Representative Tim Scott has been appointed to fill the Senate seat of Jim DeMint in South Carolina.
Scott has a compelling life story and character demonstrates to young people that through hard work and perseverance the sky is the limit.
“Coming from a single-parent household and almost flunking out of high school,” Mr. Scott said in 2010, during his bid for the House, “my hope is I will take that experience and help people bring out the best that they can be.”
Predictably, the left has zero tolerance for any black individual that can make it through hard work and perseverance without being dependent on the government.
Scott like other black conservatives such as Representative Allen West and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas are the left’s worst nightmare because it destroys their narrative that blacks need government to succeed.
Shortly after Scott’s appointment, Adolph Reed, a professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, wrote an insulting New York Times commentary on Scott and other black conservatives.
The left wants it both ways — they criticize conservatives for not having a large number of blacks involved in its movement but when black conservatives appear on the political scene, the left attacks them.
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Instead of celebrating Scott’s success, the left is busy trying to diminish and tarnish his accomplishments.