Rep. Tim Scott: Romney Needs More Fight

"He'll get it together, because we need him to get it together."

Mitt Romney needs to hone his attack in the presidential race, says U.S. Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC).

The first-term congressman is "hopeful" the current low-key Romney campaign is preparing for a more forceful approach in the fall.

"I'm hoping he is figuring out right now what exactly is coming at him and getting a very tight, crisp response," Scott said Thursday night to a crowd of more than 100 conservative 9/12 members from across the Lowcountry.

He told the group that he spoke with Romney advisers on Friday, offering suggestions on strategy.

"I'm hoping that his campaign is well-oiled enough to get that response together now," Scott said. "And then, when you begin firing, you fire relentlessly until election day."

One of two freshmen members in the House leadership team, Scott's profile has been on the rise among national GOP leaders. He hosted town hall events with most of the GOP presidential primary candidates, as well as an event earlier in January with Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, a possible vice presidential contender.

Romney is facing criticism from some conservatives for a "safe" approach to the campaign trail, according to The Christian Science Monitor. While a Wall Street Journal editorial Thursday suggested the campaign is "slowly squandering an historic opportunity."

Scott was also critical of the Romney campaign's response to the Supreme Court decision on healthcare reform. The campaign spent days arguing, alongside the president, that the individual mandate was a penalty. That was even after GOP House members had embraced the court's decision that it was a tax — an argument they feel will work better at the polls in November and could also expedite repeal in 2013.

"What we need from Romney is consistency in messaging. You can't call it a tax and a penalty," Scott said. "You can't have a mixed message coming out of a presidential campaign."

But Scott still said he expects Romney to win the White House in November.

"I think he'll get it together, because we need him to get it together," Scott said.

Read more Patch coverage on Rep. Tim Scott.

