Tim Scott Fires Back at Obama’s Racial Criticism

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Senator Tim Scott

Senator Tim Scott, in the running for the GOP presidential primary, jabbed back at former President Obama after he criticized Scott’s remarks about race and racial progress in the United States.

Scott took to Twitter to respond directly to Obama’s comments on a recent podcast.

“Let us not forget we are a land of opportunity, not a land of oppression,” he tweeted.

“Democrats deny our progress to protect their power. The Left wants you to believe faith in America is a fraud and progress in our nation is a myth.”

“The truth of MY life disproves the lies of the radical Left. We live in a country where little Black and Brown boys and girls can be President of the United States. The truth is – we’ve had one and the good news is – we will have another,” he concluded.

Scott has regularly argued that black Americans are underestimated by Democrats for political purposes. He is often criticized by left-leaning media figures for being black and Republican.

Obama Lashes Out Against Black Republicans

Scott was responding to comments Obama made on CNN’s “The Axe Files” podcast.

“There’s a long history of African-American or other minority candidates within the Republican Party who will validate America and say, ‘Everything’s great, and we can make it,’” Obama said, referring to Scott.

“And so if a Republican, who may even be sincere in saying, ‘I want us all to live together,’ doesn’t have a plan for how do we address crippling generational poverty that is a consequence of hundreds of years of racism in this society — and we need to do something about that — if that candidate is not willing to acknowledge that, again and again, we’ve seen discrimination in everything from … getting a job to buying a house to how the criminal justice system operates,” the former president explained.

“If somebody’s not proposing, both acknowledging and proposing, elements that say, ‘No, we can’t just ignore all that and pretend as if everything’s equal and fair. We actually have to walk the walk and not just talk the talk.’ If they’re not doing that, then I think people are rightly skeptical,” he added.


  1. Obama is living in the past. Where exactly is this oppression except in the mouths of liberal left that want to victimize an entire race rather than lift them up. In my neighborhood, we have black families owning homes, they run businesses, are in politics and teaching at colleges. Anyone can rise about their circumstances if they are willing to do the work. The media tends to highlight the worst in situations rather than admit to progress. If AA’s today think they are oppressed today, they need to go back to the days of Civil Rights and real racism.

  2. It’s not even his past! He was not yet 3 yrs old when the Civil Rights las was signed in ’64! But the same hate and discrimination FROM a segment of the black population existed both before and after that law was signed! That same segment are often heavily involved in criminal activities, like drug trade, or human, or arms, trafficking, yet believe there should be no penalty for their crimes. It’s not there “are no opportunities”, rather it’s that those are unwilling to avail themselves of the opportunities and work for why they want. They prefer to take what others have earned by dint of hard work, Including their fellow black people. They are like leeches, and don’t care whose blood they’re sucking! Others, like the well educated (most college graduates) “Tuskegee Airmen”, or George Washington Carver, or Booker T Washington, before ’64, or the Tim Scotts, Larry Elders’, Lloyd Marcus’, Walter Williams’, Thomas Sowells, Ben Carson’s, and many more whose names I do’t knowout there who TOOK the opportunities and ran with them, they made great lives for themselves and their families, for their neighbors and communities, and EARNED the respect of most everyone around themselves, often except that 1 segment of the black community!
    So yes, there IS racism in America, but it is NOT a “white man’s disease”; it’s an HUMAN issue! It manifests among people’s of all subgrouping of humans (the only “race” there is), and toward all others. There are still some white racists and supremacists, but there are also red, yellow, black and brown racists and supremacists. Until and unless that fact is openly acknowledged in the US, there CANNOT be a productive discussion of racism or how to deal with it, because everything to date has been based in lies and denials! No 1 subgroup is more, or less, inherently racist, than any other, and the fact of racism goes back long before America was even a dream, before there were humans on these continents, except Australia. Those humans who came here from Asia per the land bridge brought the concept with them, long before the 1st white men even suspected there was land here; long before Eric the red, let alone Columbus stumbled onto it by accident. It was present and recorded in the earliest human civilizations, . Yet those facts, as well as the fact that most once sold into slavery from Africa, were so sold BY OTHER BLACKS, who peddled them to Arab Muslims, and those, in turn sold them to whites in Europe and the Colonies in what became America! Yes, Yhwh God allowed, for the time, slavery, and set laws concerning them, for their protection from their owners, not to enable the practice. Unfortunately, many European Christians, including those who came to the Americas, never read the entire Bible, or refused to believe laws, originally set for Jews, applied to themselves too. That was evil,indeed, but personal sin, not “systemic” and not shared by all of their subgroup. It was, in fact,White European Christians who first called out slavery for the evil it always was, and worked to bring it to an end in England, then the US, and on to the rest of Europe, then the rest of the world, the latter still a work in progress, as parts of Africa and the ME, in particular, still practice slavery.

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