Tim Scott is Not Here for Your White Savior Complex

In this Nov. 5, 2015, photo, Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., speaks about the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate is poised to pass a bill on Nov. 10, that bans moving Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States, something Barack Obama has been trying to do since he was sworn in as president. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

As a free-market, pro-school choice, conservative Republican, Senator Tim Scott is used to being the scorn of the left. He’s always handled the vicious personal attacks and shockingly racist insults with grace and class. Scott seems to be well liked and well regarded on Capitol Hill, and he should be.


That doesn’t mean he’s a pushover.

HuffPo writer Andy Ostroy decided to rudely but unsurprisingly label Scott as a token and a puppet after watching the GOP White House celebration of the historic tax cuts passed on Wednesday.

It’s just so funny how white liberals always feel compelled to save us poor, dumb black folk from the white GOP overlords. The underlying belief is that we are just too stupid to know when we’re being used, and we certainly don’t have any reasons of our own for not being default Democrats.

The Senator from South Carolina was having none of it. He pointed out Ostroy’s own bigotry in typical Scott fashion – razor sharp gentility.

Yo, Ostroy…Tim Scott is not here for your white savior complex.

Don’t come for him unless he sends for you.


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