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Clarence Thomas Is a Long Shot for President, But His Candidacy Makes a Lot of Sense
Daily Beast ^ | 2/26/11 | Adam Winkler

Posted on 02/26/2012 8:23:44 AM PST by BCrago66

Subtitle:

Call it a longshot if you like, but in this anything-can-happen political year, the Supreme Court justice has qualities to recommend him to a broad spectrum of voters.

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I agree with the sentiment, with the except of foreign policy. I am doubtful that any candidate - including Mitt Romney - who has not spent years thinking and even better (in the cases of Gingrich & Santorum) making decisions related to foreign policy is qualified to be President. But Justice Thomas would make a great Vice President (where he would pick up training in foreign policy, should he need it.)
1 posted on 02/26/2012 8:23:47 AM PST by BCrago66
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To: BCrago66

Then we will lose his lifetime influence on the supreme court. And who would be his replacement? Someone as conservative as him?


2 posted on 02/26/2012 8:28:32 AM PST by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: BCrago66

What a disaster it would be to pull the voice of reason from the court.


3 posted on 02/26/2012 8:30:09 AM PST by andyk (Tax credits == Welfare)
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To: BCrago66

We can`t afford to lose him off the Supreme Court. To run for public office, he`d have to step down as a justice, no? And do we want 0bama making the nomination to replace him, with a timid GOP unwilling to filibuster an inevitable Ruth Bader Ginsburg clone?

No thanks.


4 posted on 02/26/2012 8:34:41 AM PST by ScottinVA (GOP, meet Courage... Courage, meet GOP.)
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To: lowbridge
He would have to resign his seat this year. The incumbent Rat would nominate his replacement, the Rat Senate would fast-track the nominee, and the Supreme Court would instantly shift to a socialist/degenerate majority.

No. Way.

5 posted on 02/26/2012 8:35:44 AM PST by stillonaroll (Nominate a non-RINO in 2012!)
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To: BCrago66

“long shot?”..that is being kind.


6 posted on 02/26/2012 8:37:48 AM PST by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: BCrago66

No way. I have a high opinion of Justice Thomas, but he needs to stay on SCOTUS to save our 4-4-1 plurality on the court.


7 posted on 02/26/2012 8:39:24 AM PST by Darren McCarty (Stop Romney - Rick Santorum in the Michigan primary)
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To: BCrago66

Thomas is a brilliant jurist. His 100 page concurrent opinion in McDonald v. Chicago, addressing gun liberty in the 14th, not 2nd Amendment, should be required reading for anyone studying constitutional law.

However, he almost certainly does not have the “political impulse”.

From my point of view, the next POTUS should set his mind from the start, to dismantling much of the “imperial presidency” and executive branch.

He should make a deal with a Republican congress to slash and burn decades of federal growth, in such a way that such cuts could not be prevented by the Democrats, who would do everything in their power to stop them.

Not just cutting the rate of growth, but real cuts.

Likewise, he should resolve ahead of time that this will not be popular, so he could very likely only hold one term. But if done immediately on his being sworn in, by the time the midterm elections take place, the benefits should have manifested themselves. So at least the Republican majority in congress would continue.


9 posted on 02/26/2012 8:54:05 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: All

OK, I think it’s fair to say that freepers are less than wholly enthused about this idea. The commenters at Hotair.com feel the same way:

http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2012/02/26/clarence-thomas-2012/

One thing it might do, however, is get about 100% Republican turnout, due to the threat: Elect Clarence Thomas President, or Obama - not a Republican - will nominate another Sotomayor to replace him. But that pitch won’t work with Independents or cross-over Democrats.


10 posted on 02/26/2012 9:01:39 AM PST by BCrago66
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To: BCrago66

Why not take Souder or Kennedy from the SC for VP? As the Veep, they couldn’t do any damage, and the (hopefully) conservative president can then nominate a more conservative judge!


11 posted on 02/26/2012 9:02:30 AM PST by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: DJ Frisat

Souter is gone already, but I think Kennedy is vain enough that he just might accept the offer (and then we must pray for the health of President Gingrich or Santorum.)


12 posted on 02/26/2012 9:06:04 AM PST by BCrago66
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To: BCrago66
Horrible idea.

This article, written by Jeffrey Toobin, is a reluctant admission by the left that not only is Justice Thomas brilliant, he is shaping the direction of the court for years to come. He quotes several lefty law professors.

