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    Sounds like a great choice. But he will be faced with huge discrimination by the Congressional Black Caucus who will resent the fact that an African American can be a conservative. I am sure he will be prepared to stand up to them.
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    He is already dealing with that group in Congress. However, it was either Scott or West who refused to join the Congressional Black Caucus. One did, one didn't. I don't remember which one of them did.
    Scott will be the only African American in the Senate.
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    from what little i know of him he seems cool,however he should be prepared to bear the full onslaught from the racist left and race baiting media and the black community at large
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    Now if he can just stay focused on that and not get caught up in the rhetoric of social issues.
    The minute he starts marching under the banners of abortion or gay marriage he loses credibility.
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    @Bobolinsky of course he is Bobo. But there's a difference between having an opinion and making it a political agenda. The last is what I meant, sorry wasn't very clear.
    We just have bigger things to deal with than Gay Marriage right now.
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    @Fishbone345 too late - he's already on video saying American Christians are are the most persecuted minority.
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    Great choice. But the left will still denigrate this man for being BWR. (Black While Republican) If you peek at a few posts above, the empty heads have already started.
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    I'm not even going to comment. I saw the headline and figured I'd stop in to see how many distasteful racist remarks have been made against mister Scott..... course I'm coming to the party late but I see a lot of " removed by moderator" so I assume my suspicions were correct.
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    This is a waste of a senate seat, but I'm sure they wanted someone who would do what he is told and follow the strict party line. I'm sure the republicans want to show how inclusive they are but this choice is another Clarence Thomas in my opinion.
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    Clarence Thomas?... Oh wait... I get it... its because they're both black isn't it? I was trying to figure out how Tim Scott and Clarence Thomas are more alike than say... Alan West, Marco Rubio, or Nikki Haley... You know, other republicans who beat heavily favored establishment republicans in the 2010 primaries... you know... Tea Party republicans.
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    @Bobolinsky no it's because Clarence Thomas was a poor choice for his position. He has no opinions for himself but follows Scalia in all things. Stop using race as a deflection for a bad choice. Not that it matters but I'm not white.
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    @Speedieg-- Suuuure... sure... of course.

    Now... what of this notion you have that Thomas can't think for himself? Love him or hate him... others don't agree...

    "Robert Jerry, dean of the school, introduced Thomas as the “longest serving and most influential Supreme Court justice.”
    http://www.wuft.org/news/2012/09/21/clarence-...

    Clarence Thomas' Influence On The Supreme Court
    http://www.npr.org/2011/10/11/141246695/clare...

    Clarence Thomas' Constitution
    http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/10/claren...
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    @Bobolinsky many people agree with me that he is Scalia's pet, you believe what you desire it's no problem for me. This thread isn't about good old Clarence anyway and I don't want to be drawn into a lengthy off topic discussion.
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    Amos Brown, a radio talk show host in Indianapolis says that Tim Scott is "... Black only in skin color."

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/...

    I'll go out on a limb and conclude that Amos Brown agrees with ESPN's Rob Parker who said of RGIII, "My question, which is just a straight, honest question, is ... is he a 'brother,' or is he a cornball 'brother?' He's not really ... he's black, but he's not really down with the cause. He's not one of us. He's kind of black..."
    http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-co...

    My question to both of these people is this...

