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Earlier: Sen. Tim Scott Shows It’s Time For GOP To Give Up On Great Black Hope Strategy

I’ve been expressing my boredom and disgust with the State of the Union speech (Yeah, yeah, I know: Joe Biden’s Wednesday speech wasn’t billed as an official State of the Union address, but I don’t see how you can say it wasn’t one) for, according to my archives, at least fourteen years, and I don’t feel like repeating myself. As now ritually performed it is, as I sputtered in my 2009 classic We Are Doomed, a Stalinesque extravaganza, and a disgrace to a commercial republic of free men.

Biden’s speech was an incoherent sprawl of stitched-together clichés. I think the only one Joe missed was “coming out of the shadows,” the usual way—he’s used it before—to promote Amnesty for illegal aliens. I was waiting for it, but it never came. Perhaps Biden just forgot.

More interestingly, in a typical display of moon-booted virtue signaling, the Republican Party put forward their only black senator, Tim Scott of South Carolina, to respond to the president.

I knew nothing about Senator Scott, and I now, after ten minutes internet browsing, know only a little more than nothing. That browsing included the transcript of his Wednesday night speech, which I didn’t sit through live. [Sen. Tim Scott’s plea to the nation — ‘America is not a racist country’, NY Post, April 29, 2021]

If there’s a Republican who comes to my attention nowadays, the main thing I want to know is: What kind of Republican is he? Is he an Open-Borders, neocon, front man for the Cheap Labor lobbies? Or is he a principled patriot willing to buck the party bosses and spit in the eye of the Regime Media?

The key issue is of course immigration. I did Ctrl-F for “immigr” on Scott’s speech transcript: no hits. Hmm. Try Ctrl-F “border.” That got one hit:

Weakening our Southern borders and creating a crisis is not compassionate.

Compassionate? That sets off a whole carillon of alarm bells … and excuse me while I pause here to mark up my bonus points for being the first contributor to use the word “carillon” … thank you.

OK, compassionate. Anyone remember “Compassionate Conservatism“? The name George W. Bush ring any bells, not necessarily a whole carillon?

George W. Bush? [Boo, hiss.] Exactly.

The only proper object of the federal government’s compassion is the American people. I don’t want my government to practice cruelty, certainly not on children; but if foreigners and/or their children violate my country’s laws by entering illegally, or remaining illegally after their visas have expired, I want them repatriated swiftly and humanely. Private persons who feel compassion towards these trespassers should by all means be allowed to offer them private relief, but not in any way that interferes with the repatriation process.

I’m guessing Senator Tim Scott doesn’t agree with that. But let’s give the guy a fair chance; let’s go over to NumbersUSA and look up his report card on immigration legislation.

Here things get weird. Scott was in the House of Representatives for two years, 2011 to 2013, thereafter in the Senate. So that’s two years in the House, eight years in the Senate.

OK, what are his congressional report card grades on immigration? When I go to the NumbersUSA website and look up his “Career” grade, it’s A-plus, with As and A-pluses all the way down on particular immigration-related sub-issues.


But then, when I click on the “Recent” tab for his votes in the Senate, 2019 to 2021, he’s a D-minus! There are just three grades on particular sub-issues: a D on “Reduce Unnecessary Worker Visas,” another D on “Reduce Illegal Jobs and Presence,” and, oh dear, an F-minus on “Challenging the Status Quo.”

I haven’t yet been able to make much sense of that. Is the fact of his senior colleague in the Senate being Lindsey Graham something to do with it? Senator Graham is a career C-minus, also a recent C-minus.

Did Senator Scott get a stiff talking-to from the South Carolina Republican party bosses? Is there something peculiarly rotten about the South Carolina GOP?

I don’t know, and shall reserve full judgment until I do. Meanwhile I have tagged Tim Scott in my mental file as definitely not a black Josh Hawley (who is both a career and a recent A-minus on the NumbersUSA report cards).

Tim Scott, unless I turn up evidence to the contrary, is probably more like a black Jeb Bush.

John Derbyshire [email him] writes an incredible amount on all sorts of subjects for all kinds of outlets. (This no longer includes National Review, whose editors had some kind of tantrum and fired him.) He is the author of We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism and several other books. He has had two books published by com: FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT (also available in Kindle) and FROM THE DISSIDENT RIGHT II: ESSAYS 2013.

