So Much For Republicans Being Racist Girl-Haters

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I haven’t been following the news about the selection process to replace Senator Jim DeMint, who stepped down earlier this month, but it is interesting to note that South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has picked Rep. Tim Scott to replace DeMint.

Scott has a solidly conservative record in the US House, where he was elected in 2010 as a part of the so-called “tea party wave.” And he’s also black.

Unlike many, the skin color of a politician doesn’t matter much to me (nor does gender), but since so many others seem to be obsessed with such trivialities let’s review this situation for a moment.

Nikki Haley is a female Republican governor of Indian descent.

Tim Scott, upon being sworn into the Senate, will be the only black man serving in that house of Congress for either party.

Scott will take a Senate seat once held by segregationist Strom Thurmond. And yes, Thurmond was a Republican at the end of his career, but he was also a Democrat when he supported segregation.

In summary, a non-white female governor appointed a non-white man to replace a white man in a Senate a seat once held by one of the country’s most outspoken opponents of racial unity, and that man will serve as the only black in the US Senate.

But remember, Republicans hate women and minorities.

On a related note, this is how some in the media are spinning it: Republican’s only black member of the US House removed!


Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • borborygmi

    Good for her and good for him.

  • Tim Heise

    i really like them both.

  • igx

    It sounds like she’s a damn good bean counter, which is what we need.

  • WOOF

    No need to “remember, Republicans hate women and minorities”.
    The 2014 Repub Senate primary will have Scott and the other
    Confederates who want the secessionist seat reminding the nation.

    • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

      You liberals are a one-note song, you know that?

      • WOOF

        YOU posted on race. Put a mute in your trumpet of misunderstood victim-hood.

        • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

          I did, and I pointed out that Republicans have the only black man in the US Senate, put there by a female governor of Indian heritage.

          Kind of tough for your narrative, isn’t it?

          • Guest

            You did fail to note he will be the first black Republican senator since the Civil war though.

          • Guest

            Strike that, second black Republican Senator. The Republican caaucus is truly a rainbow of diversity.

  • Guest

    Yes, it was the Republican’s sterling advocacy for women and minorities and consequent electoral support from those constituencies that solidified Republican’s decisive wins in 2012. Derp.

  • Davo

    ” And yes, Thurmond was a Republican at the end of his career, but he was also a
    Democrat when he supported segregation.”

    Hm. I wonder what led him to switch to the Republican Party. Does anyone know?

    • http://sayanythingblog.com Rob

      He did it because Republicans wanted to increase their appeal with southern whites.

      Not a great moment in GOP history, but that’s really beside the point. And I don’t think Democrats get to say a word about it because, you know, Robert Byrd.

      • Davo

        What were the Democrats doing that was causing southern whites to lose interest in their party?

      • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

        “I know now I was wrong. Intolerance had no place in America. I apologized a thousand times… and I don’t mind apologizing over and over again. I can’t erase what happened.”

        Robert Byrd

        • Onslaught1066

          Damn! I look good.

          [IMG]http://i46.tinypic.com/2v7tici.jpg[/IMG]

    • Onslaught1066

      Too many communist in the democrap party.

  • spud

    Well they have to start making in-roads to get a larger percent of minority vote. Even you would have to admit they did a horrible job of reaching out to them this election cycle considering how Bush did with them. Facts are you have a much better chance to be nominated for highest office of the land being a woman or minority on the democratic ticket. Hillary anyone 2016? Only good thing is many of same dumbo’s who predicted Romney landslide think Hillary will win by bigger margin. By the way are those same DA’s still on fox. Rob there is an outfit called Public Policy Polling which is the best in the business. Hopefully you have learned bogus polling by Gallup will not be used in anymore of your headlines. Scott Rasmussen was way off too. State polls truly are more accurate.

  • spud

    Yes today you have three electoral college electors from the state of Arizona question the validity of POTUS birth certificate. One of course is the head of the state republican party. Yes indeed Rob you belong to quite the “enlightened” party. Have you figured out why minorities are flocking to your party. By the way the “white” vote will decline another 2 to 3 % of the vote next presidential election. Good luck.

  • sbark

    ……and as usual, the party of the KKK—USA Democrats—–pat themselves on the back for subjecting millions to a lifetime of welfare dependency…..they were actually compassionate in comparison when they ran the KKK.

    “I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.”–Harriet Tubman

  • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

    Congratulations gop!
    It only took a non white Gov to appoint a non white Senator.
    Good job.

    Lincoln would be so proud.

    • jl

      Nice desperate attempt at spin, BB. Obama would be proud.

  • ellinas1

    “I told you that through intermarriage which GOD HATES, there was pollution of the gene pool,….”

    Neiman on 11/27/2012 posted on the Thanksgiving Holiday Open Thread.

    • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

      So Neiman’s god hates Neiman’s own family.
      No wonder he is so filled with rage.

      • Neiman

        I am not filled with rage liar – you are baby killer.

        • ellinas1

          Yes you are.

          • Neiman

            You are a childish ass!

          • ellinas1

            You are an adult ass!

      • ellinas1

        Yes rage and hatred.
        And probably his son is an avowed homosexual whom Neiman and his god failed to “revert” to heterosexuality.

    • Neiman

      This was explained in great detail to Ellinas, by both HG and myself as being about keeping a unique people unto Himself through which He would bring forth the Messiah, preserve His Word and also about their avoiding spiritual corruption with the world. God loves the Jews, they are the apple of His eye, His Chosen people and He promised to preserve them and that they would return to their home Israel (1948) and become a people once again through whom He would fulfill all His promises to them of an everlasting inheritance.

      I stand by what I said and against your evil misinterpretation of what you and Ellie are implying, God is no racist.

      There is only one race – the human race, only one color – flesh, in many hue, tones and shades and with ethnic differences in physical characteristics and social customs. It is liberal evolutionists that think there are separate races and as their southern democrat ancestors taught them – Caucasians are superior to all others and they have to take care of their colored people on their welfare plantations.

      Elinas is a demon possessed pathological liar like his brother Gay Bob.

      • ellinas1

        My words concerning what Neiman said about God hating intermarriage are true and correct as written.

        Anyone wishing to verify the veracity of what I posted should look at the original post titled Thanksgiving Holiday Open Thread.

        • Neiman

          When you do not provide the whole answer, selecting a quote to prove a vile point – you are, literally and damned liar.

          • ellinas1

            What I posted is sufficient to show your state of mind.
            Jesus is so proud of you.

          • Neiman

            It remains a lie, but selective quoting that produce lies are familiar ground for the unholy trio of Ellinas, Gay Bob and Hannitized.

  • spud

    We have gotten into the KKK which is so done with to now Neiman and his rants on baby killing and God speaks through him I just wish he would tell him to quit speaking as if he the final authority on stuff. Abortion, gays, inter-marriage this thread has gone to the deep hole.

  • Snarkie

    Nikki Haley is a moron elected by a bunch of flat-earther fag-haters.

    Elect a woman not out of base hatred and maybe you’ll get some cred for it.

    • Bat One

      Nobody is interested in “cred” of any sort from you. Sorry!

      • Snarkie

        Nor from your dwindling minority.

        • Onslaught1066

          Nor from your dead wife.

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