Tim Scott’s Two Paths …

WHICH ONE WILL HE CHOOSE? One of our favorite lines from Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” is the one about how “there are two paths you can go by,” and “in the long run, there’s still time to change the road you’re on.” That’s true … in religion, relationships and…


One of our favorite lines from Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” is the one about how “there are two paths you can go by,” and “in the long run, there’s still time to change the road you’re on.”

That’s true … in religion, relationships and politics.  And probably lots of other things, too.  As the United States of America accelerates on its road to insolvency, there are indeed “two paths” it can go by – and our nation’s newest Senator, South Carolina’s Tim Scott, is going to have to choose quickly which path he will follow.

On one hand is the path that’s been followed by Scott’s predecessor, Jim DeMint.  This path involves reasserting the primacy of individual freedom and free markets – while making draconian reductions in federal regulations, bureaucracies and entitlement programs.  On the other hand is the path that’s been followed by Scott’s South Carolina colleague – U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham.  This path – the one our nation has been following – involves more money-printing, crony capitalist bailouts, costly global interventionism, lax immigration policy as well as the perpetuation of the same tax-and-spend fundamentals that have led our country to the brink of fiscal collapse.

That’s the policy dichotomy … but there’s a political dichotomy, too.

The DeMint path involves calling out those “Republicans” who have abandoned their party’s stated convictions – while the Graham path involves not only providing cover for Democrats, but sponsoring tax hikes with them too.

Night and day, people … night and day.

The DeMint path requires hard work and courage – and involves genuine political risk.  The Graham path involves nothing but a willingness to drift along with the rest of the Washington, D.C. establishment as our nation circles deeper down the drain.

Tim Scott has the potential to follow either path.  Or he could continue doing what he’s done in the U.S. House of Representatives, which is to try and chart a centrist path between the fiscally liberal and fiscally conservative wings of his party.

Which path will Scott follow?

We’ll have to wait and see …

Hopefully he will take a stand for freedom and free markets – putting the interests of citizens and taxpayers first like DeMint did.



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Mike Traynor December 17, 2012 at 11:55 am


South Carolina, that conservative bastion of rednecks, has two gay US Senators.

Joke is on us.

2 December 17, 2012 at 12:10 pm

So the “Clarence Thomas” treatment from Democrats starts, anew! I figured it wouldn’t take long…

Saluda Rapids December 17, 2012 at 12:14 pm

And a female, Indian, “Methodist” governor. How far we have come.

2 December 17, 2012 at 2:50 pm

And the high tech media lynching begins…

Mike Traynor December 17, 2012 at 11:55 am

Make that two gay REPUBLICAN senators.

Lance Riprock December 17, 2012 at 11:59 am

Are you speaking from first-hand experience, or are you just stating what we all suspect? You got pictures?

2 December 17, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Haters just gotta hate, I suppose…

CNSYD December 17, 2012 at 11:58 am

And DeMint accomplished what? BTW accomplished means legislation passed/changed/stopped as a result of his direct intervention.

south mauldin December 17, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Exactly. He didn’t do shit while he was there, then he quit.


SparkleCity December 17, 2012 at 12:52 pm

“He disn’t do shit while he was there & then he quit”

****If that ain’t DeMint in a nutshell NOTHING is!!!!!****

The Lady Clarol hair-dying wimp!!!

Clone Harry Truman!!!!!!!

2 December 17, 2012 at 12:59 pm

south mauldin–you sound like a sore loser! Score one for DeMint!

CL December 17, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Only liberals define success by passing legislation (and by implication, expanding government power). It is an especially odd critique given that he has only been in the majority 2 years out of his entire term in the Senate. He saved the taxpayers billions and helped galvanize resistance to the Bush amnesty bill. That is more than most can claim to their credit.

south mauldin December 17, 2012 at 1:54 pm


The only losers are the people who voted for that clown. He left them high and dry.

say what?!? December 17, 2012 at 12:03 pm

always amazes me how many people you claim visit this site, but how few people ever vote in your polls

jimlewis,owb December 17, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Bucket of cold spit

vicupstate December 17, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Within 3 months, 5 at the most, FITS will be calling Scott a RINO.

GreenvilleLwyr December 17, 2012 at 1:17 pm

A gay RINO. Not that there’s anything wrong with that…

Pappy O'Daniel December 17, 2012 at 1:06 pm

3 months? My you are an optimist.

Thinker December 17, 2012 at 1:50 pm

I really think a Democrat has a possibility of taking this seat.

Smirks December 17, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Tim Scott looks like an establishment Republican slathered in Tea Party crazy. Over time the Tea Party crazy will wash off (it has already started) and he’ll be just one of the boys. He may not be another Graham, but he won’t be a DeMint either. FITS will not like him.

Chicora December 17, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Nah! “Little Timmy” was hand-picked by Deminted to serve out his term. Haley, being a puppet of Demited and the Fascist(teabaggers) had no say. She just read the lines as she always does. Thing is if Deminted told “Lil Timmy” to go fetch him a bowl of rice, “Lil Timmy” (with the copper tag around his neck) would reply….”Yesah Master Jim….you what some backeyed peas withum Master? They’re both puppets of the Fascist…bought and paid for. “Lil Timmy”is just the token boy now for the plantation owners. And things ain’t changed in S.C. much since before that War.

Thinker December 17, 2012 at 2:28 pm

Smirks, that isn’t a bad thing. Fits in all his interesting “brilliance” has pretty.. shall we say.. Odd beliefs? Both parties have a need. Regardless of how one looks at it a moderate Republican, is better than a die hard any day.

