Skip to comments.NAACP Shamefully Plays Race Card With Tea Party Conservative Senator Tim Scott
Posted on 01/04/2013 4:26:18 PM PST by raptor22
Racism: The once-proud NAACP has dissed a new African-American Republican senator as a token who knows nothing about civil rights because, well, he's a Republican unlike, say, Democrats who opposed the Civil Rights Act.
NAACP President Ben Jealous made the claim Wednesday concerning Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C. the first black senator from the South since Reconstruction and the first black GOP senator since 1979, when Edward W. Brooke of Massachusetts retired. Indeed, Scott is only the seventh African-American ever to serve in the chamber.
Jealous based his claim on Scott receiving an "F" on an NAACP scorecard of issues that can charitably be described as goofy since many items appear to have nothing to do with racial matters or civil rights. Item No. 3, for instance, concerns banning the EPA from regulating greenhouse gas emissions.
So now we have the bizarre spectacle of the president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People slandering a black man who is advancing to the United States Senate. We are asked to believe that Scott, a black man who was raised by an indigent single mother in the deep South, knows nothing about the struggles for civil rights or racial equality.
When. Gov. Nikki Haley of the right-to-work state of North Carolina, another racist no-no, appointed fellow Tea Party Republican to the Senate, she was recognizing the content of Scott's character and someone who grasps free-market job creation and believes our rights come from our Creator, not from our government.
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Shameful. The DNC white boys have turned THEIR “tokens” loose on a man who doesn’t think the way the DNC white boys want him to think.
The NAACP is a racist organization..they don’t give a damn about minorities just like NOW doesn’t give a crap about women..all they both care about are liberals and the far left philosophy
Racism? It was White folks who created the NAACP. OK, well ...
NAACP President Ben Jealous
His name says it all!
I have always thought that ‘jealous’ was the most appropriate name for this guy if ever there was one. He ONLY holds his position BECAUSE he’s black. He cannot in any way say that about Tim Scott...and it kills him.
That's gonna bring on the vapors in Charleston.
Stay bold, Senator Tim Scott! Stay bold, my FRiend!
it says Scott is R-S.C., but then goes on to say that Niki Haley is Gov. of N.C. Which is correct??
Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C. -- the first black senator from the South since Reconstruction and the first black GOP senator since 1979, when Edward W. Brooke of Massachusetts retired. Indeed, Scott is only the seventh African-American ever to serve in the chamber.
Remember, Obama said it was the march on Selma in 1965 that inspired his parents to marry and have a baby of their own. But he was born in 1961 ...oh the pandering that gets past an adoring media.
THE REPUBLICAN PARTY OF TEXAS WAS STARTED BY A BLACK MAN IN GALVESTON, TEXAS.
I guess he was a “token”, too. Question: Can you be a “token” if you started the Party?
As I recall, Brooke was defeated by Paul Tsongas (I suppose that could be described as retirement but not to my mind)
Quite so. He did not voluntarily retire. Brooke also had to get past a difficult primary and messy public divorce. Unfortunately, he was also one of the most left-wing members of the Senate with a voting record almost indistinguishable from his seatmate Ted Kennedy.
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