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Showing posts with label Clarence Thomas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Clarence Thomas. Show all posts

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Sen. Tim Scott Is The Only Republican To Sign On To The Anti-Lynching Bill

Pure Republicanism!

I often wonder why African-Americans support the GOP. Yes, I understand the need for some human beings to overstep all rational existence via reaching to differentiate themselves from another group they literally stand as utter fools. In the context of this past that Pother group: happens to be other African-Americans. As I move through the piece it is important to remind readers African-American who claim and affiliate with conservative Amercian refuse to refer to themselves in the commonly accepted vernacular of "African-American." You refer to them as "black" or do not refer to them with any skin color phraseology at all.  well, an ideal state which has not come to be in the US. 

A few examples are clear. Clarence Thomas and his confessed hatred of his "blackness' and year after year of disassociation from the black community while so diligently working to associate with the GOP he often makes himself appear pathetic. Another well-known example...

"I am an American. Black. Conservative," he said, punctuating each aspect of his self-identity. "I don't use African-American, because I'm American, I'm black and I'm conservative. I don't like people trying to label me. African- American is socially acceptable for some people, but I am not some people."
While the vast majority of "black" conservatives work to disassociate from African-American it should be noted they to the person claiming the GOP. The next and logical question is why doesn't the GOP work to at as a minimum to offer some degree of support for slam-dunk humane issues?  Before the following segment allow me a moment to answer the question.

First, the part, movement, and conservative America don't give one damn about Americans who are not white. The statement may appear harsh, but the reality is irrefutable. Another consideration is the basic paradigm of the Conservative mind: Ayn Randism and the reality of their "It doesn't affect me" psyche.  On a tertiary basis and probably the most influencing of them all, GOP politician will not go against the underlying core values of their constituents.  If the politician signs on with legislation or measures which only addresses the African-American community, the politician risks the wrath of all things conservative among their constituents. Basically, and in much more simple terms. Give the constituents what they want and avoid that which would raise their eyebrows. 

The need for an anti-lynching bill is a bit perplexing, but still a measure only one GOP Senator supported. The one supporters: Southern Carolina's Tim Scott.

Crooks & Liars

Sen. Tim Scott Is The Only Republican To Sign On To The Anti-Lynching Bill: Sen. Tim Scott could not explain why no other Republican in the Senate is supporting his anti-lynching legislation.



Monday, February 24, 2014

The Progressive Influence And Republicoft: Clarence Thomas, Race And Other Matters Part 1!

“My sadness is that we are probably today more race and difference-conscious than I was in the 1960s when I went to school. To my knowledge, I was the first black kid in Savannah, Georgia, to go to a white school. Rarely did the issue of race come up,” said Thomas. “Differences in race, differences in sex, somebody doesn’t look at you right, somebody says something. Everybody is sensitive. If I had been as sensitive as that in the 1960s, I’d still be in Savannah.”

“The worst I have been treated was by northern liberal elites. The absolute worst I have ever been treated. The worst things that have been done to me, the worst things that have been said about me, by northern liberal elites, not by the people of Savannah, Georgia,” said Thomas.

Clarence and Virginia Thomas (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Clarence Thomas, his quotes and his wife (image and quoates, via The Grio)
As to the quotes above, we assert Mr. Thomas is a liar and fulfilling a role outside the purview of his position on the SCOTUS. (See All Voices Link below)

On February 11th, 2014 Yahoo News reported on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas speaking engagement comments about race.

While visiting the campus of Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Fla., Thomas spoke of America as a place where people "are too sensitive to race." We agree with Thomas, but from a diametrically opposite realm. His choice of politics (ideology and party) and past confessions about hating his ethnicity as he grew to manhood should be factored into any comments for a man who speaks no words as he sits on the nation's highest court. Our attention also settles on the location of Thomas's event comments.  He did not exactly speak to the student body at Howard University.  (A university where Rand Paul, also made a fool of himself, as he attempted to ingratiate himself with an audience of collegiate intellectuals and (some) faculty.) He does what Republicans do; they choose audiences that are most inclined to accept their messages from a paradigm 'salted" with similar ideology. Palm Beach Atlantic University monikers itself (Via its website) as a Christian University. 

While I think it admirable the university exists to serve with a "proclaimed" slant towards Christianity, I also recall Ronald Reagan's over-the-top affinity for Bob Jones University before its "alleged social awakening."  An awakening that led to elimination of school on-campus segregation policy. 

Thus, Thomas's choice of audience was not only not surprising, it fits neatly into my perception of Republicanism. "Speak publicly, Safely and Conveniently, Only." The very reason Rand Paul whispers so much, and Ted Cruz is considered a loose cannon. I have no issues with Christianity in a more inclusive sensce (which is often not the case). I have major issues with how humanity conveniently and strategically uses Christianity as a platform for outright bigotry, racism and oppression. Moreover, our concern and issues are not with Palm Beach Atlantic University, our issues are best delineated via an article for All Voices published February, 14th.

Clarence Thomas is a Republican tool and he has served the movement and ideology very well since well, before he was appointed to the SCOTUS (by Bush the Elder). Basically, he is disingenuous and he chooses to completely ignore his party's role in fostering a core of bigotry and racism that feeds the very phony nature of his words at Palm Beach Atlantic University.

