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Justice's wife launches 'tea party' group
Los Angeles Times / latimes.com ^ | March 14, 2010 | By Kathleen Hennessey

Posted on 03/14/2010 12:21:09 AM PST by thecodont

Reporting from Washington As Virginia Thomas tells it in her soft-spoken, Midwestern cadence, the story of her involvement in the "tea party" movement is the tale of an average citizen in action.

"I am an ordinary citizen from Omaha, Neb., who just may have the chance to preserve liberty along with you and other people like you," she said at a recent panel discussion with tea party leaders in Washington. Thomas went on to count herself among those energized into action by President Obama's "hard-left agenda."

But Thomas is no ordinary activist.

She is the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and she has launched a tea-party-linked group that could test the traditional notions of political impartiality for the court.

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


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clarencethomas; scotus; teaparty; virginiathomas
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1 posted on 03/14/2010 12:21:09 AM PST by thecodont
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To: thecodont

WOW.


2 posted on 03/14/2010 12:23:00 AM PST by Crim
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To: thecodont
could test the traditional notions of political impartiality for the court.

They are kidding, right?

3 posted on 03/14/2010 12:24:13 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: thecodont

Hey, John Conyer’s wife is in prison for fraud, bribery, and conspiracy.
But there’s a wall of separation there, right...


4 posted on 03/14/2010 12:24:59 AM PST by counterpunch (The Emperor has no Cloture)
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To: thecodont
She is the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and she has launched a tea-party-linked group that could test the traditional notions of political impartiality for the court.

Really? Spouses are excluded from political opinion?

5 posted on 03/14/2010 12:25:32 AM PST by highlander_UW (Obama has lost or not saved over 4 million jobs!)
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To: Crim
Yeah wow...this will stroke out liberals. Who in the House will be the first to introduce a bill to impeach Justice Thomas?
6 posted on 03/14/2010 12:29:55 AM PST by Brugmansian
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To: thecodont

Welcome aboard Mrs. Thomas!


7 posted on 03/14/2010 12:38:02 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT,NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: thecodont

9th circuit court Justice Stephen Reinhardt is one (of many I assume) who can be used to refute leftists who claim this is improper. Reinhardt, known as one of the most liberal justices on the court of appeals, is married to Ramona Ripston. She is the Executive Director of the ACLU of Southern California.


8 posted on 03/14/2010 12:39:24 AM PST by Brugmansian
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To: thecodont

WOW


9 posted on 03/14/2010 12:39:32 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (:: The government will do for health care what it did for real estate. ::)
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To: thecodont
I didn't even know that Liberty Central existed...Thanks for the Heads Up, Ms. Hennessey and for the post thecodont.
10 posted on 03/14/2010 12:47:43 AM PST by OBXWanderer
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To: thecodont
Hoorah! Obama will be so sorry he dissed the SCOTUS justices on national TV inperson.

Obama is about to get reamed.

GO MRS. THOMAS!

11 posted on 03/14/2010 1:15:38 AM PST by Candor7 (Now's the time to ante up against the Obama Fascist Junta ( member NRA))
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Yes the article spin is that Ginnies activity effects the impartiality of the court.

Thats is only if its Republican activity. If she were a leftust, the LA Times would be saying how her activity fills out the living constitution so it applies to women being politically active and emancipated!

The LA Slimes can EFF RIGHT OFF!

This is Clarence Thomas's answer to being dissed in the Obama's State of COnfusion Address to the Nation in which Obama dissed the Suoreme COurt for its decision on McCain Feingold political free speech.

And it has the Dems worried!

12 posted on 03/14/2010 1:21:02 AM PST by Candor7 (Now's the time to ante up against the Obama Fascist Junta ( member NRA))
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To: thecodont

Now THAT is interesting and wonderful to read!!!!

God bless Mrs. Clarence Thomas!!! Woohoo!


13 posted on 03/14/2010 1:25:20 AM PST by Freedom'sWorthIt (Ronald Reagan: "When America is no longer a nation under God, she will be a nation gone under.")
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To: thecodont

Fantastic news.


14 posted on 03/14/2010 1:34:12 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: thecodont

God bless CONSERVATIVES!


15 posted on 03/14/2010 3:43:23 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: thecodont

So when is the LA Slimes going to run an article on Stephen Reinhardt of the Ninth Circuit and his wife who was the director of the ACLU in Southern California for the majority of his career?


16 posted on 03/14/2010 4:04:07 AM PDT by freedomwarrior998
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To: thecodont

This is great news! But look for the enemy to redouble their efforts against Justice Thomas.


17 posted on 03/14/2010 4:54:59 AM PDT by livius
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To: Candor7

Bttt


18 posted on 03/14/2010 5:04:14 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discover" Sarah Palin)
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To: leapfrog0202

great news


19 posted on 03/14/2010 5:07:04 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: thecodont

Talk about courage under fire.

