Skip to comments.Defiant Clarence Thomas fires back
Posted on 02/27/2011 11:06:25 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Defiant Clarence Thomas fires back
By: Kenneth P. Vogel February 27, 2011 01:22 PM EST
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas his impartiality under attack from liberals because of his attendance at a meeting of conservative donors sponsored by the Koch brothers and his wifes tea party activism struck a defiant tone in a Saturday night speech in Charlottesville, Va., telling a friendly audience that he and his wife believe in the same things and are focused on defending liberty.
Delivering the keynote speech at an annual symposium for conservative law students, Thomas spoke in vague, but ominous, terms about the direction of the country and urged his listeners to redouble your efforts to learn about our country so that youre in a position to defend it.
He also lashed out at his critics, without naming them, asserting they seem bent on undermining the High Court as an institution. Such criticism, Thomas warned, could erode the ability of American citizens to fend off threats to their way of life.
You all are going to be, unfortunately, the recipients of the fallout from that that theres going to be a day when you need these institutions to be credible and to be fully functioning to protect your liberties, he said, according to a partial recording of the speech provided to POLITICO by someone who was at the meeting.
And thats long after Im gone, and that could be either a short or a long time, but youre younger, and its still going to be a necessity to protect the liberties that you enjoy now in this country.
Thomas spoke at the closing banquet for the symposium, which was sponsored by the Federalist Society, a conservative legal group.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
Conservatives have to be held to standards, but Lefties can be held to no standards.
A genuine decent, honest patriotic American - which is precisely why obama and his pals want him destroyed. All part of the plan.
My favorite justice, hands down.
Only a liberal leftist socialist pig could be against that.
God Bless Justice Thomas.
Silent Clarence Thomas is silent until he has to speak.
...spoke at the closing banquet for the symposium, which was sponsored by the Federalist Society, a conservative legal group
not a big gripe, but I like how Politico goes out of its' way to show that Thomas spoke to a group of conservatives. I don't recall them doing this when a liberal speaks to the media, college students, unions, etc.
O M G He actually said we must defend liberty! /s
“Ominous” my rump.
Young people should study the life and writings of Justice Thomas, who is one great man, but the public / left wing schools go out of their way to hide him from students. Next February, there should be a Justice Thomas week.
VP Bite-me has never gotten over that slap-down. Yeah, Plugs, it was a BFD.
I liked Justice Thomas until I read “My Grandfather’s Son.” Now I like, admire, and trust him more than any other justice on the SC. This brilliant man is one of our country’s greatest assets.
I wish that we had 535 of him.
Not so with Justice Thomas.
Thomas is about the only good thing Old Man Bush did.
The media have behaved unbelievably toward Clarence Thomas. If Arlen Specter has done one good thing in his life, it was the way he chaired the hearing and put the mud back right on the faces of his accusers.
Clarence Thomas is decent, moral, upstanding, religious, dependable, and a first-class constitutional lawyer. One of the best justices who has ever sat on the Supreme Court.
It’s no wonder if he stays out of the limelight, since he gets smeared every time the press has the slightest chance to do so.
They are dirty, slimy, racist pigs for treating him the way they do. If there is any justice in the world, they had better make their peace with God before they leave this world for the next.
If they even know who God is.
This is a circus. It's a national disgrace. And from my standpoint as a black American, as far as I'm concerned, it is a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves, to do for themselves, to have different ideas, and it is a message that unless you kowtow to an old order, this is what will happen to you. You will be lynched, destroyed, caricatured by a committee of the U.S. -- U.S. Senate, rather than hung from a tree. (notice Biden avert his eyes in shame?)
Justice Thomas, a great American; a Profile in Courage.
Justice Thomas’s situation reminds me of Sarah Palin’s situation. They have both been attacked and lied about mercilessly, for a whole lot the same reasons.
I would rather be held to standards then be a liberal scum bag with no sense of honor or I might add ability. They are doomed to fail.
RE: “Silent Clarence Thomas is silent until he has to speak.”
Agree — a great man and justice!
Yes. In the context of Thomas it's just another version of the leftist game of good black, bad black. Obama = good black. Thomas = bad black. Van Jones = good black. Condolezza Rice = bad black. Jesse Jackson = good black. Larry Elder = bad black.
