For decades, Republicans and conservatives have tried to point out to the black community that Democrats and liberals were taking them for granted. The blind devotion to the Democrat Party, they were told, has done nothing to improve their lot. Adopting Liberal politics has not only kept African-Americans from advancing, but those politics are in conflict with traditional values and religious beliefs.
It appears that is changing.
“They’re not pushing a family agenda. They’re pushing a neo-liberal agenda!”
In January, I posed a question about South Carolina State Senator and gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen (D-Kershaw). The question was generated by North Carolina Senator Kay Hagen distancing herself from an increasingly unpopular President Barack Obama. The President was coming to Raleigh, but Sen. Hagen was unavailable to join him. She did manage to join up with Hillary Clinton in Charlotte, but Obama? Nah!
I asked, “would Vincent Sheheen have the courage to do attend a President Obama event in the Palmetto state?“ Continue reading
Sen. Vincent Sheheem
Democrat State Senator Vincent Sheheen put his campaign for governor to death yesterday. After reciting the usual political blah, blah, blah about his opponent, incumbent Gov. Nikki Haley (R) during a stump speech in Florence, South Carolina, Sheheen chanted “We’re gonna escort whore out the door.”
He immediately repeated the line, substituting the word “whore” with “her.”
Brett M. Decker, consulting director at the White House Writers Group, previously was editorial page editor of the Washington Times, writer and editor for the Wall Street Journal, senior vice president of the Export-Import Bank and speechwriter to then-House Majority Whip Tom DeLay. An adjunct professor of government at Johns Hopkins and media fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, his most recent book is “Bowing to Beijing.”
Brett recently interviewed me as part of his “5 Questions” series that has included figures from Mitt Romney and Donald Rumsfeld to Donald Trump and former Czech Prez Vaclav Klaus. Here is an excerpt from that interview.
Lexington County’s proposed penny-on-the-dollar sales tax – Penny For Pavement – has exploded into an “us vs them” campaign in possibly the fastest growing area of the state. On one side are county officials and developers who understand the very real and present crisis in Lexington’s highway and road system and on the other is a vocal group of citizens who resist any and all tax increases or additions. One side is right, but isn’t trusted and the other side is wrong, but with good reason.
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)
Ken Crow of Crow’s Nest Politics has provided a “political nuclear warhead to the Democrat Party” with his posting of a devastating ad about Democrat Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu. Although intended for Louisiana voters, any Democrat’s name can be inserted and be just as accurate, just as powerful and just as damaging. Continue reading