2010 09:03 AM (oVQFe)

6 "In sum, the Framers did not write the Second Amendment in order to protect a private right of armed self defense." -Sonia ShootaMuthaEffa oh - the Framers of the Constitution? Sorry...I just rang Home Depot....

Posted by: Andrew at June 30, 2010 09:03 AM (l4wgH)

7 I prefer "intentional deception" to "lie".  The first gets around the "it depends on what the word is is" dodge.

Posted by: AmishDude at June 30, 2010 09:04 AM (T0NGe)

8
That's why they ask these blunt red-meat questions about guns and shit instead of asking about, say, the 14th Amendment and state's rights.


Posted by: i like chubby asian chicks at June 30, 2010 09:04 AM (uFokq)

9 Wait, wait, wait!  Are you suggesting that a political appointee might intentionally mislead the body tasked with confirming his/her nomination just to ensure confirmation?  How dare you!?  I have to believe that, in the few months since she was seated on the bench, she suffered an awakening of the mind and realized that some of the things she believed in the past were wrong.

Posted by: Steve L. at June 30, 2010 09:04 AM (Gkhxf)

10 Gobsmackingly shocked!

Posted by: The Chewbacca Defense at June 30, 2010 09:05 AM (YMZjg)

11

Son of Hamas not to be deported for immediate assassination in Gaza.  DHS cites "new evidence"* in reversing earlier positon from 2009. 

*Lots of bad publicity. 

Posted by: Beagle at June 30, 2010 09:05 AM (sOtz/)

12
the Republicans are appeasing (read: jerking off) us.

You are a wise, chubby azn chick loving man.

Posted by: Dang Straights at June 30, 2010 09:05 AM (fx8sm)

13 Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter.

Posted by: chubby asian chick at June 30, 2010 09:06 AM (zwrQI)

14 Sotomayor will have a celebratory 69 with Kagan after the latter is confirmed.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 30, 2010 09:07 AM (ujg0T)

15 wait, is that sarcasm or irony?

both?

Posted by: SantaRosaStan, aka Col. Bat Guano at June 30, 2010 09:07 AM (JrRME)

Posted by: Roadking at June 30, 2010 09:07 AM (YObWz)

17 Lying while under oath is a crime ya know.

Posted by: Dan at June 30, 2010 09:08 AM (1jzSs)

18

Holy sheit!  The dems lied?!

What if they decide to do this all the time?!!!

The world might...

What?  They do?

Eh... never mind.

Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at June 30, 2010 09:09 AM (RkRxq)

19 I understand that the Supreme Court doesn't have a "no fat chicks" rule.

Posted by: oblig. at June 30, 2010 09:09 AM (x7Ao8)

20 It could have been worse. Instead of "In sum" she could have said "In toto".

Posted by: Rocks at June 30, 2010 09:09 AM (Q1lie)

21 ...my left hand is Kagan, and my right hand is Sotomayor...Ohhh!

Posted by: Al "Chakra" Gore at June 30, 2010 09:09 AM (FcR7P)

22 *sends Curmudgeon a bill for a 55-gallon drum of industrial brain bleach*

Posted by: HeatherRadish at June 30, 2010 09:09 AM (mR7mk)

23 Sotomayor lied to us? She LIED? Well, we Republicans did our duty--you can hardly blame us if she LIED. How were we supposed to know something like that might happen. Is this a cool job, or what?

Posted by: Jeff Sessions at June 30, 2010 09:10 AM (VXBR1)

24 This is another reason why Kagan should be rejected. No liberal can be trusted.

Posted by: Dillinger at June 30, 2010 09:10 AM (BedzM)

25 You know, that trouser shot in Portland might be in my handwriting.

Posted by: ManBearPoodleAdductor at June 30, 2010 09:11 AM (MFbfZ)

26

She is a lying bitch for the supreme court.

Not suprising she was nominated by the  Lier in Chief. 

Posted by: Hous Bin Pharteen at June 30, 2010 09:12 AM (4yHLd)

27 all this kabuki is for not.  I hear the outcome has been preordained.  Sotomayor is in and can now rule based on ideological, rather than legal principles.  Kagan is next.  The Dems have the Republicans running scared and afraid to stand up and reject the lightweight and obfuscating nominee.   

Posted by: California Red at June 30, 2010 09:12 AM (7uWb8)

28 Technically, her two statements don't contradict each other,  and are both true. If you parse the statements carefully, she is essentially saying that yes, you have the right to keep and bear arms, but not necessarily the right to USE them in self-defense. And the second amendment wasn't written with that in mind, it was written to support the rapid organization of military capability (a well-regulated militia....) - it is a happy consequence, however.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at June 30, 2010 09:13 AM (1Mn8Z)

29

*sends Curmudgeon a bill for a 55-gallon drum of industrial brain bleach*

Seriously, we should have never objected to Kimba Wood back when Billy Jeff wanted her for Attorney General. That's how we got Janet Reno.

Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 30, 2010 09:14 AM (ujg0T)

30 15 Sotomayor will have a celebratory 69 with Kagan after the latter is confirmed. Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 30, 2010 02:07 PM (ujg0T) Right after the softball game, so they can be all nice and sweaty.

Posted by: joncelli at June 30, 2010 09:15 AM (RD7QR)

31 Republicans = Pussies

Posted by: torabora at June 30, 2010 09:15 AM (rFDlC)

32 To add to my #25..............

Liberals are like islamists: they purposely deceive as commanded in their religious texts, the koran and saul alinsky's rules for radicals.

Kagan displayed complete legal illiteracy as harvard dean, she's already proven to be unqualified for the SCOTUS. But this is the type of individual you get when you have an unqualified affirmative action dimwit for president.

Posted by: Dillinger at June 30, 2010 09:15 AM (BedzM)

33

Shock: Sotomayor Lied In Her Confirmation To Appease Republicans

Shocka: Sotomayor Lied In Her Confirmation To Appease Republicans

Sounds better in Hollywood

Posted by: Hous Bin Pharteen at June 30, 2010 09:15 AM (4yHLd)

34 #31: Whoa, now *I* need brain bleach....

Posted by: Curmudgeon at June 30, 2010 09:16 AM (ujg0T)

35 But....but.....but.....she's a WISE LATINA!!!!

We're soooo doomed.

Posted by: Sponge at June 30, 2010 09:16 AM (UK9cE)

36
If you need proof how much the Republicans despise their own base, all you need to do is look at how many of them came rushing to our defense when their "friends across the aisle" compared us to Nazis.

Notice how Boner and Cabbage Patch Kid Face McConnell defended us when just the other day an aide to McCaskill called us brownshirts.


Posted by: i like chubby asian chicks at June 30, 2010 09:17 AM (uFokq)

37 But once burned, twice shy, or so it should be.

These are Republicans we are talking about....

Posted by: KG at June 30, 2010 09:17 AM (S8TF5)

38

33  Dillenger  Is that why liberals are in bed with Islamists? 

Posted by: Hous Bin Pharteen at June 30, 2010 09:18 AM (4yHLd)

39 I think it would behoove Republicans to apply the full force of the Lillian Hellman standard to all Democrat nominees.

Posted by: Schreiber at June 30, 2010 09:18 AM (EaOYx)

40 *places Curmudgeon and joncelli in the corner for their respective time-out's*


Posted by: laceyunderalls at June 30, 2010 09:18 AM (pLTLS)

41
Let's add Valerie Jarrett to this list of homely women.

Jarrett and her little goofy face irritates me. She looks like a little shit.

Posted by: i like chubby asian chicks at June 30, 2010 09:19 AM (uFokq)

42 #39, I don't know if they're in bed with them per se but they're definitely cowering at the goatfuckers feet.

Posted by: Dillinger at June 30, 2010 09:19 AM (BedzM)

43 Anyone who heard her comment about 'understanding' the first time knew that what she meant was that she understood the majority had ruled that way.  Not that she agreed with it or anything of that nature. 

And anyone who accepted her statement as meaning anything more than that was just as deluded as those who voted for that nice well-tempered centrist Obama.

Posted by: mrkwong at June 30, 2010 09:20 AM (G8Eo0)

44

You know, when we are a banana republic, none of this will be important.  We'll be setting around the porch telling our grandchildren, "You know Fidel (we will have adopted some of the quait socialist hero names for our kids by then),  there was a time - put down my damn vodka ya lazy shit, how many times I gotta tell ya...   Where was I...   Oh yeah, well anyway Fidel, there was a time when we could see these days comin'.  The politicians - yeah we actually had elections back then, who knows why, they spent us into oblivion and not a damn one of them had the least sense of honor...

 

Something like that.

Posted by: Hussein the Plumber at June 30, 2010 09:20 AM (RkRxq)

45
And, "I understand how important the right to bear arms is to many, many Americans."

Heh. Indeed.

Can someone say condescension? Yes, she understands how important guns and silly religious beliefs and foolish patriotism is to many, many Americans.
 

Posted by: i like chubby asian chicks at June 30, 2010 09:22 AM (uFokq)

46
Just like how Obama and Hillary understood how important a missile shield was to many, many Eastern Europeans.


Posted by: i like chubby asian chicks at June 30, 2010 09:24 AM (uFokq)

47 Obama stuffs homosexuals into the SCOTUS while Republicans yawn. This is how the GOP gets off, imagining themselves appealing to these SCOTUS members for the right to live? Twisted Washingtonians think they'll never pay.

Posted by: maverick muse at June 30, 2010 09:24 AM (H+LJc)

48 As if members of Congress aren't legal smart asses. As if Republicans are simpleton rubes. As if endorsing Marxism isn't the issue.

Posted by: maverick muse at June 30, 2010 09:26 AM (H+LJc)

49 I would think that this quick contradiction of her Senate testimony would be a reasonable basis for an impeachment.  In a reasonable world, it would be.  It's an offense to the intellect to let this turd get away scot-free with such a blatant act of lying through her teeth while under oath.

