Perry fires up CPAC with call for a little rebellion
Gov. Rick Perry kicked off day two of the American Conservative Union’s Conservative Political Action Conference with a barn burner. Perry’s remarks were full of red meat for the mostly young Conservative audience, well delivered and even more well received. Perry’s speech was by far the highlight of this year’s CPAC, at least so far. Gov. Perry started off by quoting Thomas Jefferson, “A little rebellion now and | Read More »
Ready to Commit?
In Georgia, today we’re learning that Michelle Nunn, the Democrat running for the United States Senate, has stockpiled massive amounts of cash with the help of, not just Democrats, but big government Republicans. Next door, the Democrats and bad Republicans are doing the same against Nikki Haley.Now is the time to stand with those who stand with us. Now is the time to support Nikki | Read More »
I’m in for $100. What About You?
I’ll put my money where my mouth is. I’m in for $100.00 for Nikki Haley’s campaign. Guys, this is more about us than anyone else. Are we willing to support the candidates who support us?The left will pour money into the campaigns of incumbents and new people who are pledged to fight for them. But will we? Most people don’t think we will. And in | Read More »
Reboot and Recommit for 2014. Support @NikkiHaley.
As many of you settle back into your office chairs this morning, understand this: the left still dominates the right in online fundraising. They are able to fund and support candidates online in a way we can only dream about. And they intend to harness the power of the online left to support candidates in states around the country. One of those states is going | Read More »
Governor Nikki Haley at the RedState Gathering #RSG13
Along with Ted Cruz, Nikki Haley has the distinction of being at every RedState Gathering. As always, she’s a hit with the crowd. Video streaming by UstreamLINK
2014 Gubernatorial Races: An Early Take, Part 6
In Alabama, Republican incumbent Robert Bentley will seek another term. With approval ratings above 60%, one would think he would face no primary challenge, but Stacey Lee George, a former Morgan County commissioner, has entered the race calling Bentley “weak” and “reactionary, not proactive.” It is interesting to note that with the Democratic Party in decline in Alabama with no realistic chance of success in | Read More »
Haley on Healthcare: Part Three
In the final part of my three part interview with Governor Nikki Haley, we discussed how the subject of gun control found it’s way into the health care debate and the question of South Carolina’s role going forward in the fight against Obamacare. In the recent executive actions Obama signed, one was to “clarify that the Affordable Care Act does not prohibit doctors asking their | Read More »
Haley on HealthCare: Part One
Now that Barack Obama has been sworn in for a second term, the focus will again turn to ObamaCare and health care exchanges. A key component of ObamaCare, health care exchanges are to be set up by the states giving consumers a limited amount of options to purchase health care in their state. Those that traditionally cannot afford to purchase health care will be given | Read More »
South Carolina School Choice
With National School Choice Week kicking off January 25th, conversations surrounding the topic have been buzzing. While I have always been a supporter of school choice, it is only recently that the subject has taken a personal turn. With one child excelling in public school and the other struggling, having choices in their individual educational needs will make a lifetime’s worth of difference. Our oldest daughter has | Read More »
With Apologies to Governor Haley, Congressman Scott, and the South Carolina Press
This morning I made a dumb and careless mistake. Yesterday, at 11:20 a.m., about 40 minutes before the official announcement, Governor Haley and Congressmen Scott called me to give me an advanced notice of the announcement and let me ask questions.We chatted, according to my iPhone, for 8 minutes.For those of you who follow me on Twitter, you know two things — since Saturday my | Read More »
Welcome to the Senate, Mr. Scott
Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina leaves the Senate on December 31st. Replacing him will be Congressman Tim Scott. Yesterday, Governor Nikki Haley made the announcement that she would choose Congressman Scott for the replacement.Governor Haley and the future Senator called me Friday Monday* morning before the announcement was made. Governor Haley emphasized that Senator Scott would be as independent as Senator DeMint. In fact, | Read More »
Sandlapper Sen. Scott strikes blow for spending, demographic sanity
The first female Indian-American governor in U.S. history today appointed the first African-American U.S. Senator in South Carolina history. Governor Nikki Haley’s appointment of the Palmetto State congressman that defeated the son of the state’s legendary Strom Thurmond in an 80%+ white district will make Tim Scott the only Black member of the U.S. Senate when it convenes in January. That’s enough obeisance to the Mainstream | Read More »
One vote can make S.C. Republican only black member of U.S.Senate
Sen. Jim DeMint’s resignation to accept the presidency of the Heritage Foundation opens the door for Palmetto State Governor to appoint Rep. Tim Scott to replace him replacement in January. Soon after President Barack Obama was re-elected, prominent liberals denounced those that voted against him as racist by comparing the red state/blue state divide on the electoral map of the Election of 2012 with the | Read More »
Two Roads Diverged: Jim DeMint Leaves U.S. Senate for Heritage Foundation Presidency
I got the call before the news went out. Jim DeMint, the standard bearer of the conservative movement in America and conservative king maker, is leaving the United States Senate. He will succeed Ed Feulner as President of the Heritage Foundation. While my initial reaction was one of sadness that we are losing the clearest voice in the Senate for conservatives, the upside on Jim | Read More »
Attention: If you have ever lived in South Carolina, PLEASE read!
I am not sure if any of you have noticed this – especially in the wake of Super Storm Sandy, Benghazi, and the impending General Election – but I think this deserves some NATIONAL attention, just in case there are some individuals who once lived in SC in the past and therefore may not be aware of this. Over 3 Million taxpayer income tax returns | Read More »