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By Jessica Roy / current.com / @CurrentJess

On Monday, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley announced she had picked Congressman Tim Scott to fill Jim DeMint’s Senate seat. On the surface, this seems like a good thing — Scott will be a desperately needed infusion of diversity in the Senate as its only black member.

But the congressman isn’t exactly a progressive. In fact, he’s a conservative, a proud tea party conservative. Scott took office only last year, but he’s already done considerable damage to progressive causes.  

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  1. He’s anti-union. Scott’s website salivates over the free enterprise of right-to-work states. He supported the anti-union bills listed below and published the list on his website under the guise of “protecting worker’s rights”: 
    • HR 745, Davis-Bacon Repeal Act 
    • HR 1047, State Right to Vote Act 
    • HR 2040, National Right-to-Work Act 
    • HR 2978, Protecting American Jobs Act 
    • HR 3135, Adjusting Davis-Bacon for Inflation Act

     

     

  2. He’s anti-gay. His website proudly announces that he believes in “defending traditional values” and the “moral principles our country was founded on.” He even signed a formal measure (H.Con.Res. 25) “disapproving” of the administration’s decision not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act. 

 

  1. He wants to impeach the president. Scott just threw it out that that he wouldn’t mind impeaching Barack Obama over the debt ceiling talks. When the GOP threatened to shut down the government over the debt ceiling, the point was raised that Obama could invoke the 14th Amendment and raise the ceiling himself. Scott said that would be an “impeachable act.” 

 

  1. He cut AIDS and HIV funding. Scott supported a bill that slashed funding to more than 2,000 South Carolinians with HIV and AIDS because he’s totally against government spending — unless the government is spending money on something he wants (see #7 and #8 on this list).  

 

  1. He wants to kick kids off food stamps. Scott proposed a bill that would remove children from a family’s food stamp program if one of their parents went on strike

 

  1. He’s pro-gun. Scott says he will fight to make sure that the Second Amendment “is not weakened in any way.” He supported these bills: 
    • HR 58, Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act 
    • HR 420, Veterans Heritage Firearms Act 
    • HR 645, Second Amendment Enforcement Act 
    • HR 822, National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act 
    • HR 1093, ATF Reform Act 
    • HR 1181, Protecting Gun Owners in Bankruptcy Act 
    • HR 3814, to prohibit the Department of Justice from tracking and cataloging the purchases of multiple rifles and guns 

 

  1. He defends tax subsidies to Big Oil. Scott rejected a bill to close loopholesthat would have saved taxpayers $53 million and another that would have ended taxpayer subsidies for the five largest oil companies. When ThinkProgress asked him why it was fair for him to protect Big Oil at the expense of the taxpayer, he had the audacity to reply, “‘Fair’ is a relative word.”  

 

  1. He loves government spending for his pet projects. Scott tried to get the government to pay to put statues of the Ten Commandments outside the Charleston City Council Chambers. It took a lawsuit from the ACLU to stop it

 

  1. He’s hardcore pro-life. Here’s just a sampling of the bills he’s supported on that front: 
    • HR 3, No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act
    • HR 217, Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act 
    • HR 358, Protect Life Act 
    • HR 1179, Respect for Rights of Conscience Act 
    • HR 2059, to prohibit funding to the U.N. Population Fund 
    • HR 2299, Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act 
    • HR 2874, Abstinence Education Reallocation Act
    • HR 3803, District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"I'm just trying to make a way out of no way, for my people" -Modejeska Monteith Simpkins

 

AFRICAN AMERICA IS AT WAR

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICA

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON AFRICAN AMERICANS

THERE IS A RACE WAR ON BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

AMERICA'S RACISTS HAVE INFILTRATED AMERICAN POLICE FORCES TO WAGE A RACE WAR AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA

THE BLACK RACE IS AT WAR

FIRST WORLD WAR:  THE APPROXIMATELY 6,000 YEAR WORLD WAR ON AFRICA AND THE BLACK RACE

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Well ... I don't really care that he opposes a "progressive" agenda ... to me, Tim Scott represents a mentality that not only is 'not good' for African Americans ... but is actually purposefully detrimental and harmful.

 

It's one thing that these Tea Party types want to be fiscally 'hardcore' ... i.e., don't want to offer basic financial (gov't.) help to anybody in the belief that everyone should be helping themselves ... 

 

But, when that unreasonableness extends to vulnerable populations like children and the elderly ... wanting to cut health care services for children, Social Security funds (which is not even the government's money, but belongs to those receiving it because they paid to receive it!), money for education and childhood development, and rejects government protection for people from unscrupulous capitalism/corporate greed .. then to me you are trying to hurt people that don't deserve it.

 

While people like him say they don't favor one group of people over another ... that's a lie because, if/when a choice needs to be made ...  they DO favor policies that support the (already) rich over policies that are designed to help poor people.  

 

Tim Scott represents a state whose citizens - especially it's Black citizens - are among the poorest, least educated, least healthy, and most racially discriminated against in the entire country.  And nothing about his ideology (Tea Party/Conservative politics) promotes improving that condition in a way that is designed to see the residents of that state prosper.  

 

He is more concerned with the state of South Carolina having money in the bank ... than he is about the condition of the people who live there.  To me that's inhumane.  And I don't like people like that.  

Originally Posted by EbonyRose:

I'm saddened that he will be carrying the name/description of being an "African American" Senator.    In the same way that Clarence Thomas is considered an "African American" Supreme Court Justice.

 

It's another sad day for Black people.  

 

 

That's all he is; another Clarence Thomas.  

 

I can assure you that, in South Carolina, he has not risen up the political ranks in the republican party by doing anything other than what he's told, kissing White ass, stabbing his own people in the back and living in the fantasy world the Black conservatives/republicans create for themselves, of being seen as equals by White conservatives/republicans, and by possessing a White worship mentality that tells them that everything White is better, smarter, and should be bowed down to, and that everything Black is worse, unintelligent and should be rejected.

 

It is my honest opinion that Black houseniggers have did more to harm African Americans, Africans, the entire Black diaspora, than damn near all of the atrocities we have suffered as a group from White racists, in fact, many of the atrocities committed against Black people could not have ever occurred, had it not been for this mind-set within our own race in the first place.  And, the stance, attitude and ignorant beliefs of many our most recent African immigrants to this country is all the proof you need to know that the housenigger mentality traces all the way back to Africa.

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