Re: NAACP calls Black Congressman a ventriloquist's dummy
posted at 1/23/2014 12:53 PM EST
In response to slomag's comment:
In response to StalkingButler's comment:
[QUOTE]I think that the GOP image problems played a part in the selection of Tim Scott to Congress.
For those who perhaps don't know, Mr. Scott was elected to Congress in 2010 and is an individual who was perfectly qualified to represent the state of South Carolina in the Senate when Jim Demint resigned.
Pretending that he is somehow unqualified for the position or that he achieved his position based solely on his race is straight up racism.
No, no - you're using a Fox News technique - selecting your words carefully to be technically true, but conveying a meaning very different from reality.
Tim Scott was not elected to his current seat in the Senate. He was never elected to anything by his current constituents.
He won a seat in the SC House of Representatives in 2008. In 2010, he won a special election for SC's 1st congressional district with just 32% of the vote, which forced a run-off against the son of Strom Thurmond.
These are the facts
* The GOP had an image problem
* Tim Scott was black
* Tim Scott, a state representative for 2 years, out-raised the son of US Senator for 48 years by a 35-1 margin
* Tim Scott had been a representative for 2 years when appointed to the Senate. He had the least tenure of SC's 7 representatives in the House
* There are 4 tea party candidates running against Lindsey Graham, a 12-year veteran of the Senate
* Nobody is running against Tim Scott, who has only been in national politics for 3 years, and was not elected to his position, or to anything outside of SC's 1st
When you put it all together, it's a pretty strong case that the RNC is protecting Tim Scott.
Nobody ran against Obama in the primaries, either, at least, not seriously. And those that were serious, got their divorce records "magically" published.
So, I guess I am failing to see your point