A conversation with South Carolina's Tim Scott.
I'll never forget when Democrat Raphael Warnock won the Georgia Senate runoff in January 2021 and CNN said that he was "Georgia's first black senator, and the first elected black senator from the South," as if Scott didn't exist.
Agreed that we need to let this play out and get all the facts. But short of finding literal dead bodies buried at Mar-a-Lago, Monday's charade was indeed a Rubicon moment for the Democrat machine and for America. What has been done can never be undone. Or forgotten.
"Only black Republican" is written as though it means something that there's only one.
There have never been more than two black Democrats in the Senate at a time, and the all-time party divide is nearly even.
Love this Tim Scott quote: “The fact of the matter is that hope comes from many sources. I think depending on the federal government to be some sort of a savior is false hope."
Welcome to the third world Banana Republic of one-sided justice. Kindly sit back and let this play out and see exactly what happens, as recommended.
The cherry on top of is the judge magistrate who signed the sealed warrant--who reportedly left public office to represent Epstein's associates and provide them immunity from child trafficking charges-- then returned to office.
But don't complain or call your congressperson or anything. Just sit back and expect this time all will play out fairly.
I am sure that you read Matt Taibi's take on the raid. His column read: welcome to the third world. So yes, we need to see this play out, but as Matt so rightly said: there better be a real crime and clear evidence for it in order for this raid to become excusable. As of now, it does more to build up the narrative of Trump the victime than it harms Trump's chances in the next election. You might have added that to your caveat which is of course justified.
Bari, in the past 3 weeks we've seen a hit piece on Blake Masters, and the platforming of Peter Meijer and Tim Scott.
Bari, maybe, just maybe, you can find it in yourself to platform an America First republican. You know, the republicans that are winning elections and swinging the hispanic vote hard to the right. The future of the Republican party looks a hell of alot more like Blake Masters and John Gibbs than it does Peter Meijer and Tim Scott.
Maybe, just maybe, you can cross the valley in your mind and interview or platform someone the democrats wouldn't consider a "ReAsOnAnLe RePuBlIcAn."
This was great, Bari! The story about the NYT editors refusing the publish Scott's Op-Ed and even calling Schumer to discuss it sent chills down my spine.
Oof... I read his comments yesterday about the Mar-a-Lago raid, and I’m so glad there is someone with a cool head in the GOP. The constant one-ups-manship and political escalation needs to stop. We need more cool headed figures like this.
Tim Scott is a mensch. We need more Tim Scott's in the Republican party and the world in general.
Now that the latest stupid Biden policy has given Trump the republican nomination, Scott would make a great addition to the Centrist party in 2024.
The absence of logic and robotic tribalism is what is killing America. The Biden open borders have allowed hundreds of thousands of illegals into the country; many are on terrorists watch lists or are bringing in deadly fentanyl. The logical solution? Close the borders. Not happening.
America was energy independent; the Keystone Pipeline was a huge part of that. Did we maintain that independence? Of course not. One of Biden's first initiatives was to close the Keystone Pipeline.
If a woman wants a late term abortion at 8 or 9 mos., she has body autonomy and that right is celebrated. If she suffers a stillbirth at 8 or 9 mos., we grieve with her and take photos of her holding the dead child. Blue states are outraged over the increase in violent crime yet voters support progressives who advocate no cash bail. Progressives demand defunding the police but those same progressives attend candlelight vigils and photo ops for victims of violence.
We are a country of hypocrites. In my neighborhood, there is a fight against a men's homeless shelter being built in a residential neighborhood close to a school. We're supposed to trust that the rubber stamping social workers are going to carefully vet the residents-this now includes the newly arriving illegals. Are these the same social workers who were supposed to show up at crime scenes in place of the cops?
Is America in danger? The logical answer is a resounding YES!
I didn't listen to the podcast so I can't comment on that. (But I do like Tim Scott, and I presume he said intelligent things). But regarding the Mar-a-Lago incident, yes, I agree that we shouldn't prematurely jump to conclusions, and wait until we see how it plays out before fully assessing what happened. But part of "it playing out" needs to be largescale pushback from Republicans, and holding this intolerably politicized DOJ and FBI accountable. Particularly with the extensive and well-documented history of the FBI conducting politically motivated harassment of Trump, at this point they cannot be given the benefit of the doubt. Rather, they need to immediately release the search warrant, explain what their probably cause is, why they are doing this, and what justification they have for the unusual way that the search was conducted. Any failure to do any of this, should be interpreted as evidence of malfeasance on their part.
Sane, normal and functional. Spot on Bari.
Great discussion. Tim Scott is someone who should be admired by people across the political spectrum for his intelligence and grace.
That said, I find it funny that Bari puts so much emphasis on GOP candidates who think the 2020 election was stolen. How many of the Dems running think the 2016 election was stolen by the Russians? No idea because no one is asking them? That should tell you something.
As an aside, an alternative title of this podcast could be, "the pod in which Bari learns that politicians lie".
I believe in calm. I believe in considered thought. I believe in using my inside voice. I think Senator Scott would be an incredible person to lead us. I also believe in our country being on the
edge of a rapidly eroding cliff. I’m scared to death about so many people lurking in the shadows that have so much power, that I want to not be calm, cool and collected, I want to shout and scream.