Word to the wise: Sen. Tim Scott is no one’s token black guy. Any conservative with skin darker than Paul Ryan’s has been Uncle Tom’d to death by the liberal racists, and Scott has heard more than his fair share of this nonsense since being elected to represent South Carolina in the Senate. In fact, judging by his response to a Huffington Post blogger this week, he may have heard his fill.
“What a shocker,” wrote Andy Ostroy on Twitter when he saw a picture of Scott standing in the front row of a photo of lawmakers gathered to celebrate the passing of the tax bill. “There’s ONE black person there and sure enough they have him standing right next to the mic like a manipulated prop.”
Wow. Can you just imagine the reaction if a conservative had said anything even REMOTELY close to this during the Obama years? There would have been a full-scale media investigation, lost jobs, public apology tours, and one of our infamous “national dialogues about race.” But since it’s just a matter of received wisdom at this point that the Trump administration, nay, the entire Republican Party is filled with racist old white guys, it’s perfectly fine to say this sort of thing. In fact, it’s basically required if you want to keep your membership in good standing with the extremist left.
By the way, even if you wanted to make such an observation, what sense does it make to say it after the passing of the tax bill of all things? We could (sort of) see it if the GOP had just passed the “Keep All Confederate Monuments Up” bill or the “Getting Rid of Martin Luther King Jr. Day” bill, but what’s the correlation between tax reform and race relations? We hesitate to ask, actually, because we’re sure that there are liberal writers out there right now declaring that—
Oh, there it is.
NBC News: “GOP Tax Bill Could Harm Generations of African-Americans.”
Salon.com: “GOP Tax Bill a New Mechanism for Enforcing White Power”
Washington Post: “5 Ways the GOP Tax Plans Make Whites Wealthier and Hurt Minorities”
So yeah, we guess Ostroy was right in line with the liberal agenda after all.
But that didn’t save him from getting put in his place by Scott, who helpfully explained why he was standing in the front row: “Probably because I helped write the bill for the past year, have multiple provisions included, got multiple Senators on board over the last week and have worked on tax reform my entire time in Congress,” he wrote. “But if you’d rather just see my skin color, pls feel free.”
But you can’t even really blame Ostroy. Liberal Democrats ONLY see people in terms of their skin color, their minority groups, and their “oppression.” A black conservative? Gasp. A traitor! Beyond that, they don’t want to have a discussion.
How the majority of black Americans haven’t caught on to this scam is still beyond our understanding.