There’s no way Harry Reid actually thinks Clarence Thomas is white. Harry Reid does, however, aim these lines at riling-up the low-information voters in a mid-term year. He counts on them not actually knowing who sits on the Supreme Court, and that’s probably a safe assumption.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) vowed on Tuesday to take action this month to try to combat the recent “Hobby Lobby” ruling from the Supreme Court. In his remarks he referred to the decision and decried the “five white men” who rendered it.
“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 determine by virtue of five white men,” Reid said. “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.
Funny story: 3 of the 4 liberal justices who dissented are also white. The other justice is a white Hispanic. Thomas, a conservative, is the only black justice on the court.