No Hiding Place


The GOP weekly address:

Hi, I’m Tim Scott, Senator from South Carolina.

This week, on Patriot’s Day, a day that celebrates the beginning of our country’s journey toward freedom, a horrific tragedy occurred.

The Boston Marathon bombing has left us all with a heavy heart and we pray for the victims and their families.

However, while the perpetrators of this act of terror hoped that they could shake the confidence of a city, they have instead only strengthened the resolve of our nation.

This became apparent immediately as first responders ran towards unknown dangers.

These amazing Americans, some of whom charged through fences and barricades, put their own lives on the line to help others.

We are so thankful for these women and men, who on a daily basis sacrifice for our nation—they are our friends, our family, our neighbors.

Join me in praying for them and the victims of this tragedy, the victims’ families and their support systems.

To those who would attack America or our citizens, let me say this—there is no corner on Earth, no hiding place in America that will keep us from finding you.

The leaders of this country will do everything in our power to bring justice for the families and the communities impacted.

Our freedom is our most precious possession—any effort to take it away will only strengthen our determination.

Because the greatness of America is not seen during times of prosperity, but is crystallized by how we respond to challenges.

We will stand strong. We will stand united. And we will stand together for Boston.

Thank you and God bless America.


You may never have heard of Tim Scott. That’s because he’s a black Republican and therefore he does not exist as far as the media is concerned. He gives the kind of speeches I like – short and sweet.

One small quibble: what happened at the Boston Marathon was not a tragedy. Tragedies are things like accidents and natural catastrophes. What happened in Boston was an atrocity. Tragedies cause sadness. Atrocities invoke outrage and anger.


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39 Responses to No Hiding Place

  1. Underwhelmed says:

    Great speech. And of course, the other atrocity is that the left actively seeks to destroy decent men and women like Scott. Just when I think I can’t loathe Team Left/Vile Prog any harder …

  2. yttik22 says:

    A speech that doesn’t serve to politically exploit the victims?? Then of course he’s not a Democrat.

    • leslie says:

      Thanks for posting this transcript. I heard it while on my way to work this morning and wondered who it was. It was a wonderful speech.

  3. Constance says:

    What happened in Boston was an atrocity caused by Islamic terrorists. Very nice speech.

  4. myiq2xu says:

    Dan Riehl:

    The significance of the trip was magnified late Friday when the F.B.I. disclosed in a statement that in 2011 “a foreign government” — now acknowledged by officials to be Russia — asked for information about Tamerlan, “based on information that he was a follower of radical Islam and a strong believer, and that he had changed drastically since 2010 as he prepared to leave the United States for travel to the country’s region to join unspecified underground groups.”

    The senior law enforcement official said the Russians feared he could be a risk, and “they had something on him and were concerned about him, and him traveling to their region.”

    But the F.B.I. never followed up on Tamerlan once he returned, a senior law enforcement acknowledged on Saturday, adding that the bureau had not kept tabs on him until he was identified on Friday as the first suspect in the marathon bombing case.

    • 49erDweet (D) says:

      Great catch, (again).
      Our system is broken. Plain and simple. We have the tools. We have the data. We have the people capable of putting two and two together and achieving a reliable answer.
      What we don’t have is a national electorate intelligent enough to vote into office an administration endued with the integrity to do an even-handed, competent job of enforcing the laws we already have on the books.
      Instead we – all of us (with too few exceptions) – elect weak-willed charlatans bent on making a lifetime career out of a temporary assignment.
      This has got to be fixed!

      • 49erDweet (D) says:

        I put this squarely on BB and JPan. This did not happen on Bush’s watch. It could have, but it didn’t. Man up and take your lumps, you chicken-livered wusses.
        As if.

    • Underwhelmed says:

      So now the question is, was this a genuine mistake by the FBI, or were they told by the Obama admin to not persecute the poor misunderstood radical Islamic jihadist?

