Remember Barack Obama's buddy Bill Ayers ... Turns out President Obama's done it again: Picked someone for the Supreme Court, Judge Sonia Sotomayor, who led a group supporting violent Puerto Rican terrorists. Is this radical judge the type of person America needs sitting on our highest court?On cue, the ad has infuriated the radical leftists: See, The Daily Dish, Washington Monthly, Salon, TPMDC, Wonk Room, Balloon Juice, Jack & Jill Politics, and Pam's House Blend.
Think Progress has a big piece up, "Right-Wing Group Launches TV Ad Claiming Sotomayor Led a Terrorist Organization."
Whoa, touchy subject for the folks on the left!
So, what are the facts?
Okay, from Judicial Watch, "Sotomayor Served as the "Top Policy Maker" on the Board of Directors of the Leftist PRLDEF for 12 Years":
During her 12-year tenure, according to one former staff lawyer, "Sonia [Sotomayor] displayed an increasing amount of leadership on the board." The New York Times, meanwhile, characterized Sotomayor as the "top policy maker" on the PRLDEF Board of Directors, who "was an involved and ardent supporter of [the PRLDEF's] various legal efforts during her time with the group."See also, AIP News,"Sotomayor's Connection to the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund."
And, from FrontPage Magazine, "The Next Token Justice?"
Of Puerto Rican heritage, Sotomayor served from 1980 to 1992 as a Board of Directors member of the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund. This organization promotes amnesty and expanded rights for illegal aliens living in the United States; advocates hiring minority job applicants who have lower testing scores; favors preferential treatment for minorities in job promotions and career advancement; seeks to promote Spanish as an acceptable alternative to English in the business world; and supports race-based redistricting plans that would guarantee electoral victories for Latinos.And here's this, from Human Events, "Sotomayor’s La Raza Uses Taxpayer Money for Radical Agenda":
Sotomayor has also served on the board of directors of the Latino Justice/Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund which, like La Raza, also opposes enforcing immigration laws, securing the border and supports amnesty for those already in this country illegally.
The New York Times recently failed to debunk similar charges. The story can only conclude that Sotomayor's group ties to Puerto Rican civil rights organizations are "murky." See, "Republicans Question Sotomayor’s Role in Puerto Rican Group’s Legal Battles."Plus, don't miss Jennifer Rubin's breaking report, "The Evasions and Misstatements of Sonia Sotomayor."
* "Obama SCOTUS Choice a Blow to Racial Equality."More commentary at Memeorandum.
* "Racist Anti-Consitution Sotomayor to Be Confirmed to SCOTUS."
* "Sotomayor's Left-Wing and Racist Connections."