Greg Adams July 06, 2012 at 06:24 PM
Ok, I'll give you a funny on that. At least this model does not have a marxism chip.
Greg Adams July 06, 2012 at 06:35 PM
P.S. Will any of the haters be posting actual information or just slander against our standing congressman? If you can stretch yourself and actually post truthful posts with facts to back them up it would be very refreshing. Links to media matters, while hillarious, lack credibility (Soros).
JoSCh July 06, 2012 at 06:40 PM
From your response you sound like you don't like Karl Marx's social and economic theories. What exactly don't you like about them? The main thing I don't like about unlimited capitalism is that it's inhumane and as a species and a society we could move past it.
JoSCh July 06, 2012 at 06:42 PM
Whats wrong with protest? Or do you REALLY believe that Occupy is about those few incidents? I don't believe that Tea Party is about racism, even though I know it's now full of racists.
JoSCh July 06, 2012 at 06:45 PM
Really Greg? You believe that the Democrats kill babies? What is the point of you posting? Just curious. I personally enjoy trolls, but if this is a troll I have to tell you that it's pretty mediocre. Troll harder.
reg July 06, 2012 at 06:53 PM
reg is my real name, greggy. And your false statements here have never been offered with any source. Like your racist defamation of Planned Parenthood; your arguments for plutocracy when attempting to defend socialist medicine by calling any improvement 'socialist'; your sexist remarks; your buffoonish 'buffer' interpretations - and you've never posted a source because you don't have any. All you do is ask argumentative questions, spew out silly insults, and post completely false information. Can't wait for school to start again - you'll be too busy with your 6th grade homework to keep posting here.
reg July 06, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Actually, greggy poo, opensecrets.org agrees. Go have a look at it yourself.
reg July 06, 2012 at 06:58 PM
Actually, greggy, I come from four generations of police officers. Very high ranking officers, too. And every generation of them taught me to never trust a Republican, not just because that party always works against the police, but also because they're the ones that my family had to arrest.
reg July 06, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Well, greggie-poo is now openly identifying himself as a Rove-bot. Using that Karl Rove scheme of accusing others of being exactly what he himself is. In every comment you make here, greggie, you promote Marxian economics, Marxian business principles, Marxian socialistic lifestyles .... and then accuse others of marxism.
reg July 06, 2012 at 07:04 PM
Not of any relevance to your dandruff here, greggie, but what exactly does Soros have to do with anything? are you claiming that guy - the man who took communism out of Hungary and got it replaced with capitalism - has no credibility? ....you *are* very pro-commie, pro-Marx, ain't ya? Attacking the guy who got communism tossed out of a country?
stanley seigler July 06, 2012 at 07:06 PM
a@Greg Adams: "I do not understand anything you just posted. i am a poor communicator...should have posted link...here tis: Romney Misfires with EPA Anecdote http://www.factcheck.org/2012/04/romney-misfires-with-epa-anecdote/ re-re: "And then, when you begin firing, you fire relentlessly until election day." [tim scott] this quote by tim scott in the lead article...
reg July 06, 2012 at 07:07 PM
and here's the link that verifies everything I said about Tim Scott: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery
stanley seigler July 06, 2012 at 09:13 PM
@Greg Adams: Care to list off the billionares on Obama's contributor list and compare that to who donates to tea parties? Opensecrets.org would disagree with you @reg: Actually, greggy poo, opensecrets.org agrees. opensecrets say: [CLIP] Organization-Driven Political Activity When it comes to the combination of institutional lobbying, 527 group donations and PAC expenditures, Koch Industries far out-spends Soros’ hedge fund and think tank, $57.4 million to $12.8 million. Most of this money is attributable to lobbying expenditures. [CLIP] Think Tanks and Political Organizations Given the difficultly in tracking donations to nonprofits and charitable organizations, it's almost impossible to quantify whether the Koch brothers or Soros dominate this political realm. That said, both the Kochs and Soros have spent incredible riches in this area with no sign of stopping. [end clips] meaningful comparison is difficult... opine: It has more do with reason/intent than amount...opine: kockbros-etal donate to satisfy their greed...as mentioned they are the epitome of “gen bullmoose’s” ruthless capitalism...soros-etal donate to improve the general welfare...eg; Kocks donote to suppress voters...Soros gave away over $8 billion to human rights, public health, and education causes. Greg Adams: post your comparison list...you have one or do you just throw hype/crap against the wall and hope it sticks...
Joseph Kurt July 06, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Africa is continent still, right?
stanley seigler July 07, 2012 at 02:53 AM
Joseph Kurt: "Africa is continent still, right?" wrong. it's now the united states of africa...and siberia is no longer part of russia...it's a continent...if you are going to be a nit picker, you have to keep up...
Dennis Wenger July 07, 2012 at 06:43 AM
Using the logic of the Leftists, you people must be racists. Interesting how there are four fingers pointed backwards to each of your non-claims. Soros as a Capitalist? Can Nazi sympathisers be Capitalists? I guess when it comes to attacking a Country's economy, cowardice can make certain people make any statement he wants them to make. But then again, if there weren't cowards who hid behind initials and someones Granny's nickname or people who felt safe by posting comments from a continent away, there would be only a few commenters on the local edition of the Huffington Post. Ohh and the guy who came from a long line of "High Ranking" Cops who arrested nothing but Republicans, speaking as a retired local Cop (not from LA, Seiggy) your predecessors did themselves an injustice by keeping themselves on the GIMMIEwagon Plantation. Must have been Chicago. Think how far you could have come if they hadn't been beholding to someone else to keep their job. As it is they've poisoned your mindset, and give us the impression you have a horribly hateful response to freethinkers.
Dennis Wenger July 07, 2012 at 06:50 AM
Here's the result of "reg"sies supposed "link": Server Error The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request. The server may be experiencing a temporary error condition; please retry your request later. from past history, I recognise the prefix to that link as the general search site for anything having to do with legislation, and I am assuming that "query" would be an open ended search, so in effect, the link gives you nothing to go by. Goose Egg. NADA. Bupkiss.
Dennis Wenger July 07, 2012 at 06:55 AM
