SC Women’s Caucus Has 99 Problems (With Beth Bernstein)

First of all, there shouldn’t even be a “Women’s Caucus” in the S.C. General Assembly – nor a “Black Caucus” for that matter. The expenditure of tax dollars on gender- or race-specific entities in any branch of state government is ridiculous and unnecessary in this day and age – no…

sc women's caucus

First of all, there shouldn’t even be a “Women’s Caucus” in the S.C. General Assembly – nor a “Black Caucus” for that matter. The expenditure of tax dollars on gender- or race-specific entities in any branch of state government is ridiculous and unnecessary in this day and age – no matter what certain irascible vaginas or race card players might lead you to believe.

Anyway …

As further evidence of its ongoing pointlessness, the S.C. Women’s Caucus (including a few of its Democratic representatives) is reportedly engaging in open jihad against its newest member – State Rep. Beth Bernstein (D-Richland). In fact certain members of the committee recently led an effort to scuttle Bernstein’s first judicial nomination on account of their hatred for the freshman lawmaker.

What’s the rub?

Well, the convenient explanation for this “extreme hostility” (as a source close to Bernstein described it) is the fact this first-term Democrat defeated veteran “Republican” lawmaker Joan Brady – a notoriously corrupt fiscal liberal who might as well have been a Democrat. In fact we endorsed Bernstein for the simple reason she was (is) further to the right than Brady on fiscal issues.

Not to mention a champion for long-overdue ethics reform.

But we think there’s something else going on here …

In case you haven’t noticed from our previous coverage, Bernstein is an attractive, articulate young lawmaker who takes very, very, very good care of herself. Seriously … take a look …

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beth red dress

The rest of the “Women’s Caucus?”

Yeah … not so much.

So while there may be some lingering bitterness owing to Brady’s defeat, this strikes us as more of a petty girl-on-girl vendetta based on the fact Bernstein is infinitely more attractive than the women conspiring against her. And when we say “infinitely,” that’s understating things dramatically.

In fact we apologize to Bernstein for that …

Seriously, it isn’t Bernstein’s fault that S.C. Rep. Shannon Erickson – the Beaufort RINO said to be leading this Real Housewives-style intrigue – took a nose dive off the “ugly Redwood” and hit every friggin’ limb on the way down (at which point her face plowed into the ground beneath the tree and took out a big chunk of its root system).

Yeah …

Nor is it Bernstein’s fault Erickson and most of her stretch-pants wearing colleagues haven’t engaged in sustained cardiovascular exertion since the Nixon administration. Or that they view high fashion as draping some 1990s thrift store sofa pattern over their ever-expanding frames in an effort to simultaneously conceal their flab and elicit insincere compliments from fellow members of their “Biddie Brigade.”

“Oh, I just love that fabric …” 

No you don’t, bitch. No you don’t. And you don’t like those hideous fucking earrings either.

Look … these plump catty relics need to get over themselves. Just because Bernstein is hot is no reason to hate her. And just because she buys her clothes someplace other than Lane Bryant is no reason to accuse her of “dressing like a whore.”

“It doesn’t matter if those bitches like her or not,” one Bernstein supporter told FITS. “Joan Brady’s constituents made the call on that one. She was elected by a huge margin and deserves to be treated with respect unless or until she does something dishonorable. Winning an election against an incumbent is not dishonorable.”

Nor is being hot …


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shifty henry January 25, 2013 at 2:12 pm

…. please name those four women in the photo

shifty henry January 25, 2013 at 2:15 pm

…… uh-oh! – this article reads like it was written by BigT?

Thomas January 25, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Damn, them some busted bitches up top.

T Roy Down by the River, via the RCPL computers January 25, 2013 at 2:24 pm

Hefiers, here hefiers…nice fresh oats for your troughs

2big2fall January 25, 2013 at 2:25 pm

Fitz calling somebody ugly is like a boil cursing out a pimple.

James the Foot Soldier January 25, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Curtains were recently reported stolen from the trailer park.

Freedom Fighter January 25, 2013 at 2:44 pm

Chandra Dillard – Greenville (D)
Laurie Funderburk – Camden (D)
Shannon Erickson – Beaufort (R)
Deborah Long – Ft. Mill (R)

shifty henry January 25, 2013 at 3:18 pm

…. thanks

BigT January 25, 2013 at 3:09 pm

FITS Quote: “engaging in open jihad against” Bernstein…

While FITS takes payola in his “engaging in open jihad” FOR Bernstein…

This woman seems like a MAJOR Whiner and Compaliner…like way too many worthless democrats…

FITS you look just as Kooky as this idiot…

Not to mention: She was placed in office under dubious (at best) circumstances…

Wonder how Bernstein feels seeing FITS bash the corrupt Rich-Co election that put her in, when she likely did not earn election…???

