On Tuesday, voters in South Carolina’s Democrat primary chose mystery man Alvin Greene as their nominee to run against Republican Senator Jim DeMint in November’s general election.
Only after his win do Democrat leaders question his candidacy. Among the questions are where the unemployed veteran got the $10,000 filing fee that allowed him to run in the first place. For some reason, no one in the Democrat Party asked that question when he filed. No one asked that question a month, a week or even a day before the primary.
But now that he won the primary, legitimately, and beat career politician Vic Rawl to do it, suddenly there is outrage and a demand for answers. There are charges that unnamed Republicans or Republican operatives put up the filing fee for Greene. Some also contend that in an open primary, Republicans might have voted for Greene. (Curiously, no one is contending that Democrats may have voted for Republicans on Tuesday, but, hey, who cares about details?)
Among the questions that aren’t being asked:
– If this was a Republican set-up, how is it that Greene carried 42 of 46 counties?
– If this was a Republican set-up, how he did collect 100,362 (59%) of the 170,215 votes cast?
– Does this Democrat protest have anything to do with Vic Rawl being from Charleston, home town of Congressman (and Democrat Majority Whip) James (I-Name-My-Children-After-Cuts-of-Meat) Clyburn?
Start the countdown on when this will be blamed on George W. Bush. Or Big Oil. Or Wall Street fat cats. Or global warming. Or the Pope.
Maybe Greene got the money for having an “inappropriate physical relationship” with someone.
I think it really interesting that Democrats have a problem with a candidate of questionable background. Since when do they care that there are mysteries about someone running for office? At least Greene can prove his place of birth.
And it’s shocking – SHOCKING I tells ya – that Congressman Jim Clyburn, one of the Democrat Party’s most prominent members, would question the legitimacy of a veteran and an African-American! Is this just yet ANOTHER instance in which established politicians are trying to keep a brother down in favor of a white-bread good-ol’-boy? Yeah, I know Clyburn is African-American; that just makes this all the more disturbing.
Jesse! Rev. Al! Where are ya? Alvin needs your help!!