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Breaking: Nikki Haley to pick Tim Scott to replace DeMint in Senate
Hotair ^ | 12/17/2012 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 12/17/2012 7:39:52 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Welcome, my friends, to the least surprising political news of the week. Nikki Haley will appoint Rep. Tim Scott to replace Senator Jim DeMint in the US Senate, making Scott the upper chamber's only African-American member, and give him a boost in the 2014 special election for the rest of DeMint's term:

Multiple media sources are reporting that South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will indeed name Rep. Tim Scott to be the next senator from South Carolina.

Scott will serve for two years, and then presumably run in a special election in 2014. If reelected, he would serve an additional two years (the remaining two years of the six-year term Jim DeMint was elected to in 2010) and then potentially run again for a full-six year term in 2016.

Also from Brother Jim at NRO comes this piece of ironic trivia:

Tim Scott beat Strom Thurmond’s son in the 2010 House primary. Now he will sit in the seat Thurmond once occupied. bit.ly/T2mv3t

— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) December 17, 2012

The Charlotte Observer picked up the story a few minutes ago as well:

U.S. Rep. Tim Scott, who overcame poverty in North Charleston to build a successful business and political career, will be appointed today by Gov. Nikki Haley to the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Republican Jim DeMint, The New York Times and CNN reported this morning.

Haley has scheduled a noon news conference to announce her pick. DeMint and U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican from Seneca, are scheduled to attend.

That makes a lot of sense; DeMint reportedly went to bat for Scott as his replacement, and he’s likely to cheer the decision as the new head of the Heritage Foundation. His blessing will be seen as an important key for Haley.

That means that Haley will have to call a special election for Scott’s soon-to-be vacant seat. The election will have to be held in 18 weeks, with a primary in 11 weeks. Can SC-01 produce another clear conservative to replace Scott? We will soon find out. Regardless, this is a great choice for Haley, even if it was the only obvious choice.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: 112th; blackrepublicans; jimdemint; nikkihaley; notbreakingnews; sc2012; senate; teaparty; timscott
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1 posted on 12/17/2012 7:39:59 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
I WAS NOT SURPRISED AT ALL...


2 posted on 12/17/2012 7:41:09 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

PERFECT!


3 posted on 12/17/2012 7:43:31 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: SeekAndFind

SWEET!


4 posted on 12/17/2012 7:45:19 AM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Can SC-01 produce another clear conservative to replace Scott?”

Good question that (I hope) was evaluated in the pick of Scott.

Another good question would be: was Scott the most conservative of the state’s congressional delegation that could have been appointed?

The Senate is even more barren of constitutionalist conservatives than is the House and they should be elevated to the Senate whenever the opportunity presents itself.


5 posted on 12/17/2012 7:47:02 AM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wait, wait, wait. Let’s ask ESPN’s Rob Parker if Mr. Scott is Black enough, first.


6 posted on 12/17/2012 7:48:49 AM PST by Obadiah (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash?)
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To: Obadiah
Wait, wait, wait. Let’s ask ESPN’s Rob Parker if Mr. Scott is Black enough, first.

Yeah, he might be too *cornball* to be a US Senator. Sheesh, these lefty double standards make me dizzy.

7 posted on 12/17/2012 7:53:22 AM PST by Jane Long (Philippians 2:11)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hmmm. Non-descript American name. Already seems to wear an American flag on his lapel. Apparently not born to freakazoid marxist parents or educated in Muslim schools in Indonesia or mentored by a communist. No evidence he’s a pal of 70s terrorists.

Nah, it would never work.


8 posted on 12/17/2012 7:53:30 AM PST by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Congressman Scott is a great choice....It just a Shame that he’s not replacing Sen. Graham instead!!!! LOL


9 posted on 12/17/2012 7:54:34 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: Obadiah
Charleston SC was one of the largest importers of black slaves in America and on some of our barrier islands you will find black folks who have pure African bloodlines...

...you can't get any more African American than a black in SC.

