Mostly the New York Times is afraid of missing a juicy opportunity to diminish an accomplished black politician by reducing him to the color of his skin. Can’t have that now!

Here’s what University of Pennsylvania political science professor Adolph Reed had to say about South Carolina Rep. Tim Scott in his NYT op-ed on “The Puzzle of Black Republicans”:

The trope of the black conservative has retained a man-bites-dog newsworthiness that is long past its shelf life. Clichés about fallen barriers are increasingly meaningless; symbols don’t make for coherent policies. Republicans will not gain significant black support unless they take policy positions that advance black interests. No number of Tim Scotts — or other cynical tokens — will change that.

Are you wearing your shocked face?

Really, how better to demonstrate enlightened tolerance than to insult soon-to-be Sen. Tim Scott as a “cynical token”?

That’s a-OK with the Left’s self-declared arbiters of racial authenticity. He’s a black conservative whose politics “are utterly at odds with the preferences of most black Americans,” writes Reed. So, you know feel free to belittle his successes. He’s fair game.

Whoopsie! Looks like Professor Reed isn’t on the linguistic cutting edge:

And if Gov. Nikki Haley had selected another qualified candidate to replace departing Sen. Jim DeMint?

Bingo!

He might not have used those words, but he said it loud and clear.

Previously:

Gov. Haley picks Rep. Tim Scott to replace DeMint; Vile cries of ‘token,’ ‘Uncle Ruckus’ begin

  • NachoCheese (D)

    “policy positions that advance black interests”

    What pre tell are these alleged monolithic “black interests” and how are these supposed interests any different than the interests of non-black Americans?

    • Kevin Krom

      “Black interests” are whatever benefits the Democrat party, despite survey after survey showing that the majority of blacks, issue by issue, have far more in common with the TEA Party than the DNC.

  • radjahshelduck

    Those who did not consider it tokenism a few years ago when there was only one African-American senator, a Democrat from Illinois, should not cry tokenism when there is but one African-American senator, a Republican from South Carolina.

    • Grandma HeadInjury

      And this one’s more than 50%….

  • Rick Stones

    Looking forward with great anticipation to the forthcoming announcement from the New York Slime that they must follow the example of Newsweek, close their doors, and shut down the stink generator machines for good.

  • BeyondPolls

    NYT is racist.

  • RIChris

    Tim Scott angers those blacks who lack the courage to go against the tide. Why doesn’t it anger blacks that they are not free to do so without repercussion and retaliation?

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      It angers the guilt ridden, white liberals even more. They consider themselves to be the only ones who may grant success to blacks in America. Anyone that doesn’t agree with them is a (pick your own racist comment to fill in the blank).

  • RIChris

    Tim Scott angers those blacks who lack the courage to go against the tide. Why doesn’t it anger blacks that they are not free to do so without repercussion and retaliation?

  • michael s

    I applaud Sen Scott for getting the position. All people should want Sen Scott to succeed no insult is necessary.

  • michael s

    I applaud Sen Scott for getting the position. All people should want Sen Scott to succeed no insult is necessary.

  • http://twitter.com/conservag Aaron

    This country desperately needs a black leader who stands up against this type of rhetoric and hypocrisy.

    The only “slavery” that exists today is from the left, who do everything in their power to force the black community to adhere to their mentality and viciously attack those that stray.

  • http://twitter.com/conservag Aaron

    This country desperately needs a black leader who stands up against this type of rhetoric and hypocrisy.

    The only “slavery” that exists today is from the left, who do everything in their power to force the black community to adhere to their mentality and viciously attack those that stray.

  • Joseph Phillips

    So… can we call all the white Democrats traitors to the white race? It’s stunning that the people who are so proud of Obama being the first black president routinely criticize black politicians that think for themselves. And here I thought race didn’t matter.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      They also love ignoring his half-whiteness.

  • Joseph Phillips

    So… can we call all the white Democrats traitors to the white race? It’s stunning that the people who are so proud of Obama being the first black president routinely criticize black politicians that think for themselves. And here I thought race didn’t matter.

  • Travis McGee

    appalling again…why do blacks need special type of politicians as this article suggests? Isn’t that demeaning in and of itself? Aren’t they free to choose for themselves which policies are best for them personally? The Democrats take them for dumb heads all lumped together as one vote. I find it insulting and I’m sorry that such bad things were said about Rep. Tim Scott before he even gets into office. If any of these sb’s would take a look they would see the number of so called minorities in governorships with an R by their name would far outnumber Democrats.

  • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

    If you’re African American and you don’t believe in continuos welfare, snap and outright laziness…I guess you are an uncle token plantation cornball brother.

  • cbenoistd

    Had Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post been appointed instead of Scott, would his sexual preference make him less black?

  • rinodino

    It will be telling if he can win a election by himself in the good ole boy state of South Carolina, for all the righties talk about not thinking of color of skin, they failed to elect Mia Love and West; hmmmmmmmmm

    • wwbdinct

      Ummmm…… he already did win an election all by himself in SC. Moron.

      • Michael Rice

        DOn’t confuse him with facts.

    • CherDash

      Yeah, they were defeated by white leftists.

      • Summer Tyme

        ^ Didn’t know there were so many white leftists in Utah.

        Odd that they can’t defeat any of the non Black Republicans.

        How does that work, exactly? I mean, explain the mathematics of it?

