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Posted By: Imright, 8/10/2021 3:10:25 AM

Republican Sen. Tim Scott boarded a plane to Hawaii earlier this year to meet with one of the richest people in the world: Tech titan Larry Ellison.Ellison’s remote Lanai Island home was well out of the South Carolina senator’s way. But for Scott, who like the 76-year-old Ellison is an outspoken advocate for school choice, cultivating the mogul has paid dividends — and could even help propel a 2024 presidential bid. Since last October, Ellison has contributed $10 million to an outside group aligned with the senator — a huge sum even in the super PAC era and the business owner’s biggest known contribution in three decades

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Reply 1 - Posted by: stablemoney 8/10/2021 4:49:50 AM (No. 873738)
You can forget about that buzz. Tim Scott is no genius. We need someone that fights and has a lot of smarts.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DCGIRL 8/10/2021 5:26:49 AM (No. 873743)
Tim Scott can meet with who ever he wants. It still will not make him a true conservative. The longer he is in the senator the more he becomes a RINO. Sorry, Tim Scott is a horrible choice and will not go anywhere.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Cynical Backstory 8/10/2021 6:43:43 AM (No. 873774)
There they go again, trying to choose our candidates for Us. Lotsa luck with that.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Come And Take It 8/10/2021 6:46:25 AM (No. 873777)
Pass. I am done with establishment candidates, and Senators are at the top of that list.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Skinnydip 8/10/2021 6:52:55 AM (No. 873782)
This is just more Politico wishful thinking. Scott's a wimp.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: montwoodcliff 8/10/2021 6:55:00 AM (No. 873785)
Tim Scott had become the flavor of the month. GOPe doesn’t want Trump or DeSantis. They’re wasting their money as far as I’m concerned, unless they have something else in mind.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Strike3 8/10/2021 7:08:33 AM (No. 873792)
Sorry, it's Trump's way or the highway for me. He has four years of fantastic accomplishments under his belt and when he regains the presidency he is going to be beheading democrats right and left. No mercy, no prisoners.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: The Remnants 8/10/2021 7:10:12 AM (No. 873793)
Ooooo The MEGAdonors Look what they have accomplished to date .................... I'd much prefer Trump/DeSantis who do not wait to be told what to do next.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: judy 8/10/2021 7:50:37 AM (No. 873839)
GOP doesn't need mega donors. Tim Scott is a NO NO...another fake republican like Romney, Bush, Barr, McConnell, McCarthy....
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Sorosisbehindit 8/10/2021 7:58:03 AM (No. 873843)
Rand Paul is the one that I am watching if Trump will not run. 1) The demonic world has targeted him, and tried to kill him twice 2) He stands against Fauci and the fake science on both masks and shots 3) Like his dad always did.....HE STANDS...even when he has to stand alone!!!
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Reply 11 - Posted by: privateer 8/10/2021 8:01:21 AM (No. 873848)
I don't know much about Scott, but I feel certain what we don't need is the best candidate Big Money can buy.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: bubby 8/10/2021 8:06:14 AM (No. 873851)
The Jeb Bush of 2024. Once again millions will be spend on getting 3 delegates! These GOPe won't ever get it!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: bpl40 8/10/2021 8:12:16 AM (No. 873858)
Tim Scott might not be a political genius. But he is a lot smarter than Heb. IMO, he will not run. But may accept the Veep spot if DeSantis is the nominee. Both of course blessed by PDT.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 8/10/2021 8:20:47 AM (No. 873865)
Big-money is ABT (Anybody But Trump). We all know that. Trump upsets all their plans. Think twice about backing anyone that is being backed by big-money. That includes Tim Scott.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 8/10/2021 8:27:53 AM (No. 873873)
I would really prefer getting the Great Election Fraud of 2020 understood and addressed first before wasting my time daydreaming about pubbie candidates for 2024.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: justavoter 8/10/2021 8:29:47 AM (No. 873878)
Is this the same bunch that picked McCain, Romney, and Bush? How did that work out? Tim Scott becomes more RINO the longer he is in Washington. It’s about time to send him home
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Reply 17 - Posted by: cat2 8/10/2021 8:42:28 AM (No. 873898)
Sounds like he is courting money, instead of talking about issues that conservatives care about. I have not forgotten Trump coming down the escalator and actually promising what we needed to hear -- that he would close the borders. THAT is what gets votes. Sure, school choice is important, but not nearly as important as having national borders.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Casper27 8/10/2021 8:51:41 AM (No. 873911)
No need to comment, everyone here said it all!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Zigrid 8/10/2021 8:55:17 AM (No. 873920)
As long as President Trump is a possibility... he's my choice...his MAGA party is the only hope WE Americans have left...and no billionaire is gonna change my mind...President Trump all the way to the White House....
