The Sotomayor Story

By now, we’ve all heard the Sotomayor Story.  Her father died when she was young.  She was raised poor.  She defied the odds.

She embodies the American Dream!

What I’d like to know is why nobody’s talking about the Obama years compared to the America Sotomayor grew up in.

Her family had a lot of opportunity.  She climbed in the ranks of Federal judgedom (altough her legal opinions were rather tame).  Her nomination is being hailed as a trimuph for women and Hispanics.

But that’s not the American dream.  The American dream is not to show up and be lauded for simply being a racial statistic.  Or a gender statistic.  The American dream deals with opportunity.

Now, compare what Sotomayor grew up in with what Obama’s putting together now.  His advisors are talking about a 10% VAT.  The government is seizing privately owned companies, and selecting who closes their doors and who doesn’t.  It’s giving large chunks of a private company to a union.  It’s proposing environmental caps for the poorly-defined “pollution class”.  It’s allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire.  The economy is still hemorrhaging jobs. Income from businesses has drastically declined.  Meanwhile, Big Business and The Rich are villified.

Is this truly the land of Sotomayor’s Opportunity?  Or has Obama leveraged so much bureaucratic oppression on John Q. Public that these opportunities are few and far between.

Unless you’re an example of how empathetic you are.

Make no mistake– a Sotomayor story like hers won’t spring from a heavy-handed Democratic government.  Freedom doesn’t spring from the Government.  It springs from the ingenuity of the People.


5 Responses to “The Sotomayor Story”

  1. 1 Matt R.
    May 27, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Let us not forget she’s also a diabetic. No doubt she’ll be strong voice for the people who enjoy Splenda.

    Hey, she’s Catholic. Maybe we can get Roe v Wade repealed.

  2. 2 John A. Davison
    June 20, 2009 at 8:34 pm


    I agree with you completely. She is bad news for the highest court in the land. Frankly I think it is already corrupted. Both Roberts and Scalia have publicly promised Orly Taitz that they would examine the petitions concerning Obama’s legitimacy, yet nothing is happening.

    Sotomayor is a Catholic in name only. Thank God she is replacing another liberal. It could be a lot worse.

  3. 3 suckonthis
    June 21, 2009 at 2:20 am

    Obama’s legitimacy?

    On what grounds would it be questioned?

  4. 4 John A. Davison
    June 21, 2009 at 5:20 am

    If self named suckonthis doesn’t know about Obama’s legitimacy, I am sure not going to be the one to enlighten him. Suckonthat suckonthis!


  5. 5 suckonthis
    June 21, 2009 at 5:38 am

    As far as I know he was legitimately elected. There is no question of this. Any comment to the contrary so far has just been paranoid ranting from hysterical right-wing propaganda-merchants.

    Feel free to contradict that, if you think you can dig up anything credible.

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