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  • Cruz: Rubio had all the advantages ... and still lost

    02/21/2016 6:37:30 PM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 111 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/21/2016 | ELIZA COLLINS
    Ted Cruz may have placed behind Marco Rubio in South Carolina but he's spinning the primary as a bigger loss for the Florida senator. Rubio was "endorsed by a very popular governor of the state, very popular senator, very popular congressman, all the establishment circled their wagons around Marco and yet he still only came in second after his campaign promised everyone they were going to win the state," Cruz said on CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday. Cruz was referring to endorsements that Rubio received from Gov. Nikki Haley, Sen. Tim Scott and Rep. Trey Gowdy. Cruz added: "You...
  • Cruz team on Haley endorsement: ‘Rubio has to win here’

    02/17/2016 8:09:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The Politico ^ | February 17, 2016 | Shane Goldmacher
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Ted Cruz's campaign is trying to make the most of Gov. Nikki Haley's endorsement of Marco Rubio days ahead of the South Carolina primary: driving sky-high his political expectations here. "If he doesn't finish first, this is a massive loss," Jason Miller, a senior Cruz adviser, said hours after news reports began circulating that Haley would endorse Rubio at a rally Wednesday evening. "Rubio has to win here." Earlier this week, Jeb Bush had called Haley's endorsement "the most powerful, meaningful one in the state." Haley's backing of Rubio comes on top of the support of Sen....
  • Sen. Tim Scott Backs Rubio, Says 'One Shot' to Beat Hillary is Marco

    02/02/2016 8:19:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/02/2016 | Bridget Johnson
    With the South Carolina primary just 18 days away, Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) has thrown his support behind colleague Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) for the GOP presidential nomination. The buzz that Scott would endorse Rubio began before the last ballots were counted in Monday's Iowa caucuses. Scott announced his support in a campaign video filmed in front of his childhood home. "It's a long way from where I grew up to the U.S. Senate. I believe the best days of our country are ahead of her -- that 2016 may be the most important election," Scott said. "I am putting...
  • Whoa! Gowdy sides with Rubio after getting money from Bush Super PAC (Tim Scott next for Rubio?)

    12/27/2015 5:35:11 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    News Ninja ^ | 12/27/15 | Wayne Dupress
    Everyone that reads this story has to realize the establishment is not going away just because we will it so. They are fighting for their own existence and candidate. GOP candidate Marco Rubio is the establishment candidate right now and everyone needs to settle down and watch how this plays out. Then I was given this information and was shocked to see that Gowdy earlier in the year, along with Senator Tim Scott had been given money from Jeb Bush super PAC. From Florida Politics (Jan 2015): The committee launched by the former Florida governor and prospective 2016 Republican presidential...
  • Sen. Tim Scott suggests we might repair the IRS by getting the unions out of there

    11/09/2015 8:04:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/09/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    It’s time for a new approach to dealing with the scandal plagued offices of the Internal Revenue Service. It’s become obvious by this point that you can’t fire anyone. And until there’s a change in personnel at the highest levels in the Justice Department you can’t prosecute anyone either. Despite plenty of lip service by everyone from Barack Obama to Hillary Clinton, it would seem that it’s just going to be business as usual at the tax collector’s office and they can essentially thumb their noses at us.But perhaps there are some alterations which could be made from the...
  • Video: Donald Trump Town Hall in South Carolina w/ Tim Scott

    09/23/2015 4:38:33 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 38 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 9-23-15 | Donald Trump
    Donald Trump held a town hall meeting hosted by Senator Tim Scott in Columbia, South Carolina.
  • Thousands gather for We Stand with God rally at SC State House (Ted Cruz, Rick Perry, Tim Scott)