Posted by: progressoverpeace at June 30, 2010 09:31 AM (Qp4DT)

50 story is barely worth commenting on. shes going to be accepted. big shocker...why even have these silly hearings.

Posted by: str8 outta at June 30, 2010 09:33 AM (/H9Nk)

51 The government has been making a mockery of the Constitution for decades and we shouldn't be shocked when it happens today.  Now that the internet is around and the information is more readily available showing exactly what they're doing and getting away with, maybe the citizens of this once great nation will step up and demand changes and representatives that understand what the Constitution is.  Until that time, and it may be too late here pretty quick, we're doomed.

Posted by: Sponge at June 30, 2010 09:43 AM (UK9cE)

52 All Leftist LIE, that is what they do. Lie and cheat to get to power. They have no moral backbone period. They are the same all over the world, a leftist here is the same as the South American left. All lying commies. Just like barack.

Posted by: lions at June 30, 2010 09:43 AM (1EH3h)

53 Obama stuffs homosexuals into the SCOTUS while Republicans yawn.

Eh.  I don't care what she does with other consenting adults.  I care that she's a lying sack of scrunt who doesn't give a crap about the Constitution.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at June 30, 2010 09:54 AM (mR7mk)

54 "I understand how important the right to bear arms is to many, many Americans bitter clingers."

FIFH

Republican senators would just let this statement lie, without adding "But that doesn't mean that you think their understanding is sh*t".

Posted by: rockhead at June 30, 2010 10:18 AM (RykTt)

55 I don't agree with Palestinian/Taliban/AQ tactics, but I *understand* where they're coming from.

Posted by: Some Twit. at June 30, 2010 10:25 AM (G60Nl)

56 This lifetime tenure for Supremes is insane and a threat to the country. Give em 30 years max, I'd pefer 20. It's quite possible that a Supreme could serve 50-60 years today.

Lifetime is just too much time, it doesn't allow society to self-correct for a bad President making bad appointments. And it makes the losers in a political argument give up hope that they can ever win, or even be allowed to win. Which increases the odds of eventual secession and civil war.

If people don't have faith in the system ... if they don't believe that if they convince their fellow citizens that their position is correct then they get their policy ideas enacted ... then eventually they'll just give up on the current political system and create another one.

In an age when people routinely live to be 100, being ruled by 9 Supremes appointed generations ago is immoral and untenable.


Posted by: huh at June 30, 2010 10:55 AM (+ABdJ)

57

The more I think on this, and as my brain continues to melt from doing so, shouldn't question 1 have been:  Have you ever been a judge before? 

 

Isn't this like applying for the Baseball Hall of Fame when you've never even picked up a bat?  You might understand the concepts, but never actually participated in the actual process.

Posted by: Darury at June 30, 2010 11:41 AM (4OXBg)

58 Funny, I seem to remember this site shrieking about not taking on Sotomeyor. Something about ANOTHER fight we can't win, so go with the flow and NEXT time, boy oh boy....something like that. Good grief... But hey. It's not like she's a supreme court justice, or anything like that...

Posted by: JS at June 30, 2010 01:14 PM (c6OzM)

59 Ahh, the GOP. Isn't that the quiet party for old folks who just want to go along with the flow? Not actually, you know, stand up for anything other than "we really aren't as loony as the Democrats"?

Wouldn't a party that wasn't ashamed of itself and actually stood up for limited government, human rights, and the Constitution be an interesting experience?

Posted by: iconoclast at June 30, 2010 01:23 PM (JwRNg)

60 Why do those fucking assholes go along with this bullshit?

Posted by: The Oracle at June 30, 2010 02:43 PM (F6+/O)

61 Funny, I seem to remember this site shrieking about not taking on Sotomeyor.

I think you are confused.

Posted by: toby928 at June 30, 2010 02:50 PM (4WbTI)

62 I think you all should lay off Elena.. because she's soooo hot. In a over weight, butch, sweaty, WWF grappler sort of way.

Posted by: Janet Reno at June 30, 2010 07:56 PM (oEYKu)

63 "In sum, the Framers did not write the Second Amendment in order to protect a private right of armed self defense."

This is also a lie. An abject lie.

Literally everything the Framers wrote on the subject indicates that they did, in fact, do exactly this.

Sotomayer can present NOTHING from the Framers to support her contention, because it doesn't exist. People have been looking for it for 200 years.

Man, I really, REALLY fucking detest these dishonest leftist fucktards. And she'll tell the same lie over and over, no matter how many people correct her, because she doesn't GIVE A DAMN what the facts are.

I seriously think we need a properly accountable agency whose job it is to research statements by public-sector powermongers and, when they are caught in provable, definite lies, send someone to punch them right in the freaking pie-hole. On camera.

Posted by: Merovign, Strong On His Mountain at June 30, 2010 08:01 PM (bxiXv)

64 "I understand the individual right fully that the Supreme Court recognized in Heller." And, "I understand how important the right to bear arms is to many, many Americans."

Obvious legalese.

And it appears a whole bunch of people fell for it.

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