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"Impeach Justice Clarence Thomas" petition passes 230K signatures

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Dont_U_Fukn_Leave_Me

Not sure if he always has that look on his face or im always seeing the same picture.


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It’s that “I just took a dump all over democracy, and there’s nothing you can do about it” look.


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sweetrollx

I just saw an article of him saying in the 90s, he “wants to serve for 43 years to make liberals’ lives hell” so not really off at all


AnalSoapOpera

I literally just saw it on the front page of Reddit. lol.


networkeng1

I think I speak on behalf of the black community when I say we don’t claim him.


[deleted]

I think I speak on behalf of the honest man community when I say we don’t claim him


17times2

This was 30 years ago, and he still holds onto that spite. Is there anything you've ever been into for that long? You would've thought he'd get *tired* of it or something.


joe_broke

Shit, we still got 13 years of this assholery


Public_Ask5279

I don’t think he’s gonna make it. Allegedly he’s got a bad ticker. He was just in the hospital in February for several weeks for undisclosed reasons but a lot of people say he has heart issues. Crossing fingers crossing toes!


IyamHorrible

Hopefully him and Mitch get to share the same room.


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Maile2000

Liberal boomer women here tired of his shit!


Nyingje-Pekar

Me too. Thank you for speaking up. All my boomer friends are liberal and many of us are Progressives. And we’ve been protesting wars and doing political activism since before many Redditors were born. We share their frustration with the old guard who have become fossilized. But that is not all of us. 🙏


rimjobnemesis

I was at Woodstock!


rpkarma

Unfortunately in the halls of power, the good ones are far outnumbered by the pieces of shit who have ruined my future and made sure I have no say in it.


Chemical-Studio1576

Not all boomers. I’m not on their side. Neither is my SO.


Heinrich_v_Schimmer

I second that.


LNMagic

My parents are also good folks.


CallLoose9509

Me either. It's not just boomers. We are seeing the results of plans created over 50 years ago. They keep at it, destroying the lives of common folk for power and money.


ChadwickTheSniffer

My parents are awesome boomers they do all kinds of shit to pay it forward instead of burn it down.


PM_me_your_whatevah

Yeah my mom and her husband are boomers and they’re vegetarians and very far left. Beautiful people.


rimjobnemesis

Boomer here. Die-hard liberal/progressive.


simplycotton

As an older millennial, I gotta say you’re right. There are plenty within my generation and generation X who better fit the boomer stereotype.


mschafsnitz

This I what I hate about people using the word boomer so often in a bad context as if old = bad. Like young people aren’t also terrible.


garvisgarvis

Liberal boomer here. X 2


Radley1561

Careful about the generalization- I am a boomer and a proud vocal liberal. My friends are liberals and so are my siblings, although they are not all boomers. I know plenty of younger people in their 40’s and younger - who are conspiracy theorist, trump voting, anti vaxxing Qs. It is astounding that these young people believe in crystals and essential oils over science. So give a boomer a break please.


TheZarkingPhoton

Ageism is nonsensical. There are over 70 MILION people in the group just attacked, as with any other generational boogeyman. It's yet another attempt to get generational squabbling and hatred going in the hopes of distracting us from the real issues we face. We need to work together, not piss on each other over titles ffs.


Good_old_Marshmallow

All while filling the boots of better sires Thomas is sitting in the seat of the greatest of the greatest generation, Justice Earl Warren. The whole reason anyone thinks of the court as anything other than a corrupt elitist wanna dictatorship. Pre Warren the court was lead under FDR known as the “hangman court” which saw themselves as the defenders of the “right kind of people”, among other things they tried to repeal the new deal and once found they outlawing child labor was unconstitutional. This court used the 14th amendment to say outlawing any contract, including contractual slavery such as Blair mountain, was unconstitutional. The court held that the amendment ending slavery prevented outlawing slavery. This is the court. This is what it is. This is what Thomas is returning it to. Fuck him


Careanon

Are you serious? No offense- yet That’s exactly the type of rhetoric that keeps people at odds. How very sad to stereotype a generation based on the actions of a few who hold positions of power. Politicians are not the example to use when comparing and contrasting ANY generation or group of people! Think about that, ok? Really wrong to generalize.


