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Time For Tim Scott To Step Up

“REPUBLICAN” PARTY NEEDS ACTION … NOT MORE TALK Last month – prior to the unmitigated debacle that was the latest “Republican” budget bill – U.S. Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina took a stand against one of the most glaring executive overreaches included in that monstrosity. Specifically, Scott came out…

“REPUBLICAN” PARTY NEEDS ACTION … NOT MORE TALK

Last month – prior to the unmitigated debacle that was the latest “Republican” budget bill – U.S. Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina took a stand against one of the most glaring executive overreaches included in that monstrosity.

Specifically, Scott came out in opposition to the so-called “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” (AFFH) regulation, a radical neighborhood engineering scheme this website has consistently rejected.

How bad is this new Barack Obama diktat?

Very bad …

“Breathtaking in its radicalism, AFFH easily matches Obamacare in its transformative potential,” Stanley Kurtz wrote this week for NRO.  “We’re talking about a regulation with the capacity to put virtually every decision ordinarily made by local voters and their elected representatives into the hands of the federal government – how you run your schools; whether the place you live will have the character of a small town, a bedroom suburb, or a densely packed urban center; whether you drive to work on well-paved roads or take public transportation; which neighborhoods your city will spend its money on, and more.”

Astoundingly, though, “Republican” leaders supported funding for this monstrosity – and for Obamacare – in their latest betrayal of taxpayers.

Last year Scott’s office indicated it was investigating the “neighborhood engineering” rule – promulgated by Obama’s Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Hearings were likely, we were told.

Scott needs to hold those hearings … and many more like them.

After all, in case he hadn’t noticed there’s a broad, far-ranging and increasingly dangerous anti-American agenda at work in Washington, D.C. – one that desperately needs to be exposed.  And rebuked.  And fought tooth and nail.

Anyway …

Earlier this week, The New York Times ran a story about the rise of anti-“Republican” establishment populists like Donald Trump and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz.  That article featured a quote from U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham as saying supporters of these two candidates needed to “re-evaluate their views on immigration and other issues that would grow the party.”

Graham, of course, has been holding down the far left flank of the increasingly leftward-lurching “Republican” party in Washington for years now … spearheading an ongoing ideological capitulation that has rendered the GOP utterly indistinguishable from the Democratic party.

Seriously … what’s the difference?

This week, S.C. governor Nikki Haley – who appointed Scott to the U.S. Senate in 2013 – will give the “Republican” response to Obama’s “State of the Union” address.  Unfortunately, despite her Tea Party origins Haley has proven herself to be an establishment “Republican” through-and-through.

Don’t believe us?  Just look at her spending record.  Or her evolution from small business heroine into the queen of crony capitalism.

Yet because Haley is a woman – and an Indian-American woman at that – the GOP is convinced it can dust off its tried-and-true talking points, put them in her mouth and have people believe them again.

It doesn’t work like that …

Talk – no matter who is doing the talking – is still cheap.

While we haven’t embraced all of his votes, Scott is undeniably one of the more pro-free market members of the U.S. Senate.  He’s also one of its few genuinely good people.  But we need to see more from him … much more.   Specifically, we need to see a gut-level understanding that increasingly aggressive leadership on his part is required if our citizens (especially our black citizens) are going to have a better go of it in the turbulent years to come.

America will rise or fall based on whether young political leaders like Scott and Haley choose to serve the establishment – or fight it.  Haley has made her choice … it’s time for Scott to make his.

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33 comments

tomstickler January 12, 2016 at 4:17 pm

File this in the same file as Agenda 21, please.

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shifty henry January 13, 2016 at 12:08 am

Trivia question: Why is the “File 13” called that?

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well-i-am into it January 12, 2016 at 4:22 pm

Well..here the deal….last time Tim Scott poked his head out from his shell, he appeared on stage in support of Goldfinch. He also talked about his ‘Opportunity Agenda”, but his appearance with Goldfinch the crook took all the attention and his agenda went unnoticed/unheard. I am not sure if he even knows what to do with the agenda, other than appear on stage with people and talk about it. Nothing gets done other than talk and create more ‘opportunities’ for Scott to show up on the stage with more Washington politicians and talk some more. We have become a nation of talkers. Just label something fancy…like the “opportunity Agenda” and talk forever. Its the same thing as poverty, just that Scott came up with the words ‘opportunity agenda’. And imagine Scott asks Huckabee “what does it mean to be poor in this country and how to get out from under government programs”. Imagine that. Dont you know that yourself, Mr.Scott?? You want Mike Huckabee, Jeb Bush and Christie to answer that question for you?? How about please stand up and get things done rather than just talk. People love you and gave you the power…trust the people who stand behind you and fight for them !!

