What’s My Narrative?
From today’s Morning Jolt e-mail by National Review Online’s Jim Geraghty:
Glenn Reynolds: "So with Tim Scott’s appointment, the GOP has the nation’s only black senator and both of its two Latino governors. Kinda busts the racial narrative, doesn’t it?"
Not only that, but he was appointed to the position by the country’s second Indian-American governor; both of the ones we have are not only Republicans, but Southern conservative Republicans.
The editors of [T]he Wall Street Journal notice: "Mr. Scott’s appointment requires him to stand for a special election in 2014, though he has a record as a House conservative in sync with Palmetto State values and emerged with the Tea Party. It’s also worth noting that the movement deplored by liberals as retrogressive has done more than anything in years to increase diversity in politics—and not merely of thought. Think Marco Rubio of Florida, Ted Cruz of Texas, Susana Martinez of New Mexico, Brian Sandoval of Nevada, Ms. Haley herself. The best news is that Senator-designate Scott’s story isn’t about racial grievance and preference. It’s a measure of personal achievement, political conviction and the opportunities available in modern American politics."
Am I the only one that is uncomfortable with people on the Right touting such a fact?
Frankly, I don’t give a good Goddamn what the color of the man’s skin is. I want to know if he’s a true conservative and not some Establishment hack RINO or Situational Conservative.
I understand that people want to show-up the Left/Democratic Party as being hypocrites when it comes to racial politics, but aren’t we playing by their Rules, accepting the legitimacy of their Narrative, when we tout these facts?
Shouldn’t we approach these facts like Andrew Breitbart recommended we should when confronted with Leftist libels against us and just say ‘So?’.
Is responding in this way, going on the offensive as we must do? [Please see Jeff Goldstein's post on this bigger issue in regards to the calls for more 'gun control' in the wake of the Newtown Massacre.]