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"A horrible pick," says Rush Limbaugh. "She is a hack, like he (Obama) is a hack." But what do you really think Rush?
"If she is confirmed," says former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, "then we need to take the blindfold off Lady Justice."
"She is a radical pick," says Americans United For Life, "that divides America."
"Judge Sotomayor is not one of the leading lights of the federal judiciary and would not even have been on the shortlist if she were not Hispanic," said Ilya Shapiro, editor-in-chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review.
liberal judges assuming that they will make rulings based on ideology... but conveniently ignore the fact that they want a conservative judge who will make rulings based on ideology.
Orrin Hatch (R-Utah): "I will focus on determining whether Judge Sotomayor is committed to deciding cases based only on the law as made by the people and their elected representatives, not on personal feelings or politics."
Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.): "We will thoroughly examine her record to ensure she understands that the role of a jurist in our democracy is to apply the law even-handedly, despite their own feelings or personal or political preferences."
Charles Grassley (R-Iowa): "The Judiciary Committee should take time to ensure that the nominee will be true to the Constitution and apply the law, not personal politics, feelings or preferences."
John Cornyn (R-Tx.): "She must prove her commitment to impartially deciding cases based on the law, rather than based on her own personal politics, feelings, and preferences."