Clarence Thomas Is a Hero

 

Clarence Thomas Slams Biden-led Confirmation Hearings in Documentary: ‘The Idea was to Get Rid of Me’

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has joined the chorus of criticism of former Vice President Joe Biden’s handling of his 1991 Supreme Court confirmation process, suggesting the aim of the contentious hearings was to prevent him from reaching the bench.

In a soon-to-be-released documentary, entitled Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words, Thomas took aim at Senate Democrats and then-Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Biden, who headed his confirmation hearings, though he did not reference the now-2020 presidential candidate by name.

They tried to destroy this guy. They couldn’t and we’re all the better for it.

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  1. Jim McConnell Member
    Jim McConnell
    @JimMcConnell

    I don’t have a lot of heroes in my life, but Justice Thomas has been one since his confirmation hearing and, especially, since reading his autobiography.

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  2. Bob Thompson Member
    Bob Thompson
    @BobThompson

    Of course Clarence Thomas is a hero.

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  3. James Gawron Thatcher
    James Gawron
    @JamesGawron

    Good Shabbos all.

    Regards,

    Jim

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  4. ctlaw Coolidge
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    How many leftists who fawned over RBG, will now say it’s unseemly, even criminal, to have a favorable documentary about a Supreme Court justice?

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  5. MichaelKennedy Inactive
    MichaelKennedy
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    I bought copies of his biography for my kids.

    https://www.amazon.com/My-Grandfathers-Son-Clarence-Thomas/dp/006056556X/

     

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  6. Saint Augustine Member
    Saint Augustine
    @SaintAugustine

    Best judicial philosophy on SCOTUS, from what I understand. More consistent originalism than Scalia’s.

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  7. I Walton Member
    I Walton
    @IWalton

    The left’s continued attitude toward  Thomas says all we need to know about them, which I couldn’t even say here without violating norms.

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  8. Skyler Coolidge
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    @Skyler

    I’ve admired him for a long time, and I’m inspired by the idea of this documentary.  I hope it has the intended effect.

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  9. Eugene Kriegsmann Member
    Eugene Kriegsmann
    @EugeneKriegsmann

    I continue to be amazed that two women of substantial backgrounds would prostitute themselves in front of the whole nation for political reasons the way Anita Hill and Christine Blasey Ford did. The attempted destruction of Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh by the Democrat party and its minions goes beyond appalling. That these acts were committed in the upper house of the United States Congress demonstrates that there is little or no integrity in the government, that those who would defame the current president for his dishonesty are as dissolute and lacking as the lowest vermin in our society and total hypocrites to boot. The whole thing is just disgusting!

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  10. Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo… Thatcher
    Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo…
    @GumbyMark

    MichaelKennedy (View Comment):

    I bought copies of his biography for my kids.

    https://www.amazon.com/My-Grandfathers-Son-Clarence-Thomas/dp/006056556X/

     

    I’ve often thought it would be interesting to teach a course where students read My Grandfather’s Son and Dreams From My Father and compared and contrasted them – they have startling similarities and differences.  Both Thomas and Obama were raised by grandparents.  Both were radicals in college and angry young men.

    Thomas was raised in the segregationist South and his parents descended from slaves.  Obama raised in Hawaii, his father an African who came to America because it offered him opportunities he could not find elsewhere in the world.  Thomas raised in a religious home, Obama not.  Thomas moved on from his radicalism, while Obama retained it, though successfully masking his beliefs as he entered national politics.

     

     

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  11. MACHO GRANDE' (aka - Chris Cam… Coolidge
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    @ChrisCampion

    I’d really enjoy seeing clips of Thomas’ feedback around the nomination process, Biden’s participation in it, as part of the Democrat primary debates, and then, if he wins the nomination, as part of the presidential debates.

    Still have a hard time understanding why every Democrat doesn’t suffer from whiplash, given the swings they perform, the two-faced tango, whenever something convenient passes in front of them that they can use to further themselves to power.

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  12. OkieSailor Member
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    MACHO GRANDE' (aka – Chri… (View Comment):

    I’d really enjoy seeing clips of Thomas’ feedback around the nomination process, Biden’s participation in it, as part of the Democrat primary debates, and then, if he wins the nomination, as part of the presidential debates.

