South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott is a man who values education, but there’s one “F” he’s proud of.
In an interview Thursday on MSNBC, the first black candidate to be elected senator in the South since Reconstruction — from either party — explained it in extremely simple terms.
“The policies of the left have not worked,” the Republican said after being asked how he responded to liberal critics in the Congressional Black Caucus and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People – two organizations that have long usurped the role of speaking for black Americans.
The NAACP gives his Senate voting record a failure for his opposition to Obamacare, his support for holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress and his opposition to the CBC’s proposed budget, but the group might as well have given Scott a failing grade just because he’s a Republican.
Scott points out that after more than 40 years of Democrat rule in Congress, and trillions spent on anti-poverty programs, poverty actually increased in the United States.
Far from more government programs favored by the NAACP and the like, he believes in education and the worth ethic – and what America offers to those who have both.
“These two key components come together and form a foundation, that’s the way you eradicate poverty,” he said. “The key is individual freedom and economic opportunity.”
Go to the head of the class, Senator.
Check out his appearance here, via the Right Scoop.
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