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Another Leftist Smear Attempt Falls Flat

Posted on Friday, March 11, 2022
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No matter what political party you align with, we can all agree that 2022 is going to be a blockbuster term for the Supreme Court. Cases regarding abortion, gun control, affirmative action are all poised to be ruled on this year.

In the past, the Left has used the Court to impose their radical ideology into the fabric of American society because they couldn’t use the electoral process to do it. Now they fear the Court is no longer hospitable to these efforts.

They face steep odds of success in these foregoing cases because of what progressives call the “conservative super-majority.” Consequently, they have taken every opportunity possible to sow public distrust with the nation’s highest court.

After a campaign of complicity in this effort in 2020, Joe Biden created a “bipartisan” commission to assess what changes, if any, should be made to the Court in order to ensure its legitimacy. It wasn’t bipartisan in any true sense, and its creation served to erode the power and autonomy of the Court.

Now the left has moved to attack the Court in a new way. Democrats have focused on a new target: Ginni Thomas, spouse of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Their claim:  She is too effective in politics and, as a result, has an undue influence on her husband.

The smear effort against Ginni Thomas is really just an attempt to influence the court to back away from its duty to uphold the Constitution and the rights our founders fought for.

Never before has the spouse of a Justice been targeted in this way. In fact, in Washington, it was heretofore verboten to go after the spouse of any Washington figure. This included the spouses of figures in the media, the White House, or in Congress. It was always understood that a spouse was and is their own person separate and apart from the person they were married to – e.g., see Michelle Obama generally.

Aside from being married to the longest-tenured Justice on the bench, Mrs. Thomas [HC1] has been a politically active conservative since before the two met in the late 80’s. Her parents played large roles in Barry Goldwater’s political campaigns, and after graduating from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, Mrs. Thomas came to DC to work on the Hill, and there she met Clarence Thomas. Being a movement conservative is no crime or anything to apologize for.

In recent years she has worked with the conservative think tank the Heritage Foundation, as well as helping build Turning Point USA (TPUSA) into one of the strongest conservative groups for young Americans in the nation. [HC2] Now the left wants to impute her beliefs to her husband in his role as Justice of the Supreme Court and argue that he must recuse himself from any case in which she has even the slightest opinion. 

This 19th-century throwback that women are to be seen and not heard is ridiculous, and the left should be ashamed of being associated with it in any way. 

In fact, it is made up just for Ginni Thomas.

Could you imagine Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg being asked to recuse herself from any tax cases that come before the Supreme Court because her husband was a noted DC tax attorney?

But this is what the left is claiming in unison. In a series of articles from the New Yorker to CNN and even the LA Times, Ginni Thomas has been unfairly pilloried for being an independent thinker. These attacks never identify criminal acts, instead offering only salacious allegations. They use language more reminiscent of the “known thespian” charge leveled against Rep. Claude Pepper of Florida in 1950 than any serious effort to outline wrongdoing.

The most incendiary article thus far came from The New Yorker in February. Among other things, the author accuses Thomas of being associated with “hardline groups” like the Council of National Policy, Center for Security Policy, and Project Veritas. In other words, they charge her with being a known conservative.

Allegedly since Ginni Thomas helped TPUSA to facilitate the transportation of TPUSA volunteers to Washington DC on Jan 6th, she is somehow culpable for any criminal acts that occurred that day.

Although it is common for the Left to take an embellished narrative and run with it, there has been absolutely no evidence to support the claim that Thomas had any involvement with any of the criminal acts charged after Jan 6. But articles from The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and Market Watch have engaged in a coordinated attack against Thomas.

In the 30 plus years that Justice Clarence Thomas has been on the Supreme Court, the role of a spouse has not been an issue, even when it might have been legitimately.

According to Mark Paoletta’s article from The Washington Examiner[HC3], Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s husband Martin (beloved by the left) was given a free pass for his career choices.   Fried, Frank, and Harris, the DC law firm where Martin was a partner, filed 3 amicus briefs on cases heard by Ginsburg and her Supreme Court colleagues. She did not recuse herself in any of these cases, and not a peep was raised by any on the left.

RGB also participated in cases that her daughter Jane had written about while the case was pending before the Supreme court. In fact, one of the articles was actually cited by the petitioners in a case. Ultimately Justice Ginsburg ended up affirming her daughter’s position.