    • Michael Rice

      “good ole boy”…nah, that isn’t racist.

      • Summer Tyme

        ^ I thought it was a line from Dukes of Hazzard, but I could be wrong.

    • Grandma HeadInjury

      Yeah, looks like those pale lefties saw to that. Hmmmmmmmmmm.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      The out-of-state cash flow from white liberals helped a lot to defeat Love and West. Whitey D don’t like anyone leaving the DNC Plantation.

      • Summer Tyme

        West had much more money than his opponent.

        He lost because he is completely crazy. Although I agree that for Teabilly’s that’s a feature and not a bug.

        • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

          Math is hard for you.

    • Pendy1

      Vote in Mr. West’s district had a VERY bad smell.

    • Pendy1

      Vote in Mr. West’s district had a VERY bad smell.

  • Michael Rice

    No black who is a Republican will ever be acceptable to the left. Only blacks who vote Democratic are “real” blacks.

    • michael s

      Untrue Karen Hunter Dwayne the rock Johnson LL cool J are Republicans .

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        Have they come out in public support of Republicans and not been savaged by the entertainment community, the press and fans? If so, I might believe it.

      • TocksNedlog

        Staggeringly ignorant.

  • Finrod Felagund

    Token Black is a South Park character, you stupid ignorant leftists.

  • TocksNedlog

    And exactly WHAT does Professor Adolph think are the “policy positions that advance black interests”? More entitlements? Are black people incapable of advancing on their own, professor? Are they too dumb? Do they have too many babies? Do they lack the same sense of personal responsibility that whites have? Are they genetically inferior?
    WHY are you such a racist — totally unwilling to judge people based upon the content of their character?

    • Summer Tyme

      Are black people incapable of advancing on their own, professor? Are they too dumb? Do they have too many babies? Do they lack the same sense of personal responsibility that whites have? Are they genetically inferior?

      ^ Are you a racist?
      Are you ashamed of your own racism?
      Are you a coward?

      When why are you spouting racist venom by pretending to put your thoughts in other peoples mouths?

      • TocksNedlog

        Okay, since Professor Adolph didn’t answer me, perhaps you will. WHAT are the “black interests” that need to be ‘advanced’? GO!

  • delroymonjo

    I Twitched this earlier today when I read it in the NYT.
    So the dems get to define the problem as ‘white republicans’ who elect ‘black republicans’ is different than ‘democrats of any race’ who elect black democrats?
    Did I miss the memo on that one? So professor Reed is saying that republicans can’t vote for ‘black people’ because the voters aren’t ‘black ‘?
    I’ve gotten caught in an endless loop here!

    • Summer Tyme

      -> the dems get to define the problem as ‘white republicans’ who elect ‘black republicans’

      ^ Appointed, as a token. Not elected. Let’s see if he survives. The fact is, Black GOP are rare because few are willing to be used like cheap hookers.

      And the poor whites in the south, will *not* vote for them, because they do not vote out of cynicism, but rather out of naivety.

      That is, even those that are racist vote against their economic interest but for skin color. They will *not* vote for black Republicans.

      Lastly the failure of black Republicans like West and Mia love is because they cannot attract blacks to vote for skin color but against their economic interests.

      So…. they can’t keep the poor whites, and they can’t ‘turn’ the blacks.

      This is why black Republicans like Mia Love and Allen West lose, and will keep on losing, while you grasp for straws.

      It’s painfully obvious, but the pain is so great for GOP that you prefer to invent conspiracy theories in order to hide from the truth instead.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        Better look at the condition of American blacks under the policies of the DNC over the last 50 years if you want to see people selling out against their own interests.

        Your bigotry in the furtherance of the Democrat Party is still bigotry.

  • http://aliasbarackobama.blogspot.com/ Dr. Ron Polland

    I guess that Martin Luther King was a token civil rights leader, too, since he was a Republican.

    • Summer Tyme

      ^ Most southern white segratations were democrats, because Lincoln, the LIBERAL Republican, waged war against the racist south, and won.

      For this reason, most Blacks were Republican, until Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson supported the civil rights movement.

      Then most Blacks became Democrats and most Southern whites become Republican, as the last bastion of racism in America.

      So ironically, the modern GOP is all that’s left of the racist confederacy – – – and virtually 100% of confederate flag flyers now belong to the party that burned racist confederate Atlanta to the ground. lol.

  • TonyMitch

    I guess that would make Obama our token president. I prefer referring to him as the “Affirmative Action” President. He was and still is the least qualified person for the job but got it because used his blackness. Just like an affirmative action person he doesn’t even have to do his job to keep it.

    • Summer Tyme

      ->He was and still is the least qualified person for the job.

      ^ Yet you can’t defeat him. You can’t even stop him at the policy level.

      He passed health care reform, wall street reform, repealed don’t ask don’t tell, and now he is going to pass gun control legislation.

      And you are helpless to stop him.

      He easily destroyed Romney and McCain, whom you consider “qualified”?

      Why is that?

      Maybe you should try a community organizer instead of a vulture capitalist, who attacks 47% of the American people – and ends up winning, precisely 47% of the vote.

      Do you even know what irony means?

      lol.

      • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

        He should have attacked the 51% of freeloaders like yourself who voted for more free stuff.

        How hard is it to win when you promise free ice cream to children?