VIDEO: Sen. Jeff Sessions’ Brilliant Questioning of Sonia Sotomayor

At points during this entire confirmation process, I’ve wondered more than a few times why we should even be questioning this woman. It’s not as though she’s just going to stand up and say: “You got me. I let matters of race and personal bias get in the way of my interpretations of the law.”

She’s saying what she has been coached to say. She’s saying what she needs to say to get confirmed. As Americans in the Age of Obama, we should be used to this by now — after all, our president is the master of directly controverting previous statements and saying what he needs to say in order to advance a certain agenda. Why should we be surprised that his nominee would do the same thing, making statements diametrically opposed to her own prior statements without offering any explanation for the sea change?

Why even bother asking her questions at all? We already know that this woman, this judge, will not tell us the truth. It’s not as if we’re going to learn anything new.

Well, to answer my own question, we need this confirmation process to teach America exactly who Sonia Sotomayor is, and by extension who Barack Obama is. Obama looks at Sonia Sotomayor and sees the Hispanic mirror-image of his wife or the female, Hispanic incarnation of himself. Think about it — Sotomayor is a minority who came from an unconventional childhood, who is obsessed with race, who could care less about the U.S. Constitution, and who holds “social justice” in higher esteem than progress or the rule of law.

What gets me is that, even in this climate, Sotomayor cannot tell the truth about herself, as if she knows that doing so would come off poorly. Why not admit her personal bias? After all, Barack Obama said that he wants a Supreme Court Justice with empathy.

The answer here, too, is fairly simple — just like liberals must cloud their goals and aspirations and agenda in terms of saving the environment or helping the poor because the truth would only show the unpalatability of their ideas, Sotomayor cannot show herself during this confirmation process, as nobody wants a Supreme Court Justice who admittedly feels as though the bench is the right place to make law, who feels that a wise Latina can come to a better conclusion than a white male. Nobody wants a woman so obsessed with race, so burdened by the chip on her shoulder that she is willing to completely ignore the law (as she did in the Ricci firefighter case) deciding hallmark cases in the United States Supreme Court.

And the more America learns about Sonia Sotomayor, perhaps then they’ll realize that they don’t want a man obsessed with race and burdened by a chip on his shoulder ignoring the rule of law and the Constitution in the Oval Office.

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  1. BEEP BEEP BEEP backin up!! says:

    She's backstroking, like Michael Phelps. She's as good as Bill Clinton at obfuscation. Sad to watch, cause I ain't falling for it.

  2. Bodenzee says:

    Jeff,

    "She's saying what she has been coached to say. She's saying what she needs to say to get confirmed. As Americans in the Age of Obama, we should be used to this by now — after all, our president is the master of directly controverting previous statements and saying what he needs to say in order to advance a certain agenda. Why should we be surprised that his nominee would do the same thing, making statements diametrically opposed to her own prior statements without offering any explanation for the sea change?"

    Is this lawyer speak for THEY ARE PROFICIENT LIARS??

  3. Anonymous says:

    Samuel Alito, confirmation hearing, 2006: "when I get a case about discrimination, I have to think about people in my own family who suffered discrimination because of their ethnic background or because of religion or because of gender. And I do take that into account."
    http://www.dailykostv.com/w/001783/

    So when Alito empathizes it's fine, because he's conservative (leaning libertarian), and if Sotomayor empathizes she's racist and an activist judge intent on overthrowing the constitution. Perhaps if we actually debated issues and nominees rather than regurgitating party-line talking points and condensing people and issues into sound bytes and caricatures, we could elevate the political discourse to something that actually resembles reality. Or we could just continue to spew partisan bs and blatant hypocrisy.

  4. IS THAT ASKING TOO MUCH? says:

    From the Application for Temporary Restraining Order
    Major Cook v Colonel Good

    (26) All that is asked of the President is that he humbly acknowledge and produce his true and complete “original” birth certificate. So long as this form proves the Barack Hussein Obama’s status as a “natural born” citizen, the President and the Presidency will not only have suffered no harm, but will have reaffirmed the faith of the people in the rule of law as dominating all men, including the President of the United States.

  5. CRASH AND BURN says:

    Lindsey Graham is tearing her up!!!!
    3:30 CST Tuesday

  6. Rix says:

    > And the more America learns about Sonia Sotomayor, perhaps
    > then they'll realize that they don't want a man obsessed with
    > race and burdened by a chip on his shoulder ignoring the rule of
    > law and the Constitution in the Oval Office.