10 posted on 12/17/2012 7:55:27 AM PST by Happy Rain (Which fires first? The gun or the anti-2nd Amendment demagogues?)
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To: SeekAndFind

A very good choice. I am almost misty-eyed...I wish him the very best.


11 posted on 12/17/2012 7:55:53 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Congratulations Senator Scott!

Bravo Governor Haley!


12 posted on 12/17/2012 7:59:41 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind

YES!!!


13 posted on 12/17/2012 8:01:47 AM PST by PistolPaknMama
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Impy; BillyBoy; Perdogg; GOPsterinMA; Clintonfatigued; Coop

Well, here’s some good news, for a change.


14 posted on 12/17/2012 8:02:08 AM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Scott will serve for two years, and then presumably run in a special election in 2014. If reelected, he would serve an additional two years (the remaining two years of the six-year term Jim DeMint was elected to in 2010) and then potentially run again for a full-six year term in 2016.”

Wow, that’s a lot of elections in a short time! He needs to raise a lot of money. The left hates no one like they hate a black conservative. And they have two shots in 3 years at that senate seat. I’m glad this is in South Carolina. Whew!


15 posted on 12/17/2012 8:06:18 AM PST by milemark
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To: SeekAndFind

Heh, the only black senator will be a tea party republican...


16 posted on 12/17/2012 8:06:29 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: SeekAndFind

96.00 rating from the ACU.


17 posted on 12/17/2012 8:06:41 AM PST by Fresh Wind
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To: SeekAndFind

LIKE!


18 posted on 12/17/2012 8:06:58 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Mamzelle; All
maybe soon Sen. LtCol. Allen West (Fl-Freedom :) can Join him...just saying...

19 posted on 12/17/2012 8:10:01 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today; who can take your income & tax it all away..0Bama man can :)
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To: SeekAndFind; l8pilot; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; ...
Bravo for Gov. Haley!!

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20 posted on 12/17/2012 8:10:15 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: SeekAndFind; l8pilot; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; ...
Bravo for Gov. Haley!!

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21 posted on 12/17/2012 8:10:52 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: SeekAndFind; l8pilot; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; ...
Bravo for Gov. Haley!!

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22 posted on 12/17/2012 8:11:58 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: SeekAndFind

In other Senate appointment news, Gov. Deval Patrick may go back to the future to appoint Michael Dukakis to replace John Kerry if he goes to State.


23 posted on 12/17/2012 8:12:16 AM PST by AU72
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To: SeekAndFind

He will be the only Black in the US Sen.


24 posted on 12/17/2012 8:13:23 AM PST by freeonefrom (God bless America and our troops.)
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To: stylecouncilor

ping....


25 posted on 12/17/2012 8:14:01 AM PST by onedoug
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To: SeekAndFind

TIM SCOTT FOR PRESIDENT 2016 !
TIM SCOTT FOR PRESIDENT 2016 !
TIM SCOTT FOR PRESIDENT 2016 !
TIM SCOTT FOR PRESIDENT 2016 !
TIM SCOTT FOR PRESIDENT 2016 !

HE WILL HAVE HAD WAAAAYYYYYYY MORE THAN 18 MONTHS IN THE SENATE !!!!!!!!!

See how community organizers think ?

Except... if he is a radical conservative, i.e., Bible-believing, good character, good leader, good abilities, etc., what will the GENIUS GOP do....

They will view him as “too radical” and specifically keep out away from being nominated.

He can run for the nomination, but he will get filtered out by the State GOP party election machine.

Because the GOP-e wants a big-city, pro-fornication, muslim-loving, all-talk, compromiser; somebody who, in their unicorn dreams, average Joe Democrats will somehow magically embrace - over a Democrat.

Meanwhile, the Democratic Shadow Party, the radical leftists like Chuck Schumer, Hillary Clinton, etc., they see no problem with filling the U.S. government with leftists who are as radical-lefty-radical-left as they can find.

Now let’s have a look at this Tim Scott and see how radical he is...


26 posted on 12/17/2012 8:15:57 AM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: NeoCaveman

This works on SO many levels....

