He said he was unqualified to be a Supreme Court Justice and really not very intelligent. He also critiqued Justice's Roberts and Scalia but said they WERE intelligent. His claims about Justice Thomas are rather outrageous. This is Justice Thomas' early career: From 1974 to 1977, Thomas was an Assistant Attorney General of Missouri under then State Attorney General John Danforth. When Danforth was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1976 to 1979, Thomas left to become an attorney with Monsanto in St. Louis, Missouri. He returned to work for Danforth from 1979 to 1981 as a Legislative Assistant. Both men shared a common bond in that both had studied to be ordained (although Thomas was Roman Catholic and Danforth was ordained Episcopalian). Danforth was to be instrumental in championing Thomas for the Supreme Court. In 1981, he joined the Reagan administration. From 1981 to 1982, he served as Assistant Secretary of Education for the Office of Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Education. From 1982 to 1990 he was Chairman of the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC"). In 1990, President George H. W. Bush appointed Thomas to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. I am not sure Barack Obama has those sorts of credentials. He has basically been a non participant in the Senate, holding no hearings of note or proposing little in the way of legislation. That does not mean he can't be a terrific President, but it certainly doesn't give him the right to rip a man who has been duty bound since 1974. .Cmon, you just can't stumble into being a Supreme Court Justice. You get approved by Congress. I think he gets ripped cause he is a conservative. The guy comes from small town South Carolina, born into poverty Gullah heritage and fought his way out. Thats a helluva accomplishment. But he follows Professor Sowell so he gets toasted.