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Garden Club Fallout

A federal judge in South Carolina may have lied during her U.S. Senate confirmation about being a member of a “whites only” garden club. Mary Geiger Lewis – a liberal activist judge appointed to the bench by U.S. President Barack Obama last year – was questioned during her confirmation regarding…

A federal judge in South Carolina may have lied during her U.S. Senate confirmation about being a member of a “whites only” garden club.

Mary Geiger Lewis – a liberal activist judge appointed to the bench by U.S. President Barack Obama last year – was questioned during her confirmation regarding whether any of the organizations to which she belonged “currently practice or formerly practiced” discrimination. According to a Maryland-based blog, The Quinton Report, Lewis mentioned her affiliation with the lily-white Columbia Garden Club during this line of questioning – but did not reveal the organization’s status as a “whites only” organization.

Curiously, Lewis did note her membership in a formerly all-white group – the Spring Valley Country Club – but pointed out that its “discriminatory practices ended prior to my becoming a member.”

Hmmmm …

“The question makes it pretty clear that it is referring to either de facto or de jure discrimination for club memberships,” The Quinton Report notes. “Lewis’ response indicates that the Columbia Garden Club has never discriminated in its membership policy. Her answer also indicates that Spring Valley Country Club was no longer discriminating when she became a member.”

Ironically, Lewis – a past president of the Garden Club and one of its event sponsors as recently as this spring – was recommended to Obama for this post by U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, one of the most notorious race-baiting poverty pimps in the U.S. Congress.

So … what will the fallout be from this revelation? Nothing … according to the Obama administration (and the mainstream media) it’s evidently okay to be a member of a “whites only” club (and to lie about it) if you are an ideological liberal. Were Lewis a conservative judge nominated by white president, we suspect she’d be experiencing a much bumpier ride right about now.

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20 comments

? July 29, 2013 at 9:51 am

So she just happened to be in TWO discriminatory garden clubs?

LMAO!

I suppose their gardening wear includes a triangular shaped white cloth hat…gotta keep that white skin from being sun burned.

:)

Nice new look on the site btw Sic.

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? July 29, 2013 at 9:51 am

So she just happened to be in TWO discriminatory garden clubs?

LMAO!

I suppose their gardening wear includes a triangular shaped white cloth hat…gotta keep that white skin from being sun burned.

:)

Nice new look on the site btw Sic.

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Smirks July 29, 2013 at 10:46 am

Here’s one way to tell, get some black volunteers to take up gardening and try to join said clubs.

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GreenvilleLwyr July 29, 2013 at 11:40 am

The website doesn’t contain information about joining, so I assume its by invitation only.

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Billy K Mulligan July 31, 2013 at 10:13 am

Al Sharpton’s female entourage members should just show up at one of their events with a rake and hoe, demand same day registration as a club member.

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Smirks July 29, 2013 at 10:46 am

Here’s one way to tell, get some black volunteers to take up gardening and try to join said clubs.

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GreenvilleLwyr July 29, 2013 at 11:40 am

The website doesn’t contain information about joining, so I assume its by invitation only.

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Billy K Mulligan July 31, 2013 at 10:13 am

Al Sharpton’s female entourage members should just show up at one of their events with a rake and hoe, demand same day registration as a club member.

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Jim Crow July 29, 2013 at 11:42 am

“Were Lewis a conservative judge nominated by white president, we suspect she’d be experiencing a much bumpier ride right about now.”

What would you base that on? There are plenty of sitting conservative judges nominated by white presidents who have been or are members of a “white only” organization. None of them seem to be experiencing a “bumpy ride.” In fact I would speculate that a majority of conservative white judges are, or at some point were, a member of a “white only” organization of some type.

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Jim Crow July 29, 2013 at 11:42 am

“Were Lewis a conservative judge nominated by white president, we suspect she’d be experiencing a much bumpier ride right about now.”

What would you base that on? There are plenty of sitting conservative judges nominated by white presidents who have been or are members of a “white only” organization. None of them seem to be experiencing a “bumpy ride.” In fact I would speculate that a majority of conservative white judges are, or at some point were, a member of a “white only” organization of some type.

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tomstickler July 29, 2013 at 4:03 pm

How did she “lie about it?”

Unless my reading comprehension has deteriorated with age, “Lewis mentioned her affiliation with the lily-white Columbia Garden Club during this line of questioning – but did not reveal the organization’s status as a “whites only” organization.”

She answered truthfully “whether any of the organizations to which she belonged “currently practice or formerly practiced” discrimination.”

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tomstickler July 29, 2013 at 4:03 pm

How did she “lie about it?”

Unless my reading comprehension has deteriorated with age, “Lewis mentioned her affiliation with the lily-white Columbia Garden Club during this line of questioning – but did not reveal the organization’s status as a “whites only” organization.”

She answered truthfully “whether any of the organizations to which she belonged “currently practice or formerly practiced” discrimination.”

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Wade July 29, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Cam and Mary Lewis lie? Dick Harpo lie? Jean Toal lie? You know they don’t!!!! They are the elite of the SC Democratic Party!!!

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Wade July 29, 2013 at 10:04 pm

Cam and Mary Lewis lie? Dick Harpo lie? Jean Toal lie? You know they don’t!!!! They are the elite of the SC Democratic Party!!!

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trolljamz July 29, 2013 at 11:20 pm

is it REALLY a discriminatory “whites only” club or just a boring old club of that happens to be a bunch of old white broads? How many members are there? who’s been turned away? I think you are grasping at straws on this one.

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trolljamz July 29, 2013 at 11:20 pm

is it REALLY a discriminatory “whites only” club or just a boring old club of that happens to be a bunch of old white broads? How many members are there? who’s been turned away? I think you are grasping at straws on this one.

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Nanu08 July 30, 2013 at 6:13 am

So now its a big NO to have a all white club or all black one? Geezzz! Isn’t there all black bikers clubs just as white ones, all black night clubs just as there is all white ones and all black churches just as all white ones? Whats the big deal? There are lots of Hispanic places but nobody is whining about that so maybe its time to grow up moving forward with all this black/white stuff and just be people for a change.

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Squishy123 July 30, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Any Hispanic organization is now considered a White-Hispanic organization.

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Nanu08 July 30, 2013 at 6:13 am

So now its a big NO to have a all white club or all black one? Geezzz! Isn’t there all black bikers clubs just as white ones, all black night clubs just as there is all white ones and all black churches just as all white ones? Whats the big deal? There are lots of Hispanic places but nobody is whining about that so maybe its time to grow up moving forward with all this black/white stuff and just be people for a change.

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Squishy123 July 30, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Any Hispanic organization is now considered a White-Hispanic organization.

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