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  • The 65 people who might run for president in 2016

    08/21/2014 8:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 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 won’t run, and some have adamantly claimed that they’re 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 state’s 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 Committee’s Annual Winter Meeting Friday, simultaneously challenging the president’s 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 nation’s 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 NAACP’s 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 left’s 'tolerant hug' excluding those who do not subscribe to their liberal agenda," Palin wrote on Wednesday. "It’s not personal. It’s not racist. It’s not mean spirited. It’s 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's The Kelly File, Scott said that NAACP leader William Barber was engaging in a form of “philosophical 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, “We’ve had a 50-year war led by the government on poverty, and it hasn’t 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 NAACP’s 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 left’s “tolerant hug” excluding those who do not subscribe to their liberal agenda. It’s not personal. It’s not racist. It’s not mean spirited. It’s COMMON SENSE to NOT subscribe to their failed liberal policies that lead to dependence on an unstable and bankrupt government. But here’s another example of how the supposedly tolerant left treats an African American conservative who doesn’t 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. “I’m strongly pro-life and believe it’s imperative the Senate pass this important piece of legislation. When Senator Graham announced his co-sponsors and Senator Alexander’s 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 party’s appeal following Mitt Romney’s 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 Wednesday’s 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 Call’s 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 · 13 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    Senator Tim Scott is not on only the only black Republican member of Congress, he’s 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 Jr’s. 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 nation’s only black Senator, Tim Scott. Scott, a Republican Representative appointed by S.C. Governor Nikki...
  • Sen. Tim Scott wasn’t 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 Reid’s 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. Senate’s only black lawmaker, said Friday he is “disappointed” in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s “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 Obama’s 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...
  • A Congressman's Racial Slur

    06/02/2013 6:20:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2013 | Steve Chapman
    Today we start with a quiz. Two politicians, one black and one white, have a disagreement on an issue. One airs an opinion, and the other responds with a racial insult. What will happen next? A) The politician who used the racial insult will be roundly and widely denounced and forced to resign from office. B) Nothing. The answer is: It depends. It's impossible to determine the correct answer without knowing whether the epithet came from the white politician or the black politician. In a society that treats racism, correctly, as a grave offense, it shouldn't really matter. But apparently...
  • Santorum vs. Sanford

    03/26/2013 2:36:44 PM PDT · by God'sgrrl · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 26, 2013 | Jennifer Rubin
    Former South Carolina governor Mark Sanford is facing a runoff against Curtis Bostic for the GOP nomination for the state’s 1st Congressional District seat, which was vacated when Tim Scott was appointed to the Senate. One would think that Sanford’s infamous abandonment of his post to indulge in a fling with his Argentinian mistress would disqualify him from serious consideration by those who treasure “family values” or who think using public money for a dalliance isn’t the sign of a true fiscal conservative.more...
  • ABC, Which Spiked Tim Scott’s Senate Appointment, Highlights New Senator Mo Cowan

    01/31/2013 1:20:42 PM PST · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    Last month, when the Republican Governor of South Carolina named GOP U.S. Representative Tim Scott to the U.S. Senate, the “first African American U.S. Senator from the South since Blanche Bruce of Mississippi in 1881” according to The State newspaper, thus becoming the only black -- Democrat or Republican -- in the Senate, ABC’s World News didn’t mention it. Fast-forward to Wednesday night, and ABC anchor Diane Sawyer suddenly found it newsworthy that the Democratic Governor of Massachusetts appointed an African-American to replace new Secretary of State John Kerry, trumpeting: “Look closely at this picture. That is William ‘Mo’ Cowan...
  • Online Poll: US Congress SC-01 (Tim Scott's Seat) Who do you support? Mark Sanford or someone else?

    01/30/2013 10:31:08 AM PST · by daniel885 · 11 replies
    RLCSC ^ | 1/27/2013 | RLCSC
    Are you a Mark Sanford supporter? Would you like to see him in Congress or would you like someone else? My favorites... Mark Sanford & John Kuhn -- Both fiscal hawks. Kuhn has a record of fighting against GOP against big-spending in the state Senate. Larry Grooms -- State Senator with a good voting record. A good "well-rounded" candidate. Curtis Bostic -- Social conservative but strong fiscal conservative reputation too Ray Nash -- A former Sheriff who is very conservative. Chip Limehouse -- A state representative with a lot of establishment ties and big money backing. Not such a hot...
  • In Tim Scott’s Wake (Who will replace him in the House?)