    08/29/2015 11:44:18 AM PDT · by Isara · 24 replies
    The State ^ | August 29, 2015 | Sarah Ellis
    Streets filled with parked cars, rally attendeesTed Cruz, Rick Perry, Tim Scott address crowd COLUMBIA, SC - Thousands of people are on hand at South Carolinas State House for the We Stand with God, Pro-Family Rally. Former Texas governor Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott have addressed the crowd. Ted Cruz also spoke at Saturdays event, which began at 11 a.m. Cruz said he would push for a constitutional amendment to protect states same-sex marriage bans. He also railed against the Planned Parenthood videos that allegedly show staffers talking about selling fetal tissue. He said on his first day...
  • Baltimores Choice and Americas

    08/12/2015 11:48:15 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 12, 2015 | Judy Russell
    In January 2015, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) has introduced the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education (CHOICE) Act, designed to make vouchers more widely available to the poor so they can go to private or charter schools. This pilot program would cost $10 million, and weve already paid for it, said the Republican senator, For those states that already have options, we are not dictating or mandating anything on any state, we are saying, here is another weapon in your arsenal to help those kids who are especially vulnerable to not seeing their full potential realized....
  • Gowdy, Huckabee in South Carolina: Trump Is Right on Illegal Immigration Crime,

    07/07/2015 9:31:23 PM PDT · by upchuck · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 6, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    Gowdy was in South Carolina at an event hosted by Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and GOP presidential candidate Gov. Mike Huckabee. I wouldnt just limit it to what one presidential candidate said, Gowdy explained. He went on to say: I dont know if you saw what happened to San Francisco over the weekend, but someone who has been evicted from the country multiple times came back in and killed a totally innocent person who was simply walking so anyone who thinks that the border is not porous, anyone who thinks the internal security is adequate, anyone frankly who wants to...
  • This Is How Little It Cost Goldman To Bribe America's Senators To Fast Track Obama's TPP Bill

    05/31/2015 6:16:54 AM PDT · by cutty · 56 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/30/2015 | Tyler Durden
    It took just a few days after the stunning defeat of Obama's attempt to fast-track the Trans Pacific Partnership bill in the Senate at the hands of his own Democratic party, before everything returned back to normal and the TPP fast-track was promptly passed. Why? The simple answer: money. Or rather, even more money. Because while the actual contents of the TPP may be highly confidential, and their public dissemination may lead to prison time for the "perpetrator" of such illegal transparency .... fast-tracking the TPP, meaning its passage through Congress without having its contents available for debate or amendments,...
  • Cruz, Perry, Santorum to speak at weekend SC GOP events

    05/02/2015 9:26:05 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    Fox Carolina ^ | May 01, 2015 3:46 AM PDT | Dal Kalsi
    Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz will attend events in South Carolina Friday and Saturday along with state GOP leaders and former presidential candidates Rick Perry and Rick Santorum.All three men are expected to speak at the SC Republican Party's 48th Annual Silver Elephant Dinner in Columbia Friday night,Governor Nikki Haley and U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are also expected to speak at the event.The dinner, which is advertised as the largest and most prestigious Republican gathering in South Carolina will be held in honor of the late Gov. Jim Edwards, who served as the 110th governor of South...
  • Rand Splits With Rubio, Cruz To Vote For Deficit-Exploding Healthcare Bill

    04/15/2015 9:12:48 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 42 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | RACHEL STOLTZFOOS
    Republican Sen. Rand Paul split with senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio to vote for a healthcare bill Tuesday night that will add about half a trillion dollars to the national debt over the next several decades.Paul sided with the overwhelming majority of senators and representatives who voted for the bill, in a decision almost certain to come up in the primary race, where he is currently joined by Cruz and Rubio.The “doc-fix” bill solves a recurring problem in the way Medicare payments are made to doctors, extends a children’s health insurance program, and requires higher-income seniors to pay higher...
  • Sen. Cruz Joins Amicus Brief Supporting the Right of States to Define Marriage

