If the Tea party movement had strong race elements, where would it be the most prevalent? The quick answer would be in the South. No so says South Carolina Republican candidate Tim Scott. Scott says he was supported by the Tea Party movement in South Carolina, in fact he ousted a big name in southern politics, a Thurmond.
Here is a article from goupstate.com:
There is nothing more racist than claiming that people who support conservative policies are inherently racist.
Just ask the Republican nominee for South Carolina’s 1st Congressional District seat, Tim Scott.
Scott served on Charleston City Council for 13 years without ever voting in favor of a tax increase and was rated one of the most conservative members of the House by the S.C. Club for Growth.
In 1995, he was the first black Republican elected to office in South Carolina since Reconstruction. In 2008, he became the first black Republican elected to the state House since Reconstruction.
Scott is a type of person, a type of thinker and a type of politician whose existence the NAACP and other liberal groups simply don’t acknowledge.
The NAACP made that clear Tuesday when, at its national convention in Kansas City, it approved a resolution condemning tea parties nationally for what it termed “explicitly racist behavior.”
The tea party resolution has created a firestorm. It says members of tea party groups have “displayed signs and posters intended to degrade people of color generally and President Barack Obama specifically,” and refers to “the racist element” within the tea parties as “a threat to progress.”
Scott told the Charleston Post and Courier the movement is not racist and said, “I believe the NAACP is making a grave mistake in stereotyping a diverse group of Americans who care deeply about their country and who contribute their time, energy and resources to make a difference.”