Salon is pretty derisive about the idea that "a slight is a slight" ... after all, they and everyone on the left actually hates Justice Thomas for not following in the role they have defined on their liberal plantation that over 90% of blacks have the good sense to follow.
“The worst I have been treated was by northern liberal elites,” Thomas said. “The absolute worst I have ever been treated. The worst things that have been done to me, the worst things that have been said about me — by northern liberal elites, not by the people of Savannah, Georgia.”In leftist minds the slavery of 150 years ago, and the Jim Crow (run my Democrats, but that part is to be forgotten) ought to be enough of a "slight" to lock blacks on their reservation for at least the next 50 years. Guys like Thomas call their whole progrom into question, so he must be belittled, derided and marginalized at every turn.
“I quite frankly don’t know how you do these hard jobs without some faith. I don’t know. Other people can come to you and explain it to you,” he said. “I have no idea. I don’t know how an oath becomes meaningful unless you have faith. Because at the end you say, ‘So help me God.’ And a promise to God is different from a promise to anyone else.”Thomas is way too much of an independent thinker for the folks at Salon. The gall! To think that just because "swearing on the Bible" for an oath before God ought to mean something! Even worse, he admits he has faith!
Of course Salon does too ... in the current liberal dogma, in the lack of any God and the ultimate meaninglessness of existence, in their current mental superiority over other people based on ... well, based on their fealty to current liberal dogma!
To contrast, even a non-Christian conservative would base the meaning of the oath and the Constitution on as much as they can humbly learn of thousands of years of human wisdom. The left dare no reference that, because it clearly shows the horror of their "project".
We need to work out a "liberal" oath. "I swear my allegiance to whatever a poll of current liberal elites says I should think today, so help me randomness and meaninglessness".
Salon and Satan no doubt find it quite delicious that BO and every member of Congress swore to uphold the Constitution, yet in the SOTU address when BO said he was going to break it by passing law without Congress, all the Democrats got up and cheered, thus breaking their oaths as well.
I suspect that Satan, Salon, and the other minions feel about like many of us on the right do when we hear "Iraqi suicide bomb instructor blows up class", as they watch a scene like Democrats applauding BO breaking the law he is sworn to uphold. "Evil cynical pleasure". The best that Satan and his minions can hope for, since true joy is reserved for Christians.