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Sun Feb 26, 2012, 01:05 PM

OMG, GOP Desperate To Float New Candidate-Suggest Clarence Thomas!?!?!?

Clarence Thomas Is a Long Shot for President, But His Candidacy Makes a Lot of Sense
by Adam Winkler Feb 26, 2012 4:45 AM EST
Call it a longshot if you like, but in this anything-can-happen political year, the Supreme Court justice has qualities to recommend him to a broad spectrum of voters.


With the Republican presidential nomination still up in the air, the possibility of a brokered convention is looking increasingly likely. Under the party’s rules, the delegates won by Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and the others in the primaries and caucuses are obligated to vote for their assigned candidate only on the first ballot. If no candidate wins the required number of votes, the delegates can throw their support to anyone. There’s speculation that party insiders, unhappy with the current field, might float the candidacy of someone not now in the race, like New Jersey Governor Chris Christie or Jeb Bush.

While Christie and Bush might be fine candidates, perhaps the Republicans should consider a more inspired and game-changing pick: Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Far-fetched? Maybe. But a Thomas candidacy would energize Republicans in a way that few other Republicans can and would steal tremendous media attention from President Barack Obama.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/02/26/clarence-thomas-is-a-long-shot-for-president-but-his-candidacy-makes-a-lot-of-sense.html

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Reply OMG, GOP Desperate To Float New Candidate-Suggest Clarence Thomas!?!?!? (Original post)
kpete Feb 2012 OP
Ian David Feb 2012 #1
Dawson Leery Feb 2012 #2
Jackpine Radical Feb 2012 #6
Vincardog Feb 2012 #3
FarPoint Feb 2012 #13
Vincardog Feb 2012 #14
FarPoint Feb 2012 #15
peacebird Feb 2012 #4
Jackpine Radical Feb 2012 #7
Orangepeel Feb 2012 #12
JaneQPublic Feb 2012 #5
HubertHeaver Feb 2012 #8
BumRushDaShow Feb 2012 #9
pkdu Feb 2012 #10
Gabi Hayes Feb 2012 #11
Gabi Hayes Feb 2012 #16
Enrique Feb 2012 #17
Happyhippychick Feb 2012 #22
Major Nikon Feb 2012 #18
Gabi Hayes Feb 2012 #19
aint_no_life_nowhere Feb 2012 #20
Renew Deal Feb 2012 #21
notadmblnd Feb 2012 #23
Lint Head Feb 2012 #24
mmonk Feb 2012 #25
Monk06 Feb 2012 #26

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 01:08 PM

1. OMG, would he have to resign from the bench in order to run? n/t

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Response to Ian David (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 01:08 PM

2. Yes.

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 01:10 PM

6. Sounds like the beginnings of a plan…

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 01:09 PM

3. I would send him money if he would step down from the SCOTUS to run. Let Hillary

replace him on the court before the court does any more damage

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Response to Vincardog (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 01:18 PM

13. So would I.

Oh...Obama would have to replace him immediate as well.

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #13)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 01:24 PM

14. Replace him with Hillary. Or a LIBERAL

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Response to Vincardog (Reply #14)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 01:31 PM

15. I'm loving the Hillary nod....

Perfect in my book.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 01:09 PM

4. One minor problem, he's still a black guy....

Whether or not they admit it, racism is a big part of why they hate Obama so much.

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Response to peacebird (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 01:11 PM

7. Well, they seem OK with blacks who know their place--

like Hermie Cain, for example. Or Michael Steele.

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Response to peacebird (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 01:15 PM

12. That's the point. Anybody who thinks this is a plan must think one black guy is the same as the next

If Clarence Thomas won't run, Allen West probably would.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 01:10 PM

5. I'm all for that

Take a conservative off the SC, only to have him lose to Obama, who will get to rEplace him on the SC with a liberal.

RUN, cLARENCE, RUN!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 01:12 PM

8. If he resigns his current position first.

He has way too much baggage, let alone Ginny's baggage. We could start with financial disclosures.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 01:12 PM

9. I wouldn't rule out that he or

some other token AA would be selected as a VP nominee. They are too consistent in their pandering - with the Hail Mary pass of a Failin Palin to something like that... Because ya know, black people only vote for black candidates no matter what party.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 01:14 PM

10. Oh sweet Jeebus .... now they are just playing with us! n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 01:14 PM

11. I guess Adam Winkler got off his missive before they took away his desk:

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 01:36 PM

16. make sure to read some of the comments....I skimmed them, and

they're pretty entertaining, especially those that side with the author, either a consummate satirist, or severely emotionally disabled

that said, I'd be first on Clarence's bandwagon

edit....can't get coke can pic to link

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 01:41 PM

17. he's too secretive to run for anything

he can't take any scrutiny, and neither can his wife. Plus he has zero charisma and he has a reputation for being a terrible SC justice.

Then again, look who they have in the race now.

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Response to Enrique (Reply #17)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 01:59 PM

22. Add "religious zealot" and it sounds like he'd fit right in!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 01:41 PM

18. Clarence Thomas makes his male staffers read Ayn Rand and his female staffers watch Long Dong Silver

I'm not sure which is worse.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 01:52 PM

19. not only is Winkler certifiable, he's totally incompetent in his chosen field, constitutional law:

read this, plus the comments

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/adam-winkler/why-obama-is-wrong-on-dom_b_827676.html

he CLEARLY has no idea what he's talking about in this ignorant screed about Obama/DOMA

UCLA should be embarrassed to have him on its faculty

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 01:54 PM

20. Clarence Thomas and Newt Gingrich - the porn addict and the adulterer for Pres and Vice

A perfect pair to represent the GOP.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 01:55 PM

21. It's probably his teabagger wife "floating" this.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 02:04 PM

23. I think that's a great idea. what are the nut bags saying?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 04:29 PM

24. Do it! The pubic hair on a coke can conflict of interest tax cheater would be fantastic for Obama.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 04:30 PM

25. Good idea. Get him off the bench and into a failed presidential bid.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 26, 2012, 10:24 PM

26. This was going to be the election where the baggers not only got rid of the RINOs but swept

liberalism and progressivism and yes, homosexualism off the face of
the earth.

Nine months away from and election and they can't get behind a
single candidate and the choices they have are toxic to women. blacks
hispanics and anyone who isn't 55 years old, white and angry.

Barring voter suppression and blatant election fraud Obama is going
to wipe the GOP of the map.

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