We cannot have a “heads you win, tails I lose” standard for the spouse of Justices or even for Presidents. Ironically, the left and the media haven’t been concerned at all about President Biden’s family’s behavior to influence or enrich themselves financially (even though criminal investigations are underway), and there is no reason to start a new standard for non-criminal allegations now.

What other changes would this Leftist ideology yield? Will the spouses of Senators be allowed to publicly express opinions supporting their partners or even opposing them? Should Dr. Jill Biden have limits imposed on her for any of her influence on the President’s policies since they have such a large effect on the trajectory of this nation? Where does this approach end?

This totally unworkable recusal standard has been trotted out solely because Justice Thomas is the most influential member of the Supreme Court. But it is for his commitment to the Constitution and its precepts that he is now the most widely known and highly regarded member of the Court.

Instead of trying to influence the rulings of the Court, progressives should tackle the hard work of persuasion – also known as winning elections – to change public policy in America. That’s what our founders believed.

Horace Cooper is an author and legal commentator. He is also a senior fellow with the National Center for Public Policy Research.

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Garye
Garye
1 year ago

Ah yes, the marxist democrat party attacks anyone who opposes their destroy America tactics with vicious character assassination!
When will people wake up to exactly what SCUM they are dealing with???
The democrats care ONLY about power and money, not America, not the Citizens, not Our Children, not the races or genders they pretend are important.
ONLY themselves.
They are arrogant, immoral, greedy,corrupt, godless,racist, divisive, self serving traitors!!!
WAKE UP , THROW THEM OUT!

PFArizona
PFArizona
1 year ago

Fabulous Woman!

Dave
Dave
1 year ago

If the court wishes to maintain its independence and be held generaly in high regard, than it must uphold the Constitution and disregard the “consequences” of its decisions (commonly refered to as legislating from the bench). Period. End. Of. Story.

Morbious
Morbious
1 year ago

Clarence Thomas has the cojones of a lion.

Philip Hammersley
Philip Hammersley
1 year ago

Notorious RBG conducted a “gay wedding” (there is actually no such thing) while the “gay wedding” case was before the SCOTUS. Did SHE recuse herself?
The head judge on the 9th “Circus” oversaw a case concerning Planned Parenthood while his WIFE was CA PP president! Any recusal there?

PLGJ
PLGJ
1 year ago

Tampering with the spouse of a Supreme Court Justice should be a criminal offense… High treason, perhaps. High treason is one of only a handful of nonviolent criminal charges which can result in the death penalty.

Rochelle Dunlap
Rochelle Dunlap
1 year ago

So you don’t find it concerning that she attended the Jan 6 insurrection and that her husband may be deciding cases against the traitors? That she funded some of them?

Phyl
Phyl
1 year ago

The demoncrats will do anything to anybody to get their agenda through. Honestly, I believe the party must have been created in Hell. It is pure evil.

Judy K.
Judy K.
1 year ago

Why did this article just get sent to my email today around noon when it’s already been seen by others on here for at least two days now! What’s the point of joining the conversation if most have already moved on??

Carol
Carol
1 year ago

This is a ploy the Democrats have used for a long time on anyone they deem, in their way to total control. I hope this backfires in their faces! But this reminds me of Hillary and some of her rhetoric when she ran for President. She wanted nothing but to outlaw anything conservative as being domestic terrorism! With the climate of our nation today, this looks like the Democrats playbook, which won’t end well for anyone!

Wanda
Wanda
1 year ago

They have been attacking this man since the day he was a candidate for the court. These sleezy slime swamp creatures tried to get his appointment to the court stopped. As far as the Court losing the people’s trust, that is already a proven fact….when the Court says that you have to subject yourself to a posionous jab and purchase insurance that you do not want….that really undermines their integrity…I believe starting with Roberts and the other liberals on this court need to reread the entire Constitution and should have to pass an exam to continue in their job on the court.

Judy K.
Judy K.
1 year ago

The Commies are still working feverishly going after Pres. Trump.
They don’t appear to be having much luck…speaking about the NY Attorney who said she would do everything in her power to bring him down. That was over six months ago and haven’t heard a word since.
And of course the Left is going after Justice Thomas, the greatest champion of American Patriotism as well as a Constitutionalist, which the demon Left is doing everything in their power to destroy.
It was Nancy Pelosi that muttered something about how they smear their opponents in some press briefing. I wish I could remember exactly what she said; maybe somebody here can help with that. Anyway, that is the only recourse they have when they lose to the truth. They are as evil as anything I’ve ever seen in my lifetime.
Keep praying! God must not be done yet, because we’re still here….don’t know how much longer though. Things are SO bad in this country.

