“South Carolina is too small to be a republic and too large to be an insane asylum.”

That is what James Petigru, a long-deceased state legislator said of his state.  I’ve called many times for the 2nd [and successful] secession of South Carolina.  The United States would be at no great loss  with only 49.  South Carolina is one of the poorest states that sucks up Federal funds like a dry sponge and produces little of value for the rest of us.  It’s like a leach.

Politics there shouts insane asylum, literally.  Joe “You Lie!” Wilson, for example.  Then there is the sitting adulterer governor, Mark Sanford, who used state funds to fly to his mistress in South America.  He won’t resign.  A few days ago South Carolina state Sen. Jake Knotts called gubernatorial candidate Nikki Haley a ‘rag head’ referring to her Indian ancestry. Fellow Republicans called for his resignation but he refused saying, “This is not a Republican Party, this is a libertarian party,” Knotts said, noting the group did not censure Sanford last year after he admitted an extramarital affair. “This is nothing but politics. I’m not resigning. I could care less.”  U.S. Senator Jim DeMint is noted for his statement of ‘bringing down the President’ as he discussed the Health Care issue.

But wait!  There’s more South Carolina dirt.  Guess who is running on the Democratic ticket against Senator DeMint in the November election?  You’ right!  No one knows who Alvin M. Greene is, not even state Democrats.  Yes, you heard that correctly.  Alvin M. Greene, an unemployed Army vet who lives with his parents won the South Carolina Democratic primary for U.S. Senate.  Not even prominent congressman James Clyburn knows who Greene is.  Greene has an outstanding felony obscenity charge pending in court.

Alvin M. Greene

What’s up?  Oh nothing more than South Carolina cesspool politics.  Greene’s $10,400 campaign filing fee was written on a blank check with “Alvin M. Greene for Senate” handwritten across the top.  Greene did no fundraising nor any door-to-door campaigning.  He has no campaign staff.

So why did Greene win? Because South Carolina has open primaries, Republicans can vote for Democratic candidates and vice versa.  Got it?  Slick GOP politics not unlike the type that John McCain faced in the state when he ran in 2000 against George W. Bush.  Recall the ‘black child’ smear that the S.C. Republicans ran against McCain?  That’s the cesspool, the insane asylum mentality of the state.

Note to South Carolina- please try to secede again.  Pleeeeeeeeese.

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13 thoughts on ““South Carolina is too small to be a republic and too large to be an insane asylum.”

  1. Wow. So what you’re saying is that the Republicans have adopted the Democrat’s tactics?
    It was funny before…and now it’s not?

  2. Then there’s the 2 republian party officials in SC who claim to have had extra marital sex with the governorial candidate, Nikki Haley.

  3. Steve, I just read a synopsis of the piece you referred us to.
    It’s inevitable and the inevitable is what pushes the crazy buttons in white right wing fundamentalist heads! That’s the bottom line argument by anti abortion activists. White people have to make more white babys!
    I also read that “mixed marriages” have reached an all time record in the USA. That will push some more crazy buttons, for sure!

  4. “Then there’s the 2 republian party officials in SC who claim to have had extra marital sex with the governorial candidate, Nikki Haley.”

    So now you care who’s screwing who all of a sudden? There is also a guy in Chicago who claims to have had a homosexual trist with Obama!
    …but, you’ll dismiss that tho!

    BTW, those “crazy buttons” have been in the minority for a long time…you guys need to update your “shock value” criteria!

    But, it isn’t odd for me to expect race to be injected into a topic where it has no bearing whatsoever with the post…snore!

  5. Whoa…I just think I pressed somebody’s crazy button…Don’t worry, it’s perfectly hygenic, I may not be a real opthamalogist, but I play one on TV.

  6. Whoa…I just think I pressed somebody’s crazy button…

    Methinks that the button has been stuck in the ON position for several weeks.

  7. Greene won the election…and on a liberal blog I’m the one who’s ok with it?
    Some states could use a fresh face to represent them and, as a Army vet, Greene might inject some sense into politics there.

  8. Greene won the election…and on a liberal blog I’m the one who’s ok with it?

    I guess you are…and the whole state of SC gets spookier and spookier and you are Ok with it because it vaguely fits your unfocused agenda.
    It looks like Greene recieved more votes than were cast and many of those votes were cast by Republicans who registered to fuck up the primary.
    It looks like Greene might have bit off more than he bargained for a quick payday.
    There seem to have bee a number of Republican plants in the Democratic Primary in SC…
    But your down with that, Sepp, Right?
    All’s fair in love and politics, eh, babe?

  9. Whatsamatta microdot? You don’t like the shoe on the other foot? IF the repubs fucked up the electon…it’s just the same tactic the dems have been pulling for years!
    It was funny then wasn’t it?
    Why aren’t you laughing now?
    Of course, it’s only “bad” when “they” do it though right?

  10. My super conservative friend was telling me about this movement to vote out all incumbents, regardless of party, this coming election. I think he called it “the pooping movement”, it sounded interesting, but I don’t know, or haven’t been able to find anything out about it. Maybe that’s an idea that we can all agree on.. just vote out all incumbents to show the people we elect who is in charge.. I just wish I could find more info.

  11. Sepp- …it’s just the same tactic the dems have been pulling for years!

    I notice, Sepp, that you often make broad generalizations [usually about Democrats] which exist in your mind, but may not be altogether true. Perhaps in future comments, Sepp, you could supply a link or a date/time/place with your broad generalization?

  12. Sepp, if you really cared about ypour vote and making it count in the state of Ohio, you would never ever let your voting right be compromised again by electronic voting. Ohio uses the Ivotronic Machines, the same machines used in South Carolina, that might begin to explain the discrepancies between the voters and the votes counted.
    I really believed that electronic voting, and America is the only civilized country to use electronic voting, is a serious compromise of the security of the process and it has been seripously compromised.
    Demand a paper ballot! If everyone who was concerned with the integrity of this process would register to vote absetee…it might be a big enough of a protest andstatement to make a dent in the Boards of Elections.

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