GOP appoints gun-loving, gay-hating Teabagger Tim Scott to SC Senate seat

Interesting timing to appoint far-right nut Tim Scott to the US Senate, but that’s our Republican party – gun-loving, gay-hating, and Teabagging its way into non-existence.

Oh, and Tim Scott, the Republican House member being appointed to fill GOP Senator im DeMint’s seat, since DeMint is heading off to run the Heritage Foundation, is African-American.  But don’t worry, the GOP governor assures us, Scott doesn’t want stuff (more on that further down).

Don’t the Republicans love nothing less than to embrace “a” minority?  That would be one minority from each class – not the entire class, just one – in order to show how “diverse” and “open-minded” they are.

We can’t wait for the day that the Republicans decide to actually embrace all blacks, all Latinos, all gays, and all women.

But yep, Tim Scott is a big far-right nut.  First his position on guns.  Scott thinks gun-toting rights shouldn’t be weakened in “any” way (wonder if Scott has an opinion about the right to life of all those 6 and 7 year old children who were shot dead on Friday by one of those folks who doesn’t want to see gun rights weakened in any way – then again, right-to-lifers don’t tend to care much about your life after you pop out of the womb).

And Tim Scott hates gays.  He got a zero on the Human Rights Campaign’s latest scorecard.  It’s funny he did the announcement with Lindsey Graham, who swears by the name of Rick Martin he is not gay.

Tim Scott also wants to repeal health care reform.

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Tea party diversity. R. Gino Santa Maria / Shutterstock.com

Why do the Republicans only like the crazies?  They only Latinos they like are Cubans, and even among those the only ones they embrace are – wait for it – Teabaggers. They only like women who are far right – woman who aren’t to the far right are fine to be used as occasional tokens, but it’s the crazy women who advance in the party not the moderates.  And among African-Americans, it’s either got to be a Clarence Thomas or that pizza guy who ran for president (both of whom have sexual clouds over their name), again far right.

Would it kill the Republicans to embrace a member of a minority who isn’t a nutjob?

And finally, I love this little addition from South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, who appointed Scott:

She said it was “very important” to note that “Congressman Scott earned this seat. He earned this seat for the person he is. He earned this seat for results he has shown.”

Why? Because he’s black.

And Haley is concerned that people will just assume that, because a Senator’s black, he didn’t “earn” this seat – they’ll worry that Tim Scott is one of those blacks who “want stuff”, apparently.

Your party would assume that, Governor Haley. Yeah.  And isn’t that the larger problem?


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  • Moderator3

    Please do not write in all capitals. It is considered to be shouting online. It is very poor manners.

  • P4Art

    GET A REAL LIFE DUDE STOP BASHING A GUY FOR WHAT HE BELIEVES. I GIVE HIM PRAISE FOR NOT SAYING AND DOING WHAT EVERYONE WANTS HIM TO.GOD BLESS HIM AND GOD BRING MORE GOOD MAN BACK TO HELP MAKE THE GREAT USA BETTER

  • JR Jordan

    Ignorance is bliss. All of you who sling hatred at SC and those of us who are Republican in SC only make yourselves look foolish. Your baseless accusations of SC GOP (or South Carolinians) being “gay-haters” is just your foolish folly. Such remarks as “right-winger sociopaths,…advocating for the wealthy and powerful is a good way to empower and enrich yourself” is ludicrous. I’m a South Carolinian who is a conservative republican, gun owner, Christian, and “sweet” teabagger. I’m definitely not a sociopath… far from it. Discussion of facts would serve you all well. PS. I’m gay.

  • Butch1

    Wash and wear wedding dress he can use after the prom. This guy is thrifty. ;-)

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    More likely an old prom dress and a rhinestone tiara.

  • Butch1

    We just need to pry open his closet, someone is bound to come falling out. ;-)

  • Butch1

    I thought we just got rid of that crazy fellow in Florida and here comes another one. ;-)

  • rovibo

    This Tim Scott looks effeminate and very gay. Now South Carolina has two closet queen senators, one white and one black. PERFECT

  • irritatorofthepowerful

    So if conservatives don’t like an African-American like Obama, it’s because they’re racist. But if progressives don’t like an African-American like Tim Scott, it’s because they don’t like his policies. Nope, no double standard here. Move along, nothing to see…

  • WarrenHart

    He’s gay.

