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When Virtue Signalling Goes Horribly Wrong

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On Wednesday, HuffPost writer Andy Ostroy attempted to virtue signal as a progressive liberal by attacking Republican Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina as a token black man and a “manipulated prop” being used to sell the Republican’s newly passed tax bill.

“What a shocker… there’s ONE black person there and sure enough they have him standing right next to the mic like a manipulated prop,” Ostroy tweeted. “Way to go @SenatorTimScott.”



Unfortunately for Ostroy, Sen. Scott saw his tweet and hit back.


“Uh probably because I helped write the bill for the past year, have multiple provisions included, got multiple Senators on board over the last week and have worked on tax reform my entire time in Congress. But if you’d rather just see my skin color, pls feel free,” Sen. Scott said.

Ostroy later deleted the tweet and half-apologized, saying “there were many other ways I should’ve and could’ve made my point.”

A couple hours later he basically doubled down, saying the Republican Party has a “diversity problem” because there’s too many white people in it.

If you want to know the type of oppression Ostroy has faced in his life, look no further than his column, “One Jew’s Take on the War on Christmas,” where he said he’s horribly oppressed by Christians celebrating the Christmas season:


Take note, people. Being attacked constantly as a “race traitor” for being a black Republican is nothing compared to the oppression of being told “Merry Christmas” as a liberal Jew in New York City.

Chris G. Long

Chis Long is an award winning writer for The San Andreas Times, and various other publications. He lives in Sacramento with his wife and two children.

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