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The devil you know.... January 12, 2016 at 5:42 pm

Tim Scott is the epitome of an empty suit. He takes his marching orders from Jim DeMint and has never in his life had an original thought. All he does is tell that tired, overused, worn out story of his upbringing, parts of which have been debunked by members of his own party. When Haley realizes that her dream of becoming VP is just that, a dream, she will switch her focus to becoming the junior US Senator from SC.

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TroubleBaby January 12, 2016 at 4:34 pm

Tim Scott hasn’t had a chance yet to explain how Obama’s new neighborhoods would work:

http://www.hulu.com/watch/4189

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erneba January 12, 2016 at 5:09 pm

This AFFH regulation is a monstrosity. It has been described as “In Spreading the Wealth: How Obama Is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay for the Cities..”
Washington bureaucrats controlling cities and suburbs under the ruse of social justice.
When Republicans want to control your life and money, it government interference;

when the left does the same thing, it is “social justice.”
Tim Scott needs to get off his ass and fight this.

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jimlewisowb January 12, 2016 at 5:15 pm

Looks like Timmy has been hitting the trough, a lot

If he keeps it up, the only flight he will be able to book to get out of Washington will be with FedEx Freight

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Squishy123 January 12, 2016 at 5:36 pm

One thing comes to mind when I see a picture of him…
“Anyway, like I was sayin’, shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can
barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey’s uh,
shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried,
stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp,
pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and
potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that’s about it”

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Forest Gump January 13, 2016 at 8:33 am

Anyone else find it criminal that he didn’t mention shrimp and grits?

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Bible Thumper January 12, 2016 at 5:59 pm

Every time Fits talks against the ESTABLISHMENT, I think about Black Lives Matter. They are ANTI – ESTABLISHMENT too.

They burnt down ESTABLISHMENTS in Ferguson Mo and Baltimore.

The idea that there is an ESTABLISHMENT, that is responsible for societies problems is the mother of all conspiracy theories. That’s why the Bundy Bros took over the US Forest bldg. in Oregon.

From the far left to the far right, every one wants to destroy the ESTABLISHMENT. If they succeed, they could never agree on what to replace it with. They didn’t realize all that the ESTABLISHMENT did for them.

Even some of the the most corrupt ESTABLISHMENTS in the world were better than what they have now. Libya and Somalia.come to mind.

There are a lot of problems with the ESTABLISHMENT, but I have so little confidence in those who are against it, I find myself wanting to defend it. Even though I don’t like it all that much, I guess you might say,I like the ESTABLISHMENT only because of the enemies it makes.

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Kel January 12, 2016 at 6:10 pm

Who cares what you think?

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Bible Thumper January 12, 2016 at 6:11 pm

Thoughtful…

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jackhandey January 13, 2016 at 5:31 am

thats deep man

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flip January 12, 2016 at 6:12 pm

Iran just grabbed 10 AMERICAN sailors and the ESTABLISHMENT doesn’t give a shit.
Why Trump will win.

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Flip January 13, 2016 at 9:03 am

They would have never been taken if we didn’t have an Muslim appeasing,American hating, weak ESTABLISHMENT pResident.Oh…Haley ended her vp aspirations last night.

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Yep January 12, 2016 at 6:27 pm

I agree with your sentiments. Burning the house down doesn’t usually have a good outcome.
Of course, I’m one of those people who doesn’t want someone who has no experience within government or governing as President.

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TroubleBaby January 12, 2016 at 6:31 pm

” Burning the house down doesn’t usually have a good outcome.”

It just depends on the state of the house.

Burning down a crack house in the inner city usually yields better results than letting it stand.

