Tim Scott To Replace Jim DeMint?

Scott, an African American Representative, is said to be Jim DeMint's preference for the appointment.

Posted by: Ace at 12:38 PM



Comments

1 Oh yay. A new post to get fucked up. Weeeeee!!!!!!

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 06, 2012 12:40 PM (da5Wo)

2 He's black, so he has that going for him.

Posted by: nip at December 06, 2012 12:40 PM (11Tdq)

3 Long game, national ticket, who do we like more? Gowdy or Scott?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 06, 2012 12:41 PM (piMMO)

4 West.

Posted by: K~Bob at December 06, 2012 12:42 PM (oi6KG)

5 So who can we get to primary Miss Graham?

Posted by: Minuteman at December 06, 2012 12:42 PM (zAfmA)

6 This smacks of affirmative action.

Posted by: Herbert Hymenhopper at December 06, 2012 12:43 PM (vjq6E)

7 Yes, Yes, that is another Peter Principle Graduate, a stellar candidate for the JOB

Posted by: Clemenza at December 06, 2012 12:43 PM (Q8Pu5)

8 Scott isn't that conservative, but he'll do.

Posted by: Truman North at December 06, 2012 12:43 PM (OxuaO)

9 So who can we get to primary Miss Graham?


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Discussion in prior thread is that if Scott gets the nod from Haley, Gowdy should take on Graham

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 06, 2012 12:43 PM (piMMO)

10 Send in some payback for Detroit..

Posted by: Clemenza at December 06, 2012 12:43 PM (Q8Pu5)

11 Scott isn't that conservative, but he'll do.


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2011 ACU ratings put Scott Gowdy, and Duncan at 96

Mulvaney at 100

Wilson at 94.3

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 06, 2012 12:44 PM (piMMO)

12 It just burns my ass that we can't get conservatives out of goddamned South Carolina.

Posted by: Truman North at December 06, 2012 12:44 PM (OxuaO)

13 3 Long game, national ticket, who do we like more? Gowdy or Scott?

Scott. Gowdy should primary Miss Lindsey.

Posted by: 80sBaby at December 06, 2012 12:44 PM (YjDyJ)

14 missed a comma there

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 06, 2012 12:44 PM (piMMO)

15 I heard someone say The Honorable Coleman Young the other day in a city council speech in DeToit.. Now that took some street credit to a new level

Posted by: Clemenza at December 06, 2012 12:45 PM (Q8Pu5)

16 I asked a few threads back how important Restoration was to you folks. Nobody took a whack at it.

What say youn's?

Posted by: K~Bob at December 06, 2012 12:46 PM (oi6KG)

17 Can we find out if he knows any women in Argentina first?

Posted by: Palm Beach Pooter Hound at December 06, 2012 12:46 PM (ufLRj)

18 Lifetime ACU ratings for Graham and DeMint are 88.95 and 98.77 respectively

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 06, 2012 12:47 PM (piMMO)

19 I'd like to hear DeMint's case for Scott.

Posted by: ontherocks at December 06, 2012 12:47 PM (aZ6ew)

20 Demint on Rush just ending.

Rush asks him, semi-jokingly "It isn't Boehner forcing you out is it?"

Boehner replied "I think it's going to be the other way around."


YES.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 06, 2012 12:47 PM (XkWWK)

21 I hate black conservatives. Traitors to their own kindz!!!!111!11!!!

Posted by: Herbert Hymenhopper at December 06, 2012 12:47 PM (/YJYi)

22 What was the vote where Scott stood back and said he was waiting on the rest of the votes to come in before casting his own?

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 06, 2012 12:49 PM (piMMO)

23 I am seriously just not caring.

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at December 06, 2012 12:49 PM (OWjjx)

24 20 Demint on Rush just ending.

Rush asks him, semi-jokingly "It isn't Boehner forcing you out is it?"

Boehner replied "I think it's going to be the other way around."


YES.

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At least he's got an idea of what he wants the Heritage Foundation to be doing.

Posted by: Brandon In Baton Rouge at December 06, 2012 12:49 PM (e0xKF)

25 JJ, that was DeMint targeting Boner right

Posted by: Jean at December 06, 2012 12:49 PM (kdfQ/)

26 sounds like DeMint is not going quietly into that good night. Go Gowdy. A pit bull on Benghazi, and not afraid to call a spade a spade or raise his voice

Posted by: Thunderb at December 06, 2012 12:50 PM (Dnbau)

27 Hate them typos, don' cha? Now if this was a cms you could edit that.

Posted by: K~Bob at December 06, 2012 12:50 PM (cmhGp)

28 Don't tease me, Ace.

Posted by: logprof at December 06, 2012 12:50 PM (gBuIk)

29 He's not black, black.

Posted by: Whoopi at December 06, 2012 12:51 PM (m3ndV)

30 Fuck DeMint. I just heard him on Rush. Harry Ried is a friend of mine. Harry Reid isn't the problem. Fuck you Demint. Don't let the door hit ya.

