“On the Holmes Front,” with Frank Holmes
One mark of a successful politician is that he says what everyone is thinking — and a new Republican candidate for president of the United States passed that test this week, when he ripped the left-wing daytime talk show The View for peddling a “dangerous, offensive, disgusting message.”
Senator Tim Scott, R-S.C., who’s running for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination, took his positive, optimistic message straight to the hosts’ faces on Monday.
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Liberal commentators like Sunny Hostin regularly say that black people can’t get ahead due to “systemic racism” invisibly embedded in U.S. laws for centuries.
Black men who succeed are the “exception,” they said—and that rubbed the 2020 contender the wrong way.
“One of the reasons why I’m on the show is because of the comments that were made, frankly, on the show — that the only way for a young African American kid to be successful in this country is to be the exception and not the rule,” Scott told race-baiting host Sunny Hostin. “That is a dangerous, offensive, disgusting message to send to our young people today — that the only way to succeed is by being the exception.”
He looked back to his grandfather, who grew in segregated South Carolina, where he was forced to move to the other side of the street if a white man came down the sidewalk.
Fast forward to America in 2023. “We have had an African American president, an African American vice president, we’ve had two African Americans being secretaries of state,” Scott said.
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“Progress in America is palpable. It can be measured in generations,” he told them. “Yesterday’s ‘exception’ is today’s rule.”
Chaos erupts on the View after lib hosts send CREW out on-air to SILENCE Sen. Tim Scott for exposing TRUTH about Democrat Party and racism in America pic.twitter.com/H6PalL8krT
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) June 6, 2023
Scott has regularly talked about his family living the American dream of going from “cotton to Congress” in a few short decades. He mentioned that theme in his response to President Joe Biden’s 2021 State of the Union address and made it the opening jingle of his 2024 campaign commercial.
The line was so devastating that the Jeff Bezos-owned Washington Post had its “fact-checker,” Glenn Kessler, look into the story. He ended up not giving it a rating of any kind—an admission his attack backfired.
But the facts didn’t move the needle with The View.
Co-host Joy Behar said Scott lacks the “understanding” to recognize “the systemic racism that African Americans face in this country and other minorities.”
When it comes to the American black experience, Tim Scott “doesn’t get it,” Behar said.
“Here’s what they don’t understand!” clapped back Tim Scott during an appearance on Newsmax. “I am living proof that America can do for anyone what she’s done for me. That’s why the radical left fears me the most. My life disproves their lies.”
Their lie is at the heart of the Left’s view of America, seeing the country through the lens of Critical Race Theory.
CRT teaches that the law somehow stacks the deck against minorities of every kind. Maybe a few can overcome the gargantuan odds, but not many—and usually not for long.
The whole Constitution has to be thrown out, they say… unlike Martin Luther King Jr., who said the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were the “promissory note” that black people would one day be “free at last.”
“If MLK had a dream, critical race theory says it’s hopeless,” wrote Jack Hunter in the Washington Examiner.
The hosts of The View would never get that, because they all agree. At one time in its decades-long run, the daytime show featured Republican (if not especially conservative) hosts taking on left-of-center Barbara Walters and far-Left Rosie O’Donnell.
Now leftists like Hostin, Behar, and co-host Whoopi Goldberg jaw with “conservatives” Alyssa Farah Griffin and Ana Navarro about how much they hate everything outside their elitist bubble.
“But, anyway, they agree,” wrote New York Times columnist Megan K. Stack. “Even on topics notorious for splitting American opinion… they don’t find much to debate one another.”
The debate show has turned into a “chorus of conformity,” she said.
And that conformity says America sucks.
Tim Scott broke through that and skewered their lies on national TV—in front of their own audience.
He may not win the presidency, but appearances like that show he’s got the grit, guts, and common sense to lead America.
Frank Holmes is a veteran journalist and an outspoken conservative that talks about the news that was in his weekly article, “On The Holmes Front.”