    04/13/2015 3:03:40 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 59 replies
    www.cruz.senate.gov ^ | April 9, 2015 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    In our federal system, states should be able to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Friday joined an amicus brief on behalf of 57 members of Congress in support of the right of states to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The brief was filed in four cases that the Supreme Court will jointly hear on April 28, 2015, in which same-sex couples challenge the marriage laws of Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan, and Kentucky, all of which were upheld by the U.S....
  • Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke: Shame on Durbin for Race-Baiting Lynch Comments

    03/23/2015 3:48:54 PM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 3-23-15 | Andrew Johnson
    Milwaukee County sheriff David Clarke says that Senator Dick Durbin should explain his own previous opposition to the nominations of black women before accusing Senate Republicans of racial motivations for not confirming attorney-general nominee Loretta Lynch. Last week, after Republicans said they would only hold a confirmation vote for Lynch if Democrats approve language barring taxpayer funding for abortions in a human-trafficking bill, Durbin took to the Senate floor and invoked Rosa Parks, accusing Republicans of making Lynch sit in the back of the bus. But as Clarke points out, Durbin voted against the nominations of black women on more...
  • The Race-Baiting Hypocrisy Of Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin

    03/23/2015 2:51:21 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 23, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    olitics: Sen. Dick Durbin, who says Republicans have shoved attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch to the "back of the bus," once filibustered and opposed the GOP nominations of black and Latino appeals court judges. Last week, Durbin accused Republicans of forcing Lynch, President Obama's African-American nominee to replace Eric Holder, to "sit in the back of the bus" until a vote on a controversial sex trafficking bill could be held. That thinly veiled reference to the moment in 1955 when Rosa Parks refused to move from her seat in a Montgomery, Ala., bus was meant to paint Senate Republicans as...
  • Club for Growth gives Ted Cruz, Mike Lee perfect marks

    02/24/2014 9:19:56 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 27 replies
    Washington Time ^ | Monday, February 24, 2014 | David Sherfinski
    The conservative Club For Growth released its annual scorecard for 2013 on Monday, bestowing two Republican U.S. senators — Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah — and four GOP congressmen with 100 percent ratings for their voting records “based on issues relating to limited government and economic growth.”The four congressmen with perfect ratings for 2013 are Republican Reps. Matt Salmon, Trent Franks and David Schweikert of Arizona and Tom McClintock of California. Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan got a 99 percent rating in 2013 “but because of rounding has a 100 percent LifeScore,” the group said.“2013 saw...
  • GOP senators send warning on Iran deal

    03/09/2015 5:46:46 AM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/9/2015 | David McCabe
    Forty-seven Senate Republicans are signaling in an open letter to Iran and the White House that a deal over Tehrans nuclear program will be at risk once President Obama leaves office. It has come to our attention while observing your nuclear negotiations with our government that you may not fully understand our constitutional system, the senators wrote in the letter, which was first reported by Bloomberg. Thus, we are writing to bring to your attention two features of our Constitution the power to make binding international agreements and the different character of federal offices which you should seriously...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 8 March 2015

    03/08/2015 5:20:29 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 90 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 8 March 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows March 8th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga. ; former Gov. Mike Huckabee, R-Ark.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.; Lewis.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Tim Scott, R-S.C.; Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.; Benjamin Crump, lawyer for the family of Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson.THIS WEEK (ABC): Mayor James Knowles of Ferguson, Missouri;...
  • VIDEO: Liberal Thinks Hes Cornered Sen. Tim Scott Gets Smacked Down With 1 Answer

    03/03/2015 3:34:39 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    Tim Scott drives liberals crazy. The black senator from South Carolina doesnt fit the lefts narrative about what a conservative should look like, and the mainstream media often try to criticize or trip up the lawmaker. Thats exactly what happened on MSNBC, where host Thomas Roberts tried to imply that Scott doesnt care about the poor. You say youre concerned about kids that are growing up in the wrong zip code and, like yourself, had a tough start on the way out, said Roberts. But if we look at agencies that are following some of your voting records, they have...
  • D. C. School Choice=Fewer Dropouts