I just thought that this might be a good place to remind everyone that Janet Napolitano made her Democrat party bona fides by representing Anita Hill in her accusations against Clarence Thomas during the confirmation hearings.
I think that the Democrats are sure that Thomas is not going to forget that.
You’ve gotta love the use of the term “ominous” by the Politico hacks.
Guess they find nothing “ominous” in the various speeches by the Dung Beetle in Chief, the man with no records, the man who attended a s*it church led by a septic tank dwelling pastor - but never heard any of the idiot things being said.
The man who cannot speak a word without a prompter, but supposedly wrote books on his life (which, by the way, have been proven to have lies almost as great as one of his speeches).
Politico, examine the pond scum in the White House before you try to pitch slime on a truly accomplished and intelligent African American.
It’s surprising that Justice Thomas is so forthright. I bet he angers millions of liberal Americans.
Napolitano is the proof positive that people in AZ are out of their minds and have been for years.
Thank you for that link...
I believe Alinsky took a page out of "Critical Theory" which has been used against capitalists and conservatives since those of the Frankfurt School developed the notion. Add in a little marching music from GRAMSCI and they have a blueprint for bringing down the West, in particular these United States.
"The Plan" has been and is being implemented to near perfection by engaging a long list of useful idiots, a cultivated class of "victims" of the system. We know them all as group identities of one stripe or another.
All true! I second!
We all can be a Clarence Thomas, it is not beyond any American.
By far the best Jurist on the Supreme Court!
When I think I disagree with Thomas, I read his decision and find that no, in fact - I agree with Justice Thomas but didn’t know it yet.
He really doesn’t need to defend himself. His Supreme Court opinions speak loudly enough for him. He’s there for life, and I thank the Lord for that.
Did The Big Phucking Deal really possess both the sense and the decency to avert his eyes? I’m stunned to hear it. I suppose I would have to see it to believe it; and even if I did, I suppose I would just think that his sunscreen must have run into his eyes.
I hope that it was the stress of that knowledge that pushed Napolitano into Parkinson’s earlier than she had been scheduled to get there. God forgive me for saying such a resoundingly uncharitable thing, but I cannot come to terms with what she did in Waco and in the Elian Gonzalez case. A terrible and terrifying woman!
Ooops. Mea culpa. I’d been thinking of that other fascist pig Janet Reno.
I hope Thomas lives to be a hundred. Heaven help us if a democrat’s president when a conservative justice leaves the court.
Yeah, Napolitano is head of Homeland Security, a very sensitive position for the Obama administration, when that AZ case makes it way to the supreme court.
Good for Thomas.
Now, it may well just be that the guy is too stupid to have figured out ways to attack Thomas unfairly, and so his lack of imagine compelled him to be truthful on occasion.
I'm glad he's defending our institutions, too, which Obama is attacking so violently that I really don't think I've seen anything comparable...except in a banana republic when the dictator takes over.
As a Spanish translator, I've seen this a lot in recent years with the resurgence of the Latin American left. And they always launch an attack on the rule of law and the separation of powers (since many of their constitutions have a tripartite system modeled on ours).
Some days I feel like running out into the streets with a loudspeaker, because the same thing is happening here and we're just sitting back and watching it happen.
same difference, both of them were/are in way over their heads....1 wqas appointed because she was female, the other because she was a female....neither of them were qualified for their jobs....the results are obvious
Just wonderin’ what Clarence is going to have to say this Friday, March 4th, about obama’s eligibility. He was enjoying a good chuckle when he recently said they had been “evading” that issue. Good grief. Were “had been” the key words in that sentence?
“Conservatives have to be held to standards, but Lefties can be held to no standards.”
Yea, Thomas goes to one meeting and he’s EVIL. Meanwhile a former ACLU president sits next to him...no problem at all.
I’m ok with Thomas leaving the court...as long as President DeMint gets to name his successor.
I think that the only option that liberals have to stop him (other than assassination...which certainly is not beyond them) is impeachment. But that takes a vote of the House. Fat chance now.
A good jurist and a defender of the constitution.
Of course the left hates him.