Awesome: Sen. Tim Scott speaks at CPAC, wins raves from conservatives

New U.S. Senator Tim Scott hasn’t had much opportunity to speak at length on a national stage, and many people weren’t quite sure what to expect when he spoke at CPAC this afternoon.

As it turns out, Scott didn’t just deliver; he knocked it out of the park. And all without a teleprompter in sight!

Conservatives in the audience and watching at home were blown away:

  • CatHerder

    Not too shabby! HEY LIBS! Tell us about our ‘tokens’ whydon’tcha?

  • nc

    Congrats to Rep. Scott and the People of South Carolina who had the great good sense to elect him. Bright future ahead!

    • JoeMyGodNYC

      He was NOT elected. He was *appointed* to replace Sen. Jim DeMint, who is now running the wingnut Heritage Foundation.

      • Stacey Farr

        He was re-elected to the House by the good people of SC. Gov. Haley THEN appointed him to replace DeMint in the Senate.

        • JoeMyGodNYC

          The “good people of SC” have never elected a black Senator. They never will. You’ll see when the special election rolls around. No southern state has elected a black Senator in 138 years.

          • nc

            Sez you.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

            What is wrong with you? Why is race and the perpetuation of stereotype so important to you? Scott was elected to the House and appointed to the Senate. This appointment, made by a minority governor met with great approval from the citizens of my state. There is no need to demean the man’s achievements or imply that his appointment was born of anything less than merit. He will win my his election in 2014, not because he is a black man, but because he is a fine man who works very hard for his constituents.

          • JoeMyGodNYC

            Please point out where anything I said is factually untrue. And sadly, I hold no illusions about race relations in the South. I’d be happy to be proven wrong when the special election comes, but we do have that 138 year track history to consider.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

            You have said nothing that is factually untrue. As a resident of the state of SC, I resent the snark (see your quotation marks around the words “good people of SC) and the proclamation that he will not win the election in 2014. You cannot possibly know that and are basing this, one can only assume, on southern stereotypes. He was elected with a wide majority in two House Congressional districts. I expect his Senate election will be won just as handily.

          • Squirrel!

            Elected in Nov. 2009 to Congress by the ppl of South Carolina. Nikki Haley appointed him to the Senate this past Dec. Only 7 African Americans have ever served in the U.S. Senate…. no matter in which direction of the country you want to stand & point your finger. In the modern day South, we don’t care about the melanin level of a person’s skin. We do however care about a person’s character & whether said person holds the same values as we do. It seems Senator Scott has a lot going for him! I will bet the ppl of SC will keep him in this Senate seat. You seem to be pretty closed minded about those of us in the South and apparently it is you who is stuck 138 years or more in the past!

          • JoeMyGodNYC

            In the “modern day South” last year’s Public Policy Polling survey revealed that 30% of “likely GOP voters” believe that interracial marriage should still be illegal. I was born and raised in NC and lived for a mercifully short time in SC as well. You don’t have to tell me about the South. (And actually eight African-Americans have served in the Senate, but you may have forgotten Mo Cowan, who was just appointed last month to replace John Kerry. Cowan has said that he will only be an interim replacement until the special election three months from now.)

          • Mellow Melon

            Dude, you have got to be crazy. Do you know which areas have 70-80% white population? it ain’t the south bud. It’s the Northern states like Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire. Do you know the areas that have 37-50% Latino or black populations? The Southern states like Mississippi, Texas, ‘Bama, Georgia, and Tennessee. I am so SICK of this stupid racist crap where you try to make every frickin person from the South to be a member of the KKK. I am tired of this idiotic nonsense. Do you KNOW who helped out in the civil rights movement? People from the South and the North. My own grandparents who lived in what is considered the Deep South were proud civil rights activists. So stop trying to smear entire populations just to satisfy your twisted worldview. I am so sick of this crap, I am disgusted that you are allowed to perpetuate these lies, and I am tired of you trying to make race relations even more divisive than they already are. If you have nothing constructive, nothing helpful, nothing instructive to say, then don’t say it. Don’t argue for the sake of argument.

          • SpinMeNot

            Ms. Mullen, shame on you, quoting facts to a liberal … you are just going to scare him off. Try putting out a saucer of cream and copy of Salon … works every time.

          • Mellow Melon

            lol XD well, it’s always worth a shot. after all, the Dems are the party of science and intelligence, apparently, so facts ought to be extra appealing.

          • therantinggeek

            That’s your problem right there. “Public Policy Polling” is a well-known DEMOCRAT-leaning polling firm, so I have to doubt their credibility.

          • Squirrel!

            So 30% of ppl is a majority & speaks for ALL of us? Oh so sorry I said 7 & didn’t count an interim person who was appointed & won’t run for the seat to which he was appointed. However, if you’d like to get technical, it’s been 132 years since a black U.S. Senator was elected from the South (1881), not 138 yrs. See how much difference that made… jst like the difference btwn 7 & 8 as you pointed out?

          • SpinMeNot

            Public Policy Polling was founded by a democrat and has quite the reputation for bias to support the narrative that southern whites hate blacks. Been to the south recently? Sure, there are a few idiots here and there that still harbor racist positions, but the number of provable racist statements by Southerners pale in comparison to the number of racist statements made by democrats all over the country.

          • SpinMeNot

            You can’t predict the future — therefore you assertion that the people of South Carolina will never elect a black senator is conjecture, that does nothing but show your hate for people that don’t think like you do.

            Conjecture is not fact.

          • SpinMeNot

            Prove your assertion that they never will. … What, you can’t. Who’s the racist here … that would be you.

        • nc

          Lord Have Mercy, am I a Low Information Voter?

          I stand corrected.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

        He was elected as a Congressman shortly before his appointment to the Senate. Are you implying that he does not have a mandate or the consent of the governed? I have met him, campaigned for him, and voted for him. Trust me, he’s got South Carolina’s full support.

      • BlueStateRepub

        JoeMyGodNYC, Please tell us why you believe that black Senators are illegitimate. Be specific on why it offends you that a black man could sit in the Senate. Tell us at length why you have this hatred of black people and why you ridicule their accomplishments. I really mean it. I love when you Libs rip the mask right off and show your racism to the world. You have the floor…

        • Squirrel!

          Because he’s RRRRAAAACIIIIST!!!!!

  • Squirrel!

    I am feeling some relief due to these guys in the Senate! Now, I can add yet another one to those who have integrity & are not self serving! Please can we get some MORE in 2014!

  • https://twitter.com/Webnetcity webnetcity

    An angry black man is a threat to everyone…

    A black republican is only a threat to those
    who stand to benefit politically from the first…

    Go Senator Scott!

  • Deborah Hallsted

    Tim Scott blows everyone away, and not one person mentioned his skin color. The liberals bash conservatives for racism, and yet THEY are the racists, because they pointedly mention it at every chance.

  • CherDash

    I proudly cast my vote for Representative for Tim Scott, and was thrilled when Governor Haley appointed him to the Senate :-)