    01/28/2015 5:51:29 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 27, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    Waiting lists are one sign of the desirability of school choice. Graduation rates are another, and they seem to rise in tandem. In Washington, D.C., the waiting list for students in the DC area for charter schools was 20,000 students, first-term U.S. Senator Tim Scott, R-South Carolina, pointed out in some brief remarks to kick off National School Choice Week at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). He compared D.C. public schools to charter schools in the nations capital: About 56% of students graduate [from DCPS]. When you go to an Opportunity Scholarship Program [OSP, also known as a charter school]...
  • How Big Is the Ted Cruz Caucus? (very interesting analysis)

    12/14/2014 5:28:21 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 54 replies
    blogs.rollcall.com ^ | 12/14/14 | Steven Dennis
    Its a question that will prove crucial next year when Mitch McConnell takes the reins of a new Senate: Just how big is the Ted Cruz caucus? Three votes on the cromnibus late Saturday night suggest it could be as large as 22 senators a dangerously high number for McConnell or as few as a handful. Lets break down the three votes on filibustering the $1.1 trillion package, on Cruzs point of order aimed at targeting the presidents immigration action, and final passage. The high-water mark for the Texas Republican came on his point of order vote,...
  • GOP's Tim Scott: Committed to returning government to the people

    12/13/2014 8:13:16 AM PST · by PROCON · 13 replies
    investors.com ^ | Dec. 13, 2014 | Andrew Malcolm
    Sen. Tim Scott gives the Republican Party's Weekly Remarks Hi, Im Senator Tim Scott from the great state of South Carolina. Im deeply honored to have been elected by the hardworking people of South Carolina to represent them in the United States Senate. The mid-term elections put the Presidents policies on the ballot, and the American people overwhelmingly rejected them by electing Republicans into office all around the country. (Scroll down for video of these remarks.) The new Republican majority in the Senate, alongside the House of Representatives, will present solutions that work for American families, and I truly hope...
  • Ted Cruz's Brain Trust: The Advisers Who Want To Make Him President

    11/20/2014 4:16:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    There's no official Sen. Ted Cruz presidential team yet. But the Texas Republican is already surrounding himself with key strategists and advisers that could make his transparent White House ambitions a reality. The tea party firebrand relies on a small circle of advisers to inform his views and amplify his ultraconservative message. The inner circle breaks down into two groups: his chief advisers in the Senate office, and the chiefs of his nationally-focused political operation, which he beefed up in the summer of 2014 by hiring a crop of seasoned Republican campaign operatives. These are the key players that...
  • The Silence of the Colored People: NAACP says nothing about 3 conservative blacks in congress

    11/20/2014 7:43:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/20/2014 | Deroy Murdock
    Voters on Election Day chose Tim Scott as South Carolinas U.S. senator. They also sent Utahs Mia Love and Texass Will Hurd to the U.S. House of Representatives. Thus, the 114th Congress will include three black Republicans. This is a new high-water mark for black Americans. Too bad the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People couldnt care less. (Americas oldest civil-rights organization still plasters that retrograde expression all over its logo and website.) NAACP has yet to congratulate, acknowledge, or even attack Scott, Love, and Hurd now Americas three most powerful elected black Republicans. What you hear...
  • NAACP Ignores Mia Love, Tim Scott in Post-Election Report

    11/08/2014 5:37:31 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 18 replies
    There is no mention of Tim Scott or Mia Loves historic wins this election cycle in the statement. As you can see, its mostly about the Voting Rights Act.
  • Love/Scott/Hurd: Should they campaign with Cassidy in the Louisiana Runoff?

