Obama Comments on Clarence Thomas

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    http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=34281

    Obama Draws Ire Over Comments on Clarence Thomas
    Tuesday, August 19, 2008
    By Pete Winn, Senior Writer/Editor

    EXCERPT

    When asked to name a Supreme Court justice he would not have appointed, Obama named Clarence Thomas.

    "I don't think that he was a strong enough jurist or legal thinker at the time for that elevation, setting aside the fact that I profoundly disagree with his interpretations of a lot of the Constitution," Obama said.

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    Wendy Long, a former law clerk to Thomas, defended her former boss, who had compared the liberal campaign to sink his nomination to a “high-tech lynching.”

    “Obama’s statements regarding the Supreme Court were ludicrous,” said Long, who is currently legal counsel to the Judicial Confirmation Network, a group that champions conservative judicial nominees.

    “They reveal that Obama is ignorant of facts and history, misunderstands the Constitution, and contradicts himself in his own alleged criteria for Supreme Court nominees,” she said.
     
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    Obama started to say that Thomas wasn't experienced enough but corrected himself in mid sentence.
     
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    :laugh:

    It's no wonder.
     
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    I couldn't agree more.

    As for Wendy Long..........
    :laugh:
     
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    It seems that if one is black and a conservative, there is no way they could be qualified to be a Supreme Court Justice.

    Liberal blacks agree.

    The intellectual elite have spoken.
     
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    Your intellectual dishonesty is awake, even at this hour.
    Please show some integrity, as I didn't write a word about his race.

    Come on, carpro, I would hope that even you are better than that.

    Shame on you,
    BiR
     
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    I don't think Obama comment had anything to do with race. Thomas is a dweeb and was not ready for the highest court in the land, not cuz of experience but because he is a dweeb. Then there was the Anita Hill scandal which which I believe to be true yet he was confirmed to the bench anyway. I wouldn't want those lack of morals on a park bench much less the highest bench in the land.
     
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    To the contrary, it had everything to do with race.

    The evidence that liberals hold black conservatives,especially Thomas, in contempt is overwhelming.

    Obama, as an extreme left wing liberal, merely echoes the liberal line.
     
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    Again, this is intellectual dishonesty. Show us where race was ever interjected into the discussion, other than by YOU.
     
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    As for Wendy Thomas, this is yet another astro-turf organization.

    http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Judicial_Confirmation_Network

    I found this particular section interesting:
    [although that no longer appears to be the case]

    Hmmmm........
     
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    "In a day and time of nihilistic, blame whitey, "somebody owes me something and can't get ahead because I'm black" – these are the people elite liberals vilify and viciously ridicule – not based on issues, but based on their being black with conservative ideologies."



    Mychal Massie
     
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    I agree with Obama but different reasons

    I don't think Clarence Thomas has said a word in years on the bench pretty much silent he did try to come out and sell his book .

    I have always distrusted him he dishonors Christians with his porn addiction.
     
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    He may not have questioned much (but sometimes the smartest people keep their mouths shut and think). But he has authored numerous opinions and thus hardly qualifies for not saying a word.

    I was not aware that he has a porn addiction, nor was I aware that a qualification to be a justice was to honor Christians. So far as I know, Thomas is not even a Christian. He has been, however, a solid justice who rules on the law.

    Obama's comments were playing to his base. As I have said often, judicial appointments are perhaps the main issue in this election. Would you like two or three more Ginsbergs, Souters, Stevens, and Breyers? Then work for Obama's election, or do nothing to provide an alternative and that is what we will have.

    Obama's comments were yet another example of his extreme lack of judgment in serious matters.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Let's make sure our judges honor Christians but not out Presidents
     
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    [personal attack snipped] Thomas has had plenty to say, but you have to be able to read to know what he says, I guess. Not sure how else you could miss it.
     
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    "The vilification of Justice Thomas by black liberals impoverishes the black community and the nation. His ideas and values represent important contemporary and historical currents in the black community. Too many African-American liberals have translated legitimate differences and debates about policy with Justice Thomas into unjustified character assassination."

    John A. Foster-Bey


    Sounds like he's describing Obama.
     
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    carpro, you are still the only one here talking about race.
    Hmmmm.........
     
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    I can't be a liberal.

    Thus, I've never been able to ignore the obvious.

    I have no objection to Thomas's race , as liberals do. Nor his intellect.

    His qualifications prior to being appointed to SCOTUS were far superior to Obama's qualifications to hold the job he's after.

    Obama's real problem with Thomas is that he's black and a conservative.

    You can run from it,BiR, as you often do, but the truth will chase you down eventually.
     
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    The TRUTH is that you are the only one talking about race. As a matter of fact, you introduced the topic of race into the discussion. It wasn't a liberal, it was you, carpro. That is the TRUTH.

    Now, since that is the TRUTH, perhaps you can tell us why you brought up the topic of race. Why did you interject race into this thread?
     
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    That is the truth. No capital letters needed.

    I introduced race into this thread because I started the thread and knew immediately when I read Obama's remarks, that race as well as politics were behind his words.


    To deny the racial aspect of this election is to live in some kind of fantasy world inhabited only by the willfully blind and idiots.

    You stay in denial, if you wish.
     
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