For some left-wing activists, Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina is an “Uncle Tom” for allying himself with the GOP.
Except they don’t call him “Uncle Tom.” They call him “Uncle Tim.” Get it? Ha, ha. Very funny!
Yes, it’s an overtly racist label. It’s also an unintentionally ironic attack, considering it was Scott who asserted this week that “America is not a racist country.” It’s as if left-wingers heard the senator say this and took it as a challenge, responding collectively with a defiant, “Oh yeah? We’ll show you how racist we can be!”
Naturally, there is nothing so vile that can be said about a Republican lawmaker, and particularly a black Republican lawmaker, that some MSNBC guest isn’t willing to defend.
Meet MSNBC regular Christina Greer, who argued this week that the people calling Scott “Uncle Tim” have a point.
The moment occurred after MSNBC host