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[This diary is my reporting on Tim Scott’s Tuesday night victory party. I’m sorry that it’s so late, but I had a medical board exam on Thursday and Friday that I had to travel to Atlanta, GA to take, and I just got back late Saturday night.]

From 2010-06-27
From 2010-06-27

As many of you are aware, I recently wrote a diary titled, “Tim Scott MUST Win–This Is Not Negotiable!”. In this diary, I explained that if Tim Scott lost to Paul Thurmond (in the SC District 1 Republican Primary), it would be disastrous for the state of South Carolina, and for the Republican Party. Why? Because the spectacle of a more qualified, more conservative, more charismatic African-American candidate losing to an unqualified guy named “Thurmond” (and I realize that this might not be entirely fair to Paul Thurmond, but who said that life was fair?) would be just too big of a spectacle for us to overcome. Furthermore, in this diary, I explained that, the MSM was closely watching this race. Also, I mentioned that the mocking and humiliation that SC received with regard to the Nikki Haley circus, via Jon Stewart and the rest of the MSM, would be cubed if Tim Scott lost to Paul Thurmond. (See embed below–go to 4:30 in to see SC bit. H/T Allahpundit of Hot Air.)

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Thank You, South Carolina – The Race to Replace Disgrace
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party

To be specific, I wrote that the MSM would take us down like a hungry cheetah taking down a gazelle if we elected Paul Thurmond over Tim Scott.

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Guys, this video is off the charts hilarious. Furthermore, being the rabid “Lord of the Rings” fan that I am (and budding soccer fan), this video is particularly dear to my heart.

This is an open thread, so feel free to drop in any of your random thoughts. Enjoy, and have a nice weekend.

This diary was originally posted on The Minority Report.

As some of you may know, I have written previously, in great detail, about how prevalent liberal indoctrination of our children is in the public schools across America.

Wait, what’s that you say liberals? There is no liberal indoctrination of children going on in the public schools? OK—well then, I would like to kindly ask that you please take a look at a Live Wire that I recently wrote that had videos of and links to multiple stories about children being told that drawing the American flag is “offensive”, children being sent home from school for wearing the American flag, children being browbeaten by teachers for saying that they supported John McCain, children being forced to draw pro-Obama campaign art, and, finally, children being forced to chant accolades to “The One” (“MMM—Barack Hussein Obama”).

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Yesterday, Tim Scott, a Republican candidate running to represent the 1st district of SC in the US House of Representatives, was interviewed by Moe Lane of Redstate.com. Moe did an excellent job of interviewing Mr. Scott, and Mr. Scott came across as both knowledgeable and confident.

PS–The run-off is a little over a week away (to be specific, it’s on June 22nd). Please, if you are able, go here to donate. Thankies. :-)

UPDATE: Please go here to read about Tim Scott’s inspirational life story.

This diary was originally posted on The Minority Report.

OK–as many of you are aware, I recently wrote a diary about a congressional candidate from Charleston, SC (my hometown) by the name of Tim Scott. Tim Scott is running for Congress to represent the 1st district of SC in the US House of Representatives. The Republican Primary took place on June the 8th and Tim Scott won with 32% of the vote, followed by Paul Thurmond who took in 16% of the vote. Tim Scott will now face Paul Thurmond in a run-off in less than two weeks. (There were a total of nine candidates running in the District 1 Republican Primary, so it was inevitable that there was going to be a run-off, because it would be close to impossible for any of those candidate to get to 51%.)

So, now that we are are down to the wire, I thought that I would play a little game of compare and contrast with the resumes of the final two candidates.

Tim Scott has served thirteen years on the Charleston County Council–and, he has been in the SC House of Representatives for the last two years where he is currently the first black Republican state legislator since Reconstruction. Mr. Scott has impeccable conservative credentials, because he is just one of eleven candidates to have been endorsed by The Club for Growth (who also endorsed Marco Rubio and Pat Toomey). Michael Barone also acknowledged that Tim Scott was the most conservative candidate in the SC District One race, when he wrote the following–

“Interestingly, Haley is the daughter of Sikh immigrants from India. If elected governor she would be the second Republican governor of a Southern state, after Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, to be the child of immigrants from South Asia. Who’d a thunk it? And when you’re putting your mind around that, consider that the leader in the Republican primary for the open South Carolina 1 seat relinquished by retiree Henry Brown is Tim Scott, who may be the most conservative and assuredly is the only black Republican in the South Carolina legislature. He led Paul Thurmond, son of the late Governor and Senator Strom Thurmond, by a 31%-16% margin; in third place with 14% was Carroll Campbell, son of the late Congressman and Governor Carroll Campbell.”

