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Adele Stan

Adele Stan

Posted: July 8, 2010 11:28 AM

Clarence Thomas' Wife Makes Common Cause with Militia Guru Larry Pratt

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Virginia "Ginni" Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, as a new job, running a think tank she founded to appeal to Tea Party supporters. Liberty Central, according to Kenneth P. Vogel, writing in Politico, "appears to be positioning itself as a hybrid think tank/advocacy group/campaign arm for the tea party movement." Among those who are part of Thomas's hybrid is Gun Owners of America, listed among 32 organizations deemed as "friends" by Liberty Central.

Gun Owners of America is led by militia guru Larry Pratt, who when last I saw him, appeared to be calling for war on the U.S. government at a 2nd Amendment Rally held on the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing.

At the gun rally, Pratt expressed his displeasure at the attendance of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano at an Oklahoma City ceremony commemorating the lives lost in the bombing. "I look around: it's so good to see all these terrorists out here," Pratt said to the gun activists. "Janet Napolitano, she figured, as governor of Arizona, that we didn't have a border problem, but she knows who the real enemy is. Ha, ha, ha, ha. And Bill Clinton's been runnin' cover for her, too," he added, referring to an op-ed Clinton published on the day of the gun march. Pratt went on to paraphrase Clinton: "Watch out how you guys speak out there, you know, words can have consequences."

"Remember Oklahoma City?" Pratt continued. "Yeah, I do. And I also remember the Waco barbecue that your attorney general gave us. Thanks a lot...We're in a war. The other side knows they're at war, because they started it. They're comin' for our freedom, for our money, for our kids, for our property. They're comin' for everything because they're a bunch of socialists."

Is Larry Pratt's anti-government "war" the sort of activism that Ginni Thomas, CEO of Liberty Central and wife of a member of the high court, would condone?

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