After Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) delivered the Republican Party’s official rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s joint address to Congress on Wednesday evening, he was promptly subjected to vile insults and racist slurs from Democrats and the left.
Breitbart’s John Nolte argued that the left’s reaction to Scott’s speech provides a clear example of how it’s the Democratic Party that has a problem with racism, particularly against Black conservatives and other minorities who stray from leftist orthodoxy.
Scott racially attacked
The racist reaction from leftists to Scott’s speech appeared to center around the senator’s claim that, while there are issues of discrimination and racism that needed to be addressed, America as a whole is not a “racist country,” from his viewpoint as a popular Black politician in a southern state.
“Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country,” Scott said in his speech, according to The Hill. “It’s backwards to fight discrimination with different types of discrimination. And it’s wrong to try to use our painful past to dishonestly shut down debates in the present.”
A disturbing avalanche of racist vitriol from the left followed his remarks, including prominent Democratic activists, politicians and media pundits, hallmarked by the fact that “Uncle Tim” was permitted to trend of Twitter for several hours Wednesday night.
In response to the racist attacks against him, Scott said during an appearance Thursday on Fox News that the left’s vile reaction to his speech had been “upsetting” and “so disappointing” in addition to being hypocritical, in that the left demands respect for their own set of beliefs while granting no quarter to those who disagree.
“They have doubled down that they are going to not attack my policies but they are literally attacking the color of my skin,” Scott lamented. “You cannot step out of your lane according to the liberal elite left.”
Racism dressed up with new tactics
Breitbart’s Nolte pointed out that the “grotesque” reaction of the left to Scott’s speech seemed as though it was intended to disprove the senator’s assertion that America isn’t a racist nation, by revealing the deep-seated racism that is alive and well within House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) Democratic Party and among its adherents and allies.
Indeed, the display conformed quite well with the Democratic Party’s lengthy history of discrimination, racism, and segregation aimed at Black Americans, whether it be fighting a war to maintain slavery, founding and supporting the Ku Klux Klan, or imposing racist Jim Crow laws to oppress minorities.
Only the tactics have changed now in the modern era. Democrats still seek to oppress Black Americans by supporting disruptive riots in predominately Black neighborhoods, supporting the defunding of police who serve and protect those neighborhoods, forcing Black children to attend failing inner-city schools by denying school choice, indoctrinating them with a victimhood mindset, and supporting illegal immigrants who compete against poor Black Americans for entry-level jobs.
Perhaps worst of all the tactics is, to borrow a phrase from Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, the “high-tech lynchings” and vicious racist bullying against prominent Black figures who espouse ideological views that differ from the Democratic Party’s platform.
What happened to Scott, as well as countless other Black conservatives and independents who don’t fall in line behind Democrats, is a sad testimony to the fact that there is indeed quite a bit of racism still lingering in America, often coming from the left against minorities on the right.