Was Obama's pick a political move to have Latinos vote like Blacks and Jews?

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    I personally believe Obama picked Sotomayor fully aware of her controversial past in order to have the Republicans come out in force against her, in order to turn the already Democratic Latinos further left! Look GWB won 41% of the Latino vote as a unpopular President. McCain won 32-36% for a very very unpopular party. Blacks and Jews tend to vote 90% plus for the Democrats! If Obama can get the Latinos to fall in line with Blacks and Jewish (Jewish Voters are key in NY, NJ and FL) voters then the Presidency will be a Reagan type landslide and in 2010 and 2012 the Democrats will have no problem picking up the supermajority in Congress or in the States in order to have the second constitutional convention!

    Smart political move for his party, horrible move for the country and for his patriotism!
     
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    Obama doesn't have to do anything.

    The republican party is imploding, and has charted their own course to alienate every group in america, except for white evangelical southerners.

    Visited the immigration thread lately? Hear Rush and Sean talk about invasions of brown people lately?
     
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    Perceptive observation.



    Interesting theory.

    Maybe his country and yours aren't exactly the same thing?
     
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    every move has political iomplications
    but you seem to think that just appointing someone of the same race would get others of that race to vote for you

    if thats the case, why dont more blacks vote for republicans since Clarence Thomas was appointed by a republican


    faulty premise
     
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    And the Democrat party has done a masterful job in dividing this nation into little groups. It won't take Obama long to destroy the very fabric of the nation at this rate. Anybody up for tossed salad? I think I'll pass.
     
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    Does it even begin to occur to you that he might have picked her for her experience, her education, and her intellect? in short, because she was the most qualified candidate? 2nd in your class in Princeton is not easy.
     
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    no, she was picked because she is in agreement on a number of ideological issues, her being female and a Latino is just extra icing on the cake
     
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    True, I looked at that. And if that was the only case I would be more than satisfied with her, but the judicial activism and the La Raza membership is way to much for me to stomach
     
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    Maybe because Sotomayor is embracing her Latino-ness and telling people that it is a good thing, while Thomas seemed to be pretending that his race was entirely irrelevant?

    Blacks understand the difference between house slaves and field slaves, know what I mean?
     
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    Because Thomas does not represent a view shared by his community. Exactly the same reason that David Duke cannot achieve major office today.
     

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