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(Talking Points Memo)   Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS...wait, we have those?) stands by his comment that Clarence Thomas is an "Uncle Tom" and is completely out of touch with African Americans   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 88
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2014-05-01 07:47:58 AM
Well, I'm not favor of name calling so I'm not going to concur.

But I don't care for Justice Thomas because his judgments don't fit reality, IMHO.
 
2014-05-01 07:53:19 AM
Good.
 
2014-05-01 08:02:07 AM
I disagree with Thomas on most things, but by what authority is he supposed to be loyal to his racial background over what he believes rightly or wrongly to be the law of the land?
 
2014-05-01 08:11:45 AM
Oh.  I don't think it's just African Americans Justice Thomas is out of touch with.
 
2014-05-01 08:13:29 AM
It's ok, he's taking it back.
 
2014-05-01 08:14:07 AM
Well he's definitely a puppet.
 
2014-05-01 08:15:35 AM
I don't really give a shiat if Thomas is purple, he's just a bad justice.

Making Scalia's suckitude out to have anything at all to do w/ his Italian heritage would make about as much sense.
 
2014-05-01 08:16:45 AM
It's not that Thomas has an anti-black or pro-white agenda... he just has a deep and abiding love of Scalia's cock.
 
2014-05-01 08:19:32 AM
It's ok, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) doesn't hold a position of power like Cliven Bundy and George Zimmerman do.  When Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) says something, it doesn't really affect anyone.  No ones rights are in peril.  But people with real power, real influence over millions of potential American victims, people like Cliven Bundy and George Zimmerman must be stopped.
 
2014-05-01 08:19:36 AM
Your the real racists!
 
2014-05-01 08:22:44 AM

SlothB77: people like Cliven Bundy and George Zimmerman must be stopped.


I advocate them being given a bullhorn to scream whatever they'd like.

Nothing makes the right look worse than giving their heros a microphone. It aint like anybody's 'stopping' them. They just eventually get too disgusting to even pay attention to anymore.

That isn't a conspiracy, that's picking bad heroes.
 
2014-05-01 08:23:09 AM

SlothB77: It's ok, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) doesn't hold a position of power like Cliven Bundy and George Zimmerman do.  When Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) says something, it doesn't really affect anyone.  No ones rights are in peril.  But people with real power, real influence over millions of potential American victims, people like Cliven Bundy and George Zimmerman must be stopped.


Zero to incoherent in 10 minutes, quite impressive.
 
2014-05-01 08:26:39 AM
Large parts of rural Mississippi are blue counties.  Here's how they voted in 2008:

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2014-05-01 08:27:21 AM
His district is the dumbest part of the dumbest state. He's representing his constituency.
 
2014-05-01 08:29:37 AM
Clarence Thomas is an "Uncle Tom" and is completely out of touch with African Americans
Fixed that for him.
 
2014-05-01 08:29:48 AM
"clarence thomas is out of touch with african americans" is exactly as bad as "the nigras were better off when they were pickin cotton"
 
2014-05-01 08:31:54 AM

Jackson Herring: "clarence thomas is out of touch with african americans" is exactly as bad as "the nigras were better off when they were pickin cotton"


If you don't understand racism, those two are exactly the same.
 
2014-05-01 08:33:39 AM

SlothB77: But people with real power, real influence over millions of potential American victims, people like Cliven Bundy and George Zimmerman must be stopped.


Well Zimmerman took someone's life and Bundy is running a militia that is now checking people's papers at "their" borders.

But this guy said something poopy.
 
2014-05-01 08:33:53 AM

SlothB77: It's ok, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) doesn't hold a position of power loaded gun with an itchy trigger finger like Cliven Bundy and George Zimmerman do.


FTFY.
 
2014-05-01 08:36:08 AM

LasersHurt: Jackson Herring: "clarence thomas is out of touch with african americans" is exactly as bad as "the nigras were better off when they were pickin cotton"

If you don't understand racism, those two are exactly the same.


like this
Bash: Isn't that a racially charged term?


Thompson: "For some it is, but to others it's the truth."


Isn't that the reasoning with all racist. I'm not a racist, but..(racist statement)....my statement is true.

 
2014-05-01 08:36:35 AM
"If I had an uncle he would look just like justice Thomas"    -Obama
 
2014-05-01 08:36:43 AM
Too honest?
 
2014-05-01 08:38:44 AM
he's a product owned by corporations he's more like a UT-2014®
 
2014-05-01 08:39:31 AM
I would think it's racist to assume all black people have the same views of the world, concerns, political leanings, etc.

But what do I know, I'm just sitting basking in the glow of my white privilege.
 
2014-05-01 08:40:25 AM

Jackson Herring: "clarence thomas is out of touch with african americans" is exactly as bad as "the nigras were better off when they were pickin cotton"


To be fair, Clarence Thomas is out of touch with 99% of Americans, not just with the 12% that make up African Americans. So Thompson's statement is correct.
 
2014-05-01 08:41:41 AM

kronicfeld: I disagree with Thomas on most things, but by what authority is he supposed to be loyal to his racial background over what he believes rightly or wrongly to be the law of the land?


