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Justice Thomas: Any black president must be approved by ‘elites’

May 6, 2013, 12:32 pm CDT


News flash Justice Thomas, any president must be approved by 'elites', regardless of race.

By NoleLaw on 2013 05 06, 12:53 pm CDT

True enough, NoleLaw, but Thomas is too self-important and myopic to see that. Even Rocky Balboa level development is beyond him now.

By Pushkin on 2013 05 06, 2:42 pm CDT

I don't blame Obama for not wantinfg or needing an "in depth conversation" with Thomas. They have nothing in common other than distant ancestry -- fotunately.

By AndytheLawyer on 2013 05 06, 3:14 pm CDT

Thomas will certainly go down in history, as one of the least qualified to sit on the bench. But he would say that is because the elites and the media are against him

By hawkeye on 2013 05 06, 3:15 pm CDT

What's "elite" code for? Smart, educated people?

If Thomas did not want to become an "elite," why did he go to Yale Law School?

Is anyone in America more "elite" than a U.S. Supreme Court justiced?

By AndytheLawyer on 2013 05 06, 3:16 pm CDT

@3 Obama is incapable of an "in depth conversation", or for that matter, any conversation, unless without his teleprompter and handlers present. Obama is probably one of the least read, least analytical Presidents we have had in recent memory.

By Yankee on 2013 05 06, 3:54 pm CDT

#6 -- How astonishing that in 2 out of 3 debates Romney could not best Obama, who argued without benefit of handlers or teleprompters.

By AndytheLawyer on 2013 05 06, 4:41 pm CDT

@1 and @2. Ronald Reagan and George W Bush were not approved of by the media "elites" to which Thomas refers.

By Ted on 2013 05 06, 4:57 pm CDT

@6: Hey Yankee, some free advice - re-read your sentence. Your word, grammar, and sentences choices convey the opposite of what you had intended. :)

By EsqinAustin on 2013 05 06, 5:29 pm CDT

Yankee's handlers do not oversee his commenting on the ABAJournal...

By NoleLaw on 2013 05 06, 5:32 pm CDT

Thomas is correct. Apparently no one here remembers the beginning:

"I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy," Biden said. "I mean, that's a storybook, man." Joe Biden.

By Marc on 2013 05 06, 6:05 pm CDT

@11 Good observation, although you forgot to mention his "perfectly creased pants."

By Yankee on 2013 05 06, 6:23 pm CDT

Unclear why this is newsworthy. EVERY political and judicial appointment in this country is subject to the whim of the elites that you have allowed to capture and control your government.

By The Morningstar on 2013 05 06, 8:26 pm CDT


Which bar exam did you "wrote", Marc?

By Doodle Dandy on 2013 05 06, 11:30 pm CDT

@13 You ask: "Unclear why this is newsworthy."

Luci, for the Prince of Darkness, you are surprisingly modest, since you have in your claws the souls of the elite that control both the government and the media.

By Yankee on 2013 05 07, 1:11 am CDT


Thank you for admitting the existence of the vast right wing conspiracy. Not that there was ever any doubt that members of the conservative movement were anything other than footsoldiers in the Army of Darkness.

By Doodle Dandy on 2013 05 07, 1:25 am CDT

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