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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