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Tim Scott: GOP Must ‘Embrace People in a Way They Deserve to be Embraced’

"It's more important for us to build the best country" -- and election results will follow, senator tells the RNC.

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Bridget Johnson

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January 24, 2014 - 5:57 pm
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The senator said he’s “absolutely confident” in the party’s midterm hopes and said they need to mind the old adage “people do not care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

“We are going to have to embrace people in a way they deserve to be embraced,” Scott stressed. “If we win people, elections will take care of themselves.”

He also encouraged greater communication with constituencies, noting “too often politicians want to speak for somebody before they speak to somebody.”

The “great Americans” he meets in his home state are usually struggling because of two main factors, he said: educational opportunities that fall short and skills that do not meet those required in a 21st century workforce.

Scott described folks he has met in Charleston looking for a way up. “They’re hungry and thirsty, looking for someone to present an American solution.”

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Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.

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the party needs to fully embrace people who are hurting in this country without pausing to count their votes first.

He's right!
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It's plenty of time. The problem is the teachers, administrators, and the system of our public schools.
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Scott hasn't changed a bit since he first ran for Charleston County Council. He says the same things, believes the same things, treats everyone with respect - including those who show him nothing but scorn.

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First, you have to get rid of the RINOS.
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Good points. Just a little off the mark.

The whole point, the IDEA, of the USA is that people, the citizens, are to be left alone. To find their own ways to their marks in the world.

That this has CHANGED during the past half century thanks to the belief - the arrogance - that members of the government administrative offices of Legislture, Judiciary and Executive know better is possibly, probably the cause of the mess that is now the USA.

And has little to do with which political faction is "managing" since they all use the same lesson plans and means for administration.

Sadly not those which enabled the citizens to become the most powerful, richest, most competent, generous and most respected and envied people of the past two centuries.

The instrutions in the Management Handbook each Member of government administration swears/ affirms to Uphold and Defend of the Constitution of the USA.

Instead, heady with the essentially unaccountable power over "The Lives of Others" they made all sorts of law to make sure citizens understand and accept their "expertise" AND that they, the "represenatives of the People" are the ones in charge.

Laws that restrict the lawful and socailly responsible, respectful of compatriots dignity and rights behaviours of the citizens to force compliance with sometimes manifestly illegal laws to comply with what these "experts" decide is the "way to go".
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Like the warm embrace of a mother for her child, heh?
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the party needs to fully embrace people who are hurting in this country without pausing to count their votes first.

He's right!
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Our message needs to be that government will not - can not - give you a hand up. The bureaucrats who actually implement government policy will do everything in their power to chain you into dependency. Because your dependency is their power.

If you want to help people, the best way to do that is to allow Americans to help their fellow Americans.
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the party needs to fully embrace people who are hurting in this country without pausing to count their votes first.

I don't know what that means.

On second thought, it sounds like an accusation against some Republicans.

Maybe some more specifics would make it clear.
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Good salesmen give specifics, great ones don't.
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Scott hasn't changed a bit since he first ran for Charleston County Council. He says the same things, believes the same things, treats everyone with respect - including those who show him nothing but scorn.

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Sadly, the unproductive class as well as the McCains and Boehners, heavily dependent on the plunder of others, will fight you every step of the way.

Regards,
Gary Marshall
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"With a seasoned delivery and the hope-infused tone of a senator bent on redefining change"

Didn't I see this "movie" before?

Sure seems familiar.

"he said: educational opportunities that fall short and skills that do not meet those required in a 21st century workforce."

12 years isn't enough time to learn to read and write and add?
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It's plenty of time. The problem is the teachers, administrators, and the system of our public schools.
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Well that's certainly part of the problem, and would help to explain why it might take 6 years to learn to read and write and add, but not 12 years. Of course, the other problems are not to be named.
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