    Still have a hard time understanding why every Democrat doesn’t suffer from whiplash, given the swings they perform, the two-faced tango, whenever something convenient passes in front of them that they can use to further themselves to power.

    I get your difficulty but it is completely understandable when one bears in mind two things: namely,  leftists operate by emotion more than logic and they elevate appearance over substance. So it is impossible to find logical consistency in thier positions.  Neither logic nor consistency is required to reach thier positions. 

    This is not an attempt to slam them but simply to understand what seems impossible to understand. 

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  13. MACHO GRANDE' (aka - Chris Cam… Coolidge
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    @ChrisCampion

    OkieSailor (View Comment):

    MACHO GRANDE’ (aka – Chri… (View Comment):

    I’d really enjoy seeing clips of Thomas’ feedback around the nomination process, Biden’s participation in it, as part of the Democrat primary debates, and then, if he wins the nomination, as part of the presidential debates.

    Still have a hard time understanding why every Democrat doesn’t suffer from whiplash, given the swings they perform, the two-faced tango, whenever something convenient passes in front of them that they can use to further themselves to power.

    I get your difficulty but it is completely understandable when one bears in mind two things: namely, leftists operate by emotion more than logic and they elevate appearance over substance. So it is impossible to find logical consistency in thier positions. Neither logic nor consistency is required to reach thier positions.

    This is not an attempt to slam them but simply to understand what seems impossible to understand.

    I understand the why.  What I do not understand is why anyone continues to buy it.  It’s completely transparent.  It’s stunningly obvious.

    Short-term memory and the conveniences of forgetting are powerful things.

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  14. Douglas Pratt Coolidge
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    I heard Clarence Thomas speak at my daughter’s graduation from high school (a military academy in Virginia). What a remarkable man. The fact that he exists gives me hope for the future of our republic.

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  15. TBA Coolidge
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    @RobtGilsdorf

    OkieSailor (View Comment):

    MACHO GRANDE’ (aka – Chri… (View Comment):

    I’d really enjoy seeing clips of Thomas’ feedback around the nomination process, Biden’s participation in it, as part of the Democrat primary debates, and then, if he wins the nomination, as part of the presidential debates.

    Still have a hard time understanding why every Democrat doesn’t suffer from whiplash, given the swings they perform, the two-faced tango, whenever something convenient passes in front of them that they can use to further themselves to power.

    I get your difficulty but it is completely understandable when one bears in mind two things: namely, leftists operate by emotion more than logic and they elevate appearance over substance. So it is impossible to find logical consistency in thier positions. Neither logic nor consistency is required to reach thier positions.

    This is not an attempt to slam them but simply to understand what seems impossible to understand.

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  16. philo Member
    philo
    @philo

    Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo… (View Comment): I’ve often thought it would be interesting to teach a course where students read My Grandfather’s Son and Dreams From My Father and compared and contrasted them

    This would be an interesting exercise…if I could bring myself to actually read the latter.  But in the limited time I have left in this life (hopefully thirty years or more), I don’t intend on wasting one second reading such pap.

    But I did want to come back to this and note that several years ago (2011 to be exact) I did something similar by reading The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass by the man himself, Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington, and Thomas’s book at the same time (well, really kind of in parallel but only one at a time).  A wonderful experience and all three men of real character and scholarship…both characteristics completely foreign to the former President.

    Someday I may have to dig up my notes and post something about those books…

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  17. TBA Coolidge
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    @RobtGilsdorf

    philo (View Comment):

    Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo… (View Comment): I’ve often thought it would be interesting to teach a course where students read My Grandfather’s Son and Dreams From My Father and compared and contrasted them

    This would be an interesting exercise…if I could bring myself to actually read the latter. But in the limited time I have left in this life (hopefully thirty years or more), I don’t intend on wasting one second reading such pap.

    But I did want to come back to this and note that several years ago (2011 to be exact) I did something similar by reading The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass by the man himself, Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington, and Thomas’s book at the same time (well, really kind of in parallel but only one at a time). A wonderful experience and all three men of real character and scholarship…both characteristics completely foreign to the former President.

    Someday I may have to dig up my notes and post something about those books…

    I look forward to it. 

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