It would be nice to live in a world where we don’t have to mention whether a certain politician is black, white, or purple, but in today’s racially-charged atmosphere, we’re certainly happy to have at least one black Republican who can tell it like it is.
Lost in all the phony outrage over Jeff Sessions and the phony feminist blather over Elizabeth Warren was a remarkable Senate floor speech by South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott. Standing up to defend Sessions’s reputation in the face of an outrageous onslaught from Democrats, Scott read some of the hate mail he has gotten for, you know, betraying the bruthas.
“If you sign up to be a black conservative, the chances are very high you will be attacked,” Scott said. “It comes with the territory, and I’ve had it for 20 years, two decades. But my friends and my staff, they’re not used to the level of animus that comes in from the liberal left that suggests that I somehow am not helpful to the cause of liberal America and therefore I am not helpful to black America.”
He read out some of the disgraceful insults thrown at him on social media.
“You are an Uncle Tom, Scott. You’re for Sessions. How does a black man turn on his own,” Scott read. “Tim Scott doesn’t have a shred of honor. He’s a House Negro like the one in ‘Django.’”
Scott noted that he was censoring much of what had poured into his Twitter feed.
“I left out all the ones that used the n-word,” he said. “I just felt like that would not be appropriate.”
Scott said he’d come to realize that liberals had a funny definition of the word tolerance.
“What I’m surprised by just a smidgen,” he said, “is that the liberal left that speaks and desires for all of us to be tolerant do not want to be tolerant of anyone that disagrees with where they are coming from. I just wish that my friends who call themselves liberals would want tolerance for all Americans, including conservative Americans.”
That, of course, is never going to happen. Liberals use words like tolerance and acceptance and open-mindedness as weapons. They’ve turned those concepts into propaganda. Oh, you don’t see the world like we do? You must be a bigot. That’s why they reach peak fury when they come across a black conservative. By their very existence, people like Tim Scott nullify the only argument most liberals can ever come up with. How frustrating!