Note: As a whole, the south isn't racist. But, I believe there are many liberals in the south who are racist.
Most Liberals are racist. Even though they don't realize it, and would argue all day that they aren't. Their actions speak for themselves.
http://www.politico.com/story/2012/12/tim-scott-to-succeed-demint-in-senate-85169.html?hp=bnToday is a great day in the history of our nation. Congressman Tim Scott will become the first black man since reconstruction to represent a southern state in the U.S. Senate. In fact, Scott will be the only black man in that body. Possible 2016 presidential hopeful Gov. Nikki Haley has appointed Scott to succeed retiring Senator Jim De Mint. Us in the north can no longer call the south "racist"- though I happen to believe the south is not racist; hence the elections of Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, Nikki Haley, Ted Cruz, JC Watts, Mel Martinez, Eric Cantor, Douglas Wilder, and the list goes on. Northern elites in my home state and in other northern states must concede - the south is not racist! Scott is an articulate and bright person, and that is why he has been appointed.Note: As a whole, the south isn't racist. But, I believe there are many liberals in the south who are racist.
No one cares that Tim Scott is black. Libs also ruined the punch the word "racist" used to deliver. I can't go about my day any more unless I'm called racist.
The reason I am glad Tim Scott is in the US Senate is because I believe he brings an outsider's perspective to the U.S. Senate. The fact that he is black is simply of historic note, not the reason why I'm glad he's going to be a senator.
What I find is a bit of delicious irony is Scott is taking over the seat of former KKK'r(dem) strom Thurmond.
I think you're confusing Thurmond with Byrd. I don't think Thurmond was ever a Klan member. Besides, anybody that jumped into Normandy with the 82nd Airborne, can't be all bad. Thurmond did run on the Dixiecrat ticket in 48, and did fight the Civil Rights Bills; but after he switched to the Republican party, he went out of his way to appeal to the black voters of South Carolina, and was the first Southern Senator - Republican or Democrap - to appoint black members to his staff.
How about this guy?He served in the Pacific theater during WWIIYou might not recognize him with his mustache...His name is George Lincoln Rockwell...
He wasn't ALL bad ........ just 99%. EDIT: Question. Were Hitler and the Nazis crazy before WWI - where many of them fought bravely and with honor - or did the they all go stone, cold, crazy on Armistice Day in 1918?