Senator Tim Scott is poised to become the first black Republican to be elected to the Senate since Reconstruction.
Scott’s election would make history, but some who are dedicated to painting the GOP as anti-black don’t regard the South Carolina Senator’s success as a step forward.
Rep. James Clyburn, a black congressman who serves in South Carolina’s Democratic leadership, slammed Sen. Scott for being black and Republican and not voting according to the color of his skin.
“If you call progress electing a person with the pigmentation that he has, who votes against the interest and aspirations of 95% of the black people in South Carolina, then I guess that’s progress,” Rep. Clyburn told the Washington Post.
But, Clyburn’s remarks reveal his own racism and intolerance. Expressing dissatisfaction that all blacks don’t think, vote, and react monolithically and suggesting that black Americans are supposed to act a certain way, is in itself an expression of racism.
Bloomberg news editorial member, Francis Wilkinson, also finds Scott to be a threat. He went on a tirade against Scott in a recent column called, “Do Republicans Lower the Bar for Blacks?”
North Carolina’s NAACP President Rev. William Barber criticized African Americans who were “not following in the spirit of Martin Luther King” back in January when he referred to the Tea party as a “ventriloquist” and Sen. Scott as “a good dummy.”
Democrats are relentless in their racial assaults against black conservatives. Two weeks ago Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson, a black Democrat, called black Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas an “Uncle Tom.” Despite being given several opportunities to retract his comments, Thompson doubled down.
Democrats don’t accuse Republicans of being racist every day just for the sake of being crude or unfair. They need to ceaselessly play the race card and to label black conservatives as traitors. Democrats do so in a shameless effort to galvanize their own base. If Republicans scape off a small percentage of the black vote, Democrats cannot win elections and the party’s presidential prospects diminish.
The NAACP, the National Urban League, the Congressional Black Caucus, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, the so-called “leaders of the black community,” didn’t even acknowledge the way Rutgers University treated Condoleezza Rice last week.
Rep. Clyburn is accusing Senator Scott of being racist for advocating policies that are “against the interest and aspirations of 95% of the black people, ” yet more than ninety percent of the black community has consistently voted Democratic for the past fifty years and it appears voting Democratic, not Republican, is against the interest of black Americans:
Black Americans are almost twice as likely to drop out of high school as white Americans, 71.6% of all black Americans are born out of wedlock— both of which help explain why the black poverty rate is almost 2 1/2 times the white poverty rate. Black males are 6 times as likely to be in prison as white males and black Americans make up 49% of the homicide victims in America
Democratic leadership is actually hurting the black community. Liberal progressive policies exacerbate these problems.
Democrats run America’s most dangerous cities. How are Republicans to blame for the conditions of the most impoverished and crime filled cities in the US that have been controlled by Democrats on every level of power for forty plus year years? And six out of ten of the most dangerous cities in America are in states with strict gun control laws liberals love and support so much.
Rep. Clyburn should be more concerned about Senator Scott representing all people from South Carolina, not just black people. Maybe it would be advantageous to the interests and aspirations of black people in South Carolina to take a look at the Republican Party.
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