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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 04:54 PM

Tim Scott (R-SC): Why are Republicans accused of racism? Because we're silent on things like this.

By Tim Scott January 11 at 1:38 PM

Tim Scott, a Republican, represents South Carolina in the U.S. Senate.

Over the past two years, Republicans have focused on spreading opportunity, and it has paid dividends: From the creation of opportunity zones in some of our nation’s most distressed communities to amazing job-creation statistics and low unemployment rates, there’s no doubt that the future is brightening for many Americans.

However, we are often still struggling when it comes to civility and fairness. This was driven home once again Thursday as Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) wondered aloud: “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?”

I will admit I am unsure who is offended by the term “Western civilization” on its own, but anyone who needs “white nationalist” or “white supremacist” defined, described and defended does lack some pretty common knowledge.

Three months ago, a white supremacist killed two black people in a parking lot in Kentucky. We are only 18 months from Charlottesville, where white nationalists killed a white woman with a car and severely beat multiple black people. Almost four years ago, a white supremacist murdered nine African Americans in a church in Charleston, S.C. In 1998, white supremacists dragged James Byrd Jr., behind a pickup truck through Jasper, Tex., decapitating him in the process.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/01/11/tim-scott-republicans-can-no-longer-be-silent-bigotry/

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:05 PM

1. When the first paragraph is a lie

The writer kind of blows his credibility on the rest of the article. The problem is that Republican policy (spoken aloud or not) is racist policy. The proof is in the votes and the legislation.

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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 08:04 AM

3. Well it's not an outright lie - but it has huge caveats.

The economy was already strong, but the tax cuts did provide an extra, albeit suboptimal, stimulus as does the insane extremely anti environmental deregulation. That short term sugar rush helped incrementally in the short run and we will pay dearly later.

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