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Joe Biden Stage-Managed the Entire “High-Tech Lynching” of Clarence Thomas; now the Left Wants Him to Apologize to His Star Actress, Anita Hill.

I’ve been confused about calls on the Left for Joe Biden to apologize to Anita Hill. I remember the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court confirmation hearings and thought that if Biden should apologize to anyone it was to the Supreme Court Justice. However, after reading this piece in The Federalist by Mollie Hemingway I’m reassessing. I’m not so sure he doesn’t owe her one. 

Here’s what I mean: Last week on “The View,” the cast of magpies known as the hosts had the former Vice President on the ropes ‘hummana-hummana-ing’ over why he should apologize to Hill and for groping women and girls. This would be his proving ground for being taken seriously as a 2020 presidential candidate. Biden said he had spoken with Hill and offered an apology, his penance, in hopes it would mollify the hosts. He assured the women that, “I did everything in my power to defeat Clarence Thomas.” Remember now that Anita Hill’s dubious testimony of pubic hairs on Coke cans, x-rated videos and the like was such an obvious put-up job, so clearly and obviously orchestrated for maximum impact by Democrats that even a young, wet-behind-the-ears, liberal dummy like me could see it. 

Hemingway cites Arlen Specter’s memoir for his recollections of Hill’s testimony at the hearing. Biden told Specter that it was obvious Hill was lying. Specter, at the time a Republican who later switched teams, was a former prosecutor and member of the Judiciary Committee: “[I]n 1998, Biden admitted to Specter that ‘It was clear to me from the way she was answering the questions, [Hill] was lying’ about a key part of her testimony. The exchange was published in Specter’s 2000 memoir, ‘Passion for Truth: From Finding JFK’s Single Bullet to Questioning Anita Hill to Impeaching Clinton.’”  READ THE REST AT POLITICAL VANGUARD HERE:

Anita Hill “documentary” revisits the sham attack on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas

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And from my standpoint as a black American, as far as I’m concerned, it is a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves, to do for themselves, to have different ideas, and it is a message that unless you kowtow to an old order, this is what will happen to you. You will be lynched, destroyed, caricatured by a committee of the U.S. — U.S. Senate, rather than hung from a tree.

What could the liberal Senate Judiciary Committee, populated by the likes of far left liberals Joe Biden, Teddy Kennedy and Howard Metzenbaum, do when confronted with a conservative appointee–a BLACK man–for the highest court in the land? They did the math:

Liberal politics > a conservative – black blowback

How to equalize the sides and get a political win? Bring in a black woman. Enter Anita Hill.

Now, 23 years after the combustible confirmation hearings in 1991, a ‘documentary’ about Clarence Thomas accuser Anita Hill. Make no mistake this is an attempt to reframe this sorry event and rewrite history about Clarence Thomas and the women’s movement.

Because this episode launched so many on a journey to conservatism–me, Andrew Breitbart and the man who worked for a liberal Senator who outed Anita Hill and tens of thousands of others– I believe the left now chose to rewrite this seminal event for a new generation, a generation which doesn’t know this history and the disgusting put-up job this was.

As a reliable liberal, after watching this spectacle the scales fell from my eyes. I was disgusted that the party which purported to be on the side of the blacks now felt politically impelled to destroy one. I found myself agreeing with Thomas after he issued a statement in his defense after the Senators’ parade parade of innuendo.

Senator, I would like to start by saying unequivocally, uncategorically, that I deny each and every single allegation against me today that suggested in any way that I had conversations of a sexual nature or about pornographic material with Anita Hill, that I ever attempted to date her, that I ever had any personal sexual interest in her, or that I in any way ever harassed her.

A second, and I think more important point. I think that this today is a travesty. I think that it is disgusting. I think that this hearing should never occur in America. This is a case in which this sleaze, this dirt, was searched for by staffers of members of this committee, was then leaked to the media, and this committee and this body validated it and displayed it at prime time over our entire nation. How would any member on this committee, any person in this room, or any person in this country, would like sleaze said about him or her in this fashion? Or this dirt dredged up and this gossip and these lies displayed in this manner? How would any person like it?

The Supreme Court is not worth it. No job is worth it. I am not here for that. I am here for my name, my family, my life, and my integrity. I think something is dreadfully wrong with this country when any person, any person in this free country would be subjected to this.

This is not a closed room. There was an FBI investigation. This is not an opportunity to talk about difficult matters privately or in a closed environment. This is a circus. It’s a national disgrace.

And from my standpoint as a black American, as far as I’m concerned, it is a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves, to do for themselves, to have different ideas, and it is a message that unless you kowtow to an old order, this is what will happen to you. You will be lynched, destroyed, caricatured by a committee of the U.S. — U.S. Senate, rather than hung from a tree.

 They lost me. The hypocrisy of these liberal bastards was breathtaking. Just a few years later these same political pugilists–the women’s movement and the liberal lions of the Senate –would support Bill Clinton when he lied to a federal grand jury about his predatory sexual behavior.

Note the screen shot of this mockumentary is of a white Senator supposedly picking on the poor black woman Hill. Nothing could be further from the truth unless you want to talk about Senator Howard Metzenbaum–a white LIBERAL man–who outed Hill and forced her to testify in an attempt to scuttle Thomas’ nomination. 

I’m personally offended by this attempt to rewrite history. This is an attempt to besmirch as uninformed, those who witnessed this spectacle and who concluded–accurately– that the left cared more about naked identity politics than preserving the reputation of an honorable black man who was brought up by his sharecropping Grandpa and then rose to the heights of American leadership. Thomas was the great American success story, but the left couldn’t abide a conservative  black ascending and replacing liberal justice Thurgood Marshall–a legal (and black) icon. Instead, the left tried to metaphorically lynch him. It was a shameful time and it outed Kennedy, Biden and Metzenbaum et al for the cowards, racialists and liars they were. 

A Metzenbaum staffer who was so disgusted by this orchestrated, dishonest spectacle, eventually wrote a book about his experience. He entitled his book, Leaving the Left. That mindset, more than anything, is the reason for the historical rewrite of this shameful episode of liberal duplicity.