I’m not sure what pisses me off more: the fact that 14 GOP Senators are going to vote to approve of Judge Sonia “Wise Latina” Sotomayor to the US Supreme Court or the fact that some conservatives are quite alright with this.
I’m too damn pissed at BOTH of those issues to gather my emotions and comment rationally on them, so I am glad I came across two comments which echo my thoughts pretty well:
Either she lied to the Senators or her beliefs now are suddenly different from what they have been her entire adult life. The Republicans could have and should have called her a liar to her face and told her that her lack of ethics (lying) disqualifies her for the Supreme Court. Period. If that would have been too harsh they could have disqualified her for any of the following reasons:
-Her membership in La Raza
-Her discriminatory behavior towards white men.
The Republicans should have stood up for us. Instead they caved, as usual. So Obama gets his Hispanic Racist on the Court and the Court moves one step closer to a society where your skin color determines your rights. It’s important to note here that according to Sotomayor, white men have fewer rights than blacks did back unde the seperate but equal days.
Posted by: BattleofthePyramids at July 17, 2009 12:13 PM
Nope, sorry, not gonna be OK with this. It’s the SUPREME COURT. No removal possible. Her views are horrific and the stupidass 14 will join the 8 eternally damned shitheads in the House who voted for cap ‘n’ tax. She will legislate from the bench, and legislate very badly. I submit that this should have been fought hammer and sickle. What the hell are people “saving up the fight” for? Actual gulags? It’s too late by then.
Posted by: Filly at July 17, 2009 12:13 PM
I am really getting sick and damn tired of conservatives accepting the BS unfair playing field on which conservatives/Republicans and liberals/Democrats play. They accept that Democrats can lie, cheat, smear, ridicule to their hearts content with NO consequences whatsoever. YET, when Conservatives or Republicans tell the TRUTH and present FACTS, we are painted as racists, bigots and sexists… and conservatives accept that!??!
WTF. Seriously. W.T.F.
Awesome. Glad to see I’m not the only one who is pissed the fook off here:
I e-mailed the NRSC and invited them to taste my ass. And they scratch their head and balls in wonder… why don’t conservatives donate money to our great cause? I told them I hope a 3rd party rises out of all this back slappin horsesh*t. I’m tired of these good ol boys punching conservatives right in the puss followed by a f*ck you very much.
Posted by: Sparky at July 17, 2009 12:17 PM
“Forgot to add: And she lied under oath and she keeps getting overturned AND I bet she doesn’t look good in black.”
What a lot of normal people forget is, lying isn’t lying to these rat-bastards. Lying is actually “revolutionary truth”… as in, it’s perfectly OK to lie as long as you’re advancing your goals while you do it. You may notice that even formerly respectable liberal pundits will defend a lying liar to the end as long as he or she supports the liberal positions being espoused.
Posted by: ATNorth at July 17, 2009 12:18 PM
Thank you both. And as far as the candy assed view of playing the politics “smart” on this one, bulls**t. It’s that kind of crap that got us where we are today. Stand up and be a statesman fer cryin’ out loud.
Posted by: teej at July 17, 2009 12:19 PM
F*ckin’ A. EXACTLY:
If you’re worried about pointing out bald-faced lies because you’ll be called a racist, what’s the point of questioning anything at all?
Posted by: Jim Treacher at July 17, 2009 12:20 PM
Another good point here by Vic. Let’s see, the GOP spends their time exposing how Sotomayor is an incompetent lying, racist POS, BUT, then, despite that, turn around and vote to appoint her to the US Supreme Court? And that’s called good, smart politics? Give me a freaking fooking break here. That’s called COWARDICE. And is EXACTLY the reason no one freaking respects Republicans. Not the media, not the Left and not conservatives. PERIOD. Give me someone who FIGHTS and calls out the Left, the media and the Democrats on their utterly despicable BS and THAT will be a statesman I will support to the death.
Drew while I agree that they did about all they could in the questioning and she did come across as a liar and an AA incompetant they still should NOT vote for her.
That defeats the entire purpose of making her look stupid and it continues the practice of “playing” nice while your enemy stabs you in the gut and laughs at you.
Posted by: Vic at July 17, 2009 12:24 PM
My sentiments exactly:
See, this is why so many of us feel dispirited, disenfranchised, and without recourse. Those who purport to represent us aren’t fighting back on these poobags. At all. To my knowledge, NO ONE has called her out on her perjury.
