From the Washington Post:
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) announced Monday that she will appoint Rep. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) to the Senate.
Scott will replace Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), who is leaving the chamber in January to head up the conservative Heritage Foundation.
“It is with great pleasure that I am announcing our next U.S. senator to be Congressman Tim Scott,” Haley said. “I am strongly convinced that the entire state understands that this is the right U.S. senator for our state and our country.”
Sen.-designate Scott, 47, will become the only African-American currently serving in the Senate and the first black Republican to serve in the upper chamber since the 1970s. He will also be the first black senator from the South since Reconstruction…
Clearly just a clever plot by those wascally, wacist Wepublicans! Imagine, the nerve of them! Having a female, racial minority governor appointing a black man to the Senate? Obviously, its just to throw dust in everyone’s eyes so they won’t see the Klan hood peaking out…I mean, its not like the two Latino governors of American States are Republican…oh, wait…
Tell ya what, Democrats – you can keep all the old, white guys like Charlie Crist…we’ll go Forward! with people who actually want to make America great again.
So much for that liberal narrative:
…In New Mexico, Susana Martinez was elected as the nation’s first female Hispanic governor. Nikki Haley, whose parents were born in India, will be the first woman governor in South Carolina, and Brian Sandoval became Nevada’s first Hispanic governor.
Insurance company owner Tim Scott will be the first black Republican congressman from South Carolina since Reconstruction, after easily winning in his conservative district. Scott, a 45-year-old state representative, earned a primary victory over the son of the one-time segregationist U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond.
In Florida, veteran Allen West ousted a two-term Democrat to a House seat. He is the first black Republican elected to Congress from Florida since a former slave served two terms in the 1870s…
There will be more of this in the future – conservatism is on the march and minorities are naturally conservative as they have (a) learned how hideous big government is at first hand and (b) if they have any spirit at all they’ll go for free markets and free people as the best means to thrive in the United States.
In the end, of course, the conflict is not between black or white or what have you. Liberals want it to be that because they want to use racial hatred as a means of dividing and conquering the people – but the real battle is between liberty and slavery. Do you wish to be free? If you answer, “yes”, then you’ll eventually go towards conservatism. Those who want someone to look after them (or who wish to look after others, whether they like it or not) will go liberal.
For too long the only leaders minorities have had to look towards in elective office have been nothing more than tools of a rich, elite liberal power structure. Now, more and more they’ll be able to find independent Americans who share their background and have made it by hard work and self-reliance. That will spell the doom for liberal dominance of minority voters – and that is what we, on the right, must work to advance with all our might.