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Posted at 7:52 PM ET, 02/ 9/2011

Justice Clarence Thomas's wife forms lobbying firm

By Ann Telnaes

By Ann Telnaes  | February 9, 2011; 7:52 PM ET
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The FACT is that Justice Thomas KNOWINGLY signed false financial disclosure documents, under penalty of perjury, over a period of at least 8-10 years! The FACT is the total omitted is over $700K. The FACT is that this money came from conservative activist foundations and organizations. The FACT is that Justice Thomas ( and Scalia) have attended political strategy meetings sponsored by the Koch Brothers who are well known conservative activists! The FACT is that ALL of Justice Thomas' ruling favored the conservative cause which he and his wife have been heavily involved with, creating at least the appearance of partiality. It may well be that one can not prove bribery but it sure looks that way!! THAT is something the USSC can NOT tolerate! Above all, the citizens of the United States MUST have complete confidence in the impartiality of the Court! Thomas' actions certainly undermine that. He broke his covenant with the American people! He should go!!

Posted by: TominNH | February 10, 2011 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Former Democrat Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell just separated from his wife who is a judge on the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals. When Eddy gets a lobbying job will you make note of it or how about President Obama signing an order when he took office swearing there would be no lobbyists in his administration?

Posted by: bignoisylawnmower | February 9, 2011 8:10 PM | Report abuse

Last time she was caught in a conflict of interest situation at her "non-profit" org, she lost her money source. No alternative but to come clean - she can now admit she just wanted to make money, ergo, lobbyist. I also thought it was interesting that the message she left for Anita Hill said, "...why you did what you did WITH my husband." Sounds to me that this was not about Hill's testimony but something that happened between Clarence and Hill.

Posted by: cile92 | February 9, 2011 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Justice Thomas should do the right thing and retire. Failing that, the Justice Department should do the right thing and throughly investigate the Justices' activities, his wifes' and his relationship to the Koch Brothers and their interests. Between Thomas, Scalia and Roberts there has been a foul stench emanating from the court of late. Failing any of that, I would say an Egyptian style flash mob on the steps of SCOTUS is in order.

Posted by: mikeflagg | February 9, 2011 6:59 PM | Report abuse

There was a big fuss over Mrs. Thomas last year when she called Anita Hill 'to ask for an apology' for something that happened more than 10 years ago. It was revealed then that Mrs. Thomas was involved in some money scheme that was a conflict of interest for Clarence Thomas.

Where has Ann Telnaes been? Her 'toon is old news, and frankly wasn't that funny.

Posted by: momof20yo | February 9, 2011 5:47 PM | Report abuse

Thomas has always shown his inablity to accept any law or act that does not reflect his conservative agenda. One can tell his mind set he rarely asks any questions and seems unconcerned with what is being said. Now his wife has shown her true colors. Perhaps retirement would be best for him at this time.

Posted by: MyVoice3 | February 9, 2011 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Amazing! How some comments play the race card to defend an obviously unfit Justice.
Sorry .... The fact is Exactly as brilliantly satirized by Ms. Telnaes.

Anita Hill did not lie. Thomas did lie.

The "You're doing this just because I'm black" doesn't apply in this case. It is his integrity that is black!

Posted by: lufrank1 | February 9, 2011 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Anyone with a functioning brain who watched the Thomas confirmation hearings understood that every word Thomas spoke
was a lie. He was under oath.

It should be self evident even to those who are extremely gullible, that if two people make statements which directly contradict the other, one of them must be lying. In such a case, intelligent people ask "Cui Bono" (who benefits?).

Professor Anita Hill had nothing to gain and much to lose by coming forward with information about Thomas' behavior, and she did so reluctantly. She was attacked in brutal terms by every Republican on that Judiciary Committee in a sick and shameful performance. Hatch and Specter particularly disgraced themselves.

Thomas, on the other hand, gained a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court by lying, and he did so throughout his testimony. In my opinion, (which I formed in 1991 by watching the entire hearings from start to finish), after Thomas joined the bench, when the Marshal says "God save the United States and this Honorable Court", it would be more appropriate to use the words "dishonored Court".

Posted by: djccq | February 9, 2011 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Simple solution. Judge Thomas would have to recuse himself from ANY case that involves an organization touched by, or impacted by, Ms Thomas's lobbying organization. Failure to do so would be grounds for his impeachment and removal from the bench.

