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Far-left entertainer Bette Midler has once again caused outrage on social media over a meme she posted disparaging Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas many felt was overtly racist.
The Blaze notes:
The so-called “progressive” actress assailed Thomas online because she was enraged by the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. Midler posted a meme that many people are calling racist. The meme featured the face of Thomas photoshopped as a mask, but underneath is his wife – Virginia “Ginni” Thomas – wearing a black robe.
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) July 3, 2022
The responses to Midler’s “racist” post were swift and vehement.
Once again, the left’s abject racism is on full display.
— Dr. Jonny Republic If You Can Keep It 🇺🇸 (@JonDougherty10) July 5, 2022
Republican strategist CJ Pearson: “Let’s call this what this is: racism. And the only reason she gets away with it is that she’s a white liberal.”
Radio host Darvio Morrow: “Sigh. The racism combined with ignorance, arrogance and a religious belief in their own virtue leaves me speechless. I’m out of words.”
Pro-life advocate Obianuju Ekeocha: “The racism on the left is so deeply rooted that it’s terrifying.”
Union University dean Hunter Baker: “The left is secure and unchallenged in its deep racism regarding any independence of mind in black men and women.”
Former Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell: “Bette Midler continues to attack the black man.”
Writer Jim Teacher: “Libs love any excuse to be racist.”
Actor Clifton Duncan: “Black Americans, take note: The White ‘Progressives’ currently posing as our ‘allies’ are, in truth, some of the most vile racists you will ever encounter. And to think — there was a time I would have been thrilled to work with Ms. Midler.”
Here are several more, as noted by The Blaze:
Actor Kangmin Lee: “Clarence Thomas is single-handedly exposing the deep-seeded racism in the hearts of entitled white liberal women.”
Powerlifter Marc Lobliner: “If this isn’t racist….”
Editor Chad Felix Greene: “This is who they are.”
Actor Matthew Marsden: “Not all actors are like this. I promise.”
Columnist T. Becket Adams: “So … is that literal black face?”
Attorney NathanDallon chose instead to post a 1991 quote from Thomas, in which he said: “‘I’d grown up fearing the lynch mobs of the Ku Klux Klan; as an adult, I was starting to wonder if I’d been afraid of the wrong white people all along. My worst fears had come to pass not in Georgia but in Washington, D.C., where I was being pursued not by bigots in white robes but by left-wing zealots draped in flowing sanctimony.'”
Several people also posted a quote from 1960s civil rights campaigner Malcolm X: “The worst enemy that the Negro have is this white man that runs around here drooling at the mouth professing to love Negros and calling himself a liberal, and it is following these white liberals that has perpetuated problems that Negros have. If the Negro wasn’t taken, tricked or deceived by the white liberal, then Negros would get together and solve our own problems. I only cite these things to show you that in America, the history of the white liberal has been nothing but a series of trickery designed to make Negros think that the white liberal was going to solve our problems.”
Midler went on to post another meme that could also be considered somewhat racist, but certainly condescending: That the brilliant Justice Thomas is just a puppet of his white wife.
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) July 3, 2022
Midler and other white Hollywood and entertainment liberals have been especially fired up at Thomas and the high court’s other conservatives following last month’s 5-4 ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, the landmark and always controversial decision legalizing abortion in all 50 states, as well as a pro-Second Amendment decision overturning a New York concealed carry law that was overly restrictive.
Many of the conservative justices’ homes have been picketed by protesters in apparent violation of federal law, leading the GOP governors of Maryland and Virginia to call on Attorney General Merrick Garland to enforce the statutes.