We offer a two part article on Thomas and his event comments. The parts are long, be forewarned. The nation's second black Supreme Court Justice as a conservative, Republican "exhibit" and as a conservative policy facilitator is not an item for quick reads and Twitter-like burst of "neo-language." You may wish to read the pieces in multiple settings.  The first part follows. We will publish the second part late tonight or tomorrow.

Republicoft Dot Com via RePost.US

Clarence Thomas, Jordan Davis, And America’s “Sensitivity” About Race, Pt. 1 (via
Clarence Thomas is renowned for his silence during proceedings in the Supreme Court. When he does speak, he reveals himself as utterly vacuous and oblivious to anything resembling reality. Thomas latest comments on race are a supreme example. During…


Friday, May 3, 2013

The GOP Daily Ignominious: Clarence Thomas, George H. W. Bush's Shame To The US

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas ponders a question from The Honorable Thomas M. Hardiman during a program at the Duquesne University School of Law on Tuesday April 9, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Tribune Review, Sidney Davis)
This man was placed on the SCOTUS by a Bush to replace the historic Justice Thurgood Marshall.  Ever wonder why Barbara Bush said , "no more Bushes."  Bush'd!

Talking Points Memo

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas expected to see an African-American president in his lifetime — as long as the candidate abided by standards for blacks that are prescribed by “elites and the media,” he said in little-noticed remarks last month. And he suggested that Barack Obama fits the mold.

If you just completed watching 3:11 minutes of that video, you have seen the reason that the Supreme Court is not the Judicial body it once was and certainly not the body envisioned by framers of the US Constitution.

....And The Band Plays On......

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

SCOTUS.... The landmine that awaits the Election!


A recent Fox News Poll yielded a bit of startling information. Survey respondents actually preferred the thought of Pirednet Obama chosing replacement Supreme Court Jsutices vs the propsect of Romeny dong same. Wow!

May 19, 2012

Fox Poll: Strong Plurality Prefer An Obama Supreme Court To A Romney Supreme Court | A Fox News poll released yesterday finds that voters would rather have President Obama pick the next Supreme Court justice than Republican candidate Mitt Romney by a 46 to 38 percent margin. Last November, Romney promised that, if elected, he would model his Supreme Court nominees after Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Scalia, Thomas and Alito, all of whom voted give wealthy corporations a nearly unlimited power to try to buy elections in Citizens United. By contrast, Justice Sotomayor, who was the only Obama appointee on the Court whenCitizens United was decided, dissented from that decision. And Citizens United is far from the only example of a case where all four of Romney’s model justices voted to give corporate interest groups sweeping immunity from the law.

May 16, 2012 Fox News: Obama pulls ahead of Romney... 

Click for the full poll results

The Following is a dynamic and telling graphic of the dangers of electing Mitt Romney with deep pocket favors due upon inauguration.



Monday, April 9, 2012

Clarence Thomas: Why speak out now about dynamics of the Bench?

A Supreme Court Justice who has publicly aligned himself with Rigt-wing movements and has confessed to being a 'groupie' (my word) of  Justice Scalia, speaks out about Justices questioning caseload lawyers.  His openness is perplexing, yet at the same time possibly enlightening as to why his sits on the Court never opening his mouth.   Perplexing as to why after hearing the case for or against the ACA mandate, he agrees to speak with any reporter or interviewer.  

Why speak-out now about sitting on the Bench like a 'wart' and rendering decisions?  Decisions which without fail coincides with Scalia. As human beings (the highest form of life we currently know) we are creatures of our brains. Beyond breathing and instinctive motion to preserve life or avoid injury, everything we do is based in motive. Think for a moment before you condemn.  There is very little we do without a motive for doing so. It is not a hard premise to assimilate, if one realizes the word 'motive' is not a negative word and is part of the basic fabric of our thinking processes. So, why speak out remain a mystery, but one with certain motive.  Is he using an offense to provide defense for the June decision announcement?    Does he feel he will be severely criticizes after the decision for sitting like a wart, again, with no question or need for clarification? 


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Herman Cain, Yes Republicans’ Jungle Fever…

This article is cross posted from the website.

 By Walter Fields
Official website;
He is everything they fantasized about; a dark warrior with swagger, unafraid to chastise his own and a product of the Black experience. Unlike Colin Powell, he is no wishy-washy moderate supporter of affirmative action and apologist for fairness. Herman Cain is the GOP’s Black buck and the party has a bad case of jungle fever or Mandingo mania,” whichever you prefer to describe their new interest in Black love.

Herman Cain, the pizza man extraordinaire, is the latest in a line of Republican race shields, Black conservatives that the party embraces as the authentically Black expressions of support for right-wing extremism. In the 1980’s the party had a case of the Clarences – including the likes of Clarence Pendleton and 

 Clarence Thomas as two examples of good Black folks. In the 90s, Ward Connerly earned his stripes as Mr. Anti-Affirmative Action, ripping apart California’s efforts to make college admissions more racially inclusive and setting of an anti-equity stampede. Now, a new Black hero has arrived on the GOP scene and Allan Keyes must be worried because his position as the go to Black right-hand man is now in jeopardy. The new Black conservative icon is Herman Cain, the born out of poverty, Morehouse graduate, corporate success story that the GOP is now holding up as the new Black modern man. What is not to like about Cain? His life story is inspiring, he is funny and intelligent. Those attributes cannot obscure the fact that his candidacy is as thin as one of those pizzas he use to shuck and his scorched earth rhetoric is tolerated only because he is a Black novelty.