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Old 04-15-2010, 03:06 PM
 
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Leaving the tea partiers alone, Clarence Thomas as a justice on the Supreme Court has an obligation to maintain at least an appearance of non-partisanship. We all know that the justices have sympathies in one direction or another, but when those same justices abandon the effort to appear unbiased, then they cast the court's credibility and integrity away.

It doesn't matter about his race, or even his politics. His professional ethics are involved in this.

Personally, I tend to think that Justice Thomas is cognizant of this, he chose to accompany his wife to a political event, and his photograph was taken there. His image in an ad for that political event may have been inadvertent, but he owes it to the Supreme Court as the symbol of justice in this country, and he owes to his colleagues on the court to take steps to have his image removed from such ads.
Okay, now this is a valid point, and I agree with you on all of this.
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Old 04-15-2010, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Washington state
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Exactly! Are the folks on the left that afraid of the Tea Party movement? So afraid that they (some of them) would be willing to infiltrate events causing trouble, potentially take away the Constitutional rights of the event goers or label them terrorist or traitor. Quite the sad state of affairs

Yeah sure...we're afraid of a bunch of old Faux News worshiping white racists in lawn chairs..

Just like we were afraid of the Wasilla hillbilly in 2008..

Btw, the Teabagger attempt to insulate themselves from charges of racism by blaming it on outside agitators doesn't fly. It's clearly an act of desperation. All it does is serve to highlight the movement's overt racial hostility and the inability of the 'bagger leaders to control it.
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Old 04-15-2010, 03:10 PM
 
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I can't speak to Mrs Thomas, but you brought up Mrs Clinton, and impugned her reputation for no good reason. I was familiar with Hillary Rodham before she changed her name to Clinton, and she worked hard to build a respected career and reputation separate from her husband's.
Sorry if I offended you. It was a quick reponse to make a point about a previous post about Mrs. Thomas. It was meant more to draw a comparison of the two to show the inaccuracy of the first post than to impugn Clinton. I could have provided more context.
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Old 04-15-2010, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Columbus
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Leaving the tea partiers alone, Clarence Thomas as a justice on the Supreme Court has an obligation to maintain at least an appearance of non-partisanship. We all know that the justices have sympathies in one direction or another, but when those same justices abandon the effort to appear unbiased, then they cast the court's credibility and integrity away.

It doesn't matter about his race, or even his politics. His professional ethics are involved in this.

Personally, I tend to think that Justice Thomas is cognizant of this, he chose to accompany his wife to a political event, and his photograph was taken there. His image in an ad for that political event may have been inadvertent, but he owes it to the Supreme Court as the symbol of justice in this country, and he owes to his colleagues on the court to take steps to have his image removed from such ads.
No he doesn't. Why in the world would anyone think the Supreme Court is ever going to hear a case about Tea Party people? Even if by some off chance they do he is allowed to step down from the case. Judges do that all the time.

I'm sure there is some rule or law somewhere that says what a Supreme can and can't do. And I'm sure the judge is knowledgeable of said rules.
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Old 04-15-2010, 03:13 PM
 
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No he doesn't. Why in the world would anyone think the Supreme Court is ever going to hear a case about Tea Party people?
Maybe not Tea Party people, but quitely likely cases related to elements of the Tea Party platform.
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Old 04-15-2010, 03:17 PM
 
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Hmmmm....the OP sure loves the Teabagger label....

why are you so homophobic????
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Old 04-15-2010, 03:17 PM
 
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Then why should we keep social security?
Good question.
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Old 04-15-2010, 03:20 PM
 
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No he doesn't. Why in the world would anyone think the Supreme Court is ever going to hear a case about Tea Party people? Even if by some off chance they do he is allowed to step down from the case. Judges do that all the time.

I'm sure there is some rule or law somewhere that says what a Supreme can and can't do. And I'm sure the judge is knowledgeable of said rules.
Yes, he does. As a person serving on the highest court in the land, he doesn't just represent himself when he makes political statements. He has to live by a higher standard because he has accepted a position in the government that requires those higher standards. We all expect our judges to maintain some level of objectivity. If Thomas willingly participates in advertising for a political movement, he compromises that objectivity. It doesn't matter if the Supreme Court ever hears a case about the Tea Party movement. Any issue that the Tea Partiers has raised, Thomas, if he willingly advertises for the Tea Party movement, creates doubt that he can objectively judge those issues. And that doubt casts a pall over the entire court.

And judges may step down from cases, but how often do Supreme Court Justices recuse themselves?
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Old 04-15-2010, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
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Amazing. despite all the bagger talk about "Socialism" a new NYT/CBS poll shows that 62% of them just love SS and Medicare.

Check out some of the other numbers...proving once and for all the teabaggers are not only racist, but Faux News inspired and partisan..

Daily Kos: State of the Nation
maybe if you'd stop fantasizing about teabagging your boyfriend for a moment, you'd realize the "source" of your information is crap. However, if you're ignorant enough to actually believe something from cbs and the nyt, you're too far gone.
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Old 04-15-2010, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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This guy is a sitting SC justice....it's just not right.

If Thomas had any pride in the position he holds...he wouldn't stand for it..






Daily Kos: Fox uses Clarence Thomas to promote its tea party event

The main point of the Tea Party is to stir things up....to raise awareness of their point of view.....to get people's attention.

Since you moonbats get your panties in a bunch several times a day each and every day due to the Tea Party I'd say that they're doing a pretty good job.
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