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Old 12-17-2012, 02:52 PM  
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Tim Scott Appointed to Senate to fill DeMints Place

No doubt the left will rise up in a rage.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-34222_16...tor/?tag=socsh

South Carolina Rep. Tim Scott, R-S.C., has been appointed by Republican Gov. Nikki Haley to the Senate seat now held by Republican Jim DeMint. DeMint is leaving the Senate at the end of the year to run the conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation.

“He is the right person,” she said. She pointed to his strong relationship with the business community and the “courage” he showed during a fight with the unions and the National Labor Relations Board during a recent effort to move Boeing factories to the state.

Scott will be the first African-American Republican in the Senate since former Sen. Edward Brooke, R-Mass., lost his bid for reelection in 1978. The 47-year-old, who won a second House term last month, was the first black Republican to represent South Carolina in the House in more than a century.

With DeMint and Scott standing at her side, Haley called the appointment “historic.”

“As a minority female, it is important to note that Congressman Scott earned this seat,” Haley said.

J. David Woodard, political science professor at Clemson University, said Scott can be “a real vehicle for conservatives to reach into the African American community” following an election in which Republicans fared badly among minority groups.

Like DeMint, Scott is a tea party-backed conservative who sought repeal of the national health care law. A vocal critic of President Obama, he has said it would be “an impeachable offense” if Mr. Obama raised the debt ceiling without congressional approval.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:55 PM   #16
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affirmative action?
The female governor or the not black enough senator from the deep south?
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:01 PM   #17
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The female governor or the not black enough senator from the deep south?
not black enough newly appointed senator
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:30 PM   #18
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affirmative action?
There have been more black Republican senators than black democrat senators, fwiw.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:59 PM   #19
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There have been more black Republican senators than black democrat senators, fwiw.
It was tied until Tim Scott.

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Old 12-17-2012, 10:03 PM   #20
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There have been more black Republican senators than black democrat senators, fwiw.
Pretty sure Ds are ahead on Reps and Presidents.
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:10 PM   #21
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What a disingenuous bunch of horseshit. The left doesn't like this guy because he's a RWNJ, not because he's black.

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He rose up from poverty, started his own business and understands what it takes to make it. That's as American as apple pie and you label him a RWNJ? Are you a closet communist?
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:16 PM   #22
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Tim Scott is no token.

His selection was a given the second DeMint stepped down. He's a great guy. People in SC love him. He's a rising star. He can also do a pretty good Hootie and Blow Fish cover.
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:51 PM   #23
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Tim Scott is no token.

His selection was a given the second DeMint stepped down. He's a great guy. People in SC love him. He's a rising star. He can also do a pretty good Hootie and Blow Fish cover.
You're not helping.
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:55 PM   #24
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Tim Scott is no token.

His selection was a given the second DeMint stepped down. He's a great guy. People in SC love him. He's a rising star. He can also do a pretty good Hootie and Blow Fish cover.
I saw him on TV tonight with Nikki Haley and liked what he had to say. Liked what he learned about having started his own business. That gives a politician a dose of reality over the Ivory Tower guys. I also read earlier he said Obama should be impeached if he raised the debt ceiling without going through congress.
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:01 PM   #25
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I saw him on TV tonight with Nikki Haley and liked what he had to say. Liked what he learned about having started his own business. That gives a politician a dose of reality over the Ivory Tower guys. I also read earlier he said Obama should be impeached if he raised the debt ceiling without going through congress.
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In 1997, Scott supported having the Ten Commandments posted outside the county council chambers, saying it would remind members of the absolute rules they should follow and Scott nailed a King James version of the Commandments to the wall. Americans United for Separation of Church and State sued. After an initial court ruling said the display was unconstitutional, the council settled to avoid accruing more legal fees. Regarding the costs of the suit, Scott said, "Whatever it costs in the pursuit of this goal (of displaying the Commandments) is worth it."
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:02 PM   #26
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So that's a state issue. Or should be as it used to be.
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:03 PM   #27
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In 1997, Scott supported having the Ten Commandments posted outside the county council chambers, saying it would remind members of the absolute rules they should follow and Scott nailed a King James version of the Commandments to the wall. Americans United for Separation of Church and State sued. After an initial court ruling said the display was unconstitutional, the council settled to avoid accruing more legal fees. Regarding the costs of the suit, Scott said, "Whatever it costs in the pursuit of this goal (of displaying the Commandments) is worth it."
A man of conviction who harmed no one in his goals.

Wow, you are right, absolute nut job.
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In 1997, Scott supported having the Ten Commandments posted outside the county council chambers, saying it would remind members of the absolute rules they should follow and Scott nailed a King James version of the Commandments to the wall. Americans United for Separation of Church and State sued. After an initial court ruling said the display was unconstitutional, the council settled to avoid accruing more legal fees. Regarding the costs of the suit, Scott said, "Whatever it costs in the pursuit of this goal (of displaying the Commandments) is worth it."
So supporting the Ten Commandments makes you a RWNJ? I suppose it does if you are a LWNJ like cosmo.
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So that's a state issue. Or should be as it used to be.
So, he's a RWNJ.
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So, he's a RWNJ.
Opinion

Mine is even more "He's American as apple pie."
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