MSNBC’s Tiffany Cross Hits Tim Scott with VILE Commentary

On Saturday morning, Tiffany Cross put on display the hatred against black conservatives that is tolerated by the liberal media as the MSNBC host gave a commentary aiming more offensive words at Republican Senator Tim Scott than she would have ever publicly used against any white conservative.

Scott was referred to as a “clown,” a “stone fool,’ a “tap dancer,” a “token,” and someone who has a “hollow” space inside his head. She also dismissed him as “someone Harriet Tubman would have left behind,” and derided other black conservatives as “slow-witted sufferers of Stockholm syndrome.”

Cross preceded her commentary with a soundbite of Michael Herriot, a writer for the race-obsessed The Root, in which he rhetorically asked if there was any institution where there is not racial discrimination. The MSNBC host then took aim at Senator Scott as she responded:

 

 

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 Ted 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.

After a clip of the Republican Senator asserting that “America is not a racist country,” Cross showed an image of several black conservatives — including Candace Owens and Katrina Pierson — and declared:

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.

She soon derided Scott as a “tap dancer” as she complained about Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell trying to remove the slavery-obsessed 1619 Project’s inclusion in primary education:

Just this week, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell asked Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to start scrapping 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.

After suggesting that the South Carolina Republican did not really believe what he was saying about race, she added:

And, moreover, a lesson I’ve learned is: 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.

Cross derided Scott as a “token” who is “thirsty for white approval,” and someone that Harriet Tubman “would have left behind,” and then dismissed the Republican Senator as a “clown,” mocking one of his optimistic political slogans:

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 un-racist the country is while you try out that tired line about going from cotton to Congress to clown.

This vitriol in this episode of MSNBC’s The Ross Connection was sponsored in part by Pretty Litter. Their contact information is linked.

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MSNBC

The Cross Connection

May 1, 2021

11:30 a.m. Eastern

MICHAEL HARRIOT, THE ROOT: Can anyone name a political, economic or social institution in America where widespread disparities and discrimination does not exist? Don’t worry — I’ll wait.

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 Ted 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.

SENATOR TIM SCOTT (R-SC): Hear me clearly — America is not a racist country.

CROSS: 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 an uncomfortable truth — 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 start scrapping 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 is: 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 un-racist the country is while you try out that tired line about going from cotton to Congress to clown.

Perhaps this was merely Tim Scott’s audition to be Sam Jackson’s understudy in the film Django because, as a descendant of the enslaved and damned near 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 what it could be. On this one, you’re not only on the wrong side of the aisle, Senator Tim Scott, but you’re embarrassingly on the wrong side of history as well.

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