Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Mitt Romney Politics South Carolina

SC media, Dems target Gov. Haley’s 14 yr old daughter

      Presidents Carter, Clinton, Obama and (W.) Bush all moved into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with teenage children in tow.  The media and the Democrats made a point of lecturing Republicans about how the Carter and Clinton and Obama children were OFF LIMITS.  (Let them…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Economy Politics South Carolina

South Carolina state government politics: a peek into NC’s future?

    A lot of GOP activists in North Carolina are talking about how great it will be to have a Republican governor AND legislature in Raleigh after 2012.  Well, South Carolina Republicans already have that. Check out South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley’s Twitter feed…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Politics South Carolina

In SC, yet another Democrat primary surprise

  Remember Alvin Greene — Jim Demint’s underfunded surprise Democrat challenger in 2010 who shocked the country by knocking off the party establishment’s well-funded favorite? Well, it appears something similar is happening again in The Palmetto State’s 7th congressional district Democrat primary: Gloria Bromell Tinubu…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Politics

Club for Growth ranks Congress on free market friendliness

  The Club for Growth, a DC-based political action committee focused on free-market economic policies, has added to the growing list of congressional rankings. Its 2011 rankings show congressman Patrick McHenry– with a #57 out of 435 and 86% rating —  as the most conservative,…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Mitt Romney Politics South Carolina

Vice-President HALEY ????

The Palmetto State governor is out hawking a new book all over the country.  She’s been campaigning for Romney all over the country. She’s been hitting Fox News and The View.  What’s up with this burst of national visibility? Some in the national media believe…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics South Carolina

Tea Party displeasure with SC’s Haley an omen for NC voters considering McCrory?

      Tea Party activists in South Carolina had such high hopes for state legislator Nikki Haley while she was running for governor of The Palmetto State. She had a strong conservative record in the legislature, and talked a good game on the campaign…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics South Carolina

SC state Senate just says NO to BarryO’s health care voodoo

        In Columbia, the upper chamber of South Carolina’s legislature has sent a clear, resounding message to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: The South Carolina Senate approved a bill that would make the state the 16th to opt out of covering abortions with taxpayer…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Economy Jim DeMint Media Politics South Carolina

National Journal: Scott, Gowdy are SC’s most conservative in U.S. House, DeMint ranks 10th in Senate

  If you check National Journal’s conservative effectiveness rankings for the U.S. House, you will find The Palmetto State’s most right-leaning legislators tying for 80th place out of 435.  Republicans Trey Gowdy  and Tim Scott each earned scores of 66 on economic issues, 83 on…

Posted in Media NC State Government South Carolina

New border lines separating The Carolinas could result in a real state of confusion

            Some folks who live along the state line may soon be hit with a nasty surprise.  North Carolina and South Carolina officials have been quietly working since 1998 to survey and document the official border line separating the two…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics South Carolina

Strings Attached: How State Lawmakers Invite Federal Control

        The South Carolina Policy Council, a free-market oriented think tank based in The Palmetto State, does yeoman’s work in the thankless task of trying to keep politicians and bureaucrats honest.  I stumbled across a great post on their site that beautifully…