Republican Senator Tim Scott blew the heads of the media when (in his response to President Joe Biden’s speech in Congress) he declared that “America is not a racist country.” Although President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and Whip for the majority of the House Jim Clyburn ended up agreeing with Scott, Liberal correspondents and hosts determined it wasn’t for a Republican to say.
For this and for his dismantling of the media opinion that the recently adopted electoral law in Georgia was the new “Jim Crow,” the black Republican Senator from South Carolina has been disgustingly described as a “token” “Tap dancer” who was pulled by the “strings” to offer the “republican pablum” and who Harriet tubman “Would have left behind.”
Before Scott’s speech, The Washington Post Glenn kessler embarrassed himself with a lame “Fact Check” aimed at Scott’s inspiring family history.
Hollywood elites have also entered the act. ABC View Co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar spoke to Scott about the history of racism in America, and ABC’s late night show host Jimmy Kimmel joked that Scott was out of touch. It was particularly daring, given that Kimmel, Need and Goldberg have been caught up in blackface scandals.
The following is just a sample of the more sickening attacks on Scott following his GOP response to Biden’s speech in Congress:
Tiffany Crosses Line in “Token” Attack “Tap Dancer” Tim Scott
Host Tiffany Cross: “This week the only black Republican in the Senate sounded a stone jerk when he said that.
[Clip of Senator Tim Scott: “Hear me clearly — America is not a racist country.”]…
To cross: “Tim Scott does not represent any constituency other than the small number of sleepy, slow-minded Stockholm Syndrome sufferers who are raised to prominence for repeating a false story about this country that puts conservative whites at ease… . learned is: Don’t argue with people Harriet Tubman left behind. And, sure, Tim Scott talked about his encounters with law enforcement … but there are two sides to every token, so thirsty for white approval this guy actually stood on the stage national campaign to defend Georgia’s voter suppression law. .The ability to shame ancestors and appease oppressors in one speech is extreme …. Maybe it was just Tim Scott’s audition to be Sam Jackson’s double in the movie. Django. ”
– MSNBC The cross connection, May 1.
Scott = puppet
Host Tiffany Cross: “I want to play a clip of Senator Tim Scott and his completely silly remarks he made about electoral law in Georgia… What do you think of those ridiculous comments?”
Fernand Amandi, MSNBC political analyst: “Well, you can almost see the strings pulled behind Senator Scott as he articulates the very Orwellian talking points that he says where black means white and up means down and left means right.”
– MSNBC The cross connection, May 1.
“Indefensible” to say that America is not a racist country
“Tim Scott even before this latest incident, he wrote about a month ago that the quote, ‘awakened supremacy’ was worse than white supremacy or as bad as white supremacy. And that was a staggering thing to say… .It is indefensible to make these comments in the context of the number – I have lost track of the number of blacks killed – unarmed blacks were killed this month in encounters with the police. And so if he wanted to have this debate on whether America is a racist country or not, I mean, I don’t agree with him and Kamala Harris. Yes, it is a racist country. ”
– The New Yorker writer Jelani Cobb on MSNBC The ReidOut, April 29.
Scott’s revealing truth “does it complicate police reform efforts?”
Host Chuck Todd: “In the midst of the anger with the police -“
Lawyer Ben Crump: “It was a gunshot to the back of the head.”
Todd: “Could this comment from Senator Tim Scott …”
Sen. Scott Team: “America is not a racist country.”
Todd: “Complicate police reform efforts?”
– NBC Meet the press, May 2nd.
“Shocked” and “Embarrassed” by “Republican Pablum” by Tim Scott
“I was surprised, to be honest with you. This [Sen. Tim Scott’s response to President Joe Biden’s address to Congress ] was the standard Republican pablum. It could have been delivered by Tom Cotton or Mike Lee. “America is not a racist country. There is no racism here. I don’t know what his purpose was. His audience struck me as conservative white Republicans who are mad at certain things, cancellation culture and the same kind of cultural nods we hear on Fox News. And he was there to give them a lifeline. It was disappointing… .He came out and lied about the Georgia bill saying, “It’s easier to vote in Georgia than in New York…. I am shocked and a little embarrassed for him.
– Host Joy Reid on MSNBC’s live coverage of President Joe Biden’s speech to Congress on April 28.
Poem “Low-Rent” by Tim Scott
Host Don Lemon: “I want to know your take on what Senator Tim Scott told us last night about this country not being racist.”
CNN United Shades of America host W. Kamau Bell: “No, don’t do this to me, Don!” No!”
Lemon: “Why not? Listen. Let me tell you what he said… He said original sin is not the end of the story, it’s a redemption story. he said? I take it from your reaction there.
Bell: “I mean, this looks like low rent ee squirting poem. I don’t know what it was. This country was built on racism. It was built on the genocide of Native Americans and on the transatlantic slave trade to enslave Africans… The country we all live in right now, we all benefit in some way. Now, obviously black people don’t benefit as much as whites, but we are all sitting on indigenous land that was stolen from them and that was built by enslaved Africans. It’s the truth. And the fact that we were enslaved and when we got our freedom, our quote / non-quote “freedom”, we were never restored whole.
– CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, April 29.
“Uncle Tim” Scott
“Tim Scott calls himself Uncle Tom by the progressives. But he’s uncle Tim.
– April 28 tweet from former MSNBC host Touré.
The View Conferences Tim Scott
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg: “Joy, what country does Tim Scott live in?” …
Co-host Joy Behar: “Tim Scott, he doesn’t seem to understand – and many of them don’t seem to understand the difference between a racist and systemic country – systemic racism. They don’t seem to tell the difference. Yes, it might not be a racist country. Maybe Americans, the majority, are not racists. But we live in a country with systemic racism … The fact that Tim Scott cannot recognize it is appalling. “…
Co-host Sunny Hostin: “I was very disappointed that Tim Scott said this – using buzzwords like socialism. Saying things like you shouldn’t really teach white kids racism because it makes them feel like oppressors, uh that kind of – that Republican ideology right now. I was disappointed for him to say that America is not a racist country let alone the systemic racism that plagues that country.
– ABC View, April 29.
Out of Touch ‘Uncle Tim’ Scott Refuses to Call Racist Republicans
“After the speech, an amazing thing happened, every black Republican senator came together to let the American people know that the Republican Party is not racist … And then Tim quickly came back to the egg. sensory deprivation he calls home.
– Animate Jimmy Kimmel on ABC Jimmy Kimmel Live, April 29. Kimmel did not inform his audience that only two of the 50 Democratic senators were black.
“Uncle Tim lost me when he said Biden was dividing us after sitting quietly while Tang destroyed this country for four years. #BoyBye. “
– April 29 tweet from actress Yvette Nicole Brown.