Posted by: jewells45 at December 06, 2012 12:51 PM (l/N7H)

31 Good time to remind the world that:

Only Democrats care about skin color

Posted by: K~Bob at December 06, 2012 12:52 PM (cmhGp)

32 25 JJ, that was DeMint targeting Boner right
Posted by: Jean at December 06, 2012 12:49 PM (kdfQ/)


It sure sounded that way. I mean, Rush was sort of chuckling as he said it and DeMint was quick with that retort.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 06, 2012 12:52 PM (XkWWK)

33 sounds like DeMint is not going quietly into that good night. Go Gowdy. A pit bull on Benghazi, and not afraid to call a spade a spade or raise his voice


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Not just Benghazi. He has been a bulldog on FandF as well and left Sebelius stuttering on Obamacare.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 06, 2012 12:53 PM (piMMO)

34 what is it with republicans in office that they take issue with fellow republicans more often than they do democrats. Doesn't it seem that way?

Posted by: Thunderb at December 06, 2012 12:53 PM (Dnbau)

35 30 Fuck DeMint. I just heard him on Rush. Harry Ried is a friend of mine. Harry Reid isn't the problem. Fuck you Demint. Don't let the door hit ya.
Posted by: jewells45 at December 06, 2012 12:51 PM (l/N7H)


Yeah, that was rather weird of him to say that. I was a bit floored. I mean, he didn't have to rip him apart, but to call him a friend?

Ouch.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 06, 2012 12:54 PM (XkWWK)

36 "... Ried is a friend of mine. Harry Reid isn't the problem."

He has a point. His problem isn't Reid, it's the idiots that keep running RINO's and losing that are keeping the Senate in Dem hands. We're actually lucky Reid is such a moron. If Reid were as smart as McConnell (who seems to have woken up recently), we'd be in far more trouble.

Posted by: K~Bob at December 06, 2012 12:54 PM (ifbVk)

37 Rated -4 by AAI, indicating a anti-Arab anti-Palestine voting record. (May 2012)


Why is that a negative?!?

Posted by: RWC at December 06, 2012 12:54 PM (fWAjv)

38 Don't feed the trolls.

Posted by: weft Kling-loop at December 06, 2012 12:55 PM (08zV/)

39

>>Posted by: jewells45 at December 06, 2012 12:51 PM (l/N7H)

He actually said "Harry Reid" and "friend" in the same sentence that didn't include a reference to Hitler or Beelzebub?

Posted by: ontherocks at December 06, 2012 12:55 PM (aZ6ew)

40 That'd be cool. But, of course, racism. I mean, a black Republican isn't REALLY black, right?

Posted by: joncelli at December 06, 2012 12:55 PM (RD7QR)

41 This just shows how Republicans don't care about comity and civility. Don't they know how much white liberals hate black conservatives?

Posted by: Passably Affable at December 06, 2012 12:57 PM (/YzPM)

42 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a malignant traitor.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 06, 2012 12:58 PM (5DR1j)

43 20
Demint on Rush just ending.



Rush asks him, semi-jokingly "It isn't Boehner forcing you out is it?"



Boehner replied "I think it's going to be the other way around."





YES.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 06, 2012 12:47 PM (XkWWK)

Run that by me again. Was Boehner in on this conversation?

Posted by: joncelli at December 06, 2012 12:59 PM (RD7QR)

44 DeMint is simply saying that conservatives have bigger problems than Harry Reid....and he is right.

Posted by: William Eaton at December 06, 2012 12:59 PM (rwioF)

45 After thinking about it for a while I am not sure that is the right pick. Neither is Trey Gowdy. Although they are both ideal conservatives, they are also both newbies and thus more subject to be cooped to the go along to get along crowd in the Senate.


I am thinking now that Nikki Haley would be better because she has had to fight The State newspaper her whole term so she is used to bare knuckle rounds.


And in case you non-SC people missed it she actually told one State Newspaper turd to take a hike. No more interviews at all. That is what we need in the Senate.

Let Trey and Tim get some seasoning and then primary Graham.

Posted by: Vic at December 06, 2012 01:00 PM (YdQQY)

46 ACU ratings remind me of unskewed polls. I think McCain's is in the 80's.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at December 06, 2012 01:00 PM (bSsXM)

47 He actually said "Harry Reid" and "friend" in the same sentence that didn't include a reference to Hitler or Beelzebub?

Apparently so.

Apparently this happens a lot. A lot of Republicans personally like Nancy Pelosi, for instance.

I just don't think I could be friends with someone who wants to enslave me, but maybe that's just me.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 06, 2012 01:01 PM (5DR1j)

Posted by: BArack Obamas shriveled testicles at December 06, 2012 01:01 PM (vYB+W)

49 Tim Scott is a good guy; a solid choice.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 06, 2012 01:02 PM (4df7R)

50 34 what is it with republicans in office that they take issue with fellow republicans more often than they do democrats. Doesn't it seem that way?
Posted by: Thunderb at December 06, 2012 12:53 PM (Dnbau)

Yes, it most certainly does, and it stinks on ice.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at December 06, 2012 01:02 PM (i0vBR)

51 You like Harry Reid? He is a friend of yours?
Really Jimmy grab a shovel, the barn need's cleaning..

Posted by: Clemenza at December 06, 2012 01:02 PM (Q8Pu5)

52 >>>>40 That'd be cool. But, of course, racism. I mean, a black Republican isn't REALLY black, right?