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/08/29/110829fa_fact_toobin

Thomas must stay where he is.

13 posted on 02/26/2012 9:14:22 AM PST by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: BCrago66

Whoever wrote this idiocy article needs 400 mg of Realty, QID


14 posted on 02/26/2012 9:31:43 AM PST by MindBender26 (New Army SF and Ranger Slogan: Vengeance is Mine, sayeth the Lord.... but He subcontracts!)
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To: BCrago66

Not happening in a million years.


15 posted on 02/26/2012 9:33:10 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: BCrago66

Whoever wrote this idiocy article needs 400 mg of Realty, QID


16 posted on 02/26/2012 9:40:03 AM PST by MindBender26 (New Army SF and Ranger Slogan: Vengeance is Mine, sayeth the Lord.... but He subcontracts!)
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To: BCrago66

Oops. A misspelling and a factual error in the same post! Back to civics class with me...

Thanks for the corrections.


17 posted on 02/26/2012 9:57:53 AM PST by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: BCrago66

This is an attempt by a liberal academic to discredit Justice Thomas to make him appear political. Justice Thomas is supposed to be an apolitical judge. This piece in the left wing Daily Beast is just a cynical attempt to make him appear political.


18 posted on 02/26/2012 10:34:19 AM PST by richardb72
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To: BCrago66
Dumbest.Idea.Ever.

Sure, let's have Obama replace a conservative with a Anti-American liberal loon and you guarantee the demise of this country in the near term.

Fifth column nonsense.

19 posted on 02/26/2012 10:36:26 AM PST by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: BCrago66

And why would we want Obama to be able to appoint his replacement to the Supreme Court and shift it radically to the left?


20 posted on 02/26/2012 10:46:51 AM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: BCrago66

BRILLIANT!

Pull a staunch conservative from the court so Obama can rush a liberal replacement through.

How about Valerie Jarrett?

/s


21 posted on 02/26/2012 11:10:20 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: BCrago66

No way!

This is another way of killing any chance of getting a conservative constitutional direction for our country, instead of the dictatorial socialist state our enemies (both domestic and foreign) want. Our RINO’s would like nothing better than to get him off the SC bench, and ensure the growth of the socialist state by putting him up on the ticket and throwing all the mud they can create to ensure Soetoro/Obama is reelected. No thanks; we need him right where he is!


22 posted on 02/26/2012 12:10:07 PM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: BCrago66

Liberal heads exploding all ‘round!


23 posted on 02/26/2012 12:32:23 PM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: BCrago66

The Republicans would be STUPID enough to take the bait on this. Fortunately Thomas is MUCH SMARTER than they are.


24 posted on 02/26/2012 12:38:45 PM PST by BobL (I don't care about his past - Santorum will BRING THE FIGHT to Obama)
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To: BCrago66; All

http://www.celsias.com/article/ex-monsanto-lawyer-clarence-thomas-hear-major-mons/

Despots creed: “He who controls the food, controls the people.” The NWO is getting all it’s ducks in a row. (But I wouldn’t eat the duck eggs.)

GMO’s patterned seed - owned/controlled by Monsanto and cohorts...Many countries have been smart enough to ban GMO’s - but Monsanto is protected in the USA - everyone has their hand in the cookie jar.

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Monsanto%27s_High_Level_Connections_to_the_Bush_Administration

Monsanto seeds contaminate farmers crops - then Monsanto “owns’ their crop - and the farmers are no longer allowed to save and use their own seeds. i.e. - Monsanto now owns the food supply. Like this farmer, they destroyed many farmers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLzELDt3d2I&feature=fvwrel
Finally, the tide is turned a bit for the farmers - too late for many who have been destroyed.

In the last few months, the tide has started to turn - farmers are finally being able to sue Monsanto.

http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/02/farmers-sue-monsanto-gmo-patents/

the NWO, (New World Order): ‘When we’re successful - and we WILL be...”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CWBTL33MpA

connect the dots. Both sides are dirty. JFK learned about the NWO and refused to play ball. He threatened to expose it. It got him killed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR5m1-5ksj0&feature=related

If anyone is still unaware of this Pandora’s Box, I urge you to watch the movie “Food, inc” -and start buying your foods from local farmers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MflVA8GCtoE&feature=related

HOw did MOnsanto get such power?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5oixaFrppA&feature=related

Don’t shoot me - do your own research.


25 posted on 02/26/2012 2:42:49 PM PST by maine-iac7 (.)
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