Republican Senator Tim Scott prompted media heads to blow up when (in his response to President Joe Biden’s handle to Congress) he declared “America will not be a racist nation.” Though President Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and Home Majority Whip Jim Clyburn ended up agreeing with Scott, liberal correspondents and hosts decided it wasn’t a Republican’s place to say it.
For that and his dismantling of the media’s take that the not too long ago handed Georgia election legislation was the brand new “Jim Crow,” the black Republican Senator from South Carolina was disgustingly described as a “token” “faucet dancer” who was being pulled by the “strings” to supply up “Republican pablum” and whom Harriet Tubman “would have left behind.”
Previous to Scott’s speech, The Washington Put up’s Glenn Kessler embarrassed himself with a lame “Truth Verify” geared toward Scott’s inspiring household historical past.
Hollywood elites additionally received into the act. ABC’s The View co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Pleasure Behar lectured Scott about America’s historical past of racism and ABC’s late evening discuss present host Jimmy Kimmel joked that Scott was out of contact. This was notably audacious, provided that Kimmel, Behar and Goldberg have been caught in blackface scandals.
The next is only a sampling of essentially the most sickening assaults on Scott within the wake of his GOP response to Biden’s handle to Congress:
Tiffany Crosses the Line in Attacking “Token” “Faucet Dancer” Tim Scott
Host Tiffany Cross: “This week, the only real black Republican within the Senate sounded a stone idiot when he mentioned this.”
[Clip of Senator Tim Scott: “Hear me clearly — America is not a racist country.”]…
Cross: “Tim Scott doesn’t signify any constituency apart from the small variety of sleepy, slow-witted victims of Stockholm syndrome who get elevated to prominence for repeating a false narrative about this nation that makes conservative white folks really feel comfy….A lesson I’ve realized is: Don’t argue with folks Harriet Tubman would have left behind. And, positive, Tim Scott has spoken out about his encounters with legislation enforcement….however there are two sides to each token, so thirsty for white approval, this dude really stood on the nationwide stage to defend the voter suppression legislation in Georgia…The flexibility to disgrace the ancestors and appease the oppressors multi function speech, that’s excessive….Maybe this was merely Tim Scott’s audition to be Sam Jackson’s understudy within the movie Django.”
— MSNBC’s The Cross Connection, Could 1.
Scott = Puppet
Host Tiffany Cross: “I need to play a clip from Senator Tim Scott and his utterly asinine remarks that he made on the voting legislation in Georgia….What do you make of these ridiculous feedback?”
MSNBC political analyst Fernand Amandi: “Effectively, you’ll be able to virtually see the strings being pulled behind Senator Scott as he’s articulating the very Orwellian speaking factors that he says the place black means white and up means down and left means proper.”
— MSNBC’s The Cross Connection, Could 1.
“Indefensible” to Say America is Not a Racist Nation
“Tim Scott even earlier than this final incident, he wrote a month or so in the past that quote, unquote ‘woke supremacy’ was worse than white supremacy or as dangerous as white supremacy. And it was an astounding factor to say….It’s indefensible to make these feedback within the context of what number of — I’ve misplaced observe of what number of black folks have been killed — unarmed black folks have been killed this month in encounters with police. And so if he wished to have this debate about whether or not or not America is a racist nation, I imply, I disagree with him and Kamala Harris. Sure, this can be a racist nation.”
— The New Yorker author Jelani Cobb on MSNBC’s The ReidOut, April 29.
Does Scott’s Fact-Telling “Complicate Efforts at Police Reform?”
Host Chuck Todd: “Amid anger over policing —”
Lawyer Ben Crump: “It was a kill shot to the again of the pinnacle.”
Todd: “May this remark from Senator Tim Scott —”
Sen. Tim Scott: “America will not be a racist nation.”
Todd: “Complicate efforts at police reform?”
— NBC’s Meet the Press, Could 2.
“Shocked” and “Embarrassed” by Tim Scott’s “Republican Pablum”
“I used to be shocked, to be sincere with you. This [Sen. Tim Scott’s response to President Joe Biden’s address to Congress ] was commonplace Republican pablum. This might have been delivered by Tom Cotton or Mike Lee. ‘America isn’t a racist nation. There’s no racism right here.’ I’m undecided what his goal was. His viewers to me seemed to be conservative white Republicans who’re offended over sure issues, of cancel tradition and the identical form of cultural nods that we hear on Fox Information. And he was out right here to throw them a lifeline. It was disappointing….He got here out and lied in regards to the Georgia invoice saying ‘It’s simpler to vote in Georgia than in New York….I’m shocked and a bit embarrassed for him.”
— Host Pleasure Reid on MSNBC’s stay protection of President Joe Biden’s handle to Congress, April 28.
Tim Scott’s “Low-Hire” Poem
Host Don Lemon: “I need to get your tackle what we heard from Senator Tim Scott final evening about this nation not being racist.”
CNN’s United Shades of America host W. Kamau Bell: “No, don’t do it to me, Don! No!”
Lemon: “Why not? Pay attention. Let me let you know what he mentioned….He mentioned the unique sin isn’t the tip of the story, it’s a story of redemption. What are your ideas on what he mentioned? I collect out of your response there. Go on.”
Bell: “I imply, it appears like a low-rent ee cummings poem. I don’t know what that was. This nation was constructed on racism. It was constructed on the genocide on the native People and it was constructed on the transatlantic slave commerce for slaving African folks….The nation all of us stay in proper now, all of us, indirectly, are benefiting from that. Now, clearly, black people usually are not benefiting as a lot as white people are however we’re all sitting on indigenous land stolen that was from them and it was constructed by enslaved Africans. That’s the reality. And the truth that we had been enslaved and after we received our freedom, our quote/unquote ‘freedom,’ we had been by no means restored entire.”
— CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, April 29.
“Uncle Tim” Scott
“Tim Scott will get known as Uncle Tom by progressives. However he’s an Uncle Tim.”
— April 28 tweet by former MSNBC host Toure.
The View Lectures Tim Scott
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg: “Pleasure, what nation is Tim Scott dwelling in?”…
Co-host Pleasure Behar: “Tim Scott, he doesn’t appear to know — and a variety of them don’t appear to know the distinction between a racist nation and systemic — systemic racism. They don’t appear to get the distinction. Sure, perhaps it’s not a racist nation. Perhaps People, the bulk, usually are not racist. However we stay in a rustic with systemic racism….The truth that Tim Scott can’t acknowledge that is appalling.”…
Co-host Sunny Hostin: “I used to be very upset in Tim Scott saying that — utilizing these buzz phrases like socialism. Saying issues such as you should not actually educate white kids about racism as a result of it makes them really feel like oppressors, um that form of — this Republican ideology proper now. I used to be upset that he mentioned America will not be a racist nation with out additionally speaking in regards to the systemic racism that’s plaguing this nation.”
— ABC’s The View, April 29.
Out of Contact “Uncle Tim” Scott Refuses to Name Republicans Racist
“After the speech an incredible factor occurred, each black Republican Senator received collectively to let the American folks know the Republican Social gathering isn’t racist….After which Tim promptly returned to the sensory deprivation egg he calls house.”
— Host Jimmy Kimmel on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Dwell, April 29. Kimmel didn’t inform his viewers that solely two of the 50 Democratic senators are black.
“Uncle Tim misplaced me when he mentioned Biden was dividing us after he had sat quietly whereas Tang destroyed this nation for 4 years. #BoyBye.”
— April 29 tweet by actress Yvette Nicole Brown.