Imagine the news headlines if Tea Partiers said this about Obama!
Last week I was proud to urge that my Congressman Tim Scott be appointed by South Carolina Governor Niki Haley to replace Senator Jim DeMint who is leaving the U.S. Senate to become President of the Heritage Foundation. Scott is a solid conservative who has served his constituents well and can be counted on to represent the wishes of conservative voters who elected DeMint.
Predictably, some of the left, no doubt including many who instantly accuse Republicans of being racist for opposing Obama's policies, jumped to Twitter to post overtly racist messages. Twitchy has the rundown. Among this sewer of left wing hate are tweets calling Scott "Uncle Tim," "House Negro," "Token Negro," "Uncle Ruckus" and more.
Imagine the news headlines you would see if Tea Partiers went ballistic with racial epithets directed at Obama. But you are not likely to see any of this in so-called "mainstream media" reporting.
Another of the inflammatory comments suggested that Scott is "black only in skin color." Yet, Tim Scott rose up from poverty in a single parent home where his mother worked 16 hours a day to keep the family going. His upbringing taught him the life lessons which led him to become a successful small businessman before entering politics. He knows that government isn't the answer to elevating black Americans trapped in poverty. He knows because he's lived it. And that's exactly why he's being attacked today!