First of all she is her own person entitled to all the rights and privileges set forth by our creator. The BOR applies to her as well, no matter who she is married too.

Do I think her and her husband have discussed this at some great length? Yes.

May God Bless them keep them safe in the palm of His hand.


20 posted on 03/14/2010 5:10:48 AM PDT by EBH (The warning bell of Freedom is ringing, can you not hear it?)
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To: thecodont

Thank you Mrs. Thomas. Best of luck to you in this endeavor.


21 posted on 03/14/2010 5:52:52 AM PDT by Desdemona
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To: thecodont

bookmark


22 posted on 03/14/2010 5:57:51 AM PDT by Lorica
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To: thecodont

Great News! I Love them both.


23 posted on 03/14/2010 5:59:11 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: thecodont

(She is the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and she has launched a tea-party-linked group that could test the traditional notions of political impartiality for the court.)

So she sits on the Court??
If not it tests nothing and is nobody’s business but her own


24 posted on 03/14/2010 6:13:46 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: Windflier; SkyPilot; GailA; Candor7; justiceseeker93; nutmeg; onyx; GOP_Lady; bitt; seekthetruth; ..

Pray that millions of American patriots speak out and stand up to protect this country before we’re destroyed by Socialist politicians.

Brave heroes, America’s Greatest Generation, died to protect and defend our Constitution and our country. They’re rolling in their graves at the destruction of their beloved country by this government comprised of power-hungry Elitist politicians.

http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured/2009/06/05/the-65th-anniversary-of-d-day-on-the-normandy-beaches/


25 posted on 03/14/2010 7:24:03 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: gieriscm

PING!!!


26 posted on 03/14/2010 7:25:21 AM PDT by BCR #226 (07/02 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: counterpunch
Dang I need to add Conyers to the video scandal!!

Video Scandal.. Nancy Pelosi promises to lead the most ethical Congress in history.. LOL yeah right..
27 posted on 03/14/2010 7:44:27 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: thecodont

Clarence Thomas may well be the finest man ever to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, a gentleman and a scholar who has borne terrible insults from the left wing and the MSM. His wife is a great lady and a conservative constitutionalist like her husband. President Palin could hardly find a better Supreme Court appointment than Virginia Thomas. She would be magnificent.

One of the great tragedies of history is that Clarence Thomas was not at Philadelphia when the Constitution was written. Aside from slavery, he shares so much of the vision of the framers, and the reverence for the Constitution in his opinions bear this out. It is interesting to wonder whether the presence of a towering intellect and sterling character like his could have prevailed upon the founders to abolish slavery as a condition for admission to the union. How different history would have been...

In any event, God speed Justice and Mrs. Thomas. Two truly great Americans.


28 posted on 03/14/2010 8:36:34 AM PDT by Brices Crossroads (Politico and)
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To: thecodont

I adore Clarence Thomas, but I’ve had misgivings about his wife. She is a former member of CAN (Cult Awareness Network) and CAN psychiatrist Margaret Singer (horrible, horrible woman on a par with Nancy Pelosi) was all over the TV networks pushing for an invasion at the Waco compound. We all know how that turned out. (I’m just saying...)


29 posted on 03/14/2010 9:13:53 AM PDT by GVnana ("Obama is incredibly naive and grossly egotistical." Sarkozy)
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To: STARWISE; Liz; onyx; nutmeg; Bahbah; SE Mom; maggief; kristinn; Congressman Billybob; BP2; David; ..

“Mrs. Thomas’ Revenge”

Didn’t Abigail do a little grass roots work?


30 posted on 03/14/2010 9:18:30 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: thecodont

bttt


31 posted on 03/14/2010 9:22:11 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Brugmansian

“Ramona Ripston. She is the Executive Director of the ACLU of Southern California.”

Actually, that ought to force him to recuse himself on virtually every case that comes before the court, considering the scope of their work.

It doesn’t, but it ought to.

The libs really shouldn’t get into the who’s married to whom game. The connections between journalists and lib politicians are legion. And, of course, most lib women don’t change their name, so the connection isn’t obvious.


32 posted on 03/14/2010 9:23:26 AM PDT by AmishDude (It doesn't matter whom you vote for, it matters who takes office.)
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To: thecodont
Heh. Good for you Mrs. Thomas.
 
E-Pluribus UNUM

9-12-2009


9-11-2010.....
 
ALL aboooooard!

33 posted on 03/14/2010 9:37:01 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: GVnana
>>for an invasion at the Waco compound.
 
Ya know, I'm pretty sure pedophilic Davie Koresh qualified for a "Tyranny over the minds of men" award.
"I HAVE SWORN UPON THE ALTAR OF GOD ETERNAL HOSTILITY TO EVERY FORM OF TYRANNY OVER THE MIND OF MAN"
--Thomas Jefferson
 
Been there...
 
