All the way back in his confirmation hearings, a much younger Joe Biden chaired the hearings of a much younger Clarence Thomas. The soon-to-be-confirmed Justice had strong language in his description of the process overseen under Biden’s gavel.
This is not a closed room. There was an FBI investigation. This is not an opportunity to talk about difficult matters privately or in a closed environment. This is a circus. It’s a national disgrace.
And from my standpoint as a black American, as far as I’m concerned, it is a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves, to do for themselves, to have different ideas, and it is a message that unless you kowtow to an old order, this is what will happen to you. You will be lynched, destroyed, caricatured by a committee of the U.S. — U.S. Senate, rather than hung from a tree. — AmericanRhetoric
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Anyone following the news lately cannot help but notice a concerted effort to discredit the six Justices nominated by Republican Presidents.
It follows an interesting pattern of things that the public are taught to collectively hate. When Trump became president, defeating his Democrat rival, we were told to hate the Electoral College. Fast forward four short years, when it advantaged Biden, and it is practically criminal even to express such feelings.
When Schumer shut down the government rather than let a Republican bill to fund the wall pass, opening it again when the power of the purse moved to Pelosi’s hand, it was heroic. Hashtag RESIST.
But McCarthy using the power of the purse to reign in runaway post-Covid spending? Unthinkable!
When SCOTUS was pushing social change like same-sex marriage rulings that even California voters were not ready to accept (see: Prop 8), they were heroes. But now that the other party has more influence than Dems for the first time in half a century, Dems have wasted no time in undermining, stigmatizing, demonizing it, and calling for ‘reforms’.
Any proposed reforms will be carefully designed to put more power in the hands of Democrats, as we can see by their failed move to pack the courts in Biden’s first year.
Ever since the Dobbs decision was leaked, the growing hostility to the Third Branch has been boiling over. Schumer denounced the co-equal branch by name. Dem Senators have tried to subpoena the Chief Justice. Congress is trying to exert control over them. AOC (whose hands are not clean on ethics violations) has demanded the resignation of Clarence Thomas despite zero indication of wrongdoing on his part.
Which brings us to the Judiciary hearings. They were designed as a continuation of the attack on the legitimacy of the court, specifically targeting the news conveniently dug up in hit pieces by hostile researchers trying to push this same agenda forward.
Ted Cruz was having none of it. He used his 5 minutes in that hearing to show the burning racial hatred the left has for Clarence Thomas, as well as explicitly racist media attacks, openly calling to discredit and destroy him to make an example of him.
He then shows the cynical nature of this Kangaroo Court by comparing the ‘offending’ behavior targeted by the left with the behavior of his peers on the left who they do NOT consider to be corrupt.
He does acknowledge ONE thing is corrupt here, though. The hearings themselves are corrupt becasue the are dishonest.