Posted in campaign 2016 Congress Media Mick Mulvaney NCGOP Politics South Carolina

SC’s Mulvaney: amnesty foes ‘absurd,’ ‘stupid’

If you thought things were bad on the north side of the border, take a trip a little ways south to check out alleged Tea Party hero Mick Mulvaney: […] “Here’s the surprise,” the narrator says. “The strategy is to target the hardcore Tea Party…

Posted in campaign 2016 Media Politics South Carolina

SC 2016: Again, with THIS ????

Well, the run-up to South Carolina’s presidential primary is already underway.  It’s an every-four-years ritual.  And with that ritual comes another ritual — moaning and hand-wringing about the Confederate flag on the grounds of the state Capitol in Columbia. *Speaking as a native-born Southerner, I…

Posted in Congress Mark Meadows Mick Mulvaney South Carolina Tea Party

The FREEDOM Caucus?

Yep.  One has been founded on Capitol Hill.  The founding group includes NINE Republican House members — with Mark Meadows (NC) and Mick Mulvaney (SC) being the only members from The Carolinas.  What is this group all about?: Conservative lawmakers are officially rolling out a…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Politics Republicans South Carolina Tea Party

Whither the OPPOSITION party?

We’ve got a president operating well outside the boundaries of The Constitution — arbitrarily making changes to laws passed by the legislative branch.   If a Republican president had tried something similar, the howler monkeys on the left side of the aisle would be offering up…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Politics Republicans South Carolina Tea Party

#SCSEN: ANOTHER censure for Lindsey Graham?

Boy, the problems keep mounting for South Carolina’s senior US senator.  He’s got four primary opponents.  He’s been censured by at least half a dozen county GOP organizations (including the one in his home county).  It appears some activists in Myrtle Beach want to add…

Posted in campaign 2014 Media Politics South Carolina Tea Party

Memo to The Round Rev: It takes ONE to know ONE

”[…] And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Politics South Carolina

GOP, grassroots unrest bubbling over in SC, too

We posted here about an NCGOP establishment vs. grassroots spat in Haywood County. There have been previous issues in Beaufort, Craven, Davidson and Gates counties. It appears the folks just south of us are having a strikingly similar family feud.  US Senator Lindsey Graham —…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Politics Republicans South Carolina Tea Party

#SCSEN Lindsey Graham: O-Care? “That’s FINE.”

        I had a chance last night to talk with one of the more polished, impressive Tea Party leaders I’ve encountered yet — Larry Nordvig, executive director of The Richmond (VA) Tea Party.  He passed on to me — and some others…

Posted in campaign 2014 Congress Media Politics Republicans South Carolina

Will SC voters MACE Lindsey Graham?

    Tea Partiers in The Carolinas have an opportunity to make a forceful statement in the  2014 GOP primaries for US Senate.  In North Carolina,  they have a champion in the form of Greg Brannon . In South Carolina,  Nancy Mace — the first female…

Posted in Media Politics South Carolina

‘Naw, occifer. I’m not drunk. I’m a legislator. With a rock in my shoe.’

      If you’ve ever wondered about some of the pure craziness that comes out of the legislatures here in the Carolinas — the latest saga involving SC Democrat state Rep. Ted Vick may offer a clue: A South Carolina state representative has been…