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Tim Scott: The Conscience Of The GOP In 2024

“Progress in America is palpable … yesterday’s exception is today’s rule.”

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I have never watched ABC News’ The View. The show is definitional leftist drivel. Fashionable herd-think. Pure politically correct pablum.

Its left-of-center hosts – led by Sunny Hostin and Whoopi Goldberg – proved as much earlier this year when they attacked U.S. senator Tim Scott of South Carolina for essentially being a successful, black Republican. And for failing to fall in line with the prevailing divisiveness in America.

“I think one of the issues that Tim Scott has, is that he seems to think, ‘because I made it, everyone can make it,’” Hostin said. ” Ignoring again, the fact that he is the exception and not the rule. And until he is the rule — then he can stop talking about systemic racism.”

“He has Clarence Thomas syndrome,” Goldberg chimed in.

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This week, Scott appeared on The View to confront his critics …

“One of the reasons why I’m on the show is because of the comments that were made, frankly, on this show that the only way for a young African American kid to be successful in this country is to be the exception and not the rule,” Scott said. “That is a dangerous, offensive, disgusting message to send to our young people today that the only way to succeed is by being the exception.”

“I will tell you that if my life is the exception, I can’t imagine …” Scott continued.

“But it is,” Hostin interrupted.

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“But it’s not actually,” Scott replied. “The fact of the matter is we’ve had an African American president, African American vice president, we’ve had two African Americans to be secretaries of the state. In my home city, the police chief is an African American who’s now running for mayor. The head of the highway patrol for South Carolina is an African American.” 

As Scott rattled off black unemployment numbers and other index of progress among this segment of America’s minority population, Hostin repeatedly interrupted him – prompting the 57-year-old North Charleston native to respectfully push back.

“You like people to be deferential and respectful so I’m going to do the same thing,” Scott said.

When he was finally allowed to speak without interruption, Scott offered up arguably the most inspiring line delivered by any candidate running for president in these United States.

“Progress in America is palpable,” Scott said. “It can be measured in generations. I look back at the fact that my grandfather, born in 1921 in Salley, South Carolina, when he was on a sidewalk and a white person was coming, he had to step off and not make eye contact. That man believed then, with some doubt now, in the goodness of America, because he believed that having faith in God, faith in himself, and faith in what the future could hold for his kids would unleash opportunities in ways that you cannot imagine.”

“What I’m suggesting is that yesterday’s exception is today’s rule,” Scott concluded.

I am telling you, people … not even Aaron Sorkin at his most dulcet could have whipped those lines up.

Scott’s 2024 candidacy – announced just two weeks ago – has yet to take hold with the GOP electorate. As of this writing, he is polling at just 1.6 percent nationally according to the latest composite polling data from RealClearPolitics. But if he brings this level of game to upcoming GOP debates, watch out.

Also, in a climate of pervasive pessimism, animosity and blame-gaming/ shifting … is there not a lane for a candidate extolling the potential future greatness of America? Elusive as it may seem at the moment?

“Our country is a more perfect union today than it was yesterday, last year, or in the last decade,” Scott said following his appearance on The View. “We must have faith in the future of America.”

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Will Folks (Brett Flashnick)

Will Folks is the founding editor of the news outlet you are currently reading. Prior to founding FITSNews, he served as press secretary to the governor of South Carolina. He lives in the Midlands region of the state with his wife and seven children.

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Y'all Need Jesus June 6, 2023 at 11:22 am

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Nanker Phelge June 6, 2023 at 12:10 pm

The 57 Year Old Virgin
Starring Tim Scott

Coming (not THAT way!) to a primary near you. For a very limited time only.

Rated G

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Facts June 6, 2023 at 1:13 pm

Sorry, but a middle aged man who claims to still be a virgin has no business making laws for other adults to follow. Especially, when comes to reproductive health.

Why are both of SC’s Senators “virgins”?

Conservatives are strange, corrupt and unethical people. Tim Scott is no exception.

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Pope of the GOP Absolves All! June 6, 2023 at 2:47 pm

Remember kids, no sex before marriage.

3+ marriages? IOKIYAR

Affairs in Argentina? IOKIYAR

Boning a married governor in an SUV in some parking lot? IOKIYAR

Being 36 year old grandmother? IOKIYAR

Multiple SA allegations? IOKIYAR

Restless leg syndrome in the Capitol’s bathrooms? IOKIYAR

Adult entertainment actress consultations that cost you six figures? IOKIYAR

Christian university figurehead by day, cuck by night? IOKIYAR

Little blue pills caught by customs? IOKIYAR

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the ball is round June 6, 2023 at 11:40 pm

huh ?

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Frank June 7, 2023 at 2:11 pm

Its OK You Are A Republican

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Will described the noises she made June 15, 2023 at 11:53 pm

Bill has had sex with Nikki Haley and posted about it multiple times. He is really proud about it and said all kinds of salacious stuff about the details, in the silliest, most insecure ways, that makes me 100% sure its true. Someone has the screenshots. But it probably “didnt happen” and Bill is just an insane liar that was paid by the republican party like larry marchant cause Haley probably has nothing to do with these guys. Accums rasor. In any event, will folks is NOT (okay he kinda is) a megalomaniac that exploits others for profit despite his unwillingness to be honest with himself and the universe about his past. Man is this gonna be a great election season.

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Lord Barfington June 29, 2023 at 3:21 pm

Lindsey’s only a virgin when it comes to women.

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Willie June 6, 2023 at 4:18 pm

Tim Scott is always a guaranteed vote to renew The Patriot Act whenever that abomination comes up for a vote. No thanks.

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Frank June 7, 2023 at 2:18 pm

It’s OK If You Are A Republican

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wickersham June 6, 2023 at 11:34 pm

burn him at the stake i say.

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riff ruff June 6, 2023 at 11:37 pm

so this dude is the anti bill clinton ? win win i say

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Yup June 7, 2023 at 11:08 am

Tim Scott: The Conscience Of The GOP In 2024?

Yes, Republicans have strong “never been laid way into adulthood” vibes.

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F. GLENN SMITH Top fan June 7, 2023 at 11:47 am

GUMBO IS AN IDIOT!!!!!! He appeared on that program for what he is, a complete fool. Well, after all, he is a Republican!!!!

F. Glenn Smith

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Testicles June 7, 2023 at 12:28 pm

Tim Scott; South Caolina’s OTHER sexually ambiguous US Senator.

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Lord Barfington June 29, 2023 at 3:20 pm

I think I saw his picture on a $3 bill.

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Lord Barfington June 30, 2023 at 2:40 pm

Recall that Tim Scott was concerned about women getting abortions up to the 52nd week of pregnancy. Do women really want a president (or a senator) who has such little (I would say no) understanding of their bodies? My first question for President Tim is “Where is the clitoris located?” Lindsey gets the same question.

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Will Folks Alleged Affair With Nikki Haley June 15, 2023 at 11:40 pm

He definitely doesnt have a blogger claiming to have an extra marital affair (that you swore to and wont discuss) with him in an suv in the vista. So thats a start. How are you not the problem you purport to complain about? You are one of Haleys biggest presidential liability and you are in la la land.

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