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Congressman Scott to Obama: Hit the Road, Jack

RNC features short Tuesday afternoon speech by Congressman Tim Scott.

It was throaty and a little off-key, but fellow Republicans cheered Congressman Tim Scott (R-S.C.) as he sang "Hit the Road Jack" to President Barack Obama Tuesday afternoon at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

It was a "heart-felt message from the good people of South Carolina," Scott said. Scott represents District 1, which includes Charleston County and parts of surrounding counties. 

Last summer, Scott catapulted onto the national scene as one of the state's freshman, tea party congressmen as he threatened to impeach Obama over the debt ceiling crisis. Watch the video here

Want to know more about the Palmetto state's four tea party congressmen? Click here.

In the brief speech, Scott — known for his sense of humor and pulling himself up by the bootstraps from poverty — made light of the president's 2008 "Hope" and "Change" message, and gave a brief background on what helped him to succeed as a poor black kid from North Charleston (his mom and switches). 

Full transcript here

Scott is running for reelection this year and will face Democratic opponent Bobbie Rose in November. 

Rose released this statement on Scott's use of "Hit the Road Jack":

“This more than anything draws back the curtain on the agenda of Scott and the Republican party as a whole,” Rose said. “In fact, it could be the theme song for the whole convention, because another verse reads:

Don’t care if you do cause it’s understood

you ain’t got no money, you just ain’t no good 

“It couldn’t be more fitting,” Rose wrote in the statement.

ianmko August 30, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Scott: put up or shut up. Where's the bill of impeachment already? It isn't like Obama hasn't committed enough crimes. All you want to do is get cheers from talking tough, but the people don't want talk, we want action, NOW!
TaterSalad September 01, 2012 at 11:21 PM
#1 in the box office and yet the liberal press doesn't mention this documentary that Barack Obama does not want you to watch. I wonder why? http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/09/01/Box-Office-Spet-1-2012
reg September 02, 2012 at 01:31 AM
can you give us some citations on that, please? I mean, our state ranks in the lowest 10 in practically every category.
reg September 02, 2012 at 01:32 AM
um, your link says it's #5 - and only after 8 weeks.
Jacqueline Patterson-Kimbrough September 13, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Scott may have to hit the road if the President is reelected.Is he as ignorant as he sounds? Hats off to Clarence Thomas the second..

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