      • 49erDweet (D) says:

        Stop a minute. Think. If this had occurred during the previous administration, would anyone stop to seriously ask that question? Or back in the day if Hoover were still running the feeb, would anyone doubt it wasn’t a decision from on high? Schoolyard rules apply here, too. You’re up? Then you’re it.

        • Underwhelmed says:

          Given Obama’s abysmal track record, excusing and denying and supporting radical ideologies and the mongrels who pursue them, I think it’s a question that must be asked. As for attempting to travel down the relativism road, I won’t do it. Obama must answer for his actions, not the actions of previous administrations. And regardless of what anyone else did or might have done, it has nothing to do with what he’s done and is doing.

  5. DeniseVB says:

    He’s the new kid, but just wait, once he criticizes an Obama policy he’ll become the newest “oreo Uncle Tom porch monkey”. Our old friends are nasty like that 😦

    Isn’t Mark Sanford running for his old seat? You know the Appalacian(sp?) Trail hiking but really visiting his mistress in Argentina Governor who just won the the GOP primary to fill Scott’s seat now accused of trespassing at his former wife’s home now the GOP is pulling all support of him, breath, that Mark Sanford ?

  6. foxyladi14 says:

    Welcome to the real world, President Obama.

    As for the Obama Administration? R.I.P. 🙂

    http://www.pr-inside.com/andy-martin-calls-today-the-day-r3644021.htm

    • DeniseVB says:

      I’m not sure what the hell Obama’s doing. While I cling to every fiber of my being to support my American President, it’s harder to feel he really, really cares about me 😦

    • Constance says:

      I hope the Boston terrorism rekindles discussion of the Benghazi terrorist attack. And I agree when people feel unsafe in their homes it is not a good time to discuss taking guns away from the law abiding.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I think Issa’s ramping up to something, I posted a link downstairs, seems he’s warning the CIA and State Department to lawyer up 😉

  7. lyn5 says:

    Sen. Tim Scott definitely gives a better speech than President Crankypants. Also, I’m tiring of Mama T saying her boys were set up, but I wish our press had done this much reporting on Benghazi.

  8. DeniseVB says:

    Today’s Columbine’s anniversary and I certainly don’t remember President Clinton hammering home gun control issues on the caskets on these children?

  9. nerdle says:

    I’m surprised there hasn’t been any talk of stricter or more comprehensive background checks for the people we allow into this country. In light of all the info that has come out from the Boston bombing, you would think otherwise.

    In addition, we need to think about laws against pressure cookers. One day it’s a pressure cooker, tomorrow they’ll come with crock pots. It’s a slippery slope, I tell you.

  10. elliesmom says:

    They’ll have to pry my crockpot from my cold dead hands.

  11. DeniseVB says:

    Dear God, but can he write? Throat injury, may not be able to talk?

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/20/us/boston-attack/index.html

  12. myiq2xu says:

    I bought a cheap neoprene elbow support to help me with my tennis elbow. I just discovered that it makes a nice coozie for a quart of beer too!

    • 49erDweet says:

      Serious question (if one dares ask knowing about the cozie) wonder what Leon Panetta’s take is on the Feeb Failure? Wish I knew a serious journalist who could ask him some probing questions that I have in mind. He – surprisingly to me – took a hard stance against the Army’s recent mishandling of the guy who shot/killed those two Santa Cruz officers a few weeks ago, publicly saying the Army failed to handle their problems and negligently sent a loaded time tomb back into civilian life. Just wondering if he would/could express the same candidness when it came to something backtrack might have a hand in?

  13. HELENK says:

    I just found a series on Netflix called rough diamond. It is an English series about an older con man. It is pretty good. Has the English humor and a touch of larceny.

    • 49erDweet says:

      Helen, you would love the Brit RR system. Amazing.
      And even better is the London Underground. It’s so much fun to ride, so clean, so fast, so efficient and so cheap it’s unbelievable.

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