There is a difference between being authentically black and having an unfortunate accident of pigmentation.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 06, 2012 01:02 PM (7p7/r)

53 Scott isn't that conservative, but he'll do.

Posted by: at December 06, 2012 12:43 PM (OxuaO)

He has a 96 rating, same as the others.

Posted by: Vic at December 06, 2012 01:02 PM (YdQQY)

54 I wonder if Rick Perry will invite him down to Ni**erhead for some good old fashioned fun?

Posted by: Olaf at December 06, 2012 01:02 PM (t1NLo)

55 Vic, can she get away with appointing herself?

Posted by: Jean at December 06, 2012 01:03 PM (BNuW6)

56 I just don't think I could be friends with someone who wants to enslave me, but maybe that's just me.

Depends how hot she is and if we could take turns.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at December 06, 2012 01:03 PM (bSsXM)

57 I just don't think I could be friends with someone who wants to enslave me, but maybe that's just me.

Nyah, I've got the same problem.


Posted by: HeatherRadish™, ray of sunshine at December 06, 2012 01:03 PM (/kI1Q)

58 Crap. Who is the last governor to appoint himself to the Senate? I know someone has but it escapes me.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Shipping Sheldon/Penny right to the end. at December 06, 2012 01:03 PM (VtjlW)

59
Scott is fine, hopefully Gowdy would challenge Lady Lindsey (but won't), DeMint challenging Lindsey would be a riot (but won't either).

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 06, 2012 01:03 PM (n/ubI)

60 Posted by: Olaf at December 06, 2012 01:02 PM (t1NLo)

Why do you hate the Hendrick Home for Children, you racist?

Posted by: AmishDude at December 06, 2012 01:04 PM (T0NGe)

61 Depends how hot she is and if we could take turns.

That's not enslavement. Also, not "friends."

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 06, 2012 01:04 PM (5DR1j)

62 DeMint leaving the Senate, Syria filling their bombs with Sarin Gas, and obama wants unlimited power to raise the debt limit. Wonderful

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 06, 2012 01:04 PM (79ueO)

63 >>>I am thinking now that Nikki Haley would be better because she has had
to fight The State newspaper her whole term so she is used to bare
knuckle rounds.


Governors who appoint themselves to higher office pretty much never get reelected. It's a bad idea. Looks bad, smells bad, is bad.

Besides, if we're now to the point where TIM SCOTT is supposedly not enough of a "true conservative," then holy shit, defeat has unhinged some folks around here.

Posted by: Jeff B. at December 06, 2012 01:04 PM (TuW+p)

64 Vic, why not let Trey or Tim take the layup then she can take down Lindsey.

Posted by: Jean at December 06, 2012 01:04 PM (BNuW6)

65 Whatever Haley ends up doing, be it appointing herself (can she even do that?) or someone else, watch for the Dems to put up a hew and a cry and scream and holler about corruption. It'll be like the Blogajevich mess, but with less reality and more demented fantasy.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 06, 2012 01:05 PM (4df7R)

66 DeMint leaving the Senate, Syria filling their bombs with Sarin Gas, and
obama wants unlimited power to raise the debt limit. Wonderful


Dogs and cats... living together... Mass Hysteria!

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 06, 2012 01:05 PM (5DR1j)

67 How did Sott vote on Pigford?

Posted by: Jean at December 06, 2012 01:05 PM (BNuW6)

68 How's that vacation coming along Ace?

Posted by: BuckIV at December 06, 2012 01:05 PM (gedHR)

69 Any cocks need a good sucking?

Posted by: Olaff at December 06, 2012 01:06 PM (fWAjv)

70 I wonder if Rick Perry will invite him down to Ni**erhead for some good old fashioned fun?

Posted by: Olaf at December 06, 2012 01:02 PM (t1NLo)

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I wonder if the entire Democratic party will portray him as a house ni**er, Uncle Tom, sell out, or Oreo.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 06, 2012 01:06 PM (nELVU)

71 >>Also, not "friends."

This.

Posted by: garrett at December 06, 2012 01:06 PM (m3ndV)

72 Vic, can she get away with appointing herself?

Posted by: Jean at December 06, 2012 01:03 PM (BNuW6


I think she can, but it has never come up as an issue. The other good thing about using Haley is the Gov here doesn't have that much authority in this State so we would not be losing a lot at the top.

Posted by: Vic at December 06, 2012 01:06 PM (YdQQY)

73 I'm listening to Rush and working from home. I heard Jim DeMint and current Heritage Foundation President Jim (can't spell last name).

Now on news break, ABC News said OBAMA AS A THANK YOU FOR HIS PRAISE, ESCORTED NJ GOV CHRISTIE INTO HIS OFFICE TODAY!

IT WASN'T MITT, IT WAS THAT FAT JERK!!!

