Setting aside the fact that Stowe intended Uncle Tom to be an heroic figure, not a suck up, let's dissect this.
The Republican party, for the better part of the last fifty years, at least, has worked tirelessly to gut the powers of the Constitution, inhibit the personal freedoms of American Citizens, promote to the average person's detriment the military industrial complex and big business on the whole. They have blocked legislation meant to codify the supposed equality that the Constitution doesn't quite guarantee. they have gutted the public school system, wrecked the economy for everyone except the rich and generally behaved in the sleaziest most underhanded manner when it comes to promoting the "values" they supposedly champion.
When a person who is a member of a group who gets the sh*t en of the stick, intentionally, from the main group decides to throw in his or her lot with that main in order to promote themselves, they open themselves up for justifiable criticism. Clarence Thomas, a beneficiary of Affirmative Action, is against it. he has allied himself with the party that let new orleans drown, promotes the death penalty (something that lands on minorities disproportionately to whites), has a questionable history vis a vis sexual Harassment and was appointed to the highest judicial seat in the nation over stacks of other more qualified applicants.
Since joining the court he has functioned as a rubber stamp for the nakedly evil Atonin Scalia, someone whose cord I can't WAIT for Fate to cut, and has generally fulfilled the incredibly low expectations and predictions of pretty much everyone who told the truth about him at the get go. His appointment was a political move meant to blunt the Dems ability to go after him by short-circuiting their "rainbow coalition" sensibilities and it worked.
That piece of crap had the nerve to liken his treatment in his confirmation to a lynching. Really? So what Bork got was, what, a baby shower? A lynching. Really.
He's a waste of skin and every "uncle tom" or "house nigger" he gets is absolutely deserved. That is his sole function, he accepted it going in and he's fulfilling it admirably. He's the kind of man who, if he was complected properly, would pass for white and never look back. And WE know it. He stinks of it.
So spare me the defense of a good man with different ideas pose. Thomas isn't a good man and he has no ideas that don't come from someone else. He's, at absolute best, an empty suit, a puppet for Scalia. That's the absolute best he is.
And, in large measure, I extend a good portion of this sort of sentiment towards blacks and other minorities who join the Republican party. If you're not fabulously wealthy, they are not doing ANYTHING to help you. They are your enemy. They say as much whenever one of them is running for something. They JOKE about it at fundraisers. So, if you join them, you're sucking the ass of someone who tells nigger jokes the second you leave the room. Bravo, geniuses. Well done.