Posted by: Filly at July 17, 2009 12:29 PM
Bingo. As I said at the beginning of this post, upon reading DrewM’s post, I was both immensely pissed the hell off and completely dispirited as well. I didn’t know whether to be mad as hell or depressed and broken. And not just because the GOP are a bunch of COWARDS, but the added fact that DrewM and some others think that this was “inevitable” and we should just sit back and accept this status quo once again.
BULLSH*T. ANY GOP member voting ‘yes’ on this racist, incompetent, lying sack of sh*t judge in UNACCEPTABLE. PERIOD. Can they stop her from being approved? No. Fine. That, I accept, because the American people are utter fools for giving the despicable Democrats so much power. BUT, that does not mean that ANY Republican should be voting “YES” for Judge Sonia ‘Wise Latina’ Sotomayor to represent the nation on the United States Supreme Court. Not.at.all. And anyone who does so is a cowardly, despicable POS.
Anyone who points out the fact that someone is a racist, incompetent lying bastard and then supports the promotion of that person has absolutely NO integrity whatsoever. None.
Amen to this:
It’s not just the Rs on the committee, DrewM. You are correct that the questioners did well. But no one outside of those of us who give two sh*ts were even aware that the takedown occurred. To 99% of the country, this story is “First Hispanic (And She’s a GIRL! Who was POOR!) Nominated to SC by The One.” Her actual views are barely out there. The firefighter case alone should have sparked a reawakening of the national debate on AA, but… no. Her mom bought the neighborhood’s first set of encylopedias!
This is where every other national office-holding R should have come into play, not to mention the RNC. Conservatives are horrified by this pick… and we see nothing done about it outside of a few questions. She probably would have been confirmed anyway, but the point is, there was little to no fight on this, just like just about everything else.
Seeing the “conservative” “leadership” rain hellfire down on this nightmare would have 1) thrown a spotlight on her racialist views 2) provided a psycological boost to the base. Make every. single. victory. a Pyrric one for the liberals. They will have to think carefully every time they pile another piece of socialism onto this country. As it is, the less resistance is thrown, the tougher it will get. Again I ask: What are we saving the fight for? Far too late by the time the forced abortions and the reducation camps come barrelling down the pike.
I grow weary of hearing my viewpoint articulated only by people who have radio audiences but no power beneath the Capitol dome.
Posted by: Filly at July 17, 2009 12:43 PM
Exactly. There is no victory here at all. Anyone who thinks so has not been paying attention whatsoever the last 8 years:
“No, she doesn’t mean it but it will make for some nice issue adds in the future.”
Which ads will never, ever run. Because they’ll get the Repubs called racist. Which is gonna happen anyway, facts, evidence, and logic be damned. And around the circle we go again.
Not that you’re wrong, Drew; no, there’s not a lot we can do, she’s gonna get in anyway. But anybody who thinks any of this will stop Obamandias, King of Kings, from nominating whatever abomination he wants to for any position whatever needs to take another look at the raving lunatic he’s named as “science” czar. He’s securely in the driver’s seat, and for every weak-tea consolation-prize poll we cite saying Duh Peepul don’t like it, he can always gin up five more that say otherwise.
Posted by: Mike at July 17, 2009 01:11 PM
Excellent point here by CJ. This is exactly MY point when I am pissed off at conservatives who continue to accept the status quo and accept that Republicans can’t do anything. If WE are not willing to fight, then how do we expect Republicans to fight? The fact is that if we don’t start actively fighting all this BS, then we’re going to continue to have spineless GOP representatives curl up and die on all the issues. It starts with we, conservatives. And it frustrates me to no end that some conservatives just do.not.get.it.
I think a lot of people here have it backward: members of Congress REACT to culture/conventional wisdom, not the other way around. It’s bottom up. The GOP will aggressively challenge left wing minority public officials when WE make it safe for them to do so.
Democrats wouldn’t have tried to bork Bork as a ‘threat to civil rights’ if they didn’t think they had adequate cover beyond Capitol Hill. Right or wrong, the storyline of the throw-back Jim Crow bigot hiding behind the “constructionist” mask provided that cover. Republican members of Congress will get the nerve to take on left-wing minorities when conservatives outside the Beltway make it safe for them to do so.
Posted by: CJ at July 17, 2009 01:32 PM
DrewM, that is indeed the smart way to play it in the traditional political system– but my opinion is that system is crumbling. I truly think we’re on the leading edge of a different era now, and in this era we fight. Everything.
I also think that there’s a difference between “reacting” and “framing the debate.” We drop the AA bomb and the perjury bomb, and the issue becomes not her PC credentials, but the worldview of the administration. I think that’s the key reason why Barry has any support at all — too many people are inclined to believe the best of him (I idiotically did during the primaries) and aren’t truly aware of what he’s really trying to do here.