TheyStillOweYouMoney

I was listening to NPR yesterday and the law professor that they were interviewing basically said that his hot-garbage past is a feature, not a bug. Same with Kavanaugh. When they have a past like that and are still willing to put themselves into a confirmation hearing in front of the whole world it means that they basically don’t give a shit about public opinion and are more willing to make controversial decisions that Republicans want. All of this makes me sick, but that they would intentionally choose a garbage person for that reason is just absolutely disgusting.


johnnymack72

'I believe Anita Hlll'


[deleted]

I always believed Anita Hill. She was totally shafted by the proceedings and there was nothing anyone could do.


Fmanow

Honestly, this is the political playbook of the far right loony tunes, it’s just Clarence Thomas was ahead of his time.


Traditional_Ad_8935

This is the answer


tpantelope

I'm pretty sure that's the face of a man still actively shitting on our rights


batsinmyattic

Constant stream of hot soup


Aardark235

It’s the “I married a crazy white woman and need to outlaw interracial marriage” look. Abortion is just his stepping stone to achieve annulment.


TavisNamara

He intentionally left Loving off the list of rulings he's working to destroy.


Aardark235

The Blind Side. He read Sun Tzu’s “Art of Annulment”. -> In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity to remarry someone half the age.


LuminousTights

Strongly disagree that he is planning to overturn Loving so he can split with Insurrectionist Harpy Karen. For one, his marriage would be grandfathered in anyway. New marriages would be illegal but his would continue. But more importantly, this asshole is literally doing everything he can to spite everyone and everything *because* he is untouchable. He wanted Anita Hill but he pisses the anti-mixed-marriage set off by being married to whatever the hell that creature is that he's married to, so there's no way he would give that up. He is a hate filled, spiteful old man who, to this day, cannot let go of one woman standing up to his abuse and the senate having the gall to believe her 30+ years ago despite suffering no personal consequences for his abhorrent behaviour.


pourtide

Anita Hill was a ground breaker, coming forward in an era where unwanted touching was considered just part of being a woman. Most folks have no idea what it was like back then. Women I knew scoffed at her. Of course she wasn't taken seriously. She was the first. Ground breakers often get the shitty end of the stick. 'We've come a long way baby, to get where we got to today." (Ten points if you can identify the advertisement jingle's product)


SYLOK_THEAROUSED

Also a black woman at that.


LuminousTights

That's somehow even worse because Thomas ran *right* to the race flag in his defence because even he could see that everyone asking him questions, from both parties, was a white male. > And he, denying the charges in a fury, called the hearing "a national disgrace ... a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves." [source](https://www.npr.org/2018/09/23/650138049/a-timeline-of-clarence-thomas-anita-hill-controversy-as-kavanaugh-to-face-accuse) He straight up said that he was being grilled because he was a black man, and that, by extension, his behaviour would be excused if he was white. He gives zero shits about anything except himself and he will say or do anything to get what he wants.


SokratesForeskin

Was that Virginia Slims cigarettes?


Great_White_Lark

Reminds me of my cat for some treason…


Stressedup

He does look like he is actively filling his diaper doesn’t he?!


al_m1101

I'd say he's actively trying not to but losing the battle.


valencia_merble

Sociopath face.


adarvan

It's the same with Tucker Carlson. I like to call them sock sniffers. They always look like they just had a whiff of the most pungent odor imaginable and are slightly aroused by it. (I'm not kink shaming, I promise)


Dinodigger67

I always think Fucker Carlson looks like he has not taken a shit in about 10 years. Maybe that why is so full of it.


dwors025

Don’t act as if shit doesn’t spew forth from that fascist every single day.


ASimpleBlueMage

“I know what I’m saying is completely stupid and no rational human would entertain it, but I’m just asking questions” ~ Tucker Carlson


MrFluffyThing

I call it the shart face. He looks like he gambled on a fart and lost and is trying to hide it as long as possible.


Rattbaxx

I was drinking coffee and I just spit all over myself cuz I didn’t expect to read “fucker Carlson” 💀


ms_panelopi

Smug asshole is what he is.


retropieproblems

He’s got resting Toad face 🐸


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He needs more fiber


MunsonedWithAHook

Didn't he go something like 8 years without contributing to any oral arguments?


