TOO BAD THERE ARE ONLY THREE OF THEM …
This website is quick to anger, slow to praise – a reputation we relish. Seriously … why should we bend over backward thanking politicians for doing things they ought to be doing?
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TOO BAD THERE ARE ONLY THREE OF THEM …
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Today, the South Carolina Club for Growth Foundation released its 2012 Legislative Scorecards, awarding its “Taxpayer Hero” award to four Senators and five Representatives based on their voting records since January 2011.
Scorecard ratings (here) are based on a wide range of economic and good government issues, with a maximum 100 points possible. [...]
LEGISLATION WOULD EXEMPT SC GUNS, AMMO FROM FEDERAL ENFORCEMENT
S.C. Senator Lee Bright (R-Spartanburg) is an insufferable boob with a reputation for intellectual dimness. He’s also an over-the-top “family values” Republican – perhaps the most sanctimonious moralizer in a legislative body loaded with holier-than-thou hypocrites.
Detested by his enemies and dismissed by his ideological allies, Bright is [...]
GLENN McCONNELL, NIKKI SETZLER SLAM THE DOOR ON NEEDED ACCOUNTABILITY MEASURE
In a disappointingly ironic display of contempt for citizens and taxpayers, the South Carolina Senate rejected an effort this week to amend its rules to require greater transparency at the committee and subcommittee levels.
In other words the hearings that ultimately determine the fate of key [...]
… THREATEN HIM WITH NEGATIVE PUBLICITY
S.C. Sen. Lee Bright is reportedly paying an estimated $3,000 invoice submitted to his campaign by a printing company in Orangeburg, S.C.
Bright owes the company – Major Graphics – for direct mail, invitation, letterhead and envelope printing, but he has reporting been slack in settling his account (one of several [...]
CANDIDATE BELIEVES IT IS “GOD’S WILL” THAT HE RUN AGAINST LINDSEY GRAHAM
S.C. Sen. Lee Bright – who recently withstood a ferocious special interest challenge to retain his State Senate seat – is reportedly contemplating a bid for the U.S. Senate in 2014 against incumbent “Republican in Name Only” Lindsey Graham.
“He believes that it is God’s [...]
LEARNING ABOUT “SNUS”
While a host of South Carolina lawmakers get wined and dined by special interests in Salt Lake City, Utah, it’s important not to ignore the so-called “reason” for this trip … substantive research (ahem, cough).
You know … like the “substantive research” that then-S.C. Rep. Nikki Haley did when she visited Salt Lake City [...]
SOUTH CAROLINA LAWMAKERS LIVING THE HIGH LIFE …
We reported earlier this week about S.C. Sen. Lee Bright attending a big American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) conference in Salt Lake City, Utah … the site of Gov. Nikki Haley’s alleged Father’s Day 2008 boot-knockin’ with lobbyist Larry Marchant.
Apparently Bright isn’t the only South Carolina elected official [...]
SC STATE SENATOR NEEDS TO RELOCATE HIS PRIORITIES …
No offense to S.C. Sen. Lee Bright, but if we were in his shoes we would probably be spending the legislative “offseason” working to get our business back on its feet … or paying back all the people we owed money to.
What’s Bright doing instead, though?
Taking his [...]
THIS IS WHAT THE “REFORM” MOVEMENT HAS COME TO?
A group calling itself the “Republican Liberty Caucus of South Carolina” has just released a scorecard ranking members of the S.C. General Assembly on how they voted with respect to Gov. Nikki Haley’s budget vetoes.
They shouldn’t have bothered.
Haley vetoed a totally underwhelming $60-70 million – which accounted [...]
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S.C. SENATOR LEE BRIGHT ABOUT TO FIND OUT …
The last time we checked, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s approval ratings were higher in the socially conserative Upstate region of South Carolina than they were elsewhere in the state.
Why? Probably because people like this live in the Upstate.
Haley surprised political observers over the weekend by issuing her [...]