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« on: January 11, 2019, 08:45:05 pm »

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), who is Black, wrote an op-ed relating to Rep. Steve King's (R-IA} comments and the GOP's frequent silence on White supremacists like King:

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"When people with opinions similar to King’s open their mouths, they damage not only the Republican Party and the conservative brand but also our nation as a whole. They want to be treated with fairness for some perceived slights but refuse to return the favor to those on the other side.

Some in our party wonder why Republicans are constantly accused of racism — it is because of our silence when things like this are said. Immigration is the perfect example, in which somehow our affection for the rule of law has become conflated with a perceived racism against brown and black people.

I do support border security not because I want to keep certain ethnicities out of our nation, but because I support enforcing our laws. I do not care if you come from Canada, France or Honduras, if you break our laws, there should be consequences. But it has become almost impossible to have a reasonable conversation along those lines. That’s in part why I laid out my agenda on civility, fairness and opportunity on Thursday on the floor of the Senate".

SOURCE: https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/opinions/2019/01/11/tim-scott-republicans-can-no-longer-be-silent-bigotry/
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2019, 10:40:26 am »

Go on the popular conservative news sites like Breitbart. The comments there are indistinguishable from white nationalists, it's the exact same rhetoric and arguments. The Republican base is racist. And no, it's not both sides. You won't find hardcore anti-white SJW rhetoric in Democraticunderground or Daily Kos comment sections.
Yeah, I largely agree with this.

The comment sections on right wing/Republican websites is full of White supremacists, Neo-Confederates, Neo-Nazis and Alt-Right trolls. It's really disgusting.

You can be reading a story about Trump and the border wall and scroll down to the comments and see comments like "We should round up all illegal Mexicans and shoot them". WTF? Or "We are prepared for war against Blacks and Muslims". Or "White liberals are traitors to the White race and they will be left behind in the race war" Huh. It's insane.

The Republican Party has to ostracized these POSs but they don't and won't (for various reasons).
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2019, 09:33:09 pm »

If Tim Scott had any brains in his head he'd be a Democrat. Steve King/Trumpian racial politics will become the new norm. As America becomes less white, the Republican Party will have to win a bigger share of the white vote to stay relevant. That means they'll become more extreme, more racist, and more openly and overtly expressing white supremacist views.

The Democratic Party doesn't believe in the things he believes in, free enterprise, respect of U.S. soldiers with better pay, etc.
This statement is 100% false.
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2019, 10:35:12 pm »

If Tim Scott had any brains in his head he'd be a Democrat. Steve King/Trumpian racial politics will become the new norm. As America becomes less white, the Republican Party will have to win a bigger share of the white vote to stay relevant. That means they'll become more extreme, more racist, and more openly and overtly expressing white supremacist views.

The Democratic Party doesn't believe in the things he believes in, free enterprise, respect of U.S. soldiers with better pay, etc.
This statement is 100% false.


the Democratic Party is moving in the direction of sociaism , while he is a solid Reaganite.


The fact is there needs to be a third party and in my opinion they should start with the goal of denying either party a majority in the house.
The Democratic Party isn't moving towards socialism lol. Anyways, I wasn't saying that Tim Scott should become a Democrat. I was just correcting bronz4141.

If Tim Scott had any brains in his head he'd be a Democrat. Steve King/Trumpian racial politics will become the new norm. As America becomes less white, the Republican Party will have to win a bigger share of the white vote to stay relevant. That means they'll become more extreme, more racist, and more openly and overtly expressing white supremacist views.

The Democratic Party doesn't believe in the things he believes in, free enterprise, respect of U.S. soldiers with better pay, etc.
This statement is 100% false.

Perhaps.  But the Democratic Party has a significantly different worldview than Tim Scott does.

Tim Scott is an Evngelical Christian who has chosen to conform himself to God's Word, as opposed to his political party., at more cost to himself than many pols.  He's one of my faves.
I wasn't saying that Tim Scott should become a Democrat. I was just addressing bronz4141's statement about my political party.
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« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2019, 04:55:30 pm »

If Tim Scott had any brains in his head he'd be a Democrat. Steve King/Trumpian racial politics will become the new norm. As America becomes less white, the Republican Party will have to win a bigger share of the white vote to stay relevant. That means they'll become more extreme, more racist, and more openly and overtly expressing white supremacist views.

The Democratic Party doesn't believe in the things he believes in, free enterprise, respect of U.S. soldiers with better pay, etc.
This statement is 100% false.

Obama and the Democrats voted in 2007 in the Bush era against pay raise and funding for U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
That was due to opposition to those wars not opposition to the troops or raising their pay.
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