Sen. Tim Scott says that the criticism from most of the African American community isn't about his skin color, but that they are afraid of how his message is being received by black students. Sorry, no sale.
Senator Tim Scott from South Carolina is not well liked because as a senator he could have a big influence on the black community and help them rise in their lifetimes instead of remaining addicted to his GOP policies which will always fail the black community. Fox News has been furious over the NAACP's Rev. William Barber, who recently compared Scott to a ventriloquist's dummy for the GOP and have been running segment after segment defending him.
Sen. Scott appeared with Greta to respond to those claims. He uses the boilerplate GOP talking points to refute Barber's claims, but they fall flat because they've never helped the black community at all. Sure, there are isolated instances when an African American will get helped out by someone in the GOP, but for the most part they are left behind. Gov. Nikki Haley received a tremendous amount of pressure to appoint him to Jim DeMint's vacated seat since there hadn't been a black senator from the south since 1880.
He calls himself a "unique" conservative and not an African American one and then he tries to say that the left is afraid his conservative beliefs will rub off onto the children and make them new Republicans.
Scott: When I go to historically black university, the first question I get from the kids are, why are you republican? ...when I share my story I share the journey, I talk about the notion of individual responsibility and the free enterprise system that really has the opportunity to help you achieve your highest potential when you meet your highest goals, they become interested in the dialogue and that's what I think is perhaps frightening to the left is that we have an opportunity to have a serious conversation, not about what I believe or they believe but what does the person who needs the opportunity believe.
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Unfortunately for most African Americans students, the free market system fails them over and over again. So no, Senator, The black community is not afraid of your political message, they are angered that you abandoned their community for a belief system that will always fail minorities.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Rep. Tim Scott appeared on Greta Van Susteren's show on Fox to discuss Haley's decision to appoint Scott to take Sen. Jim DeMint's place, who is off to collect his wingnut welfare over at The Heritage Foundation Read more...