Murrah Building, Oklahoma City
 
...seen his lemming's craftsmanship.
So screw Koresh, McVeigh, and any other Wacko anti-American religiously motivated terrorist Useful Idiot who wants to climb under the police-state-enabling bus with them.

34 posted on 03/14/2010 9:57:02 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: LomanBill

So you think the invasion of the Waco compound was justified?


35 posted on 03/14/2010 10:04:44 AM PDT by GVnana ("Obama is incredibly naive and grossly egotistical." Sarkozy)
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To: thecodont

Wow. Clarence married a lady with backbone.


36 posted on 03/14/2010 10:09:13 AM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: hoosiermama

“Didn’t Abigail do a little grass roots work?”

And Eleanor Roosevelt...she never shut up.


37 posted on 03/14/2010 10:11:09 AM PDT by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! We're a nation of Americans! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: GVnana

Go to hell.


38 posted on 03/14/2010 10:13:14 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: LomanBill

Ohhh. You have issues.


39 posted on 03/14/2010 10:18:03 AM PDT by GVnana ("Obama is incredibly naive and grossly egotistical." Sarkozy)
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To: GVnana

[So you think the invasion of the Waco compound was justified?]

A Republic, is a system of Governance characterized by the Rule of Law.

The Laws of this Republic exist to Secure the Inalienable Rights of the Governed - NOT so religious miscreants can wall themselves off and molest children.

If your religious beliefs cause you to be in conflict with that scope of lawful purpose, then pack up your shyte and move to Somalia or Afghanistan where religious tyrant War Lords, such as those you evidently admire, thrive.


40 posted on 03/14/2010 10:19:41 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter; counterpunch

“could test the traditional notions of political impartiality for the court.” is the writer, Kathleen Hennessey, a Racist?


41 posted on 03/14/2010 10:27:28 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Flush Congress in 2010 & 2012)
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To: LomanBill
The Laws of this Republic exist to Secure the Inalienable Rights of the Governed - NOT so religious miscreants can wall themselves off and molest children.

Wow. That's exactly the kind of thinking that gets people killed without the law ever serving a warrant. I guess it's more convenient when they're dead and never reach a court?

42 posted on 03/14/2010 10:32:59 AM PDT by GVnana ("Obama is incredibly naive and grossly egotistical." Sarkozy)
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To: thecodont

Glad to have her aboard.


43 posted on 03/14/2010 10:33:09 AM PDT by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: thecodont

Wonder how soon the commie goons will swoop in on her?


44 posted on 03/14/2010 10:35:32 AM PDT by dforest
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To: AuntB
“Didn’t Abigail do a little grass roots work?”

And Eleanor Roosevelt...she never shut up.

And, let us not forget Hillary's eight years of advocacy for liberal causes during the time she was First Lady, including "HillaryCare".

45 posted on 03/14/2010 10:38:01 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: GVnana
>>I guess it's more convenient when they're dead and never reach a court?
 
Oh my, must be a Conspiiiiiracy!
 
GVnana
 
Timmuh McVeigh and his fellow KKK/Elohim City miscreants  serve a warrant on the Murrah Building did they?   
 
Like I said, go to hell/Somalia/Afghanistan and take your local branch of the KKK/7th-day/Mormon/{fill in name of religious looney-tune militia} Warlord Wanabees with you.
 
America's a Secular Republic - Not a Theocracy; and that WAS the underlying  reason for the original Tea-Party in the first place;  so Boohoo for you.

46 posted on 03/14/2010 11:04:15 AM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: LomanBill

Excuse me ..??

And .. your point was ..?? sorely lacking!

If you can’t argue your point .. then just keep silent! Hurling those kinds of comments on people is just not necessary.

You don’t have to agree with her - nobody has to do that.


47 posted on 03/14/2010 11:52:14 AM PDT by CyberAnt (HEALTHCARE IS NOT A "RIGHT"!!)
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To: AmishDude

The Justice Reinhardt/Ramona Ripston conflict was more evident than ever last week. Newdow v Carey was decided after a ten year battle by Newdow. Reinhardt’s wife’s ACLU was on the side of Newdow from the start. The decision, announced last Thursday, said “Under God” can stay in the pledge. Reinhardt was so upset he wrote a 132 page dissent.


48 posted on 03/14/2010 12:19:35 PM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: thecodont
Bumpety BUMP!

WTG, Mrs. Thomas!!

49 posted on 03/14/2010 12:27:37 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: LomanBill

You’re a loon.


50 posted on 03/14/2010 1:20:09 PM PDT by GVnana ("Obama is incredibly naive and grossly egotistical." Sarkozy)
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