MRS: Clarence Thomas: Tea Party Extraordinaire
Clarence Thomas, often referred to by Black folks as Uncle Thomas is perhaps the most unpopular Justice in the minds of many African American’s across the country, constantly measuring his “blackness” against his conservatism.
His card status gets even shakier when people realize his wife is a white woman, even though we know rationally that often one can’t help who they love.
From a 2007 60 Minutes profile:
He is the court’s only African American, and it’s most conservative member. He is arguably the most influential black man in the country, yet he is reviled by many in his own race for his opposition to government programs intended to help minorities.
He is often dismissed as a man of little accomplishment, an opportunistic black conservative who sold out his race, joined the Republican Party and was ultimately rewarded with an affirmative action appointment to the nation’s highest court, a sullen, intellectual lightweight so insecure he rarely opens his mouth in oral arguments.
As if Thomas’ conservative ways weren’t already under scrutiny, along comes an entirely uncharted dimension on the saga that is Clarence Thomas; his wife, Virginia Thomas.
Virginia Thomas, Ginni to her friends, has started a non-profit organization in support of the conservative Tea Party movement:
LibertyCentral.org is a non-profit, non-tax deductible organization which will have a user-friendly, entertaining, and educational website designed to provide an online community for visitors to preserve freedom and reaffirm the core founding principles.
Even though mainstream media likes to pretend the question of whether the Tea Partiers are racist is up in the air, those education on the movement know what “preserve freedom and reaffirm the core founding principles” means. It means they perceive a power-shift in our country; one where non-white people have the ability to make change, despite systemic barriers previously set in place. They fight change o any sort, not for the best interest of a nation, but to secure their own twisted, happy place at the expense of everyone else.
With 30 years of experience within the Washington beltway working alongside esteemed politicians like Dick Armey and for institutions like Hillsdale College, the Heritage Foundation and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Ginni is committed to serving as a clearinghouse for new and more effective online activism. Ginni, the ‘proud’ Nebraskan, is a fan of Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin and Laura Ingraham and other talk radio hosts. She is intrigued by Glenn Beck and listening carefully. She also enjoys motor homing and watching “24”.
Really? I couldn’t make that up if I tried.
This woman is a fan of Rush Limbaugh? The same racist who said that the President is a ‘halfrican American’, and an ‘affirmative action candidate?’
From the L.A. Times:
“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,” she said at a recent panel discussion with tea party leaders in Washington. Thomas went on to count herself among those energized into action by President Obama’s “hard-left agenda.”
Forget Sarah Palin people, this is the new star of the conservative movement. Pretty soon Ginni Thomas is going to be all over the place- she’s the wife of a sitting Supreme Court Judge, for goodness sake.
The “conflict of interest” debate has already sparked, but this train is moving and won’t be stopped any time soon. Ginni will simply refuse to talk about her husband’s work; she’ll maintain that this is “her thing”, and he has “his thing. Clarence won’t say anything on the matter- he hates the media, blaming them for the unfavorable public perception about him.
And most important, the media will “question” whether or not Tea Partiers really are racist, because now here comes one who is married to a prominent African American; can a white woman married to a black man be racist against black people?