  • http://www.paskino.com brian

    I am not sure how he earned to be part of the Senate. He has only been in the US House for less than 1 full term. I guess the South is trying to push their influence.

  • MarkInOhio

    Can’t wait for Scott’s nuttery to begin!

  • MarkInOhio

    I don’t know of any remaining republican who has not gone off the deep end in some way. These people are flat out nuts.

  • Jacquirafiq

    Haley says don’t say affirmative action black man didn’t earn that position. Yes he did, he earned it.

  • Guest

    Alan West with politesse.

  • http://poodyheads.wordpress.com/ zorbear

    “Would it kill the Republicans to embrace a member of a minority who isn’t a nutjob?”

    Where would you find a member of a minority that isn’t a nutjob and still wanted to be a Republican?
    ;-)

  • Don Chandler

    Power or ignorance, take your pick.

  • judybrowni

    Yeah, my gaydar went off: ping! ping! ping!

  • FLL

    Tim Scott is a 47-year-old confirmed bachelor. But who knows? The Supreme Court may yet give him the opportunity to propose to South Carolina’s fluttery, over-the-top senior senator, Lindsey Graham. South Carolinians would certainly prefer a respectable lifestyle for Lindsey Graham rather than the unsettling prospect of “Southern belle goes to hell,” which is the direction in which Lindsey Graham is headed at the moment.

  • naql99

    Yup, another circle jerk of race baiting libtards. Only stepped in this cowpie because it popped up in SkyGrid.

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  • Jim Olson

    John Huntsman was the sanest guy in the GOP field. He got out before he was politically ruined for the rest of his working career.

  • emjayay

    Maybe I’m just a dumb guy, but I can’t find where to sign in either. Except for leaving a comment, and I don’t think the down arrow works after commenting either. Oh wait, it does. But how do you sign in without commenting?

  • hollywoodstein

    Why do you say that?

  • A reader in Colorado
  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Gen. Sherman’s solution for SC apparently has been forgotten.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Prescott Bush tried that back in FDR’s day. Maybe lil’ Jebby will repeat history.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    That’s odd….works OK here. Ask moderator.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Keep coming back, you obviously eat garbage with relish, and I for one would love to feed you in a bi-partisan gesture of co-operation. of course (see Nicho)

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    ROTFL!!!!!

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Nothing like a black bigot to balance history.

  • Paul

    Why can I vote up a comment but cannot vote down a comment without being logged in – seems that the site makes it difficult to be objective in its approach.

  • FuzzyRabbit

    Tim Scott, like other right-winger sociopaths, has learned that advocating for the wealthy and powerful is a good way to empower and enrich yourself.

  • colleen2

    Hey, SC has a closeted gay man and an insane black man representing them now. Strom Thurman is rolling over in his reactionary grave.

  • nicho

    Would it kill the Republicans to embrace a member of a minority who isn’t a nutjob?

    To be a Republican you pretty much have to be a nutjob. I think this last election proved that. Mitt Romney — as wacky as he is — was the sanest guy in the GOP field. The rest were more of a therapy group than a “filed of candidates.”

  • nicho

    If by “left” you mean intelligent people and by “hate filled garbage” you mean valid criticism — then yes.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    The GOP is stuck in a cycle of increasing radicalization which won’t stop until either they’re turned out of office in large numbers or they finally have their oft threatened coup and do away with the last vestiges of the American democratic experiment.

  • COEngineer

    This article is nothing but more hate filled garbage from the left.

  • http://www.facebook.com/randyariddle Randy Riddle

    There are gay people left in South Carolina? I thought they all left in disgust years ago.

  • barbarajmay

    Why would an unmarried 47 year old guy with gayface hate gays so much?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brian-Reynolds/100003286579709 Brian Reynolds

    Yep, the 47 year old virgin. Him and Lindsay are going to make a great pair.

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