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Because we could use a little good news today:
Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina has announced that she has selected Rep. Tim Scott to replace Jim DeMint in the US Senate.
Mr. Scott, 47, also offers a unique story and background, one that is in scant supply in the Republican Party right now. Raised by a single mother, he was, by his account, a lost child who struggled with school and with life until a Chick-fil-A franchise owner took him on as a protégé and schooled him in conservative principles.
“Coming from a single-parent household and almost flunking out of high school,” Mr. Scott said in 2010, during his bid for the House, “my hope is I will take that experience and help people bring out the best that they can be.”
Although the Republicans have far fewer minorities and women in Congress than the Democrats, the party, with Monday’s announcement, will now be able to claim the only current black member of the Senate, as well as two of the three Latinos.
This is outstanding news if you’re a Conservative and love America. It’s bad news if you are a racist, a Democrat, or hate America. Yes, I know that all three are so entwined as to be practically one and the same).
With the appointment, Scott become the only black in the US Senate. Which pisses off the party of the KKK and slavery so much that they cant help themselves with the predictable racist attacks on the new Senator:
— Bernie (@GuessWho002) December 10, 2012
lawd nikki haley picking a token for senate scott to say they hv a blk lawd
— lovelyladypa (@lovelyladypa) December 17, 2012
— Smooth (@smoothjazznmore) December 17, 2012
Uncle Tim Scott.
— Dan (sí) (@Coganuts) December 17, 2012