    America learns? Which America? The America of Black and Hispanic ghettos, the America of UAW and SEIU, the America of Harvard and ABA, or the America of Letterman, Olbermann and Garofalo? Too bad these Americas combined are north of 40% of the overall population and creeping upward quickly. These Americas are not interested in learning and they don't give a rat's genitalia for the questions GOP senators are asking and the answers they are getting; they just want their money or their "change", or both. At this point of time, educating Americans is like pouring bucketfuls of water on a full-fledged forest fire – it yields limited results and feels good and heroic but the fire spreads quicker than new buckets arrive.

    The conservatives will remain a bunch of graceful losers until they learn from their enemy: in battle, no hold is barred and no means is too dirty. Tax revolt tomorrow or komissars in a few years, that's the choice America faces today.

  7. JEFF SCHREIBER says:

    I understand where you're coming from, Rix, but you're missing something big — for more than three decades, this nation has polled at almost a two-to-one margin with regard to how many people consider themselves to be on the right or left.

    Right now, we cannot turn the ignorant left, but we CAN solidify the right, and we CAN woo those on the left who are watching the policies they've embraced in theory for so long fail when tried for real.

  8. Gail B says:

    JB Williams has three questions for Sotomayor:

    America needs ONE “constitutionally conscious” Member of Congress to ask Sotomayor the following three questions during her Supreme Court nomination hearings…

    *** What do you believe the Founders meant by – “No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President;”

    *** Do the American people have the right to demand proof of a president’s constitutional eligibility for the highest elective office in our land?

    *** What should we do with a president who refuses to prove that he meets those constitutional requirements?
    ————————-
    I sent the three questions to GA Senators Chambliss and Isakson.

  9. goddessdivine says:

    Yes, it's a dog and pony show. Maybe she has an earpiece and is being fed answers by Obama's minions. They all tell us what we want to hear, but their record speaks differently.

  10. Rix says:

    > I understand where you're coming from, Rix, but you're missing
    > something big — for more than three decades, this nation has
    > polled at almost a two-to-one margin with regard to how many
    > people consider themselves to be on the right or left.

    Jeff, that two-to-one margin only exists in conservatives' fond memories these days.

    You should note that minority population, both legal and ilegal, has skyrocketed in the last decade. Even worse: many hoped that Obama's rise to power will put an end to minorities' victim mentality, but instead, it had energized them, had shown them the power of tribal unity. We should expect near-hundred percent turnout among blacks come 2012, with Latinos trailing close. We see affirmative action as their generosity; they see it as our stupidity and weakness to be exploited, and they will not fail to do so.

    You should also note that the whole generation of "iPods, iPhones, iTunes and iDontCares" entered electoral rolls. It is twenty seven years' worth of young, inexperienced school grads who have no stake yet in the country's welfare and who were thoroughly brainwashed by the propaganda generously spewed by unionized teachers, ivory-tower university liberals and assorted Hollywood celebs.

    Even if the ratio is still on our side it isn't large. Do not forget for a moment that conservatives are outgunned on every front. The press will provide round-the-clock barrage orchestrated by the likes of Gibbs and Axelrod. Easy access to public coffers and union funds, coupled with the crippling results of McCain-Feingold reform and a stream of foreign donations will ensure vast financial edge. Voting fraud and ballot box rigging, technologies that were tested in 2008 and found kosher, will shift hundreds of thousands, possibly millions votes.

    All things said, the only chance for Obama not to be reelected, outside of a tax revolt, is a rogue judge who takes up the birth certificate case and actually investigates it without being shut down from above or getting himself into an "unfortunate accident".

  11. SO TRUE says:

    I guess I should've guessed that Ghana was a party country, what with Big Guy's dad never coming home after going there for what was supposed to be a two week visit. But I digress.

    -TOTUS

  12. Anonymous says:

    The barely suppressed note of petulance that underlies this entire post is almost amusing.

    She won't say anything that you can jump all over and self-righteously condemn, so you're reduced to whining about how she MUST be lying.

    The truly ironic thing is that when you write that Sotomayor "is obsessed with race," "is completely willing to ignore the law," and "could care less about the U.S. Constitution," YOU'RE the one doing the lying, Jeff.