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  1. MEH 0910 says:

    Imperial March (Star Wars) – Roter Turm

    Performed on Europe’s largest bell tower by Davit Drambyan, carillon
    Roter Turm Halle (Saale)​
    Der Rote Turm mit dem Europa Carillon gehört zum Stadtmuseum Halle, Besichtigungen im Rahmen von Führungen

  2. Anon[378] • Disclaimer says:

    Derb, you nailed it a while back with your joke: what do you call a black guy at a republican meeting? Chairman.

  3. Slim says:

    Just before the 2016 South Carolina primary, the key primary for collecting the Republican nomination, Senator Scott joined Nikki Haley and Trey Gowdy in endorsing Marco Rubio. Tim’s endorsement was thought by the pundit class to be the most highly coveted in the state.

    Trump won the primary handily.

    The enduring message was that Tim Scott was a Marco Rubio Republican.

    • Thanks: HammerJack
  4. Trinity says:

    I ABSOLUTELY HATE IT, when the hapless losers known as the republicans trot out their token nonwhite (((conservative))) to tell Whitey how to fix “thangs.”

    Two things I have noticed of late that were very rare back in the day but are now becoming more common, Black swimmers and Black republicans/conservatives. Well, at least the swimmers have to prove their worth, they can’t get to the Olympics without winning a race, of course the other White swimmers could be paid to lose, wouldn’t be shocking in this day and age.

    The Candace Owens, Jesse Lee Petersons, and their lot are not some great swamis telling us something we don’t already know, they are just telling us what we know while sporting a Black face. Same thing with a (((Mark Levine or Michael Savage))) type of deal, two Jews telling Whites how to run a country built by Whites but abused and raped by Jews. Tucker Carlson is always having Jews, East Indian, Black, or Hispanic conservatives on his show telling stupid Whitey what the problem with OUR nation is. Truth be told what these nonwhites have to say is of little interest to White America, NONE of these people wish to ever see America return to being 90% White again, that and only that, WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.

    There is a lot of \$\$\$ MONEY \$\$\$\$ to be made being a nonwhite “conservative” and you can obtain power, book deals, guest spots on shows like Tucker, in no time flat. No skill required, just tell Whitey everything any White with a pulse who doesn’t hate themselves already knows.

    Electing nonwhites whether they be Jews, Blacks, Hispanics, or East Indians is not going to turn this nation around. Listening to nonwhites whether they be Jews, Blacks, Hispanics or East Indians is not going to return America into what it once was in its glory days. Listening to nonwhites tell you what to do IS THE PROBLEM not the solution.

    • Replies: @dindunuffins
  5. nsa says:

    Widely referred to locally by his own race as “Uncle Tim”. The shameless pandering Rs deserve to disappear entirely along with their filthy warmongering jew sponsors.

  6. I haven’t yet been able to make much sense of that. Is the fact of his senior colleague in the Senate being Lindsey Graham something to do with it? Senator Graham is a career C-minus, also a recent C-minus.

    When our overlords (the oligarchs who thrive on cheap import labour) bestow you with such a valuable fiefdom as a Senate seat, you bend the knee, kiss the ring, and give your feudal allegiance and service to them.

  7. AceDeuce says:

    I listened to this phony baloney c olored boy with dread. His sugar coated dogturd of a speech was a scam squarely aimed at condervacucks, who swallowed it hook line and sinker.

    People like him are like that fisherman guy in the State Farm commercial, who dangles the dollar bill on a hook and pulls it out of reach every time the hapless girl grabs for it. He talks about all of the “racism” he’s dealt with (which is all BS when closely looked at) and then absolves YT of guilt out of the goodness of his heart. What a crock.

    Scott is like all blacks–he’s black before anything else. Senator, South Carolinian, American–he’s black first. Not first, really-instead of. And what’s more, he acts accordingly.

  8. Trinity says:

    What would Whitey do without Blacks, Jews, Arabs, East Indians, Asians, Hispanics? How would we make it?

    Well, this nation was about 87-88% White through its most productive years and Europe was even more majority White than America.

    Take a good look at both places now.

    Are you better off living among nonwhites, White person, or were you better off when Whites were the overwhelming majority in America.

    Look at 1950 Detroit or say Baltimore compared to the current versions.

