(UnitedVoice.com) – There are rare moments in politics when movements are born. They are started when a convergence of circumstances creates strong emotions, and the right leader captures both the sentiment and the vision for how to solve the problem. The great leaders know how to inspire over manipulate and share visions that offer hope over despair.
There are a lot of different kinds of politicians. Each has his or her own personality and unique style. Some are policy-driven, and others are personality-driven. Still, others are a good combination of both. It’s easy in politics to come off as angry, and many times it works in the short-term. However, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) seems like the perfect person for the challenges confronting America at this moment. He’s direct, no-nonsense, conservative, and happy — all at the same time. If conservatives are paying attention, he’s showing us at this moment how to overcome the left.
Is Scott Ready to Lead a Movement?
On Wednesday, April 28, Sen. Scott rebutted President Joe Biden’s speech before Congress. Last year, race became a central theme for Biden. Socialism became central, also, as the president pulled a fast one on his moderate voters who believed he would fight against socialism, not embrace it.
The challenge for the GOP is that there is so much coming at America so quickly from the Democrats. It can feel like the Spartans, a small army of soldiers fighting against a massive one. The odds are long, yet with skill and precision, there is a path to victory. At this point, anger alone won’t be the path. It’s going to take more than that to overcome the onslaught of leftists priorities Biden and the Democrats are pushing as they try to put America on a course of government care from the cradle to the grave.
Scott is the antidote at this moment. He has a rare ability to think of both policy and personality and is thick-skinned enough to handle the incoming fire without getting angry. In fact, some refer to him as the “happy warrior.”
The Comeback Is Underway
One of Scott’s many positive traits is the ability to paint a picture of the American journey. As a Black man from the deep south, the senator often acknowledges his own experiences with racism. However, on Wednesday, he said America isn’t a racist country. That sparked a backlash of hatred and discrimination from the Left that’s supposedly intolerable to those actions. They destroy cities over the same words they chose to call Scott.
Instead of getting angry, Scott sounds like a caring person who’s concerned about those causing harm to themselves and others. He gently exposes their agenda in a way anyone can understand when he says you can’t “fight bigotry with bigotry” and that what’s happening today within the Democratic Party isn’t about prejudice. It’s about gaining more power. It’s obvious to anyone paying attention, and that’s why his words are powerful.
On Thursday night, Scott told Fox News host Sean Hannity that there is so much more positive to the story than the Left’s hypocrisy. He warned that their actions were leading to a Republican rebound and fueling a backlash. Scott added that Americans from all backgrounds are rejecting the “controlling doctrine of the left.”
He called for moderates and conservatives to “stand in the gap for this nation because the greatest comeback in American history is on its way.”
But that’s not the most profound thing Scott said that demonstrated his character and ability to lead. “We love people, not parties. We love the content, not the color.” He added that America is great because we fight against the darker angels and believe “in the better angels.”
That’s a message that will contrast with the darkness of the Left’s message. In the coming days, weeks, and months, expect this to become a theme of the GOP as they begin to attach policies to it.
Scott shows that a strong, direct approach to truth-telling with a smile on one’s face is another way to push back against the left’s narrative and aggressive tone.
The great American comeback is around the corner. In the meantime, Conservatives ought to heed Scott’s call to stand in the gap for the nation.
Don Purdum, Independent Political Analyst
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