To prove just how mad they are, for three decades now, they have sung the same old song. Sometimes the tune varies a little, but the theme basically never changes and it always smacks of sour grapes and vengence. Mostly, they look a little silly, but their latest scheme to tear down Justice Thomas reeks of hypocrisy but few if any media outlets have taken notice.
Twenty House Democrats took it upon themselves to seize upon Justice Thomas' accidental omission of his wife's employment at the Heritage Foundation. An error which oops, the Heritage Foundation doesn't seem to be in on, because Mrs. Thomas was proudly listed as a staff member on their website, her articles hardly hidden from view, her participation in conferences and meetings well known to all.
Unlike 14 of the twenty House Democrats who went after Justice Thomas, whose own financial disclosure reports were riddled with errors and omissions and required resubmission. 14 out of 20.
A sample of three of these ethically challenged liberals includes :
· Oregon Dem Rep. Earl Blumenauer, who issued a public statement to the media attacking Justice Thomas, failed to mention his wife’s income from 2006 through 2010.
· Michigan Dem Rep. John Conyers Jr. made a mistake in listing his wife’s assets in his 2009 disclosure, and his wife Monica Conyers is serving a 37-month sentence for taking bribes in exchange for her votes on the Detroit City Council.
· Illinois Dem Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. had to correct his filings from 2004 through 2006. Why? Because, as he said in January 2009, it was “due to a clerical oversight my previous financial disclosure statements inadvertently omitted information about my wife’s outside income.”
Another name on the list of twenty attacking Clarence Thomas? Congressman Pete Stark, the wild Democrat from Fremont, California, who drops "F bombs" with ease, blamed Jewish colleagues for the Gulf War, accused all of Congressman J.C. Watts' children of being "born out of wedlock" and once called President Bush's HHS Secretary who happened to be black, "a disgrace to his race". Stark seems to be the poster child for someone seriously in need of anger management therapy, given the evidence of several Stark anecdotes that point to a clear lack of stability and judgment.
Even the San Francisco Chronicle said of Stark "Only a politician who assumes he has a job for life could behave so badly on a semi-regular basis by spewing personalized invective that might get him punched in certain East Bay taverns. Would-be challengers sometimes sense a whiff of opportunity, but the reality of taking on a 16-term Democrat in solidly liberal terrain is nothing short of daunting. Surely there must be someone along the shoreline between Alameda and Fremont who could represent the good citizens of the district with class and dignity. It's not the case now."
This is who is trying to destroy Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his family? Really?
The other side of the story that the mainstream media doesn't seem to be talking about are the left of center individuals who are not agreeing with the hysterical liberal assessments made thus far of Thomas' financial affairs and career choices. For example, Tom Goldstein, founder of ScotusBlog, a widely read blog on the Supreme Court; David Garrow, A professor at the University of Cambridge who is a self described liberal Democrat,; Richard L. Hasen, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine and; (this one will blow the socks off of most liberals) Retired Justice Stevens and Justice Breyer. Can you imagine the uproar that would ensue if 14 ethically challenged House Republicans decided to take on a liberal justice? Particularly if it had been an ongoing crusade for thirty years or so? (These folks clearly need a hobby.)
Hold on, folks, it gets better. Before Stark and his crew of 19 other House Democrats penned this letter complaining about Justice Thomas' financial disclosure forms, guess who was leading the charge for the left against Clarence Thomas?
Sorry, may owe some of you a keyboard if you were taking a sip of a beverage.