    01/14/2013 8:01:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/14/2013 | John Fund
    Myrtle Beach, S.C. — Tim Scott, the newest member of the U.S. Senate, got a hero’s welcome from the groups meeting here for the South Carolina Tea Party Convention this weekend. Scott, who replaced Jim DeMint as South Carolina’s junior senator this month, has had a meteoric rise in politics. Five years ago he was a member of Charleston’s city council. Since then he has won a seat in the state legislature, and in 2010, he became the first African-American Republican elected to the House from a Deep South state in decades. Scott knows the cadences of Sunday preaching well....
  • The Week In Stupid

    01/06/2013 3:06:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2013 | Derek Hunter
    Sometimes there is so much stupid going on in the world that you have to just stop and take stock of it all. Al Gore sells Current TV to Al Jazeera. The Americans who owned the anti-American network Current TV soon will be replaced as owners by foreigners who operate the anti-American network Al Jazeera. I doubt any of the 40,000 regular Current TV viewers would have noticed had the news not gone public. Of course, most of them spend their time writing diaries at the DailyKos, when not being yelled at by their moms to clean their rooms. But...
  • NAACP Shamefully Plays Race Card With Tea Party Conservative Senator Tim Scott

    01/04/2013 4:26:18 PM PST · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    Racism: The once-proud NAACP has dissed a new African-American Republican senator as a token who knows nothing about civil rights because, well, he's a Republican — unlike, say, Democrats who opposed the Civil Rights Act. NAACP President Ben Jealous made the claim Wednesday concerning Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C. — the first black senator from the South since Reconstruction and the first black GOP senator since 1979, when Edward W. Brooke of Massachusetts retired. Indeed, Scott is only the seventh African-American ever to serve in the chamber. Jealous based his claim on Scott receiving an "F" on an NAACP scorecard of...
  • Tea Party detractors are left crying foul once again

    12/18/2012 9:16:43 AM PST · by Trueblackman · 5 replies
    BigGoverment ^ | 18 December 2012 | Trueblackman
    This week South Carolina’s Governor Nikki Haley finally announced she had selected U.S. Rep. Tim Scott to fill the U.S. Senate of the departing Jim DeMint. While the selection of Tim Scott would be consider historic by any standard of diversity, the left is already crying foul and has sought to downplay the appointment because of his connections to the Tea Party Movement. The Republican establishment largely ignored the appointment.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 12-17-12 (DUmmies can't STAND having a black man in the Senate!)

    12/17/2012 8:53:34 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 26 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | December 17, 2012 | DUmmies and Charles Henrickson
    Tim Scott, Nikki Haley, Jim DeMint: Republican diversity, Democrat nightmare First of all, let me say right off the bat: I do not want to do a whole DUFU on the DUmmies' demand for gun control. Not that there's any lack of material. All of DUmmieland, 90+% of the threads right now--this is ALL they're talking about. Here are some typical, actual thread titles: "F*** the 2nd Amendment!!!" "F*** THE NRA!" "Nobody needs to own a gun. NOBODY." "To the 2nd amendment extremists - you have the blood of children on your hands." "If there are bigger pussies in the...
  • Tim Scott and Daniel Inouye Show a Better America

    12/20/2012 4:20:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 20, 2012 | Michael Barone
    On Monday, the U.S. Senate got its newest member and lost its most senior member. The newest senator is South Carolina Rep. Tim Scott, whom Gov. Nikki Haley said she would appoint to fill the vacancy caused by the pending resignation of Jim DeMint. The most senior senator was Hawaii's Daniel Inouye, who died at 88 just a few hours after Haley's announcement. Much has been made of the fact that Scott will be the only black senator and the first black Republican senator since Edward Brooke of Massachusetts, who was elected in 1966 and 1978. Haley noted that fact...
  • New York Times op-ed: Tim Scott’s just a token for the GOP

    12/19/2012 7:37:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/19/2012 | AllahPundit
    Jim Treacher's right. Publishing this bilge is really just the Time's way of calling him a cornball brother.Of the offense of Disagreeing With The Left While Black, Tim Scott stands guilty as charged: But this “first black” rhetoric tends to interpret African-American political successes — including that of President Obama — as part of a morality play that dramatizes “how far we have come.” It obscures the fact that modern black Republicans have been more tokens than signs of progress ...Even if the Republicans managed to distance themselves from the thinly veiled racism of the Tea Party adherents who have...
  • Great Scott! Racist GOP Picks An African-American Senator