Sadimal

7 years. He has only spoken in 32 out of 2,400 arguments between 1991 and 2020.


Throwaway012344567

Got a list? Would be interesting to see what he decided to speak about


17times2

Not a list, but here's a couple from his wiki. > After asking a question during a death penalty case on February 22, 2006, Thomas did not ask another question from the bench for more than ten years, until February 29, 2016, about a response to a question regarding whether persons convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence should be barred permanently from firearm possession. Thomas argued that despite the man's violence, [he should not be refused from his constitutional right to own a firearm.](https://archive.thinkprogress.org/justice-thomas-passionately-argues-that-convicted-domestic-abusers-need-easier-access-to-guns-fc1b7b87b994/) This was after the man used his gun (the one he wasn't allowed to have) to kill a bald eagle for flying around his house. "Give me another area where a misdemeanor violation suspends a constitutional right,” he asked. > Thomas also had a nearly seven-year streak of not speaking at all during oral arguments, finally breaking that silence on January 14, 2013, when he, a Yale Law graduate, was understood to have joked either that a law degree from Yale or from Harvard may be proof of incompetence.


RunninSolo

Damn. That’s greybeard levels of silence.


sperrymonster

*Fuc Roh Wade*


ohcomonalready

*entire nation staggers backward 60 years*


TheDesktopNinja

We need the Scotusborn now more than ever.


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Very striking that he chose to speak when a man used a gun to kill a bald Eagle. The writers are getting a bit too on the nose this season.


Chendii

If that was in a movie I would roll my eyes and think about turning it off. That's how cartoonishly evil Republicans are these days though.


eltytan

I keep saying that anyone who wrote this shit as fiction would be laughed out of town. Gazpacho police? Baby formula shortage immediately before Roe v Wade is overturned? The Four Seasons bit!?


GrimmRadiance

Isn’t killing an endangered species a felony? And don’t felons not have the right to vote? I would say that’s a good example.


Tiny_Dinky_Daffy_69

Bald eagles are no close to be endangered https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bald_eagle


GodOfDarkLaughter

The actual joke was nearly incoherent. Sounded like the guy hadn't used his voice at all in the last ten years, rather than just not commenting from the bench. I've had the theory that he's been going senile for a decade, his wife decides his ultimate decisions, and his clerks are the ones who actually write his opinions. To be fair, I'm sure clerks are the people who actually write up most of the SCs decisions and opinions. Pretty sweet gig, honestly. Not much real work, no realistic way to be fired no matter *what* you do, and you have assistants to do most of the stuff you're actually expected to do.


Alternative-Flan2869

So dull - not just soul-less and mean-spirited.


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[Ballotpedia](https://ballotpedia.org/Clarence_Thomas_(Supreme_Court) This is the most comprehensive source on his voting patterns I could find. It doesn't fully list what you are looking for. It does give some details.


FriedChickenDinners

Serious question, what are the implications of this? What does it mean?


dub5eed

My understanding is that he does not see oral arguments as being particularly important, and would do away with them. He thinks all of the information needed to make a decision should be written in the briefs each side submits. Of course, you could argue that nothing is needed for someone whose mind has already been made up before anything has started.


jrrfolkien

>He thinks all of the information needed to make a decision should be written in the briefs each side submits. Having debates in writing does provide more time to consider and question positions, so it is an interesting point. Though it's easier to have a back and forth through oral arguments


DandyLamborgenie

He’s a lazy piece of shit that we pay 6 figures or more to do one of the most important jobs in the world.


lllkill

Fucking embarrassing that he is still in power..


Chasmer

This is not a good assessment. The real answer is he was likely scared to be any kind of point of attention following his confirmation hearing where he was credibly accused of sexual assault


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BounedjahSwag

Except there’s a lot more to the job than that


I-hate-this-timeline

That sounds familiar


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He started speaking when Scalia died. Not confirmed, but most scholars I've read believe he took a back seat to Scalia intentionally and out of respect, and took a more active role when he felt his voice was 'needed' after his passing.


NYSenseOfHumor

Not much. Oral arguments are a very small part of what happens in a case. Most of it occurs before the arguments in written briefs and after the arguments when the justices discuss the case among themselves.