Posted by: CarolT at December 06, 2012 01:06 PM (z4WKX)

74 Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at December 06, 2012 01:02 PM (i0vBR)

That's because their fellow republicans won't push back when attacked due to years of social conditioning conducted by the media and the dems.


For a republican to say anything more than mincing words about a dem is to unleash the very fires of MFM hell on the vicious racist homophobic woman-hating anti-immigrant republican.


My theory works at many levels my "friends"!

Posted by: Dr I Pavlov at December 06, 2012 01:06 PM (Cnqmv)

75 It'll be like the Blogajevich mess, but with less reality and more demented fantasy.
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 06, 2012 01:05 PM (4df7R)



Does that mean we'll get the Blago skull again? I miss Blago skull.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Shipping Sheldon/Penny right to the end. at December 06, 2012 01:07 PM (VtjlW)

76 67 How did Sott vote on Pigford?
Posted by: Jean at December 06, 2012 01:05 PM (BNuW6)

Voted to stop it.

Posted by: RWC at December 06, 2012 01:07 PM (fWAjv)

77
US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says until Republicans move on tax rates, won't consider other spending cut proposals - @Reuters

Harry Reid says until Republicans cave on tax rates, he won't consider other spending cut proposals (Reuters).


Once they cave, Reid will consider and reject Republican spending proposals.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at December 06, 2012 01:07 PM (1Y+hH)

78

In other news, part of the Benghazi cover-up is my guess:

In what has to be one of the least-shocking outcomes of Barack Obama’s
Libyan adventure, the New York Times reports that his administration
secretly gave approval of weapons shipments to Libyan resistance
fighters, only to learn that the weapons ended up arming Islamist terror
networks.


That was shamefully stolen from HA.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 06, 2012 01:07 PM (n/ubI)

79 Interesting that DeMint announces his preference. Is this worked out with Haley in advance or is he overstepping his bounds?

Posted by: AmishDude at December 06, 2012 01:07 PM (T0NGe)

80 >>>Crap. Who is the last governor to appoint himself to the Senate? I know someone has but it escapes me.

I dunno, but Frank Murkowski lost his GOP primary for reelection to the governorship of Alaska largely because the state was still enraged over the way he appointed his daughter Lisa Murkowski to the Senate seat he himself vacated to take the governor's seat. He did that in 2002, and the people didn't forget -- he finished THIRD in his primary in 2006, losing to...Sarah Palin.

Posted by: Jeff B. at December 06, 2012 01:08 PM (TuW+p)

81 Does that mean we'll get the Blago skull again? I miss Blago skull.
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Shipping Sheldon/Penny right to the end. at December 06, 2012 01:07 PM (VtjlW)


Hmm... That WOULD be one upside to the whole thing.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 06, 2012 01:08 PM (4df7R)

82 How did Sott vote on Pigford?

Posted by: Jean at December 06, 2012 01:05 PM (BNuW6)

He wasn't there for Pigford.

Posted by: Vic at December 06, 2012 01:08 PM (YdQQY)

83 I wonder if the entire Democratic party will portray him as a house ni**er, Uncle Tom, sell out, or Oreo. Posted by: fixerupper at December 06, 2012 01:06 PM (nELVU)

Absolutely yes.

Posted by: The Magic 8-Ball at December 06, 2012 01:08 PM (sbV1u)

84 Vic, I felt certain that the way she was marching thru the counties, that she intended on taking on Lindsey. When is her term up?

Posted by: Jean at December 06, 2012 01:08 PM (BNuW6)

85 Harry Reid is slithering scummy little worm. How could anyone be friends with that guy? How could any republican say that? Just think back on some of the despicable shit he has said about republicans, about Bush etc. How do you remain friends with someone like that? There is something in the water in D.C.. I'm convinced now.

Posted by: jewells45 at December 06, 2012 01:08 PM (l/N7H)

86 star struck Christie so happy to finally be part of the popular crowd at school

Posted by: Thunderb at December 06, 2012 01:08 PM (Dnbau)

87 US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says until Republicans move on tax rates, won't consider other spending cut proposals

Let. It. Burn.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 06, 2012 01:08 PM (5DR1j)

88 In what has to be one of the least-shocking outcomes of Barack Obama’s Libyan adventure, the New York Times reports that his administration secretly gave approval of weapons shipments to Libyan resistance fighters, only to learn that the weapons ended up arming Islamist terror networks.
See this?

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This is my shocked face. See how shocked I am?

-___-

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 06, 2012 01:09 PM (4df7R)

89 "His problem isn't Reid, it's the idiots that keep running RINO's and losing that are keeping the Senate in Dem hands. We're actually lucky Reid is such a moron."

Yes, Reid is such a moron that not only is he MAJORITY leader, but he beat DeMint's candidate Angle. Nice of DeMint to promote a surefire loser to challenge his good friend. DeMint also said he'd rather have 40 Rubios than 60 Specters. Mind you, Rubio is about to become public enemy número UNO for pushing "amnesty." He will probably turn out to not have a birth certificate when he announces his run in 2016. But what DeMint said won't matter then. In the mean time, every Angle, O'Donnell, Miller, Akin and Mourdock is a potential Rubio or Cruz until "the establishment" gets them.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at December 06, 2012 01:09 PM (i0vBR)

90 I still say that we tell Harry Reid he gets all he wants on spending and taxes, except...the tax increases start in 2015.

