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Anita Hill Explains How Joe Biden Screwed Up Clarence Thomas' Confirmation
Business Insider ^ | 03/21/2014 | CAITLIN MACNEAL, TPM

Posted on 03/21/2014 7:34:15 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Anita Hill, the woman who accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, on Thursday said that as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Vice President Joe Biden did a "terrible job" overseeing Thomas' confirmation hearings in 1991.

Hill said on HuffPost Live that Biden failed to call witnesses and experts to testify who could have shed light on the sexual harassment claims made about Thomas.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: anitahill; bidengaffes; clarencethomas; getthomas; joebiden; revisionisthistory; smearcampaign
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1 posted on 03/21/2014 7:34:15 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

‘Netta still trying to lynch the poor guy. These people NEVER give up. Never give up. NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER give up.


2 posted on 03/21/2014 7:35:57 AM PDT by DManA
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To: SeekAndFind

Drop it, woman. Go crawl back under the rock from whence you came.


3 posted on 03/21/2014 7:36:36 AM PDT by madison10
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To: DManA

Progressives are fanatics and should be dealt with like any fanatical enemy. No quarter.


4 posted on 03/21/2014 7:39:22 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

What I remember was that she followed Thomas to a second job.
She made no complaints for ten years.
Then lots of people came forward to testify she was trouble and had a ton of problems.

Democrats and Barbra Walters loves her because she serves the accusations, but she was not found credible.


5 posted on 03/21/2014 7:39:26 AM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Biden has never done a good job and it is a shame and embarrassment the stupid people from his state keep electing him.


6 posted on 03/21/2014 7:39:42 AM PDT by edcoil (Not a single republican was ever a slave owner. They were all democrats.)
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To: DManA

You have hit the key to their success. They do not give up. Any rational person will quit at some point. Not being rational they don’t know when to quit,wear a normal person down to the point of saying “we don’t care if you just shut up.”


7 posted on 03/21/2014 7:39:43 AM PDT by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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To: SeekAndFind
Senator Biden was the first questioner. Instead of the softball questions he’d promised to ask, he threw a beanball straight at my head, quoting from a speech I’d given four years earlier at the Pacific Legal Foundation and challenging me to defend what I’d said. ”I find attractive the arguments of scholars such as Stephen Macedo, who defend an activist Supreme Court that would strike down laws restricting property rights.” That caught me off guard, and I had no recollection of making so atypical a statement, which shook me up even more. “Now, it would seem to me what you were talking about,” Senator Biden went on to say, “is you find it attractive the fact that they are activists and they would like to strike down existing laws that impact on restricting the use of property rights, because you know, that is what they write about.”

Since I didn’t remember making the statement in the first place, I didn’t know how to respond to it. All I could say in reply was that “it has been some time since I have read Professor Macedo … But I don’t believe that in my writings I have indicated that we should have an activist Supreme Court.” It was, I knew, a weak answer. Fortunately, though, the young lawyers who had helped prepare me for the hearing had loaded all of my speeches into a computer and at the first break in the proceedings they looked this one up. The senator, they found, had wrenched my words out of context. I looked at the text and saw that the passage he’d read out loud had been immediately followed by two other sentences: “But the libertarian argument overlooks the place of the Supreme Court in a scheme of separation of powers. One does not strengthen self-government and the rule of law by having the non-democratic branch of the government make policy.” The point I’d been making was the opposite of the one that Senator Biden claimed I had made.

pp 235-236 of "My Grandfather's Son" by Clarence Thomas
8 posted on 03/21/2014 7:39:59 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: DManA
These people NEVER give up. Never give up. NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER give up.

Yeah, they're still fighting for Wallace, Rosenbergs and Hiss.

9 posted on 03/21/2014 7:40:21 AM PDT by AU72
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To: SeekAndFind; GOPsterinMA; Clintonfatigued; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; NFHale
Those crazy conservative Black Men, like Clarence Thomas and Hermon Caine, why cant they be more like Clarance page and Johnathon Capehart??

No woman ever accused those two fruits of harassing them sexually.

10 posted on 03/21/2014 7:40:23 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Obama : 'You can keep your doctor if you want. I never tell a lie ')
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To: AU72

Don’t forget about Uncle Joe Stalin. Sure he killed tens of millions of people, but what ELSE did he do for his people?


11 posted on 03/21/2014 7:41:23 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: sickoflibs

Makes me wonder what they are researching on in regards to Dr. Ben Carson...


12 posted on 03/21/2014 7:44:53 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (question is this)
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To: A CA Guy

What I remember was that she followed Thomas to a second job.

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Typical of a woman who has a crush on a man and he turns her down. The old saying “hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” likely applies here.


13 posted on 03/21/2014 7:45:52 AM PDT by Qiviut (It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Joe Biden was a MAJOR backstabber. While everybody else chuckles at “ol Joe”, I distain him with a passion. ONe of his first votes in Congress was to cut off funding to SE Asia, which led to the slaughter of the Killing Fields and the Boat People tragedy. He also stood against Ronald Reagan in is fight against Communism. He also stabbed Clarence Thomas in the back (probably because he’s a Democrat and Democrats LOATHE strong black men).


14 posted on 03/21/2014 7:49:32 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: SeekAndFind

As if Anita Hill’s word means anything.

She’s a bimbo.

Although, she’s correct that Biden is most certainly a bimboy.


15 posted on 03/21/2014 7:49:48 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: prof.h.mandingo

Good way to forward an agenda. Sad way to live a life.


16 posted on 03/21/2014 7:51:37 AM PDT by DManA
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s part of the overall mantra of “being black” that one cannot think for her/himself. If you ain’t down with it - whatever the hell “it” is - you may be dark, but you ain’t black.


17 posted on 03/21/2014 7:51:39 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: SeekAndFind

Anita Hill. My gosh. Here she is on HuffPost making a living from speaking engagements. It’s those who hire her that want to keep this thing going, regardless of its merit. Hitler’s Big Lie in action.


18 posted on 03/21/2014 7:51:52 AM PDT by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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To: SeekAndFind
The words of a life-long professional victim mean nothing to me.
19 posted on 03/21/2014 7:52:07 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: SeekAndFind

If they can’t find anything they just make it up.


20 posted on 03/21/2014 7:52:30 AM PDT by DManA
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