Tim Scott Levels Obama For Dividing The Country: ‘Missed A Softball Opportunity To Bring The Country Together On Race’
Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) just shredded former President Barack Obama for his inability to bring the country together on race relations, saying that he “missed a softball moving at slow speed with a big bat.”
Scott’s comments were prompted by Obama’s criticism leveled at him, Nikki Haley, and other minorities in the Republican party for daring to “validate America.”
“I think there’s a long history of African-American or other minority candidates within the Republican Party who will validate America and say, ‘Everything’s great, and we can make it,'” Obama told Democratic strategist David Axelrod in an interview.
Obama argued that Haley “has a similar approach,” because God forbid, you point to your own success as a minority in America and say, “Yes, you too can achieve anything in this great nation.”
“I’m not being cynical about Tim Scott individually,” he continued, “but I am maybe suggesting the rhetoric of ‘Can’t we all get along’… That has to be undergirded with an honest accounting of our past and our present.”
And by “honest accounting of our past and present,” the man who did more to set race relations back in America than anybody in modern times means ‘”a complete focus on the past without acknowledging the steps forward made in the present.”
Because racism is the Democrat party’s lone hustle, their lone platform. They have nothing else to offer the American people.
— Alex Thompson (@AlexThomp) June 15, 2023
Scott And Haley Flatten Obama
Obama proceeded to suggest that Republican candidates need to address systemic racism in the justice system in order to be taken seriously. Racial disparities, he argues, exist.
Of course, that’s a silly argument by the left that ignores the underlying problems of poverty and crime in the black community, which makes sense when you realize the Democrat party has no interest in lifting up the black community in meaningful ways.
A vast majority of the prison populations and victims of excessive use of force are male as well. Does that mean the justice system is also sexist? No. What it means is males commit a vast majority of the crimes.
Scott, himself a glass-breaking individual as the first black senator from South Carolina, took multiple jabs at Obama for his comments.
“When it comes to race, don’t you think Barack Obama missed a massive opportunity to pull the country together?” radio host Mark Levin asked. “To get people to accept each other for who they are instead of building into this group-ism?”
“Mark, he missed a softball moving at slow speed with a big bat,” Scott responded. “You can’t miss this opportunity. America was hungry for bringing our country together, this coalition building where you can see Black kids and White kids and red ones and brown ones, as MLK spoke about, joining hands and singing with new meaning, ‘My country ‘tis of thee.’”
— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) June 14, 2023
Scott also hammered President Biden as the “great divider” and argued that “the one thing the far left does not want a Black person to be in this country is a conservative.”
He added further criticism of the former President on social media.
“Let us not forget we are a land of opportunity, not a land of oppression,” he tweeted in response to an article on Obama’s jabs
“Democrats deny our progress to protect their power. The Left wants you to believe faith in America is a fraud and progress in our nation is a myth,” the Republican presidential candidate added. “The truth of MY life disproves the lies of the radical Left.”
Let us not forget we are a land of opportunity, not a land of oppression.
Democrats deny our progress to protect their power. The Left wants you to believe faith in America is a fraud and progress in our nation is a myth.
The truth of MY life disproves the lies of the radical… https://t.co/lxbcdDZKJ9
— Tim Scott (@votetimscott) June 15, 2023
Haley, another GOP presidential candidate, didn’t take Obama’s comments lying down either, casting him as a whiner who pretends that every minority should pretend to be a victim.
“Barack Obama set minorities back by singling them out as victims instead of empowering them,” she told the New York Post. “In America, hard work and personal responsibility matter. My parents didn’t raise me to think that I would forever be a victim. They raised me to know that I was responsible for my success.”
Vintage Obama – Argue against a Straw Man position that NO ONE is taking. This guy is STILL talking down to about a 2nd grade level in his rhetoric. YAWN. https://t.co/M3Il6n1rEE
— The Independent Rage (@independentrage) June 16, 2023
Obama Destroyed Race Relations In America
Look, we’ve been critical of both Scott and Haley on these very pages when it is warranted, but their commentary on Obama here is dead on.
The facts prove it. Obama was one of the greatest dividers this nation has ever seen.
A poll just a few months prior to his leaving office showed a majority of Americans believed race relations had worsened significantly under Obama, with 54% saying that the divide had grown worse, while a very low 16% said it had gotten better.
By contrast, in May of 2009, mere months into Obama’s first term, 32% of all Americans believed race relations had improved, while only 6% said they had gotten worse.
When will the progressive 2020 Dems have the guts to say Obama failed on this and trade? “Most say race relations worsened under Obama, poll finds” – CNNPolitics https://t.co/uMNTY2kQbw
— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) August 1, 2019
That was a massive 64-point turnaround. The decimation of race relations in America had been completely and utterly devastating.
And President Biden, another “great divider” of “you ain’t black” fame, has continued Obama’s legacy. Recent polling shows race relations once again getting worse in America.
A Rasmussen poll indicates a plurality of Americans views race relations in that manner. The poll was published in February of this year.
41% Say Race Relations Are Getting Worse
As Black History Month comes to an end, a plurality of Americans believe race relations in the country are getting worse.
— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) February 28, 2023
Divide and conquer, that’s the Democrat way. Divide America, then conquer it, then destroy it from within.
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