Posted by: AmishDude at December 06, 2012 01:10 PM (T0NGe)

91 Mere mortal, if the Pubs were to lead via Appropriation they wouldn't have to listen to Barack at all.

Posted by: Jean at December 06, 2012 01:10 PM (BNuW6)

92 Once they cave, Reid will consider and reject Republican spending proposals.

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at December 06, 2012 01:07 PM (1Y+hH)

FIFY

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 06, 2012 01:10 PM (Cnqmv)

93 I put this on the last thread and I totes stole it from Insty but even the Chicago Tribune is striking out at the SCOAMT about the "negotiations" for the fiscal cliff.


http://trib.in/YzTEcO

Seeeee, the Mayans were right!

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Shipping Sheldon/Penny right to the end. at December 06, 2012 01:10 PM (VtjlW)

94 Vic, I felt certain that the way she was marching
thru the counties, that she intended on taking on Lindsey. When is her
term up?

Posted by: Jean at December 06, 2012 01:08 PM (BNuW6)

Her first term is up in 2014.

Posted by: Vic at December 06, 2012 01:11 PM (YdQQY)

95 Is that Mayor Coleman Young, Legacy of Detroit, the same one our President is trying to emulate for our country?

Posted by: Clemenza at December 06, 2012 01:11 PM (Q8Pu5)

96 Why do we fall into the same old trap and bring up skin color? Why can't we say that he is a representative and leave it at that. And never mention his "race"?

Posted by: sophistahick (AKA Snake Plissken) at December 06, 2012 01:11 PM (UhXzR)

97 In what has to be one of the least-shocking outcomes of Barack Obama’s Libyan adventure, the New York Times reports that his administration secretly gave approval of weapons shipments to Libyan resistance fighters, only to learn that the weapons ended up arming Islamist terror networks. Posted by: Guy Mohawk at December 06, 2012 01:07 PM (n/ubI)

Why....it's almost as if he's did it on purpose. That can't be! He's an American Patriot™

So then the only other possible explanation is that he's grossly incompetent. But he's the smartest Preezy evah!

I'm so confused!

Posted by: Typical In-Need-of-Psychotropic-Meds Leftard at December 06, 2012 01:11 PM (sbV1u)

98 I put this on the last thread and I totes stole it from Insty but even the Chicago Tribune is striking out at the SCOAMT about the "negotiations" for the fiscal cliff.

Ohhhhh, that's what you meant by "Trib!" I couldn't figure out what that stood for. Duh, it all becomes clear now.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 06, 2012 01:12 PM (4df7R)

99 Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 06, 2012 01:09 PM (4df7R)

That's what Stevens was doing, negotiating to get them back, hell probably a willing participant in a hostage crisis gone bad. They were probably gonna swap him for the blind sheik.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at December 06, 2012 01:12 PM (i0vBR)

100 Don't just let it burn, fan the flames.

Posted by: political pyromaniac at December 06, 2012 01:12 PM (8/bPb)

101 Run that by me again. Was Boehner in on this conversation?
Posted by: joncelli at December 06, 2012 12:59 PM (RD7QR)


BIG OOPS.


I meant, DeMINT REPLIED..

Sorry...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 06, 2012 01:12 PM (XkWWK)

102 How Adorable: Syrian Rebels Show Toddlers Brandishing AK-47s In Propaganda Video…

They’re so cute until they grow up and detonate their suicide bombs.

http://weaselzippers.us/

Hey let's support them also

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 06, 2012 01:12 PM (79ueO)

103 2011 ACU ratings put Scott Gowdy, and Duncan at 96

Mulvaney at 100

Wilson at 94.3
------------------------------------

Mulvaney 100% conservative eh?


Is it safe to ask him about rape?

Posted by: Killah Beeb's Chaperone at December 06, 2012 01:13 PM (N2svL)

104 Why do we fall into the same old trap and bring up skin color? Why can't we say that he is a representative and leave it at that. And never mention his "race"? Posted by: sophistahick (AKA Snake Plissken) at December 06, 2012 01:11 PM (UhXzR)

The MFM makes the rules. That's why.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at December 06, 2012 01:13 PM (sbV1u)

105
star struck Christie so happy to finally be part of the popular crowd at school

Let me just point out a few things here:
Christie: Lawyer
Graham: Lawyer
DeMint: Not a lawyer
Scott: Not a lawyer

It's not perfect, but it's the quickest RINO screen that I know.

Posted by: AmishDude at December 06, 2012 01:13 PM (T0NGe)

106 82 How did Sott vote on Pigford?

Posted by: Jean at December 06, 2012 01:05 PM (BNuW6)

He wasn't there for Pigford.
Posted by: Vic at December 06, 2012 01:08 PM (YdQQY)

But voted no on Pigford II.