Sharon Ormsby
Sharon Ormsby
1 year ago

Goodness, have never heard her name or anything about her work. Sounds truly suspicious to me. Making a mountain out of a molehill.

Chiron Venezelos
Chiron Venezelos
1 year ago

This is the first time I recall ever hearing Justice Clarence Thomas’ wife’s name. “Too effective in politics?” As Joe Bitem would say “C’mon man.”

AJB
AJB
1 year ago

The leftists just can’t wrap their racist minds around the fact that not all people of color want to remain enslaved on the democratic plantation but that doesn’t stop them from smearing those who can think for themselves!

David Millikan
David Millikan
1 year ago

We had ADULTS in White House with PRESIDENT TRUMP who DIDN’T need a NAP 30 Minutes after he got up to be followed by MORE NAPS.
Now we have 2 year olds running IRRESPONSIBLY and the WORLD is PAYING the PRICE. ESPECIALLY the UNITED STATES of AMERICA.
The SOCIALIST/COMMUNIST Democrat party has ALWAYS been 2-Faced.
I learned that 50 years ago when they tried to get their hooks into me with their DOUBLE STANDARDS.
Justice Thomas is an HONORABLE MAN and his wife a Lovely Lady.
To attack Justice Thomas and Mrs. Thomas just shows not only what length the SOCIALIST/COMMUNIST Democrats will go but it shows that they are nothing but COWARDS.
USA 1ST

PaulE
PaulE
1 year ago

Character assassination, outright lies, planting false stories and attempting to undermine governmental bodies for their own political agenda are all well-worn tactics employed by the Democrat Party for many, many decades. This is no different. The one thing you can say about the Democrat Party is it is relentless in its pursuit of winning by any means, legal or illegal, necessary. Hopefully, this obvious attempt to sway members of the Court won’t be successful. However, given past experiences, Chief Justice John Roberts is likely to vote whichever way ensures his social life within the D.C. beltway continues without interruption.

Charlie
Charlie
1 year ago

Now let’s talk about the insider trading happening in Congress. Until they finally outlaw members of Congress trading stocks idgaf what the wife of Clarence Thomas does

Max
Max
1 year ago

This shows just how desperate the Democrats are becoming as they have unable to get their agenda forwarded and passed. This is another side track by the Demos to focus the people’s attention elsewhere so their disastrous agenda can be passed before they lose control of the House and Senate.

Garye
Garye
1 year ago

Ah yes, the marxist democrat party attacks anyone who opposes their destroy America tactics with vicious character assassination!
When will people wake up to exactly what SCUM they are dealing with???
The democrats care ONLY about power and money, not America, not the Citizens, not Our Children, not the races or genders they pretend are important.
ONLY themselves.
They are arrogant, immoral, greedy,corrupt, godless,racist, divisive, self serving traitors!!!
WAKE UP , THROW THEM OUT!

PFArizona
PFArizona
1 year ago

Fabulous Woman!

Dave
Dave
1 year ago

If the court wishes to maintain its independence and be held generaly in high regard, than it must uphold the Constitution and disregard the “consequences” of its decisions (commonly refered to as legislating from the bench). Period. End. Of. Story.

Morbious
Morbious
1 year ago

Clarence Thomas has the cojones of a lion.

Philip Hammersley
Philip Hammersley
1 year ago

Notorious RBG conducted a “gay wedding” (there is actually no such thing) while the “gay wedding” case was before the SCOTUS. Did SHE recuse herself?
The head judge on the 9th “Circus” oversaw a case concerning Planned Parenthood while his WIFE was CA PP president! Any recusal there?

PLGJ
PLGJ
1 year ago

Tampering with the spouse of a Supreme Court Justice should be a criminal offense… High treason, perhaps. High treason is one of only a handful of nonviolent criminal charges which can result in the death penalty.

Rochelle Dunlap
Rochelle Dunlap
1 year ago

So you don’t find it concerning that she attended the Jan 6 insurrection and that her husband may be deciding cases against the traitors? That she funded some of them?

