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It’s Senator Scott

NIKKI HALEY CHOOSES TIM SCOTT TO REPLACE JIM DEMINT As expected, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley has selected Tim Scott to fill the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Jim DeMint. News of the appointment was first reported by The New York Times – but Scott and his supporters have been measuring…

NIKKI HALEY CHOOSES TIM SCOTT TO REPLACE JIM DEMINT

As expected, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley has selected Tim Scott to fill the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Jim DeMint.

News of the appointment was first reported by The New York Times – but Scott and his supporters have been measuring the drapes in DeMint’s office for several days.

Scott was the frontrunner to receive Haley’s nod ever since DeMint announced that he was resigning to take over as president of the Heritage Foundation, a Washington, D.C. think tank.  A favorite of establishment Republicans at the national and state level, he becomes the only sitting African-American member of the U.S. Senate – and only the seventh black Senator in United States history.

He also instantaneously eclipses Haley as South Carolina’s “rising star” in national Republican circles.

So … is Scott the best choice to continue DeMint’s fiscal conservative legacy?  Not really … in fact DeMint’s new organization ranked Scott dead last amongst Republicans in the South Carolina congressional delegation for his votes on conservative issues.  Of late, he’s been a crony capitalist who has sided repeatedly with left-of-center “Republicans” in the Palmetto State – not the fiscal conservative he claimed to be when he ran for Congress in 2010.

“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,” we wrote recently in assessing Scott.

Having said that, this website will hit the “reset” button as it relates to our relationship with the Charleston Republican.  As disappointed as we have been in the past with some of his votes, he hasn’t completely sold out the limited government cause that propelled him to victory two years ago.

Scott still has the potential to credibly carry on DeMint’s legacy if he so chooses … and we sincerely hope that he does.

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73 comments

james the foot soldier December 17, 2012 at 9:59 am

AWESOME!

Now all he needs to do is vote “present” and he’s a lock for the White House 2016.

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Guero December 17, 2012 at 3:25 pm

We got us our own houseboy in the Senate. He will raise the collective IQ of the Senate in replacing DeMint but that’s a low threshold.

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No Confidence December 17, 2012 at 10:01 am

Whew…

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Cicero December 17, 2012 at 10:01 am

You got scooped by the NY Times. Why is it that your website exists, again?

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cicero is a loser December 17, 2012 at 10:07 am

nobody wants to hear what you have to say cicero

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Cicero December 17, 2012 at 10:18 am

No, seriously. I thought Will Folks was supposed to be suuuper connected. I mean, his out-there views aren’t why people read this site. But I had to find out the biggest story in SC politics in a year on the liberal MSM web site of the *New York* Times?? Hilarious.

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Twinkie Ho-Ho December 17, 2012 at 10:49 am

Trikki is telling the SC media to kiss her brown butt. I guess she doesn’t need them.

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Billy K Mulligan December 17, 2012 at 10:03 am

When he loses the Primary in 2014, the GOP and South Carolina will be torched by media across the country. Obviously for Trikki Nikki, she was able to monetize naming Scott for the seat over any other contender. Short term gain, long term pain. I hope I’m wrong.

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BigT December 17, 2012 at 10:07 am

Billy: Just because you are a RACIST democrat, don’t assume everybody is like you…

He’ll win the Primary and be re-elected as long as he is a CONSERVATIVE…We don’t play hate filled Bogotry like you on the left…

We vote the Content of Character…

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Billy K Mulligan December 17, 2012 at 10:12 am

I plan on voting for him. Odd, every other time you’ve responded to my posts here you praise them. Don’t fall in line with your opinions and become a racist Democrat? My concern is that he’ll be outgunned by a more seasoned Republican, more resources, more experience, etc, not race or whatever else you brought with you this AM in the elevator up from the storm sewer.

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Nolff December 17, 2012 at 10:29 am

He’s quick to call names and pretends to know everyone’s ideology. It’s time to take your lithium, T.