  13. LOW BATTERY says:

    I sense Barry's blackberry in here again.

  14. JEFF SCHREIBER says:

    Rix —

    Recent Gallup and Rasmussen polls have shown that nearly twice as many people consider themselves to be conservative rather than liberal. Furthermore, the Battleground Poll (http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/08/the_biggest_missing_story_in_p.html) has shown the very same thing.

    America IS a center-right nation. The problem is that no group of people in politics are doing enough to get those people riled up. Barack Obama has presented us with that opportunity.

    Furthermore, the youth of America has ALWAYS tilted to the left. Always. And as they grow, as they make money and pay bills, they move to the right. I did.

    The Democrats are presenting us with an opportunity to reenlist this majority of Americans. And these people in the flyover states are the ones who vote. Yes, Obama enthralled the urban centers, but in 2012 the shine will be gone, there will have been no true change, the Democrats' best laid plans will not have worked, and barring a total government takeover, he will be a one-term president.

    At least, by God, I hope so.

  15. CAN'T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS says:
  16. OBAMA IS A FRAUD says:

    Man, Rix, is brilliant, but depressing. Must stop putting this Glock in my mouth.

  17. OBOTS SUCK says:

    He won't finish his term. Natural born is catching up with him.
    P E T U L A N C E on that!

  18. SEEYA SONYA says:

    It really is simple. If a white guy said what she said about being wiser they would be unemployed. Plain as the nose on Karl Malden's face. RIP

  19. SHUT YOUR PIE HOLE LEAHEY says:

    If you ask me, we need MORE people yelling in those Senate hearings.

  20. WORDS says:

    I thought "Words Have Meaning", Obama. But hispanic judges get a pass.

    verification word: theugos
    What the families drive in Poland

  21. Rix says:

    Jeff:

    Thanks for the link. Amazing consistency of the poll results discussed in the article is somewhat of a paradox to me. A partial explanation could be that ethnic and demographic layout of battleground states differs from that of the whole country. Another factor is that many of those 60% are in fact social conservatives who vote race and/or wallet first and conscience second; imagine a pro-life black union member (there are quite a few of them in any state) and you'll understand the dilemma they face in the voting booth. Yet another reason I could think of is that "liberal" is hardly less of a toxic term than "conservative"; the answers could have been different had the poll asked for "progressive". Even if the poll were truly representative of the popular voting trend, rampant voting fraud, MSM and Hollywood brainwashing efforts and legal harassment go a very long way in tilting the field.

    All that said, I really hope you are right. That's one discussion I'm most willing to lose.

  22. John Feeny says:

    IMPORTANT – I've been following the case of the soldier who refused his deployment to Afghanistan, in reference to the BC situation. Rather than discipline him, the White House rescinded his deployment, and Hannity just reported it! I couldn't believe it! I'm not going to get my hopes up, but at least there's something to watch here.

  23. Gail B says:

    Maybe if enough get on the lawsuit, our guys can come home!

  24. SELF DEFENSE says:

    Come home? Most believe in what they are doing. How quickly we forget how Afghanistan was used to train, prepare & launch attacks against us.

  25. NEVER A DULL MOMENT says:

    The blogs are afire with ineligibility banter. YEAH.

  26. THEY PASSED THE TEST says:

    Seeing those firefighters sitting together in the Senate Hall is powerful. There is nothing uglier than reverse discrimination.

  27. Anonymous says:

    previously i blogged that if she comes clean and admits her views reflected in her countless statements were the wrong views…. IF she came forward and said bluntly to the entire country and specifically the Law students whom she tried to impress unpon their minds the belief she TRULY holds – THEN, perhaps she might be considered (and that was contingent on her opinion of our second ammendment rights).

    changed my mind about giving her a chance…. instead of admitting she was wrong or telling us she has come to see things in a better light, she instead tries to make her past statement a fault of ours for not interpreting it correctly???? HUH????????????

    THRO MOMMA FROM THE TRAIN! at least until she changes her ways. imagine the thousands of Law students now writing law that favors a particular race as opposed to being fair according to the Law! the thought boggles the mind.

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    You know, listening to the Roberts hearings, I actually learned something. It was like graduate law school. Listening to So-So is like listening to a felon giving a statement to the cops that she don't know nuttin' and besides they can't pin it on her, and she won't do it no more.
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