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Harry Reid says ‘We’re not going to let five white men run women’s lives’

Clarence Thomas doesn't look white
Clarence Thomas doesn't look white
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A two-fer from Harry Reid! Yesterday in a speech delivered on the Senate Floor, the Majority Leader declared somewhat incomprehensibly, "We’re going to do something about Hobby Lobby.” What that might be is hard to fathom. Last week the Supreme Court handed down its ruling, affirming the retailer's right to deny offering specific contraceptive to female employees at no charge. There's not a more Supreme court that the decision be appealed to.

But that's not the only questionable thing Reid said in his speech, a video of which may be viewed here. In slamming the court, he also said:

The one thing we are going to do during this work period, sooner rather than later, is to ensure that women’s lives are not determined by virtue of five white men. This Hobby Lobby decision is outrageous and we are going to do something about it. People are going to have to walk down here and vote.

The five men in question would be the male justices who sit on the bench of the high panel. The only problem with Reid's statement is that one of the judges, Clarence Thomas, is not white. Maybe in the radical liberal world Harry Reid inhabits, Thomas doesn't qualify as black because he is an "Uncle Tom."

There's more: I’m not sure when Reid last looked in a mirror, but for the record he himself is fairly pasty-faced. Putting aside the ostensible self-loathing, is the Majority Leader unaware that if he and his liberal colleagues in the Senate are somehow able to bully the high court into reversing its ruling (a feat not easily imagined) that this, too, would be the result of actions on the part of some relatively small number of evil “white men”? Or does it only matter when the white men in question take a position counter to Reid’s own?