BREAKING: Rep. Tim Scott picked to replace Sen. Jim DeMint by Gov. Haley

Great news! Rep. Tim Scott has been picked by Governor Nikki Haley to replace Jim DeMint in the Senate, starting in January:

There were reports that Haley was going to pick another Republican for the replacement despite widespread encouragement to pick Scott, so this comes as a welcome surprise.

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  • WordsFailMe


  • Wow! A good way to start this Monday off.

    • nibblesyble

      So true my friend!

  • colliemum


    Which leads to the necessary next question: who’ll replace Tim Scott in the House?

    • Orangeone

      South Carolina is a fine conservative state! Not only did Gov. Haley listen to Jim DeMint, she listened to the gentleman from South Carolina, Trey Gowdy! I’m confident she is listening to his recommendation for Scott’s replacement in the House as well as from Tim Scott directly.

      • colliemum

        Heh – I forgot about Trey Gowdy!
        Yes, after a few speculations that Gov Haley would choose some other Senator but not Tim Scott, it seems that Sen DeMint and these two will point her in the right, TEA Party direction as to whom to chose.

        • Orangeone

          Gowdy is the best.  I truly hope he or Jim DeMint make a run in 2016 and take back this country.

          • Or Col. West. We have a lot of good men… It’s convincing them to go through the mill and grinder of running that’s the issue. It’s not something they will do lightly. I’m convinced though that if we appeal to their patriotism and innate sense of justice and truth, we might convince one or more good Conservatives to rise up, carry the banner and take back this country!

            • Orangeone

              I love West and wanted him in 2012 when Cain dropped out!  He’ll be 1st for me but the 2 gentlemen from SC are next if he doesn’t run.

            • badbadlibs

              I already ordered my LTC West for prez bumper sticker! I purposely chose one without a specific date. 🙂

              • A woman with a mission! 🙂

          • sarahsupporter

            Trey Gowdy is handsome too!!

            • Orangeone

              Why yes he is 🙂 And his intelligence (okay and his accent) just make him a 15 on a 1-10 scale.  Actually, I think our new US SC Senator-elect Tim Scott is pretty nice to look at too :):):)

              • sarahsupporter

                You’re right on both counts!! Trey’s accent and Tim’s good looks!!

        • poljunkie

          I love Trey Gowdy. I read the blurb from him when Sen DeMint resigned. He is awesome!!!

          Colliemum, THANK YOU! for the kind words the other day re my 89 year old mom. I havent been able to catch you to say hi. 🙂

          • colliemum

            Dinna fash yerself, as they say in Scotland!

            Hugs to you, and to your mom!

            • Dinna what now? 🙂

              • colliemum

                LOL – shouldn’t that have been ‘dinna when’?

                For you, it’s still a long time to dinna, for me and the housewolf: 15 mins exactly: I’ve just been given ‘the look’ …

                • <:-/ <– My more confused than ever look! 🙂

                • colliemum

                  Aww ….. sorreeee …. didn’t mean to confuse you!

                  “Dinna” is how Scots pronounce ‘Don’t’ – they do have their own way of not speaking the Queen’s English.


                • LOL! Got the first word, now what’ the “fash” about?

                • colliemum

                  “Fash’ – that’s worry, be upset. It’s pinched from the French (se facher) – thanks to the Auld Alliance: the Scots and the French were in cahoots during Queen Elizabeth I reign, Mary Queen of Scots was actually married to the French Crown Prince, before he died.

                • So all that… and the history lesson is all for “don’t worry yourself”? Dang Scots! 🙂

                • colliemum

                  I know!
                  Mind – they did give us Whisky, especially Single Malts, for which much must be forgiven!

                • ALL is forgiven!!! 🙂

  • Excellent! Glad Haley didn’t fold and pick a RINO or something…

    Heaven knows, we could use some GOOD news for a chance! This qualifies! 🙂

  • We republicans now have the only black guy in the senate! EAT THAT DEMOCRATS!!

    • las1

      He’s not a Plantation Democrat, so it doesn’t count.

    • Orangeone

      And the Uncle Tom comments from Demorats will start in 3.2.1

    • mikeinidaho

      The Demunists will counter that “he’s not down for the struggle, he’s an Uncle Tom”.
      Watch and see!

      • proudhispanicconservative

        They are going to run into a big conservative wall, this guy is articulate, smart, and best of all, an unapologetic conservative.

        • Conniption Fitz

          Which will make him unpopular with the Bush-Boehner Republicans who are not conservative.

          • That’s a good thing! 🙂

      • sarahsupporter

        or as Moochelle would put it: the “shhtruggle”

      • If they pull that old race card, play it back by saying something like: Yes, it’s true, and you’d know because you have so many black senators in your party don’t you? And then sit and listen for the crickets.

        • badbadlibs

          Good one, Wolfie!

        • Orangeone

          10,000 likes for that one Wolfie!

  • PhillyCon

    I remember reading somewhere that DeMint asked Haley for Scott to be his successor. Glad she obliged!

  • FutureOnePercent

    Called it!

  • dabbobean


    I know we’re talking about the Senate and not the House….but still…..In your face Boehner !!!!!

  • sjmom

    I am going to believe the congressman’s appointment is the beginning of something bigger and consider it an answered prayer.

    • proudhispanicconservative

      You should consider it the beginning of something bigger, I think behind the scenes there is a conservative movement in the works. (I pray)

  • 12grace

    Great move from patriot James DeMint, I love Tim Scott!

  • poljunkie

    Go get ’em Mr. Scott.

  • Eph18

    We are now officially in a three party system folks.

  • Ace’o spades has the perfect headline for this story.

