Judge Sotomayor Worked For Radical PRLDF

Sotomayor

Original artwork by Larry D.

Some new revelations about  Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor reveal a closer than thought of tie to the radical Puerto Rican Legal Defence and Education Fund.

The Washington Times reports that ‘she actively opposed conservative Robert H. Bork’s nomination to the high court calling him a “threat” to the “civil rights of the Latino community.”‘  The group also did legal work for ACORN:

The revelation is included in 350 pages of documents the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund delivered to the senators late Tuesday evening.

Judge Sotomayor worked for PRLDEF in various capacities from 1980 until she became a federal judge in 1992, spending most of her time as a board member.

The documents, which the group’s lawyers have said include relevant information about Judge Sotomayor’s time there, also show the fund did legal work for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, known as ACORN. During the 2008 presidential election, ACORN came under fire after allegations of voter registration fraud.

Now called LatinoJustice PRLDEF, the group also has supported legalized abortion and called the death penalty racist in previously released documents.

“A cursory look at the limited material now in our possession raises several red flags, including a link between PRLDEF and ACORN, as well as information indicating Judge Sotomayor’s deeper-than-previously thought involvement in developing the legal positions of the organization,” said Stephen Boyd, spokesman for the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Jeff Sessions.

This report by Judicial Watch highlights a number of positions taken by PRLDF during the 1980s and early 1990s.

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Where’s Them Jobs?

House Republican leader John Boehner’s bloodhound tries to sniff out some stimulus jobs. He’s still a-lookin’:

Here’s the GOP.Gov Unemployment chart:

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Which is just a *slightly* slicker version of Geoff’s  updated monthly chart from Innocent Bystanders:

stimulus-vs-unemployment-june-dots

U.S. Congressman Mike Pence, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, had some words to say about this, today:

At a time when families are struggling to make ends meet, the rising unemployment rate is further evidence that we cannot borrow and spend and bail our way back to a growing economy.

More than four months after the economic stimulus was signed into law, our country still faces the highest unemployment in almost three decades.

Sadly, Democrats’ answer to near record unemployment is runaway federal spending and a national energy tax that will increase the cost of energy on every household in the country and cost millions of American jobs.

Congress should be doing what every American family is doing during these tough economic times: cutting expenses, and making sacrifices.

Instead, Washington is pushing for more spending, more debt and higher taxes, all on the backs of our nation’s taxpayers.

Our nation deserves a strategy for prosperity, not more spending, more taxes and more unemployment.

It should also be noted that since the Dems took the majority of the House in 2006, travel junkets spiked 50%.

Two words: tea. party.

Take some time out of your celebrations on the 4th to attend your nearest one.

4th of July tea party info, here.


White House Concerned About Niger President’s Bid To Hang On To Power

Nigerian PrezObama, WTF?

You’ll never believe the undemocratic, despotic method he is using to do this:

The White House says it’s worried about Niger President Mamadou Tandja’s decision to dissolve his nation’s top court in an apparent effort to extend power.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said in a statement Wednesday that the United States is concerned about Tandja’s attempt to hold onto his office despite term limits. Gibbs says the actions undermine the African nation’s progress toward good governance.

Hm. So this President Tandja………………………………………………………………………….is he a right winger, or what?

Not that the Obama administration is known for its consistency in foreign affairs…but wasn’t an unconstitutional attempt to hold on t o his office despite term limits what got Honduran President Zelaya overthrown?…and isn’t Obama working with the leftist South American OAS to return him to power?

“Smart Power” is so confusing…..