Posted by: RWC at December 06, 2012 01:14 PM (fWAjv)

107 I just don't think I could be friends with someone who wants to enslave me, but maybe that's just me.


Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at December 06, 2012 01:01 PM (5DR1j)


It would be impossible for them to consider me a friend after a few rounds of forcibly stuffing their smug and ignorant lies back down their pie holes, if I were within force feeding range, that is.

Posted by: ontherocks at December 06, 2012 01:15 PM (aZ6ew)

108
The MFM makes the rules. That's why.

No we follow the rules as if they are actual rules. Ace, in his headline, wrote African-American.

That's just plain stupid. It's racial politics. It sickens me.

Posted by: sophistahick (AKA Snake Plissken) at December 06, 2012 01:15 PM (UhXzR)

109 Posted by: AmishDude at December 06, 2012 01:07 PM (T0NGe)

Most likely this was worked out with many parties. But Haley just pulled off some coup recently? It seems she means to be a powerbroker in SC politics, not contemplating a national run.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at December 06, 2012 01:15 PM (i0vBR)

110 Mere mortal, if the Pubs were to lead via Appropriation they wouldn't have to listen to Barack at all.Posted by: Jean at December 06, 2012 01:10 PM (BNuW6)___ _____ _____ ____ ____Odds?

Posted by: Meremortal, time to slutdrop the GOPe at December 06, 2012 01:16 PM (1Y+hH)

111 Mick Mulvaney is sharp, give him a couple of years. Things are going to get tight in SC, not enough seats to go around.

Posted by: Jean at December 06, 2012 01:16 PM (BNuW6)

112 From Investors Business Daily

War On Terror: As the regime of Bashar Assad disintegrates, the security of his chemical arsenal is in jeopardy. The No. 2 general in Saddam Hussein's air force says they were the WMDs we didn't find in Iraq.

King Abdullah of neighboring Jordan warned that a disintegrating Syria on the verge of civil war puts Syria's stockpile of chemical weapons at risk of falling into the hands of al-Qaida.

"One of the worst-case scenarios as we are obviously trying to look for a political solution would be if some of those chemical stockpiles were to fall into unfriendly hands," he said.

The irony here is that the chemical weapons stockpile of Syrian thug Assad may in large part be the legacy of weapons moved from Hussein's Iraq into Syria before Operation Iraqi Freedom.

If so, this may be the reason not much was found in the way of WMD by victorious U.S. forces in 2003.

In 2006, former Iraqi general Georges Sada, second in command of the Iraqi Air Force who served under Saddam Hussein before he defected, wrote a comprehensive book, "Saddam's Secrets."

It details how the Iraqi Revolutionary Guard moved weapons of mass destruction into Syria in advance of the U.S.-led action to eliminate Hussein's WMD threat.

As Sada told the New York Sun, two Iraqi Airways Boeings were converted to cargo planes by removing the seats, and special Republican Guard units loaded the planes with chemical weapons materials.

Iraq's WMD went to fellow Baathist Syria, like we knew. Which are now gonna be used against their own people. Super.

Posted by: Thunderb at December 06, 2012 01:16 PM (Dnbau)

113 Mulvaney 100% conservative eh?





Is it safe to ask him about rape?





Posted by: Killah Beeb's Chaperone at December 06, 2012 01:13 PM (N2svL)

Mulvaney is my guy and this district was owned by a Dem for a long time before he came along. Lets leave him alone.

Posted by: Vic at December 06, 2012 01:16 PM (YdQQY)

114 It's not perfect, but it's the quickest RINO screen that I know.


Posted by: AmishDude at December 06, 2012 01:13 PM (T0NGe)

The second level screen is whether they graduated from an Ivy League college, independent of the degree awarded.

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 06, 2012 01:17 PM (Cnqmv)

115 #89 I heard that comment on Rush and it flat-out pissed me off. Just like Christie slobbering all over Obama, DeMint just had to go with "Reid isn't the problem, he's a good friend."

So he runs a loser against his good friend, and all of the suckers think that Mr.Marketing is going to be the savior of conservatism.

I wonder if he gets a per cent of the donations. I am sure the fund-raising emails will be flying.

Well, I am not particularly interested and will not donate. Also, I find it interesting that Rush had him on since he rarely has interviews. Of course, Heritage is a regular sponsor on his show.

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 06, 2012 01:17 PM (GoIUi)

116 Harry Reid is slithering scummy little worm. How could anyone be friends with that guy?

If you want the best kiddie porn, he's the "go to" guy in the Senate.

Posted by: @PurpAv at December 06, 2012 01:17 PM (vWHvS)

117 It's not perfect, but it's the quickest RINO screen that I know.

John McCain - not a lawyer
Olympia Snowe - not a lawyer
Susan Collins - not a lawyer

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at December 06, 2012 01:17 PM (OWjjx)

118 EXCELLENT CHOICE for Tim Scott.

Think about it you fucking retards.... He can start the SENATE BLACK CAUCUS....

Hey, wait a sec, it's only one dude, and he'sA REPUBLICAN FROM THE SOUTH.....

Hmmmmm. Perhaps the demorats ain't as diverse as they claim, eh??

DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT.

