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.
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.