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11 September 2012

You Heard It Here First: Senator Tim Scott 2016!!!

M2RB:  Bonnie Tyler

Where have all the good men gone
And where are all the gods?

Where's the street-wise Hercules

To fight the rising odds?

Isn't there a white knight upon a fiery steed?

Late at night we toss and we turn and we dream

of what we need

  We need a hero

Senator Jim DeMint has reiterated his determination to term limit himself after his present term runs out in 2016.  For my money, there is only one man worthy to replace him and no Lindsey Graham is he:


Congressman Tim Scott

I'll leave you with this factoid:  In 2010, Tim Scott became the first Republican African-American Representative from South Carolina since 1901.  What makes Tim Scott's election so telling is that the 1st Congressional District was a Democratic stronghold after the Reconstruction era due to the disfranchisement of African-American citizens in 1896 under the new state constitution and stayed that way through most of the 20th century.

It has, in the past, been represented by Democrat Segregationists.  For example, L Mendel Rivers served for 3 decades and voted against every civil rights bill, and joined the entire South Carolina delegation in signing the Southern Manifesto in 1954.  He attempted to have Charleston Federal judge, Waities Waring, impeached for having ruled that blacks had to be allowed to vote in the Democratic primary and that segregated schools were unconstitutional. When President Truman integrated the U.S. Army in 1948, Rivers called him a "dead chicken" and a "bankrupt politician."

Anyhoo, Tim Scott ran against Strom Thurmond's son, Paul, in the Republican primary.  Again, Tim is black.  Paul is white.  In this South Carolina district that you undoubtedly would claim is full of white racists, Congressman Scott received twice as many votes as Paul Thurmond, the son of a state legend, who actually was a segregationist.   Given the love Progressives have for them, I'm sure that idiots like Chris Matthews and Laurence O'Donnell would claim that "Thurmond" could be a "dog-whistle."  You know, something like "vote for me and I'll be a racist like my dad and Al Gore's father.  I'll make sure that we cut those welfare queens off of the teat and your tax dollars!"  Hint, hint.  Wink, wink. 

When given one last chance to "vote for the white guy and stop the n-word," the people of the 1st Congressional District of South Carolina voted for the black guy and buried the white Democrat by a margin of 65 to 29 percent.  There's only one word to describe that beating:  B-R-U-T-A-L.

How bad of a beating was it?  Consider this:  Alvin Greene lost to Senator Jim DeMint by a margin of 63% to 28%.

The black Tim Scott beat the white Democrat by a larger margin than the white Senator, Jim DeMint, beat the black Alvin Greene.

In case you need a refresher...

"Another thing we can do for jobs is make toys of me, especially for the holidays. Little dolls. Me. Like maybe little action dolls. Me in an army uniform, air force uniform, and me in my suit. They can make toys of me and my vehicle, especially for the holidays and Christmas for the kids. That's something that would create jobs. So you see I think out of the box like that. It's not something a typical person would bring up. That's something that could happen, that makes sense. It's not a joke."

-- Democratic Candidate for Senate, Alvin Green

The Words of Tim Scott

"As I have traveled throughout my Congressional district, the one thing I heard loud and clear was simply please stop spending money you do not have, rein in spending, live within a budget."

"I think it's very clear that the American people are frustrated with this move toward socialism. And so whether you're back or white, if you believe that the conservative construct is in the best interest of our future, than you too would be voting with Republicans, and if you had the opportunity to run you'd join us as well."

"We do not have a revenue problem in D.C. or this county. We have a prioritization problem. When you create the priorities you fund the priorities of the country and you stop spending money when you get to zero." 

"I don't necessarily believe there's a message in the fact that I'm an African-American Republican. I think there is a message that America as a whole, we are now awake. We are looking at a political construct and we're fairly disappointed. I think the message is no matter where you come from in this country, there is great potential." 

"I see myself as a person who wants to serve the constituents within my district and find a way to move those who are not in our position philosophically to our position." 

"We need the private sector to create jobs. If the government could create jobs Communism would have worked, but it didn't." 

"Certainly I feel like I'm the tip of the arrow at times because certainly the national media wants to talk about the fact that I'm a black Republican and some people think of that as zany that a black person would be a conservative but to me what is zany is any person black, white, red, brown or yellow not being a conservative." 

