National Politics - 2016

Ted Cruz Is Coming To South Carolina

LIKELY 2016 HOPEFUL HEADS TO PALMETTO UPSTATE By FITSNEWS  ||  U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz – a presumptive candidate for president of the United States – will travel to early-voting South Carolina this week for a series of events. Cruz’s trip is focused on the socially conservative Upstate – where “Republicans” are currently…

LIKELY 2016 HOPEFUL HEADS TO PALMETTO UPSTATE

By FITSNEWS  ||  U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz – a presumptive candidate for president of the United States – will travel to early-voting South Carolina this week for a series of events.

Cruz’s trip is focused on the socially conservative Upstate – where “Republicans” are currently up in arms this week after the U.S. Supreme Court’s “non-ruling” on gay marriage appears to have paved the way for the demise of the state’s 2006 same sex marriage ban.

In fact Cruz will campaign at one point with S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson – who has drawn criticism for his defense of the state’s ban.

How will he address the issue?  We’ll have to wait and see …

There are three public events on Cruz’s schedule …

First, Cruz will address a GOP women’s gathering organized by former party chairwoman Karen Floyd on Saturday, October 11 in Spartanburg, S.C.  That event will be held at 11:00 a.m. EDT at the Spartanburg Community College’s downtown campus auditorium (107 Community College Drive).

Next, Cruz will join Wilson at a tailgate party in Clemson, S.C. prior to the Clemson-Louisville football game.  That event will take place at 2:00 p.m. EDT at gate one of Clemson Memorial Stadium (1 Avenue of Champions).

The following day – Sunday, October 12 – Cruz will appear at an ice cream social organized by the Greenville and Spartanburg Republican parties.  That event is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. EDT at the River Falls Golf Resort Club House (100 Player Boulevard) in Duncan, S.C.

Sources familiar with Cruz’s visits say there will be several other private gatherings, most of them described as “informal” meetings with key players in the Palmetto State.

Our thoughts on Cruz?

Obviously there’s a lot to like about him … especially on the fiscal front.  Unlike most “Republicans” in Washington, D.C., Cruz has been a reliable pro-free market, pro-freedom vote (which is why this website has frequently sung his praises).  Of course he’s also a “neoconservative” (a.k.a. warmonger) … which is a problem.

He’s also completely in the tank for Israel … which only feeds his “neoconservatism.”

Still, Cruz – along with Rand Paul – is one of the few “Republican” candidates we believe is worthy of a serious look during the upcoming “First in the South” presidential primary circus.  At a time when most Washington “Republicans” were rolling over on funding for U.S. president Barack Obama’s socialized medicine monstrosity … Cruz was mounting an impassioned filibuster against it.

Accordingly, we will look forward to seeing what sort of policies he rolls out over the course of the upcoming campaign if he, as is expected, ultimately becomes a candidate.

For more info on Cruz, check out his official Senate page or the website for the Jobs Growth and Freedom fund, a political action committee that’s supporting his efforts.

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90 comments

Fits swallows October 10, 2014 at 1:33 am

Trading that T-Raz $$$, for Cruz $$$. What ever it takes to pay the mortgage…

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euwe max October 10, 2014 at 3:36 am

Make sure you take potty bags if you’re going on the Carnival Cruz.

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SCBlues October 10, 2014 at 6:42 am

“Is it just me, or does this guy seem like the reincarnation of Senator McCarthy?”
No sir – it is not just you my friend.

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euwe max October 10, 2014 at 7:55 am

Good, because I generally get creeped out when I’m around people who see dead people, and believe in reincarnation… .at least someone else sees the spiritual resemblance, which probably means my paranoia hasn’t reached clinical proportions yet.

The extra creepy thing is about his face – the funny angle of his eyes… like… well like this
/ not sad, exactly..
it’s like he’s resigned himself to some horrible fate, but is making the best of it… and his mouth goes along with the eyes…

Even Republicans seem to get the willies around him. After that whole tea party self-marketing fiasco and the shit flinging by Boner, I’ll bet only the most wacked out tea party hacks like Bachmann and Gohmert will sit at the same table with him.

Damn! It’s got to suck to be him.

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guest October 10, 2014 at 8:00 am

Obama is Hitler.So what?

