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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:38 AM

Robert Reich on Clarence Thomas...

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Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham, Clarence Thomas, and I all took a course at Yale Law School together called "Civil and Political Rights," taught by Professor Thomas Emerson. Bill was not the most reliable or disciplined attendee (he was often off working on some election), but when he was there he answered every question correctly. Hillary was always an active and enthusiastic participant. I tried as best I could. Clarence, however, sat in the back of the classroom the whole semester with a scowl on his face, never raising his hand, never answering a question, never offering a single word. That was over forty years ago but it seems like only yesterday.

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Reply Robert Reich on Clarence Thomas... (Original post)
babylonsister Jun 2013 OP
ananda Jun 2013 #1
southernyankeebelle Jun 2013 #4
JustAnotherGen Jun 2013 #5
southernyankeebelle Jun 2013 #8
We People Jun 2013 #9
JustAnotherGen Jun 2013 #10
PearliePoo2 Jun 2013 #2
Bake Jun 2013 #11
leftyohiolib Jun 2013 #3
RussBLib Jun 2013 #6
Arugula Latte Jun 2013 #7
Scurrilous Jun 2013 #12

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:42 AM

1. Here is Clarence Thomas' philosophy in a nutshell.

I used affirmative action and every social safety program available and got mine.

Now that I have mine, screw everybody else.

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Response to ananda (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:19 AM

4. yes indeed especially the African-Americans. Why does he hate his own community?

 

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:35 AM

5. He doesn't hate us

He's ashamed of us.

Something happened WITHING him many many years ago that he felt a need to distance himself from other black Americans.


And it has nothing to do with who he married. My parents - same family dynamic.

It has to do with something in him where he is deeply deeply ashamed of himself - and the rest of us.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 12:07 PM

8. Stand corrected. Really it is sooo sad for a man to be that way.

 

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:00 PM

9. That was my first thought, too...

Maybe he's trying very hard not to acknowledge his past as long as he was appointed by a Bush. So he wants nothing to do with anything but bootstraps/right wing philosophy.

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Response to We People (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 01:03 PM

10. Or rather

He DOES acknowledge his past - he just doesn't like something that happened in it. I also wonder if that's how he SURVIVED it.

I can't stand him - he has no business sitting in Marshall's seat - but I'm going to at least try to understand him.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:45 AM

2. scowl on his face, never raising his hand, never answering a question, never offering a single word"

Nothing's changed...


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Response to PearliePoo2 (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 02:52 PM

11. Same old same old.

He wasn't interested then and he's not interested now. He's got his orders.



Bake

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:45 AM

3. consistant - the emphasis on con

 

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:38 AM

6. hard to think of anyone more undeserving of being on the SCOTUS

well, maybe Rick Perry, Wayne Dahmer, Charles Speck, Charles Manson, etc....

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 11:47 AM

7. Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

 

Pardon my French.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:43 PM

12. K & R

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