Mississippi Congressman Calls Clarence Thomas "Uncle Tom"

(Undated) -- A Mississippi congressman is defending his comments claiming that conservative criticism of President Obama is rooted in racism and that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is an "Uncle Tom." When asked about the controversial remarks, Democratic Representative Bennie Thompson told CNN he stands by the "Uncle Tom" statement because Thomas is "not sensitive" to real issues African Americans care about. He claims conservatives treat Obama with a form of "disrespect" that former presidents never experienced