Actually, Tim Scott won by 32%, but the rest is correct.

Now, as far as charisma goes, Tim Scott has it to spare–in fact, he has it oozing out of every pore. I have embedded two videos below of Tim Scott. The first one is his excellent advertisement that points out that he wrote the anti-Obamacare legislation in the SC House of Representatives. The second video is of a speech that Mr. Scott made before RNC members in Myrtle Beach, SC–and it is just made of awesome (watch the first 12 minutes of it if you don’t have time to watch the entire thing–that should be enough to give you an idea of who Mr. Scott is and what he is about).

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Sometimes you have to step back, away, and into the silence to hear what is going on. If you listen closely, everything is still Bush’s fault.

Yesterday, a Democrat saw fit to spam my site with his campaign against Jim Cooper. He left no link to any site but there is this. The reason I say he spammed is because he’s pretty much done the same thing on a number of sites.

One thing, I’ve figured out in the silence is there will be no Obama’s Katrina. Pundits have declared that BP is Obama’s Katrina, or the Nashville flood,  any number of other occurrences (read: crises) that have happened during his first two years. No, instead we’ll hear things like Communication Gulf, wherein the author states that Obama forgot to show his emotions (and assuming he has them to show).  Or this, Obama, the Oil Spill and the Chaos Perception, where the author begins by lauding Obama as a rare politician and gifted writer, before talking about the dangers to that politician’s presidency. It doesn’t seem to occur to either writer that Obama has a one track mind focused only on his agenda and nothing else matters. People do not matter unless they are of use in pushing that agenda forward. Neither do the long term effects of that agenda seem to bother anyone, though it has been tried many times in the past and is still being tried in Europe.There are lessons from Greece, Spain, and yes even France and Germany, that should be learned but denial is the best defense because there is always some joker who thinks he can make it work.

One wonders when everything will stop being Bush’s fault per the Communication Gulf article complaining about previous presidents’ messes. We were not 13 trillion dollars into debt when Obama took office but we’re there now. We were somewhere around the 9 trillion mark on January 20, 2009, but how can one explain the 4 trillion more when Obama campaigned on hope and change? He did say, “Change we can believe in” but one doesn’t believe the change he meant is the change people wanted. Bush was crucified for less deeds, but Obama is more of a teflon presiden than Clinton ever thought about being (the last linked article is from 1 year ago and truer today than then). For Obama this is called bashing, mixed of course with a healthy pinch of Bush bashing. Wouldn’t be a complete article without inserting Bush’s name in there somewhere, now would it?

There seems to be a frenetic quality to the “bashing,” as if they can’t fathom how to pin some of the deeds on Bush, causing great leaps in logic to accomplish the “fact.”

Bush had no part in nationalizing auto companies.

Bush had no part in the nationalizing health care.

Bush had no part in the breakdown of ties with Israel.

Bush had no part in the stimulus bill that did nothing.

In only a few short months (about 18),  Obama has done all that claiming that he has to because of what Bush did the previous eight years. Meanwhile, real crises are going to waste, though Rahm Emmanuel doesn’t seem to mind. When there is a real one such as the BP spill or the flood or even the storms and tornadoes today, Obama runs away:

One might think that Obama’s favorite movie is Runaway Bride because when the going gets tough, he sure knows how to runaway. After all, blaming Bush for everything is just another form of running away.

Perhaps a female version of a Richard Gere will convince him that running away isn’t the answer. Apparently, that isn’t Michelle O or she would have done it already.

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(H/T Allahpundit of Hot Air.)

I guess Peggy Noonan was right when she wrote in her latest column that “James Carville signaled to Democrats this week that they can start to peel off” from Barack Obama over his incompetent handling of the Gulf oil spill (among other things).  Why?  Because a few days ago, liberal comedian Jon Stewart hilariously blasted President Obama for seeming to make time for every sports team and heritage festival under the sun–not to mention, Marv Freakin’ Albert!–instead of focusing on the oil spill/crisis at hand.

Stewart does a good job of making Obama seem like a college kid who is procrastinating by cleaning his dorm room from top to bottom, instead of writing his term paper that’s due the next day.  The video starts to focus specifically on Obama’s incompetence, with regard to the oil spill, at about 4:40 in.  However, I recommend watching the entire video–it’s absolutely hysterical.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
The Spilling Fields
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party

Isn’t the part about “underwater robots with diamond saws” just a hoot? ;-)

This was originally posted in a Live Wire on The Minority Report.

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