The Man Who Is Not President

Much has been made about the perception that President Obama is disengaged from the matters of state.  Whenever there is a major event, a crisis, a dangerous situation, detractors claim that he is either uncaring or or aloof.   After nearly six years of the Obama Administration, it seems the truth is even more disturbing.

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Kyle Carpenter and Sheri Few: Class and No Class

Sheri Few, one of several defeated candidates in last month’s Republican primary for State Superintendent of Education continues her sad, sad whine.  In classic Tea Party style (“You’re stupid if you don’t give me what I want!”), she has sent an email to supporters asking for support to continue her cause.  That would be OK, especially since the only theme of her campaign was “Stop Common Core,” but she just can’t control her grapes from souring. Continue reading

ACLU Lawyer: “NSA Unfairly Demonized”

There is probably no more a suspicious, picky and even angry organization that the American Civil Liberties Union.  It doesn’t take much to light these folks off on even the slightest perception of Constitutional malfeasance.  In many ways, the ACLU is the Golden Calf to both the left and to Libertarians.  It is revealing, then, to read what a prominent member of the ACLU has to say about the National Security Agency, it’s mission and it’s adherence to the law. Continue reading

Molly the Obama Dolly

ObamaSpearmanAs South Carolina heads to runoff elections, the most visceral contest is the one for state Superintendent of Education.  If you thought Sheri Few was an embarrassment, take a close look at Molly Spearman.

Voters are learning quite a bit about “convenience politics” as embodied in Ms. Spearman.  If her “change” from Democrat to Republican wasn’t so coincidental as to give voters serious pause, her record as a lobbyist against most of the things South Carolina parents hold dear certainly should.

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The Headline That Will Defeat Sheheen

Sen. Vincent Sheheen

Sen. Vincent Sheheen

South Carolina State Senator Vincent Sheheen (D-Kershaw) is on his second quest to become governor.  For the last two years, he has relentlessly criticized the incumbent and Republican opponent Gov. Nikki Haley and tried to capitalize on faux scandals.  As much a foil for encrusted Republicans as he is a Democrat standard bearer, Sheheen has been grasping for leverage and gasping for political oxygen.  

Sen. Sheheen must have felt like he was  suffocating when he saw the front page, above the fold, large font headline in The State newspaper.  It’s likely to put him out of his misery. Continue reading

SC Club for Growth: Budget Veteos

BudgetCutsThe South Carolina General Assembly is back in Columbia this week to look at and possibly vote on over $18 million in spending vetoes by Gov. Nikki Haley.  The cuts, which will take effect on July 1, are a paltry .25% of the states $7 billion budget.  It isn’t much, but it’s something. 

The South Carolina Club for Growth is urging all Representatives to vote “NO” on any motion to override Governor Haley’s vetoes.  Continue reading

A Few Too Many

Head in HandsGood Grief!  As if South Carolina politics didn’t have enough … ummm … character.  As if South Carolina’s educational environment wasn’t embarrassing enough.  As if the Tea Party didn’t already ooze buffoonery, along comes Sheri Few turning it up to 11. Continue reading

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