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Reply 20 - Posted by: PCMM 8/10/2021 9:10:04 AM (No. 873935)
I’m glad that everyone here is so proud of the outstanding achievements of President Trump. He was an amateur playing with professionals who OPENLY REBELLED against him (and the Constitution) yet didn’t have the sack to fire them immediately and DRAIN THE SWAMP, which he promised but did not do. He tweeted about celebrities as the nation burned, allowed his most dedicated followers to suffer when he could have prevented it, was the absolute WORST at choosing staff, empowered his eff’n daughter and her Christian-hating husband as the President pretended to be Christian (don’t believe for one second that he loves the Lord Jesus Christ), and was too scared to play hardball with people (even in his own administration) doing every to subvert the will of the people. Not enough space here to go over his complete failure as a President who allowed the advancement of socialism in America. He’s a narcissistic celebrity and nothing more. If you can’t see that Ron DeSantis is a million times better, then you’re beyond help. Enjoy the suck.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: bigfatslob 8/10/2021 9:19:16 AM (No. 873947)
It's Politico when I would rather read the Babylon Bee. Picking who's next in line the old fashion republican way, yeah sure.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: VietVet68 8/10/2021 9:31:35 AM (No. 873958)
The moment I saw that this article was from Politico I knew it was democrat propaganda. The democrats are really afraid Trump has 2024 locked up already and they will try anything to derail that.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: fysammy 8/10/2021 9:38:58 AM (No. 873966)
I love Trump and thought he was one of our greatest Presidents, but, like it or not, he is a polarizing figure and comes with a lot of baggage. He can’t help himself as recently shown in his ego driven slap of Rand Paul about the Ohio primary. Paul’s one of us, leave him alone. I know many conservatives that cannot suffer Trump’s insecurities and ego and will stay home in 2024. Trump should resign himself as The Godfather of the Conservative movement and spend his days cultivating and funding great Conservative candidates across the USA. Can you imagine how much money he could raise in that effort. DeSantis would be a great candidate. Pompeo is smart, well spoken with great international experience. Please avoid identity politics (Scott, Noem, Haley) and pick the best candidates. There are only a few. Whoever we pick will get my support and vote!
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Red Ghost 8/10/2021 9:39:02 AM (No. 873967)
Whew. That was some kinda post there about President Trump. Wow. You are on the wrong site buddy. Sorry, I know that's against the rules, but my head is just reeling. Now back to our regular programming. Donald J. Trump didn't need no stinkin' mega donors. Nor did the billionaire use vast amounts of his own fortune. He won on his own, propelled by contributions made by the people on this website and millions of others just like us. It's called the MAGA movement. And it is truly a grass roots juggernaut. I love Tim Scott, but he has absolutely NO management experience. And the fact that the Republican establishment mega donors are in so early, will seal his fate negatively with many more MAGA supporters. Moreover, he is not a "bigger than life" personality. I believe whomever will be the opponent of the communist democrats will need to be a huge personality, tough as nails, no BS warrior that will charge into the fray, unafraid. And notice I say opponent, and not Republican candidate since I cannot, today even write the words Republican presidential candidate, when 18 republicans not only throw a much needed life line to the communist installed pretend president, but throw their base and America under the bus as they vote for this travesty "infrastructure" bill. I am very happy to see that Senator Tim Scott is not one of the 18. President Trump and Ron DeSantis will be the best team to run in 2024. If President Trump decides not to run for a 3rd term, then at this juncture Ron DeSantis will be a great candidate. But, let's not forget, Mike Pompeo would be a fantastic candidate as well. Unlike the democrats, we have options. Mega donors be darned.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: ROLFNader 8/10/2021 9:51:44 AM (No. 873981)
Dittoes,# 18...