    Look at 1950 Los Angeles or NYC compared to the current version.

    Nuff said.

    • Agree: Female in FL
  9. @Trinity

    EXACTLYYY!!! Everyone looking for the GOP “conservative” magic kneegrow. I don’t need blacks telling me anything. They never created or governed a successful nation EVER!

    • Agree: Trinity, AceDeuce
    • Replies: @Trinity
  10. Trinity says:

    Our “white leaders” in (((Washington))) are so cucked that now they cannot even have soulless “white” traitors bought and paid for by Jewish shekels leading red state Murica. That would be too racist for the party of Lincoln don’t ya know.

    IF we can just get all Americans, Black and White, Jew and Gentile, Christian and Muslim, Mexican and Oriental to adopt (((conservative principles))) we can “MAGA.” Good gawd, this nation aka Whites have bought this hook, line and sinker.


    Whitey gains nothing by continually pandering to Jews, Blacks, Hispanics, etc., (((Trump))) though not nearly as blatantly anti-White as the totally controlled mouthpiece (((Biden))) would always have the same ole group of 4-6 Blacks and later Hispanics directly behind him at every single MAGA rally. I noticed this one Black guy in particular. He had a beard, etc., how much money does it take to follow Trump around the country and how do you wind up directly behind him at every rally you attend? Are people really, really, truly this stupid?

    (((The cuckservatives))) are ashamed of being White and kiss Black feet or suck Jew azz to prove it, and (((the leftists aka the I hate Whites party))) are right out in the open with their agenda, they just tell you that they flat out despise any White person who doesn’t hate his or her race. Those are your two choices, White America.

    You have the anti-White Lite party aka (((republicans)))

    The hardcore anti-White party aka (((demsheviks)))

    • Agree: AceDeuce, europeasant
  11. I don’t particularly want to give ammunition to the enemy, so I won’t go off on a rant, but no, I don’t need a black spokesman, nor do I need one as a standard-bearer for my cause. In fact, I can’t stand it when we get this ‘look, he agrees with us — and he’s black!’

    So frigging what? Are blacks anointed by the Pope or something?

    • Agree: HammerJack
  12. Daniel H says:

    Know a little hope. Mitt Romney, the prince of Cucks, is booed on the stage at Republican party convention in UTAH.

  13. Trinity says:

    Lush Limbaugh would be proud of Tim. You know damn well Pawn Vanity is.

  14. SafeNow says:

    “If it ain’t broke…”
    (USCG Rescue Swimmer class)

  15. Am reminded of a nice quote from an infamous individual. “The government and us are cut from the same cloth.” Sam Giancana, former Chicago mob boss. Both parties are nothing more than rackets. If you use the RICO statutes on every member of Congress and other areas of the government, three quarters of government would have to be shut down.

  16. 3g4me says:

    Yawn. Tim Scott – another numinous Negro willing to grant cuckservatives, Republicans, and other willing members of globohomo absolution from raycissm in exchange for money and a bit of the spotlight. I’ll pass.

    • Agree: AceDeuce
    • Replies: @AceDeuce
  17. I get emails from Tim Scott asking me for money.

    Here are two replies I sent him.

    1 “The American dream is for all people to be equal under the law. I urge you to put a stop to all Affirmative Action laws in the United States. Outlaw Affirmative action immediately”

    2 “I voted for Trump in 2016 and 2020 and even attended his rally at UIC (Chicago) that was cancelled by the locals. You can check the details by doing some search on the internet as to what happened but I was there.

    I too was discriminated against even though I am a White/European man. First time after I left the US army back in 1976. I took the battery of army tests and qualified for all jobs. Imagine my surprise when I came home and applied for a job with Illinois Bell. I was told that they are only hiring black and Hispanic people. I was confused at first until I went to the Post Office and was told that they were only hiring veterans and Black people. What a relief that there was some type of discrimination in more than one place of employment !

    Next up was discrimination against my school children. This is a long story with which I do not want to bore you with.

    BTW I did some research and found out that IQ testing was ruled illegal in early 1970’s as it created Disparate impact towards certain people. You get the idea.

    So yes I will for the most part vote Republican while holding my nose.”

    So far I have not received a response.

  18. AceDeuce says:

    Annnnd…..–he doesn’t mean one word of it. The cucks will be in for one more disappointment. Not that they’ll learn from it.

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