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SC Democratic Committee Censures Senators, Sheriff

JACKSON, LOTT AND LOURIE REBUKED BY STATE PARTY COMMITTEE FOR “GOP” ENDORSEMENT The executive committee of the S.C. Democratic Party voted unanimously this week to censure a pair of its own State Senators and a popular local Sheriff. Why? The trio endorsed a “Republican” in a hotly contested State Senate…

JACKSON, LOTT AND LOURIE REBUKED BY STATE PARTY COMMITTEE FOR “GOP” ENDORSEMENT

The executive committee of the S.C. Democratic Party voted unanimously this week to censure a pair of its own State Senators and a popular local Sheriff.

Why? The trio endorsed a “Republican” in a hotly contested State Senate race.

Over sixty committee members voted without dissent to censure S.C. Senators Darrell Jackson (D-Richland) and Joel Lourie (D-Richland)  – as well as Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott.  A copy of the censure resolution was not immediately available but all three politicians received the rebuke for their endorsement of S.C. Senate President John Courson (RINO-Columbia) – who is running against Democratic attorney Robert Rikard for a Midlands, S.C. State Senate district.

Rikard isn’t favored to beat Courson, but he has run a credible campaign.

Dick Harpootlian, the chairman of the S.C. Democratic Party, did not participate in the censure vote – although he was on the receiving end of some stinging criticism from Jackson and Lourie at their press conference endorsing Courson earlier this month.

Jackson in particular slammed Harpootlian for criticizing Lott’s endorsement of Courson – although he stopped short of calling for Harpootlian to step down.

The takeaway from this story?  That infighting is alive and well in the Democratic Party, too.  It’s not just South Carolina “Republicans” who are constantly at each others’ throats.

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13 comments

Billy Bob October 23, 2012 at 7:59 pm

This is laughable. This has all the credibility of a SC House of Representatives Ethics Committee “censure,” or a Jean Toal reprimand of an attorney in South Carolina. It’s all politics and has nothing to do with real life. Well, laughable if not so pathetic.

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Susie October 23, 2012 at 11:24 pm

I’m not a fan of Joel Lourie whatsoever. He is so shady in my opinion, shady, shady, shady. I wish he would lose his election when he runs. He certainly is no Isadore Lourie.

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question October 24, 2012 at 6:38 am

I don’t know what disciplinary opinions you claim to have read, but most are pretty damn harsh. Discipline destroys your career, making the attorney pretty much unemployable – the equivalent of a felony conviction for the rest of the world. And it is definately political – those with connections to power avoid a scorched earth treatment: those without power ARE scorched earth.

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Dude in the next cell October 23, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Are Jackson, Lott, and Lourie aware of the many opportunities at LMC? Gigolo Tim can make things happen. Let the Pink Glove dance begin! The online application is a snap.

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BradWarthenSucks October 23, 2012 at 8:33 pm

So what does that mean, they get a nasty letter in their personnel file? In other words, not a fucking thing.

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porchsitter October 23, 2012 at 8:41 pm

A firing squad in the round

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Nunyabiz October 23, 2012 at 9:15 pm

LOL!! It’s amazing at the childishness that politics has become. We’re not dealing with grown people here – on ANY side of ANY political spectrum. Analyzing it is like trying to analyze why a baby needs milk. It’s blatently obvious (or at least it should be).

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Raspy October 23, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Good! Maybe BOTH major parties will dissolve themselves. The end of political parties can only be a good thing for the people!

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commonman October 24, 2012 at 6:42 am

Our political process has been hijacked by the parties for their own selfish motives. Imagine having to swear a loyalty oath to a party that apparently is more serious than our oath to uphold the Constitution. What have we allowed ourselves to become. A pox on both of their houses.

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robertroberts October 24, 2012 at 7:53 am

Frankly, I did not realize there were any Democrats in South Carolina. I thought they all jumped ship years ago to win election. You know, like Harvey Peeler.

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norman October 24, 2012 at 10:58 am

Susie I have to agree Izzys son is not even near the fine individual his father was.

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Darth October 24, 2012 at 12:15 pm

from the party of bipartisan only means Republicans bow to Democratzi whims, the senseless censure speaks seethingly of teh bipolar or schizoeffective psyche that is SC’s Democrat party.

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Bill October 24, 2012 at 1:16 pm

And the Democrats wonder why they get their a$$ kicked every election???

What a bunch of Morons!! They couldn’t find their behinds with both hands.

John Courson is a fine man, and a great representative for the people of Richland County. He’s going to win, and everyone knows it.

When will both parties learn, politics is not a contact football game.
And, try to do what’s best for South Carolina. The Democrats shouldn’t even be running anyone else against John Courson. And, the GOP should completely censure the crook and despot: Nicky Haley!!

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