It’s all a matter of perspective…

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TroubleBaby January 12, 2016 at 6:39 pm

It’s been a looooong time since there was an “establishment”(I’m not sure how you’re exactly defining it) in Somalia has been “better” than the situation now. Colonial rule, briefly republic(maybe during this period?), then dictatorship, then civil war…it’s not that things in Somalia are great right now, but when compared to the last almost 100 years it’s not that bad on average currently.

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James January 12, 2016 at 6:12 pm

Tim Scott is a preacher in a politicians suit. He is all talk. He, like the rest of our delegation, will talk and talk but will never act against their personal, financial or political interest in favor of SC.
Screw them all.

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flip January 12, 2016 at 6:13 pm

Mark Sanford is the only politician with a clue in SC.

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Torch January 12, 2016 at 7:51 pm

About what?

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flip January 12, 2016 at 8:00 pm

Anybody that can debate a cardboard cut out of Nancy Pelosi in public and win an election, is unbeatable.

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Lone Ranger January 13, 2016 at 12:06 pm

O Lawd please cut us a slice of Mark-Sure-I-Left-My-Wife-And-Four-Sons-Sanford and all of us will be
Ready to REALLY take this POC to the Appalachian Trail and introduce him to a rope and a very tall tree !!!

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Nikki is next! January 12, 2016 at 7:05 pm

Guess The Donald will be going after Nikki after her speech tonight.

NBC reporter, Katy Tur on twitter
“It can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices” — Nikki Haley takes aim at Trump in SOTU rebuttal.

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flip January 12, 2016 at 7:11 pm

I hope so.Nikki is a liberal fraud that wants open borders and Amnesty.

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Henry January 12, 2016 at 7:18 pm

It makes sense she would go after Trump. She has turned 100% establishment in order to move to DC and so this seems logical.

The establishment has but one goal, and that is to defeat Trump, so Nikki’s job is clear.

Whore yourself out to the establishment to get move up!

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flip January 12, 2016 at 7:36 pm

Right on.They establishment will try and hide behind her ‘skirt’ tonight as she can’t possibly be viewed by RINO’s/Democrats as racist because she took the confederate flag down and she can’t hate illegals cause she is for Amnesty and letting Syrian refugees in.

She is a fraud and why Trump is so important in this political cycle.I hope Trump brings up her alleged affair with Folks.I know he has that information.

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flip January 12, 2016 at 10:49 pm

She is pathetic.A liar and PRO Amnesty/illegal immigration. A disgrace.She mentioned the 2nd and 10th Amendments-yet failed to mention the 9th Amendment (right to privacy) that gives Planned Parenthood the right to destroy the unborn and sell the baby parts.

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Philip Branton January 13, 2016 at 10:28 am

Has Tim Scott did anything to ensure anyone at Fitsnews that they will be getting MORE of their paycheck or not..?

….and NOW is the time for him to step up..?

That landfill is FULL……

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Lone Ranger January 13, 2016 at 11:53 am

The ah dirty little secret Tim Scott does NOT want you to know is many white constituents have written him for help and gotten…NO RESPONSE at all

That’s right—unless you’re black—or white and sending Timbo lotsa money—he waxes the black racist he is and when asked says—well I can’t recall

This steaming POC who’s Diamond Jim Clyburn in a RINO suit was inflicted on SC conservatives by flag-ripping, con-stabbing Nikki Haley herself

And just like little Miss-Sure-I’d-Sell-My-Grandma’s-Jugular-For-A-VP-Slot
prides himself on NOT letting cons get a vote because he IS a Lilliputian elf

But payday is coming and that Tea Train is humming and in November Hot-Pants-Haley will join this worthless Diamond Jim-Wannabe singing the blues

And the only glow from either one of these scumbags will be that high-gloss shine they have to produce when they’re BOTH on the curb again shining shoes !!!

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TyroneFreeToEatCollards January 13, 2016 at 12:26 pm

Uncle Tom does what his white massas tell him to do….

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ELCID January 13, 2016 at 12:48 pm

SCOTT is just a PLACE HOLDER for Tricky Nicky Haley. He will run for Gov. and be defeated as Haley runs to take his place in the Senate. It is all a Koch Brothers plan to keep their puppets on their wires. It was orchestrated by the crooked politician and Sell out: Jim DeMint. Who now has the ordasity to work directly for the Koch Brothers Front Groups for cash. Just a political whore, screwing South Carolina and the rest of the country.

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