MLK's mistress December 17, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Two paths:

One includes butt plugs, Madonna CD’s, Liza Minnelli posters and fashion advice from Ms. Lindsey

The other path includes steady amounts of fake consternation coupled with phoney rebukes of fiscally unsound GOP members that ends with a career in a think tank.

I know which path Tim Scott is taking.

2 December 17, 2012 at 2:52 pm

And the high tech media-lynching begins! How low will the Democrats go? Lower than the gutter!

MLK's mistress December 17, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Does that mean you know which path Tim Scott is taking #2?

Are you taking a #2?

MLK's mistress December 17, 2012 at 2:55 pm

oops…did it again…lol

Thinker December 17, 2012 at 3:24 pm

Eh.. Democrats really don’t go that low. Fakefred, Push polling McCain, Atwater, and this primaries wonderful email. Lets just honestly put things in perspective here.

2 December 17, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Axelrod makes Atwater look positively angelic…

Thinker December 17, 2012 at 3:36 pm

In what way? I don’t really like Axelrod a lot, but he is good. In terms of Democratic Strategists, I lean more towards the Ragin’ Cajun. That is just my humble opinion.. I’m a huge can of Gage and Karl Rove though. . . I thought Atwater’s ability to connect with the voter on the most basic psychological level was sickly beautiful.

Funky Chicken December 17, 2012 at 3:48 pm

I would haul ass when Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott enter the Senate restroom. Those two are queer as a three dollar bill.

Thinker December 17, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Stereotypical. But, if Tim Scott talks about Benghazi as much as Graham, I will probably discontinue watching the news.

Mike Traynor December 17, 2012 at 4:06 pm

I am a Republican, but everybody knows Tim Scott is gay. Have you ever talked to him?? I have.

I actually think he will be a pretty good senator, but the fact remains that he is as gay as a 3 dollar bill and so is L Graham. How SC got to this point is beyond me.

Thinker December 17, 2012 at 4:42 pm

His sexual preference is of no concern to me. However, his vote is. I find him to be a repugnant choice due to his close aligning tea party beliefs. He is one hair short of a birther.

Truth Is Clear December 17, 2012 at 7:14 pm

I can see right through Scott. He is a bullshit artist like Glenn McConnell.

Fits love December 17, 2012 at 6:16 pm

May FITS and his use of the plural reference to his scumbag self be forever disappointed in all his goals and wishes.

Truth Is Clear December 17, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Scott is in politics for the money. That is painfully obvious. He is moving up in rank way too fast. Hence, the money grap.

I am cynical of him in all respects.

Scooter December 17, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Interesting that so many see the fool that DeMint is. I am surprised, as folks in SC sometimes are slow to see the truth about their beloved Repubs. Yea for the good side! Maybe there is hope for us after all.

Scooter December 17, 2012 at 8:37 pm

Ohhh. Hold on. Let’s not gay bash here. We should not know or care what sexual orientation anyone is. But, we should care and know what Scott’s beliefs are as it pertains to the extreme right wing. That is of great importance to our state and to each of us. Let’s just hope he is not another roadblock to improved economy and the health and well being of our country. Let’s hope he is not another DeMint.

congrats to senator scott December 18, 2012 at 6:57 am

first off, the reason being gay matters is simply because liars and frauds like TOM scott and lindsay graham DENY that theyre gay. taking that idea a step further, the vast majority of SC voters either pretend they dont know theyre gay or have convinced themselves they arent, but if they ackowledged the OBVIOUS, they would never vote for them BECAUSE THE VAST MAJORITY OF SC voters ARE PREJUDICED AGAINST GAYS. personally, i don’t care if they enjoy sucking c0ck or getting fucked up the ass, although I know its simply unnatural, but you can indulge your own morality, and i will not condemn them based on your unexamined and dictated conceptions of morality, but for another reason: AS GRAHAM HAS PROVEN BY HIS WORDS AND ACTIONS he is controlled by his handlers and order-givers based on the fact that if they expose his homosexuality his career is over and all he’ll be able to do is go live with alan simpson in wyoming or maybe help michelle bachmann’s hubby with his teen gay camp (or maybe serve as liz cheney’s chief-of-staff or ken mehlman’s human butt plug). quite simply the people who manipulate the sheep of this country need the likes of closeted homo agents like graham and scott,(and low life scum like womanbeater will to trumpet their lies) quivering in the closet, dripping with fear of exposure, which they have been fooled into believing holds them hostage. as for graham, you can tell he enjoys indulging in fulfilling his master’s luciferian orders to agitate for their wars for-profits, neo-colonial enterprises, and jack-boot tactics- as for scott, he’s nothing more than a black face for public consumption as conjured by demint the PR HACK and quitter. but i do find it humorous that obama, trikki nikki,gay lindsey and TOM scott have ushered SC into the age of NEO_RECONSTRUCTION. just as SC was turned out as a whore for the federal power after the civil war via occupation, so too has this age evolved into a neo-reconstruction in the form of an evolution of the idea of occupation. the humorous aspect is that the racist confederates have been fooled into cheering on the demise of their own interests at the hands of this rainbow coalition of neo-reconstructionists.

Jake December 18, 2012 at 10:25 am

Untill a politician charges a guy armed with a fully loaded rifle, never, ever use the word courage to describe them. Sorry nothing Demint ever did struck me as remotley “courageous.”


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