Heres what the defenders of Sotomayors nomination are saying:
Known as a moderate on the court, Sotomayor often forges consensus and agreeing [sic] with her more conservative nominees far more frequently than she disagrees with them. In cases where Sotomayor and at least one judge appointed by a Republican president were on the three-judge panel, Sotomayor and the Republican appointee(s) agreed on the outcome 95% of the time.
So in other words, by making this nomination, Obama is stabbing his supporters in the back? Yay?