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Rand Paul Opinion: Rep. Tim Scott Right Pick for Senate

by Rand Paul

I’m excited that I will have the opportunity to work with Rep. Tim Scott in the U.S. Senate. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley made a fine selection in choosing Mr. Scott to replace Sen. Jim DeMint, a conservative champion and my friend.

As he’s not only the first black senator from his state but the first from the South since the 19th century, Mr. Scott’s arrival will be a milestone for South Carolina and the nation. It also will be a milestone for the U.S. Senate, as Mr. Scott becomes the seventh black to serve in that body — four of whom were Republicans.

Hiram Revels, the first black senator, was a Republican from Mississippi. Interestingly, Democrats in the Senate opposed seating him. For days, the public watched and the Democrats stalled, arguing that the 1857 Dred Scott decision had ruled people of African ancestry were not citizens and therefore were not covered by the 14th Amendment. Republicans from the beginning fought first for emancipation, then citizenship, then voting rights and finally against the Jim Crow laws of the South.

Tim Scott’s appointment is a shining example of the 150-year history of the Republican Party championing an equal role for all individuals regardless of race.

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Tim Scott voted for NDAA, HR

Tim Scott voted for NDAA, HR 347, and CISPA.

Yeah, but he's black.

So that makes him "right for the job."

allegory - ˈalɪg(ə)ri/ - noun - 1. a story, poem, or picture which can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.

I like the pick. He seems

I like the pick. He seems like a good fiscal libertarian conservative based on what little i've seen from him. Plus, this leaves the door open for Tom Davis to challenge Lindsey Grahm. That would be an interesting primary.

"Where liberty is, there is my country." -Benjamin Franklin

I don't care about his color...

Does he full-hartedly embrace the philosophy of liberty with a record to back it up? Let's talk about that instead of his race.

I'm sorry but I find this to be a very politician thing to say and that just turns my stomach. I can't - I won't "play along" with pandering crap like this.

If men are good, you don't need government; if men are evil or ambivalent, you don't dare have one.

Most Republicans

are completely ignorant when it comes to foreign policy.

Perhaps they will learn something from Rand. We'll see.

"Once you become knowledgeable, you have an obligation to do something about it."- Ron Paul

So he's doing the token black thing?

And doing the old Republicans used to get the black vote 150 years ago meme. Geez, I'm so tired of this song and dance. Is this guy going to be against the New World Order, does he even know what it means? Does he know about the following:

State Dept Memo 7727
NSM 200
Reece Committee
Chase Bank propping up the Soviet Union
The Black Genocide/Eugenics
The fact that the big money owns Congress

Just a few tidbits I think should be essential to being in Congress.

Rand again showing his true colors

Supporting a NEOCON for racist reasons. Because the man is black he makes such an issue of support never mind that the guy is a typical neocon warmonger. Rand Paul = NO!

sovereign

youre the only one showing

youre the only one showing true colors, race baiter.
in typical libtard fashion.

shouldnt your nose be stuck up hillaries phat a$$ by now?

"OH NO! He has a SON?" Neoconservatives and Liberals EVERYWHERE!

Rand Paul 2016

Tim Scott says all the money

Tim Scott says all the money we have spent in the military is worth it and we must not stop spending to stay ahead of everyone in the world.

"With enough of us, around the world, we’ll not just send a strong message opposing the privatization of knowledge — we’ll make it a thing of the past." ~ Aaron Swartz

Rand Paul Is Selling A Strange Collectivism

The ultimate minority is the individual, and the goal should be a colorblind society.

Trying to paint the Republican party as the standard bearer of civil rights, when you yourself have (rightly) expressed opposition to the 1964 Civil Rights Act, makes no sense to me.

Are you listening, Rand?

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