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New York Times op-ed: Tim Scott’s just a token for the GOP
Hotair ^ | 12/19/2012 | AllahPundit

Posted on 12/19/2012 7:37:20 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Jim Treacher's right. Publishing this bilge is really just the Time's way of calling him a cornball brother.

Of the offense of Disagreeing With The Left While Black, Tim Scott stands guilty as charged:

But this “first black” rhetoric tends to interpret African-American political successes — including that of President Obama — as part of a morality play that dramatizes “how far we have come.” It obscures the fact that modern black Republicans have been more tokens than signs of progress ...

Even if the Republicans managed to distance themselves from the thinly veiled racism of the Tea Party adherents who have moved the party rightward, they wouldn’t do much better among black voters than they do now. I suspect that appointments like Mr. Scott’s are directed less at blacks — whom they know they aren’t going to win in any significant numbers — than at whites who are inclined to vote Republican but don’t want to have to think of themselves, or be thought of by others, as racist ...

For Mr. Scott, the true test will come in 2014, when he will presumably run for a full six-year term. As Mr. Obama has shown, the question is not whether whites are willing to vote for a black candidate, but whether black candidates can put together winning coalitions (no matter their racial makeup) and around what policies. I suspect black South Carolinians will not be drawn to Mr. Scott.

The acid test of whether a staunch conservative like Scott is a token is whether black voters, who are overwhelmingly liberal, will vote for him? I thought, per the excerpt above, the point of his alleged tokenism was to attract more centrist but Republican-leaning voters to the party, not black Democrats. In that case, even if he wins with 60 percent of the vote in 2014, he’ll still be a token, right? He’ll have won conservatives and centrists, just as the supposed token strategy imagines. Smoking-gun proof.

None of you needs me to explain the point of this. You’ve seen it before, most vividly with Clarence Thomas and more recently with Allen West. The left needs a near-monopoly on the black vote to win elections (at least until there’s a bigger pool of Latino voters) and questioning the integrity and racial authenticity of minority conservatives is one way to shore up that monopoly. That an attack this nasty can slip easily onto the op-ed page of the country’s most esteemed newspaper (whose editorial board is itself nearly lily white) tells you all you need to know about how mainstream the tactic is among liberals. As an antidote, let me recommend two pieces on the wires yesterday. One is Josh Kraushaar’s look in National Journal at how the tea party has been an engine of racial diversity in the GOP. Which is not surprising: Tea partiers are desperate for leaders who won’t bend their principles under political pressure and minority conservatives have special practice in that area from having had to endure endless amounts of “Uncle Tom” sleaze from the left. It takes character and profound commitment to their beliefs for Clarence Thomas and Tim Scott to stick with conservatism when they’re being accused of tokenism for doing so. Who wouldn’t want to vote for someone like that? The second piece is lefty Jonathan Capehart’s take on Scott at WaPo yesterday. He’s no fan of Herman Cain or Allen West, whom he dismisses as rhetorical bombthrowers, but he does respect Scott as a serious legislator despite his ideological disagreements with him. So does James Clyburn, apparently, who told Capehart that Scott is a “good guy” and “serious” about policy. Exit quotation: “That’s good for South Carolina, good for the Republican Party and good for the nation.” Somebody let the Times know.
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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: 112th; blackrepublicans; liberalmedia; newyorktimes; racecard; senator; timscott

1 posted on 12/19/2012 7:37:23 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Liberals are the biggest racists.


2 posted on 12/19/2012 7:44:09 PM PST by Buddy Sorrell ( Boehner, our Vichy Speaker)
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To: SeekAndFind

The commie ‘RATS sure do get hysterical when a minority escapes their plantation. The racist white boys down at the NYT need to relax and try to lighten up.


3 posted on 12/19/2012 7:44:24 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (U.S. elections have become nothing but another cheap ripoff of American Idol.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“The acid test of whether a staunch conservative like Scott is a token is whether black voters, who are overwhelmingly liberal, will vote for him? I thought, per the excerpt above, the point of his alleged tokenism was to attract more centrist but Republican-leaning voters to the party, not black Democrats. In that case, even if he wins with 60 percent of the vote in 2014, he’ll still be a token, right?”


Yup. He’s not a “real” black until liberal blacks vote for him, which they never will because he’s in the GOP.


4 posted on 12/19/2012 7:45:17 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: SeekAndFind

Yeah God forbid a black man in this country dare not accept the Democrat Plantation of sitting on their asses waiting at home for their welfare check and food stamps to pay off the 10 baby mamma’s that they have. Tim Scott is a man who made something of himself, something that leftists can’t stand. The left are the biggest racists that have ever existed. They talk about being “Tolerant” please, the only tolerance they show are for people who agree with them, otherwise they are “tokens” and “idiots” Mia Love got the same crap that Tim Scott is getting yet these leftists smeared Republicans for not wanting Susan Rice to be Secretary Of State


5 posted on 12/19/2012 7:48:34 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: SeekAndFind

Not only is the articles author accusing Scott of being a “cornball brother” (Uncle Tom), but he’s a coward, also. No comments permitted to his article.


6 posted on 12/19/2012 7:59:35 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: SeekAndFind

They say that because Tim is blacker than our all-knowing and most merciful Barack Hussein Obama II.


7 posted on 12/19/2012 8:02:32 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: SeekAndFind

Unless Scott is a “yes sir bossman” to the GOPe, Tim Scott does not stand a chance, they will in two years, do to him, what they did to LTC West, and they will continue to use liberals as there cover.