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BigT December 17, 2012 at 10:36 am

Billy: One of the most threatening impediments to freedom, is good Conservatives falling for the Cliches and Definitions of the Left…

Liberals are SCARED to DEATH of a Black Conservative…Look what they did to Herman Cain…

I just think it’s not beneficial or accurate to assume he can be beaten…

As long as he stays Conservative, like DeMint, nobody, no matter how much money, can beat him…

But liberals will try to scare you…don’t go along with them…

They are the party that rejected Alvin Greene, who is the Perfect Face of the democrat party…yet they embrace Jim Clyburn who is more corrupt and dangerous than Greene…

Do not listen to people that ignorant…

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Smirks December 17, 2012 at 10:51 am

I actually think Scott has every capability of winning the primary and election in 2014, albeit this isn’t 100% in the bag for him. It all depends on who runs against him.

It would take a person who really thinks they can beat him (or someone who has nothing to lose) for him to have a decent competitor, and I don’t think anyone capable of beating him fits that category.

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Saluda Rapids December 17, 2012 at 10:55 am

“We don’t play hate filled Bogotry like you on the left…”

That is all you and they play. Who the fuck do you think you’re fooling? Race, religion…it does not matter. You are a Big(o)T.

Just like you/they HATED Mitt Romney…b/c all the racist rednecks despised his religion so much, a fat, out of touch moron like Newt Gingrich could win the SC primary.

And you were wrong again. Scott did not “get this on his own.” You know why he got it.

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Smirks December 17, 2012 at 11:28 am

Scott did not “get this on his own.” You know why he got it.

Was Scott in any SUV in an empty parking lot over the past week?

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BigT December 17, 2012 at 10:05 am

Allen West (R-Fla) joined the House’s Black Caucus, and he was defeated by the Race Hate Squads of 2012…

Tim Scott DID NOT join the Bigots of the House’s Black Caucus and he is now a US Senator…

A CONSERVATIVE gets rewarded for being Conservative…GREAT Job…Do the Lord’s work…

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Sailor December 17, 2012 at 10:31 am

Allen West wasn’t defeated because he was black. He was defeated because he’s a fucking idiot out of the same mold as you. Google him and read some of the shit he’s spewed. You’ll feel right at home.

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BigT December 17, 2012 at 10:38 am

He was defeated because the RACIST democrats in Fla. Could not stand him.

West was not a Plantation-loving Uncle Tom like Clyburn is…

He would not mind the Slave Masters of the democrat party…Just like yall took out Herman Cain…

SC voters will not succumb to the Racists in the democrat party…

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Smirks December 17, 2012 at 10:52 am

Allen West? The guy who couldn’t accept the fact that he LOST? Yeah, that guy’s really grounded inside of reality.

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Saluda Rapids December 17, 2012 at 10:59 am

No, sailor got it right. He’s a fucking idiot, that is why West lost.

Little T, you throw around the racist tag as much as you invoke Nazi’s into conversation. Sure sign of limited intelligence. You and your Tea Bag mind are fading into the backdrop, luckily.

I am sure you still have your David Duke campaign t-shirt. Wear it proudly.

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Darth December 17, 2012 at 11:25 am

Concurred. Now which RINO jumps up for SC’s ist congressinal district? Thurmond lite? Glenn McConnell? Larry Grooms? Larry Kobrowsky? Nancy Mace? Cindy Costa? Charm Altman?

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jimlewis,owb December 17, 2012 at 10:08 am

Bucket of cold spit

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2 December 17, 2012 at 10:11 am

Let’s see if the “Tolerant Left” give him the “Clarence Thomas” treatment…

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Guero December 17, 2012 at 3:28 pm

God help us if he’s another Uncle Thomas. SHE will not be pleased at our idiocy in picking an ignorant Repugnant houseboy.

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CNSYD December 17, 2012 at 10:17 am

At long last SC is free from from DeMint. Thank God and Greyhound he is gone.

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Smirks December 17, 2012 at 10:53 am

The Heritage Foundation takes one for the team?

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shifty henry December 17, 2012 at 10:23 am

I’m thinking I was right on my previous comment about her choice.

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BigT December 17, 2012 at 10:40 am

What if Tim SCOTT were to run for President…

Can you imagine the FEAR the RACIST democrats are feeling already???

Look for the national democrat media to hit Scott w/ all they have…They will try to take him out early…

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President Perry December 17, 2012 at 11:01 am

It’s never too early for you to make an incorrect prediction, so say it now, bitch: Tim Scott will be the next president of the United States. There’s a sure loser.