A T.E.A. party type who also happens to be an American of African descent, and an AUTHENTIC descendent of former slaves.

This should make Jesse Jackson absolutely nuts. It shall certainly incur the wrath of the Congressional Black Caucus not to say that of the Current Regime in the White Hut.


27 posted on 12/17/2012 8:16:51 AM PST by alloysteel (Bronco Bama - the cowboy who whooped up and widened the stampede.)
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To: Fresh Wind
Let's ignore the fact that he is black ( irrelevant ). Here he is ON THE ISSUES


28 posted on 12/17/2012 8:17:33 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: AU72

If Deval Patrick appoints Dukakis it will be solely for the purpose of keeping the seat warm so that Patrick can run for the full-term when the seat next comes up for a new 6-year term.


29 posted on 12/17/2012 8:18:15 AM PST by littleharbour
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To: SeekAndFind

Excellent!!!!!!!
this might prompt a move further south because blue/purple VA is getting tiresome...
Go Tim!!!!!


30 posted on 12/17/2012 8:20:05 AM PST by matginzac
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To: alloysteel
This should make Jesse Jackson absolutely nuts.

Which one? :)

31 posted on 12/17/2012 8:20:23 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hallelujah!!! She didn’t succumb to the pleadings of the moderate wing!


32 posted on 12/17/2012 8:21:01 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: SeekAndFind

According to the liberals, there still won’t be any “African-Americans” in the Senate.


33 posted on 12/17/2012 8:22:38 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: Colonel_Flagg
This should make Jesse Jackson absolutely nuts.

Which one? :)

Boff'um.
34 posted on 12/17/2012 8:23:48 AM PST by alloysteel (Bronco Bama - the cowboy who whooped up and widened the stampede.)
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To: freeonefrom

ON THE ISSUES:

SEE HERE:

http://www.ontheissues.org/House/Tim_Scott.htm

Fight for the rights of the unborn. (Nov 2010)

No embryonic stem cell research. (Nov 2010)

Voted YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion. (May 2011)

Prohibit federal funding for abortion. (May 2011)

Prohibiting forced abortions by UN Population Fund. (May 2011)

Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood. (Jan 2011)

Supports religious orphanages and making child adoption easier for responsible families as alternative to abortion (Feb 2011)

Voted YES on terminating the Home Affordable mortgage Program. (Mar 2011)

Demand a Balanced Budget amendment. (Jul 2010)

Limit federal spending growth to per-capita inflation rate. (Jul 2010)

Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution. (Jan 2011)

Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge. (Jan 2012)

Disapprove of increasing the debt limit. (Jan 2012)

Sanctity of traditional marriage: one man one woman. (Nov 2010)

Opposes same-sex marriage. (Nov 2010)

Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business. (Jan 2011)

Rated 0% by UFCW, indicating a pro-management voting record. (May 2012)

Voted YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program. (Mar 2011)

Voted YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling. (May 2011)

Voted YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases. (Apr 2011)

Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP. (Nov 2010)

Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures. (Jul 2010)

Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low. (Jul 2010)

Allow longer than 10 years to rebuild depleted fisheries. (Sep 2011)

Rated 13% by HSLF, indicating an anti-animal welfare voting record. (Jan 2012)

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

Identify constitutionality in every new congressional bill. (Jul 2010)

Audit federal agencies, to reform or eliminate them. (Jul 2010)

Moratorium on all earmarks until budget is balanced. (Jul 2010)

Member of House Rules Committee. (Mar 2011)

Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge. (Nov 2011)

No recess appointments without Congressional approval. (Jan 2012)

Second Amendment is cornerstone of our democracy. (Nov 2010)

Opposes restricting gun purchase & possession. (Nov 2010)

Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)

Fight against government takeover of health care. (Nov 2010)
Voted YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts. (Apr 2011)

Voted YES on repealing the “Prevention and Public Health” slush fund. (Apr 2011)

Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market. (Jul 2010)

Repeal any federal health care takeover. (Jul 2010)

Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)