8 posted on 12/19/2012 8:05:53 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Buddy Sorrell
I'd like to Ditto your remark.

Liberals are the biggest racists.

One minor clarification however. It's not 'Liberals.' There ain't any Liberals left -- none like Humphrey of Monyham or Scoop Jackson. They are dead and none like them are allowed in the Democrat party inner circle today. Maybe I can say what you said and be more accurate to the current day.

Leftists are Racists when it serves their agenda!

9 posted on 12/19/2012 8:16:01 PM PST by Ditto
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To: SeekAndFind

“Adolph L. Reed, Jr. is a professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in race and American politics. He has taught at Yale, Northwestern and the New School for Social Research. An expert on racial and economic inequality, he is a founder of the Labor Party and a frequent contributor to The Progressive and The Nation.”

Who appointed this asshole the arbiter of what other people THINK?!

My dad’s best friend was black and that was back in the 50’s in the South. I don’t need some liberal jerk to tell me what I should think about the color of someone’s skin! My problem with people in general is who they are as a person. Being called a racist is getting pretty damn old. They need a new play book.


10 posted on 12/19/2012 8:26:12 PM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl
I don’t need some liberal jerk to tell me what I should think about the color of someone’s skin!

That's why they hate you.

11 posted on 12/19/2012 8:29:18 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The NY Times is the cornhole paper of record.


12 posted on 12/19/2012 8:31:09 PM PST by Yehuda
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To: SeekAndFind

Bump


13 posted on 12/19/2012 8:31:55 PM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Tim Scott did something that Hussein has been unable to do: win over a majority white voters. Now tell me who is the real “post racial” politician?


14 posted on 12/19/2012 8:37:14 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: SeekAndFind

How is it tokenism to offer a candidate that excites the base by virtue of his or her beliefs?


15 posted on 12/19/2012 8:45:22 PM PST by LifeComesFirst (http://rw-rebirth.blogspot.com/)
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To: SeekAndFind
But this “first black” rhetoric tends to interpret African-American political successes — including that of President Obama — as part of a morality play that dramatizes “how far we have come.” It obscures the fact that modern black Republicans have been more tokens than signs of progress ...

Not at all, but for some reason the Demonrats pull out all the stops to besmirch, ruin and destroy any black Conservative.

Even if the Republicans managed to distance themselves from the thinly veiled racism of the Tea Party adherents who have moved the party rightward, they wouldn’t do much better among black voters than they do now. I suspect that appointments like Mr. Scott’s are directed less at blacks — whom they know they aren’t going to win in any significant numbers — than at whites who are inclined to vote Republican but don’t want to have to think of themselves, or be thought of by others, as racist ...

We are still waiting for the proof of the rampant, unmitigated racism at the Tea party rallies. And if anyone benefitted from white guilt voting, it was Zer0 in '08.

For Mr. Scott, the true test will come in 2014, when he will presumably run for a full six-year term. As Mr. Obama has shown, the question is not whether whites are willing to vote for a black candidate, but whether black candidates can put together winning coalitions (no matter their racial makeup) and around what policies. I suspect black South Carolinians will not be drawn to Mr. Scott.

So in your opinion all blacks will vote the same way. How very . . . what's the word I'm looking for . . .

16 posted on 12/19/2012 8:47:38 PM PST by mykroar (BAD-ANON: One Game At A Time)
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To: tacticalogic

“That’s why they hate you. “

The feeling is mutual, actually I may despise them more.


17 posted on 12/19/2012 9:10:00 PM PST by kcvl
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To: SeekAndFind
...from the thinly veiled racism of the Tea Party adherents...

LOL!
I know the New York Times is dying and bleeding money, but are all the employees they are throwing under the bus the adults?

18 posted on 12/19/2012 9:18:32 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: SeekAndFind

Liberal blacks have a new term for blacks like Scott and RGIII. Along with the old standbys like Uncle Toms, race traitors, etc., they now call them lawn jockeys.


19 posted on 12/19/2012 9:18:32 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: SeekAndFind

“.....the thinly veiled racism of the Tea Party adherents
who have moved the party rightward.....”

Here is another example of a typical left wing false pre-
mise. The reality they can never see is that it is the
liberals that move farther to the left, not Tea Party
“adherents” who move farther to the right. The
libtards need to dust-off their dictionaries and look
up the definitions of liberalism and conservatism.


20 posted on 12/19/2012 9:22:27 PM PST by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: SeekAndFind

Where’s the lib’s “token” in the Senate?


21 posted on 12/19/2012 10:05:18 PM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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The NYT showing its hatred for the minority among minorities.


22 posted on 12/19/2012 10:08:54 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Nathan Bedford's first Maxim of American politics:

All politics in America is not local but ultimately racial.


23 posted on 12/19/2012 10:28:49 PM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: SeekAndFind

I sense fear on the left. They are rabid.


24 posted on 12/20/2012 5:28:45 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: PoloSec
Unless Scott is a “yes sir bossman” to the GOPe, Tim Scott does not stand a chance, they will in two years, do to him, what they did to LTC West, and they will continue to use liberals as there cover.
They redistricted West out. Trying to redesign the borders of South Carolina would be an altogether different sort of project.

25 posted on 12/20/2012 3:33:38 PM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which “liberalism" coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The New York Times is a primary reason for purging the neo Euros from the union. They are a pus pit on the body Americana


26 posted on 12/20/2012 3:36:45 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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