Divorcing sex from marriage
“Aha!” cried liberals across the land, when the election returns from South Carolina came in, and the zombie political corpse of Mark Sanford had somehow managed to score a landslide victory over the vivacious Elizabeth Colbert Busch. ”Now we’ve got you right where we want you, Republicans! Your hypocrisy on family values will be your undoing!” The idea is to tear off Representative-Elect Sanford’s zombie arm – | Read More »
Mark Sanford Wins
Mark Sanford has won the special election in South Carolina’s first congressional district. He was abandoned by much of the South Carolina congressional delegation. He was abandoned by the NRCC and its fundraising. The Democrats outspent him by more than a 3 to 1 advantage. But the district favored him to begin with. Despite panic a few weeks ago, he recovered rapidly and closed a | Read More »
SC-01 Special Election Results Thread; UPDATE: Sanford Wins
UPDATE: As we all thought, I’m sure, the district has been called for Mark Sanford. Congratulations, governor! [UPDATE- Moe Lane] Now that the election is over, it is of course necessary to commemorate the way that the DCCC and Democrats have spent their resources here – to the best benefit of the Republican party. Two million all told, was it? Well, I guess that kind | Read More »
No Regrets on Mark Sanford
Today is the day in South Carolina. Mark Sanford vs. Elizabeth Colbert Busch. I have been one of the few national conservatives to, from the start of the primary to now, support Mark Sanford. Most of my friends, including most of the front page contributors here at RedState, disagreed. But win or lose, I have no regrets supporting Mark Sanford. The Republican primary voters of | Read More »
Sinners in the Hands of Angry South Carolina Voters
I make no apologies for supporting Mark Sanford in South Carolina. The Republican primary voters supported him. He has a record of voting the right way in Congress and doing the right things as Governor. Now, his personal life is a mess. That is true. I wish it were not. But I am still waiting for the perfect politician and have not found him. However, | Read More »
The fascinating homemade Elizabeth Colbert Busch attack video.
So, I was explaining to my wife Yeah, this is about the time in a South Carolina election cycle where you expect this sort of thing to surface; and she interrupted me with a There’s a formally-designated time when you release the campaign mug shots of a candidate? And I said If you actually have some? Sure: Sunday night before the election sounds about right. | Read More »
Elizabeth Colbert Busch must explicitly repudiate Dick Harpootlian’s bigotry.
Background: “South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Dick Harpootlian, a trial lawyer, longtime Democratic leader, and legendary figure in local politics, reportedly told a South Carolina Democratic Party dinner [Friday night*] that the Democratic challenger would send “Nikki Haley back to wherever the hell she came from.”” Harpootlian, of course, has a history of these kinds of remarks:
NRCC & GOP About to Give Labor Unions a Huge Win
It is an amazing testament to how bad the other candidates were that Mark Sanford ran away with the race in South Carolina’s first congressional district. A deeply flawed man, he was the one guy the primary voters knew wouldn’t go wobbly in Washington. But they, and I, presumed he was over the issues with his ex-wife. Unfortunately, a couple of weeks ago we learned | Read More »
The Busch League Campaign of Elizabeth COLBERT!!!!! Busch Goes Straight to Race Baiting
Elizabeth COLBERT Busch, who if you must know is like OMG Becky she’s Stephen Colbert’s sister!!!!!!!!!!!!!, is taking money from groups who are opposed to Boeing making the 787 in South Carolina. That’s not playing well. She tried to deflect it by pointing out Mark Sanford got contributions from the same unions. Except . . . well . . . it was actually Sanford Bishop | Read More »
SC-01 Special Election Primary Runoff (GOP) Open Thread.
Mark Sanford vs. Curtis Bostic. Polls closed at 7 PM: will put up links to results when I find them. [UPDATE: Politico's results here.] [FURTHER UPDATE: Looks like it's Mark Sanford.]
Yes I Still Support Mark Sanford
I have no hesitation in continuing to support Mark Sanford. I recognize that there is greater risk in supporting Sanford. He is far more easily attacked in the general than Bostic, his rival in the runoff. He is far less able to attack his eventual Democratic opponent. But there is far more reward with Mark Sanford and it is a risk I am willing to | Read More »
The South Carolina 1st Congressional District Special Election Primary Open Thread.
At the moment, it looks like a runoff is likely: Mark Sanford is ahead, but he’s only getting about 35% of the vote. Will link to updated results when I get a good one. [UPDATE: Politico's results are here.] Moe Lane PS: The Democrat nominee will be Elizabeth Colbert Busch; based on the fact that she’s getting less votes than Sanford and the general makeup | Read More »
Mark Sanford Starts His Ad Campaign
Mark Sanford, running for Congress in SC-01 to replace now Senator Tim Scott, has his first ad campaign up and going starting today. His ad touches on the scandal that drove him from office and his record as a fighter for limited government. You can find out more at MarkSanford.com
Govs. Haley, McDonnell & McCrory Urge Drilling the Atlantic Offshore
In the end, there’s either oil and gas is the Atlantic OCS or there’s not. If there’s not, there’s virtually no environmental risk in drilling.
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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 »