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FastEddy23 October 10, 2014 at 9:31 am

More like Mussolini than Hitler.

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euwe max October 10, 2014 at 9:33 am

I’d say his hands were tied by the Republicans, making him more like Patty Hearst.

SCBlues October 10, 2014 at 1:38 pm

“I’d say his hands were tied by the Republicans, making him more like Patty Hearst.”
LOL+++

euwe max October 10, 2014 at 9:33 am

That’s all we’re saying.

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Gregory Geddings October 10, 2014 at 10:47 am

Will doesn’t like links but you can google the following: “Ted Cruz: Jive Talking With Eddie Munster on Gilligan’s Island”
A photoshop expose of this creep…

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Pooh Max October 10, 2014 at 12:46 pm

Ugh. More liberal echo chamber.

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euwe max October 10, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Not at all. These gas bags are mostly libertarians and Tea Party wackos.

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chopsoy October 10, 2014 at 7:16 pm

You can always tell whom the PROGS fear…

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euwe max October 10, 2014 at 7:53 pm

Yeah, we fear ignorance following propaganda for self-aggrandizement and profit.

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argon October 10, 2014 at 9:12 pm

Does your tinfoil hat sport the new cobalt- tipped, green- friendly, antenna with modular I-phone adapter?

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euwe max October 10, 2014 at 10:07 pm

no, I’m still wearing the old propeller style. If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.

SC Political Digest October 10, 2014 at 6:18 am

The Media – FITS too – is SCARED TO DEATH of Dr. Ben Carson. There is an eerie silence about his visit to Lexington Nov. 2.

He’s an anti-establishment truly dignified leader with untouchable Conservative credentials, as the country is screaming for that. Not to mention Carson is pure and accomplished far more professionally than other Republicans, and he makes Democrats look like the hateful, uneducated partisans they are.

I’m sure all cliche, cooker-cutter status quo jockeys want to keep Carson as far away from the populous as they can.

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guest October 10, 2014 at 8:04 am

That black man sure does scare the “race hustlers”.

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Saluda Rapids October 10, 2014 at 8:17 am

It’s not eerie, it’ b/c no one cares. Regardless, he is gonna want to stay as far away from you as possible. But the tinfoil hat will give you away…he will see you coming.

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SC Political Digest October 10, 2014 at 10:31 am

Obama sure did care after Carson burned him a new one. Remember the White House called and begged Carson to apologize, even claimed he did apologize. But Carson told them to CRAM IT…LMAO.

This guy is not scared of anything you can being because he’s squeaky clean and genuine. You should be scared. Especially a Dumb@$$, leftwing Bigot, like you…(:

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt October 10, 2014 at 9:00 am

FYI, Ben Carson is a classic Uncle Tom.

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idcydm October 10, 2014 at 10:23 am

I’ll bet you run the 440 too.

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SC Political Digest October 10, 2014 at 10:29 am

Said the classic, leftist BIGOT!!!

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lernerlearned October 10, 2014 at 7:02 pm

So THAT’ s why the IRS audited him!

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Hip Hop October 10, 2014 at 6:19 am

An ice cream social? Frozen Face Ted doesn’t need that.

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SCBlues October 10, 2014 at 6:52 am

“An ice cream social?”
And hosted by the GSP GOP – I cannot think of any place I would rather not be.
The thought of pasty old white folks slurping milk shakes and/or gobbling down banana splits while grumbling about “that nigger in the White House” leaves me a bit queasy . . .

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guest October 10, 2014 at 7:58 am

According to the polls and his former advisors , “that nigger” is destroying this nation and leaving the entire nation “queasy”.

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt October 10, 2014 at 9:00 am

Nah, Dubya was the heavy artillery that softened up America’s defenses for 8 years before Obama came in.

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euwe max October 10, 2014 at 8:08 pm

Another 10 tours should put our soldiers in the right state of mind.

RogueElephant October 10, 2014 at 8:17 am

I would be more inclined to talk about that Muslim in the White House. Skin color doesn’t matter, “religion” dose.

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Saluda Rapids October 10, 2014 at 8:20 am

It sure “dose,” especially to the more backward-thinking voter. Good thing we live in America.

