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May 27, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Obama nominates Sotomayor

Pablo Martinez Monsivais / The Associated Press

Federal appeals court Judge Sonia Sotomayor is President Barack Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court.

Final nail in the Republican coffin

Editor, The Times:

I predict the Republican Party will drive the final nail into its coffin by giving federal appeals Judge Sonia Sotomayor a hard time, thereby alienating all 44 million Hispanic folks in the U.S. for years to come. The irony is that so many Hispanics share traditional Republican beliefs in hard work, self-reliance and family values.

Voter registration among Hispanics will continue to accelerate, and that’s good news for Democrats. The only chance Republicans have will be to get rid of the screwball fringe now running the party and install moderates who will appeal to moderate voters, of whom there are many. Fat chance.

— Jim White, Lake Forest Park

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