    11/07/2014 6:36:57 PM PST · by topher · 15 replies
    2014 Election Results - November 4th and December 6th Runoff | 7-Nov-2014 | vanity
    Clearly, the GOP is strongly supporting Bill Cassidy for the December 6th Runoff. One thing that would be a good thing for the future would be to put Mia Love, Tim Scott, or Will Hurd on the Campaign Trail with Bill Cassidy. Most of the dependable Democratic supporting the Democratic party are black. Why not put Mia Love, Tim Scott and Will Hurd in the news to show how the GOP has added three to its numbers. In my opinion, this would be: win-win for the GOP, Bill Cassidy, but also for Mia Love, Tim Scott, and Will Hurd.
  • Spokesman Slams NAACP for Unacceptable Conduct He Says Proves How Out of Date They Are

    11/06/2014 5:42:58 PM PST · by lbryce · 31 replies
    Three Percent Nation ^ | November 6, 2014 | Emmanuel
    A spokesman for the Republican National Committee turned to Twitter Thursday evening to slam the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for seemingly failing to congratulate Tim Scott and Mia Love on their historic midterm election wins Tuesday. Can we take a moment to understand how the @NAACP didnt congratulate the first black person ever elected to both the House and Senate? RNC deputy press secretary Raffi Williams tweeted, adding that the group is failing the black community by only supporting Dems. can we take a moment to understand how the @NAACP didnt congratulate the first black person...
  • GOP official goes off on NAACP for ignoring Mia Love and Tim Scott

    11/06/2014 6:07:30 PM PST · by PROCON · 34 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Nov. 6, 2014 | T. Becket Adams
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on Thursday addressed the Nov. 4 midterm elections in a statement that failed to make any mention of the historic wins of Congresswoman-elect Mia Love, R-Utah, and Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C. Love is not only the first Haitian-American elected to Congress, but she is also the first African-American woman running as a Republican to be elected to Congress. Meanwhile, Sen. Scotts victory on Tuesday makes him the first African-American senator to win an election in the South since the Reconstruction. Shortly after the NAACP released its Nov. 4 statement, which was...
  • (Tim) Scott On F Grade From NAACP: Its Because I Believe That Progress Has To Be Made

    11/06/2014 9:48:29 AM PST · by blam · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11-6-2014 | Bridget Johnson
    Bridget Johnson November 6, 2014 The first African-American senator to be elected from the South since reconstruction made dual history Tuesday as Tim Scott (R-S.C.) won the seat to which he was appointed after Jim DeMints retirement. Scott is also the first black senator to be elected in both the House and the Senate. South Carolina voters vote their values and their issues and not my complexion. This is a great sign for whats happening throughout the south. But certainly, a fantastic sign for the evolution that has occurred in South Carolina, Scott told MSNBC this morning. His win versus...
  • Tim Scott Schools Roberts: Key To Future is Freedom, Not Government

    11/06/2014 6:34:00 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina isn't already on 2016 GOP VP shortlists, perhaps he should be. His appearance on today's Morning Joe could hardly have been a more impressive audition. When Scott expressed his concern for kids growing up in poverty, Roberts equated such concern with supporting a laundry list of liberal agenda items, implictly faulting Scott for his opposition to them. Scott responded by taking Roberts to school in an entirely undefensive manner. He reminded Roberts that 40 years of Dem congressional rule and a bigger-than-ever government, actually led to a significant increase in black poverty. Individual...
  • Senator Tim Scott Makes History In South Carolina

    11/05/2014 12:37:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Outside the Beltway ^ | 11/5/2014 | DOUG MATACONIS
    Among the victories last night that wasn’t a surprise was one that is historically significant, in that Senator Tim Scott became the first African-American elected to the Senate from one of the states of the Confederacy since Reconstruction ended some 138 years ago: Washington (CNN) — South Carolina’s Tim Scott on Tuesday became the first African-American senator to win election in the South since Reconstruction.The Palmetto State Republican was appointed by Gov. Nikki Haley to the office after former Sen. Jim DeMint resigned in November 2012.In this year’s midterms, he outlasted Democratic challenger Joyce Dickerson.The election was only to...
  • Scott first black senator elected in South since Reconstruction

