May 29th, 2009
11:14 AM ET
13 years ago

Democrats launch national Sotomayor effort

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Organizing for America, an arm of the DNC, e-mailed supporters to rally support for Sonia Sotomayor."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - National Democrats launched a national effort Friday to rally support for Judge Sonia Sotomayor, who President Obama introduced this week as his nominee for the Supreme Court.

Organizing for America, Obama's campaign organization which is now an arm of the Democratic National Committee, e-mailed its 13 million supporters a warning that "our opponents will try to play politics with Judge Sotomayor's nomination, and it's up to us to help get out the facts and show the public - and key decision-makers - how much support she really has."

Mitch Stewart, the director of OFA and author of the e-mail, suggested supporters write a letter to the editor of the local newspaper or call their senators to express support for Sotomayor.

OFA is offering supporters downloadable pictures of Sotomayor to be placed on social networking Web sites like Facebook, and posters to show support for Obama's nominee. It has also created a Web page titled "Stand With Sotomayor" to serve as the platform for this campaign.

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    If Rush "BOUNCY" Lamebaugh and Newt fell that Ms Sotomayor comment is racist, how different were the comments sitting Supreme Court Justice Scalia made regard law (seen on MSNBC Keith Olberman show last night)not racist. Scenario: If a jewish person were to have made a statement along the lines of "only a jewish person who suffered through the holocaust could make a decision regarding decisions on jewish people blahblah. Wouldn't that be a fair and justified statement. I feel that Ms Sotomayor should be judge on her credentials. And yes perhaps her statement may be somewhat controversal to some, and yes perhaps she has made decisions that have been overturned, well at least they were overturned unlike Past Administration decision to take us into IRAQ then stand on a flight deck with a huge banner 'MISSION ACCOMPLISHED" while thousand of American soldiers were still be killed and continue to be killed.

    May 29, 2009 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  2. Beth

    It makes me chuckle reading Democrats posts of how "mean" the GOP are being about this woman. Have y'all forgotten how horrible the Dems were to Alito and Roberts? Ted Kennedy made Alito's wife cry!!! Senator Obama (at the time) actually filibustered him. And I don't think that the GOP is attacking her personally, but her rulings are something to take a closer look at. The ruling on the firefighter case was absolutely ridiculous.

    May 29, 2009 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  3. Dawn in Pa

    @ Jon in CA..

    She save Baseball...

    May 29, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  4. Jimmy the Greek

    I mean Republicans have their racists too but I don't want to highlight them because then it would just show that the pot is calling the kettle black.

    This is America, and here is the only place where we can be okay with torturing people but not okay with someone saying they were mislead on that torture.

    Also, it's okay to take Sotomayer's comment out of context, because the Democrats did it with Lord Rush.

    My motto: " If I say it enough times, maybe people will believe me."

    May 29, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  5. Pee Wee

    re: Bill in Illinois

    I agree with your assessment 100%. The test can't discern the difference between the color of the skin of those taking it.

    Unless, of course, the test was written by racist, hate-mongering, bible-thumping, repugnicant,white homophobes that made a mistake and one Hispanic guy passed the test. See, context does matter!

    This did little help the dyslexic white guy that studied for months and months in his off-duty hours by listening to tapes and struggling through the written material (due to dyslexia) to achieve. If judge Sotomayor were dyslexic (as well as a Latina) perhaps she could have drawn on that vast experience and ruled with empathy towards this guy as well.

    Just a thought.

    May 29, 2009 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
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