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RogueElephant October 10, 2014 at 8:18 am

I would be more inclined to talk about that Muslim in the White House. Skin color doesn’t matter, “religion” dose.
Cruz is conservative enough, we will have to see.

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Smirks October 10, 2014 at 9:29 am

Skin color doesn’t matter, “religion” dose.

Yeah, because dishonest Republican trolls can change his religion on the fly to suit whatever bullshit talking point they want.

“Obama listens to a hateful Christian pastor!”

“Obama is a Muslim and wants America to fall!”

“Obama’s one of them godless atheist libruls!”

Dat cognitive dissonance.

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grandtangosuglydog October 10, 2014 at 11:19 am

just another angry old white guy scared of the future..but why do you have to resort to lies?

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt October 10, 2014 at 8:58 am

So true…so true.

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falseprojector October 10, 2014 at 9:06 pm

Racist much? How Alinsky of you!!

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SCBlues October 10, 2014 at 6:40 am

“LIKELY 2016 HOPEFUL HEADS TO PALMETTO UPSTATE”
Still trying to decipher this one . . . .
Wondering if this would work: Unlikely 2016 Hopeless Heads to Palmetto State

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Grover October 10, 2014 at 7:01 am

Report state paper Nikk Haley recieved millions from companies that she gave tax breaks. Evil witch.

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Bible Thumper October 10, 2014 at 8:24 am

A state didn’t actually call Haley an Evil Witch.

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lois lernered October 10, 2014 at 9:08 am

The State reports that Tom Ervin has spent between $4-5 MILLION $$$$’s so far on his campaign-MORE that Haley spent on her entire campaign in 2010-and the pathetic,SOB and faux Christian is polling around 3%.

Tom told the voters when he began this debacle to apparently humiliate himself and his family that he had to drain the $108,000 out of his 401k/annuity (?) to make this run for governor yet has spent MILLIONS with ZERO chance of winning.

Why would Tom spend all this money with ZERO chance of winning? What is in it for him? DO the DNC or other Democrat Party special interest groups or PAC”s intend to pay his debt and/or loans off at the end of Tom’s “Folly”? This kind of spending would have to be raising “red flags” at the IRS?

Appears to me an audit of Mr.Ervin and those helping finance his campaign may be in order.

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Smirks October 10, 2014 at 9:24 am

Might need to investigate Haley’s staff for commenting on the taxpayer’s dime.

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guest October 10, 2014 at 9:34 am

Not a bad idea.Then we can find out who you are.

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Smirks October 10, 2014 at 9:41 am

Great logic there, just what I’d expect from an incompetent administration.

idcydm October 10, 2014 at 10:13 am

You might want to expand that investigation beyond the staff.

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euwe max October 10, 2014 at 7:59 am

Speaking of Gohmert

Louie Gohmert: Obama thought ISIS beheading victim would die from climate change first

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Funny cwazy people October 10, 2014 at 10:30 am

lol, you know, that’s kind of funny

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idcydm October 10, 2014 at 8:19 am

“Ted Cruz Is Coming To South Carolina”…Good.

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Saluda Rapids October 10, 2014 at 8:20 am

….said all of the residents of Texas.

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idcydm October 10, 2014 at 8:25 am

As so many on here say “Got proof”, “Give me a web site” or the classic “Typical Democrat response”.

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SC Political Digest October 10, 2014 at 10:33 am

Just go to the DNC’s Website or MSNBC. That’s where most of the leftwing’s mind-empty dolts get their words.

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idcydm October 10, 2014 at 12:08 pm

And just where do the rightwing’s “mind-empty dolts get their words”?

I really could care less if Cruz comes to SC.

I do like to see you right and left winger “mind-empty dolts” go bonkers on a thread like this. I don’t see much difference between you and the leftys on this site except for maybe guns and abortions.

Now go ahead and give me one of your rants.

SC Political Digest October 10, 2014 at 2:19 pm

Conservatives think for ourselves. We have no puppet masters.

idcydm October 10, 2014 at 3:01 pm

Just like Liberals some do but your statement is like a Liberal saying they are all inclusive.

SC Political Digest October 10, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Conservatives ARE right. What Bush did as a Conservative led to 4.5% unemployment, rising salaries, opportunity, low energy prices, smart healthcare management, prosperity, pride (not only for gays) and the dismantling of Al Quieda w/ the Iraqis trying and hanging Madman Hussein.

