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Wed Nov 24, 2021, 06:52 PM

I predict the chances of Justice Clarence Thomas resigning in the next year are high

Given what we currently know, that his wife, Ginni, gave public support to the Jan 6th insurrection, I've been wondering what we don't know. As the investigation moves closer to the nexus of insurrection, it may get too "hot" for the Thomases.

https://www.yahoo.com/now/clarence-thomas-wife-supported-rioters-231103492.html

"According to Independent, Mrs. Thomas is allegedly a member of a network of conservative activists called Groundswell. The group has close ties to Trump and his senior officials, according to the report. Thomas reportedly helped craft lists of “disloyal” government officials, and detailed memos are said to have been written by Groundswell over the past year-and-a-half."

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Reply I predict the chances of Justice Clarence Thomas resigning in the next year are high (Original post)
Joinfortmill Nov 24 OP
Tommy Carcetti Nov 24 #1
JI7 Nov 24 #2
malaise Nov 24 #3
In It to Win It Nov 24 #4
Mz Pip Nov 24 #5
dweller Nov 24 #9
Hassin Bin Sober Nov 24 #6
hydrolastic Nov 25 #35
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 24 #7
CanonRay Nov 24 #8
dchill Nov 24 #11
gratuitous Nov 24 #10
The Roux Comes First Nov 24 #12
BlueIdaho Nov 24 #13
blm Nov 24 #16
BlueIdaho Nov 24 #19
Bettie Nov 24 #14
RicROC Nov 24 #15
TwilightZone Nov 24 #18
stopdiggin Nov 24 #29
MarineCombatEngineer Nov 24 #31
RicROC Nov 25 #34
Hortensis Nov 24 #17
NoRethugFriends Nov 24 #20
walkingman Nov 24 #21
LiberalFighter Nov 24 #22
WarGamer Nov 24 #23
TomSlick Nov 24 #24
bucolic_frolic Nov 24 #25
UTUSN Nov 24 #26
tavernier Nov 24 #27
Iggo Nov 24 #28
stopdiggin Nov 24 #30
Skittles Nov 24 #32
DFW Nov 24 #33

Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 06:52 PM

1. Not with a Democratic President. Nt

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 06:53 PM

2. no, he will never retire with a democratic president in office

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 06:54 PM

3. The sooner the better

That is all

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 06:54 PM

4. I'm not confident on that.

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 06:56 PM

5. He doesn't care

Unless he’s indicted I don’t see him leaving unless it’s in a box.

I’m sure he’s quite happy being able to advance the agenda of the autocrats.

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 07:04 PM

9. Ok

in a box will do …


✌🏻

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 06:57 PM

6. Oh please, he ain't going anywhere while a Democrat is in office.

Unless he croaks.

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 10:40 AM

35. This

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 06:57 PM

7. That would presuppose Thomas has integrity. I'm doubtful. . . . nt

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 07:03 PM

8. Republicans don't resign

It's in the Constitution I think.

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 07:11 PM

11. Nope. They die in office, and their positions are held...

... in their honor for the next fascist president to replace. This is known process.

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 07:08 PM

10. He's 73, overweight, and of sedentary habits

Antonin Scalia died at 79, but Thomas has the added stresser of being a Black man in the United States. Thomas may get retired by the actuarial tables in the next couple of years.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 07:16 PM

12. With Apologies, &etc., "Hope is a Many-Splendored Thing"

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 07:18 PM

13. I'd rather he died next week

From a massive coronary at the wheel of his car with his wife by his side.

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Response to BlueIdaho (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 07:26 PM

16. And shaking hands with Sam Alito at the time.

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Response to blm (Reply #16)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 07:27 PM

19. Perfect!

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 07:22 PM

14. They don't expect to receive consequences for anything

they have ever done or will ever do.

Also, neither is capable of shame.

So, I will be shocked if he does resign.

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Response to TwilightZone (Reply #18)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 09:01 PM

29. yes. as has been pointed out here - about 20 times. -(nt)-

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Response to RicROC (Reply #15)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 10:43 PM

31. That's been thoroughly debunk.............many, many times here,

so you should probably delete this false info.
Just sayin'

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Reply #31)

Thu Nov 25, 2021, 08:55 AM

34. sorry, I guess I didn't see those debunks.....posting deleted

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 07:26 PM

17. Resignation when his extremely conservative and religious

ideology is close to reforming our nation's judicial philosphy, including reinterpreting over 200 years of liberal constitutional law, to reflect his beliefs? He's become voluable and actively involved during argument now, you know, after decades of sitting silent. He even smiles.

We can't know of course, but if I were to guess it would be more on the order that he's as eager to overthrow the other two branches of government as his wife. He's no kid and it'd be terrible to get too old with all this great work to do. Guessing scandalous accusations wouldn't move him, only the prospect of inevitable removal and worse.

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 07:27 PM

20. You are kidding, right?

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 07:30 PM

21. Not gonna happen - these folks have privilege. Just media hype.

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 07:30 PM

22. Sooner would be better. Go after his wife.

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 07:40 PM

23. Zero.

And her activity in promoting the RALLY without a connection to the RIOT is irrelevant.

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 07:43 PM

24. Not a snow ball's chance in hell.

Roberts, J. does not give a rat's ass about the appearance of impropriety.

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 08:36 PM

25. How would his resignation help him or his wife?

I think he did give an interview a few years ago about retirement. I could only see a few possibilities that would support his resignation. First, illness. Nothing focuses the mind on the important aspect of life like limited time. Second, the desire to spend his time on something more important to him, like his brand of politics. I doubt sufficient political uproar could prompt a SCOTUS sitting Justice to resign. So I'm just not sharing any optimism on this point.

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 08:43 PM

26. Don't be cruel.

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 08:51 PM

27. I never pray for illness or death on anyone

but if he and the Mrs. contributed to 1/6, either financially or through “Connections,” they need to be on trial, and judged with greater responsibility than just “regular” citizens.

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 08:56 PM

28. Sounds like you think he'll do the right thing.

I think otherwise.

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 09:11 PM

30. not a friggin' chance

Ginny Thomas' associations and work with far right causes has been known for years - and hasn't made a particle of difference. Not a single thing has changed - or is likely to.

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 11:12 PM

32. when has that bastard EVER done the right thing?

please

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Response to Joinfortmill (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 11:28 PM

33. I don't

Even if she had been guilty of twice the offenses she is being accused of, Thomas wouldn’t be ashamed of his wife. He would be proud of her.

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