Just like: Rick Perry will be our next President…I guarantee it. OOPS!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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Buddy December 17, 2012 at 10:40 am

Very pretty governor, very pretty but can he fight.

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CL December 17, 2012 at 10:43 am

You keep harping on Scott’s standing relative to the rest of the SC delegation, but his 88% would be at or near the top of the delegation from just about any other Southern state.

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BigoT December 17, 2012 at 10:46 am

Allen West was defeated because, inter alia, he was re-districted. And is a war criminal suffering from rectal-cranial inversion.

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BigT December 17, 2012 at 10:57 am

Why are you a RACIST???

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Beach Balls December 17, 2012 at 11:04 am

You looking in the mirror, T?

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President Perry December 17, 2012 at 11:05 am

Big T, do you stare in the mirror and ask that question each day?

The answer is it’s probably your upbringing, lack of IQ, lack of tolerance, hatred for yourself, or the fact you got your ass kicked every day at school by the Gooch.

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BigT December 17, 2012 at 11:09 am

I’ m VERY much for Allen West and Tim Scott…They are African-americans, and you HATE them…

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Beach Balls December 17, 2012 at 11:25 am

They just happen to be African Americans that we don’t agree with. In your case, they’re alright for a couple of black guys…

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Saluda Rapids December 17, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Exactly, Beach Balls. The minute Scott votes the way T does not like, he will turn on him and call him racist names…compare him to Clyburn.

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BigT December 17, 2012 at 10:59 am

Tim reminds me, in stature, of a young Dr. (ML) King.

I have met Dr. King’s sister, and she (and Dr. King) woulld be VERY proud of Tim Scott….

Tim is what Dr. King had in mind in his “I have a Dream” speech.

We should all be proud…

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Saluda Rapids December 17, 2012 at 12:09 pm

1. He should remind no one of Dr. King.
2. You did not meet his sister.
3. How liberal of you to write this post.

Thank you Liberal T.

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vicupstate December 17, 2012 at 12:23 pm

Big idioT,

Do you really think the readers of this blog have forgotten your NUMEROUS posts saying that Scott getting the appointment would be Affirmative Action, and that it was beneath him to accept it?

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Astute1 December 17, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Scott is 8 years older than MLK was at his death, moron.

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BigT December 17, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Dr. King espoused Conservatism…

He believed in Merit…

Also: I think Tim could win the seat on his own. He did not need it given to him.

But it’s GREAT for him to get it, regardless.

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kc December 17, 2012 at 2:32 pm

“He did not need it given to him.”

Yeah, he did. But I don’t mind – I’m just glad DeMint is going.

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theblooms December 17, 2012 at 11:02 am
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theblooms December 17, 2012 at 11:03 am

I’m OK with this.

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same ol' same ol' December 17, 2012 at 11:44 am

What’s with that “wachoo lookin’ at mothafucker” look?

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? December 17, 2012 at 11:45 am

Socratic questions of the day:

1. What percentage of black votes will Scott get against a white Democratic challenger when his term is up?

2. What percentage of black votes will he get if the Dem. challenger is black?

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Soft Sigh from Hell December 17, 2012 at 7:54 pm

You were reading my mind. Add, what will be his strength of GOP goober-base support from the hinterlands against a white challenger? Say, in Lexington County. In the primary or general election.

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hack December 18, 2012 at 6:21 pm

He won’t get the “black” vote. He is a “cornball” negro.

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Lance Riprock December 17, 2012 at 11:45 am

This is just plain spooky.

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Mike December 17, 2012 at 11:53 am

Clyburn, Lonny Randolph, Vince Ford, Jean Toal and Harpo are all pissed. Plain and simple.

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shifty henry December 17, 2012 at 12:00 pm

….. and I’m still waiting for Nikki to call me

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BigT December 17, 2012 at 12:56 pm

This is the democrat party’s WORST Nightmare…Tim Scott is Barack Obama w/ character and competence.

Again: The media’s sharp knives will be out to take him dowm…just watch…

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Catherine December 17, 2012 at 1:08 pm

What a relief this must be for Jenny. What would she have done with the boys?

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JustinV December 17, 2012 at 1:18 pm

No one candidate is going to suddenly shift the tide of blacks voting for Democrats, unless Samuel L Jackson somehow shifts his political views and registers as a Republican.