    “Southern Governor Removes Black Man from House of Representatives”

  • Hacker5988

    GREAT News. Did not think Haley had the courage to pick Scott. Thought she would go the RINO route. How is the lame stream media going to spin this about those racist conservatives picking a truely ,qualified, black, successful conservative for the Senate. Good choice Nicki, see you can do it if you try ??

    • Orangeone

      They will attack her as stripping a black man from the House (which they’ve already one) and ignore he was moved to the Senate. If she appts a white man to the House, will call her a racist again. But we are not surprised are we.

  • TruLevinian

    We shall see what happens. Mrs. Haley wasn’t exactly helpful towards conservatism during the republican primary. It’s a good pic, but we should still be alert for any foolishness. Just be careful I say.

  • deTocqueville1

    Good news. Hopefully he retains the ‘steel spine’ when he gets there.

    • Orangeone

      No worries, he is a conservative’s conservative. If Trey Gowdy vouches for him, he’s great in my book!

  • resolute2012

    How can you be so totally sure this is “good news”??

    • Resolute2012… Trust your fellow Conservatives here when they say it’s good news, they have a reason for saying so… 🙂

      • resolute2012

        Hope you’re right Wolfie — however, I remember a man who I thought would make a great, terrific, wonderful president and wanted him to run — his name was Colin Powell.

        • Fair enough… We can but hope…. I know… Hope is a rare commodity these days…

        • Orangeone

          Powell was never a conservative. He played the AA game all his life and was a user plain and simple.

    • Orangeone

      Follow him on Twitter. His tweets make his positions very clear. He is a great conservative, like Allen West!

  • Tea Party Patriots put out this statement moments ago:

    ““This is a positive step for the Tea Party Patriots and our principles of fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government, and free markets. Tim Scott has taken our core values seriously in the House and we have every reason to expect similar, principled behavior in the Senate.”

  • Marridge

    What a way to start off the week, folks!

    Congratulations Senator Scott!! You are not my state’s Senator but I am very proud of you anyway!!

  • nibblesyble

    Yay..finally some good news!

  • c4pfan

    I am very surprised too, but very pleased to read this. Thanks for the scoop, Scoop!

  • CPAguy

    Republican do something smart?

    I’m SHOCKED!!!

  • Congratulations Mr. Scott. My prayers are for you to “KEEP THE FAITH BABY.” I am not a resident of your state, nor am I a Republican. I want you there to over come the negatives of my two Senators who are (one a Dem. one a RINO of the worst case) left of center.

  • Who’s gonna replace him in the House now?

  • Wow. I’m shocked. I was hearing a lot of chatter about Haley appointing a place holder then in 2014 there would be enough time to find a place holder. Bravo.

    Amazing decision. On another note, I can’t tell you how much I admire the distinguished gentleman from Spartanburg, Trey Gowdy. I envy you, O’ Carolina!

    • Orangeone

      I think Gov Haley played this correctly, distract the media and then make your appointment!

  • Immigrant_from_Socialism7

    Good man,good principles,Loves America

  • iaintlyin

    If you see the long term needs of the Republican party, this move appointment was a great strategic maneuver. Its not too early to start showing minorities that blacks are part of the future for the Republican party. Excellent move all around, kudos to DeMint, Haley, Scott and all who had an influence in getting the 2016 ball rolling in the right direction as far as attemting to garner the votes of informed and impressionable blacks.

  • trustintheLORDwithallyourheart

    This is great news! I believe Tim is a bonafide conservative, and his voting record proves it (click on the link below to check out his rating by the Madison Project). His score is actually higher than Allen West’s. Words mean nothing; the way they vote means everything.

    • resolute2012

      We all thought Colin Powell was a bonafide conservative too but he sure proved us wrong, didn’t he?

      • Orangeone

        Yes he did and continues to do so.

      • trustintheLORDwithallyourheart

        Yes, Colin Powell was one of those bait and switch kind of guys. It’s hard to take people by their word these days. It used to be that a person’s word was his/her bond. This is why we have to focus on what they do and how they vote. We can’t be lazy. We must check their voting record, if they have one. If they don’t, we have to look at how they live their lives.

        I don’t think the Republican Party can be saved or deserves to be saved, though. We need a competitive Conservative Party to challenge the fraudulent, corrupted and infiltrated Republican Party.

    • badbadlibs

      Wow, his score is considerably higher then LTC West. Impressive.

      P/S, LOVE your screen name. It’s my favorite Scripture.

  • loriannringold

    Yaay. Hopefully, no disappointments. I think this was a great choice

  • RestlessLegs

    I can see the headlines now:
    “South Carolina Governor Removes Only Black Republican from House.”

    • How could Governor Nikki Haley be so racially insensitive?!?! (look at camera with a very scolding look like you’re talking to a 5 year old – which is the truth.. You’re talking to Libtards, and they have the mental capacity of a 5 year old – on a GOOD day!)

    • Orangeone

      Someone already has

  • msverde1

    Brava, Governor Haley!! Godspeed for the new SC senator!

  • PVG

    WOO HOO! Prayer answered!

  • misterlogic0013

    business not so usual .. Jim De Mint / Sarah Palin .. restoration of the GOP in motion / Tea Party alive and well / thank you very much ..

  • syvyn11

    A black conservative senator. Everybody at MSNBC must be losing their collective minds.

  • NCHokie02

    Can’ wait to hear the calls of traitor and uncle tom. I mean he probably is just doing this because he’s acting white. Interesting how someone who acts white is usually called that because they are successful (in something other than music or sports). Heaven forbid you become successful without the long arm of the government helping you every way!! Good for him.

  • bobemakk

    Great news, another African American conservative. I hope he remains a conservative.