On Tuesday morning, Hillary Clinton spoke on CBS News to discuss the recent repeal of Roe v. Wade. This decision has been a major shock and ignited the left. We need to hear her thoughts on the matter, as she is a twice-failed, geriatric presidential candidate.
While her talking points were mostly pro-abortion rubbish and boilerplate, one moment stood out. Clinton used a number of racist tropes while attacking Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Gayle King dutifully nodded in agreement.
.@HillaryClinton: “I went to law school with [Justice Thomas]. He’s been a person of grievance for as long as I have known him — resentment, grievance, anger … Women are going to die, Gayle. Women will die.” pic.twitter.com/nUGWGFVJ3m
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) June 28, 2022
The “angry black men” is a long-standing racial stereotype. It has been used for centuries to justify racism against innocent people, and Hillary Clinton simply drops it like it’s nothing. It is amazing to see the double standards in action. What would you expect if a Republican politician accused Barack Obama of being a grievance-peddling, angry black man? It’s possible that this happened during Obama’s presidency. My memory is not perfect, but I can guarantee it was met by outrage and accusations.
Clinton’s remarks are still shockingly false. Thomas was raised during segregation, and he would be able to harbor resentment. Yet, he is one of the happiest, most caring people on the Supreme Court. His personality is not marked by anger. He’s best known for his ability to laugh at any situation and his ability to bring humor into it. I don’t think you have to believe that. Just a few weeks back, Justice Sonia Sotomayor described Thomas almost exactly in a defense.
Can we not also ask Clarence Thomas why he is being vilified so much? He is the most degraded and talked about among Democrats over this decision. Yet, he was only one vote in 6-3 Dobbs. Is it because of this hyper-focus on one black man on the court that mainline Democrats now use racist tropes to attack him? Clinton’s insults seem childish compared to the many examples of leftwingers calling Clinton slurs on social media, including the “n-word”.
We know the answer. The left views black Americans as political property and becomes more upset when Thomas does not follow their wishes than Justices Neil Gorsuch or Samuel Alito. Alito was the one who actually wrote the Dobbs decision. Clinton could have gone after them easily, but she chose Thomas as she believes she can insult him in any way she likes. As she does this, her inner bigot shines through.
To end, it is worth pointing out how much projection is in Clinton’s comments. She herself is actually an angry, grievance-peddling, privileged elite with an unhealthy obsession with power. When she goes after Thomas the way she did, she’s only tattling on herself.