    12/18/2012 4:28:01 PM PST · by raptor22 · 23 replies
    <p>Congress: The first black Republican senator in three decades will be a spokesman for Tea Party conservatism and a proud member of the party that was founded to fight slavery and made the civil rights revolution possible.</p> <p>Though he'll inevitably be dismissed as a "token" or worse, Rep. Tim Scott, the next Republican senator from the former slave state of South Carolina, and the first black GOP senator since Edward Brooke of Massachusetts, shatters once again the stereotype of the GOP as a party of racists and sexists.</p>
  • Jim DeMint Issues Statement On Tim Scott Appointment to Senate

    12/18/2012 5:20:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    FitsNews ^ | 12/18/2012
    Columbia, S.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-South Carolina), who is leaving the Senate in early January to lead the Heritage Foundation, made the following statement regarding the announcement by Governor Nikki Haley (R-South Carolina) that Rep. Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) would serve as his replacement. ___________________________ “Governor Haley has made a great choice for South Carolina and the nation,” said Senator DeMint. “Tim Scott is a principled leader and will make an outstanding senator for the people of the South Carolina and an important voice for conservatives across the nation. I’ve known Tim for years and am confident...
  • Haley Names Tim Scott to Replace DeMint in S.C.

    12/17/2012 6:53:25 PM PST · by Amish · 12 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 17 Dec 2012 | Erin McPike
    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley made history Monday when she announced that first-term Congressman Tim Scott is her choice to replace conservative firebrand Jim DeMint in the Senate. He will be just the second African-American senator from the South since Reconstruction, the only current black senator and the only black Republican in all of Congress. Scott, 47, has enjoyed a meteoric rise in national politics, but he has big shoes to fill in succeeding DeMint. Elected to Congress in 2010 and re-elected to a second term last month, he was chosen to serve on the powerful House Appropriations Committee. A...
  • ABC and CBS Skip News of Tim Scott’s Historic Senate Appointment

    12/17/2012 6:24:04 PM PST · by chessplayer · 20 replies
    South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley on Monday announced she will appoint Republican U.S. Representative Tim Scott to the U.S. Senate to replace the departing Senator Jim DeMint, but though he will become the “first African American U.S. Senator from the South since Blanche Bruce of Mississippi in 1881” and the only black -- Democrat or Republican -- in the current Senate, neither ABC nor CBS mentioned the news Monday night. Yes, the newscasts were dominated by the aftermath of the Newtown, Connecticut tragedy, yet the NBC Nightly News managed to squeeze in 24 seconds to note Scott’s historic appointment.
  • South Carolina governor expected to name Rep. Scott as DeMint's successor

    12/17/2012 7:34:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 17, 2012
    <p>Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is expected to name Rep. Tim Scott as the replacement for outgoing Sen. Jim DeMint, Fox News has learned.</p> <p>Haley is slated to announce her decision at noon on Monday at the Statehouse. Scott was elected to Congress in the 2010 Republican wave. Haley's selection would make him the first black U.S. senator from South Carolina.</p>
  • Breaking: Nikki Haley to pick Tim Scott to replace DeMint in Senate

    12/17/2012 7:39:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/17/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Welcome, my friends, to the least surprising political news of the week. Nikki Haley will appoint Rep. Tim Scott to replace Senator Jim DeMint in the US Senate, making Scott the upper chamber's only African-American member, and give him a boost in the 2014 special election for the rest of DeMint's term: Multiple media sources are reporting that South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will indeed name Rep. Tim Scott to be the next senator from South Carolina.Scott will serve for two years, and then presumably run in a special election in 2014. If reelected, he would serve an additional two...
  • Tim Scott's bio raises Senate appeal

    12/07/2012 12:35:22 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/07/2012 | Kate Nocera and Seung Min Kim
    Rep. Tim Scott already brought a remarkable personal story to his first term in the House: a conservative black Republican, raised poor in the corner of South Carolina where the Civil War started. But if the buzz in Washington and South Carolina is right, Scott might soon be the first African-American senator from the South since Reconstruction if Gov. Nikki Haley decides to appoint him to the seat vacated by Sen. Jim DeMint, who abruptly resigned Thursday to take a job running The Heritage Foundation. It seems to be a logical fit: DeMint and Scott are close, personally and ideologically,...
  • Meet Tim Scott, The Man Conservatives Want To Replace Jim DeMint (Nikki Haley can appoint him)