Posted by: mhoust | February 9, 2011 1:25 PM | Report abuse

What a horrible cartoon. Obviously Ann is a racist in addition to being an obvious water carrier for the statists. In her circles, this is called 'award winning journalism.' This, like the WACompost makes me ill viewing/reading, because it is so full of that ‘uncivil’ HATE that their ilk tried to blame on the Tea Party/Palin/ Gun Owning Americans/GOP for the latest nut job shooting in AZ. They couldn’t kill his character during his hearing in 1991, so they continue to attack him.
This article is the Government Supremacists’ response to the legitimate concern of Justice Kagan's DIRECT INVOLVEMENT with the creation of the Unconstitutional law 'Socialized Medicine', ergo, ‘Obamacare’. The manner in which it was enacted bent the rules of democracy (a majority of the people did not want it and do not want it) and the regulations contained within includes a direct perversion of the Commerce Clause. Lat’s not forget the United States Constitution (our social construct) describes a Constitutional Republic where each of the three branches of government have EQUAL powers and are continuously competition for control, therefore the construct of the SCOTUS has power to check the other two.
Looking at all the Government Supremacist comments on here is disgusting, its all part of the 'Gimme, Gimme, Gimme' crowd, by trying to tell Thomas to recuse himself. The Democrat’s warped logic concludes that, they could say that any justice whoever has purchased services from a private doctor or medical service, needs to recuse themselves, because that creates a conflict of interest in the matter. Why don’t you just come out and say it, you don’t want a justice that doesn’t buy into the political expediency of the farce known as a ‘Living and Breathing’ Constitution to be involved in the case.
The modern Democrat and the ‘main stream media’ stands against the founding principles. They believe that the Constitution was intended to be “living and breathing” unlike any other normal contract, and can be interpreted in a politically expedient manner to serve their purposes. For the Democrat and the ‘main stream media’, the individual's imperfection and personal pursuits impede the objectives of a utopian state. In this, Modern Liberalism promotes what French Historian Alexis de Tocqueville called soft tyranny, which becomes increasingly more oppressive, partially leading to hard tyranny. As the word "liberal" is, in its classical meaning, the opposite of authoritarian, it is more accurate, therefore, to characterize the Modern Liberal as a Statist.
Liberty and Federalism will win the day over the Tyranny of the Democrat Statist and their willing accomplices in the main stream media, whether you like it or not Ms. Telnaes and my fellow Americans that have chosen the religion of Totalitarian Liberalism/Statism on this thread.

Posted by: 50Eagle | February 9, 2011 1:00 PM | Report abuse

This is how Republicans take over.

Get used to it.

Part of the problem is an "impartial" MSM suggesting to me that Herr Thomas was ever impartial in the first. The man is a joke.

Posted by: tony_in_Durham_NC | February 9, 2011 12:57 PM | Report abuse

What a horrible cartoon. Obviously Ann is a racist in addition to being an obvious water carrier for the statists. In her circles, this is called 'award winning journalism.' This, like the WACompost makes me ill viewing/reading, because it is so full of that ‘uncivil’ HATE that their ilk tried to blame on the Tea Party/Palin/ Gun Owning Americans/GOP for the latest nut job shooting in AZ. They couldn’t kill his character during his hearing in 1991, so they continue to attack him.
This article is the Government Supremacists’ response to the legitimate concern of Justice Kagan's DIRECT INVOLVEMENT with the creation of the Unconstitutional law 'Socialized Medicine', ergo, ‘Obamacare’. The manner in which it was enacted bent the rules of democracy (a majority of the people did not want it and do not want it) and the regulations contained within includes a direct perversion of the Commerce Clause. Lat’s not forget the United States Constitution (our social construct) describes a Constitutional Republic where each of the three branches of government have EQUAL powers and are continuously competition for control, therefore the construct of the SCOTUS has power to check the other two.
Looking at all the Government Supremacist comments on here is disgusting, its all part of the 'Gimme, Gimme, Gimme' crowd, by trying to tell Thomas to recuse himself. The Democrat’s warped logic concludes that, they could say that any justice whoever has purchased services from a private doctor or medical service, needs to recuse themselves, because that creates a conflict of interest in the matter. Why don’t you just come out and say it, you don’t want a justice that doesn’t buy into the political expediency of the farce known as a ‘Living and Breathing’ Constitution to be involved in the case.
The modern Democrat and the ‘main stream media’ stands against the founding principles. They believe that the Constitution was intended to be “living and breathing” unlike any other normal contract, and can be interpreted in a politically expedient manner to serve their purposes. For the Democrat and the ‘main stream media’, the individual's imperfection and personal pursuits impede the objectives of a utopian state. In this, Modern Liberalism promotes what French Historian Alexis de Tocqueville called soft tyranny, which becomes increasingly more oppressive, partially leading to hard tyranny. As the word "liberal" is, in its classical meaning, the opposite of authoritarian, it is more accurate, therefore, to characterize the Modern Liberal as a Statist.
Liberty and Federalism will win the day over the Tyranny of the Democrat Statist and their willing accomplices in the main stream media, whether you like it or not Ms. Telnaes and my fellow Americans that have chosen the religion of Totalitarian Liberalism/Statism on this thread.

