During a speech last night where he responded to President Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) pushed back on the toxic woke dogma frequently pushed by Democrats including Biden.
“Today, kids again are being taught that the color of their skin defines them — and if they look a certain way, they’re an oppressor,” he stated. “From colleges to corporations to our culture, people are making money and gaining power by pretending we haven’t made any progress. By doubling down on the divisions we’ve worked so hard to heal.”
“You know this stuff is wrong,” he proclaimed. “Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country.”
He also noted in the same speech how supposedly tolerant leftists often called him racist names like “Uncle Tom” and the “n-word,” and also called out the Washington Post for a ridiculous “analysis” they did suggesting his black ancestors who survived the Jim Crow era were privileged because they owned “unusually large amounts of land” in the 1920s.
As Bonchie reported earlier, it did not take long for some of those so-called “tolerant” leftists to prove Scott’s point perfectly. A number of prominent Twitter liberals, some of them privileged and white, predictably took to referring to Scott as the GOP’s token black man, and in numerous cases called him an “Uncle Tom.”
But while “Uncle Tom” didn’t trend on Twitter last night, an equally disgusting term — a different version of it designed specifically for Scott — did. For roughly 11 hours after Scott’s speech, “Uncle Tim” trended, with some of the same people who likely have “COEXIST!” bumper stickers on their cars joining in on the racist bashfest. Here were some of the offerings:
Tim Scott gets called Uncle Tom by progressives. But he’s an Uncle Tim.
— Young Daddy (@Toure) April 29, 2021
Uncle Tim Scott has perfected the art of sycophantic bootlicking. He’s a master step n fetch it artist and cunning white supremacy apologist, who demonstrated his buck dancing skills in front of the entire world.
“Hear me clearly, America is not a racist country”
— Bishop Talbert Swan (@TalbertSwan) April 29, 2021
In my defense I actually said “Uncle TIM.”
And he was talking about his nephews!
— Michael Harriot (@michaelharriot) April 29, 2021
This stunning and brave Twitter user managed to roll “Uncle Tim,” Trump, and Tucker Carlson all into one tweet:
If Uncle Tim Scott is correct that America is not a racist country, then who elected Trump? And who’s watching The Tucker Carlson White Supremacy Hour on Fox News every night?
— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) April 29, 2021
Here were some of the conservative reactions to the trend:
Figured this would be cleared up overnight, but nope: pic.twitter.com/6oht9my1DZ
— Brent Scher (@BrentScher) April 29, 2021
“Uncle Tim” is trending on Twitter right now because apparently it’s okay to use racist epithets as long as they’re directed at a Republican.
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) April 29, 2021
Hey @jack and #Twitter @verified WHY are you allowing “Uncle Tim” to trend on your platform? This is hate speech plain and simple against @SenatorTimScott You would never allow this to happen if it was being levied against a liberal politician. #Hypocrites
— John Rich (@johnrich) April 29, 2021
Racist Twitter had “Uncle Tim” trending last night in reference to our man Tim Scott.
Y’all know Twitter only let’s trend what they want.
So they are complicit in RACISM.
— Lavern Spicer (@lavern_spicer) April 29, 2021
While there is nothing unusual or wrong with criticism of public officials trending on Twitter, the social media platform also has a policy where they shut down trends they view as offensive, which includes anything they would consider as overtly sexist or racist in nature.
And yet for 11 hours, “Uncle Tim” was allowed to roll on uninterrupted. When they finally did get around to pulling it from the trending column, here’s what they had to say:
— Tobias Hoonhout (@TJHoonhout) April 29, 2021
Except, just like the USA Today’s lame response to the revelation that they allowed stealth edits to Stacey Abrams’ op/ed on MLB boycotts, Twitter’s response to the “Uncle Tim” trend was unacceptable.
We all know there’s no way in hell they would have allowed anything remotely close to that trend about Vice President Harris or Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.). Why? Because they say the “correct” things and toe the liberal line instead of being like Scott and going against the grain. Scott’s “sin” is that he has the audacity to (gasp!) think differently.
Once again, the ugly truth about the cowardly brass at Twitter reveals its ugly head. Like good, little Democrats, they hold Republicans — including black Republicans — to a much different standard than they do themselves. How’s that for being “woke”?