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Tue Nov 28, 2017, 05:24 PM

Clarence Thomas must resign

Utah Republican Orrin Hatch called “bullcrap” on Ohio Democrat Sherrod Brown last week. The Senate Finance Committee lion tore into Brown for “spewing” that the Republican tax plan to transfer a trillion dollars to the rich was in reality a Republican tax plan to transfer a trillion dollars to the rich.

I got my first dose of Hatch during the wall-to-wall coverage of the confirmation of Clarence Thomas, George H.W. Bush’s Supreme Court nominee. Hatch was the Republicans’ designated questioner of Anita Hill. She was called to testify because she’d told the FBI that Thomas had sexually harassed her ten years earlier, when he was her boss at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Education.

Sitting behind her were her mother, Erma (“who is going to be celebrating her 80th birthday”); her father, Albert; her sisters, Elreathea, Jo Ann, Coleen and Joyce; and her brother, Ray. No way she was going to lie to the committee, or to us, in front of them.

Hill testified that Thomas had repeatedly asked her out, and that she repeatedly refused. So he demeaned her. He told her someone had once “put a pubic hair” on his Coke can. He said porn star Long Dong Silver had nothing on him in the endowment department.

Hatch called her charges “contrived” and “sick.” He claimed she’d stolen them. The pubic hair, she’d taken from page 70 of “The Exorcist.” Long Dong Silver, she’d lifted from a Kansas sexual harassment case.

Hill agreed to a polygraph test, and passed. Thomas refused. He called the hearings a “high-tech lynching for uppity blacks.

https://www.salon.com/2017/11/28/clarence-thomas-must-resign_partner/

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Tue Nov 28, 2017, 05:33 PM

1. Thomas is a stain on our SCOTUS.

Anita Hill told the truth. He should never, ever been allowed on the court. His wife is beyond the pale. imo

Shame on all those who voted to confirm his nomination.

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Tue Nov 28, 2017, 05:34 PM

2. Thomas is on the court to violate the very reason we exist as a country.

He is there to rubber stamp the oligarch agenda and the racist agenda, against POC.

If he woke up in a pool of blood in a bed with 12 teen age boys, he would not resign.

These types never do the right thing.



Now Al Franken will probably lose reelection for taking a bad taste photo.

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Tue Nov 28, 2017, 07:23 PM

3. Hear, hear!

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