Posted by: 50Eagle | February 9, 2011 12:57 PM | Report abuse

To whomever is responsible for the wording of the link on the home page:

SOTU means State of the Union.
SCOTUS means Supreme Court of the United States.

Sheesh.

Posted by: Janine1 | February 9, 2011 12:54 PM | Report abuse

To whomever is responsible for the wording of the link on the home page:

SOTU = State of the Union
SCOTUS = Supreme Court of the United States

Sheesh.

Posted by: Janine1 | February 9, 2011 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Obviously Ann is a racist in addition to being an obvious water carrier for the statists. In her circles, this is called 'award winning journalism.' This, like the WACompost makes me ill viewing/reading, because it is so full of that ‘uncivil’ HATE that their ilk tried to blame on the Tea Party/Palin/ Gun Owning Americans/GOP for the latest nut job shooting in AZ. They couldn’t kill his character during his hearing in 1991, so they continue to attack him.

This article is the Government Supremacists’ response to the legitimate concern of Justice Kagan's DIRECT INVOLVEMENT with the creation of the Unconstitutional law 'Socialized Medicine', ergo, ‘Obamacare’. The manner in which it was enacted bent the rules of democracy (a majority of the people did not want it and do not want it) and the regulations contained within includes a direct perversion of the Commerce Clause. Lat’s not forget the United States Constitution (our social construct) describes a Constitutional Republic where each of the three branches of government have EQUAL powers and are continuously competition for control, therefore the construct of the SCOTUS has power to check the other two.

Looking at all the Government Supremacist comments on here is disgusting, its all part of the 'Gimme, Gimme, Gimme' crowd, by trying to tell Thomas to recuse himself. The Democrat’s warped logic concludes that, they could say that any justice whoever has purchased services from a private doctor or medical service, needs to recuse themselves, because that creates a conflict of interest in the matter. Why don’t you just come out and say it, you don’t want a justice that doesn’t buy into the political expediency of the farce known as a ‘Living and Breathing’ Constitution to be involved in the case.

The modern Democrat and the ‘main stream media’ stands against the founding principles. They believe that the Constitution was intended to be “living and breathing” unlike any other normal contract, and can be interpreted in a politically expedient manner to serve their purposes. For the Democrat and the ‘main stream media’, the individual's imperfection and personal pursuits impede the objectives of a utopian state. In this, Modern Liberalism promotes what French Historian Alexis de Tocqueville called soft tyranny, which becomes increasingly more oppressive, partially leading to hard tyranny. As the word "liberal" is, in its classical meaning, the opposite of authoritarian, it is more accurate, therefore, to characterize the Modern Liberal as a Statist.

Liberty and Federalism will win the day over the Tyranny of the Democrat Statist and their willing accomplices in the main stream media, whether YOU like it or not, Ms. Telnaes and my fellow Americans that have chosen the religion of Totalitarian Liberalism/Statism.

We on the side of Liberty and Federalism will not go quietly into the night.

Godspeed to November 6, 2012, our 2nd Independence Day.

Posted by: 50Eagle | February 9, 2011 12:53 PM | Report abuse

Is it cruel for commenters to be funnier and more politically astute than a paid, Democrat cartoonist?

Posted by: bender1 | February 9, 2011 12:35 PM | Report abuse

Not to worry. In Ann`s follow-up cartoon, the wise Latina will hike her robe and leap onto the opposite side of the scale, launching Judge Thomas out of the frame.

Posted by: bender1 | February 9, 2011 12:27 PM | Report abuse

Where is the video about the impartiality of Justice Kagan? She is the one who should recuse herself, because as Solicitor General, she lobbied on behalf of the health care reform law. Im not holding my breath witing for this from Ms. Telnaes however, I dont watch these for fairness, just for a good laugh every now and then

Posted by: jsfh1 | February 9, 2011 12:20 PM | Report abuse

Good comment Ann,
The Republicans have had a field day using Afro-Americans who have a slave mentality and can be easily manipulated by them.

