"My dad was gone by the time I was seven,"..."I was flunking out of high school. I failed geography, civics, Spanish and English. When you fail Spanish and English, you are not bilingual, you are bi-ignorant."
Tim Scott, candidate for Congress for South Carolina
Mr Scott is a candidate for Congress and is a black Republican.
The quote was about how, like Barrack Obama, Mr Scott was born into a broken home and raised in poverty.
Unlike Obama, Mr Scott went out, worked hard, and became a small business man.
The quote caught my eye largely for the last line.
Many people are born into poverty, something that is disproportionately high among minorities. A lot of them do poorly in school and have a life long excuse as to why they cannot succeed.
Black, Hispanic, white, etc, our country is littered with people who feel that they were not given a fair shake in life. Instead of picking themselves up and becoming a productive member of society, they wrap themselves in victimhood and wear that mantle proudly for the rest of their lives.
The rest of us on the other hand (and for the record, I was not born with a sliver spoon in my mouth) have to due with less of our income because we have to pay a higher rate of taxes for these victims.
We have to support their sitting up at night playing video games and sleeping all day habits.
We have to pay for their multiple out-of-wedlock births to multiple fathers who, you guessed it, sit up all night playing video games and sleeping all day.
We have to pay for their children as they grow to adults and begin having multiple children out-of-wedlock and sit up all night playing video games and sleep all day. The reason for this is that often having children out-of-wedlock and being a loafer who sits up all night playing video games and sleeping all day appears to be a genetic condition as does the underlying malady of victimhood.
I like the quote. If it is any indication of the man himself, he is someone we need in Congress.