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Rep. Tim Scott of South
Carolina to be first black
Republican senator since 1978

Washington Post, by Bill Turque

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 12/17/2012 10:25:20 PM

Timothy Eugene Scott was growing up poor and black in Charleston, S.C., the son of a nurse’s aide who worked 16-hour shifts, when Strom Thurmond, who ran for president as the standard-bearer for segregationists, was at the peak of his powers in the Senate. On Monday, the congressman was named to fill the same office once held by Thurmond (R), making him the first black Republican to serve in the Senate since Edward Brooke of Massachusetts lost his bid for reelection in 1978. It also makes him the first African American senator from the South since Reconstruction

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: smcchk, 12/17/2012 11:01:08 PM     (No. 9071867)

It never counts when diversity is from the GOP. Talk about ´not our kind, dear´!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 12/17/2012 11:02:03 PM     (No. 9071868)

Kudos to WaPo for a great article...

..."Scott has advanced by remaining faithful to the tea party agenda."

With gratitude to his mom and Charleston Chick Fil-a owner, John Moniz... who taught him Conservative business principles... and character...


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Reply 3 - Posted by: janylou, 12/17/2012 11:08:40 PM     (No. 9071877)

Congrats to Senator Scott. Kick some butt!


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Reply 4 - Posted by: smcchk, 12/17/2012 11:09:57 PM     (No. 9071879)

It was a good article but too many GOP folks, who happen to be diverse, have been so maligned over the years. I don´t trust the Democrats or the MSM to treat this excellent man any differently.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: attymitch, 12/17/2012 11:44:44 PM     (No. 9071910)

First black Republican senator since 1978? Every black senator has been Republican other than the three corruptocrats from Illinois.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/18/2012 12:30:32 AM     (No. 9071948)

This is fantastic! Folks, it was tremendous that Graham and others were out there praising Tim Scott, Governor Haley AND Trey Gowdy!!!!! A real pep rally to cheer Tim Scott on! Now that is what we need to see more of!!!!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 12/18/2012 2:15:40 AM     (No. 9071984)

The article doesn´t mention that in his first election to the Senate (in our district), Scott won by 68% in a run-off with Republican Paul Thurmond, son of Strom Thurmond, winning every county in his district, and went on to win the election against a Democrat by 65%.

The reader comments after the article smell pungently of Eau de Democratic Underground. There IS evil in the world.

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