Yesterday, the Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act. Liberals went ballistic. Chris Matthews started his show Hardball by saying "goodbye voting rights!" Who's to blame? Well, it's obviously the black guy on the Supreme Court: Clarence Thomas. Racial epithets and liberals lusting for his death were just some of the vitriol hurled at the sitting jurist. White liberals commenting about how they feel that Thomas doesn't know he's black was common. References to Samuel L. Jackson's character in Django Unchained were pervasive on Twitter. Yet, here are the top ten racist tweets presented to you by the tolerant left.
That's just classy, bro.
We have an independently thinking black man on the Supreme Court. It's the end of the world!
I'm reading the definition of racism right now.
Yeah, I'm not touching that one.
OR maybe you should just stop tweeting racist things.
She overestimates the political reach of the KKK. Also, saying Thomas is one of them is, well, despicable.
Minnesota House Rep. Winkler (a Democrat) deleted this tweet shortly after, but doesn't seem able to comprehend why "Uncle Tom" is a racist term.
Yet, that didn't stop this person from using it.
Yes, some of the racism was derived from black Americans, but that doesn't make it any less awful. As Prof. William Jacobson at Legal Insurrection posted on June 25, "Here’s a key portion of the decision: Our decision in no way affects the permanent, nationwide ban on racial discrimination in voting found in §2." Additionally, counties targeted under Section 4 were given the option to "bailout" if they met certain criteria. This was put in place in 1982.
States' voting procedures shouldn't have to be put under the magnifying glass by Washington in 2013. Times have changed. Yes, voting and racial discrimination still exist, but striking down Section 4 isn't going to end with the re-institution of slavery. That would be unconstitutional. Additionally, for liberals who don't trust states to enforce their electoral codes, then they cannot honestly support the U.S. Constitution, since states' rights is a cornerstone of our founding document.
Regardless, these tweets lobbed at Clarence Thomas, a black jurist on the Supreme Court, should appall everyone. For the liberals on Twitter, it's a maze of hypocrisy. They're for diversity on the Court, but it needs to be packed with far left-wingers. They want more people of color on the Court, except those with conservative leanings. The same goes for women. Conservatives need to better recognize and challenge the inherent rot on the left.
At the same time, when our side gets caught up in racist episodes, we should be swift and merciless towards those who dabble in such nonsense. For now, let's just relax about Justice Thomas. He's a black man, who holds conservative views. He's a free-thinking American, and somehow — in liberal land — that's an abomination!