Scott Rebuttal Shares American Success Story
Scott Rebuttal Shares American Success Story
Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina is a threat to Democrats, and he proved it again tonight with his rebuttal to Joe Biden’s joint address.
How do we know that Democrats see him as a threat? Glenn Kessler of the Washington Post put out a pre-emptive “fact check” about Scott’s family story right after the senator was announced to be giving this rebuttal. How bad was the fact check? Really, really bad.
I still can’t get over that @GlennKesslerWP, whose great-grandfather built what is now the Shell Oil Company, fact-checked whether Tim Scott’s familial legacy as Black southern farmers in the 1800s was sufficiently humble.
— Drew Holden (@DrewHolden360) April 23, 2021
People took apart the so-called “fact check” much better than I could, and pointed out the rather wealthy and privileged background that Kessler himself comes from. Regardless, Scott himself was not deterred.
And after the speech that Biden gave, promising everything under the sun that Big Daddy Government could give you, Senator Scott’s speech was a much-needed palate cleanser that talked about the hope and success that America offers.
Senator Scott talked movingly about his mother, about his faith, and about how schools shut their doors to kids during the pandemic.
Locking vulnerable kids out of their classroom is locking adults out of their future.”
Scott noted that “kids like me” are the ones being left behind right now, as he pushed for school reopening and for school choice. And on that note, the senator was not shy about address what his life has been like as a black man in America – and as a black Republican.
I have experienced the pain of discrimination. I know what it feels like to be pulled over for no reason. To be followed around a store while I’m shopping. I remember, every morning, at the kitchen table, my grandfather would have the newspaper in his hands. Later, I realized he had never learned to read it. He just wanted to set the right example.”
I’ve also experienced a different kind of intolerance. I get called “Uncle Tom” and the N-word — by ‘progressives’! By liberals! Just last week, a national newspaper suggested my family’s poverty was actually privilege because a relative owned land generations before my time.”
Believe me, I know our healing is not finished.”
The senator went on to talk about his police reform bill that got filibustered by Democrats just this last summer.
In 2015, after the shooting of Walter Scott, I wrote a bill to fund body cameras. Last year, after the deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, I built an even bigger police reform proposal. But my Democratic colleagues blocked it. I extended an olive branch. I offered them amendments. But Democrats used the filibuster to block the debate from even happening. My friends across the aisle seemed to want the issue more than they wanted a solution.”
But I’m still working. I’m still hopeful.”
And Senator Scott made the effort to set the record straight on voting rights.
I’m an African-American who has voted in the South all my life. I take voting rights personally. Republicans support making it easier to vote and harder to cheat. And so do voters! Big majorities of Americans support early voting, and big majorities support Voter I.D. — including African-Americans and Hispanics. Common sense makes common ground.”
But today, this conversation has collapsed. The state of Georgia passed a law that expands early voting; preserves no-excuse mail-in voting; and, despite what the President claimed, did not reduce Election Day hours. If you actually read this law, it’s mainstream. It will be easier to vote early in Georgia than in Democrat-run New York. But the left doesn’t want you to know that. They want people to virtue-signal by yelling about a law they haven’t even read.”
Fact-checkers have called out the White House for misstatements. The President absurdly claims this is worse than Jim Crow. What is going on here? I’ll tell you. A Washington power grab.”
This misplaced outrage is supposed to justify Democrats’ sweeping bill that would take over elections for all 50 states; send public funds to political campaigns you disagree with; and make the bipartisan Federal Elections Commission… partisan! This is not about civil rights or our racial past. It’s about rigging elections in the future.”
After the ranting and rambling of Joe Biden, Tim Scott’s clear and upbeat message about the blessings of America was a relief to hear.
— Tim Scott (@SenatorTimScott) April 29, 2021
Which means, of course, that the blue checks on Twitter instantly proved him right.
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) April 29, 2021
Senator Tim Scott is a standout with an amazing personal story. The left is angry because he won’t fit in their predetermined box. The vicious racism of the left is just a precursor to what might happen if the senator enters the conversation about the 2024 election. So much for that “tolerant” and “anti-racist” left, hmmm?
Featured image: Senator Tim Scott, official portrait, cropped, public domain