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You Are An Exception, Not A Success Story


Senator Tim Scott and Former Governor and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley of South Carolina have incredible life stories that should bring hope to every American. They are genuine American tales of how anyone can rise from the lowest to the highest levels of success if they have the mindset to do so. They are the epitome of everyone in America having the opportunity to reach their highest potential, only challenged by their self-doubt. As these two strive for the highest seat of office in the free world, they should be embraced, except for one common fact. These two people of color are Conservative. They are Republicans. If they were Democrats, they would be canonized, but the Left cannot, and will not, accept their stories, and both are ridiculed and told they are exceptions and not American success stories. How terribly sad that we cannot come together and celebrate the lives of Tim Scott and Nikki Haley.

They have different beginnings, but both histories are impressive. Scott was the grandson of a cotton picker who lived during the Jim Crow era in America. Tim grew up in a fatherless home, raised by a strong mother who worked tirelessly for Tim to have a better life, and he rewarded her with an incredible life story. Tim became the first person of color to serve in both the House of Representatives and the United States Senate. Scott is still a young man, and his story is still being written. As he likes to say on the campaign trail, his family has gone from picking cotton to the United States Congress in one generation.

Nikki Haley’s parents were both successful in their native India. Her father had been a professor at Punjab Agricultural University, and her mother received her law degree from the University of Delhi. Haley has been known by her middle name, Nikki, a Punjabi name meaning “little one,” since her earliest years. Though successful in India, they came to America for an even better life for their family. Settling in South Carolina, they saw their daughter graduate from Clemson University and go on to become the first female Governor of the Palmetto State. She later served two years as the US Ambassador to the United Nations during the Trump administration. Haley is now the first woman of color to seek the Republican nomination for President of the United States.

The Left has attacked Haley and Tim in an incredible show of jealousy and contempt. The anger comes from the fact that two people of color, especially from the South, should be Democrats. They certainly have no place to be Conservative Republicans. They are told they are exceptions and are wrong to say to the American people that they are examples of how anyone can aspire to succeed in this great country.

The women of The View have been especially critical of the two candidates. It is a travesty that these women have such power in our country. Though viewership is down, millions still tune in daily to listen to these women attack America and blame the Republican Party for all of its woes. Too many people derive their daily news from these self-appointed keepers of Democracy. Scott actually ventured into the pit of The View to challenge the comments of its star, Joy Behar. She had labeled him as an exception as she sits daily with two co-stars who are women of color. Behar chose to take the day off rather than confront Scott showing her cowardice in backing her statement. But that is what the Left does. It makes rash, often untrue statements. The media picks them up, which validates them, and then they back away when challenged about their words.

I do not think either can win the nomination, but in our wild world of politics, who can say anything is impossible. Even if running for the second seat, it will write an incredible new chapter in either biography.

Content syndicated from ConservatriveViewFromNH.com with permission

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Ray Cardello

As a lifelong Conservative and resident of New Hampshire, Ray Cardello is positioned to speak with common sense about the happenings of the nation and the region. Conservative View from New Hampshire is Ray’s second blog and podcast effort in 20 years. He has published over 1,000 articles since January 2021, is syndicated on 15 websites, and is published on over 65 sites. Ray is passionate about his writing and sees the Internet as the only way for Conservatives to compete with the mainstream media. Ray claims there will be much to discuss as we move forward and his blog will not focus strictly on Washington but will also delve into State and Local issues as well. There is so much going on and so little factual sources of information to rely on.

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