Posted by: Filly at July 17, 2009 01:32 PM
Michelle Malkin finally pulls out the big guns and puts out the hard reality of what McCainservatives are really supporting when they support John McCain for President: the racist, unAmerican La Raza.
Anyone who supports a politician who supports La Raza has my utter contempt. I don’t want to hear anyone call themselves an American and a conservative when they support and vote for someone who supports La Raza.
And before you try and spread your bullshit and attack me, be sure to read the whole post by Michelle Malkin. If you want to apologize for McCain’s bullshit, take it elsewhere. If you want the Republican Party to turn into the La Raza Party, then fuck off.
You McCainservatives talk about being Patriots and being Americans, yet you support a candidate who supports La Raza. Sorry, I call that unAmerican and yes, I question your Patriotism.
I’ve had enough of this.
McCainservatives tell me there is no other choice, but to vote for John McCain. If that is true, that the only choice is to vote for a man for President whose main support is for a racist, anti-America group, then this country has already fallen. And I am ashamed to call these people my countrymen.
[ … ] According to the WaPo/ABC News poll released this weekend, 47% of respondents said McCain was the candidate they trusted most on immigration; 22% said Romney; 10% chose Huckabee; and 5% went with Paul.
You want straight talk? McCain’s tongue says he’s “listened and learned.” But his heart is with La Raza, the militantly ethnocentric, anti-immigration enforcement Hispanic lobbying group that honored him in 1999 and whose annual conference he keynoted in 2004.
Go back and watch McCain on the Senate floor during the amnesty debate. Refresh your memories. Here he is comparing guest-worker tax treatment to Jim Crow laws.
[ … ]
Crooked talk: He says he’ll build the fence.
Straight talk: He resents what he calls the “goddamned fence.”
John McCain and La Raza-The Race share a deep-seated contempt for grass-roots conservatives who worked successfully to defeat the disastrous amnesty bill. And they share a common impulse to marginalize their political opponents as “haters.”
Thus, La Raza-The Race has launched a new “We Can Stop the Hate” campaign – smack dab in the middle of the campaign season – to redefine tough policy criticism from the Right as “hate.” They protest that it is “racist” and out-of-bounds to talk about reconquista – even as the McCain campaign boasts a “Mexico First/”Just A Region”/”Free Flow of People” outreach director who’s practicing it out in the open for the leading GOP presidential front-runner.
Yes, an ethnic separatist group that calls itself “The Race” – a group that has embraced John McCain and vice versa – has the gall to crusade against “hate.” Chris Kelly notes that La Raza-The Race head Janet Murguia is calling for networks to keep immigration enforcement proponents off the airwaves and that both La Raza-The Race and another open-borders group are pushing for Fairness Doctrine policies to shut up their foes.
Ms. Murguia argued that hate speech should not be tolerated, even if such censorship were a violation of First Amendment rights: “Everyone knows there is a line sometimes that can be crossed when it comes to free speech. And when free speech transforms into hate speech, we’ve got to draw that line. And that’s what we’re doing here today. And we need to make sure that network executives will hold their people accountable and not cross that line.”
Murgia praised McCain and looks forward to the “tapering down” of immigration enforcement efforts if he wins the White House: “With his emergence as a leading Republican presidential primary contender, I do think that we’ll see this toned down… Does it mean that we know everything he’s going to do in that area of reform? And I know he’s got his work cut out for him with a number of people, and we’ll see him put this whole platform together, but we do believe that if he ends up being in a lead role here, we think that that issue will be tapered down.”
No respect for the rule of law. No respect for the First Amendment.
[ … ]
It is with great amusement that I read the National Council of La Raza’s (NCLR) defense [from its president and CEO Janet Murguia.] against the facts contained in my article, “The Truth About ‘La Raza,'” that appeared in HUMAN EVENTS, April 10,2006. Instead of addressing the troubling facts outlined in the article, NCLR still seeks to hide from the truth through shrewd distractions.
Murguia claims: “Rep. Norwood mistranslates our name as the National Council of ‘the race.’ The actual definition of ‘La Raza’ is ‘people,’ referring to the Hispanic people or community.”
According to whom? The online encyclopedia Wikipeidia translation reads, “La raza: Spanish: ‘The race.'” Ditto with http://www.freetranslation.com, translation2.paralink.com, http://www.freedict.com/onldict/spa.html. But here’s even more online fun: Type in “National Council of the RACE” on Google, the world’s number one search engine, and it will take you straight to NCLR’s home page. Case closed.
