American Elephants


Oh Come Emmanuel: Enya by The Elephant's Child
December 20, 2012, 3:05 pm
Filed under: Heartwarming, Music


The Once Proud Paper of Record Sinks Slowly Into Oblivion by The Elephant's Child

Rep. Tim Scott

No sooner had South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley announced that she would name Representative Tim Scott to the Senate seat being vacated by Jim DeMint, who is leaving the Senate to become President of the Heritage Foundation, than the insults started.  Mr. Scott was first elected to Congress in 2010, and not only has a history in South Carolina politics, but has been a successful small businessman, a real plus in a Congress where that quality is all too rare. He is a staunch advocate for low taxes and the free market, something that does not endear him to Democrats. He has been a favorite of Tea Party activists.

Democrats, always ready to demonize anyone who does not fall in line, have attempted to portray Tea Party members as bigots, racists, and gone to great lengths to attempt to infiltrate Tea Party rallies with racist signs so they can be photographed with the Tea Party in the background, proving that they are indeed racist.  Doesn’t work. The NAACP passed a resolution two years ago that condemned ” racist elements and activities” in the Tea Party. The many black members of the Tea Party were not particularly amused. The popularity of Tea Party heroes like Herman Cain and Congressman Allen West should put an end to that nonsense.

Republicans are delighted to have this young black man who won the district in 2010 with 65 % of the vote. Democrats are furious when any black American dares to be a Republican and defy “the narrative.” Trouble is their narrative doesn’t have a very long history. The Republican party was founded as the party of abolition, was responsible for the Emancipation Proclamation, many a station on the Underground Railroad, voting rights laws, the civil rights laws of the Johnson Administration only passed with more Republican votes than Democrats. I know Democrats can’t let go of the race issue, but there are a lot more interesting things about Tim Scott than the color of his skin.

The New York Times printed a disgustingly racist op-ed Tuesday which I will not reprint here, but link to, in case you want to see what a knot they twist themselves into to prove how tolerant they are. “There is little that connects these men to mainstream black politics” — you simply cannot be black and Republican. He even says “All four black Republicans who have served in the House since the Reagan era — Gary A. Franks in Connecticut, J.C. Watts Jr. in Oklahoma, Allen B. West in Florida and Mr. Scott —were elected from majority-white districts. “

Goodness, I thought that was the goal: where these men were elected for the content of their character, not the color of their skin, instead of having to have a district gerrymandered to be majority minority so Black Americans would be sure of being elected. The Democrat Party has a long dismal history of racism, and they can’t seem to get over it, nor imagine a world where skin color is a matter of indifference.



The Debt Limit by The Elephant's Child

A charming little parable to explain the larger situation.  Enjoy.




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