Keep Guantanamo Bay open; keep military tribunals. (Nov 2010)

Voted YES on extending the PATRIOT Act’s roving wiretaps. (Feb 2011)

Opposes a pathway to citizenship. (Nov 2010)

Rated 100% by CEI, indicating a pro-workplace choice voting record. (May 2012)

Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes. (Aug 2010)

Adopt a single-rate tax system. (Jul 2010)

Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes. (Jul 2010)

Replace income tax & estate tax with 23% sales tax. (Jan 2011)

Permanently repeal the estate tax. (Jan 2011)

Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge. (Jan 2012)

Supports Port of Charleston’s dredging as economic boost. (May 2011)

Voted YES on terminating funding for National Public Radio. (Mar 2011)

Voted YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval. (Jun 2011)

Voted NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan. (Mar 2011)

No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone. (May 2011)

Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes. (May 2011)


35 posted on 12/17/2012 8:24:30 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

As long as he votes to the right of DeMint, I’m happy. Now if we can get DeMint to challenge Graham in the next primary election.


36 posted on 12/17/2012 8:26:29 AM PST by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: NeoCaveman


VoteMatch Responses
(Click here for VoteMatch quiz)
VoteMatch Question & Answer
(Click on question for explanation and background)
Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Opposes topic 1:Abortion is a woman's right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Fight for the rights of the unborn: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibiting forced abortions by UN Population Fund: Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Neutral on topic 2:Require hiring more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 3:Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(-5 points on Social scale)
Sanctity of traditional marriage: one man one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Neutral on topic 4:Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 8:Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 9:Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Second Amendment is cornerstone of our democracy: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting gun purchase & possession: Strongly Favors topic 10
Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 5:More federal funding for health coverage
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Fight against government takeover of health care: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal any federal health care takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business: Opposes topic 5
YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Opposes topic 5
Neutral on topic 6:Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
b> Strongly Favors topic 7:Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+5 points on Economic scale)
YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 18:Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low: Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Neutral on topic 19:Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 20:Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 11:Make taxes more progressive
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Adopt a single-rate tax system: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Replace income tax & estate tax with 23% sales tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Permanently repeal the estate tax: Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-5 points on Social scale)
Opposes a pathway to citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Neutral on topic 13:Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 15:Expand the armed forces
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 16:Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 14:The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(-5 points on Social scale)
Keep Guantanamo Bay open; keep military tribunals: Opposes topic 14
YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 17:US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(-3 points on Social scale)
No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes: Opposes topic 17
NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval: Favors topic 17


37 posted on 12/17/2012 8:26:45 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Scott sounds like a guy leadership just detests.

Therefore, he’s a guy I really like. Well done, Governor.


