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Bachelor Tim Scott has no intention of revealing anything meaningful or deep about himself, or answering any tough questions. I’ve been waiting for Senate’s only black Republican member to show any sign of backbone and so far, he’s revealed none. He represents the black population of South Carolina exactly the same way Lyndsey Graham does, vote by vote. You will never hear Scott criticize Trump, and that’s the real tell.

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You make valid points. Something about Scott has always bothered me, but I can't entirely figure it out. Watch the video of him fumbling trying to explain his position on abortion. He, like Nikki, cannot articulate anything coherent. THAT is straight up phony. He's afraid to take on the hypocrisy of the GOP stance, or afraid to say what a forced birth backer he is, probably the later.

I also don't think he can really walk the MAGA and talk the MAGA.

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There was a term the field slaves used to have for the slaves like Scott who worked directly for Ol' Massa, that you can't say nowadays. But it's still an accurate description of the putz.

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NO SCOTT Can’t compete and can’t win and he doesn’t deserve MY Vote never does that say it All ??? Biden ✅

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Hi Marsha, the other Lisa here: I just want to make double sure you know that Steve is not pro-Tim Scott for 2024 president. He was a successful campaign strategist and is offering his current insight into what may happen in the GOP crazy mess.

GO BIDEN!!! XOXO

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God Bless You for Setting me straight truly grateful a d thankful

Apologies Steve totally didn’t

Understand I’m sorry please firgive

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Dear Marsha, 'you' are the intelligent one, truly! Awhile ago Steve sent a newsletter to this forum about Tim Scott and numerous people thought he was reverting back to the GOP and some got very angry with him. xoxo

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May 23, 2023·edited May 24, 2023

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THANKFULLY intelligent people

Correct me when I get things wrong

Apologies from my heart Marsha

Sorry Steve if I hurt you forgive me!

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Kudos to you Lisa BRAVA!!!!

Love & Respect, Marsha

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Steve Schmidt l blessing You and forgiving g me when I mis understand

Hope you remember you are one of Gods Angels that walk amongst us bringing

Hope,love and nurturing love, Marsha

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God Bless you if you realize what you need

Are Best Friends Nots thousands of so called friends …reflect on this precious lesson I learned when very young !:)😇🌹

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May 25, 2023Liked by Steve Schmidt

Dear Marsha, I hope this message reaches you. You are precious in this community of amazing people, with Steve as a guiding force to be cherished, with "guides" such as Timothy and you, with a numerous group of Senior Americans making themselves heard and respected, I am in awe of you all. Please continue to speak up when time gives you the opportunities, so caring as you are of others. Be well and do not forget ever that you are in my thoughts. God bless you.

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Marsha,

May you enjoy whatever time you have left with your best friend. You are a wonderful role model for all of us in this community with your service and commitment to helping others.

Steve

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I have no idea what any Republican stands for anymore. People like Tim Scott remind me that either A) Tim Scott knows something about modern American conservatism that I am not privy to or B) I am a goddamn idiot. That any POC, LGBTQ, or frankly woman would be a member of that party is beyond me.

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I agree with Steve that Scott will leave Desantis in the dust. I'm not sure how far Scott can climb in a racist party, though. As for DJT, he may very well be indicted and not be a viable candidate for 2024.

DJT likely used those classified documents for nefarious reasons -I hope they get him soon!

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Steve -- this time, I think you are incorrect. We all witnessed the bigoted effort to destroy Obama (they’re turning the White House into the Black House). Those same Republicans cannot turn a 180 and support a black candidate, no matter his party affiliation or his conservative bona fides. I wish I was wrong.

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Oh? Trump - Scott? Chameleon’s take the color of the wall they are climbing. Black women raised Biden: Joe knows us, Majority Whip James Clyburn. How about President Trump knows us, Sen. Tim Scott.

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Re Tim Scott surpassing Ron DeSantis in the polls: right now, my DOG could surpass Ron DeSantis in the polls — and deservedly so.

No, Tim Scott has an excellent chance — unless he decides to take on Woody Woodpecker; then he'll have problems!

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David perfect comment…

Woody Woodpecker !!

Scott don’t trust for a second!

NEVER Scott YES to BIDEN! marsha

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Glad SOMEONE caught the Woody Woodpecker analogy!

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Steve - when there are podcasts, are there also transcripts? I'm more frequently able to read rather than listen. More, I comprehend better when reading then listening. I think YouTube always has captioning. Among this community, is it known if one can access the entire transcript to print on youtube? Thanks.

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Joan,

You can get transcripts for the YouTube versions of the podcast (vodcast). You just have to click on the "..." and then click on "show transcript."

Steve

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Oh wow, thank you, Steve! I also comprehend much better when I can read text. Your commentary over the last 7 years has been prescient. And I've watched everything unfold pretty much as you predicted. Some of this was also logic and critical thinking. Your words need to be heard by more people.

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Steve, perhaps you can provide a link on each post with a podcast. Someone on your staff gave it to me and unfortunately I deleted it.

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Martha,

There's a link provided for each podcast -- for Apple Podcasts, Spotify and YouTube. You just have to click on the platform that you prefer and it will take you directly to that podcast conversation that I'm featuring in the daily email that you receive from me.

Alternatively, you can do a search for "The Warning with Steve Schmidt" on your preferred platform, "go to show," and then you can see the full library of episodes.

Hope this helps to clarify this for you.

