To majority media and other Democrats : we police our own, and you don’t get to judge
By all means report the facts. I’m sure you’ll be happy to cover every salacious detail. Have at it. Be sure to cover the pain and suffering of Governor Sanford’s family. While you are at it, cover the depth to which all South Carolina and nation-wide Republicans and conservatives rightly feel betrayed. Beyond that, just shut up. Shut your lying, hypocritical, power-above-patriotism, hyper-partisan, two-faced, shamelessly | Read More »
The “Missing Governor” Media Overhyped Story Open Thread
The media overhyping the Mark Sanford story is closest to the media overhyping: Chandra Levy Swine Flu Y2K Rick Warren praying at Obama’s inauguration Cold Fusion Free polls from Pollhost.com Consider this an open thread.
The Lessons of Mark Sanford’s Hike
First, we need to be clear on the facts — not the media speculation: Sanford did tell his staff and family where he was going. Because he was traveling without a security detail, it was in his best interests that no one knew he was gone. His political enemies — Republicans at that — ginned up the media story. When confronted by a pestering media, | Read More »
Governor Sanford’s Office Checks In With Us
With all the reports of a missing Governor Mark Sanford whose staff and wife allegedly have no idea where he is and have not heard from him, I figured it was worth checking in with his office. His Communications Director sent us this statement: The governor put in a lot of time during this last legislative session, and after the session winds down it’s not | Read More »
RLC Drafts resolution encouraging Gov Mark Sanford to run in 2012
The Republican Liberty Caucus seems to have found their 2012 candidate. They recently passed a resolution to encourage SC Governor Mark Sanford to run for President in 2012. In early 2007, the Council for National Policy, a semi-secretive and exclusive club of social conservative leaders including James Dobson (Focus on the Family), the late Jerry Falwell (Liberty University), and Grover Norquist (Americans for Tax Reform) | Read More »
Mark Sanford’s Stop Sign
Whether or not Republicans can ever get a meaningful mandate to significantly cut government spending, the political climate has unmistakably shifted to one in which one of the great domestic issues of the day is simply putting the brakes on runaway expansion of government and the concomitant diminution of the true private sector. Frank Luntz thinks that South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford is making headway | Read More »
SC pols fight over republican brand (Sanford vs. Graham)
My apologies if this has already been posted. In the first video below, Lindsey Graham is seen giving a speech at the SC Republican Convention. In the speech, he has this to say: “I am not a libertarian. If you are, you’re welcome to vote for me and help this party, but we’re not going to build this party around libertarian ideals.” That is an | Read More »
Ten for the Road: Which Republican Leaders Will Lead Us on Our Road to Recovery?
Thanks to my chairmanship of the Executive Roundtable for the Republican Governor’s Association, I have had the privilege of knowing some of the party’s most influential leaders. This, plus concerns on the current Administration’s direction (think assault on free enterprise and march toward socialism) have led me to some early thoughts on who might both lead our party back and who might be our nominee | Read More »
State Rep. Nikki Randhawa Haley announces for SC-Gov.
[Note: Google hasn't caught up yet. Her official campaign website is here.] It’s official: Haley Officially Enters South Carolina Governor’s Race State Rep. Nikki Haley is adding her name to the list of Republicans hoping to become governor of South Carolina in 2010. Haley, a staunch anti-tax advocate, confirmed Thursday that she will mount a run for the seat currently held by Republican Mark Sanford, | Read More »
Tea Party Two: The Town Hall
This just in from Politico’s Andy Barr: Hoping to recapture the grassroots energy of last month’s “tea parties,” Republican Govs. Mark Sanford of South Carolina and Rick Perry of Texas will host a tele-town hall Thursday that’s being dubbed “Tea Party 2.0.” The Republican Governors Association said it is expecting 30,000 people to participate in the town hall, which will take place roughly one month | Read More »
Mark Sanford Takes The Heat
If the GOP is going to renew itself, Republican governors will need to play a major role. Fortunately, we have some good ones. Several of us from RedState participated in a blogger call with one of the best, South Carolina’s Mark Sanford. Gov. Sanford, best known as a critic of excessive government spending, is leaving office in 2010 due to term limits, and there is | Read More »
The Sleeper Must Awaken
The Hope for America caught Sen. John McCain’s recent appearance on Jay Leno’s show: Leno: Who is running the Republican Party? Is it Rush Limbaugh? I mean… McCain: We have, I’m happy to say, a lot of voices out there: Bobby Jindal, T… Pawlenty, Huntsman, Romney, uh… Charlie Crist. There’s a lot of governors out there who are young and dynamic. Uh… Mitt Romney did a great | Read More »
Sanford: Why we don’t want the stimulus
In a great Op-Ed in the WSJ, Governor Mark Sanford (a potentially great 2012 candidate) had some pointed words for the President. After explaining that South Carolina doesn’t want to be bailed out because “when you’re in a hole, the first order of business is stop digging,” Sanford had these strong words for the President: Last week I reached out to the president, asking for | Read More »
Opposition to stimulus is “a slap in the face of African-Americans”
Cross posted to The Political Class. Do you disapprove of the stimulus package? You must be racist! COLUMBIA, S.C. – The highest-ranking black congressman said Thursday that opposition to the federal stimulus package by southern GOP governors is “a slap in the face of African-Americans.” U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., said he was insulted when the governors of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and his home state, | Read More »
Wouldn’t it be nice to have an honest, ballsy conservative voice out there?
Wait, we have one: Mark Sanford continues to be the only person who continues to stand up for conservative values. Sure there are people who have a solid conservative voting record, but I don’t think anyone matches Sanford’s record and rhetoric on issue after issue. Sign me up as a supporter for 2012 if this guy decides to run.