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FRESHMAN CONGRESSMAN HIGH ON LIST OF POSSIBLE DEMINT SUCCESSORS Four years ago, Tim Scott was a county councilman … a month from now, he could be a United States Senator. The Charleston, S.C. Republican is reportedly high on S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s list of possible successors to U.S. Sen. Jim…

FRESHMAN CONGRESSMAN HIGH ON LIST OF POSSIBLE DEMINT SUCCESSORS

Four years ago, Tim Scott was a county councilman … a month from now, he could be a United States Senator.

The Charleston, S.C. Republican is reportedly high on S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s list of possible successors to U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint – who is resigning his seat to lead The Heritage Foundation, a Washington, D.C. think tank.  In fact along with would-be “caretaker” Henry McMaster and Haley herself – Scott’s name is dominating the discussion.

Is that a good thing?

Not necessarily … Scott was elected on the strength of support from fiscal conservatives, but has repeatedly bent to the will of the GOP establishment in Washington, D.C.  In fact his self-serving vote in support of a “Boeing bailout” proves he’s part of the problem in our nation’s capital … just as his recent endorsement of fiscally liberal S.C. House Speaker Bobby Harrell shows he’s part of the problem here at home.

DeMint’s legacy of liberty promotion and taxpayer protection in Washington, D.C. has been unrivaled in recent years.  Haley needs to honor that legacy by appointing someone who will continue to advance it – not someone who will ask “how high” whenever establishment Republicans in Washington tell him its time to “jump.”

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47 comments

Roseanne December 6, 2012 at 12:48 pm

He’s gay, right?

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BigT December 6, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Yall need to come up w/ a new Smear….Larry Sinclair out Obama…and it has not hurt him a bit…(may have even helped him)…

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Guero December 6, 2012 at 2:09 pm

No, he’s not gay. But he is a houseboy and Repugs do love them some houseboys.

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Thomas December 6, 2012 at 2:14 pm

so does Barney Frank

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BigT December 6, 2012 at 12:48 pm

My question: Will Haley appoint Loftis, to take him out of the Primary…???

I’d rather have Loftis in the US Senate…and Scott running against Haley and/or Graham in a GOP Primary….

Haley is praying her top competitor is Tom Davis. He will make her look good, she’ll beat Davis so bad…

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Guero December 6, 2012 at 2:12 pm

That’s right, teapot, just keep thinking Obama never earned anything. He kicked y’alls butt twice and will keep kicking it.

YOUR PRESIDENT, teapot, YOUR PRESIDENT.

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xx chromosome December 6, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Scott is too green right now. It would do him and us a disservice to exhault him too soon.

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BigT December 6, 2012 at 12:51 pm

True: and no black candidate needs to be HANDED an office. And I bet Scott, considering his character, would RATHER earn the office…not get it by Affirmative Action…

Obama has gotten everything he has, w/o ever working for it….Tim wants no part of a quota system…I’d bet…

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Larry December 6, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Loftis would be an excellent choice.

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vicupstate December 6, 2012 at 12:58 pm

She isn’t going to appoint one of her biggest enemies. With the list of enemies she has, that is saying something.

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BigT December 6, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Why wouldn’t she?..it takes him out of opposition to her, in a Primary…

Loftis is Haley’s most serious threat…

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vicupstate December 6, 2012 at 9:35 pm

He is her biggest threat, but you don’t do THAT big of a favor for a sworn enemy.

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vicupstate December 6, 2012 at 12:57 pm

The pressure on Haley to pick Scott will be strong from the national party. They need some diversity tokens and Michael Steele didn’t work out.

If Haley picks a caretaker, then she will probably run for Senate herself. She knows she can’t win Governor again, but if she spews enough boilerplate conservative talking points, she might sneak into the senate.

Glad to see DeMint go. He was useless inthe Senate.

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BigT December 6, 2012 at 1:04 pm

It’s the democats who are Fixated on race and obsessed w/ tokens…

Didn’t yall just put Jessie Jackson Jr. back in office, while he was in a mental hospital???

You can’t make this $#!t up…you democrats are so weird (and Stupid) racist MoFos…

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Smirks December 6, 2012 at 1:22 pm

No tokens amongst the all-white committee chairs the GOP is wanting for the House.

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President Cain December 6, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Big Loser T, your boy is a quitter, just like Sarah Palin.

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vicupstate December 6, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Big T, I guess you didn’t see the GOP convention last summer.

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William December 6, 2012 at 1:16 pm

If she appointed Curtis she would get rid of the only person that could beat her in the primary. And Curtis is not the type to stay in Washington for long so he could stay 2 years or 8. Either way she is still young, there would be an open seat, and he would owe her.

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My list December 6, 2012 at 1:33 pm

For entertainment purposes, I’d be okay with Scott, Haley, Sanford, or anyone with a turban.