    Was Martin Luther King Jr. "down with the cause" when he said, "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character?"
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    Those darn Republicans and conservatives are such racists.........Oh, wait a minute Scott is a black Republican who was appointed by a Indian female and the conservatives were happy that he got appointed. Never mind.
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    So, what is all the excitement about? He has been appointed to fill the seat. I just wonder if he will be invited to join the Black Congressional Caucus...or is that reserved for Liberal Democrats only?
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    He will automatically be invited to join. Even Alan West was a member...I don't know much about Rep. Scott...But it is a bold move on the part of the Gov. of "South Carolina"...I personally differ with him on a number of issues. No surprise there, I guess...But nonetheless, I wish him well in the Senate.
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    @seedtick I was not there, you weren't there...I don't know if or why he declined or what made him feel "unwelcomed"...did he say?
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    @Sonny No...he just said something about it way back when. He has problems of his own concerning this, I guess. But, the impression I get it that the CBC is a Liberal gang of sorts and a Conservative just doesn't fit and probably would feel uncomfortable. IMHO, members like Sheila Jackson Lee would be hard to deal with by a Conservative.
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    @seedtick Well if that's the case...I guess I can understand that...But I think, if he declined to join, he gave up a great opportunity to talk directly to the other members...and/or at least present the other sides point of view in a much more personalized setting. I'm not saying that he would have changed any minds...but he would have at least had a "platform" within that body to try...And besides---this guy was an officer (Colonel) I think in the US military...I am sure that there must have been times (during some assault or campaign) when the enemy he was facing made him feel "uncomfortable"....F rom my point of view, if you can go into battle...then having to face a few "liberals" should be the least of his worries...

    He missed a great opportunity, in my opinion..
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    A 'moderate or conservative' thinker of ANY party just frightens liberal - socialists to death . Most especially a 'moderate or conservative' Black man ? How in the world can they scream their tired, old , worn-out 'racist or bigot' slurs , simply because of different opinions. Watch for the trumped up assaults to begin on Scott. I wish him well.
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    Maybe someone who is better informed can enlighten me about something. Tim Scott will be appointed to fill the vacant Senate seat at least until a special election is held for it in 2014. If John Kerry takes over as Secretary of Defense, his Senate seat will only be filled by an appointee until a special election is held which must be done within 145 to 160 days after Kerry leaves. Is the difference between the two cases due to state laws?
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    From what I understand, yes, different states have different rules on both the appointment process and the special election process...
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    Tim Scott will be a great senator. Hopefully he can convince other black people who are looking to escape liberalism that it is not so bad to be a conservative. People vilify conservatives, but chances are if you only have $10 in your pocket, you won't be able to leave the store with $11 worth of groceries. All conservatism stands for is living within one's means. No harm in that.
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    "All conservatism stands for is living within one's means." Really, Neo? Then why do so many conservatives on this site, including yourself, spend so much time and effort telling non-conservatives things like "gay is a lifestyle choice" and "life begins at conception therefore abortion is murder" and "we should be teaching Christian principals and values, including creationism, in public schools" and so forth and so on? Hypocrisy, Neo. Try a little more self-awareness, please.
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    Tim Scott who wanted to continue to fight to keep the Ten Commandments outside of the courts, despite the council dropping it to save the court fees knowing they would lose. Yeah, really financially responsible.
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    Reading up, Scott seems like a moderate conservative, as opposed to DeMints hardcore neocon antics. I think Scott is a good choice. But the black caucus will hate his guts because he dares to be black and conservative.
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    I am not that familiar with Mr. Scott. Could you enlighten me as to what issues he differs on from Mr. DeMint. As far as I could tell there wasn't much difference.
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    Who cares? I doubt that Scott will vote any differently than DeMint did. All SC did was swap out tea bags. It's still the same old cup of bitter tea.
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    Why do you want to spend more money than we have? Why do you want to stick your children and grandchildren with the bill? Right now, right here, you and I could negotiate a deal to lower federal spending to under what the government actually brings in. The problem is, you don't want lower spending, you want higher spending. You know what? I want a new car, the one I have is two years old. The issue is, I'm not going to bankrupt my family to get a new car. Uncle Sugar Sam is going to have to do without a few toys and goodies eventually. Let's cut the spending, let's give your children and mine a chance. Let's not birth our grandchildren into debt.
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    @Neo_NtheMatrix I have no problem with cutting spending on waste be it in social programs or in the military. I do believe that we should drastically reduce military spending and I'm sick and tired of seeing the rich get richer and the middle class decline and rank of the poor explode. I have worked side by side with some of those in the working poor that the right wing has been demonizing and it disgusts me to see them referred to by the right as parasites while the real takers are the rich and big corporations getting tax breaks and paying little or no taxes. You want to cut spending - cut the military and eliminate tax breaks for the rich and powerful. I don't want to subsidize Sam Walton's grand-kids on the back of the working poor.
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