The host of MSNBC’s “Cross Connection,” Tiffany Cross, became the latest liberal lunatic to express her outrage over Republican Sen. Tim Scott’s rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address on Wednesday night. Scott, as the world already knows, had the temerity to say that America is not a racist nation.
(Note: Please scroll down for a video and a transcription of Cross’ remarks.)
On her Saturday morning show, she insinuated that Sen. Scott was so intimidated by white people, he would say whatever they wanted him to say. “When you speak uncomfortable truths, like Nikole Hannah Jones (the creator of the 1619 project), the party that Scott claims is not racist gets big mad and tries to silence you.”
She said that it wasn’t worth arguing with an individual “Harriet Tubman would have left behind.”
“Perhaps this was merely Senator Scott’s audition to be Sam Jackson’s understudy in the film Django,” she told her audience.
Although she had clearly put some time into what she likely hoped sounded like an impromptu monolog, she needn’t have bothered. It was a mere repeat of all of the tired liberal talking points about voter ID.
I have one big burning question to ask every Democrat who disapproves of asking a voter to prove that they are who they say they are.
HOW is it racist?
Affordability is not an option because most, if not all, states provide free photo IDs for any resident who requires one. So, what is the reason?
Do they believe that blacks and other minorities aren’t smart and/or competent enough to figure out how to obtain an ID?
Because by constantly repeating that this requirement will suppress the votes of people of color, that’s essentially what you’re saying.
The position that requiring an ID in order to cast an absentee ballot is too onerous or too complicated for blacks and other minority groups to navigate is itself racist.
Am I wrong? Then please explain why I’m wrong.
The real reason is that an ID requirement makes it more difficult to commit voter fraud. Each eligible voter receives one vote. Ineligible voters receive zero votes.
The provision of a state issued number on a ballot limits that voter to one vote, rather than two or more votes.
So, do us all a favor Tiff and sit down, huh? Because you’re just another lying liberal hack who’s bummed out that Democrats won’t get away with the same chicanery they got away with in 2020.
Transcription of Cross’s Remarks
The Root’s Michael Harriot: Can anyone name a political social or economic institution in America where widespread disparities and discrimination does not exist? Don’t worry, I’ll wait.
MSNBC’s Tiffany Cross: Such a great question from my friend, The Root’s Michael Harriot. And I actually have an answer: The hollow institution that resides inside Republican Senator Tim Scott’s head. No racism there. And apparently no sense either.
This week, the sole Black Republican in the Senate sounded a stone fool when he said this: “Hear me clearly, America is not a racist country.”
Okay let’s be clear. Tim Scott does not represent any constituency other than the small number of sleepy slow-witted sufferers of Stockholm Syndrome who get elevated to prominence for repeating a false narrative about this country that makes conservative white people feel comfortable.
Because when you speak uncomfortable truths, like Nikole Hannah Jones, the party that Scott claims is not racist gets big mad and tries to silence you. Just this week, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell asked Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to stop teaching the 1619 Project in schools because it would “reorient the view of American history.”
Lucky for McConnell, he has his own tap dancer to try and reorient the view of America for him.
There were so many contradictions in the senator’s speech that it was clear not even Scott believed the words he was speaking. I could go into great detail refuting each of his asinine points, but he did that for me.
And moreover, a lesson I’ve learned: Don’t argue with people Harriet Tubman would have left behind.
And sure, Tim Scott has spoken out about his encounters with law enforcement and he co-sponsored the anti-lynching bill in the Senate, but there are two sides to every token.
So thirsty for white approval, this dude actually stood on the national stage to defend the voter suppression law in Georgia even though, as of last month, 361 bills were being introduced in 47 states to keep people who look like him out of the ballot box.
The ability to shame the ancestors and appease the oppressors all in one speech, that’s extreme. Though not quite like the domestic violent extremism that the Department of Homeland security is investigating within its own ranks, mind you. But please senator, say more about how unracist the country is while you trot out that tired line about going from cotton to Congress to clown.
Perhaps this was merely Senator Scott’s audition to be Sam Jackson’s understudy in the film Django, because as a descendant of the enslaved, and damn near a daily survivor of institutional racism, I can assure you the question “Is America a racist country?” is one that has been asked and answered many times over.
Yet we still love America, not for what it was, but for what it could be.
On this one, you’re not only in the wrong side of the aisle, Senator Scott, but you’re embarrassingly on the wrong side of history as well.