Dems run recovering drug addict against Tim Scott

There was a single word in a New York Times article about South Carolina Senator Tim Scott's race for reelection that caught my eye.

It was the word "recovering."

Mr. Scott is running for re-election, though he does not face much of a contest. His Democratic opponent, Thomas Dixon, is an ex-convict, a recovering drug addict and a political neophyte in a deeply red state where voters have not ousted a sitting senator since 1930.

Recovering? As in, "not recovered"? As in, still addicted to narcotics, and perhaps even taking them?

This is a new low, even for Democrats. If Mr. Dixon is elected to the Senate, do you think he will yell and rant from his desk in the Senate chamber while snorting lines of cocaine, kind of like a cross between "Scarface" and "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"?

But while the thoroughly researched article revealed that Mr. Dixon was a drug addict, and an ex-con, there's something even more pernicious about Mr. Dixon that the Times forgot to mention.

Dixon was also a drug dealer.

At 15, he began using and selling drugs, fueling crime and feeding an addiction that would plague him for the next 30 years.

More on his illustrious career:

He joined the Navy in 1983, hoping discipline and travel would straighten him out.... After five years of service, after failing his fifth drug test, Navy officers threw him into the brig for two months. He was sent home to his family — and his drug addiction.

Dixon worked for the U.S. Census Bureau, then moved on to jobs including a loan finance officer and account manager for a rent-to-own company.

There, he discovered a new skill to support his addiction: stealing.

A drug addict, drug dealer, and thief. Dixon fits in perfectly with one of the Democratic Party's prime consituencies: so-called "non-violent" offenders who Democrats (and a severely misguided Mike Lee) are trying to release from prison en masse.

Who better to advocate for the decriminalization of drugs than a former drug dealer and perhaps current drug addict?

Welcome to the Democratic Party of 2016.

Ed Straker is the senior writer at NewsMachete.com.

 

There was a single word in a New York Times article about South Carolina Senator Tim Scott's race for reelection that caught my eye.

It was the word "recovering."

Mr. Scott is running for re-election, though he does not face much of a contest. His Democratic opponent, Thomas Dixon, is an ex-convict, a recovering drug addict and a political neophyte in a deeply red state where voters have not ousted a sitting senator since 1930.

Recovering? As in, "not recovered"? As in, still addicted to narcotics, and perhaps even taking them?

This is a new low, even for Democrats. If Mr. Dixon is elected to the Senate, do you think he will yell and rant from his desk in the Senate chamber while snorting lines of cocaine, kind of like a cross between "Scarface" and "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"?

But while the thoroughly researched article revealed that Mr. Dixon was a drug addict, and an ex-con, there's something even more pernicious about Mr. Dixon that the Times forgot to mention.

Dixon was also a drug dealer.

At 15, he began using and selling drugs, fueling crime and feeding an addiction that would plague him for the next 30 years.

More on his illustrious career:

He joined the Navy in 1983, hoping discipline and travel would straighten him out.... After five years of service, after failing his fifth drug test, Navy officers threw him into the brig for two months. He was sent home to his family — and his drug addiction.

Dixon worked for the U.S. Census Bureau, then moved on to jobs including a loan finance officer and account manager for a rent-to-own company.

There, he discovered a new skill to support his addiction: stealing.

A drug addict, drug dealer, and thief. Dixon fits in perfectly with one of the Democratic Party's prime consituencies: so-called "non-violent" offenders who Democrats (and a severely misguided Mike Lee) are trying to release from prison en masse.

Who better to advocate for the decriminalization of drugs than a former drug dealer and perhaps current drug addict?

Welcome to the Democratic Party of 2016.

Ed Straker is the senior writer at NewsMachete.com.