SC: Status Quo Holds
BIG WINS FOR SOUTH CAROLINA ESTABLISHMENT
Hey South Carolina …
Did you enjoy the “Lost Decade?” In which government soared as income levels shrank? And do you enjoy having the worst public schools as well as the most corrupt, dysfunctional state government in America?
Apparently so … because Palmetto State voters just reelected a bunch of politicians who are guaranteed to continue the policies that keep South Carolina last in everything good and first in everything bad. Extending its gains from a thoroughly uneventful primary season, South Carolina’s failed status quo was a big winner this Election Day – with State Senators Wes Hayes (RINO-York), Larry Martin (RINO-Pickens), Glenn Reese (D-Spartanburg) and Nikki Setzler (D-Lexington) all beating back challenges from more conservative candidates.
S.C. Sen.-elect Katrina Shealy was the only fiscal conservative to unseat an incumbent – ousting State Sen. Jakie Knotts (RINO-Lexington).
(For more on the lack of competitive races in the Palmetto State, see “The Election That Wasn’t“).
Obviously these are terrible outcomes for the people of South Carolina – who continue to take it squarely up the ass from their wasteful, incompetent and corrupt state government.