Why is it that the race and gender of people is brought up so often under the obamessiah's reign? Those who object to Sotomayer's choice will now be branded as racists. That is the liberal way now.
Thomas Sowell and others have an excellent pieces on why this is all fairly dangerous to the concept of equal under the law. Obamessiah wants to throw out the constitution and let justices rule with their hearts. This is a judge who has a very high reversal rate on appeal and has shown her own bias. All people should be equal before the law.
The Supreme Court of the United States is in effect operating on the heart of our nation-- the Constitution and the statutes and government policies that all of us must live under.
Barack Obama's repeated claim that a Supreme Court justice should have "empathy" with various groups has raised red flags that we ignore at our peril-- and at the peril of our children and grandchildren.
"Empathy" for particular groups can be reconciled with "equal justice under law"-- the motto over the entrance to the Supreme Court-- only with smooth words. But not in reality. President Obama used those smooth words in introducing Judge Sotomayor but words do not change realities.