Anti-gay, gun-promoting Teabagger Black Republican Appointed to U.S. Senate Seat

By: Tuesday December 18, 2012 6:20 am

Sadly Tim Scott would be the first black man to serve as a U.S. Senator from that state since Reconstruction. He will replace Jim DeMint. Times are slowly a-changing for the GOP.

Not that it makes much difference, politically. He’s right out of winger-central.


Nikki Haley Appoints a “Minority” to Senate Seat While Colbert Vacations

By: Monday December 17, 2012 7:30 pm

I fully expect Stephen Colbert to return to work in 2013 in high dudgeon: the most qualified applicant was, yet again, passed over because they had to give the job to a “minority.” Not much has changed in the Carolinas since Jesse Helms’ day, I guess.

Republican Tim Scott to Become Only African-American Senator, Replacing Jim DeMint

By: Monday December 17, 2012 10:50 am

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley chose Tim Scott to become the interim replacement in the US Senate for Jim DeMint, who will leave to run the Heritage Foundation in January of next year. Scott becomes the first African-American Senator since Roland Burris left in 2010, and the first African-American representing the South in the Senate since Reconstruction (there have only been six other African-American Senators total in the history of the country). Governor Haley made the announcement at the State House in Columbia a short while ago.

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