I don’t want to give a lot of burn to this story today, because sadly it is not news when a “Republican” Supreme Court justice takes a shot at the president of the United States. Conservative justices are just allowed to say crappy things about the president — this president — with everybody just accepting their partiality without calling for recusals. And depending on who gets to write what in Fisher, we’re going to have another opportunity to talk about Clarence Thomas’s ongoing jihad against black people in America who are not like him.
But we do have to at least mention Thomas’s latest slam at black people. As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, Justice Thomas suggested that Obama only got to be president because he was a black man who said things “approved” by the media and elites.
Funny, I’d think that talking about his long dong silver would be exactly the kind of thing elites expected to hear from a black man.
What’s really happening is that Thomas continues to think that people hate him because he’s a black conservative, when really people hate him because he’s a black a**hole…
I know that there are a lot of people out there who think that I and other African-American commentators dislike Thomas just because he’s black and has conservative views. Thomas, for instance, is one of those people. Thomas doesn’t get that while I disagree with, say, Herman Cain, I don’t find people like him or Michael Steele to be self-loathing voices against racial equality in America. Most black Republicans I know are just like most white Republicans I know: dudes who care more about themselves and their God than about anybody else.
Thomas is something different entirely. Thomas goes around trying to close opportunities he benefited from because he’s strangely embarrassed by receiving the opportunity. Thomas is bitter about his race. It’s actually Thomas that goes around “playing the race card” constantly. He brings up race where it doesn’t belong to disguise and confuse issues.
That’s what he did with his famous “high-tech lynching” line. We were talking about a man accused of talking about pubic hair in soda pop and “Long Dong Silver.” Thomas was the one who responded to those questions with this: “You will be lynched, destroyed, caricatured by a committee of the U.S. Senate rather than hung from a tree.”
Are you kidding me? Ask Bill Clinton if the Senate makes a big deal over sexual indiscretion just because of race. Can you imagine how Fox would howl if a liberal nominee charged with the same allegations had equated his confirmation hearing to a lynching?
You see, Thomas is totally willing to use the specter of racism when he thinks it helps him. He’s totally willing to use it as an excuse for the mistreatment he perceives he’s gotten from the media. In fact, Thomas is very concerned with racism that happens to him, he just doesn’t really give a crap about it if it happens to anybody else.
Now that we’ve all remembered some of Thomas’s history, let’s look at his latest barb. From Fox Nation:
Oh yeah, I guess I’ve always thought there would be black coaches, heads of universities — maybe again as I said I’m naïve but the thing I always knew is that it would have to be a black president who was approved by the elites and the media because anybody that they didn’t agree with, they would take apart. And that will happen with virtually — you pick your person, any black person who says something that is not the prescribed things that they expect from a black person will be picked apart. You can pick anybody, don’t pick me, pick anyone who has decided not to go along with it; there’s a price to pay. So, I always assumed it would be somebody the media had to agree with.
What a useless and vapid statement. Notice how Thomas doesn’t say what these so-called “prescribed things” are that Obama said that some other black Presidential candidate wouldn’t have said? This is the kind of dog-whistle racism that the Republicans have been practicing for a generation: it’s a wink and a nod to a racial code we’re all suppose to know. But if you break it down, nobody actually knows what the hell Thomas is talking about here.
What did Obama say, precisely, that was “prescribed”? And who prescribed it? Don’t wink and nod like a bitch; you have lifetime tenure, say what you mean.
I think it’s obvious that Thomas thinks he has said some things that are unexpected from a black man, and has thus been picked apart. This is classic Thomas. He feels like he has gone against the grain and has had to “pay a price.” Yes, because being a Supreme Court justice is really like taking a pound of flesh out of a brother for daring to go against the all-powerful black establishment.
Thomas wants us to think that his “legacy” will be marred by elites and media people who punish him for being a black man who dared to say things that people didn’t want to hear.
Thomas has confused himself with Al Sharpton. Sharpton is a black man who has said all kinds of things that elites don’t want to hear, that the media finds laughable, and that makes other black people put their heads in their hands in shame. He has been caricatured and dismissed. He’s been picked apart and his presidential campaign was viewed as a quotable distraction. If somebody wants to act like he wasn’t elite enough to be president, it’s him.
But Thomas’s legacy is not one of uncomfortable truths, as he would have us believe. Instead, Thomas is a guy who wants to believe that race has ruined his legacy. He wants to believe that he’s not loved because of the media and so-called “elites.” He’s getting old now, and he’s probably starting to realize his obituary will start with something like, “Controversial BLACK Supreme Court justice died today. He’s best remembered for the sexual harassment allegations that plagued his confirmation hearings.”
Faced with that likely reality, he’s doing what he always does, which is to blame his race.