Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Clarence Thomas' Wife Takes A Drink of "Tea"

The wife of Supreme Court Justice ClarenceThomas has launched a new conservative non-profit lobbying group called Liberty Central. She hopes to tap into the Tea Party movement and also solicit funds from corporate interests. A move made much easier by the the recent Supreme Court decision in the case of Citizens United. Corporate money can now flow into this lobbying group to fund ads against candidates, etc.

What would you expect from a woman who dubs President Obama's agenda "hard left?" Based on her warped perspective of where the current President falls on the the political spectrum Virginia Thomas has been called to duty. A recent quote from Mrs. Thomas "I am an ordinary citizen from Omaha, Neb., who just may have the chance to preserve liberty along with you and other people like you." I'm not sure if it is more troubling that the wife of a sitting Supreme Court Justice considers herself an "ordinary citizen" or that she is so alarmed by President Obama's open assault on "liberty." I guess I missed that hard left agenda and war against liberty, but I'm sure she and her tea party friends could enlighten me with one of their rhetoric laden, but light on the facts talking points. Another gem from Thomas: "I have felt called to the front lines with you, with my fellow citizens, to preserve what made America great." I guess I must be on the other side of the "front lines" because I voted for President Obama, right Mrs. Thomas?

It didn't trouble Thomas when she was working at the Heritage Foundation in 2000 helping to recruit staff members for the incoming Bush administration while her husband was hearing the Bush v. Gore case. No conflict there, no problem. So why would there be any perceived conflict when this "ordinary citizen" takes advantage of her husband's recent ruling and jumps head first into pushing the conservative agenda while in bed with the Tea Party and deep-pocketed corporate donors? This is why we can never rest. There is an endless supply of well-connected conservatives out there who cannot wait to bring their version of "liberty" to the United States.
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