    12/06/2012 10:58:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12/06/2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    Tim Scott, a U.S. Representative from South Carolina, is quickly becoming the favorite to replace South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, who announced his resignation from Congress Thursday morning. CNN's Peter Hamby first reported that DeMint — who leaves to head up the Heritage Foundation, a conservative Washington think tank — wants Scott to be his replacement. It's a choice that makes sense to conservatives as South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley prepares to make an appointment. Whomever Haley appoints will hold the seat until a special election is held in 2014 to pick a permanent replacement to fill DeMint's seat. There...
  • Republicans for Change - Davis, Scott, West, Love

    08/29/2012 3:05:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | August 28, 2012 | Fred Barnes
    “There seems to be a movement on the local and state level,” Scott said, of black Democrats who want “to align with their values” rather than with their history as Democrats. “We’ll continue to see that shift.” Artur Davis, a former Democratic congressman from Alabama, has been a Republican for only a few months. But his speech tonight at the Republican convention is important because he reflects a major theme of Mitt Romney’s campaign against President Obama and another theme promoted by the GOP. The Romney theme is that it’s okay to have changed your mind about Obama. Davis, an...
  • Boeing Labor Bill Set to Pass House, But Serves Political Divide More Than Workers

    09/15/2011 10:49:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | September, 15, 2011
    WASHINGTON -- House Republicans are poised to express their anger over the government's politically contentious labor case against Boeing Co. by passing a measure Thursday that would curb the National Labor Relation's enforcement powers. The bill would prohibit the agency from ordering an employer to shut down plants or relocate jobs, even if a company illegally retaliates against unionized employees by moving work. Republican lawmakers say the board should not have the power to dictate where a private business can locate. Union leaders claim the bill would render toothless the board's ability to enforce labor laws when companies simply eliminate...
  • House voting on bill to neuter National Labor Relations Board (Will Obama Sign it?)

    09/15/2011 10:12:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/15/2011 | C.J. Ciaramella
    In response to a series of controversial decisions by the National Labor Relations Board, the House of Representatives will vote on a bill curtailing the power of the NLRB Thursday afternoon. The Protecting Jobs From Government Interference Act, H.R. 2587 is currently being voted on and is expected to pass the Republican-controlled House. An earlier vote on the bill on the floor passed 239-176, with all Republicans and six Democrats voting in favor. The bill would prohibit the National Labor Relations Board from ordering any employer to close, relocate, or transfer employment under any circumstance. The NLRB has been the...
  • West considering leaving Black Caucus

    08/31/2011 8:09:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 08/31/11 | Justin Sink
    Rep. Allen West (R- Fla.), the lone Republican in the Congressional Black Caucus, said Tuesday morning that he is considering leaving the group in light of comments by caucus whip Rep. Andrč Carson (D-Ind.), who said at a town hall that tea-party affiliated members of Congress see African Americans as "second-class citizens" and would be happy to see blacks "hanging from a tree." "When you start using words such as lynching… that’s a reprehensible word and I think we should move away from that language," West said on Fox & Friends. "One of the things I'm starting to think about...
  • Gov. Rick Perry to Join U.S. Rep. Tim Scott for Labor Day Town Hall Meeting

    08/30/2011 4:23:26 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 13 replies
    Rickperry.org ^ | 8/30/2011 | Rick Perry Staff
    Myrtle Beach on Monday, Sept. 5. Following the format of his previous town halls with presidential candidates, Rep. Scott will take questions from the live audience as well as from online Facebook followers, allowing as many voters as possible to ask Gov. Perry a question. “I am proud to welcome Gov. Perry to Myrtle Beach to meet our voters,” said Rep. Scott. “Since his announcement speech in Charleston just over two weeks ago, the governor has excited our electorate, and I look forward to continuing that conversation.” “I am thankful to Rep. Scott for inviting me to participate in such...
  • The no votes: 22 GOPers who balked Boehner

    07/29/2011 4:32:13 PM PDT · by americanophile · 105 replies
    Politico ^ | July 29, 2011 | Politico
    Speaker John Boehner pushed his debt-ceiling bill through the House Friday night with the support of 218 Republicans. Here are the 22 no votes: Justin Amash (Mich.) Michele Bachmann (Minn.) Chip Cravaack (Minn.) Jason Chaffetz (Utah) Scott Desjarlais (Tenn.) Tom Graves (Ga.) Tim Huelskamp (Kans.) Steve King (Iowa) Tim Johnson (Ill.) Tom McClintock (Calif.) Mick Mulvaney (S.C.) Ron Paul (Texas) Connie Mack (Fla.) Jim Jordan (Ohio) Tim Scott (S.C.) Paul Broun (Ga.) Tom Latham (Iowa) Jeff Duncan (S.C.) Trey Gowdy (S.C.) Steve Southerland (Fla.) Joe Walsh (Ill.) Joe Wilson (S.C.) CORRECTED: Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) voted YES on the Boehner...
  • The 22 Patriots who voted against the Boehner Reed Trap

