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Delicious Irony
Commentary Magazine, by John Steele Gordon

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Posted By:StormCnter, 12/18/2012 5:48:19 AM

Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina has appointed Rep. Tim Scott to fill the Senate seat held by Jim DeMint, who has resigned to become head of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative Washington think tank. Scott will serve for two years and then have to run in November 2014 for the remaining two years of DeMint’s term. This just abounds in delicious political and historical irony. In 2010 Scott defeated Paul Thurmond, the son of the late Senator Strom Thurmond, to win the Republican nomination to the 1st congressional district seat in the House.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mizzmac, 12/18/2012 8:26:09 AM     (No. 9072273)

The NAACP and the Black Political Caucus: the most racist groups in politics. They don´t just hate white Republicans. They hate black Republicans who aren´t "black enough." (Note: The half-white POTUS is "black enough.")

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Reply 2 - Posted by: fysammy, 12/18/2012 9:35:42 AM     (No. 9072393)

Clarification,please. I thought DeMint´s term was up in 2014 and that Scott would then run for a full six year term???

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Reply 3 - Posted by: plumnellie, 12/18/2012 5:42:13 PM     (No. 9073263)

Me too Poster.

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