Stupid is as stupid does Mama Gump
If you’re following the current saga of the almost moblike corruption of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas with anything more than passing interest, you should have some twitchy feelings and instincts right about now. I know because I’m following it with more than passing interest, and my antennae are humming.
Because every single one of this cast of characters are so. freaking. stupid! All their money and education, an d when they get caught with their fingers in the cookie jar, they toss out some lame sh*t like Mommy can’t see all of those crumbs all over their faces. Let’s just highlight a few.
We’ll start out with GOP super donor, and all around scumbag Harlan Crow. When ProPublica broke the news of the almost incestuous personal relationship between Crow and Justice Clarence Thomas, both men tried to fob off the lame sh*t that they were lifelong friends. It didn’t take much journalistic research to show that the first time that Crow was willing to bestow a private jet ride for his lifelong buddy wasn’t until after Thomas was already a sitting Supreme Court Justice. can’t you clowns do any better than that?
Now let’s move on to the infamous $500,000 private jet/super yacht vacation. in Indonesia. Thomas’ lame ass excuse was that he had been advised that he didn’t have to report it since it fell under the hospitality clause of the ethics rules. Under the hospitality clause, it excepts things like lodging, food, and entertainment. But now I’m confused.
Thomas is a sitting Justice on the Supreme Court. Isn’t he capable of reading the ethics rules for himself? Or if he’s too busy fluffing Harlan Crow, doesn’t he have a law clerk to do the grunt work of reading it for him and advising him? Because right in the middle of the hospitality clause is an alert that private transportation such as private jets or yachts is exempt. Meaning it has to be reported. And this *ss clown is busy telling hundreds of millions of American women what they can do with their own bodies?!
Let’s change gears for a moment. Same sh*t, different scumbag. GOP judicial carnival barker and Svengali Leonard Leo, the former head of the infamous Federalist Society, who personally engineered Trump’s takeover of the Supreme Court, wanted to throw a little largesse the Thomas’s way.
So he contacted all purpose Trumptard KellyAnne Conjob, and started funneling some long green from a non profit he controlled into her private polling company. From there he ordered her to make $10,000-20m000 payments to Thomas’s wife Ginni. But in his instructions to Conjob, Leo specifically to Keep Ginni’s name off the record of course. ProPublica estimates that Ginni Thomas hauled in close to $100,000 for her work on behalf of her r Conjob’s polling firm.
When confronted with his blatant bribery, Leo contended that none of the work that Thomas had done had anything to do with business before the Supreme Court. She was working for Conjob on polling data, even though Conjob is a professional pollster. But then Leo had to gild the lily. He said that whenever dealing with the Thomas’s, he did everything to protect their privacy and integrity. This ignored the fact that Leo’s non profit filed an Amicus Brief on a matter before Thomas in the court.
Really? About 15 years ago I lent my youngest daughter $2000 for a car. She paid me back in short order, and none of us tried to hide the fact that I lent her the money. If everything Leo and Conjob were doing was clean, ethical, and aboveboard, then why would Leo have to worry about trying to protect the Thomas’s reputation?
Last example, first scumbag. Thomas and his wife were raising his grand-nephew as their own. They sent him to a private high school, upscale. At one point Thomas declared a $5000 donation from personal friend to pay his grand-nephews school or that year. But when Harlan Crow took over making the payments, suddenly Thomas had a memory lapse, and forgot to self disclose the payments. Convenient memory lapse, huh?
When pressed about the payments, Crow’s flack responded simply that Crow had long been committed to helping the financially challenged to receiving a better education. Yeah, nice word salad Harlan. You stick with that. Whatever gets you through the night.
Me, I have a problem. Clarence Thomas is a sitting Supreme Court justice And before that he was an extremely successful lawyer in private practice. And before that, he was a highly successful private practice attorney, for many years.
So please explain to me, in what parallel universe does a multi millionaire lawyer and judge need charity in order to put his ward through an exclusive school? This entire episode shows that not only is Thomas uber corrupt, but he’s also uber cheap!
This sorry spectacle shows that all of these GOP Supreme Court Justices are not only blatantly corrupt, both they and their enablers feel totally privileged. They can say what they want, do what they want, and it doesn’t matter, because there is no accountability. The only question is, how much more disgrace can the Roberts court stand before the rest of the country starts to disregard every word that comes out of their bought mouths. And when that happens, there’s your constitutional crisis. A crisis of faith, which is all the Supreme Court has to sell.