The grotesque hypocrisy of Obama’s “Saint Sonia” strategy
posted at 9:41 am on September 18, 2012 by Jorge Bonilla
The Obama campaign has always sought to pander to racial grievances, whether racial or economic, and its Hispanic outreach efforts are no different. No low is too low regarding its strategy of goosing voter turnout via racial grievance, and absolutely no one, not even a sitting Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court is exempt from being used in the furtherance of these despicable tactics.
Here’s the latest OFA Hispanic outreach ad, which will air exclusively in Puerto Rican-heavy Central Florida (H/T Marc Caputo for story and transcript)
The script for Foot the Bill:
I’m Barack Obama and I approve this message. My name is Nydia. I’m an attorney and a “Boricua” (slang for Puerto Rican) I want to talk to you about Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. When she was nominated by President Obama, we all celebrated – Puerto Ricans and all Hispanics. But Mitt Romney was opposed to Sotomayor. He offended me when he stated he would have voted against her nomination. … and now he wants our vote for President? Mr. Romney, the time has come to pay the bill (FYI – this is a common Hispanic colloquial saying that is not personally offensive in Spanish) [A more equivalent colloquialism is probably “pay the piper” -ed.]
“We affirm, substantially for the reasons stated in the thorough, thoughtful, and well-reasoned opinion of the court below. In this case, the Civil Service Board found itself in the unfortunate position of having no good alternatives. We are not unsympathetic to the plaintiffs’ expression of frustration. Mr. Ricci, for example, who is dyslexic, made intensive efforts that appear to have resulted in his scoring highly on one of the exams, only to have it invalidated. But it simply does not follow that he has a viable Title VII claim. To the contrary, because the Board, in refusing to validate the exams, was simply trying to fulfill its obligations under Title VII when confronted with test results that had a disproportionate racial impact, its actions were protected.”
“The opinion contains no reference whatsoever to the constitutional claims at the core of this case, and a casual reader of the opinion could be excused for wondering whether a learning disability played at least as much a role in this case as the alleged racial discrimination,”…”This perfunctory disposition rests uneasily with the weighty issues presented by this appeal.”