And the winner of the Lying Hypocrite award goes to…Clarence Thomas.
He also lashed out at his critics, without naming them, asserting they “seem bent on undermining” the High Court as an institution. Such criticism, Thomas warned, could erode the ability of American citizens to fend off threats to their way of life.
“You all are going to be, unfortunately, the recipients of the fallout from that – that there’s going to be a day when you need these institutions to be credible and to be fully functioning to protect your liberties,” he said.
Yes, that was Supreme Court Justice Thomas speaking to a gathering of conservative law students…the same Justice Thomas who in 2008 attended the Koch brothers annual fundraiser for the conservative movement’s top movers and shakers…the Justice Thomas whose wife is a founder of a Tea Party group and who has now started a government lobbying group which looks to repeal the health care bill…and the same Justice Thomas who ruled in favor of corporations having the unrestricted right to fund election ad campaigns and to do so anonymously. That guy.
And how does Thomas defend his actions in what is clearly a conflict of interests? He uses the old standby…
“…there is a price to pay today for standing in defense of your Constitution.”
Of course. Criticize Thomas, or teabaggers, or Palin, or Beck, or those who work towards the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, criticize Wisconsin’s union busting tactics or gun nuts who look to remove the sanest of gun control legislation…criticize these people in any way and what you get back is a fraud wrapped up in the flag, lamenting how the Constitution is under attack.
How ironic that a Supreme Court justice warns of the consequences of institutions losing their credibility when he himself has had a major role in weakening the credibility of the institution he was appointed to.