Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Double Standards & Hypocrisy

Left-wingers are attacking conservatives like Newt Gingrich and Tom Tancredo for calling Judge Sotomeyer a racist. The racist charge is based on this statement:

"I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experience would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life,"
Her defenders point out that the statement was part of a larger speech, and has been taken out of context. Here's the full speech. Take a look. It definitely doesn't look as bad in context.

Let's pretend that the judge was a white man and he said the following, in similar context.  

"I would hope that a wise white man with the richness of his experience would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a Latina woman who hasn't lived that life,"
The very same people who are now screaming and howling about the evil Republicans taking quotes out of context, would instead be foaming at the mouth with accusations of racism. They would insist that such a statement was incredibly offensive and racist, and disqualified the speaker not just from the Supreme Court, but any public office. Since when have left-wingers ever considered the context before accusing political opponents of racism? Many of them just assume that conservatives are racists. Look at the past presidential campaign and the numerous ludicrous accusations of racism leveled against anyone who dared criticize or make fun of Barack Obama. The left is the last group that should be lecturing anyone about false accusations of racism. 


  1. UNRR,

    How about you read the entire speech instead of just spouting the same @#$% as Limbo.

    She is clearly saying:
    1) We are all affected by the experiences of our lives. These experiences create prejudices.
    2) As a judge she strives to overcome these prejudices.

    Go ahead, read it. She is saying the opposite of what you are accusing her of.

  2. Just skip to page five of the article if you can't make it through the whole thing. That's where "the quote" is.

  3. How about you read what I actually wrote. Apparently you didn't. I already read the full speech and it's linked in the post. And I wrote:

    "Take a look. It definitely doesn't look as bad in context."

    I'm not accusing her of anything. I'm pointing out the double standard and hypocrisy of many of her defenders. That's why the post is called "Double Standards & Hypocrisy."

  4. Dangit, you're right. I read your post early in the day and then went on to read/hear several conservatives use the same "wise white man" wording to prove she is a racist.

    I then thought I'd come back here and show you how wrong you were, forgetting that you had made a different argument.

    I'll take it like a man and leave my dumbass posts up as evidence of my dumbassness.


  5. No problem. Everyone jumps to conclusions sometimes on the internet. I knew you must not have read it when you gave me the link for the whole speech, since I had already linked it :).