Posted by: Prescient11 at December 06, 2012 01:19 PM (tVTLU)

119 un-hmm. I'm a lawyer

Posted by: Thunderb at December 06, 2012 01:19 PM (Dnbau)

120 Pigford-II approved in lame duck session 2010

Tim Scott assumed office Jan 3, 2011.

He did not vote on Pigford at all.

Posted by: Vic at December 06, 2012 01:19 PM (YdQQY)

121 Ray LaHood - not a lawyer
Chuck Hagel - not a lawyer

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at December 06, 2012 01:20 PM (OWjjx)

122 @**
Pat is there a G in that? why yes, yes, there is 2 G's in that word...

Posted by: Clemenza at December 06, 2012 01:21 PM (Q8Pu5)

123 If you want the best kiddie porn, he's the "go to" guy in the Senate.
Posted by: @PurpAv at December 06, 2012 01:17 PM (vWHvS)

It's a shame that he hasn't come out and addressed the families of his victims. Do it for the children.

Posted by: RWC at December 06, 2012 01:21 PM (fWAjv)

124 Why can't we say that he is a representative and leave it at that. And never mention his "race"?

"There's that Republican racism again...can't even acknowledge black men exist."

Rinse, repeat.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, ray of sunshine at December 06, 2012 01:21 PM (/kI1Q)

125
Hey. Look. A black guy. Now I know we can't lose, because all our liberal friends will vote for/with him and totally forget that he stands against all they stand for. What could go wrong.

Always be closing .... always sell the benifits not the atributes. Black is not a benifit. It's an attribute. Conservative is a benefit. Sell that.

Posted by: sophistahick (AKA Snake Plissken) at December 06, 2012 01:21 PM (UhXzR)

126
"There's that Republican racism again...can't even acknowledge black men exist."


Black men don't exist. Men exist. Period.

Posted by: sophistahick (AKA Snake Plissken) at December 06, 2012 01:22 PM (UhXzR)

127 uh

Posted by: JDP at December 06, 2012 01:23 PM (60GaT)

128 New one up.

Posted by: Vic at December 06, 2012 01:23 PM (YdQQY)

129 @126 not in the HR dept, we are all units..

Posted by: Clemenza at December 06, 2012 01:23 PM (Q8Pu5)

130 Jeb Bush --- not a lawyer

Posted by: Mallamutt, RINO President for Life at December 06, 2012 01:23 PM (OWjjx)

131 I remember when Michael Steele stepped in and really turned things around for the GOP in terms of relating to the minority community.

Posted by: Olaf at December 06, 2012 01:23 PM (t1NLo)

132
>>Why do we fall into the same old trap and bring up skin color? Why
can't we say that he is a representative and leave it at that. And never
mention his "race"? Posted by: sophistahick (AKA Snake Plissken) at
December 06, 2012 01:11 PM (UhXzR)



OK so he's bald, what of it?

Posted by: ontherocks at December 06, 2012 01:24 PM (aZ6ew)

133 http://trib.in/YzTEcO Seeeee, the Mayans were right!
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Shipping Sheldon/Penny right to the end. at December 06, 2012 01:10 PM (VtjlW)


Let's meditate on this opening sentence from that editorial.After quoting their 2009 interview with Obama in which he discussed the necessity for entitlement reform:

Four years later, President Obama has a golden chance to begin keeping that commitment.

Just let that soak in.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 06, 2012 01:24 PM (4df7R)

134 He can start the SENATE BLACK CAUCUS

I like, but I don't think Roland Burris is going to give him the keys to the cabinet with the Senate Black Caucus letterhead.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, ray of sunshine at December 06, 2012 01:24 PM (/kI1Q)

135 Why do we fall into the same old trap and bring up skin color? Why can't we say that he is a representative and leave it at that. And never mention his "race"?


***

It is naive to pretend it doesn't matter.

It matters. Not to us, but to the other guys, and to pretend he isn't black is to fail to prepare for the inevitable attacks.

It also fails to address the eagerness of those who do vote on race alone to see a black man elected to the Senate.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 06, 2012 01:25 PM (piMMO)

136 Black men don't exist.

Thank you for making my point.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, ray of sunshine at December 06, 2012 01:25 PM (/kI1Q)

137 Roland Burris can suck it...

hahahahaha.

Posted by: Prescient11 at December 06, 2012 01:25 PM (tVTLU)

138 111 Mick Mulvaney is sharp, give him a couple of years. Things are going to get tight in SC, not enough seats to go around.

He is one of the best freshmen on the Budget Committee and he was just given a spot on Financial Services.

Posted by: 80sBaby at December 06, 2012 01:25 PM (YjDyJ)

139 Okay. No more saying "this" when we agree with something.

Posted by: The Mega Independent at December 06, 2012 01:26 PM (bSsXM)

140
NDH, That is exactly the trap we fall into when pointing out race. Because then they get to say: Look, those racist rethuglicans selected a black man just to fill a quota or to sooth their white guilt. The libs tottally project their worts on us.It happens every time.

