Sonia Sotomayor: ‘Sometimes I wanted to beat Scalia with a bat’

Sonia Sotomayor: ‘Sometimes I wanted to beat Scalia with a bat’

Sotomayor Scalia baseball bat
Sotomayor -- Screen grab of ABC video via YouTube
Sotomayor Scalia baseball bat
Sotomayor — Screen grab of ABC video via YouTube

In February 2011, I first said that liberalism, at its core, is an ideology of rage and hate.  Now we learn that Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor actually wanted at times to, in her own words, “beat” fellow Justice Antonin Scalia with a baseball bat.  Liberty Unyielding’s Ben Bowles wrote:

So much for compassion, a virtue that Barack Obama, the man who nominated her to the high court, saw as integral to the dispensing of justice. On Monday, “wise Latina” Sonia Sotomayor gave the Robert A. Stein Lecture at the University of Minnesota Law School.

Possibly straying from her prepared remarks, Sotomayor at one point said of her late Supreme Court colleague Antonin Scalia, “There are things he’d say on the bench, where if I had a baseball bat, I might have used it.”

The remark, Kevin Daley of The Daily Caller tells us “did not have a hostile bent.” He adds:

[Sotomayor] acknowledged the significant ideological chasm between [the two of] them, but said losing Scalia was the equivalent of losing a member of one’s family. She has elsewhere said she suspects Scalia raised arguments “just to annoy” her, but that they enjoyed a warm interpersonal relationship.

Bowles added:

If the liberal media are going to be that disingenuous about taking remarks out of context, then why is no one at The New York Times, Washington Post, or other such news outlets taking Sotomayor to task for her promotion of an act of violence at a time such acts are being rehearsed in the political arena?

Good question.  Too bad we’ll never get a good answer.  But then again, I think we all know the answer, don’t we?

Bowles entire post is well worth reading, and can be seen here.

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