Phyl
Phyl
1 year ago

The demoncrats will do anything to anybody to get their agenda through. Honestly, I believe the party must have been created in Hell. It is pure evil.

Judy K.
Judy K.
1 year ago

Why did this article just get sent to my email today around noon when it’s already been seen by others on here for at least two days now! What’s the point of joining the conversation if most have already moved on??

Carol
Carol
1 year ago

This is a ploy the Democrats have used for a long time on anyone they deem, in their way to total control. I hope this backfires in their faces! But this reminds me of Hillary and some of her rhetoric when she ran for President. She wanted nothing but to outlaw anything conservative as being domestic terrorism! With the climate of our nation today, this looks like the Democrats playbook, which won’t end well for anyone!

Wanda
Wanda
1 year ago

They have been attacking this man since the day he was a candidate for the court. These sleezy slime swamp creatures tried to get his appointment to the court stopped. As far as the Court losing the people’s trust, that is already a proven fact….when the Court says that you have to subject yourself to a posionous jab and purchase insurance that you do not want….that really undermines their integrity…I believe starting with Roberts and the other liberals on this court need to reread the entire Constitution and should have to pass an exam to continue in their job on the court.

Judy K.
Judy K.
1 year ago

The Commies are still working feverishly going after Pres. Trump.
They don’t appear to be having much luck…speaking about the NY Attorney who said she would do everything in her power to bring him down. That was over six months ago and haven’t heard a word since.
And of course the Left is going after Justice Thomas, the greatest champion of American Patriotism as well as a Constitutionalist, which the demon Left is doing everything in their power to destroy.
It was Nancy Pelosi that muttered something about how they smear their opponents in some press briefing. I wish I could remember exactly what she said; maybe somebody here can help with that. Anyway, that is the only recourse they have when they lose to the truth. They are as evil as anything I’ve ever seen in my lifetime.
Keep praying! God must not be done yet, because we’re still here….don’t know how much longer though. Things are SO bad in this country.

Sharon Ormsby
Sharon Ormsby
1 year ago

Goodness, have never heard her name or anything about her work. Sounds truly suspicious to me. Making a mountain out of a molehill.

Chiron Venezelos
Chiron Venezelos
1 year ago

This is the first time I recall ever hearing Justice Clarence Thomas’ wife’s name. “Too effective in politics?” As Joe Bitem would say “C’mon man.”

AJB
AJB
1 year ago

The leftists just can’t wrap their racist minds around the fact that not all people of color want to remain enslaved on the democratic plantation but that doesn’t stop them from smearing those who can think for themselves!

David Millikan
David Millikan
1 year ago

We had ADULTS in White House with PRESIDENT TRUMP who DIDN’T need a NAP 30 Minutes after he got up to be followed by MORE NAPS.
Now we have 2 year olds running IRRESPONSIBLY and the WORLD is PAYING the PRICE. ESPECIALLY the UNITED STATES of AMERICA.
The SOCIALIST/COMMUNIST Democrat party has ALWAYS been 2-Faced.
I learned that 50 years ago when they tried to get their hooks into me with their DOUBLE STANDARDS.
Justice Thomas is an HONORABLE MAN and his wife a Lovely Lady.
To attack Justice Thomas and Mrs. Thomas just shows not only what length the SOCIALIST/COMMUNIST Democrats will go but it shows that they are nothing but COWARDS.
USA 1ST

PaulE
PaulE
1 year ago

Character assassination, outright lies, planting false stories and attempting to undermine governmental bodies for their own political agenda are all well-worn tactics employed by the Democrat Party for many, many decades. This is no different. The one thing you can say about the Democrat Party is it is relentless in its pursuit of winning by any means, legal or illegal, necessary. Hopefully, this obvious attempt to sway members of the Court won’t be successful. However, given past experiences, Chief Justice John Roberts is likely to vote whichever way ensures his social life within the D.C. beltway continues without interruption.

Charlie
Charlie
1 year ago

Now let’s talk about the insider trading happening in Congress. Until they finally outlaw members of Congress trading stocks idgaf what the wife of Clarence Thomas does

Max
Max
1 year ago

This shows just how desperate the Democrats are becoming as they have unable to get their agenda forwarded and passed. This is another side track by the Demos to focus the people’s attention elsewhere so their disastrous agenda can be passed before they lose control of the House and Senate.

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