Anyone else is merely wasting my time by predending to be there for a legitimate reason while nevertheless wasting my time.

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Knott December 6, 2012 at 1:35 pm

He would only get the post because he’s a token black guy for the republicans.

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jeffy01 December 6, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Big t? Boz?

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Thomas December 6, 2012 at 1:46 pm

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SENATOR DARLA MOORE
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Jerry December 6, 2012 at 11:46 pm

Yeah right! I would love to that!!!

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Thomas December 6, 2012 at 1:48 pm

SENATOR GLENN MCCONNELL second choice

SENATOR GLENN MCCONNELL second choice

SENATOR GLENN MCCONNELL second choice

SENATOR GLENN MCCONNELL second choice

SENATOR GLENN MCCONNELL second choice

SENATOR GLENN MCCONNELL second choice

SENATOR GLENN MCCONNELL second choice

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Smirks December 6, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Glenn McConnell vs. Mitch McConnell. THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!

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Thomas December 6, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Two McConnell’s is what America needs.

And we need a LT GOV JOHN COURSON

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George Mathis December 6, 2012 at 2:02 pm

Sen. McConnell is gay. S.C. would be the only state with two gay senators in Washington.

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Jerry December 6, 2012 at 11:49 pm

I could care less what their sexual preferences are, I just want someone who will work and “think” of South Carolinians every once in awhile. Haley only thinks of Haley,Haley,Haley,Haley,Haley,Haley…..

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Big Daddy December 6, 2012 at 1:51 pm

How about Rep. Ted Vick? I would be a heck of a choice!!!

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jimlewis,owb December 6, 2012 at 1:59 pm

willie

You may want to stop by Greene’s on the way home tonight and pick up a nice gift for DeMint.

The hits on your site should rise dramatically.

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bob December 6, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Boz, he would push the coastal kickback, he would be happy,a nd then bow out. Senator Boz

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scott December 6, 2012 at 2:09 pm

You people have over looked the most obvious and the best person, Tom Rice. Plus then the Gov could make two people happy instead one. He is a Attorney and CPA.

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Darksied calling December 6, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Tom Rice?? Are you serious?? Andre Bauer has a better chance of being appointed to Demint’s senate seat–that means none for those of you out whose lips are moving.

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Palmetto Joe December 6, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Would Tom Davis run for Tim Scott’s Congressional seat if Scott got tapped?

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Andre's Ghost December 6, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Thad Viers? Tricky Dicky Ickstrom? Ken Ard? Thomas Ravenel?

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Jerry December 6, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Add Trikki Nikki

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chadboy December 6, 2012 at 3:10 pm

Loftis is gay, right?
It’s David Beasley.

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BigT December 6, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Dabo said he thinks Nikki should appoint Steve Spurrier…

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Soft Sigh from Hell December 6, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Jake’s available.

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shifty henry December 6, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Sorry, guys…………… I forgot about Bauer?

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Nathan Bedford Forrest, General, CSA December 6, 2012 at 8:03 pm

We been impressed with Tim’s cotton pickin’ and white folks in the Lowcountry elected him ‘cuz he’s a good boy with excellent, healthy teeth. But Tim’s got no sense of right & wrong as Talbert Black sez in his e-mail, what with Tim supportin’ the unethical Bobby Harrell:

Hi Nathan,

Short and to the point. . .

Tim Scott endorsed Bobby Harrell just before this year’s elections.

Thought you might want to know.

Tim Scott endorses Bobby Harrell —

Here is the video.

http://youtu.be/RpPdY6w94_c

Enjoy!

Talbert Black Jr.

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Sambo December 6, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Tim talks to catfish when he goes fishing, thinks they’re listening, thanks them for getting themselves caught.

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Tetley December 6, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Given all the self-flagellation in the GOP since the election about their utter failure to win minority votes, I’d say Scott has a pretty good shot at this point- at least as a place-holder.

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Lean Forward December 7, 2012 at 7:29 am

Ironic that it’s only Democrats who are spectulating about Tim and Lindsey’s sexual preferences and the Democrats are supposedly the Party of inclusion.

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Darth December 7, 2012 at 9:18 am

Joe McKeown for senate…

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kc December 7, 2012 at 9:22 am

How about … T-RAV! Bwahahaha!

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Philip Branton December 7, 2012 at 10:51 am

T-Rav……????

Hmm……lets think about that appointment for a second..!? Since there will be major voter blowback, this would be a very viable political play. Anyone who gets this appointment is sitting on political dynamite at the next election. Thomas is a wounded “blue” as much as Mark Sanford. Either of these two would be a great pick to not run in the next election cycle and offer a wide open primary field without any perceived lollipops.

T-Rav and Mark would be Nikki’s safe bets on both sides of the spectrum and give her free sway to spin to both sides. All the while, allowing her to keep at arms length.

A VERY deceptive political psyops play………very..

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