Obama has been the EXACT opposite of prosperity and success and we’re suffering for it.

To try to attack Conservatives because you’re not one, is very simple-minded and politically unsophisticated. That only serves failure and the Democrat Party. You might need to take a look in the mirror, and think about what God, and this country, has done for you — and straighten your mind out. We cannot afford anymore failure. And if you are this confused, you are a party to the severe damage that is now being done. .

idcydm October 10, 2014 at 5:56 pm

I’ll tell you what I am you simple minded hit seeking troll. I’m a fiscal conservative that leans right and doesn’t care what you or anyone else does as long as I don’t have to pay for it. Maybe that’s because I’m retired military and understand that it takes a team to accomplish the mission, both Liberal and Conservative. I’ve raised my hand and took an oath to defend this country and know full well what this country has done for me, you and every other American. I am not an Obama fan, he just like you, is an ideologue and has screwed up what ever success the Military gave us in the Middle East.

Conservatives are not always right any more than Liberals, if you weren’t so slow to understand and annoyingly insensitive you would understand that.

SC Political Digest October 10, 2014 at 7:52 pm

I told you what Bush did right…. Tell me how much Obama has been right? …and be specific…

idcydm October 10, 2014 at 8:13 pm

Do you have a reading comprehension problem and lack critical thinking skills?

I told you I’m a fiscal conservative that leans right. Obama and congress will have soon doubled the national debt since taking office. There’s not much he and congress have done right. They say he plays basketball well but having seen his golf swing I doubt his handicap is below 20, does that count?

SC Political Digest October 10, 2014 at 8:20 pm

UmHmmm….(: (: (: I’ll let the bigger part of me take over on this one. (: (: (:

And I won’t say anything. (: (: (: But LORD I want to….Consider yourself lucky…

idcydm October 10, 2014 at 8:53 pm

I do consider myself lucky because,
I Don’t Care, You Don’t Matter.

Say whatever you want, I’ll give you the last word.

SC Political Digest October 11, 2014 at 7:23 am

You’ve very indicative of a Liberal-Tarian. You vomit the “It’s-both-sides” cliches, trying to sound sophisticated and interesting. But when challenged to prove your political dogma, you are unable to produce any substance.

I just hope you don’t vote. We need educated people, who understand what is happening and WHO is doing it, to vote. Not those preaching, w/ no idea of what is going on. You are a BIG part of the problem.

PS: And serving in the military has NO relevance here. So save it for someone who can be manipulated by it.

idcydm October 11, 2014 at 7:53 am

I lied, I will post again.

“UmHmmm….(: (: (: I’ll let the bigger part of me take over on this one. (: (: (:

And I won’t say anything. (: (: (: But LORD I want to….Consider yourself lucky…”

Manipulating you is too easy.

SC Political Digest October 11, 2014 at 11:11 am

Nice try…. (: ….. NOT….LMAO…

idcydm October 11, 2014 at 11:52 am

:)

Maximus Mark October 10, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Shit…you really think the GOP has the balls to put Carson on the national stage? They should know old white right wingers aint voting black. I have $50 dollars I would gladly give you if he’s the forerunner.

facty October 10, 2014 at 7:06 pm

Hey ignorant…heard of Sen. TIM Scott? Can you name some Democrat black male senators?

SC Political Digest October 10, 2014 at 7:50 pm

WHO put Judge Thomas on the SCOTUS…WHO tried to destroy him, you racist piece of $#!*…????

We elect on character…you elect on corruption (See Clinton, See Obama)….And Carson scares the H#!! out of you bigoted @$$holes…

Limbaughsaphatkhunt October 10, 2014 at 8:57 am

Just gonna come out and put it on Front Street….

FUCK Ted Cruz.

Besides he can’t be president anyway as he wasn’t born here. Canada or Kenya…you birthers know the drill.

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guest October 10, 2014 at 9:38 am

You are just upset Panetta called Obama a traitor and exposed that he is supporting ISIS?

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grandtangosuglydog October 10, 2014 at 11:18 am

Lies and lies..bang up job..care to show us the comment about supporting ISIS? Didnt think so..you fall in the same category as the angry troll Emily AKA Grand Tango SC Pol Dig etc..delusion must be fun as you two seem to swim in it.

