POLITICAL observations & opinions

* too late Newt; we know you meant it

Posted by Lew Weinstein on June 3, 2009

Julie Hirshfeld Davis of AP reports (6-3-09) …                                                             

Gingrich

  •  Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Wednesday he shouldn’t have called Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor a racist, but said he was still concerned that she would bring bias to her decisions.
  • In a letter to supporters, the Georgia Republican said that his words had been “perhaps too strong and direct” last week when he called Sotomayor a reverse “racist,” based on a 2001 speech in which she said she hoped the rulings of a “wise Latina” would be better than those of a white male without similar experiences.
  • Gingrich’s remarks created a furor among Sotomayor’s backers and caused problems for GOP figures who have been pushing to bring more diversity to the party.

read the entire article at … http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090603/ap_on_go_su_co/us_sotomayor_supreme_court_38

 LMW COMMENT … Too late, Newt. You made your feelings clear, and are only recanting because you see how intemperate and impolitic it was to say what you did. By the way, did you apologize to Judge Sotomayor?

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One Response to “* too late Newt; we know you meant it”

  1. LOUDelf said

    I’m not sure why he apologized. I’m also not sure what the term “reverse racist” was used. A reverse racist would be someone who does not favor one race over another. Sotomayor has displayed on more than one occasion that she believes skin color SHOULD be a deciding factor in decisions.

    It appears that she is in fact racist. Gingrich is only backtracking because his party wants the hispanic vote. It’s obvious pandering. Which is worse? Being disliked by a group for being honest? Or being understood by the majority as dishonest in nature?

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