On Sotomayor: The First Wave

This isn’t what I had planned for today, but it just had to be done.

This past Tuesday morning President Obama publically nominated Judge Sonia Sotomayor for a position on the highest court in the land. Since then, the political pundits on both sides have set the stage for the battle that could be.

Personally, Rush’s quick negative decree acts more as an endorsement. Newt chimes in, and then I get a phone call from a pro-life activist group. As many conservatives proclaim the appointment of an activist judge as act of the Devil, yet their acts of seeking to overturn Roe v. Wade isn’t activism? Sorry RNC, I don’t buy into your code word.

Whether our senators reinforce why the public has low respect for politicians and why Congress has a low approval rating is yet to be seen, Judge Sotomayor should be vetted and not rubberstamped – but not as a political football.

I submit these readings.

  • Ed Rollins, a senior political contributor for CNN, plus an experienced, well-respected Republican, writes this meaningful column.
  • As part of his segment, CNN’s Jack Cafferty asked a question about the effect of quick-to-react critics as Gingrich and Limbaugh on the GOP. Reading the comments from people is interesting.
  • Although not solely about the recent nomination, Kelly at the Eclectic Quill has an outstanding post about the Christian Right, a group that has hijacked the Republican Party to fund and promote its agenda.
  • American Heartland Bar and Grill provides links to several worthwhile articles.