Steve

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On YouTube, look for CC (Closed Caption)... click on it, and hopefully it will give you a list of languages. Sometimes it's not available... but they don't call it transcription... It's basically just subtitles. Doubt it can be printed out.

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Thanks. Yes, I can get cc. It's that I want the entire transcript because I a) can't always listen and b) comprehend better reading than listening. MORE, if there is a transcript, it means it's accessible to all including anyone who is deaf.

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Hi, Joan, I was just listening on YouTube, and I couldn't find a transcript link.

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You can get transcripts for the YouTube versions of the podcast (vodcast). You just have to click on the "..." and then click on "show transcript."

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Thank you. I didn't remember seeing one. Hoping Steve will consider it. More, for those who can't hear, it would mean they could access w/o youtube. I've not noticed - do other podcast platforms provide captioning?

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I probably should have mentioned the flat spot on my head where technical ability is supposed to be.

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So it's not just me? Because it's there now, but I'd swear it was not there before.

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Captioning? It doesn’t always appear - sometimes one searches or, as if by magic, like for you, voila!

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May 24, 2023·edited May 24, 2023

Joan and Enoonmai, when you click on Steve's YouTube videos, accessible by just going to YouTube and typing in "The Warning with Steve Schmidt", or his "home" page here on Substack, there is a YouTube button at the top, you go to the very most right of the title of his channel, passed the thumbs up/thumbs down icons, and to the last button, which is 3 periods in a row horizontal, and click on that. It is there you will see the word "transcript" drop down. Click on that and you will get the transcript to pop up to the right. Good luck. The three periods in a row are ALWAYS there, on every video on YouTube.

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Thanks, Mary!

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Oh. My. I had no idea! Thank you so very much.

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I meant the transcript. Forgot to look for the closed captioning.

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I think, as much as I detest him,Trump will be the GOP nominee! Hopefully, he’ll lose the general election in 2024. There are too many who live in the MAGA Bubble for Scott or any other primary candidates to defeat Trump!

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"He's got a good Jesus game". Ha! So funny. But not....

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Tim Scott is proof there really is an Earth II that is in our orbit, directly across from us, and therefore always hidden from view by the sun. It's the Earth where the sky is green and the grass is blue.

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Tim Scott is a useful idiot which is just about almost all black Republicans who remain in the Republican Party of today. They are one of the single most dangers to democracy today because they give racist a pass, so they can say….see we aren’t racist, Tim Scott is one of us…Byron Donald’s and the others, we must not underestimate Tim Scott and the Republican parties use of him. With his lies today and “reverse Willie Horton, and Welfare takers” the worse of every right wing trope. He must be taken down and exposed immediately! The powers that be need to keep their ears a little closer to the people on the ground. The everyday folk know a thing or two.🙋🏾‍♀️

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There's a reason Trump sent that "Good luck!" message to Tim Scott after he announced, but - as expected - did not send one to DeSantis.

Trump *knows* Scott is not a threat to his campaign. I believe Trump *will* be the GOP nominee in 2024 - even if he's convicted of any number of the crimes he's committed.

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Nice analysis - he’s lifting a lot from Obama.

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Nobody is going to mistake Tim Scott for Barak Obama. Can Scott code-switch?

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May 23, 2023·edited May 23, 2023

For me the phrase, Black Republican is a contradiction in terms. Sure, Lincoln was a Republican and Jackson a Democrat and if that were all, Tim Scott would be on solid ground. But the last 100 years has turned this around and Black people have found their home in the Democratic Party where they belong. The Republican Party has become a White Supremacy party. How are they going to lift Tim Scott onto their shoulders and sing a chorus of, “He’s My Guy”?

Black people have always been heroes to me, especially the women, but as a jazz fan since I was 8 I have cherished meeting or knowing Louis Armstrong, Oscar Peterson, Carmen McRae, Wynton Marsalis and others like Sydney Poitier and Jim Brown, all people I greatly admire. I believe that successful Blacks have had to do all the things to achieve success that white folks do but then have to do it on a 15 or 20 or 25 degree ramp. They never laid eyes on a level playing field except in a football game. So what you ask? The sensibilities of these people are Democratic not Republican as are mine. To side with Republicans is to turn your back on your people. Take Clarence Thomas for example. He is a disgrace to his race, voting for laws that make the plight of Blacks more severe. It is presumptuous of me, I know, to suggest that any successful Black person has to have the advancement of his race, his people, at heart because if he doesn’t who will? And that is anathema to Republicans.

I remember watching JFK make his famous civil rights speech, seeking fairness, where, referring to a Black man, he asked how much would you like to take on the color of his skin and stand in his place. Then Lyndon Johnson took Kennedy’s initiative and turned it into civil rights and voting rights. Democrats have supported Blacks, while Republicans have done so many things to hurt them , like stealing their votes at every turn, that I see Black Republicans as turncoats. Scott will never be allowed to carry the banner of Republicans into battle no matter how much they toy with the idea. He may feel that he can make change from within and more power to him, but, even though he represents an important southern state, I’m afraid that, at the national level, he is an ornament and very much on the wrong side.

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There isn’t a chance in he** that MAGA Republicans would support Tim Scott even if Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis died tomorrow. He’s Black; they’re racists.

And why is Tim Scott a Republican? Hasn’t anyone told him that the Party of Lincoln is stone dead, at least since Nixon implemented his Southern Strategy and Strom Thurmond and Jesse Helms switched to the GOP?

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