Texas Democrat Gary O’Connor is now facing calls to resign after he referred to South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott as an “Oreo” not long after Scott delivered a sharp rebuttal to President Joe Biden’s address to Congress.
This is a pretty despicable remark. Just imagine if a white conservative had said that about a black Democrat. He’d be fired so fast his head would spin. But yet there does not seem to be any consistency in the application of the beliefs and ideas the left claims to hold to.
According to The Daily Mail, O’Connor, the chair of the Lamar County Democratic Party, wrote on Facebook: “I had hoped that Scott might show some common sense, but it seems clear he is little more than an oreo with no real principles.”
Dictionary.com describes the term “Oreo” as offensive and disparaging slang for “a Black person who is regarded as having adopted the attitudes, values, and behavior thought to be characteristic of middle-class white society, often at the expense of their own heritage.”
The post has since been deleted, but came after Twitter removed the phrase “Uncle Tim” from its trending topics following Scott’s rebuttal.
Rep. Pat Fallon, R-Texas, who represents Lamar County, said in a press release that “Gary O’Connor’s comment against Senator Tim Scott is abhorrent, insulting, and unforgivable. Both he and the entire Lamar County Democratic Party should be ashamed of this racist behavior.”
Fallon then called on O’Connor to issue Scott an apology and then step down from his post as soon as possible. He then said that the Texas Democratic Party and the NAACP needed to come out and condemn the words that were spoken, stating the party “should take swift action to ensure him.”
The congressman went on to say, “This kind of behavior is not tolerable in Texas, the United States, or any political party.”
Scott noted in his own address, “Hear me clearly: America is not a racist country. It’s backwards to fight discrimination with different discrimination. And it’s wrong to try to use our painful past to dishonestly shut down debates in the present.”
The South Carolina senator went on to say, “Intolerance so often comes from the left with words like ‘Uncle Tim’ and the ‘n-word’ being used against me. And last night what was trending in social media was ‘Uncle Tim,’ and they doubled down on this concept of liberal oppression. It is stunning in 2021 that those who speak about ending discrimination want to end it by more discrimination. The left has doubled down that they are going to, not attack my policies, but they’re literally attacking the color of my skin.”
This once again proves that the ideology of the radical left is racist. However, since leftists all believe the same thing, they can give each other free passes. The hypocrisy is astounding.