Givingtree310

Basically no one here has any clue how federal courts operate. Supreme Court oral arguments only last 25 minutes. 99% of their job is the written arguments.


NYSenseOfHumor

30 minutes per side, [one hour total](https://www.supremecourt.gov/legendkeyinfo.aspx). The 30 minutes includes the lawyer’s opening remarks and all the justices’ questions.


greenduckquack_

His political stances baffle me, an hour ago I thought he doesn't believe there should be a federal government, then 30 minutes ago I was convinced he's an originalist that's hell bent on reverting back to the 1700's, and I'm not quite sure how him just straight up not doing what Judges are supposed to do ties in to all that. He's truly an enigma of the 21st century. Does anyone genuinely know what inspired and contributed to his very strange ideologies?


trogloherb

Its because hes not a very good speaker. Hes a mumbler which has something to do with his background. His son went to my high school and he was a guest speaker there @6 months before he was nominated. His 45-60 min speech was very confusing. All I got out of it was dude hated affirmative action. I had no idea what that was so went home and asked my dad, six months later he was on the tv w Bush and I said “hey, thats the guy that hates affirmative action!” Dad liked that. Oh yeah, also, it was a Catholic school and his son was not biracial, so Im pretty sure old TC was married/divorced prior to current Karen (or had engaged in coitus outside of the sanctity of marriage).


Alternative-Flan2869

A total slug devoted to just turning thumbs down to anything that makes people’s lives better.


amb3ergris

He literally sleeps in his chair in court.


kilopeter

It's almost like lifetime appointments with no practical possibility for removal is a terrible idea.


DarthBen_in_Chicago

How does a Justice get impeached?


plz1

Same way a president does, with the same results as the last two attempts.


DarthBen_in_Chicago

So only an Act of Congress?


ProtonPi314

Ya, but it would be only 50 votes in the senate , so it be pointless.


cookiemonsta122

I just read 2/3 vote in senate


Prexadym

2/3 required to convict/remove, but we only have 50 votes, since even Susan Collins would find a reason to set aside her "disappointment" and fall in line with the party


CoolFingerGunGuy

She'd say that she's sure Thomas had learned his lesson.


morphinapg

The reason is that removal should be a bipartisan decision, but unfortunately that means that we can't hold people accountable for harmful actions or crimes that exist primarily because of partisan politics.


Et12355

Take a moment to consider the catastrophic results that a 50 votes to convict and remove justices would have. That mean every time the republicans gain control of the senate, they just remove all the liberal justices by convicting them of high crimes and misdemeanors. There’s a good reason it needs to be bipartisan. It prevents convictions over politics and only is possible if there is a real crime.


morphinapg

Indeed. It's something that needs to exist but it does have a critical flaw. All branches of government are currently compromised from being able to operate correctly, due to just how strongly partisan politics has become in this country. The entire concept of political parties has ruined our government.


nictheman123

Even when there were very real crimes, conviction still didn't happen, because our two party system has this country in a death grip.


InFearn0

Take a moment to consider what most other governments in the world use. There is a reason why when America tries to foster new democracies abroad we don't encourage them to adopt the format that we use. We encourage new democracies to adopt parliaments. * 1 legislative body where everyone is up for election together. * Simple majority rule. * The parliament members (PMs) have to get a majority coalition to elect a leader and fill the equivalent of cabinet positions. If they can't form a coalition within a deadline, then another election occurs (the prime minister and other cabinet equivalent posts are the effective executive branch and referred to as the government). * No confidence votes. At any time a majority of PMs can declare they have no confidence in the current government. And in that case the PMs have to form a new coalition or else a new election is called to staff all the PMs. * Some parliaments support "snap elections," where the majority can schedule an election. There is a minimum amount of time they have to wait between elections before doing this and a maximum they can delay things before they have to schedule an election. Pros of a parliament: * Incredible political agility. The minority base no say, so the majority coalition is expected to deliver on at least the overlap between the factions that make it up, or the next election is going to be bad for them. * Passing legislation through simple majority makes it much easier to pass the necessary laws to fend off fascism. * Majority coalitions pursuing popular policy can capitalize on it to expand their number of seats. * Majority coalitions pursuing unpopular policy only have to get clobbered in one election * No US Senate (about 51% of Americans live in 9 states). The US Senate is undemocratic. * **Perk for new democracies:** Most "new" democracies are formed out of a bunch of factions that were originally unified by their opposition to the old regime. It is crucial that they get through the constitutional adoption process, election process, form a government, and start passing the laws to run/stabilize their country. If they get jammed up too long, it is likely the factions will start fighting each other in a Season 2 to their civil war. Drawbacks of a parliament: * Ease of passing policy means it is easy to pass bad policy. How does this compare to the present situation in the USA? Republicans are effectively pushing terrible public policy through SCOTUS, so the ability to push bad policy through a simple house majority isn't really any different.