Scott will get treated like every other Republican – if not worse. Democrat voters don’t know much, but they can certainly discern a black Republican from a black Democrat – or any Democrat for that matter. It will take a sustained 15-year political campaign to reach the black community, but will anyone even bother?

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BigT December 17, 2012 at 1:48 pm

I understand that you THRIVE on Hate and Bigotry…but Conservatives don’t do that…

When Blacks realize that maybe an elected figure actually Represents THEM…and it’s not a Filthy coalition of Selfish Hate Groups, like democrats, it could move them….

Many blacks are Conservative..they have been Fooled into the idea that democrats are best for them, even after generation after generation of Abuse by the left…

We can hope…

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Thomas December 17, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Bravo!

Godspeed Senator Tim Scott(R-SC)

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kc December 17, 2012 at 2:31 pm

It looks like Scott’s camp bullied Haley into picking him. I kind of admire the way they boxed her in.

It’s cool with me. God knows he can’t be as bad as DeMint was. Or as insufferable as either Sanford would be.

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Silver Queen December 17, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Did Tim Scott campaign in black precincts for his congressional seat? What percentage of the black vote did he receive?

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Thinker December 17, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Sounds like what Howard Dean asked Wesley Donehue on MSNBC

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? December 17, 2012 at 2:42 pm

I nominate Big T as the most successful troll of all time on FITSnews.

The way he puts so many of you into fits is pretty entertaining sometimes.

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Original Good Old Boy December 17, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Indeed. Big T shoots fish in a barrel every day on this site.

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Soft Sigh from Hell December 17, 2012 at 7:07 pm

I am regularly astounded as to how he can sometimes catch a whole stringer’s worth on one single cast.

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Ashley December 17, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Interesting listening about “the gun problem”:

http://thestory.org/archive/20121217_The_Story__Gun_Violence.mp3/view

The Story (National Public Radio) With Dick Gordon: http://thestory.org

~~~~~

Gun Violence

Dick explores the details of Baltimore’s successful “gun registry” with Frederick H. Bealfield, retired commissioner of the Baltimore Police department.

The initiative brought down the numbers of murders in signifgant ways, without increasing the number of arrests.

Bealfield says much of the success came from old-fashioned police-work, and knocking on doors.

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Party On December 17, 2012 at 2:58 pm

South Carolina now has a (1) female Indian governor, (2) gay white senator, and (3) a gay black senator. Take THAT, Massachusetts!

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? December 17, 2012 at 3:07 pm

LMAO! excellent response

We are sporting all the colors of the rainbow.

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Original Good Old Boy December 17, 2012 at 3:33 pm

LOL Indeed.

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Soft Sigh from Hell December 17, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Gay is just fine, no problem at all. But please, PLEASE, no male-page chasing, or toe-tapping, or wide-stancing, no toilet trysting or restroom romancing or other “family values party” antics up there in Washington (or anywhere for that matter). We have enough pols already making us a laughingstock.

And no horses! Or any livestock.

(We really shouldn’t have to tell people this stuff.)

I am a bit ambivalent on the canoodling on the capital steps though.

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Floored December 17, 2012 at 4:34 pm

I just got this e-mail from Scott, now begging for money from a NEW angle.

Thought the guy had more class, dignity, honesty, whatever.

I am floored.

Good afternoon.

It’s truly an honor to have been appointed by Governor Haley to replace Jim DeMint in the U.S. Senate.

We must work together to stand up to the big spenders in Washington. Will you join with me by donating what you can here?

I have set a goal of reaching 10,000 contributors in 48 hours and would appreciate your help.

Excited for the future,

Tim

P.S. I will have to run for re-election next election. Your support will help ensure we keep this seat in Republican hands.

Please click here to donate and help us reach our goal.

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Astonished December 17, 2012 at 5:08 pm

I’m ok with Tim Scott. I just wish the governor would learn to “voice” punctuation. Guess those 30-second sound bites just keep messing her up!!

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Anonymous December 17, 2012 at 5:44 pm

I was personally disappointed to hear Tim Scott mention his high school struggles, in accepting the nomination. While it may or may not be true, our state needs a different class of politician…

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davis December 18, 2012 at 1:27 am

Sad Day

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