    07/29/2011 4:47:03 PM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 71 replies
    07/29/2011 | Brices Crossroads
    The following twenty-two House members stood firm and opposed the Boehner bill, which is nothing more than a vehicle which will be sent to the Senate, reworked by Harry Reid into something even worse than it already is, and then returned to the House. Boehner will dutifully bring it up and the Tea Partiers who voted for it will then vote against it, but it will not matter. Boehner and Reid will pass the Bill in the House with Democrat votes and Obama will sign it. The votes today cast by conservatives, many of whom are good people, are very...
  • GOP Congressman: "Impeachable Offense" If Obama Bypasses Congress On Debt Ceiling (video)

    07/07/2011 5:50:20 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 25 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 7, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    "This president is looking to usurp congressional oversight to find a way to get it done without us. My position is that is an impeachable act from my perspective. There are a lot of things people say, 'Are you going to impeach the president over that?' — No. But this? This is catastrophic. This jeopardizes the credibility of our nation if one man can usurp the entire system set up by our founding fathers over something this significant," Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC) said.
  • EDITORIAL: Obama versus Boeing--House GOP takes aim at job-killing regulators

    05/25/2011 5:31:36 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 25, 2011 | Editorial
    House Republicans are fighting back against President Obama’s misuse of administrative power to punish right-to-work states. On Tuesday, Rep. Tim Scott introduced legislation to protect a Boeing 787 Dreamliner production plant in his South Carolina district from the outrageous complaint filed by pro-union thugs at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The agency wants to force the airline manufacturer to close up operations in Charleston and move the jobs to Puget Sound, where the labor bosses reign, because setting up in South Carolina was allegedly an example of “unfair labor practices.” The Job Protection Act would, if enacted, clarify that...
  • S.C.'s likely new congressional seat mixed blessing for some

    12/19/2010 6:02:17 AM PST · by Palmetto Patriot · 10 replies
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | December 18, 2010 | James Rosen
    Rep.-elect Tim Scott hasn't even taken office, yet the North Charleston Republican knows that he's already a marked man. It's not his political foes who are targeting him. Scott, with Allen West of Florida the first two black Republicans elected to the U.S. House of Representatives since Reconstruction, stands in the path of a demographic tidal wave that likely will engulf him in the coming months. Thanks to rapid population growth in four counties in his 1st Congressional District — Dorchester, Horry, Berkeley and Charleston — an expected new U.S. House seat for South Carolina as a result of the...
  • Tim Scott officially declines to join Congressional Black Caucus

    12/02/2010 7:16:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies · 2+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12/02/2010 | Chris Moody
    South Carolina Rep.-elect Tim Scott, the first black Republican from the South since Reconstruction, said Wednesday that he will not join the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). “While I recognize the efforts of the CBC and appreciate their invitation for me to caucus with them, I will not be joining at this time,” Scott said. “My campaign was never about race.” Members of the CBC said before the election that Scott, along with Florida Republican Rep.-elect Allen West, would both be welcomed into the caucus if they wanted to join. West has said he intends to become a member next year....
  • Newly elected South Carolina congressman Scott decides not to join Congressional Black

    12/01/2010 1:49:35 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    ap ^ | December 1, 2010 | JEFFREY COLLINS
    Throughout his campaign, Scott has downplayed his race, saying he has always lived in a world that was integrated. The other black Republican elected to the U.S. House in November has said he will join the caucus. Allen West of Florida wants to steer the group away from what he called failing liberal policies.
  • Tim Scott Selected by Freshmen Congressmen for Leadership Position

    11/17/2010 6:39:53 PM PST · by Big Steve · 2 replies
    http://www.votetimscott.com ^ | November 17, 2010
    In one of their first acts as a Class, the 80-plus newly elected Republican Members of Congress selected Tim Scott as one of their two representatives to the Elected Leadership Committee (E.L.C.). The Committee is a small group comprising the leadership of the House Republican Conference which meets weekly to plan policy and set the agenda for Congress.