At least Bennie Thompson is honest about it.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: You think it’s all right to be calling a Supreme Court justice an Uncle Tom?
JAMES CLYBURN: All of us have ways of expressing our disappointments. I am very disappointed in Clarence Thomas.
SCARBOROUGH: Do you think he’s an Uncle Tom?
CLYBURN: Well, I don’t know.
SCARBOROUGH: You don’t know if a Supreme Court justice is an Uncle Tom?
CLYBURN: Well, he’s not the only Supreme Court justice there. We have nine of them.