Tim Scott terrifies liberals. He's smart. He's successful. He's positive and upbeat. He's a Conservative Republican. But worst of all, he's a black conservative.
|Sen. Tim Scott R-SC and NAACP NC Chapter President and Progressive Activist Rev. William Barber|
You would think that he would be celebrated by a group like the NAACP. After all, they are supposedly for the advancement of colored people. It's right there in their name. Tim Scott, a black man has risen to the position of United States Senator. The first black man to do so since Reconstruction. But you would be wrong. He also scares the hell out of the NAACP.
You see, people like Tim Scott, Allen West, Mia Love, Nikki Haley, Susana Martinez, Bobby Jindal, Jaime Herrera, and Marco Rubio, all people of color, have risen through the ranks as conservatives, to become Senators (Scott, Rubio), Mayor (Love), Governor (Haley, Martinez, and Jindal),State Representative (Herrera) and even U.S. Army Colonel/Congressman (West). Each has taken a different route to success, but each one is successful in their own right while embracing conservative ideals. They scare the hell out of the liberals. They doesn't fit the narrative and lies the left have been feeding minorities for the past 45 years about the "War on Poverty", or how conservatism is at the root of all that ails them, and the NAACP has been a willing accomplice in perpetuating those lies.
The Republican Party and "leadership" certainly deserves their fair share of the blame for the near-monolithic support of Democrats by blacks by not engaging the black community with a coherent and respectful message. Nor have they done anything to dispel the myths and lies of the GOP and Dems regarding the Civil Rights movement, and the history of blacks and the Republican Party through the years leading up to the Civil Rights movement.
Today, the NAACP and the Congressional Black Caucus are nothing more than rubber stamps for the Democrat Party and its leaders. They willingly carry the water for policies which have been devastating to minority communities. They continue to support a massive expansion of the welfare state which has resulted not in fewer Americans living in poverty, but an ever-increasing number who have become trapped in inter-generational families living on welfare food stamps, and other government assistance. They also support Federal Minimum wage law, which is treated as one-size-fits-all wage for high rent San Francisco and low cost Cairo, Illinois has proven to do nothing but lead to higher unemployment (particularly blacks) and higher costs for goods and services. And they support disastrous immigration policies which keep wages low and take jobs from Americans, and particularly black and hispanic Americans.
So yes, Tim Scott is a threat. He is a threat to the left's message that government is the answer to all of their problems. He proves that with good mentors and role models, staying in school, pulling yourself up by your bootstraps, taking personal responsibility for your success and failures, and forging ahead with a positive can-do attitude, you can do anything that you set your heart and mind to do. Tim Scott, and the others, expose the NAACP's and the left's lies.
A few years ago, it was Allen West that terrified the left, and they threw everything they had at him, including some reported late election chicanery, to defeat him in the 2012 election. This was after a series of veiled and not-so veiled racist attacks on West, in which they accused him of being a misogynist (you know how blacks treat women), and a video of West beating up white women in a boxing ring (with the stereotypical gold tooth all blacks wear). Of course there were no cries of outrage from the NAACP or the Congressional Black Caucus about these.
Now, it is Tim Scott who is on the receiving end of a campaign of smears from the left, with President of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP calling Scott a "dummy" to his ventriloquist masters in the GOP, and an extremist. He has been under attack from the NAACP since his appointment by SC Governor Nikki Haley. NAACP President Ben Jealous attacked Scott on the night Scott was sworn in as Senator that Tim Scott "doesn't believe in civil rights".
So far the NAACP has avoided using the terms "Uncle Tom" and "House Negro" when referring to Scott.
I won't refrain though. That is because Ben Jealous, the NAACP, the Congressional Black Caucus, Jackson, Sharpton, and the rest are the poster children for what it is to be the House Negro. They long ago sold out their communities and constituents for money, power, and a seat at the table. Many may have started out with noble goals and beliefs, but somewhere along the way they became, like many before them, seduced by the promises of power and influence by their white "masters", Pelosi and Reid. All they had to do was keep the other slaves in line. And they have done it dutifully for over 50 years. Yet, after all of the promises, there are no blacks of any import in leadership positions in the Democrat House or Senate. Barack Obama is President because of American voters, but not because of the power elite Democrat Party. The Democrat machine had already coronated Hillary Clinton as the Democrat nominee for President, when Obama threw a wrench into the works and won the Iowa Caucus back in 2008, setting a tidal wave rushing over the Clinton campaign from which she never recovered.
This latest attack on a black conservative, from the Reverend William Barber II, a progressive Al Sharpton wannabe, is just more of the same thing that conservative blacks have had to endure from liberals and progressive blacks for years. They are called Uncle Tom's, Steppin' Fetchit, House Negroes, Oreo's and worse. At least Reverend Barber introduced a new term, but his bigotry and mean-spiritedness are still the same old, same old.
Tim Scott, appearing on The Kelly File, handled it all with the same calm class that he always has, smiling and saying the Reverend's comments were "pretty remarkable, and absolutely ridiculous".
He went on to say that "We're not talking any longer about standing up for the rights of a racial minority. We're now talking about finding a way to have a conversation about philosophical bigotry."
Scott also told an inspirational story about how a Chick-Fil-A manager mentored him and helped turn his life around when he was floundering.
It is men like Tim Scott and Allen West, and women like Mia Love, Susana, Martinez. and Nikki Haley, and their stories of success by following conservative values, who are going to break the Democrat stranglehold on blacks, hispanics, and other minorities. Not by being black or minority conservatives, but as conservatives. Their skin color does not define them, their character does.
The NAACP and the Democrats are, in my opinion, making a huge mistake in continuing to take this tact with black conservatives, and especially with Tim Scott, who is an extremely likable and intelligent man. His personality and demeanor do not match the demonization that the left is trying to portray. People see him and they can't make that "demon" or "dummy" connection, and it is going to blow up in their faces, eventually exposing more and more people, black and white, to the bigotry and racism which has hijacked people and groups that they thought were working on their behalf, only to be lining their own pockets and perpetuating their own power at the expense of the blacks they promised to lift up.
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