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The Hard Reich in the Republican Party Shows their True Stripes

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It appears that the Senate Judiciary Committee's Republicans have so far one solo talking point, that being that Justice Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American to ever serve on the Supreme Court, was an "activist judge," and because Elena Kagan clerked for him, she must be tainted by her association with him.

Marshall, of course, successfully argued before the Supreme Court - when he held the Solicitor General's job that Elena Kagan currently holds - that the 1898 Plessy versus Ferguson "separate but equal" racial doctrine should be overturned, and the Court unanimously agreed in its "Brown versus Board of Education" decision.

But these Southern State Senators, particularly Alabama's Jeff Sessions, are apparently still smarting over being forced by the Court to accept integration of workplaces, neighborhoods, and lunch counters.

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Once again, the hard reich in the Republican party shows their true stripes, and doesn't even have the common sense or moral compass to be embarrassed by it.

They mentioned Thurgood Marshall - in a negative context - nearly twice as many times in their opening remarks as they mentioned their other boogeyman, the current President of the United States, an African-American who wouldn't be President if Marshall hadn't successfully argued that case before the court.

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Thom Hartmann is a Project Censored Award-winning New York Times best-selling author, and host of a nationally syndicated daily progressive talk program on the Air America Radio Network, live noon-3 PM ET. His most recent books are "The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight," "Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rights," "We The People," "What Would Jefferson Do?," "Screwed: The Undeclared War (more...)

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though, as Solicitor General, she mighthave beenex... by Jill Herendeen on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 12:53:17 PM
Pretty offensive .... assuming one's negativity on... by Natalie Oberman on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 1:12:36 PM
to love some African Americans (Clarence Thomas, C... by BFalcon on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 5:46:56 PM
We have been enslaved and the Constitution suspend... by Mike Preston on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 2:16:16 PM
Your very informed writing does not reflect a lot ... by BFalcon on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 5:54:35 PM
I am upset that this board cannot state just how a... by Mike Preston on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 7:47:22 PM
Google is your friend. I've put in the time to dis... by Techknowledgie on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 10:01:21 PM
Mike...unlax... WHAT... is your problem? Who's bee... by Dak on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 9:01:02 PM
Dak, just who do you think BussschCo works for? Yo... by Techknowledgie on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 10:09:10 PM
I'm sure racist Democrats feel the same way. Most... by Techknowledgie on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 9:44:01 PM
You have an answer worthy of Mythland.Have a nice ... by Mike Preston on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 9:47:01 PM
If the author were authoritative he would have quo... by Mike Preston on Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 at 10:33:46 PM
Apparently you brought out some of the Hard Reich ... by E. Nelson on Thursday, Jul 1, 2010 at 12:04:33 PM
Because Obama is neither a liberal or a progressiv... by Peter Winkler on Thursday, Jul 1, 2010 at 10:31:28 PM