The only thing worse than a white conservative is a black conservative. The left excoriates them probably more than any white person. They’re mocked for “acting white,” and they’re called “Uncle Toms.” They’re seen as traitors to the “cause.”
So much for a colorblind society where people are judged not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character. If you’re black, you’d better support Obama, socialized medicine, high taxes, gun control, abortion, and all the other pillars of the liberal ideology. If you don’t, you deserve to be shunned by society.
That’s what they did to Tim Scott, currently the only black Senator in the U.S. It’s actually something Chris Matthews lamented about recently. He was talking about how horrible it was that there were no black senators. A guest corrected him, reminding him of Tim Scott from South Carolina. Matthews reluctantly accepted the correction, probably thinking that he doesn’t count since he’s a conservative Republican. He doesn’t fit the mold that the media and political establishment have created for those with dark skin. “Black conservative” is an oxymoron.
So at this big MLK event, where everybody was celebrating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s march on Washington D.C. and his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, the only black Senator wasn’t invited. Obama, the first “black” president, was there as the keynote speaker. Congressman John Lewis, an early civil rights activist, was there. Bill Clinton (the first real black president) was there, along with celebrities like Oprah and Jamie Foxx.
But they didn’t want Tim Scott there. He’s not a real black man, because he’s in the wrong political party.
A CNN panel of “experts” chimed in: “And he should have been invited for what reason? He’s one of 50 senators, and he’s appointed, not elected.” Yes, he was appointed by Governor Haley to replace Jim DeMint when he resigned. He’s still a Senator. A real one.
Would those experts have the same attitude had Scott been a Democrat, the designated party for those with darker skin? Not likely. In fact, they’d probably have the exact opposite opinion. If he had been a Democrat, and if he had not been invited, they would have expressed utter bewilderment in their “expert” panel discussions. Maybe something along these lines:
“Now why didn’t they invite Senator Scott? Sure, he was appointed by the Governor, but he’s as much of a senator as any other. Plus, he’s his state’s only African-American senator in over a century. And he’s only the seventh African-American to serve in the U.S. Senate in history. He should have been the headliner at this event.”
But Senator Scott is in the wrong party. If you’re black, you don’t get to leave the liberal plantation.