Posts Tagged ‘Republican’
At the exact point a conservative black Republican becomes a US Senator
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley appointed Republican Representative Tim Scott to fill the seat being vacated by the retirement of Sen. Jim DeMint on Monday:
“It is with great pleasure that I am announcing our next U.S. senator to be Congressman Tim Scott,” Haley said. “I am strongly convinced that the entire state understands that this is the right U.S. senator for our state and our country.”
Sen.-designate Scott, 47, will become the only African-American currently serving in the Senate and the first black Republican to serve in the upper chamber since the 1970s. He will also be the first black senator from the South since Reconstruction.
Note on my emphasis in the above paragraph: it was not a Democrat who gave an African-American a chance to represent his/her state in the US Senate, it was a Republican.
It was just September of this year the Huffington Post was lamenting the fact that there would likely be no African-Americans in the Senate for some time to come:
Right now, there are zero. And it will likely remain that way after the 2012 elections, since none of the major Senate candidates are black.
The author goes further to quote a member of the Congressional Black Caucus echoing that lament:
“I frankly think it’s a shame, and I think it is reflective of America sometimes still idling in the past,” said Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), who is black. “There are enormously talented people in all backgrounds.”
Well, now that the Governor of South Carolina is officially appointing one, is there rejoicing and dancing in the streets by Democrats?
Sadly, no. Only racial hate and vitriol. Seems that skin color is only important to Democrats if one holds the “correct” viewpoint politically.
Witness the viciousness and hatred from Democrats:
TOKEN NEGRO: SC Gov Nikki Haley to name Rep Tim Scott, SC’s first African-American GOP rep since 1901, to replace Sen Jim DeMint. Event
— lovelyladypa (@lovelyladypa) December 17, 2012
— Smooth (@smoothjazznmore) December 17, 2012
Tim Scott or uncle ruckus?….. Sound like the same person to me. Look like Mr Charlie just picked a Tom ….,#TeamFollowBack
— zug9mm (@zug9mm) December 17, 2012
See, if you’re an African-American in America today, you’re never truly free. You can’t hold views outside those “approved” views sanctioned by leftist Democrats. You’ll never be free to think for yourself, unless you pick your thoughts from a pre-approved list (see Nancy Pelosi for your free copy).
We’ve come so far from the America we were in the 1800s, and even the 1960s, and it seems to go unnoticed by those that lean left:
People don’t appreciate how far we have come as a nation.
An Indian American of Sikh Heritage, married to a Caucasian, as Governor of the most conservative state in the Union, just made Tim Scott the first GOP African American Senator since reconstruction (and amazingly, only the 7th African American Senator ever), in the former home state of Strom Thurmond, after defeating Strom’s son for the House seat in the first place. And conservatives cheered.
Those same conservatives are called “racists” on a daily basis.
Tell me again, who are the real racists here? Looks like they wear the letter (D) to me.
Crossposted to Unified Patriots
Proving that dead flesh can in fact be reanimated, the Democrats trotted out (or piped-in, as it were) ex President and current irrelevant statesman Jimmy Carter out to sing the Obama theme song [my emphasis below]:
Former President Jimmy Carter delivered a 4-minute video address to the Democratic convention, saying Obama offered a “clear choice” for voters. As Carter’s image beamed into the arena, Republican Mitt Romney’s campaign issued a news release declaring, “Welcome Back, Carter!”
Republicans have tried to tie Obama to Carter, comparing the current unemployment rate of 8.3 percent to the economic “malaise” of the late 1970s. A Romney spokesman said by choosing Carter to appear on the opening night of the convention, Obama “chose a fitting surrogate.”
Considering the tie to Jimmy Carter by the DNC was a godsend to the Republicans, it’s no surprise they already had a video waiting for release.
Well, it’s easy to see why the DNC opted for a video (one they could re-take or alter) rather than letting “Jimmah” loose on stage with an open microphone. Carter tends to say goofy and embarrassing shit:
Come convention time, there’s a tactful and a not-so-tactful way for Presidential campaigns to shield the great American public from members of the party hierarchy they’d rather keep firmly under wraps.
The first, which we shall call the Mitt Romney approach, is to simply ignore them. That’s how, in a snub recently chronicled by Newsweek, Sarah Palin ended up being effectively blackballed from last week’s Republican convention in Tampa.
The second, apparently preferred by Barack Obama, is to invite your embarrassing political relatives along, but hope that no-one notices.
Delegates here in Charlotte will this evening be treated to first a speech by Harry Reid, the party’s power-broking leader in the Senate, and then a video-taped series of remarks by former President Jimmy Carter.
- DNC Video: Message From Former President Jimmy Carter (foxnewsinsider.com)
- Boom! RNC video: ‘President Carter, President Obama,’ Ryan says ‘if fired Carter then, why rehire Obama now?’ (twitchy.com)
- The Democrats celebrate Jimmy Carter… but not for the cameras (blogs.independent.co.uk)
Two pictures have surfaced, showing Obama in two different locations today:
It’s unknown if he plans to meet with Governor Jindal as Mitt Romney and his wife did earlier.
Don’t hate, I’m just the messenger.
If you haven’t heard of Mia Love, it’s because mostly her existence is kept hidden or minimized by the media. Why? Because she’s not only a Republican, but Mormon, and black. See, blacks aren’t allowed to be Republicans, because then they’d be Uncle Toms.
MSNBC even went to far as to cut away from their convention coverage whenever any minority speaker was on stage. Guess it just doesn’t fit the Democrat Party narrative – anyone granted any minority status is expected and required to be a card-carrying Democrat, or face terrible consequences.
Mia Love is the Mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, and is running for Utah’s 4th Congressional district. She was born in Brooklyn to parents from Haiti, and is married to Jason Love with whom she has three kids.
She made her national debut at the Republican National Convention, her speech below is short, but telling.
Telling for me is who the leftist Democrats hold up as their heroines: a woman who complains that her birth control isn’t free, versus a woman of the same age who has a family and works her tail off.
Love that guy. I still see Josey Wales in that face.
You can watch his speech here
h/t Mark from Facebook.
Something sad about an old hippie woman desperate to be relevant. Somewhere.
Posted hastily by iPhone while watching Clint Eastwood’s RNC speech, I failed to note the lovely Breeanne Howe was also trying to pry answers from the Code Pinko woman.
Reality that somehow is not so obvious to a few…
A generation that hit the streets, hooked on credit card debt and immediate gratification has learned its lesson, for the most part. Some of our parent’s words from years ago are popping up in our heads. Things said, like “Money doesn’t grow on trees” and the like are starting to of out of our own mouths today.
Weird, isn’t it?
America is discovering it’s addicted to things we can’t afford, and to break that cycle of addiction will take some work.
Paul Ryan is one who knew early on that these ways of governing would never work, and recently found himself in a position to do something about it. I don’t mean recently as weeks ago when he was asked to join the Romney for President ticket, I mean years ago when he started public service.
Like him or no, you have to admit he’s a sharp guy with numbers, and isn’t bad at explaining what all the numbers mean to average Americans. You can spin politics, but spinning math is a bit tougher, and facts don’t need spinning He has them down cold.
Complete transcript here.
I’m still catching up on the other great speeches (you can too at The Right Scoop) from today, including a must see speech by Ann Romney which was arguably the best of the night, but hot on her heels was the Governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie.
This guy is a dynamic speaker, and tells you what’s on his mind – he pulls no punches, even when confronting teacher’s union activists. Tonight he was fired up (full text of his speech at McCain’s), and tossed the red meat to the attendees by the bucket.
Or else you, too will be a racist. Like Bob.
Via Black and Right