For Clarence Thomas the lynching never ends. Obama didn't think that Thomas was a stong enough legal thinker. He then went on to praise Scalia for his "intellectual brilliance" and said that John Roberts was "clearly smart" & "thoughtful". I guess Thomas just doesn't measure up intellectually in Obama's eyes.
It is not the first time they have called him ignorant. Indeed, this appears to be straight out of the Democratic playbook...
While being interviewed on the NBC News program "Meet the Press" on Dec. 5, Sen. Reid was asked about the possibility of Justice Thomas replacing current Chief Justice William Rehnquist, who is currently being treated for thyroid cancer. Reid called Thomas "an embarrassment to the Supreme Court" and said his opinions "are poorly written."
In the same interview, Senator Reid praised Justice Antonin Scalia, calling him "one smart guy." Scalia and Thomas share many of the same views. Scalia, of course, is white.
Legal scholars are not as critical of Justice Thomas' legal prowess as are liberal politicians and activists. Commenting on liberal criticism of Thomas' jurisprudence, University of Wisconsin law professor Ann Althouse wrote: "It is my observation that liberals tend to lapse into the lazy belief that those who don't agree with them must be stupid or evil, and to me Reid's remarks look a bit like that. ... I realize the senators can't get away with opposing a judicial nomination on the grounds that they simply disagree with their opinions ... but to attack Thomas' intelligence is shameless."
Man do they hate Clarence Thomas You could only imagine what the reaction would be if the situation was reversed and Republicans were smeering a liberal who happened to be black. Could you even imagine?
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