Thanks to Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), we finally found all of those racists Joe Biden keeps talking about. They're on the Left, right under the president's nose. After Scott's inspirational response to the president's speech Wednesday night, we didn't have long to wait before the real party of intolerance came crawling out of its hole and attacked. In one of the most vile displays of hypocrisy, Democrats have apparently decided that it's okay to be prejudiced -- as long as the black man is a conservative.
For hours on social media, thanks to the indifferent Twitter police, so many people called Scott "Uncle Tim" that it started to trend. When the mob wasn't using racial slurs online, they turned to other media -- declaring the junior senator from South Carolina everything from an "apologist for white supremacy" to a "sycophantic black." One CNN contributor, Van Jones, called Scott's personal life experience "nonsense" -- while his congressional colleague, Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.) said he felt sorry for him, because he has to live in "denial" to get reelected. "I'm hopeful that he'll come to his senses on this subject."
You first, most Americans would say. The Democratic Party has trotted out this blanket condemnation of this country's racism for 12 months -- and less than 48 hours after Joe Biden says, "We have a real chance to root out systematic racism that plagues America," they can't even do it in their own ranks! Honestly, Scott shook his head, the disgusting reaction, "tells you all you need to know about the Left." "[They're] fighting bigotry with bigotry," he insisted on Thursday. "I wish the Democrats, who always virtue signal, would take a look in the mirror and ask themselves: would they put up with that from anyone other than themselves? And if you won't police yourselves, don't look at the other side... [T]he hypocrisy needs to stop."
Speaking of double standards, now that his own party looks like the kettle and the pot, the president has suddenly decided that America isn't a racist country after all. Twenty-four hours after he lectured the country on its prejudices, he told NBC's Today Show, "America is not a racist country." Vice President Kamala Harris also chimed in, repeating the same line almost word for word on ABC. So which is it? We may never know, since most Democrats would rather exploit the situation than have an honest conversation. They'd rather turn every policy debate into a question of personal character, because it's the only way to advance their agenda.
Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), who talked to Tim after his speech, insisted, "A black man of his age would know if the country is changing or not. And he said anybody who's lived through the last 20 years in America, how could [they] say we were a racist country?" We've had a black president. We have a black vice president. We have scores of minority members in Congress. It's impossible to have systemic racism, when people of all backgrounds and ethnic groups are able to strive and succeed in this country.
This is about politics -- not reality. "I think there's an interest here on one side of trying to continue to divide the country," Blunt argued. "The whole idea of identity politics leads you to talk about reasons why you should form into a group rather than philosophies and ideas of why you should form as part of a coalition. I think when your ideas are strong enough, you don't have to try to divide people by identity..." And yet, radical Democrats have no choice. They can't win these debates on policy, because their solutions are too unpopular. So they have to distract, blame, and smear.
When someone like Tim Scott or Ben Carson reminds everyone that there's equal opportunity in America, it threatens the Left's ideas about government. "It works against the [Democrats'] whole idea of 'you didn't do that. It was the government that made all of that possible.'" And Tim's life tells a different story. It's about faith and a mom who cared and true determination and perseverance. "Again, that's counterintuitive to the idea that government has to be involved in every facet of your life for you to be successful," Blunt pointed out. "And that's not what you believe. It's not what I believe. It's not what Tim Scott believes. It's probably not what the vast majority of Americans believe."
So the Left had better tread carefully, Blunt warns. "[They] are dramatically overreaching... in the closest divided Congress, maybe in the history of the country. The Democrats have the smallest margin [they've] had since the Civil War. And the margin in the Senate couldn't possibly be closer. How that becomes some big mandate to change America dramatically and put the government in charge of everything is amazing to me." It isn't. And if the radical Democrats aren't careful, voters will hand down a new mandate -- one the far-Left really won't like.