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Reply 26 - Posted by: starboard 8/10/2021 9:52:40 AM (No. 873983)
This won't make Nikki Haley happy. Tim doesn't have the personality for potus. DeSantis is the hands down Favorite, if Trump decides not to run. He's the whole package and has the personality and energy of a champion fighter. Furthermore, he has shown to be a tough leader and knows how to handle the press. However, I don't see him as Vice President. He's more effective as Governor of Florida.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: janjan 8/10/2021 10:01:11 AM (No. 873991)
The quickest way to turn a politician into political poison is to let it be known that she/he is being backed by GOP ‘mega-donors’.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: red1066 8/10/2021 10:08:58 AM (No. 874003)
So those with money still don't get it. To save this country, we need people who will fight for it. Tim Scott ain't one of them. Go ahead and waste your money on someone who won't make it past the primaries. Us low income no nothings will back real candidates who can pass the smell test. We did it in 2016 and 2020, and we'll do it again. Either get on board, or get out of the way.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: cold porridge 8/10/2021 10:16:04 AM (No. 874009)
Money can't buy the presidency. Bloomberg tried it, so have several others. Trump will trump them all. MAGA!
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Reply 30 - Posted by: MDConservative 8/10/2021 10:22:49 AM (No. 874020)
#24 - Even candidate Trump needed the Megadonors' support. PDT's golden moment was not when he came down the iconic escalator, but a meeting with Shel Adelson in Las Vegas that sealed the matter of his backing. The grassroots cannot roll the pros. One need only look at the Tea Party to see how any such movement is sucked in and bastardized, with the boobs following. MAGA will get the same treatment. How many '20 cycle RINOs are there in the Senate? #20 raises some points that merit thought. (Yes, you can go into the denial shell if you choose.) He is exactly right about PDT's being "an amateur playing with professionals." Business and government leadership are two vastly different things. Personal and political power are effectively used in different ways to different ends. The UNIPARTY smacked him around with TWO impeachments while tying up his domestic agenda, before tossing him with a rigged election. The bureaucracy was openly hostile...ask the FBI and CIA about that. And his personnel decisions, particularly at the cabinet and inner office levels, were horrid - Tillerson, Mattis, Gorka, Bolton...the roster keeps going. He endorsed Mitt Romney. He elevated Fauci and Birx as his go-to science gurus, and the rest is ongoing history. Those are hardly successes. Men like Pompeo are the exceptions proving the rule. Like a businessman, he relied on lawyers far too much - especially in the immediate post-election period. While many blame the courts, the Constitution says his possible relief was with the state legislatures. The Fox News Showponies made a mess of legitimate legal challenges, even after judges tried to educate them. I'd vote for FPDT tomorrow, but with my eyes open, too.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: broken01 8/10/2021 10:42:46 AM (No. 874034)
We already had a Black Senator in office for 2 terms folks. How did that work out?
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Reply 32 - Posted by: BL1957 8/10/2021 10:47:13 AM (No. 874041)
For me...DSantis/Noam in 2024.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: thehutchcom 8/10/2021 11:45:13 AM (No. 874102)
Who? School choice is great, but you can't become president because you support school choice. You need to have a lot of fight in you, and you need to have some presidential bearing. (Trump had scads of the former and all too little of the latter.) In 2024, my choices are either Desantis or Ted Cruz...and as much as I treasure Ted, we need him in the Senate and about 99 more senators like him, so pretty much Desantis. I want a Donald Trump without all the negatives that Trump has. I want a Trump who doesn't talk at a 5th grade reading level. I want a Trump who isn't full of superlatives about himself. I want a Trump who has some grace and dignity and without all the scandal. (Is that Tim Scott? I'm betting not.)
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Reply 34 - Posted by: PrayerWarrior 8/10/2021 11:46:48 AM (No. 874107)
Tim Scott was a genius on Opportunity Zones in the inner cities to help the black/brown communities and President Trump was wise to incorporate those into a govt. plan. That was another reason so many blacks and Latinos voted for President Trump in 2020. As for running for president, Senator Scott can be easily swayed by powerful people. We need a president with a strong backbone that cannot be bought like DJT.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: DVC 8/10/2021 11:47:41 AM (No. 874111)
Not presidential timber. I think he is a nice man, leave him where he is.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: little guy 8/10/2021 2:46:49 PM (No. 874313)
Regarding Trump and mega donors in 2016, Sheldon Adelson was an anomaly in the Republican donor class. The Kochs and many other reliable mega donors, the boys that funded Jeb, would have nothing to do with the Trump campaign. Trump ran an incredibly focused and efficient campaign. And the reason he was so successful, and the reason MAGA is as successful as it is, is because Trump's funding comes from large numbers of small donors. That said, Trump made major mistakes with his personnel picks. But, it was because he relied on people he thought he could trust in politics and government, as he was a total outsider with little experience in government staffing. I suspect, if Trump runs a successful campaign for president in 2024, he will not make the same personnel mistakes, as well as other mistakes, he made in his first term. Let's never forget Trump won 2020 hands down. This election was stolen. So even Trump's supposedly bad characteristics, his tweeting, inelegant English, boorishness at times, whatever, were not enough to defeat him. Trump will win again in 2024, as long as the elections are honest.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: Hazymac 8/10/2021 4:21:05 PM (No. 874408)
Why? Being somewhat better than Lindsay Graham ain't exactly a recommendation.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: dman 8/10/2021 6:59:51 PM (No. 874574)
Generally positive on Senator Scott, but how he handles this "temptation" will reveal his true character. Praying he does the right thing.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: fysammy 8/10/2021 9:37:41 PM (No. 874691)
#24, Been here from the beginning.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: 49 Ford 8/10/2021 9:54:25 PM (No. 874706)
I like Tim Scott, and if I lived in S.C. I would vote for his re-election without hesitation. Tim belongs in the Senate, and I hope he chooses to stay there. I don't think PDT will run again. I'll support him to the hilt if he does, but just don't see it in the cards. Too much media manufactured baggage, his accomplishments while in office forgotten by a confused public which barely knows up from down. And the MSM are already savaging DeSantis with deliberately orchestrated hysteria over COVID. They've learned how easily people can be manipulated. By 2023 the country will be unrecognizable, and I don't see us voting our way out of this.