The problem with that is Thomas doesn't care what the Law of the Land is, he rules the way he's paid to rule. He's Monsanto's boy on the Supreme Court.
 
2014-05-01 08:42:13 AM

rebelyell2006: Jackson Herring: "clarence thomas is out of touch with african americans" is exactly as bad as "the nigras were better off when they were pickin cotton"

To be fair, Clarence Thomas is out of touch with 99% of Americans, not just with the 12% that make up African Americans. So Thompson's statement is correct.


Should a Justice on the SC be more in touch with Americans or with the Law?
 
2014-05-01 08:43:05 AM
Bash: Isn't that a racially charged term?

Thompson: "For some it is, but to others it's the truth."


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2014-05-01 08:44:04 AM

Waldo Pepper: rebelyell2006: Jackson Herring: "clarence thomas is out of touch with african americans" is exactly as bad as "the nigras were better off when they were pickin cotton"

To be fair, Clarence Thomas is out of touch with 99% of Americans, not just with the 12% that make up African Americans. So Thompson's statement is correct.

Should a Justice on the SC be more in touch with Americans or with the Law?


The Law is Americans.
 
2014-05-01 08:46:57 AM
This argument been going on for awhile.
 Intra-racial squabbles.

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2014-05-01 08:47:37 AM
He's not an uncle tom, he's just purchased by corporate interests.

This *is* a case where it's nothing to do with race... just pure greed.
 
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2014-05-01 08:49:04 AM

SlothB77: It's ok, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) doesn't hold a position of power like Cliven Bundy and George Zimmerman do.  When Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) says something, it doesn't really affect anyone.  No ones rights are in peril.  But people with real power, real influence over millions of potential American victims, people like Cliven Bundy and George Zimmerman must be stopped.


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2014-05-01 08:49:04 AM

rebelyell2006: Waldo Pepper: rebelyell2006: Jackson Herring: "clarence thomas is out of touch with african americans" is exactly as bad as "the nigras were better off when they were pickin cotton"

To be fair, Clarence Thomas is out of touch with 99% of Americans, not just with the 12% that make up African Americans. So Thompson's statement is correct.

Should a Justice on the SC be more in touch with Americans or with the Law?

The Law is Americans.


but a SCJ shouldn't base their rulings on "being in touch with Americans".  Does anyone think Roe v Wade would have been decided in the way it was if the SC had been in touch with how americans felt at the time.
 
2014-05-01 08:52:00 AM

kronicfeld: I disagree with Thomas on most things, but by what authority is he supposed to be loyal to his racial background over what he believes rightly or wrongly to be the law of the land?


He shows unwavering loyalty to corporate interests, with very little "law" involved.

I could accept Thomas better if he were some sort of legal machine that only follows laws. He's not. He's corrupt as hell, he skirts laws and has no ethics of any kind. He won't recuse himself when he should, failed to report gobs of income, takes bribes, on and on. That means that he has no interest following the laws of the land since he feels he is above them.
 
2014-05-01 08:52:39 AM
I'm pretty sure the definition of Uncle tom is a black person that is eager to win the approval of white people and willing to cooperate with them. Given Thomas's judicial record of blindly parroting just about everything Scalia says, I suppose an argument can be put forward in that regard.
 
2014-05-01 08:53:28 AM

Deathfrogg: kronicfeld: I disagree with Thomas on most things, but by what authority is he supposed to be loyal to his racial background over what he believes rightly or wrongly to be the law of the land?

The problem with that is Thomas doesn't care what the Law of the Land is, he rules the way he's paid to rule. He's Monsanto's boy on the Supreme Court.


Musikslayer: kronicfeld: I disagree with Thomas on most things, but by what authority is he supposed to be loyal to his racial background over what he believes rightly or wrongly to be the law of the land?

He shows unwavering loyalty to corporate interests, with very little "law" involved.

I could accept Thomas better if he were some sort of legal machine that only follows laws. He's not. He's corrupt as hell, he skirts laws and has no ethics of any kind. He won't recuse himself when he should, failed to report gobs of income, takes bribes, on and on. That means that he has no interest following the laws of the land since he feels he is above them.


Neither of which justifies use of a term that means "race-traitor."
 
2014-05-01 08:54:32 AM

Musikslayer: kronicfeld: I disagree with Thomas on most things, but by what authority is he supposed to be loyal to his racial background over what he believes rightly or wrongly to be the law of the land?

He shows unwavering loyalty to corporate interests, with very little "law" involved.

I could accept Thomas better if he were some sort of legal machine that only follows laws. He's not. He's corrupt as hell, he skirts laws and has no ethics of any kind. He won't recuse himself when he should, failed to report gobs of income, takes bribes, on and on. That means that he has no interest following the laws of the land since he feels he is above them.


so what you are saying is Rep Thompson is incorrect in calling a Thomas an Uncle Tom
 
2014-05-01 08:57:12 AM

rebelyell2006: Jackson Herring: "clarence thomas is out of touch with african americans" is exactly as bad as "the nigras were better off when they were pickin cotton"

To be fair, Clarence Thomas is out of touch with 99% of Americans, not just with the 12% that make up African Americans. So Thompson's statement is correct.