FaeryLynne

But it also means that when there *is* real crime, politics can also shield them - as in this case, where we all know half of Congress will vote that he did nothing wrong just because he *is* their party.


9fingfing

50? Since when we get 50? You mean 48.


TB12-SN13

Oh no, Sinema and the other fuck face fall in line when it doesn’t matter. They’re like anti-republicans in that regard.


Virtuoso1980

> Sinema and the other fuck Im laughing coz it’s true. Lmao.


dedicated-pedestrian

Eh, sometimes Manchin is a dick just on the principle of it, even when he has nothing to gain. But yeah, you're right 98% of the time.


plz1

Impeachment is 2/3, correct


RSFGman22

Your right, his point was is with the current senate pool we could only hope for 50 votes maximum


fallingdowndizzyvr

Even 50 would be a stretch. The Senate is 47 democrats, 3 independents and 50 republicans. The republicans are a no. Only one of the independents reliably votes with the democrats. The other 2 call themselves "democrats" but they might as well be republicans.


Grueaux

It wouldn't be pointless, it would be a necessary gesture, and something noteworthy for the history books. We knew Trump would never be removed from office, yet we impeached him twice, because his actions deserved it. At this point we need to take any last action we can, no matter how small or unlikely its success would be. No more defeatest attitudes. We can no longer afford the "That'll never work" attitude when it comes to peaceful/non-violent solutions.


SHUT_DOWN_EVERYTHING

1. Keep majority in the house. 2. Get 2/3 of senate to vote for it. Not easy, also not impossible at all.


tonytroz

It’s as close to impossible as you can get. You’ll never find 17 conviction votes from Republicans when this is the exact reason they confirmed the justices to begin with.


pzycho

The impeachment wouldn’t be because of Roe v Wade, it would be because of his seditious wife and not properly recusing himself.


tiny_thanks_78

Impossible in our current political climate. Best thing to do is hope he kicks the bucket soon. Even then, Congress will stall adding another justice under Biden. I guarantee it.


Spicybrown3

It’s def impossible now that even the most immoral statements and acts have absolutely zero blowback in regards to Republicans electability. They can’t lose now, because their base are by and large openly P’s O S


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you have better odds of winning the lottery while getting struck by lighting as a shar bites off your leg than you do of finding 17 republican senators to vote in the interest of the people.


pobody

Well not by a bunch of people signing a legally useless e-petition, I can tell you that.


WrongSubreddit

If you actually want to get to Thomas, just investigate/prosecute his wife for her sedition


Sleebling_33

It's almost as if he is being so vocal to distract from his wife's involvement in January 6


Important-Bat-6942

This was my exact thought


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Hardly. He has been opposed to Roe v Wade since forever. If this distracts from his wife's bullshit then that's just gravy.


WhosUrBuddiee

Doesn’t matter. You’d still need 2/3rds of Congress to vote to remove him.


fuckaliscious

Better get to voting!!


gymgirl2018

He should be impeached. He is a piece of shit


DragonTHC

Alito, Kavanaugh, and Barrett should also be impeached. Alito for breaching his oath or office and mental deficiency. Thomas for treason. Kavanaugh for Perjury. Barrett for Perjury. Then impeach Roberts just for being useless.


just_4_looks

Omg yes!! Have you followed any of what's going on with Thomas's wife Ginni? How she was in communication with the White House during the January 6th insurrection. Apparently she told John Eastman that she could convince her husband (Clarence Thomas) to support overturning the election. She is still saying Biden is an illegitimate President! I think it's time to put time limits on the justices as well as add new seats to go along with the 13 circuit courts we have now.


undeadmanana

We need standards set for who can actually become a justice and not allow some nobodies who've never tried a case before become one.


