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All Republicans look the same to racist Senator Harry Reid

Harry Reid Apparently Thinks Clarence Thomas Is White
July 9, 2014 by Chuck Ross

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is so angry over the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in the Hobby Lobby contraception case last week that he apparently forgot Justice Clarence Thomas is black.

The Nevada Democrat lamented the court’s ruling which allows Hobby Lobby and other for-profit companies with religious objections to certain forms of contraception to avoid providing them to employees in health insurance plans mandated under Obamacare.

Hobby Lobby approves of 16 out of 20 forms of contraception that have been approved by the FDA.

“People are going to have to walk down here and vote, and if they vote with the five men on the Supreme Court, I think it’s — they’re going to have — be treated unfavorably come November with the elections,” Reid told reporters on Tuesday, according to ABC.

The Senate will act soon to “ensure that women’s lives are not determined by virtue of five white men,” Reid added.

But his reference to “five white men” was off by 20 percent.

Only four of the male justices who sided with Hobby Lobby — John Roberts, Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia and Anthony Kennedy — are white. The other — Clarence Thomas — is black.

read full article: Harry Reid Apparently Thinks Clarence Thomas Is White

Also, read Megan McArdle’s excellent piece on the reality of the Hobby Lobby case:
Hobby Lobby Hobbyhorses
July 1, 2014 by Megan McArdle

After reading the Twitter reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case, I began researching a post on what women could do now that corporations have exactly the same rights people do, including playing power forward for the Miami Heat, and now that contraception has been outlawed throughout these great United States. Then I read the decision and, to my surprise, found that it didn’t quite say any of that.

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