Clarence Thomas takes aim at liberals, Joe Biden in new documentary


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Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas sits as he is introduced during an event at the Library of Congress in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

 

By: Dawn Onley/TheGrio.com

U.S. Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas has a bone to pick with the “modern day liberal.”

In a new documentary entitled: “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words,” he slams Democrats and particularly presidential hopeful, Joe Biden, for the way he was treated during his 1991 confirmation hearings.

“There’s different sets of rules for different people,” Thomas says in the documentary,  according to ABC News, whose reporters were allowed an early view of the documentary, set to air in select theaters early 2020, and on PBS in the spring. “If you criticize a Black person who’s more liberal, you’re a racist. Whereas you can do whatever to me, or to now (HUD Secretary) Ben Carson, and that’s fine, because you’re not really Black because you’re not doing what we expect Black people to do.”

Then Thomas goes on to slam liberals in general.

“I felt as though in my life I had been looking at the wrong people as the people who would be problematic toward me. We were told that, ‘Oh, it’s gonna be the bigot in the pickup truck; it’s gonna be the Klansmen; it’s gonna be the rural sheriff,’ ” Thomas says in the documentary, according to ABC News. “But it turned out that through all of that, ultimately the biggest impediment was the modern day liberal.”

 

“Do I have like stupid written on the back of my shirt? I mean come on. We know what this is all about,” Thomas says in the film, according to ABC News. “People should just tell the truth: ‘This is the wrong Black guy; he has to be destroyed.’ Just say it. Then now we’re at least honest with each other.”

Thomas said the Anita Hill sexual harassment allegations were an attempt “to get rid of me.” But after he was confirmed, the thing was “to undermine me.”

 

He never mentions Biden directly by name in the documentary, but when filmmakers ask him to discuss Biden’s questions during his confirmation hearings that deal with natural law, Thomas said: “I have no idea what he was talking about. I understood what he was trying to do. I didn’t really appreciate it,” Thomas said. “Natural law was nothing more than a way of tricking me into talking about abortion.”

Bill Russo, deputy communications director for Biden, told ABC News: “Then-Senator Biden voted against Clarence Thomas in the Senate Judiciary Committee, he argued against him on the Senate floor, and he voted against his confirmation to a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court. It is no surprise that Justice Thomas does not have a positive view of him.”

“Created Equal” was produced by Michael Pack and Manifold Productions, conservative filmmakers. Thomas reportedly sat for more than 22 hours of interviews last year and the documentary is being sold as a way for Thomas to tell his story “truly and fully, without cover-ups or distortions.”

Published by CityFella

Big city fella, Born and Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lived in New York (a part time New Yorker) for three years . I have lived in the Sacramento area since 1993. When I first moved here, I hated it. Initially found the city too conservative for my tastes. A great place to raise children however too few options for adults . The city has grown up, there is much to do here. The city suffers from low self esteem in my opinion, locals have few positive words to say about their hometown. visitors and transplants are amazed at what they find here. From, the grand old homes in Alkali Flats, and the huge trees in midtown, there are many surprises in Sacramento. Theater is alive is this area . And finally ,there is a nightlife... In.downtown midtown, for the young and not so young. My Criticism is with local government. There is a shortage of visionaries in city hall. Sacramento has long relied on the state, feds and real estate for revenue. Like many cities in America,Downtown Sacramento was the hub of activity in the area. as the population moved to the suburbs and retail followed. The city has spent millions to revive downtown. Today less than ten thousand people live downtown. No one at city hall could connect the dots. Population-Retail. Business says Sacramento is challenging and many corporations have chosen to set up operations outside the cities limits. There is vision in the burbs. Sacramento has bones, there are many good pieces here, leaders seem unable or unwilling to put those pieces together into. Rant aside, I love it here. From the trees to the rivers. But its the people here that move me. Sacramento is one of the most integrated cities in America. I find I'm welcome everywhere. The spices work in this city of nearly 500,000 and for the most part these spices blend well together. From Ukrainians to Hispanics and a sizable gay community, all the spices seem to work well here. I frequently travel and occasionally I will venture into a city with huge racial borders, where its unsafe to visit after certain hours. I haven't found it here. I cant imagine living in a community where there is one hue or one spice. I love the big trees, Temple Coffee House, the Alhambra Safeway, Zelda's Pizza, Bicyclist in Midtown, The Mother Lode Saloon, Crest Theater, and the Rivers. I could go on and I might. Sacramento is home.

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