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tomm2thumbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:00 AM
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Karl Rove paints Supreme Court nom Sonia Sotomayor -first 'Puerto Rican' uh 'Latino'
 
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I think this was a deliberate attempt by Rove to paint Judge Sotomayor as 'not an American' - make no mistake, they will do anything to fight whomever they think they want to eliminate from contention. Rove is beneath the mud of politics - he is mudscum.
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hewitt Donating Member (138 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:05 AM
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1. What a lying sack of s--t!
Not only does he cast a slur, he also lies about Obama's not having time to do his homework on judges. Guess he hasn't learned that Obama's transition team was looking at judges months ago. Rove is a spectacular piece of crap, whose grandiose plans for a permanent repig majority imploded. How's that working for you, Karl?
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bc3000 Donating Member (766 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:22 AM
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2. Sorry to disappoint you, but "Puerto Rican" is not a slur
From 30 Rock:

Jack: It's not because you're a... I'm sorry. What... do you call... yourself ?
Elisa: A Puerto-Rican.
Jack: No, I know you can say that but what do I call you?
Elisa: Puerto-Rican.
Jack: Wow. That does not sound right.

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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:42 AM
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3. Not a slur, but used as one by many people...
The implication is that they are not really Americans.
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Hulk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 12:21 PM
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5. Oh, I get it....
....sorta like Hawaiians, eh?
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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:52 PM
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12. Not in my experience, and that includes all the variations....
Edited on Sat May-02-09 01:54 PM by imdjh
... some of which are disapproved of. Puerto Rican, (dialect) porta ricken, PR, New York Rican, Negrican, etc... I've lived most of my life on the East Coast, and I'm aware of the racial issues in the places where there are large numbers of Puerto Ricans, but the designation itself is not something I see as insulting when used by average people, or in this case by Rove.


edit - Some Cuban Americans have a way of saying Puer-to Ree-can that leaves little to the imagination.
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tomm2thumbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:49 AM
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4. I forgot to welcome you to DU - my bad but enjoy your insightful comments
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hewitt Donating Member (138 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:11 PM
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10. Thank you...
Rove certainly used the word as a slur: he intended to cast doubts on her as a true "American." I live in Texas, so I recognize what Rove is trying to do. I agree with the comment about being from Hawaii: remember when Cokie Roberts said Obama shouldn't vacation in Hawaii, as it was too exotic? She was not only trying to cast doubts on his authenticity, but also attempting to paint him as one of those gosh darn elites.

Thanks for the welcome: I've been reading DU for years, but I don't post much.
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The Wielding Truth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 12:24 PM
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6. Rove should be in jail. Why is he being asked for his opinion?
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Jakes Progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 12:28 PM
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7. Yes, Rove should be in jail.
But the question isn't why is he being asked for his opinion, but rather, why is anyone watching Faux.
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trthnd4jstc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 12:36 PM
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8. Why is he not in jail for defying the House Subpoena?
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jeff30997 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 12:54 PM
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9. Come on piggy talk,talk!
That's a good pig.Yes you are.Talk again,yes dig your grave!
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suede1 Donating Member (770 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:48 PM
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11. Yeah Karl, wouldn't want a judge to act like the law effected humans.
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 02:41 PM
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13. Of course it's deliberate. I had hoped we would be rid of the bastard by now.
That he would at least just go away.

Time to go after him, Congress and the justice system. Enough.
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