The Republican Party busies itself trying to prove it's not racist.
To make that point, the GOP is seeking to parade as many non-whites as possible before the public eye.
It's a common-sense strategy if the objective is to win elections in an increasingly diverse culture.
Specifically, South Carolina Republicans elected a Sikh Indian to be their governor. Governor Nikki Haley, in turn, appointed a black man to the United States Senate.
There once was a time when the objective was to send persons of character, not persons of color, to Washington.
That's not to say that South Carolina's new U.S. Senator, Tim Scott, is not a man of character. As far as we know he may well be the most qualified Republican in South Carolina to fill the seat vacated by the resignation of out-going Senator Jim DeMint.
I wonder, however, if Mr. Scott were white if he would be the nation's newest Senator. Is it a matter of character or color?
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