Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Presidential Pick Hoplessly Unqualified

The president picked someone hopelessly unqualified for the Supreme Court. The nominee, Clarence Thomas, was a mediocre lawyer whose previous jobs included:
  • Two civil rights positions, where his primary focus was to undermine the anti-discrimination laws he was supposed to uphold, and where he was so incompetent that Congress had to intervene

  • A judge for the Court of Appeals for DC, where he had less than ONE YEAR of very undistinguished service.

And President Bush, laughably, said this was the best qualified candidate in the land.

What an embarrassment Thomas would be on our highest court.

Someone that unqualified might believe that the Establishment Clause (separation of Church and State) means that states could have Established Churches, or that the Commerce Clause means that you can’t regulate anything and therefore legislation such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the sick leave portions of the Family and Medical Leave, the Freedom of Access to Clinics Act, as well as minimum wage and maximum hour laws should all be repealed.

Someone that inexperienced might be afraid to ever ask questions. And an ideologue on the Court might make plain ignorant statements, such as there being
too much focus on rights
in this country. Not a good trait if you serve on the freaking Supreme Court.

But at least the nominee, according to George H.W. Bush, has “great empathy”. Such a worthy trait. One might hope that some future president, say in 2008, consider as a qualification someone who has a “quality of empathy” and not be smeared for it. (Hell, Thomas has so much empathy, he gives soda with body hair on it).

Just a small town rant on a person who truly was and still IS unqualified to be on the Supreme Court, and why no one gives a rats a__ about any complaints from the GOP against a really qualified and intelligent nominee like Sotomayor.

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