Posts Tagged ‘South Carolina’
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
I’ll miss Jim DeMint in the Senate, but here’s hoping he’ll make some progress at the Heritage Foundation
Meanwhile, little Chuckie at Little Green Snotballs has his panties in a wad because DeMint might yet make a living.
h/t Michelle Ray
- Heritage Foundation: Jim DeMint’s Triumph (conservativeread.com)
- Tea Party leader DeMint to leave Senate, run Heritage Foundation… (thehill.com)
- How Jim DeMint Changed the Senate (slate.com)
They built it
But it doesn’t matter…
It’s just a matter of time…
UPDATE! I hadn’t thought of this:
— Nunya Bidness (@cprater) September 2, 2012
- Dear Twitter: Why was @SandObama suspended? (twitchy.com)
- DNC Workers Erect Creepy Obama Sand Sculpture (thegatewaypundit.com)
- Giant sculpture of the POS at the 2012 DNC (fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com)
- Obama Sand Sculpture versus Clint Eastwood and the Imaginary President (thewesternexperience.com)
- DNC Erecting Creepy Giant Obama Sculpture (frontpagemag.com)
I was listening to Rush while driving the other day…last Monday, in fact. He was saying that the GOP since Newt’s win in South Carolina was now in official Panic Mode. No way some conservative is going to screw things up for The Party by taking this GOP Primary from their anointed one-Mitt Romney.
You see, to the Establishment GOP types, Romney is the only one with a chance to defeat Obama. Some of you no doubt agree.
Point is…well anyway John McCain came out later in the week and proved Rush’s point. Without a doubt. What else to you call his using Obama tactics to excuse Romney’s defeat in South Carolina?
If, say, Obama were to lose in South Carolina – or any Southern state, what would be the claim to blame? Racism.
McCain, on the other hand, had to use a different claim, that of “anti-Mormon” bias. Same bull crap, different victim group.
As an aside, if you heard the “racism” claim from the left, would you buy it? If you’re a conservative used to being labeled adversely to suit their leftist agenda, you’d likely shrug it off. If you happen to be an activist conservative, you’d likely use it to counter-attack. If you’re a Romney supporter, why would you allow McCain to get away with it at all? Even if you support Mitt Romney, I’d hope you’d at least be shaking your head that John McCain, a Republican, would use this crap against his own. Why would he?
Panic makes most of us do or say stupid things sometimes, and Rush nailed McCain and the liberal Republican elite in advance;
It’s about the Senate. It’s about being in charge of the money. It’s not about cutting spending. The Republican establishment is not signed on to the cutting spending business. People ask me, “What do you mean, who is this Republican establishment?” Two things. They don’t like conservatives and they’re not really all that concerned about spending. They want to be in charge of it. That’s who they are. And they are not gonna be in charge of it if they don’t hold the House and if they don’t pick up the Senate. And that’s what they really want. They’re not and never have been convinced that Obama can be beat.
Now, Newt has thrown this thing into a tizzy. They don’t know what to do. They wanted this wrapped up. They don’t understand why it happened. They’re blaming all the wrong people. They’re blaming their own voters. They’re blaming the media. They’re blaming stupidity on the part of the voters. They haven’t the slightest idea why this happened in South Carolina. It’s not too much democracy going on in their minds; they just don’t understand it. They don’t understand the base of their own party. They resent the base of their own party. They don’t understand the passion. I was telling Snerdley this morning, ’cause he came in here, gave me his theory, which I promptly shot down. His theory is that we all owe ABC this, ’cause if it weren’t for ABC and John King asking the questions, Newt woulda never been — and to a certain extent, that’s true. But why?
Why? Rush explains below;
Read along with the transcript here.
- The GOP Establishment in Abject Panic: They Don’t Understand Their Own Base (Rush Limbaugh) (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Former Sen. Thompson blasts attacks on Gingrich, says ‘old score-settling’ at play (thehill.com)
- John McCain Wants the Presidential Candidates to Stop All These Silly Debates (whitehouse12.com)
- McCain: Let’s face it, there was some sort of anti-Mormon element to that South Carolina vote (hotair.com)
- Newt Gingrich’s Surprise Win in South Carolina Panics Republicans (kaystreet.wordpress.com)
Liberal heads explode in 3, 2, 1…
Rick Perry makes a quick stop at the Palmetto State Armory, I believe in Ridgeland, SC;
“…I Been Hoping Rick Perry Would Catch Fire”
About time Rush came out and said it;
Yeah, considering the other options, I am now officially in the tank for Rick Perry.
Note; Due to there being some confusion over the above sentence, I’ll clarify; that’s ME saying that, not Rush (yet – though one can hope, right?).
From El Rushbo’s site [my emphasis];
This is why I say, “Let’s get the best conservative we can.” Since we already have so much anti-Obama sentiment, why settle? Why not go for the whole ball of wax? (interruption) No, I am not kidding. It’s time. I tell you, it’s time to strip this bare. I have just alluded to this. I’m gonna tell you again. This whole business of “electable,” I’ve been hearing about it for weeks, months. We all have our circle of friends. I too have a circle of friends. Contrary to what you think, my circle of friends are no smarter than you. They’re no smarter than you. Just because they’re my friends doesn’t mean they’re smart. They’re not stupid, but I’m saying is they’re just like anybody else. This is the point.
That’s a good thing. I get frustrated at this “electability.” That’s how the Democrats chose John Kerry, by the way (who served in Vietnam). When Howard Dean failed in 2004 in Iowa, they panicked. “We’ve gotta get somebody who can win!” They thought Kerry could. This “electability” reason to nominate somebody is flawed from the get-go because the reasons that people think somebody can win are flawed, as evidenced by what I just told you. Let me tell you something, folks: I wouldn’t have one ounce of doubt about Rick Perry. I’ve been hoping Rick Perry would catch fire, but I have people in my sphere who don’t want to vote for Perry (and largely they’re women) because he sounds too much like Bush. He’s too stupid. He’s too hesitating in his speech and Obama will clean his clock in a debate.
…who supports Rick Perry?
On the last official run of his fourteen-day bus tour, the Texas governor will roll out with a whole slew of surrogates, including but not limited to:
Bobby Jindal, governor of Louisiana
Sam Brownback, governor of Kansas
Sam Graves, congressman of Missouri
Mick Mulvaney, congressman of South Carolina
David Dewhurst, lieutenant governor of Texas
Susan Combs, comptroller of Texas
Steve Forbes, Businessman and former GOP presidential candidate
Marcus Luttrell, U.S. Navy SEAL
Larry Gatlin, country singer
Probably not, that is, until now. Wonder who the media is pushing and why?
- Leading Perry backers head to Iowa for final push (politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com)