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Smirks October 10, 2014 at 9:54 am

We don’t need his birth certificate though because he looks like “one of us” if you catch my drift.

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pedro October 10, 2014 at 7:18 pm

Are you Latino, too?

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tsktsk October 10, 2014 at 7:23 pm

How eloquent…are you an ” educator ” or a gubmint worker?

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Rocky October 10, 2014 at 9:04 am

Just stay upstate. I don’t want that wind back depleting the Low Country oxegyn levels.

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John October 10, 2014 at 9:28 am

Just make sure and screen him for Ebola before he enters the state.

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FastEddy23 October 10, 2014 at 9:34 am

There’s no pleasing you guys. Who are ya gonna support? Hillary? … LOL

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Smirks October 10, 2014 at 9:55 am

Ted Cruz -or- Hillary Clinton.

Or maybe I’ll support someone who doesn’t suck?

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FastEddy23 October 10, 2014 at 10:09 am

Please, oh please, when you figure out who that may be, let us all know.

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Manray October 10, 2014 at 11:08 am

I’ve
posted this before, but it remains true. Ted Cruz is among the Republican Party’s greatest charlatans. He has no position on any
issue unrelated to his future electoral prospects. He portrays
himself as a “Man of the People,” but is he? When I look at him
I see a Canadian-born Cuban American educated in private schools and
two Ivy League universities with a background as a partner with a
prestigious DC law firm. Isn’t that rather elitist for TP circles?
If Cruz is so confident in his own skin, why does his senate website
bio fail to mention Canada, private schools, Princeton and Harvard or
Cooper & Kirk, PLLC? Maybe such a background wouldn’t go over
well with the rubes in the GOP because it may read too much like
President Obama.

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Jack C. Hall Jr. October 10, 2014 at 1:56 pm

This is a time for all of educated South Carolina, all of young South Carolina to protest this Monsters arrival like never before…follow him from the airport to his hotel whereever he goes until this extremists is so unwelcomed he feels like going back to CUBA where he belongs…..who does he think he is anyway..he is not even an
American By Birth…..lets show him what a true American is….we don’t support trashy Tv Evangelist types like him in SC.

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SCBlues October 10, 2014 at 4:39 pm

” . . . we don’t support trashy Tv Evangelist types like him in SC.”
Since when???

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moovova October 11, 2014 at 12:12 pm

The SC Edumacated still pray for the resurrection of Jim and Tammie Faye (of the late PTL Club).

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moovova October 11, 2014 at 12:10 pm

“This is a time for all of educated South Carolina…”
Do you think the SC Edumacated can find their way out of the “Corridor of Shame”?

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bogart October 10, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Is he coming to stump for T Rav?……Nasty meets nasty.

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Jack C. Hall Jr. October 10, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Well I hope CRUZ is gathering his constituents together, the KLAN, WESTBORO, FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL…….hoist high the FIERY CROSS….and let the spectacle begin!!!

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liberalsrkrakra October 10, 2014 at 9:42 pm

Wasn’t the Family Research Council targeted by a homosexual terrorist who was inspired by the left- leaning Southern Poverty and Law Center to murder the staff and place Chickfilet sandwiches on their dead corpses?

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munnip October 10, 2014 at 3:56 pm

Cruz? Seriously? This guy is one solid lump of ego, with no moral compass. Reminds me more of a young Lyndon Johnson (character-wise, not political viewpoint).

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Jim October 10, 2014 at 4:47 pm

So Will “the libertarian (haha)” Folks has on his first page an endorsement for Irvin (who has donated two times as much to democrats in the past as republicans), Bakari Sellers liberal democrat, and then bashes Ted Cruz with a neocon label. Are you people still falling for his BS? Does he need to get a coke fiend as your senator before you realize Will Folks is just another failed politician wannabe with a history of beating his wife?

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lacroix October 10, 2014 at 6:59 pm

Why do PROGS hate Cruz?
Because he is a smart, Christian, Latino male who loves America.

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moovova October 11, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Ted…come to Rock Hill, please.

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tara barrister October 12, 2014 at 7:00 pm

This guy is an immigrant who hates immigrants. Self-loathing? Sicko ….

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