18 August 2008

Obama's Qualifications

The Wall Street Journal picked up on Obama's criticism of Justice Clarence Thomas during the forum held by pastor Rick Warren. The question posed had to do with the justices that the candidates would not have selected for the Court. His response:

I would not have nominated Clarence Thomas. I don't think that he, I don't think that he was a strong enough jurist or legal thinker at the time for that elevation. Setting aside the fact that I profoundly disagree with his interpretation of a lot of the Constitution.

So he's not smart enough. Apparently the white conservatives are though, at least according to Obama. The WSJ then assails Obama's own credentials:

Meanwhile, as he bids to be America's Commander in Chief, Mr. Obama isn't yet four years out of the Illinois state Senate, has never held a hearing of note of his U.S. Senate subcommittee, and had an unremarkable record as both a "community organizer" and law school lecturer. Justice Thomas's judicial credentials compare favorably to Mr. Obama's Presidential résumé by any measure. And when it comes to rising from difficult circumstances, Justice Thomas's rural Georgian upbringing makes Mr. Obama's story look like easy street.

It's classic liberal tripe on Thomas, and it is particularly embarassing when spoken by Obama.


Lillie said...

I sort of tagged you. You don't have to do it-- just know you're loved. :)

Shannon & Tyler said...

Well stated Joe. There is no limit to Obama's arrogance as he feels free to critize anybody when he has no credentials to do so.

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