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Old 12-06-2012, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Riverside
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There has been a lot of speculation that Nicky Haley would tap SC Rep Tim Scott, a black conservative, as an interim replacement for Jim DeMint.

For a party trying to reboot with minorities, it would seem to be a smart move- appoint a black man, with impeccable conservative credentials, as the new US Senator from South Carolina. What better way to show blacks that Republican values and policies are for them too?

But here is an inside report that Haleyis considering a local BBQ owner instead (who looks like a Republican from a sit com)

Source: Haley Considering BBQ Chain Founder As 'Placeholder' Replacement For DeMint | TPM LiveWire

If the gov picks this guy instead... Missed opportunity for the party?
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Los Awesome, CA
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There has been a lot of speculation that Nicky Haley would tap SC Rep Tim Scott, a black conservative, as an interim replacement for Jim DeMint.

For a party trying to reboot with minorities, it would seem to be a smart move- appoint a black man, with impeccable conservative credentials, as the new US Senator from South Carolina. What better way to show blacks that Republican values and policies are for them too?

But here is an inside report that Haleyis considering a local BBQ owner instead (who looks like a Republican from a sit com)

Source: Haley Considering BBQ Chain Founder As 'Placeholder' Replacement For DeMint | TPM LiveWire

If the gov picks this guy instead... Missed opportunity for the party?
If Haley appoints a black conservative [I believe she won't] he/she would only be in the Senate for about two years before he's voted out. South Carolina is one of the racist states in the union.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:50 PM
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If Haley appoints a black conservative [I believe she won't] he/she would only be in the Senate for about two years before he's voted out. South Carolina is one of the racist states in the union.
Yes and it would also damage her long term political career in that state. If you want to be a SC Republican you have no choice but to appease the racists that are a big part of your voting bloc.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:53 PM
 
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Doesn't matter the color. It's still replacing one right wing wacko with another one. And in Souf Cack, there is no shortage of right leaning space cadets.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:53 PM
 
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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If Haley appoints a black conservative [I believe she won't] he/she would only be in the Senate for about two years before he's voted out. South Carolina is one of the racist states in the union.
He's currently sitting in the House, which he was elected to in 2010. So South Carolina was too racist to elect him. I like him and hope he is reelcted. He is very conservative.
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:55 PM
 
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If Haley appoints a black conservative [I believe she won't] he/she would only be in the Senate for about two years before he's voted out. South Carolina is one of the racist states in the union.
I guess you ignored the part about him currently holds elected office as a representative from SC and is very popular.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:09 PM
 
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If Haley appoints a black conservative [I believe she won't] he/she would only be in the Senate for about two years before he's voted out. South Carolina is one of the racist states in the union.
Which is to say, not racist at all.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Texas
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If Haley appoints a black conservative [I believe she won't] he/she would only be in the Senate for about two years before he's voted out. South Carolina is one of the racist states in the union.
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Yes and it would also damage her long term political career in that state. If you want to be a SC Republican you have no choice but to appease the racists that are a big part of your voting bloc.
Born Nimrata Nikki Randhawa. Her parents, Dr. Ajit Singh Randhawa and Raj Kaur Randhawa, are Sikh immigrants from Amritsar District, Punjab, India.

Can't discuss policy because the ones you back are failures so lets play the race card game.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Riverside
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Born Nimrata Nikki Randhawa. Her parents, Dr. Ajit Singh Randhawa and Raj Kaur Randhawa, are Sikh immigrants from Amritsar District, Punjab, India.

Can't discuss policy because the ones you back are failures so lets play the race card game.
We can talk about the racial aspects of politics, without being racists.

Let's assume for the sake of argument Rick Scott is very bit as conservative as Jim DeMint. I know Scott has been elected (twice now) to his House seat. But those were DISTRICT elections.

My question is, would Scott's race be a deterrent to his being elected to STATEWIDE office in SC? And would the fact that Scott is black give Haley herself pause, as she makes up her mind- not because she's racist, but because she has a big decisison to make and has to work out the calculus?

What do South Carolinans on the board think?
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:54 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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We can talk about the racial aspects of politics, without being racists.

Let's assume for the sake of argument Rick Scott is very bit as conservative as Jim DeMint. I know Scott has been elected (twice now) to his House seat. But those were DISTRICT elections.

My question is, would Scott's race be a deterrent to his being elected to STATEWIDE office in SC? And would the fact that Scott is black give Haley herself pause, as she makes up her mind- not because she's racist, but because she has a big decisison to make and has to work out the calculus?

What do South Carolinans on the board think?





Scott would definitely be elected statewide in South Carolina. Of course you have the ignorant on here that have to show their a$$ every time it comes to the South.
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