Posted by: sophistahick (AKA Snake Plissken) at December 06, 2012 01:28 PM (UhXzR)

141 I'm available.

Posted by: Alvin Greene at December 06, 2012 01:28 PM (8/bPb)

142
Black men don't exist.

Thank you for making my point. Posted by: HeatherRadish™

What is your point?

My point is that there are men and that all men are men. Amen.

Posted by: sophistahick (AKA Snake Plissken) at December 06, 2012 01:29 PM (UhXzR)

143 Scott or Gowdy (who seems to be at odds with Boehner, so he has that going for him)...

Neither was likely to challenge Grahamnesty, leaving those in the state so inclined to still primary him

(most likely, "State Sen. Tom Davis, popular
in his Low Country district and once frequently-mentioned as a possible
challenger to Graham; surprised some Republicans by backing Ron Paul in
the 2012 GOP presidential primary".- according to Jim Geraghty @ campaignspot)

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Posted by: phreshone at December 06, 2012 01:31 PM (0SXI6)

144 35 30 Fuck DeMint. I just heard him on Rush. Harry Ried is a friend of mine. Harry Reid isn't the problem. Fuck you Demint. Don't let the door hit ya.
Posted by: jewells45 at December 06, 2012 12:51 PM (l/N7H)

Yeah, that was rather weird of him to say that. I was a bit floored. I mean, he didn't have to rip him apart, but to call him a friend?

Ouch.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 06, 2012 12:54 PM (XkWWK)


Keep your friends close. Keep your enemies closer.

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at December 06, 2012 01:31 PM (H1M3J)

145 wtf

Posted by: phreshone at December 06, 2012 01:31 PM (0SXI6)

146 105 kill all the lawyers

Posted by: alex of school at December 06, 2012 01:33 PM (uFY4s)

147 131 I remember when Michael Steele stepped in and really turned things around for the GOP in terms of relating to the minority community.
Posted by: Olaf at December 06, 2012 01:23 PM (t1NLo)


Yeah and I remember when Democrats were honorable opponents and not Marxist crapweasels who only purpose in life is the assumption and maintenance of power, dickweed.

Isn't there some traffic out front for you to play in?

Posted by: 98ZJUSMC Waiting for the Sun at December 06, 2012 01:37 PM (H1M3J)

148 Olympia Snowe - not a lawyer


Husband is a lawyer. Guess what the Venn diagram of her social circle and the legal profession is.

Susan Collins - not a lawyer

Husband's a journalist (worse than lawyer) and her uncle was a prominent judge (hence lawyer).

They's got the lawyer blood in 'em.

Posted by: AmishDude at December 06, 2012 01:37 PM (T0NGe)

149 Tim Scott is pretty good. Although, let's be honest, I doubt he'd be near the top if he wasn't black. And even among black Repubs, he's no Allen West.

I haven't been terribly impressed when I've seen Scott speak. Just not that engaging.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at December 06, 2012 01:38 PM (R+6Q+)

150 NDH, That is exactly the trap we fall into when pointing out race. Because then they get to say: Look, those racist rethuglicans selected a black man just to fill a quota or to sooth their white guilt. The libs tottally project their worts on us.It happens every time.


****

No.

The trap is in pretending race does not matter.

This is not an ideal world.

He isn't being selected because he is a black man, but HE IS a man who is also black.

For that reason he will be called an Uncle Tom and a sellout. Others, however, will choose to vote for him because he is black.

Any strategy that fails to recognize those facts is not fully a strategy.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at December 06, 2012 01:40 PM (piMMO)

151 AtC: http://www.npr.org/blogs/politicaljunkie/2008/12/when_governors_not_blagojevich_1.html

Posted by: washington nearsider at December 06, 2012 01:43 PM (fwARV)

152
Tim Scott seems like a good guy to me...what I've seen of him.

Posted by: wheatie at December 06, 2012 01:50 PM (CM59X)

153 I live outside Scott's district, but near enough to his base in Charleston to have watched him come up through local government over the years. This guy is the Real Deal, not an ounce of phony in him, common-sense "movement" conservative through and through.

I think Heritage is making a mistake. DeMint is a great conservative Senator, but has no management experience to run a big organization. We would have been best off with him remaining in the Senate. Scott is the runaway best choice to succeed him (since Mark Sanford wouldn't consider a return to DC), and his district is one of the safest.

Posted by: Adjoran at December 06, 2012 02:08 PM (ZHQvg)

154 Maybe its just me, but could we all stop eating at the fucking leftist racism trough?

How about, Tim Scott, Republican congressman from South Carolina.

That, plus Demint's recommendation - isn't that enough?

Posted by: George at December 06, 2012 02:25 PM (qBLA2)

155 Well, if he's black enough and can speak without a negro dialect, I'm all for it...anybody in the pipe thats a gay Mexican?..any guys with pies?..chicks with dicks?? They are the future of the Republican party. Forward!

Posted by: John Boehner at December 06, 2012 03:10 PM (Z0mn0)

156
Will Folks for Senate!

Posted by: DC Zombie at December 06, 2012 08:38 PM (EZ3C3)

157 155 is awesomely funny.

Posted by: JustLikeDavidHasselhoff at December 07, 2012 12:44 AM (wWZWw)






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