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Ginni Thomas Hosts Activist Who Attacks Obama For ‘Tyranny’ (Video)

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Ginni Thomas is a well-connected and well-funded Tea Party activist. She also happens to be the wife of highly-controversial and highly-conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Of course, she has every right to her own career and to not be chained to her husband’s — nor to be identified as solely his spouse — but she also often creates tremendous conflicts of interest for her husband, who theoretically is supposed to remain impartial on cases such as abortion, same-sex marriage, religion, and this country’s president.

But Ginni Thomas doesn’t care — and she’s reportedly made an estimated $1.6 million as a conservative activist. That’s one reason why so often people demand that her husband recuse himself from court cases — Hobby Lobby being one excellent example. In 2011, seventy-four members of Congress demanded he recuse himself from the upcoming Obamacare case. He did not. He never has, and there’s no legal means to force him to do so.

When conservatives whine about “activist judges,” they never point the finger at their own, yet here’s an excellent example of Thomas’s undue influence.

Ginni Thomas recorded this interview with well-known anti-choice activist Lila Rose, who got her own start by working with Breitbart protégé and conservative activist James O’Keefe.

“Years from now when history books are written about this culture, what are they going to see, and how do we stop the erosion?,” Thomas asks Rose.

“This idea that the government is secular and we have our faith over here,” Rose moves her arms, gesturing. “No. Secular is somehow saying there’s no God, there’s no higher power, there’s no higher law,” Rose tells Thomas. “You can’t say that because then when you have a tyrant in power – which you often, sadly, do – and I believe there’s aspects of tyranny in who you have in power now – then whole groups of people, their rights are not respected, their rights are not protected and you have human rights abuses.”

Notice that Lila Rose says, “I believe there’s aspects of tyranny in who you have in power now.” Not “we,” but “you,” as if she doesn’t recognize that Barack Obama is her president too.

But that’s the least of it.

Over 80 percent of this country self-identifies as religious, and almost all of that 80 percent or more, as Christian.

What rights of Christians “are not respected” today in America? What rights of Christians “are not protected” today in America? What “human rights abuses” of Christians exist today in America?

 

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Hat tip: Right Wing Watch

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SO THAT'S UNCONSTITUTIONAL

‘Do You Believe in God?’ GOP Senator Applies Religious Test to Biden Nominee

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U.S. Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) on Wednesday decided to impose a possibly unconstitutional religious test for a Biden Dept. of Justice nominee, asking attorney Hampton Dellinger, “Do you believe in God?”

It was a stunning moment, one that the 69-year old Senator from Louisiana, who earned his law degree at the University of Virginia and studied law at Oxford did not even appear to understand, despite the U.S. Constitution explicitly stating: “no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”

Hampton Dellinger, as The National law Journal reported, was appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday, before Republicans who bristled at his nomination to head the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Policy.

Sen. Kennedy took particular offense at one of Dellinger’s tweets, which correctly notes that if there were no Republican men in elected office, there would be no bans on abortion.

Kennedy made a big show of the tweet, nearly bullying Dellinger with it, demanding to know if he wrote it, then declaring, paper in hand, “Here it is, bigger than Dallas.”

That’s when Kennedy invoked God.

“Do you believe in God?” the Republican Senator asked through his slow Southern drawl, one refined for the cable news channel audiences.

“Senator,” Dellinger respectfully responded, “I have faith.”

“Do you think that my votes with respect to abortion are based on the fact that I want to control women?” Kennedy pummeled.

“Senator, I cannot speak to that,” Dellinger respectfully replied.

“Why did you say it in front of God and country”” Kennedy berated. “Did it ever occur to you that some people may base their position on abortion on their faith?”

Somewhat taken aback, Dellinger replied, “I sincerely appreciate that people have a different position on abortion than I do.”

“I do believe that the reproductive rights established in Roe vs. Wade, and then then dealt with in Casey, June Medical, and other Supreme Court decisions are important,” he added.

He also tried to defend himself, saying: “I recognize the difference between someone saying something inartfully as a private citizen and working as a lawyer, and I think I’ve got a 30-year track record of being open-minded.”

Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern, who highlighted the exchange on social media, observed: “Can you imagine the reaction on the right if a Democratic senator posed that question to literally any Republican nominee?”

He also reminded that Senator Josh Hawley had “claimed that merely asking Amy Coney Barrett about Griswold v. Connecticut, the landmark decision establishing a constitution right to contraception, constituted ‘religious bigotry’ against Catholics.”

Stern concluded:

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AMERICAN IDIOT

‘You Sound Like an Idiot’: CNN’s Chris Cuomo Blasts Anti-Vax Restaurant Owner to His Face in Tense Interview

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CNN host Chris Cuomo got into a tense exchange on Wednesday with a California restaurant owner who is requiring customers to show proof that they are unvaccinated before entering.

Tony Roman, the owner of Basilico’s Pasta e Vino, told Cuomo that he was dead serious about making sure no vaccinated people ate at his restaurant because he thought getting vaccinated is a sign of low intelligence.

“It’s an IQ test,” he said. “Like I say to people when they ask me, if they’re so blinded with their rage and their hate, I tell them, you know what, if you don’t understand it, maybe we should put up a sign that says you’re too stupid to come into the restaurant.”

This made no sense to Cuomo, who asked Roman if he was vaccinated. Roman responded by demanding Cuomo give his vaccination status first, to which Cuomo replied that he and his family were vaccinated.

“You’re failing the IQ test,” Roman replied, before then saying that barring vaccinated people from eating at his restaurant was not intended to be an anti-vaccine statement.

At the end of the interview, a frustrated Cuomo bluntly told Roman that “honestly, you sound like an idiot.”

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‘Absolutely Immature’ Kevin McCarthy Mocked and Berated for Mask ‘Mandate’ Meltdown

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Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday had a meltdown on the House floor, attacking Speaker Nancy Pelosi after she called him a “moron” for his opposition to the new congressional mask requirements.

At one point during his speech on Wednesday McCarthy sneered that Democrats “wanna mandate, they wanna impose, they wanna tell you when you can go to school, when you can eat – you know what they’re going to do if you walk into this building without a mask? They’re gonna charge you $500. Why? ‘Cause they got the power to do it.”

This is how McCarthy bragged about what he was about to do:

In speaking with reporters McCarthy claimed the new CDC guidance was based on a study out of India that was not “per-reviewed,” he said,  meaning not “peer-reviewed.” (NCRM found nothing to substantiate his charges.) He also attacked Speaker Pelosi by saying, in his own unique style, “Do as your say but not as she does.”

There is tremendous outrage to be seen in the responses to McCarthy’s remarks today, but perhaps none greater that Congressman Tim Ryan, who blasted McCarthy as “immature and appalling.”

Here’s how some other are responding:

 

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