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The White House on Wednesday called on OPEC and its allies to boost oil production as gas prices continue to climb, threatening the nation’s economic recovery. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said in a statement the administration has spoken with OPEC members urging the group to increase production. OPEC, which stands for the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, reached an agreement last month with its non-OPEC allies, known as OPEC+, to increase oil production by 400,000 barrels per day. But Mr. Sullivan said that isn’t enough to bolster the oil supply. “While OPEC+ recently agreed to production increases, these increases will not fully offset previous production cuts
With Republicans Like These, Who Needs Democrats? 31 replies
Posted by Imright 8/11/2021 3:34:48 AM Post Reply
Senator Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) was challenged recently by a caller on the “Jay Thomas Show.” The caller asked Cramer to reveal the identity of the Capitol Police officer who shot and killed unarmed Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt, on January 6. Cramer claimed he did not know the name of the officer, nor did he believe the public had any right to know that officer’s name because he had not been found guilty of any wrongdoing. Such pandering to the ruling class and its railroaded investigation is embarrassing enough, as the available evidence (to say nothing of the evidence that the government refuses to release) indicates that the officer recklessly—
Biden Administration is preparing for
Afghanistan capital Kabul to fall
to the Taliban in as little as four
weeks – despite previously
predicting the city would be able
to defend itself for a year
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Posted by Imright 8/11/2021 3:20:26 AM Post Reply
US Intelligence officials are warning that the Afghan capital of Kabul could fall to Taliban forces in as little as a month, despite a huge security force that far outnumbers the rogue group previously triggering claims that the city would be able to defend itself for at least a year. As stability in the region continues to erode, the Washington Post reports that the White House is currently bracing for the fall of Kabul, with an accelerated decline of security in the city taking it's toll over the last several weeks.Initial intelligence estimates had pegged the fall of Kabul to Taliban forces at six to 12 months following the departure
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott begs medical staff
to come and help fight surging
COVID cases as overwhelmed Austin
hospitals are left with just SIX
available ICU beds (but he refuses
to lift ban on mask mandates)
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Posted by Ribicon 8/10/2021 12:44:32 PM Post Reply
The governor of Texas has issued an urgent appeal for medical staff to come and assist with surging COVID cases—even as he resists calls to reinstate a mask mandate. Greg Abbott, the Republican leader of the state, made his cry for help as the rolling two-week daily average of new COVID-19 cases in his state has increased by 165 per cent to 8,533, according to Johns Hopkins University research data.(Snip)Abbott later added: 'The State of Texas is taking action to combat the recent rise in COVID-19 cases and ensure that our hospitals and communities have the resources and support they need to mitigate
CDC admits it DID overcount Florida's
COVID cases: Agency revises down
state's weekend numbers from 28,000
to 19,000 but offers no explanation
after falsely claiming 'record' infections
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Posted by Imright 8/11/2021 1:42:34 PM Post Reply
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has quietly updated Florida's COVID-19 figures after accusations of overcounting earlier this week.On Monday, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) accused the CDC of misreporting the state's weekend COVID-19 numbers.The federal health agency had posted that 28,317 new Covid cases were recorded in The Sunshine State on Sunday, a record-high that was reported by multiple media outlets.However, the DOH stated that is true total was 15,319 cases, indicating an overcount of more than 13,000.
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