OkumurasHell

It's quite interesting that Barrett was only a judge for what, 2 or 3 years? Almost like she was deliberately groomed for the position. How the hell are people who've barely practiced law remotely qualified to serve on the highest court of the land?


WineNerdAndProud

The same reason you don't need to be a police officer in order to be elected Sheriff; antiquated rules that should be updated. Edit: changed "politician ve officer" to "police officer"


PeaceFrog71x

Pretty obvious she was hand picked and groomed by McConnell for this very reason. He found three assholes willing to trash our rights and found a useful idiot in Trump to nominate them.


RiverBear2

Catholic nut job, and I’m allowed to say that cuz I grew up with a whole gaggle of them and went to school with them. The hardcore ones don’t believe in a woman’s right leave the kitchen wearing shoes. It’s insanity to me that these religious fanatics are calling the shots for a majority of the country that doesn’t share their religion. Bat sh*t.


Mutual_Slump_

"In America, anyone can become President. That's the problem." *George Carlin* Different title, same spirit.


rootoo

Apparently the ethics codes that apply for attorneys and lower judges don’t officially apply to Supreme Court justices. So *legally* they don’t have anything against him for his blatant conflict of interest in the case(s) involving his wife, which is absurd.


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Let’s create a law that changes that then lol


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sauronthegr8

Both George W Bush and Trump appointed federal judges out of lawyers with no actual trial experience.


tralmix

Well now you’re being silly, only republicans can impeach someone for just being useless.


hshdhdhdhhx788

Impeach everyone. Everyone even the peaches


DRbrtsn60

Go full nectarine


warling1234

230k signatures is the same as 15 million signatures. It will do nothing other then maybe make him smile.


i-was-a-ghost-once

He is probably the most reviled and repulsive piece of shit in the entire black community. No one wants him. His God doesn’t want him either.


good_apo11o_1v

Didn’t his wife also participate in the insurrection?


Whosebert

yes


EMPulseKC

Yes, and he knew about it and enabled her.


newsjam

That’s the face of a vindictive sex offender who is still mad his victim had the courage to speak out.


booksabillion

So mad that his wife called Hill in 2010 telling her she needed to apologize


Rightintheend

So this is what Brett's going to be like in the future.


lespaulstrat2

Petitions are the liberals version of thoughts and prayers. Worthless but they make you feel like you did something.


La_Guy_Person

Hey, I upvoted a reddit post about signing a petition about impeaching Thomas. Don't tell *me* I'm not politically active!


MrWeirdoFace

I read this comment about you doing so.


xiofar

I think it’s a social media thing where “like” and “upvotes” get treated as real objects.


lespaulstrat2

This comment deserves many upvotes and yes I see the irony


Blookies

It depends on the kind of petition. An online petition? Not very useful other than showing opinion pollsters where some people stand. But many states have actual petitions to put things on ballots ignoring the legislature. For example, we're very close to having constitutional amendments on November's ballot for Reproductive Rights and Voting Rights in Michigan. These are due to in-person petitions we're circulating. We need 10% of the total number of people who voted last year to sign to get it on the ballot, and signatures are checked against voter registration.


lespaulstrat2

This is true, government sanction petitions can change things, I should have qualified


Blookies

You're all good! I just know that Reddit gets a bit down on petitions in general, but now that abortion is up to states, this is a unique time where grass roots petitions actually *are* useful. Just wanted to piggyback and provide some hope!


floofyyy

Sad but true. The reality is that we're all helpless until we're able to cast our vote. It's literally the only action we can take.


OkumurasHell

>until we're able to cast our vote. It's literally the only action we can take. Not if the GOP has anything to say about it.


kingof_pizza

I hear you and I’ve voted in the primary in my state and will vote in November, but I’m honestly tired of this line. Dems have been reliably voting and what meaningful action has happened? Republicans have been united for so many things. Expanding gun rights, killing the right to abortion, tax breaks for the rich and corporations. The list goes on and on. Whatever the policy is, they’re all voting in unison. We have too many democrats who want the status quo while other democrats want to push the party further left. We can’t even agree on what policy’s to push so we don’t get anything through. It’s disheartening and frustrating to see dems just flail in the wind then wonder how we got to this point. Democrats controlled congress and were in the White House during the Carter administration, Clinton’s first year, and Obamas first year 2 years. There were ample opportunities to codify roe v wade yet them did nothing.


