Much of the left can’t help but boil people down to their skin color and MSNBC’s Joy Reid can’t help but do that herself, especially when it comes to black people who are ideologically opposed to her. Needless to say, this doesn’t make her a fan of South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, but Scott isn’t having any of Reid’s racist nonsense.
As my colleague Mike Miller covered in far more detail, during Fox News Primetime, Trey Gowdy played a clip of Reid commenting about Scott’s presence during South Dakota Sen. John Thune’s statements about how the $15/hr wage hike would actually hurt Americans.
“You’ve got to love Tim Scott standing there to provide the patina of diversity over that round of words, that basket full of words,” Reid said during her show.
Gowdy defined what “patina” meant for viewers, noting that the word is Reid’s way of saying that Scott and his black skin were merely a “prop or a token.” In his defense, Gowdy began explaining that the reason Scott was present during these conferences and statements about minimum wage hikes and tax reform legislation is that he made himself an expert on these subject and because he’s on the Senate Finance Committee and Ways and Means Comittee.
In short, he’s an expert in tax legislation, not simply a black man there to give the GOP cred as Reid suggested.
Scott himself called Reid out for her ridiculous assertion that he’s nothing more than his skin color for the GOP.
“Woke supremacy is as bad as white supremacy. We need to take that seriously,” said Scott. “When she calls a United States Senator who’s a subject matter expert a prop, a token, or a superficial covering, that’s personal and that’s wrong and she should be held to account.”
Indeed, Reid has a habit of attacking other black Republicans and Conservatives, completely dismissing their thoughts and ideas and reducing them down to their skin color, which is exactly the opposite of what great Americans and civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. taught us to do.
Of course, it’s easy to dismiss someone so effective for shallow reasons. Reid would rather not have to actually face Scott one on one in a verbal debate about tax or financial policy, knowing that she would likely be destroyed under the weight of Scott’s knowledge and expertise on the subject. So, rather than just address his points, she makes a point out of his skin color and the tired assumption that the GOP is purely a party of white people.