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No Surprises Here

May 24th, 2010

A self-proclaimed “ordinary citizen from Omaha, Nebraska,” horrified by President Obama’s “hard-left agenda,” has set up a right-wing tea-party lobbying group. Having worked for a right-wing think tank, she is “a fan of Rush Limbaugh” and is “intrigued by Glenn Beck” and listens to him “carefully.” By all measures, this person is about as hard-right-wing as you can get.

It should be no surprise, then, that she is the wife of Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas. Justice Thomas recently represented the tie-breaking vote in a case (Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission) which allows organizations like his wife’s to spend unlimited amounts of corporate donations on political ads naming specific candidates without full disclosure of where the money came from. Naturally, he did not recuse himself.

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  1. Troy
    May 24th, 2010 at 13:51 | #1

    If the Republic falls, we’ve got a convenient date to pin when its fate was sealed.

  2. Tim Kane
    May 24th, 2010 at 19:43 | #2

    Staggers and horifies the mind that the wife of a Supreme Court Justice watches Glen Beck and is a fan of Rush Limbaugh.

    This is the place where once sat Oliver Wendall Holmes and Louis Brandies, and some of the greatest minds, and not just legal.

    This isn’t just a mental midget, it’s more like the opposite of Einstein in an negative universe. Baby Huey demonstrated more intellegence than that.

    I’m not sure what would be more blunt: to where a t-shirt that said “I am butt stupid” or to say “I’m a fan of Rush Limbaugh an intrigued by Glenn Beck.”

    I’d feel a tad bit better if Thomas divorced this women. It troubles me to think that she’s his soul mate. Ee-gads!

  3. August 12th, 2010 at 07:45 | #3

    Couldn’t this be the ultimate irony? Elton playing a mock-wedding (I give the ‘marriage’ six months, tops) for $1M and then giving the money to his AIDS charity?

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