Huh, that 12% number looked very low, but when I look it up, it actually checks out.  I guess I've just never lived in the great expanse of the country without black people.
 
2014-05-01 09:02:19 AM
al sharpton said it best about clarence thomas: "he may be my color, but he isn't my kind."
 
2014-05-01 09:14:02 AM
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Thompson, I'm sure he's a . . .  *google*

21 years in Congress, Sponsored Legislation (1), Legislation Passed (0),
Laws Repealed (0).

Useless.
 
2014-05-01 09:14:09 AM

Waldo Pepper: rebelyell2006: Waldo Pepper: rebelyell2006: Jackson Herring: "clarence thomas is out of touch with african americans" is exactly as bad as "the nigras were better off when they were pickin cotton"

To be fair, Clarence Thomas is out of touch with 99% of Americans, not just with the 12% that make up African Americans. So Thompson's statement is correct.

Should a Justice on the SC be more in touch with Americans or with the Law?

The Law is Americans.

but a SCJ shouldn't base their rulings on "being in touch with Americans".  Does anyone think Roe v Wade would have been decided in the way it was if the SC had been in touch with how americans felt at the time.


There's a significant difference between ruling in favor of laws that protect Americans, and ruling in favor of laws that take away rights and protections (or ruling opposed to laws that protect Americans). Thomas is completely in the latter category.
 
2014-05-01 09:16:16 AM
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Justice Thomas is bad at his job. It's not hard to explain that without being an stupid jackass about it and using racially charged language.
 
2014-05-01 09:16:17 AM

kronicfeld: Deathfrogg: kronicfeld: I disagree with Thomas on most things, but by what authority is he supposed to be loyal to his racial background over what he believes rightly or wrongly to be the law of the land?

The problem with that is Thomas doesn't care what the Law of the Land is, he rules the way he's paid to rule. He's Monsanto's boy on the Supreme Court.

Musikslayer: kronicfeld: I disagree with Thomas on most things, but by what authority is he supposed to be loyal to his racial background over what he believes rightly or wrongly to be the law of the land?

He shows unwavering loyalty to corporate interests, with very little "law" involved.

I could accept Thomas better if he were some sort of legal machine that only follows laws. He's not. He's corrupt as hell, he skirts laws and has no ethics of any kind. He won't recuse himself when he should, failed to report gobs of income, takes bribes, on and on. That means that he has no interest following the laws of the land since he feels he is above them.

Neither of which justifies use of a term that means "race-traitor."


Bullshiat. He's thoroughly betrayed the human race.
 
2014-05-01 09:19:05 AM

Deathfrogg: kronicfeld: I disagree with Thomas on most things, but by what authority is he supposed to be loyal to his racial background over what he believes rightly or wrongly to be the law of the land?

The problem with that is Thomas doesn't care what the Law of the Land is, he rules the way he's paid to rule. He's Monsanto's boy on the Supreme Court.


So racist...
 
2014-05-01 09:25:03 AM

Vodka Zombie: Oh.  I don't think it's just African Americans Justice Thomas is out of touch with.


This.  And that applies to probably most of the other Supreme Court Justices too:

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/04/scalia-two-cellphones-s us picious-supreme-court.html
 
2014-05-01 09:25:52 AM

Mrbogey: Deathfrogg: kronicfeld: I disagree with Thomas on most things, but by what authority is he supposed to be loyal to his racial background over what he believes rightly or wrongly to be the law of the land?

The problem with that is Thomas doesn't care what the Law of the Land is, he rules the way he's paid to rule. He's Monsanto's boy on the Supreme Court.

So racist...


Would you be happier if he put on a dress and became Monsanto's girl?
 
2014-05-01 09:26:22 AM

Deathfrogg: kronicfeld: I disagree with Thomas on most things, but by what authority is he supposed to be loyal to his racial background over what he believes rightly or wrongly to be the law of the land?

The problem with that is Thomas doesn't care what the Law of the Land is, he rules the way he's paid to rule. He's Monsanto's boy on the Supreme Court.


Yep, it really does not appear that he is basing his decisions on anything outside of where can he get a good paycheck. He did not recuse himself from the ACA case when his wife was being paid $650k a year as a lobbyist against the ACA. It is hard to find a more blatant conflict of interest.
 
2014-05-01 09:27:46 AM
Zeb Hesselgresser: 21 years in Congress,
Sponsored Legislation (1),
Legislation Passed (0),
Laws Repealed (0).


So you don't understand the notion of "political party", or at least "rank and file". Interesting.
 
2014-05-01 09:41:13 AM
truth hurts.
 
2014-05-01 09:46:11 AM

Zeb Hesselgresser: Thompson, I'm sure he's a . . .  *google*

21 years in Congress, Sponsored Legislation (1), Legislation Passed (0),
Laws Repealed (0).

Useless.


So move to his district and run against him. You're campaign slogan could be, "At least I'll do SOMETHING." Or would that be racist?
 
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