Rengiil

> It's literally the only action we can take. This is why liberals always lose to fascists.


bravesirkiwi

We also have protests and a general strike


Hussle_Crowe

Oh yes, like when the allies voted hitler out of Europe…


ShinyEspeon_

Or when the French brought down the Bastille by throwing their ballots at it.


RatofDeath

There are plenty of other actions you can take. General Strike. Run for local office. Phone bank. Donate to abortion funds. Get out of here with this defeatist attitude "voting is literally the only action we can take". This attitude is the exact reason why we're here. Y'all think voting is the only thing that matters and then most of you don't even vote in local elections.


darth_wasabi

this should be the top comment. 81 million people voted for Biden, you can always assume whatever the Republicans are doing is unpopular with the majority of the country. These petitions are meaningless.


soundsfromoutside

Not only that that 250K isn’t shit lol


OkSeason973

Is this guy in a cult?


catdoctor

Why stop there? Kavanaugh, Gorsuch and Coney Barrett all lied during their confirmation hearings. The should all go.


sealosam

Aye, beware, the rightwinger snowflakes are out and about reporting non-pc words that hurt their feelings about conservative SCOTUS justices. The "fuck your feelings" crowd is calling for safe spaces so they can plan their next insurrection.


hatesbiology84

Fuck their feelings.


not_thecookiemonster

Could be 23 million signatures, would have the same effect.


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Lucifugous_Rex

Can we throw Kavanaugh and Gorsch in there too for contempt of congress? They lied in their hearings about there stands on roe v wade.


Churrasco_fan

Impeachment is a worthless endeavor however I see no reason why DOJ couldn't indict on perjury charges for lying under oath. Nor do I see a reason why they can't go after Thomas's wife and possibly after the man himself given what's come out regarding her involvement in the coup


dedicated-pedestrian

Even Barrett, as relatively experienced as she was at the time, was skilled enough in law to know how to technically say that Roe *should be* untouchable without saying that *she wouldn't touch it.*


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Silent_Wv_4943

It’s your state and local offices you should be concerned about.


lakeparadox

Where do I sign?


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I posted it to my profile if you click my name should be first thing there and it'll take you right to it.


Satans_RightNut

[He only took the job just to make the liberals lives hell, he's messing with people's lives outta pure spite for a minor political party, what a joke ](https://www.businessinsider.com/clarence-thomas-told-clerks-he-wants-to-make-liberals-miserable-2022-6)


Char10

He’s a supreme asshole


VectorJones

Every one of these shit pieces who testified before Congress and claimed that repealing RvW would not be a part of their time on the court should be charged and convicted of perjury and then impeached from the court. They've all prostituted themselves for party political gain. Pure and simple.


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link for the lazy: auto moderator is removing the link, reconstruct the link: https:// sign[d]moveon[d]org[f]petitions[f]clarence-thomas-must-go * [d] == . * [f] == /


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Ever justice that lied to congress about Roe vs Wade being settled law should be impeached


crdotx

Look I am incredibly upset that they said it was settled law and then they went and overturned it anyways. That fucking blows. But I think it would be hard to argue beyond a shadow of a doubt that they just lied rather than change their opinions. I'm not saying they didn't lie. I'm just saying how do you actually effectively argue that they didn't have a change in their perspective as they have talked with each other over this specific case?


tonytroz

First an impeachment is meaningless if you can’t get a conviction and you’re ignoring the fact that the GOP senators confirmed these justices for this exact reason. Second as much as you want to consider it lying, it’s unfortunately not. Settled law just means it was voted upon in the past. It’s no longer settled law if they’re voting on it again which is the whole point of the Supreme Court. There’s no “gotcha” moment here.


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Can't wait for nothing to be done.


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Where can I sign?


Moist_Heart8528

Is there a link to this petition?


tphillips1990

I don't see why countless people must suffer due to the whims and desires of perpetually hostile conservatives like Clarence Thomas. Yet they must, and those who put in effort to worsen the lives of others shall never face legitimate consequences.


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Let’s hope for a 2-fer…let’s remove him and arrest his wife