Looky, everybody!! A Leftist that isn't stereotyping or Profiling!! I mean, since most all of the commentors seem to be engaged in backwards speak, and since the Left is so "tolerant", we all know that it can't be happening. I guess if you repeat a lie often enough, it just depends on if the people are gullible and foolish enough to believe it. I guess in his case, he was.
reg July 07, 2012 at 11:57 AM
Okay, for those who don't know the procedure: http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas.php "Browse bills by sponsor" "select a representative" (scroll to "Scott, Tim [R-SC-1]") click "Go" ... then see for yourself
reg July 07, 2012 at 12:26 PM
And this, boys and girls, is known as the misdirective method! Challenge a claim, but without any foundation or source, then issue personal insults in hopes of misdirecting the argument in hope that other readers won't notice that you have no foundation or source! Before misdirecting to your personal insults, you challenge that Soros is not a capitalist, but this is the guy who actually got capitalism into, and communism out of, Hungary: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1993/07/finance-the-unifying-theme/5148/ You say he's a Nazi sympathizer .... but HE is Jewish himself: http://www.uni-muenster.de/PeaCon/global-texte/r-m/soros-TheNewYorker.htm During WW II, as a kid, he worked for the Jewish Council in protection of the identity of Jews in Hungary. As for your claims of "freethinker" - the GOP has redefined hate crime laws so that it doesn't protect people they don't like; the GOP is using Marxian economic theories in its claims of 'free trade,' and is responsible for so much employment being lost to communist countries; the GOP just made it okay for an employer to demand a worker's password to internet sites so their comments can be reviewed - and can now legally fire a worker who doesn't give up his personal passwords. Yeah, that's "freethinking" alright
maizenbluedoc July 07, 2012 at 12:43 PM
Not only does Mr. Romney need to step up his campaign agains BHO, he needs to clarify the mini sound bites BHO spouts to the liberal media. When BHO says that he (emphasis on he) created 4.1 million jobs, why doesn't someone in the mediums ask him how many jobs were lost? Unless Romney outlines a cogent platform, he will lose to the smooth-talking BHO. I believe most Americans want a definite plan for the country (I do), not just more rhetoric. Personally, I am sickened and disgusted with the party line which results in government gridlock. There has to be comprimise, so it is time for both parties to come together, not for the party, but for the Aerican people. Unfortunately, regardless of who is elected or reelected, I expect business-as-usual with the country spiraling toward a third-world economy with the majority dependent upon taxpayers for their survival.
Hobby July 07, 2012 at 02:10 PM
Rep Scott is correct on this, and there is So much information to use against Obama that Romney needs to get engaged or face losing to a slick-talking POTUS again. Everything that BO says or does when he rants against MR and the Repubs are positions and statements he himself made against them when he campaigned in 2007/2008! This would include everything from the economy, Executive Privilege, international affairs, the most ethical and transparent administration in history, etc. The hypocrisy continues...
Common Sense July 07, 2012 at 03:30 PM
I live in the district where tim scott resides....did they just call him tea party rep....
John Hurd July 07, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Romney needs to come up with a Big Lie, like Bush did to defeat Kerry. Kerry signed up to go to Vietnam after graduating Yale. Brave. So the Bush people turned it upside down, calling Kerry a coward, etc. This might work for Romney: pay for ads that say Rev. Wright is Obama's father. They lived in Kenya for a while and were thrown out of the country for raping women. That's how the false rumors about Obama being born there got started. He wasn't born there...but he got thrown out.
stanley seigler July 07, 2012 at 04:50 PM
@reg: "...in hope that other readers won't notice that you have no foundation or source!... this SOP for most/all T-GOP 'firings'...t.scott's term for railing against BO and progressive policies...such as: social security, medicare, BO-care, minimum wage, women's rights, GI bill...further; when asked for a ref...the goalpost move/focus changes...if a ref is posted it is either irrelevant or disproves their contentions/conclusions...ie/eg; this discussion has moved from mitt's ineffectual campaign to soros is a nazi (of course he was/is not) amazing how most T-GOP, BO-haters' rhetoric mimics that of limbo, the becker and dumbbart your [reg's] efforts to point out there is no foundation is appreciated...hopefully it does not fall on deaf ears... opine: the pendulum is swinging center left...people (with exceptions) are not as stupid as kock-etal and T-GOP misdirectors think/thought...hope springs...
reg July 07, 2012 at 08:12 PM
He calls himself the Tea Party rep: http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2010/11/07/tim-scott-black-republican-tea-party-favorite.html http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0112/71391.html
stanley seigler July 07, 2012 at 11:43 PM
@maizenbluedoc: "...why doesn't someone in the mediums ask him how many jobs were lost?..." FYI the jobs gained is a net fig...ie, gain minus lost...the net was a loss of jobs in 2008 and since 2009 have been a net gain...oh/and; Have any private jobs been lost (net) over the past 26 months? NO. http://mollysmiddleamerica.blogspot.com/2012/05/how-many-jobs-has-obama-created-lost.html re: Unless Romney outlines a cogent platform, he will lose [maizenbluedoc] the only 'cogent platform' the GOPs have is voodoo economics, which failed in 1929 and 2008; opposition to all social progressive programs; and tax cuts for rich folks/ruthless capitalism... re: Personally, I am sickened and disgusted with the party line, which results in government gridlock [maizenbluedoc] so are we all...especially with the party line of "our (GOP) Job#1 is to make BO a one term president"
stanley seigler July 08, 2012 at 04:56 PM
@Hobby: "...there is So much information to use against Obama that Romney needs to get engaged or face losing..." may as well face it, the mitt will lose. the information is: *jobs, net gain 2012 v net loss 2008; *healthcare, 30-40 million on path to health care ins. * stock market, DJI increased fr 7,000 to 12,000 *nobel peace prize. *for a short list of more information that can be used goto: http://obamaachievements.org/ oh/and policies that got us out of 1929 depression and are getting us out of 2008 recession...invest in USA economics vs voodoo economics...
TheNobelSally July 08, 2012 at 09:50 PM
A Hobby:It's all just smoke and mirrors in the WH these days. Not to say that past administrations have been totally above board, but this Current administration is Certainly anything but Transparent and Above Board. Thanks for the post...
glennparker July 15, 2012 at 06:56 PM


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