Aug
26
2015
7

Kansas and South Carolina decline to passively accept Gitmo detainees.

Let me add a little subtext here:

Republican state leaders and lawmakers are pushing back against the Pentagon’s potential plans to relocate Guantanamo Bay detainees at prisons in their states.

“Simply put, we do not want them in our states,” reads a letter from Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley sent Tuesday to Defense Secretary Ash Carter.

“Please know that we will take any action within our power to make sure no Guantanamo Bay detainees are transferred to South Carolina or Kansas.”

To wit: …and you so-and-sos in Dizzy City have done your level best in the past to get rid of both of us – and failed. Elections have consequences, bub. Kansas, especially. Anybody here think that Paul Davis would have stood up to the administration on this one? No? Me, neither.

Moe Lane

PS: There’s a real easy solution to Gitmo, by the way: stop acting like it’s a problem.

Aug
13
2015
9

Seriously, Donald Trump is making a tactical blunder in South Carolina.

Look, I understand that I will never be on Donald Trump’s Christmas card list – but this is a bad tactical call:

Donald J. Trump, the current front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, has declined to participate in one in a series of town halls run by South Carolina’s most popular politician, making the real estate mogul the only high-polling candidate to snub the state.

Because the Palmetto State is third in line to vote on the party’s nominee, because it’s first in the South, and because Sen. Tim Scott’s job approval is hovering in the heavens, his endorsement and support is as coveted as can be making the Trump no-show all the more conspicuous.

Of the 17 GOP candidates, 15 have been scheduled to participate in Scott’s town hall series, the aim of which is to introduce each candidate individually to the state’s electorate.

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Jun
27
2015
4

Quote of the Day, This Is Why Democratic South Carolina Activists Can’t Have Nice Things edition.

Short version: a couple of short-sighted idiots went and climbed that stupid flagpole in Columbia that has that freaking flag* and then stupidly caused a scene by cutting it down because they couldn’t wait their stupid selves until after the weekend.  Because, let’s be honest: the legislature is going remove the flag next week, even after this stupid stunt.  As to why it was all stupid? Because of Alinksy, of course: (more…)

Feb
11
2015
4

Gov. Nikki Haley (R, South Carolina), Last Woman Standing.

This is from last month, so no real need to dwell overmuch on it – still, always nice to see an old friend of RedState doing well:

When Gov. Nikki Haley takes her second oath for the state’s highest office Wednesday, she will stand as a survivor of a sometimes turbulent first term, having outlasted many of her opponents and controversies.

Powerful legislative leaders who fought the Lexington Republican’s priorities have left the General Assembly. Foes who took Haley to court and challenged her at the ballot box failed to knock her out of office. Scandals, including the worst data hacking of a state agency in U.S. history, did not cause lasting damage.

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Oct
26
2014
1

Tweet of the Day, Now Ask Me If I Am Surprised edition.

Spoiler warning: I am not.

Moe Lane

Oct
24
2014
4

OK, let us address Vincent Sheheen calling Nikki Haley a ‘wh*re.’

See, this is why we can’t have nice things. Background: Vincent Sheheen, the slowly-drowning Democratic nominee for South Carolina governor, had this to say yesterday about Governor Nikki Haley.

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Feb
24
2014
3

Jim Clyburn (D, South Carolina) accuses his fellow-Democrats of racism! …We *think*.

(H/T: Weasel Zippers) Oh, dear.

Bless his heart, U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC6) has the unfortunate affliction of speech. In a recent article in The State newspaper, the 73 year old, seven-term congressman claims there are “barriers” in South Carolina that prevent black candidates from winning statewide office;

One of them, he said, is the state law that requires a candidate to win 50 percent plus one of the votes cast in a primary election. Often, that requirement forces black candidates into runoff elections that are harder to win, he said.

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Feb
03
2014
1

Nasty South Carolinian bigot Dick Harpootlian visited White House.

Way to bury the lead there, Wall Street Journal. Forget various Democrats whining about where that sweet, sweet campaign contribution money is going: this is a bit more pressing.

[Dick] Harpootlian said he visited Joe Biden, the other most prominent potential 2016 contestant, in the White House about a month ago and told the vice president he would support him if he decides to run.

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Jan
21
2014
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Of COURSE a segment of the NAACP will hate-speech Tim Scott on demand.

Senator Tim Scott must be infuriating to that section of the NAACP that’s taking orders from the (predominantly white) Democratic party leadership.  After all… Tim Scott was enthusiastically voted into the state legislature by white South Carolinian voters, he was enthusiastically voted into the First Congressional District by white South Carolinian voters, and later this year he’ll be enthusiastically confirmed as Senator by white South Carolinian voters.  And – this is the good bit – he’s done that and will continue to do so without any help whatsoever from the NAACP.  Given that the existing message is that the only way for African-Americans to get ahead is to cleave utterly to the Democratic party (of which the NAACP is pretty much a subsidiary of these days), Senator Scott broadcasts a profoundly subversive message simply by existing.
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Aug
13
2013
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RedState Gathering: Senator Tim Scott (R, SC).

This, again, isn’t the official footage by any means; but I did film some interviews of my own, and I’ll be putting them up this week. This, of course, is Tim Scott: old friend of the site, good guy in general.

Moe lane (crosspost)

Jul
25
2013
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May
08
2013
8

The Democrats spent $2M on #sc01 and all their base got was… what, not even a T-shirt?

Jim Geraghty did a perfectly acceptable job taking the Democrats to the woodshed for being blindsided in yesterday’s win in SC-01 (I will note, btw, that I in fact called it ahead of time), but I want to highlight this part:

It’s bad enough for the press to not know the district, but national Democrats don’t have that excuse. Today you’re hearing a lot of talk along the lines of, ‘oh, everyone knew this was a really conservative district and that Sanford would probably win.’ Well, you don’t spend more than $2 million ($1.2 million in donations to Colbert Busch, more than $929,000 on independent expenditures against Sanford) for a race you know you can’t win. Maybe this race really was unwinnable for Democrats, but this means that the DCCC and its allies have serious problems in assessing the terrain and determining which races ought to be prioritized.

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