I was sympathetic to Clarence Thomas from thetime he was nominated for the Court. He was treated like a n-gg-r by the Democrats in the US Senate. I later learned that Joe Biden was the most malicious of the senators he dealt with. When he publicly said that the Democrats in the U.S. Senate were a 'high tech lynch mob' I recognized a man who was a genuine American black and who was clearly honest.
Later, when I read his biography I recognized that he was the first true American black to rise from the conditions of slavery to the highest office. A true black Horatio Alger story. I have always assumed he could never have gotten as far as he did without inherent extraordinary qualities. And I have since so many times.
The unexpected part of this blog is that the liberal a machine has decided that Thomas is so brilliant that he is shifting American legal opinion by himself and has become the greatest threat to the liberal machine. That was truly unexpected.
The unknown part of this blog is the mass media’s inability to read, do research or even do their job adequately. Alan Krueger has been named head of the CEA by the President. The president is in for a disturbing surprise. Krueger is an honest man, who makes decisions based on data.
Krueger’s work on the minimum wage has been badly mischaracterized. In his data based research he compared chain store employment in two adjacent states where one state had a high minimum wage. What he found was that in the high minimum wage state the employers invested much more money in training employees in order to reduce turn over. The reality of minimum wage eliminating jobs was not relevant to his study. Minimum wage laws have created most of our current unemployment.
His immigration study is of great importance. He compared the effect of Mexican and Cuban immigrants on the employment of blacks. The immigrants did not in any way increase the unemployment among blacks.
If the media and the unions understood Krueger's work they would hate him.