North Carolina NAACP Chief: Black Republican Tim Scott Is Ventriloquist’s ‘Dummy’
In May 2013 Rev. William Barber II, North Carolina’s NAACP President, went on MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes” to discuss politics in the tar heel state. Barber compared the state Republicans to George Wallace.
“This group of legislators are acting like they’re the George Wallaces of the 21st century.”
Apparently, if you disagree with the Democratic vision for America (handouts and massive debt) then you are a racist.
Via Ben Howe at RedState:
Yesterday Rev. William Barber II attacked black Republican Tim Scott on MLK Day calling him a ventriloquist’s dummy.
National Review reported:
A prominent NAACP official recognized Martin Luther King Day by labeling black senator Tim Scott a puppet for the Republican party. “A ventriloquist can always find a good dummy,” said Reverend William Barber II, the president of North Carolina’s NAACP chapter.
The State reports that Barber’s remarks came in a speech in Scott’s home state of South Carolina. “The extreme right wing down here,” he said, “finds a black guy to be senator and claims he’s the first black senator since Reconstruction and then he goes to Washington, D.C., and articulates the agenda of the Tea Party.”
Last year, Barber gained national attention leading the “Moral Monday” protests in opposition to North Carolina’s Republican governor, Pat McCrory.
Scott is the first black senator from the South since Reconstruction. He dismissed Barber’s remarks as ”baseless and meaningless rhetoric.”