NCLR’s second objection is where the real deception becomes glaring: “NCLR did not receive $15.2 million in federal grants last year and no federal funds of any kind were used to fund get-out-the-vote efforts or for any political purpose.”
By “last year” my article refers to the last fiscal year reported by NCLR on its official website, which is fiscal year 2004. NCLR very cleverly fails to mention this fact, even though they surely knew precisely where the $15.2 million the article mentioned was coming from.
According to page 48 of the National Council of La Raza Consolidated Statements of Activities, Year Ended September 30,2004, NCLR itself reports it received $15,170,182 in federal grants. [See Figure 1 on page 9.] In the same statement, under “Advocacy and Electoral Empowerment” NCLR reports on page 27, “while in 2002 activities centered on Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) efforts, in 2004 the project expanded to include voter registration, modest GOTV, and some elements of election protection,” and reports on page 48 that it spent $327,585 directly on “Legislative Advocacy” and another $2,611,827 on “Research, Advisory, and Legislation”-all while receiving that $15.2 million in federal grants.
Did NCLR’s receipt of $15.2 million in federal funds allow them to redirect other donations towards their combined $2.9 million in political activities? You be the judge.
But the real outrage in NCLR’s objections to the article is their disingenuous denial of their links to radical, racist and anti-American groups: “NCLR … unequivocally rejects, the motto Tor La Raza Todo, Fuera de la Raza Nada.’ (For The Race everything, for those outside The Race nothing.)”
No group can “unequivocally reject” a position while quietly paying out money to groups that support it, which is exactly what NCLR does.
The motto in question is that of the radical group MEChA and can be found online at the homepage of the Georgetown University MEChA Chapter. On the same site, you can read Georgetown MEChA’s Constitution, which contains the requirement that Georgetown MEChA maintain current membership in NCLR.
The Internal Revenue Service reports NCLR was actively funding the Georgetown University MEChA Chapter as recently as 2003, as documented in NCLR’s IRS Form 990, 2002 Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax, Exhibit 1, Page 1. [See Figure 2 on page 9.]
If NCLR is sincere in objecting to the facts in the article they should have no problem publicly agreeing to all six points mentioned in my article:
1. Denounce the motto “For La Raza todo. Fuera de La Raza nada,” as repugnant, racist, and totally incompatible with American society or citizenship-and stop funding groups who support it.
2. Acknowledge the right of all Americans to live wherever they choose in the U.S. without segregation.
3. Commit to sponsorship of nationwide educational programs to combat racism and anti-Semitism in the Hispanic community.
4. Denounce and sever all ties with MEChA and other organizations which hold to the racist doctrines held by MEChA.
5. Acknowledge our borders, the democratic right of U.S. citizens to determine immigration policy, and the right of the U.S. to enforce immigration law and secure its borders against unauthorized entry.
6. Repudiate all claims that current American territory rightfully belongs to Mexico.
Based on the documented and independently verified statements in the original article, not only does HUMAN EVENTS owe no correction to NCLR, NCLR owes the entire American public an apology for deceptively supporting groups seeking to undermine our national unity and sovereignty.
But perhaps the best solution would be for NCLR, from this day forward, to simply start living by the six points above.
Well, I won’t be shopping at Walmart anymore, considering they are pandering to a group which seeks to destroy this country from within.
I didn’t know this about Walmart until I read this bulletin (I cannot confirm the anecdotal account, but I am passing this along for the purposes of providing the reason why I looked up Walmart’s association with La Raza):
From: America For AMERICANS !!
Date: Jan 21, 2008 5:42 PM
Just received this message from one of my friends here. Of course, you all know that Wal Mart is a Multi-Million dollar contributor, to La Raza, along with the other companies listed on my page, and other sites. Just thought you’d like to hear this, from the source… Had enough yet?
Yesterday I went to the Walmart here with a friend, I do not go there on my own and will avoid going there from now on even more.
I was walking down the row in front of the registers and I see a table with papers and pens, the papers are in Spanish only I take a quik glimps for any paper in English. None. So I take the paper and go to customer service. While Standing in line, I look over the paper and relize what it is for.
WalMart Solicitud de Tarjeta de Credito para residentes de Mexico
If you do not understand it is credit application for Mexican citizens. I stay in line even though I figured what it was for. Stay to get one in English, get to the lady, she her self has broken englesh. I ask her for “one of these in English”, she tells me it is for Mexican citizens. So I ask her for a credit application in English, she is confused and ask the lady next to her in spanish, says hold on walked away guess to go find one or talk to a manager. She comes back a few mins. later and says they do not have any credit applications in English, (I’m not interested in WM credit) I tell her that makes no sense, I want a credit app. she says you have to apply right there. I say ok and leave.