38 posted on 12/17/2012 8:27:04 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Hoodat
VoteMatch Responses
(Click here for VoteMatch quiz)
VoteMatch Question & Answer
(Click on question for explanation and background)
Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Opposes topic 1:Abortion is a woman's right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Fight for the rights of the unborn: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding for abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibiting forced abortions by UN Population Fund: Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on banning federal health coverage that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Neutral on topic 2:Require hiring more women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 3:Same-sex domestic partnership benefits
(-5 points on Social scale)
Sanctity of traditional marriage: one man one woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Neutral on topic 4:Teacher-led prayer in public schools
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 8:Death Penalty
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 9:Mandatory Three Strikes sentencing laws
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 10:Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Second Amendment is cornerstone of our democracy: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes restricting gun purchase & possession: Strongly Favors topic 10
Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 5:More federal funding for health coverage
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Fight against government takeover of health care: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Defund, repeal, & replace federal care with free market: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal any federal health care takeover: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business: Opposes topic 5
YES on repealing the "Prevention and Public Health" slush fund: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on the Ryan Budget: Medicare choice, tax & spending cuts: Opposes topic 5
Neutral on topic 6:Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
b> Strongly Favors topic 7:Parents choose schools via vouchers
(+5 points on Economic scale)
YES on reauthorizing the DC opportunity scholarship program: Strongly Favors topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 18:Replace coal & oil with alternatives
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Signed the No Climate Tax Pledge by AFP: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Cap-and-trade has no impact on global temperatures: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Explore proven energy reserves & keep energy prices low: Opposes topic 18
YES on barring EPA from regulating greenhouse gases: Opposes topic 18
YES on opening Outer Continental Shelf to oil drilling: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Neutral on topic 19:Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 20:Allow churches to provide welfare services
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 11:Make taxes more progressive
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Taxpayer Protection Pledge: no new taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Adopt a single-rate tax system: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Repeal tax hikes in capital gains and death taxes: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Replace income tax & estate tax with 23% sales tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Permanently repeal the estate tax: Opposes topic 11
Supports the Taxpayer Protection Pledge: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:Illegal immigrants earn citizenship
(-5 points on Social scale)
Opposes a pathway to citizenship: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Neutral on topic 13:Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Neutral on topic 15:Expand the armed forces
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 16:Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Ban stock trading based on Congressional insider knowledge: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 14:The Patriot Act harms civil liberties
(-5 points on Social scale)
Keep Guantanamo Bay open; keep military tribunals: Opposes topic 14
YES on extending the PATRIOT Act's roving wiretaps: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Opposes topic 17:US out of Iraq & Afghanistan
(-3 points on Social scale)
No contact & enforce sanctions on Iran until threat is gone: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Boycott & sanctions against Iran for terrorism & nukes: Opposes topic 17
NO on removing US armed forces from Afghanistan: Strongly Opposes topic 17
YES on banning armed forces in Libya without Congressional approval: Favors topic 17



39 posted on 12/17/2012 8:27:56 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Next best pick.

I would have picked Mulvaney.


40 posted on 12/17/2012 8:30:39 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is some really good news! And that VoteMatch thing is something I’m going to have to check out, thanks.


41 posted on 12/17/2012 8:30:39 AM PST by bigbob
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To: SeekAndFind
The racist commenters over on Politico are the first to call him "Token Scott." Those people make me sick. Can't have any more black Americans leave the Democrat plantation, so they have already begun tearing him down.

Good luck Senator Scott. I'm glad to support you as long as you support conservative values, and it's not going to be easy as we can already see.

42 posted on 12/17/2012 8:32:25 AM PST by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sad to see DeMint go.


43 posted on 12/17/2012 8:36:36 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: SeekAndFind

Congrats!


44 posted on 12/17/2012 8:38:57 AM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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Wow a whole thread (so far) with everyone in agreement about the conservative credentials of someone.

I half expected there to be a few naysayers and/or purists pointing to some obscure fact that completely discredits the man.

Will miracles never cease.


45 posted on 12/17/2012 8:39:48 AM PST by FourtySeven (47)
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To: FourtySeven

As I said before. The color of the man’s skin is ( and should be ) irrelevant. It’s his RECORD that counts, and he HAS a track record for all to see.


46 posted on 12/17/2012 8:41:38 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Now let’s watch the Progressive, Socialist, Commie, Democratic Chicago Machine try and destroy this very good man, this BLACK Republican Senator from the south!


47 posted on 12/17/2012 8:51:10 AM PST by WellyP (question!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Very good news. In a way, West may have done him the favor of drawing the Left’s fire over the past two years, while Scott sort of stayed under the radar.


48 posted on 12/17/2012 8:55:41 AM PST by Behind the Blue Wall
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To: jakerobins

“It just a Shame that he’s not replacing Sen. Graham instead!!!! LOL”

Too right, but just look at the half full I guess...


49 posted on 12/17/2012 8:57:13 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Capitol to the districts: "May the odds be ever in your favor.")
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To: Behind the Blue Wall

Interesting comment on Allen West.

West was in a swing district. It was one that a conservative can win, as long as his tone is more moderate, or if that conservative ran in a wave year.

Scott is in a conservative district. Which means he could do what he wanted. He’s just naturally less bombastic.

Just my two cents.


50 posted on 12/17/2012 9:01:42 AM PST by NeoCaveman (SMOD 2012)
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