v. To accuse a person of sexual harassment.
"Juan Williams is a known quantity, and now he is essentially 'Clarence Thomased' in a sense for voicing an opinion that is contrary to the doctrine," said Limbaugh, referring to the conservative African-American Supreme Court justice who came under fire during his 1991 confirmation hearings.
Moreover, the veiled threat here is truly odious: Appoint someone we like, or prepare to be Borked and Thomased once again.
Justice Barkett is being Borked. She is being Thomased, too, by Senators Orrin Hatch and Strom Thurmond and other members of the Judiciary Committee who believe conservative jurists have been crucified by liberal senators and now intend to return the favor.
This new verb originates from the sexual harassment accusations aimed at Clarence Thomas during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings. This is similar to the more general verb Bork: "to attack a political opponent in a particularly vicious, partisan manner"; from the brutal treatment aimed at Robert Bork during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings.