It's still early in June, but not too early to name Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Right-Wing Douchebag of the Month.
In 2000, Thomas cast the deciding vote in Gore v. Bush, giving Florida and the Presidency to our current "leader". To be fair, all of the Justices selected by Democratic presidents voted in favor of Gore, and all selected by Republican presidents chose Bush. How surprising. But Thomas shouldn't have voted. The day after Bush was declared the winner, Thomas' wife Virginia was named director of the Bush White House Transition Team. Conflict of interest, anyone?
But the one thing, in my opinion, that forever brands Judge Thomas as a world class douchebag, occurred during his confirmation hearings.
After a day or two of testimony and questioning regarding sexual harassment allegations against him, Clarence Thomas announced that the proceedings were nothing more than "a high-tech lynching of an uppitity black man."
Bravo, because it worked. As soon as those spineless pseudo-liberals on the Senate Judiciary Committee heard the word "lynching" they backed the fuck off.
As a white man, I may have no right to say what I'm about to say, but it's my dying blog, so here goes. A lot of people made sacrifices and risked their lives so Clarence Thomas could have the opportunities he's had in life. A lot of civil rights martyrs actually were lynched; lynched as in hung from a fucking tree by a wild mob of hilljack savages, not inconvenienced by millionaires in front of television cameras.
Those people gave their lives so one day Clarence Thomas could go to Yale and become a lawyer and eventually a judge. He repaid them with a constant stream of piss throughout his judicial career, always siding against them in favor of interests that would have, just decades before, denied him the right to vote. But the mothercuntfucking moment he was in trouble he played the "lynching" card. FUCK HIM.
I'll never forget a picture I saw of Clarence Thomas standing between Senators Jessie Helms and Strom Thurmond, his arms placed around two of the most notorious racists and segregationists our country has known.
I actually shouted at the picture "Hey, Thomas, THOSE GUYS FUCKING HATE YOU. They don't think you're human because of the color of your skin. They don't want your children to go to school with their grandchildren."
Clarence Thomas knew they hated him, but he stood there with a big smile plastered on his face, openly defecating on the graves of those he would one day use to save his ass.