AUTHENTICITY IS THE SECOND FAVORITE CONCEPT OF THE LEFT - (FIRST IS VICTIMHOOD).
THE AP REVEALS THAT SOTOMAYOR - LIKE OBAMA HIMSELF - IS INAUTHENTIC (AS A SYMBOL OF RACISM OR POVERTY) AND A FRAUD FOR EVER CLAIMING VICTIM-STATUS DUE TO HER CLASS OR HER RACE.
The White House portrays Sotomayor as a living image of the American dream, though its telling of the rags-to-riches story emphasizes the rags, a more politically appealing narrative, and plays down the riches.
... "Born in the South Bronx, she was raised in a housing project," Obama said. "And even as she has accomplished so much in her life, she has never forgotten where she began, never lost touch with the community that supported her."
Yet Sotomayor did not live her entire childhood in a housing project in the South Bronx — she spent most of her teenage years in a middle-class neighborhood, attending private school and winning scholarships to Princeton and then Yale.
And Sotomayor's life and lifestyle after law school largely resemble the background of many lawyers who rise to powerful positions in Washington.
She climbed her way up through New York's Democratic power structure boosted by its ultimate brokers over those years — Gov. Mario Cuomo, Mayor Ed Koch, Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan and District Attorney Robert Morgenthau. That's the access of a partner in a corporate law firm, not a kid from the South Bronx.
- SOTOMAYOR - LIKE OBAMA - IS NOT A PERSON WHO PERSONALLY OVERCAME ABJECT POVERTY AND HORRIBLE ETHNIC PERSECUTION.
- SOTOMAYOR - LIKE OBAMA - HAD A RELATIVELY PRIVILEGED CHILDHOOD IN PRIVATE SCHOOLS AND IVY LEAGUE COLLEGES.
- THE ONLY AFRICAN-AMERICAN ON THE COURT - THE BRILLIANT CLARENCE THOMAS - HAD A TRULY IMPOVERISHED CHILDHOOD AND WAS BORN INTO AND RAISED IN ABJECT POVERTY AND UNDER HORRIBLE RACIST PERSECUTION - AND HE OVERCAME IT ALL.
- OF THE THREE - OBAMA, SOTOMAYOR AND THOMAS - ONLY THOMA'S PERSONAL STORY IS ONE OF EXTRAORDINARY PERSONAL COURAGE AND EXTRAORDINARY PERSONAL PERSEVERANCE.
REMINDER: OF OBAMA AND THOMAS ONLY ONE IS AUTHENTICALLY AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN.
YEAH, IS SAID IT, AND I'LL SAY IT AGAIN: OF OBAMA AND THOMAS ONLY ONE IS AUTHENTICALLY AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN.
- AN AUTHENTIC AFRICAN-AMERICAN IS SOMEONE DESCENDED FROM SLAVES WHOSE FORBEARS SURVIVED SLAVERY, RECONSTRUCTION, JIM CROW AND THE WELL-INTENTIONED WELFARE-STATE DEBACLE CALLED "THE GREAT SOCIETY". THOMAS IS AN AUTHENTIC AFRICAN-AMERICAN.
- OBAMA IS CORRECTLY CALLED A KENYAN-AMERICAN: NEITHER OF HIS PARENTS WERE DESCENDED FROM SLAVES AND NONE OF HIS FAMILY PARTICIPATED IN ANY OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT - AT ANY TIME; THEREFORE, OBAMA IS NOT AN AUTHENTIC AFRICAN-AMERICAN.
- MORE IMPORTANTLY: OBAMA HIMSELF LIVED A LIFE OF PRIVILEGE COMPARED TO THE LIVES OF MOST BLACKS - AND ESPECIALLY COMPARED TO THOMAS'S LIFE.
YET THE LEFT AND LIBERAL VILIFY THOMAS - AND CALL HIM INAUTHENTIC - AND LOVE OBAMA. AND NOW LOVE SOTOMAYOR.
IT'S A LOAD OF CRAP.
HOLLOW, SHALLOW, HYPOCRITICAL CRAP.
DON'T BE DUPED.