"We have to attack those things which stand in the way of America progress. And what stands in the way of American progress right now is the federal government." 

"If you look at the fact that the best chance we have for a good economy is the private sector. The government cannot create jobs. If the government could create jobs, then Communism would have worked. But didn't work. So what we have to do is allow the private sector and the entrepreneurial spirit to lead us back to a job-filled recovery."

 "I think you hear, at least as an undertone, and it's going to grow louder, is that we believe that capitalism is the mantra of the day and anything that creeps towards socialism is a problem."

"And the Tea Party represents many of us who believe that we are taxed enough already. We believe in free markets."

"But the question we should ask ourselves is, who is the next visionary leader of America? How do we have the aspiration and inspire Americans to reach their highest level? We need a president that does so." 

"Our position should not be on how to eliminate the competition at all expenses, but we should focus on what we're going to do in order to make sure that Americans turn to the road of prosperity with the trajectory of capitalism, because making a profit is not an evil."

"There are good people and bad people in all organizations fundamentally however, when you look at the basis of the Tea Party it has nothing to do with race. It has to do with an economic recovery. It has to do with limiting the role of our government in our lives. It has to do with free markets." 

"There is nothing special about Tim Scott. I'm an ordinary guy serving an extraordinary God and that makes the difference." 

"I'm not looking to be dominating all the media outlets ... to talk about any issue just to be on TV, I'm not your guy. I'm not going to be 'the black Republican'. I'm going to be a Republican who happens to be black who will talk about issues that I'm passionate about that are specific to the agenda that I want to accomplish." 

"I think the question is who am I? That's what we all should be asking ourselves. Who am I? Well, if I am first a Christian conservative then that dictates my response to all questions so my response first as a Christian conservative is to vote consistent with my value system." 

"Starting and feeding into the cultural war is absolutely unequivocally wrong for us as a nation and bad for the conservative movement." 

"I think when you look to the future what you'll find is that the Republican Party is building a bigger party base on stronger values."

"The future of the Republican Party and the future of America is based on a values system and the issues that drive those values are on our side." 

"I think about my grandfather who's 89 years old, and the last thing he needs is more money out of his pocket. "

Tim Scott.  True.  Conservative.  Independent.  Future.

Draft him.

Tim Scott and Chick-fil-A

Before he was elected to the House, I was writing about Tim Scott, now the Senator-designee for South Carolina. Here is his great story of how Chick-fil-A changed his life.
Young Mr. Scott did, however, hold down a part-time job taking tickets at a movie theater. The Chick-fil-A was next door. He bought fries there regularly. The restaurant’s proprietor, a guy named John Moniz - a “Christian conservative white Republican, although I didn’t know it at the time,” Mr. Scott said - “just started recognizing me, and one day he came up and sat down next to me and started talking.”

Moniz (now deceased) somehow struck a chord with the young customer. Moniz talked about the virtues of discipline and concentration. They talked often and built a cross-generational friendship. Something clicked. Young Scott started applying himself to his studies. He earned a partial football scholarship to Presbyterian College, transferred (leaving football behind) to Charleston Southern University, and earned a degree in political science.

“My mother taught me how to shoot for the stars, but [Moniz] taught me how to think it through,” Mr. Scott told me. “It’s about thinking your way out of poverty.”
Scott should make a great U.S. Senator.

Holding Out For A Hero - Bonnie Tyler

Where have all the good men gone
And where are all the gods?
Where's the street-wise Hercules
To fight the rising odds?
Isn't there a white knight upon a fiery steed?
Late at night I toss and I turn and I dream
of what I need


I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night
He's gotta be strong
And he's gotta be fast
And he's gotta be fresh from the fight
I need a hero
I'm holding out for a hero 'til the morning light
He's gotta be sure
And it's gotta be soon
And he's gotta be larger than life

Somewhere after midnight
In my wildest fantasy
Somewhere just beyond my reach
There's someone reaching back for me
Racing on the thunder and rising with the heat
It's gonna take a superman to sweep me off my feet


Up where the mountains meet the heavens above
Out where the lightning splits the sea
I could swear that there's someone somewhere
Watching me

Through the wind and the chill and the rain
And the storm and the flood
I can feel his approach
Like the fire in my blood


I need a hero. I'm holding out for a hero 'til the end of the night

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