From the “people are starting to get it” file, a group of protestors recently picketed the Pee Dee real estate office of powerful S.C. Senate finance chairman Hugh Leatherman (RINO-Florence).

Their beef with the longtime liberal (and chief architect of South Carolina’s “Lost Decade“)? His refusal to send an Obamacare nullification bill that cleared the S.C. House of Representatives to the floor of the State Senate for a vote.

Hmmmmm … so why didn’t they picket Leatherman’s concrete company instead? Who knows … we’ve never protested anything in our lives (except crappy service in the Wendy’s drive thru) so we’re not sure exactly how these things are organized.

Anyway, the Obamacare nullification bill – which was severely watered down in the S.C. House – has been drawing lots of attention lately. In fact one State Senator said “heads will roll” if the bill doesn’t pass the Senate, while another is taking some serious heat from S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley for placing the legislation ahead of one of her so-called “ethics reform” bill.

We’ve never had a problem with nullification, so long as lawmakers don’t use it as a distraction from the real socialized medicine problem in South Carolina – the perpetual expansion of our state’s Medicaid population.

In addition to blocking the nullification bill, Leatherman is also opposing a parental choice bill that passed the S.C. House a year ago – while at the same time supporting a push for universal government-run preschool, U.S. President Barack Obama’s top education priority.


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