    11/04/2014 7:58:28 PM PST · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 04 November 2014
    South Carolina's Tim Scott on Tuesday became the first African-American senator to win election in the South since Reconstruction. The Palmetto State Republican was appointed by Gov. Nikki Haley to the office after former Sen. Jim DeMint resigned in November 2012. In this year's midterms, he outlasted Democratic challenger Joyce Dickerson. The election was only to fill the last two years of DeMint's term. Scott will have to run again in 2016 in order to earn a full six-year term. Scott's win also made him the first African-American in U.S. history to be elected to both the House and the...
  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 20, 2014 | Bob Cusack, Vivian Hughbanks and Tomas Navia
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)There are 65 prominent people who might run for president in 2016. The Democratic and Republican fields contrast sharply. Hillary Clinton is the clear front-runner, while there is no front-runner on the Republican side. Twenty-three Democrats have been mentioned as a candidate or are eyeing a bid, according to an analysis by The Hill. The GOP side has 42. Most of the people on this list wont run, and some have adamantly claimed that theyre not interested. But many politicians have changed their minds on seeking the White House. Before mounting his 2008 bid, then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said he...
  • South Carolina Senator Tim Scott Outperformed RINO Lindsey Graham by 90,000 Votes

    You might see punditry begin to obfuscate the Lindsey Graham win against the backdrop of the Eric Cantor loss. Their collective goal will be to diminish the visibility of conservative strength and grassroots power (because we all know Graham to be a top shelf Decepticon) and cast aspersions toward us by saying the establishment holds in South Carolina. So, how much support does Graham actually carry? Let me just point out something factual for you to consider. Both Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott were on the same South Carolina GOP primary Ballot.
  • Sen. Tim Scott wins GOP primary in South Carolina

    06/10/2014 6:53:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 10, 2014 9:24 PM EDT | Meg Kinnard
    U.S. Sen. Tim Scott easily won the Republican primary in South Carolina on Tuesday, setting up a general election that could make him the states first elected black senator. Early returns Tuesday showed Scott, 48, with about 90 percent of the vote over challenger Randall Young. Scott also is the heavy favorite to win in November in this heavily Republican state.
  • Bloomberg Writer Attacks Sen. Tim Scott as Affirmative Action Token

    05/09/2014 6:57:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/09/2014 | Tim Cavanaugh
    Senator Tim Scott is a product of Republican reverse racism and low expectations, according to a Bloomberg News editorial board member. In a racially charged screed entitled Do Republicans Lower the Bar for Blacks? Francis Wilkinson dismisses South Carolina Republican Scott, the first African-American to represent a southern state since the Republican senators of the Reconstruction era, as a thing most rare and precious who offers the GOP both an absolution for the past and a shield for the present and future. Wilkinson offers little evidence for his thesis, and at least one claim that Scott has achieved...
  • Cory Booker: My dinner with Ted Cruz

    03/20/2014 2:34:22 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/20/14 8:41 AM EDT | TAL KOPAN
    “First of all, he’s a Texas meat-eating cowboy, I’m a Jersey boy, vegetarian, so choosing the restaurant alone,” Booker joked Thursday when asked about the meeting on “Good Day New York” on the local Fox affiliate.Booker and the Texas Republican were spotted dining together at Capitol Hill restaurant Bistro Bis last week.(Also on POLITICO: Booker shuns spotlight)“We went to a place close to the Capitol and we sat, what was going to probably be an hour meeting, we sat for three hours,” Booker said. “He and I sat for three hours looking for common ground. We found some good areas...
  • Tim Scott Hits Back Against Bigoted NAACP Leader

    02/15/2014 7:46:26 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2/15/14 | Katie Pavlich
    Last night on Fox News' Hannity, Republican Senator Tim Scott responded to North Carolina NAACP Leader William Barber after he doubled down on comments he made calling Scott a "dummy." Fox News Contributor, radio host and tea party leader David Webb traveled to North Carolina over the weekend to confront Barber, who refused to apologize. In addition, supporters of Barber laughed out loud at the idea Barber's comments were inappropriate. National leaders at the NAACP have refused to comment, despite Scott being the first African-American Senator since Reconstruction.
  • Sen. Tim Scott Sees Bright 2014 for Conservatives