Posted by: OckamsRazor | February 9, 2011 12:06 PM | Report abuse

That he is a justice on the Supreme Court the highest court in the land is bad and is clearly partisan is bad. That he “forgot” almost $700k showing he is either a liar or senile is very bad. That this POS has said he will not recues himself from cases in which his wife clearly has a monetary interest is the worst. He is crooked and corrupt! The worst threat there can be to a democracy possible. It is scum like him that made Hitler possible.

Posted by: GabsDaD | February 9, 2011 11:42 AM | Report abuse

This animation presumes that uncle tom had impartiality in the first place. He never has had such a thing. uncle tom was bought and paid for by the 'pube party and his rulings from the bench have NEVER strayed from conservative 'pube dictates.

uncle tom's seat on the SC is an embarrassment to the entire nation.

Posted by: spike591011 | February 9, 2011 10:03 AM | Report abuse

The potential for corruption and/or actual corruption is shocking. Even conservatives should be appalled because it discredits them too.

Posted by: sufi66 | February 9, 2011 9:40 AM | Report abuse

Ann, when will an indian replace you...
even liberals are not immune to globalization...
they can hire dozens for what they must pay you...

Posted by: DwightCollins | February 9, 2011 9:05 AM | Report abuse

Funny how for the left, it is only the Justices who seek to uphold the Constitution as being a relevant document who are being partisan. The Justices who distort it, or extend it to cover cases it was never meant to cover, and basically treat it as irrelevant, why that's aok.

Posted by: MajorTomB | February 9, 2011 8:20 AM | Report abuse

Im still wondering why the Post isnt investigating the years of lying by Justice Thomas on his financial disclosure documents. For 13 years, he failed to report his wife's income on these disclosures! How does a family forget $690,000??? When exposed, the Justice filed ammended disclosures for 13 years!

There is substantial cause to question Justice Thomas' impartiality since all the money he failed to disclose came from right wing entities like the Heritage Foundation! Then there is the matter of Thomas and Scalia attending political strategy seminars sponsored by the Koch brothers-- an serious breach of USSC etiquette in abstaining from partisan politics!

Above all else, a Supreme Court Justice MUST maintain integrity and impartiality!I The last thing this country can afford is mistrust of the USSC when it comes to deciding cases. I have lost that confidence that Justices Thomas can decide cases on the merits of the law alone!! I say Thomas should step down!

Posted by: TominNH | February 9, 2011 8:11 AM | Report abuse

is it pelosi or boxer's husband thats an arm dealer...
either way, they have enriched both...

Posted by: DwightCollins | February 9, 2011 7:08 AM | Report abuse

The great partial judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg stopped going to the annual Red Mass in Washington DC because she said "I went one year, and I will never go again, because this sermon was outrageously anti-abortion."

Posted by: billybeer6 | February 9, 2011 6:36 AM | Report abuse

When a court becomes an extension of the political power in a country, that country ceases to be a democracy. The U.S. is no better than many of its more backward client states. The incompetent politicized Thomas followed closely by the fiercely partisan Scalia have both committed everything that would be needed for impeachment. Waiting until they sicken and retire condemns the country to some very serious problems that may have to be settled in the streets.

Posted by: hamelinfish | February 9, 2011 5:17 AM | Report abuse

She would be far better of working in some seedy strip club, with some tassels for those hang t***, lumpy fat a**, double chin, warts below and all that Mr. and Mrs Thomas hog fat, that the Scalia water boy is so in love with.

Posted by: winemaster2 | February 8, 2011 9:41 PM | Report abuse

That is rich. these wingnuts suddenly becoming all civilrights when it comes to the corrupt thomas and his looney wife.
the truth is, the cartoon speaks volumes of truth.
Thomas is not impartial and bought and paid by the biggest enemies to our country and society, the evil Koch bros.

Posted by: vwcat | February 8, 2011 9:37 PM | Report abuse

You are a jealous, racist woman who only wishes she had a strong black man in her life Ms. Tellanus: another white broad trying to keep a black man & his wife in their "place". How about drawing a cartoon about this:

http://www.drudge.com/news/140927/code-pink-rally-calls-lynching

Posted by: nickthimmeschearthlinknet | February 8, 2011 8:59 PM | Report abuse

Wana bet if she was working as a lobbyist for the Washington Post Corporation on behalf of their embattled Kaplan private education subsidiary there would be no problemo.

Posted by: jornolibist | February 8, 2011 8:49 PM | Report abuse

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