Sen. Jim DeMint's resignation to accept the presidency of the Heritage Foundation opens the door for Palmetto State Governor to appoint Rep. Tim Scott to replace him replacement in January.
Soon after President Barack Obama was re-elected, prominent liberals denounced those that voted against him as racist by comparing the red state/blue state divide on the electoral map of the Election of 2012 with the Union blue state/Confederacy grey state map of the 1861-1865 War Between the States. That war started when rebel forces surrounding Charleston Harbor fired on U.S. Army forces under siege at Fort Sumter.
Seven score and five years after Appomattox, the congressional district serving Charleston elected a black man to represent them in the U.S. House of Representatives instead of the son of the most prominent politician in the state's history, Strom Thurmond.
Tim Scott, re-elected in 2012, has served the First Congressional District with tea partier distinction. His availability for a historic appointment gives his South Carolina Republican Party colleague and first Indian-American woman to be elected governor of a state in the U.S. a chance to strike a major blow against the Democratic Party/Media narrative blaming Mitt Romney's defeat on supposed GOP hostility to minorities.
The district Rep. Scott has won twice with over 65% of vote is over 80% white.
Governor Haley, vote Scott in 2013!
“One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson
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