    01/25/2014 1:57:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2014 | Cortney O'Brien
    Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) gave an optimistic speech at the Republican National Committees Annual Winter Meeting Friday, simultaneously challenging the presidents record while touting conservatives ideal opportunity of taking hold of the government reins in 2014. Scott started by criticizing Obama and the Democrats for failing to tackle the nations economic disparity when they had full control of both houses: Where was their remedy for poverty then? They focused on health care instead." He then listed off some discouraging numbers since President Obama has taken office. For instance, he pointed out the fact that the government is now shelling...
  • Sarah Palin: NAACP Attack on Tim Scott Shows Left's 'Increased Intolerance'

    01/24/2014 10:11:13 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Jan 2014 | Tony Lee
    <p>Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin fiercely defended Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) after an NAACP leader called him a ventriloquist's dummy.</p> <p>"The NAACPs attacks on Senator Tim Scott illustrate the anger and increased intolerance of the political left. Having falsely staked the claim of 'embracing diversity,' we see another example of the lefts 'tolerant hug' excluding those who do not subscribe to their liberal agenda," Palin wrote on Wednesday. "Its not personal. Its not racist. Its not mean spirited. Its COMMON SENSE to NOT subscribe to their failed liberal policies that lead to dependence on an unstable and bankrupt government."</p>
  • Sen. Tim Scott: NAACP Leader Engaging in 'Philosophical Bigotry'

    01/24/2014 10:23:27 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Tony Lee
    Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) said Tuesday that he was a victim of "philosophical bigotry" after an NAACP leader referred to him as a ventriloquist's dummy. Appearing on Fox News'sThe Kelly File, Scott said that NAACP leader WilliamBarber was engaging in a form ofphilosophical bigotry because he knows that the group's "baseless rhetoric" about "the same old things that have not worked so far" is becoming ineffective.Scott also emphasized, Weve had a 50-year war led by the government on poverty, and it hasnt taken people out. He said that "we should be preaching the fact" that "free market capitalism produces greater...
  • Sorry About Calling You 'Uncle Tom'

    01/23/2014 5:36:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2014 | Larry Elder
    The Rev. William Barber, head of North Carolina's chapter of the left-wing NAACP, recently said this about black, tea-party-supported Republican U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, S.C.: "A ventriloquist can always find a good dummy." Sounds like Barber might have mentored an ex-high school classmate with whom I recently had the following exchange: Ex-Classmate: "Uncle Tom in its purest form, that's Larry Elder, you hate your own people, need your ass kicked. ... I remember you from Crenshaw High. Your politics are so predictable. Man, you're such a phony. White folks don't accept you like you assume. When I lived in...
  • NAACP Leader Shows True Colors

    01/22/2014 4:47:02 PM PST · by palin45potus · 18 replies
    Facebook ^ | 1-22-2014 | Sarah Palin
    NAACP Leader Shows True Colors The NAACPs attacks on Senator Tim Scott illustrate the anger and increased intolerance of the political left. Having falsely staked the claim of embracing diversity we see another example of the lefts tolerant hug excluding those who do not subscribe to their liberal agenda. Its not personal. Its not racist. Its not mean spirited. Its COMMON SENSE to NOT subscribe to their failed liberal policies that lead to dependence on an unstable and bankrupt government. But heres another example of how the supposedly tolerant left treats an African American conservative who doesnt subscribe to their...
  • NC NAACP head: Sen. Tim Scott a 'ventriloquist' dummy for right wing

    01/21/2014 4:52:01 PM PST · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    FoxNews ^ | January 21, 2014
    The head of North Carolina's chapter of the NAACP called Sen. Tim Scott a "ventriloquist dummy" for the extreme right wing in South Carolina, drawing a rebuke from the nation's only black Republican senator.
  • Carr calls on Senator Alexander to Co-Sponsor the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act