Gotta find that pretty anoying (if you were interested) when a Mexican citizen can get app on paper and a U.S. citizen can not get an app and take it home. [ … ]
Now, again, I cannot corroborate the authenticity of this account, but what peaked my interest was really the claim that Walmart was associating with La Raza.
For those who don’t know about La Raza, you can read all about them HERE and HERE. In short, it is the group highly involved with those illegal immigration protests, rallies and marches and their interests are in completely open borders and Hispanic culture supremacy.
Anyway, in my search for the associations between Walmart and La Raza, I found out that Walmart proudly proclaims its association with La Raza on its website and last year, its CEO proudly spoke at a National Council of La Raza function to praise the participation of Hispanics in purchasing Walmart items.
Wal-Mart CEO Attributes Revenue Growth to Latinos at La Raza Conference
July 25, 2007
By Derek Reveron
Hispanics are among Wal-Mart’s most loyal customers and account for about 14 percent of the 127 million people who shop at the retailer’s stores in the United States every week, said Lee Scott, the company’s CEO, during a speech Tuesday at the National Council of La Raza convention in Miami Beach, Fla.
Many of Wal-Mart’s customers are either immigrants or first-generation Latinos looking to build a better life by stretching their disposable income, he added on the last day of the conference, which began July 21.
Scott said Hispanic consumers have increasingly less money to spend with retailers, including Wal-Mart, due to problems in the economy. In particular, layoffs in the slumping housing market, which employs a disproportionate number of Hispanics, have hit Latinos hard, along with high energy and health-care costs, Scott said.
“Many Hispanics have a harder time sharing money with their families abroad, and I see an impact at stores in Mexico and Central America,” he said.
Despite economic dips, Scott said the Hispanic market’s long-term growth is likely to help fuel retail sales for years to come.
“From 1990 to 2011, if the trend continues, Hispanic buying power will have grown by more than 450 percent. That’s compared to a growth rate of only 176 percent for non-Hispanic buying power over the same time period,” he said.
Yeah, no shit, because they are benefitting from being here illegally and getting handouts from the rest of us, you douchebag.
Scott noted that Hispanic customers are three times more likely than non-Hispanic customers to go without a checking or savings account, adding that Wal-Mart is trying to reach out with different initiatives for a more stable well-being.
Hmmm, yeah, I wonder why some of them don’t have bank accounts? Could it be that they can’t set them up, because they are here illegally? Hmmm?
In June, Wal-Mart announced plans to open 1,000 MoneyCenter in-store financial service centers by the end of 2008. The centers allow Hispanics and other customers to acquire the Wal-Mart-branded MoneyCard debit card and cash checks, with the ability to transfer money and pay bills.
Collectively, Scott said, all of Wal-Mart’s customers will save up to $320 million this year by using the centers. Since Hispanics account for 14 percent of the chain’s consumers, that could mean Latino customers would reap millions in savings through the centers and by buying goods at the discount retailer, he said.
Wal-Mart’s Hispanic ad spending reached $15.3 million from January to May this year, compared with $17.3 million in the same time period in 2006, according to Nielsen Monitor-Plus.
Scott added that Hispanics’ focus on the family continues to bring them to Wal-Mart in large numbers.
“It’s a family affair, literally,” he said. “You can walk through our stores in Hispanic communities and see individuals shopping like they do everywhere else. But you also see a lot more groups and entire families. People are enjoying the experience and their time together.”
He likens Wal-Mart to a community-gathering place where Hispanic families run into friends and neighbors.
Scott noted that Congress needs to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill now, and he is disappointed that it hasn’t happened. Immigration reform directly affects Wal-Mart because it has 154,000 Hispanic employees, more than any other company in the world.
NO, you JACKASS, Congress needs to do NO SUCH THING. Congress needs to ENFORCE THE FUCKING LAWS already on the books. You fucking turd.
Last year, Wal-Mart agreed to pay an $11 million civil settlement after an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement discovered that janitors Wal-Mart hired through a cleaning service were undocumented. Wal-Mart claimed it didn’t know the employment status of the immigrant workers.
Scott said that his concern about social and economic issues affecting Hispanic consumers is far from intellectual. “Having a Mexican-American granddaughter helps me to understand that this is not a cerebral exercise,” Scott said. “This is emotion and real people we’re dealing with.”
Brilliant. Apparently Hispanics who are here illegally are “real people”, but the rest of us law abiding Americans are not real people?
You fucking putz.
Well, enjoy your Hispanic customers, Mr. Scott. You’ve just lost me as one and I hope you lose others as well once I pass on this info. Schmuck.