I'm very proud that Senator Tim Scott is my junior senator from South Carolina. While there are times when I have to apologize to fellow conservatives for the sometimes confusing actions of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) I haven't had to do that with Scott who was also the Congressman for my district before he was appointed to fill the term of Jim DeMint when he left to take over the Heritage Foundation.
The Washington Post recently ran a story describing Scott's undercover volunteer work in South Carolina where he shows up and pitches in but doesn't let on who he is so he can actually get to know the real concerns of his constituents.
You would think that kind of humility and outreach to the community would win him praises from Democrats. Sadly, no. They are more interested in power and Scott does not support their failed racially based politics. Assistant Democratic Leader Rep. James Clyburn also from South Carolina complained that Scott being black isn't good enough because he doesn't support the liberal agenda which has kept blacks poor and on the plantation:
“If you call progress electing a person with the pigmentation that he has, who votes against the interest and aspirations of 95 percent of the black people in South Carolina, then I guess that’s progress,” he told the Post.Apparently, according to Rep. Clyburn Tim Scott should know his place and not try and rise above his station and certainly not have an independent point of view. It's a variation on a theme we've heard over and over coming from the left when black Republicans are being discussed. If you're black you better know your place or you're in for trouble. Sounds racist to me!