Tim Scott isn't good at math.
Seriously, he sucks.
I mean, that's the only conclusion that I can draw following comments he made yesterday at a Tea Party event in Myrtle Beach leading up to last night's GOP primary debate. Either that or he's a dishonest windbag who has no problem lying to fire up the party's most easily angered supporters.
Then again, this is the Tea Party we're talking about it. And they're used to being lied to. Hell, they do it all the time to themselves.
You see, if the Tea Party folks were actually all about fiscal conservatism and shrinking the size of the federal government — instead of being pissed off that a Democrat is in the White House — they wouldn't be backing Washington insiders like Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum. Instead, they'd be rallying around Ron Paul and nobody would be waiting around for the inevitable to happen: for voters in the South Carolina primary to pick Mitt Romney as their nominee.
But that's neither here no there. I don't think Tim Scott is a liar. Like I said, I think he's just a dunce. I mean, only a moron would proclaim that Christians are the nation's "greatest minority under assault" when all statistical evidence says otherwise.
See, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 173,000,000 Americans are Christians. The next largest group of believers: Jews at 2.6 million. The number of Muslims and Buddhists come to 1.3 million and 1.1 million respectively.
What makes all of this particularly ironic is the fact that Tim Scott has long dismissed charges that the deck is stacked against blacks in America, you know, a group that was treated, first, like chattel and then like second class citizens as recent as 50 fucking years ago. In Scott's world, the effects of 300-plus years of institutionalized racism have been completely erased, and the playing field has been leveled. Blacks and whites now stand as equals and all barriers to prosperity have been lifted. The sons and daughters of slavery are now free at last.
And nobody knows that better than Uncle Tim. He's free to speak his mind, just so long as he doesn't anger his delusional GOP masters who live in a world where the majority is the minority and everybody else eats government cheese.
As for the trouble with Tim Scott, here's an earlier post which is enlightening.