Response to democrattotheend (Reply #3)
Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:04 AM
UTUSN (40,239 posts)
7. A raving wingnut is a raving wingnut, don't matter the race. & a not-so-insane-as-WEST
raving wingnut is all the more dangerous because of being that much more EFFECTIVE.
So from the Wiki article, this jerk is a food-stamps-denier, a Labor punisher, an "impeachment" a-hole, an earmarks hypocrite, one of those Gawd-talkers-to, and toady to his race's past and present oppressors.
As for the Rethugs being "smart" to place minority wingnuts: Here is the lesson that we should learn from the Poppy BUSH strategy of naming Clarence THOMASes to positions:: What he did was to stymy the Libs at that time, putting them in the position of having to oppose and attack a minority, whose home group was a Dem constituency. Later, the Rethugs kept doing it with Meegwell (as Shirley TEMPLE Orrin HATCH pronounced it) ESTRADA, Michael STEELE, Alberto GONZALEZ, Colon POWELL, and Condo RICE. The Dems continued to be flummoxed, what do we do, how to we fight wingnut minority puppets, my oh my?!1
Orrin HATCH put on his Shirley TEMPLE pout and did his "concern" about, "How can the Democrats oppose a well qualified minority, Mee-gwell ESTRADA, when they claim to champion minorities?!1" No, Shirly HATCH, it is RACIST to nominate somebody JUST BECAUSE of their race, whichever side it comes from.
The answer, nay, SOLUTION is: If jerk, isolated minority members choose to betray their home group's interests, fine. We don't have to angonize over their race or ethnicity or gender. We don't have to attack on the lines of their being "houseboys" or puppets or whatever. If they claim to be wingnuts, so be it, we accept that they are wingnuts, and we oppose and attack on that basis, simple as that.
As for Rethugs being "smart" and helping themselves by naming minorities, no. Rethugs have as their core value racism, and the near-total Rethugs are wink-winking when they put on the exterior paint of supporting their pet minority member.
.... ...serving for a time alongside Paul Thurmond, the son of the late Republican U.S. Senator, Strom Thurmond. He won re-election in 2000. In 2004, he won re-election with 61% of the vote.
In 1996, he challenged Democrat State Senator Robert Ford in South Carolina's 42nd Senate district, but lost 65%-35%.
In 1997, Scott supported having the Ten Commandments posted outside the county council chambers, saying it would remind members of the absolute rules they should follow. The county council then unanimously approved the display and Scott nailed a King James version of the Commandments to the wall. Shortly after, the ACLU and Americans United for Separation of Church and State sued. After an initial court ruling said the display was unconstitutional, the council settled to avoid accruing more legal fees. Regarding the costs of the suit, Scott said, "Whatever it costs in the pursuit of this goal (of displaying the Commandments) is worth it."
Scott was endorsed by the anti-tax National Club for Growth, various Tea Party movement groups, former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin, Republican House Whip Eric Cantor, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, and the founder of the Minuteman Project ....
...Scott "swamped his opponents in fundraising, spending almost $725,000 during the election cycle to less than $20,000 for his November opponents". ....
In March 2011, Scott co-sponsored a welfare reform bill that would deny food stamps to families whose incomes were lowered to the point of eligibility because a family member was participating in a labor strike. He introduced legislation in July 2011 to strip the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) of its power to prohibit employers from relocating to punish workers who join unions or strike. The rationale for the legislation is that government agencies should not be able to tell private employers where they can run a business. Scott described the legislation as a common sense proposal that would fix a flaw in federal labor policy and benefit the national and local economies. The NLRB had recently opposed the relocation of a Boeing production facility from Washington state to South Carolina.
Scott successfully advocated for federal funds for a Charleston harbor dredging project estimated at $300 million, arguing that the project is neither an earmark nor an example of wasteful government spending. He said the project was merit-based, and in the national interest because larger cargo ships could use the port and jobs would be created.
During the summer 2011 debate over raising the U.S. debt ceiling, Scott said that President Barack Obama could be impeached over the debt crisis. Scott supported the inclusion of a balanced budget constitutional amendment in the debt ceiling bill, and opposed compromise bills that did not include the amendment. Before voting "no" on the final compromise legislation, Scott and other first term conservatives prayed for guidance in a congressional chapel. Afterwards, Scott acknowledged he had received divine inspiration regarding his vote, and joined rest of the South Carolina congressional delegation in voting no
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