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Old 06-11-2009, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Chicago Suburbs
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Really? Why can't a Republican minority disagree with the (stale) majority without being called some sort of racist or in this case unpatriotic.
Surely it's ok to call a spade a spade (in the words of Rev. Wright, no less)when someone acts in a racist manner.
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:10 AM
 
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Surely it's ok to call a spade a spade (in the words of Rev. Wright, no less)when someone acts in a racist manner.
Please detail what Martinez said that was racist...I'll wait.
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:14 AM
 
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Martinez is another one that looks out for the best interest of Mexico over America.
He was born in Cuba. Why would he be looking out for the best interests of Mexico? And even if he were, what would that have to do with Sotomayor, who is the daughter of Puerto Rican immigrants?
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:15 AM
 
Location: South Side
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Please detail what Martinez said that was racist...I'll wait.
Yeah Sotomayor is probably another one who holds the interest of Mexico over America!

[What? She's Puerto Rican?]

Well, she probably holds the interests of Puerto Rico over America?

[Puerto Rico is part of America?]

Never mind!
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Old 06-11-2009, 08:26 AM
 
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Martinez is another one that looks out for the best interest of Mexico over America.
Yeah, if he isn't with you, he must be against you.
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:05 AM
 
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Martinez is another one that looks out for the best interest of Mexico over America.
LOL... Yes! Let's keep alienating the fastest growing group in America... lovely.
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:08 AM
 
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I guess this will add some more to the converstion on the Hill about Judge Sotomayor.

"The clips include lengthy remarks about her experiences as an “affirmative action baby” whose lower test scores were overlooked by admissions committees at Princeton University and Yale Law School because, she said, she is Hispanic and had grown up in poor circumstances. "

From Today's New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/11/us...html?th&emc=th
Well what does it say about standardized test when she graduates 2nd in her class?
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:11 AM
 
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I guess this will add some more to the converstion on the Hill about Judge Sotomayor.

"The clips include lengthy remarks about her experiences as an “affirmative action baby” whose lower test scores were overlooked by admissions committees at Princeton University and Yale Law School because, she said, she is Hispanic and had grown up in poor circumstances. "

From Today's New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/11/us...html?th&emc=th
Yes, and that's why she supports AA... it allows smart folks like her who may not have the background to score high on standardized tests to compete at our highest institutions... and guess what? Even though she had lower scores, she finished #2 in her entire class and was the editor of a Yale journal. Doesn't that prove the thesis behind AA? My own story is similar... I went to a crappy high school in NY that gave me one period (45 mins) of SAT prep... I scored decent but not great... got into a school that typically would not accept my score through AA and graduated top 15% in my class... a bunch of those kids in my school could not string together a coherent sentence but they had been prepped for the SAT since Junior High and scored well.

Anyway, this is really not a critical issue anymore... SCOTUS has ruled that race can be taken into account as one of many factors in schools admissions decisions... the issue is fairly settled.
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:12 AM
 
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He was born in Cuba. Why would he be looking out for the best interests of Mexico? And even if he were, what would that have to do with Sotomayor, who is the daughter of Puerto Rican immigrants?
Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico.... it's all the same.
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Western Cary, NC
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Considering the Dems have a leader who pushes through massive spending bills without time to read them, I could understand how this whole idea of review flies right over their heads.
I fear we have elected a congress where everything flies over their heads.
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