    11/08/2013 11:35:53 AM PST · by don-o · 8 replies
    Joe Carr for Senate ^ | November 8, 2013 | Joe Carr
    Nashville, TN Today, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham introduced the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The legislation currently has 33 cosponsors but Senator Alexander is not one of them. Conservative Senate candidate Joe Carr called on Senator Alexander to change his stance and add himself as a co-sponsor. Im strongly pro-life and believe its imperative the Senate pass this important piece of legislation. When Senator Graham announced his co-sponsors and Senator Alexanders name was missing, I was disappointed. I am hoping Senator Alexander will change his stance and add himself as a co-sponsor. This legislation is too...
  • Canadian-born Orthodox Jew Nick Muzin helps boost black GOP Sen. Tim Scott to prominence

    09/24/2013 4:07:31 AM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 5 replies
    JTA ^ | 2/12/2013 | Ron Kampeas
    WASHINGTON (JTA) On a Saturday night following Shabbat, Nick Muzin arrayed on his dining room table what would turn out to be the winning strategy to elect the first black Republican to Congress from South Carolina in more than a century. The next night at the same table in his Charleston, S.C., home, Muzin hosted his weekly Talmud class. Associates say the duality typifies Muzin, the 37-year-old Orthodox Jewish dynamo now leading the effort by House Republicans to expand the partys appeal following Mitt Romneys loss to President Obama last November. The ascension of Tim Scott from the South...
  • Should Tim Scott really have been at the march? Much of his agenda is at odds w/modern civil rights

    08/30/2013 3:56:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Salon ^ | August 29, 2013 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    Sure, zero Republicans may have turned out for Wednesdays march commemorating Martin Luther King Jr., but the march organizers were the Real Racists for failing to invite South Carolina Republican Sen. Tim Scott, the only African-American in the Senate, conservative talking heads tried to claim today. Well, as it turns out, Scott was in fact invited to attend, but declined. Thank you for extending to Senator Tim Scott the invitation, a aide responded to the invitation, according to emails obtained by Roll Calls Emma Dumain. Unfortunately, the Senator will be in South Carolina during this time, so he will be...
  • Black Pro-Life Senator Not Invited to Speak at March on Washington

    08/29/2013 4:55:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Senator Tim Scott is not on only the only black Republican member of Congress, hes the only black member of the U.S. Senate of either party. However, organizers of the March on Washington to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jrs. famous I Have a Dream speech declined to invite the unabashedly pro-life lawmakers to participate. From Red Alert politics: Noticeably absent from the speaker line-up at the Let Freedom Ring event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington today: the nations only black Senator, Tim Scott. Scott, a Republican Representative appointed by S.C. Governor Nikki...
  • Sen. Tim Scott wasnt invited to event commemorating MLK march on Washington

    08/28/2013 4:49:14 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 17 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Aug 28 2013 | By JOEL GEHRKE
    Sen. Tim Scott, R.-S.C., the only African American serving in the United States Senate, wasn't invited to the event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's march on Washington, though a host of Democratic luminaries spoke on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Senator Scott was not invited to speak at the event, Greg Blair, a spokesman for the South Carolina lawmaker, said in a statement to the Washington Examiner.
  • Sen. Tim Scott denounces Harry Reids remarks on race

    08/10/2013 6:05:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 08/10/2013 | SUSAN FERRECHIO
    Sen. Tim Scott, the U.S. Senates only black lawmaker, said Friday he is disappointed in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reids offensive comments about race made during a call-in radio show in Nevada. Reid, a Democrat, said Friday he seriously hopes that Republicans are not blocking President Obamas initiatives because he is black. Reid was was responding to a caller who asked him if he believes Republicans are working to make President Obama a failure, which some Republicans had signaled they would do when he was first elected. The Nevada Democrat pointed to comments made in 2010 by Senate Minority Leader...