NPR: “The choice is full of firsts — Scott will be the only African-American in the Senate, the first black Republican in the Senate in decades, and only the second since Reconstruction. The one-term congressman immediately becomes a national figure”.
David Woodward [a Clemson University Professor]: “I think he [Tim Scott] represents an opportunity for conservatives to rally behind somebody who could be a national leader.”
A national leader!
An obscure, one-term Congressman. A graduate of a third-rate university (his alma-mater, Charleston Southern, ranks 15th of the 20 colleges in South Carolina in terms of enrolled-student SAT scores — the average attendee did not even manage 500 per section on the SAT).Why did Governor Haley appoint this man?
Nikki Haley [Governor of SC]:
“It is very important to me, as a minority female, that Congressman Scott earned this seat. He earned this seat, for the person that he is.”
There you have it. She very nearly said it explicitly there, didn’t she, that she appointed him because he is Black and for essentially no other reason. It’s the way the winds of the Grand Old Party are blowing.
Incidentally, this U.S. Senate seat was recently contested by Alvin Greene in 2010.
A graduate of a third-rate university (his alma-mater, Charleston Southern, ranks 15th of the 20 colleges in South Carolina in terms of enrolled-student SAT scores — the average attendee did not even manage 500 per section on the SAT).
All true, but I’d still rather have him in the Senate than Dianne Feinstein (Stanford ’56),
Chuck Schumer (Harvard undergraduate, Harvard Law ’74), John Kerry (Yale ’66), or the despicable Patrick Leahy (Georgetown Law ’64), inter alia,
Especially in the context of the fix we’re in today, this 1995 drivel from Billy Kristol is enough to make a cat laugh:
Especially hilarious when you recall that the ·”Reagan Revolution” did nothing to reduce the size of government.
Do you think any Professional Blacks” have figured out that all they have to do is put on the Tea Party hat and they will have a good shot at being a one term member of the Congressional Black Caucus yet?
Does anyone actually think he will not join the CBC?
What did you expect? The GOP is now DEAD! They had a chance to survive, but decided to instead be the soon to be extinct RINO party. I for one will not miss the Jew Neo-Con Trotskyites and their drunken Bush Goyim!
The Next Majority Party will be Fascist by the way, to oppose the darkie commie terrorist!
Of course this happened; it did not have to be an ideological decision, it’s a political one. You ride the white horse until the horse can’t win the race. That’s how you keep power.
Right now, we’re in a period of transition. The Republican Party is doing what it can to remain viable in the coming future when Whites will not matter because, as a voting block, they will matter less and less with each coming year.
“it did not have to be an ideological decision, it’s a political one”
You’re right, of course. Still, Governor Haley’s racial comments imply that this was an ‘ideological’ [racial] decision, too.
But, then, ideology creates politics. I think this is your point. Politics never creates ideology. Ideology creates politics. This is what a lot of people failed to grasp about the Tea Party political insurgency of 2010. It did not change things, fundamentally. They expected it would, but the Tea Party was a largely political change, changing a few hundred(?) faces in politics, without budging the ideological window.
What do I mean by ‘politics’ vs. ‘ideology’? I think I mean the same as you do, WB. Politics works within the narrow confines of the animating Weltanschauung (i.e., the general beliefs about the world held by society, based on their socialization as children and subsequent reinforcement by propaganda from social institutions [today the biggest ‘institution’ being Hollywood] as adolescents and then adults). That is why no Christian theocrat, e.g., will be elected anywhere in the White West today. That kind of ‘politics’ had widespread support centuries ago, and was even dominant in the Middle Ages. It has no chance today, no matter the ‘skill’, or ‘organization’, or whatever, of the politicians involved. The ideology has changed.
Mitt Romney was right: Passively or actively, implicitly or explicitly, an anti-White ideology is held by something like “47%” of USA-residents. The Anti-White Coalition includrs at least 4-in-5 Nonwhites and many Marginal-Whites (Gays, Jews, certain anti-‘WASP’ grievance-holding Ellis-Island nostalgists, ethnomasochist White-Marxists…), who will always vote against White-racialist interests.
I agree with most of this, but i think politics DO influence ideology, particularly in a command economy; the success or failure of economic decisions at the top influence economic ideology at the bottom. The success or failure of Obama’s economic policies will likely have an effect on the ideology, I would say.
But this same trickle down effect also true of a government that controls society and thus controls the sociology, as the National Socialists or the Soviets did.
I think the thing to pay attention to here, though, is HOW ideology changes and could change.
“The Anti-White Coalition [of] at least 4-in-5 Nonwhites and many Marginal-Whites”
Racial and Religious Breakdown of the 2012 Vote in the South
Racial and Religious Breakdown of the 2012 Vote in the Northeast
Romney walked to a pretty easy victory among the USA’s ethnic core, even in the Northeast.
The writing was on the wall even before Obama. Look at the track record: NAFTA proceedings, lenient positions on southern border security, the lack of regulation to prevent outsourcing, the promotion of discriminatory Affirmative Action, where non-whites get prized educational and employment opportunities simply because of their skin color. Are these the traits of a party representative of the European-descended majority core? Of course not. So why should we be surprised when, years later, the party begins to campaign in Spanish, as it did on the John McCain ticket, and invest in the new demographic? The Republican Party is interested it ITS survival, NOT ours.
If Scott supports a nude negro law, he be alright.