Voters in South Carolina nominated a black Republican lawmaker for an open congressional seat Tuesday, rejecting a legendary political name and adding diversity to the national party.
State Rep. Tim Scott defeated Paul Thurmond, an attorney who is son of the one-time segregationist U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond. Scott, who won the runoff with 69 percent of the vote, is now poised to become the nation’s first black GOP congressman since Oklahoma’s J.C. Watts retired in 2003.
I like how Obama has inspired black politicians to run for office, as Republicans.
After eighteen months of a Obama administration, Americans are beginning to realize that Obama hasn’t a clue on how to fulfill his campaign promises, and then some. And the other good news is, thanks to candidates like Tim Scott, Republicans only need to look to Tim Scott to see what it takes to win. Legislating like a Democrat-lite for the last six years is a losing proposition. Sticking to conservative principles is not only the right thing to do, but it is also the best way to govern.