Really? January 25, 2013 at 3:24 pm

LOL at Big T calling someone a whiner? Actually, it is becoming clearer now that Big T is in fact Joan Brady.

Go away Joan.

whenboy?!? January 25, 2013 at 3:26 pm

Yeah Big T. the democrats rigged the richland county elections and got uber liberal Kirkman Finley elected.

BigT January 25, 2013 at 3:55 pm

You’re telling me you trust and support Lillian McBride then???….

I would not tell anyone that in public, unless you want to look stupid…

whenboy?!? January 25, 2013 at 4:08 pm

look stupid in public? no no Big T, I would not tread on ur monopoly!

Saying you are an idiot for perpetuating an election day conspiracy theory orchestrated by, of all people, Mcbride is totally different than saying I support and trust Mcbride.

Ace January 25, 2013 at 4:09 pm

This douche knows nothing. Big(o)T is fine with garbage like Brady in the state house. Just put an R by their name, doesn’t matter if the cliche use of RINO is used, he is good with it. He has no morals, so he supports those without them as well.

Good for Bernstein if she never joins this caucus. More pettiness, but they just follow the lead of the governor.

Bernstein is a leader. BigT is a lemming. Think for yourself, T! Don’t let the media put words in your mouth.

Rush Limbaugh Likes Them Big and Brown January 27, 2013 at 10:52 am

What Ace said…

interested January 25, 2013 at 3:14 pm

The first rule of bitches is “bitches be crazy.”

The second rule of bitches is that the moment one finds any scintilla of happiness, the rest set about dismantling it with ant-like efficiency.

the four heiffers of the apocolypse would never welcome Miss Fitness.

And now we have that drama in foxholes too! hooray.

? January 25, 2013 at 3:20 pm

LMAO! Congrats to you on yer post.

Normally I can pick a sentence or two out of a funny post and put it in quotes….not on yours…it’s the whole damn thing that has me snickering.

The best is “four heiffers of the apocolypse” though.

BigT January 25, 2013 at 3:58 pm

I agree w/ your premise, ‘intrested’…and the seething is Quadrupled when they see a sista had it HANDED to her through corruption, when they feel (and are told) they earned their office on merit…

interested January 25, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Hey ? I got lucky, you and Jim Lewis normally have me laughing out loud. yall keep up the good work, I’ll try to keep up!

Really? January 25, 2013 at 3:22 pm


A women’s caucus, presumably formed with the basic premises of advancing and supporting women in leadership positions, allows itself to to be the instrument of a political vendetta (of a has-been, political sore loser), the purpose of such vendetta being to scuttle the judicial campaign of another woman.

Unbelievable! This type of catty, petty and childish behavior is illustrative of the stereotypes women have fought to overcome as they have striven to attain leadership roles in various social, legal and political institutions long dominated by males.

Icing on the cake is they have a women putting herself out there to run for judge, a role dominated by men, and these so-called leaders put catty vendetta’s in front of the values of their caucus and working women everywhere. Well played ladies.

Even dumber, these women were pawns of Joan Brady and let her manipulate them into such reprehensible behavior. Joan is now a nobody and will have no real consequences for her part; however, these women are left to suffer the consequences of Joan’s folly.

Sarge January 26, 2013 at 8:23 am

“Icing on the cake is they have a women putting herself out there to run for judge, a role dominated by men,….”

Where the hell have you been since 2004? The South Carolina Judiciary is dominated by a woman tyrant of unprecedented in your face corruption, dishonesty, partisan politics and self aggrandizing behavior. She has white men bowing as she passes, begging her for favors and kissing her feet as she needs. Queen Jean Toal.

BigT January 25, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Will Brady be back in her office in 2 years if they have an HONEST election in 2014???

Prolly so…that may be why Bernstein does not to worry about getting too comfortable…

Ace January 25, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Doubt it. Bush got re-elected after his DISHONEST election, so Beth will be back.

Go ahead and support Brady…just like you will Haley. Corruption at its finest, and it’s all ok with you because of the (R) by their names.

But don’t blame the politicians. They are the smart ones. They know the brain-dead, knuckle-dragging voters in this state, led by Big T Bag, will keep voting ’em in.

BigT January 25, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Did the “the brain-dead, knuckle-dragging voters” put Bernstein in…or did she just CHEAT the Seat???

Dice Man January 25, 2013 at 4:52 pm


You are really channeling your inner vagina on this one……..

TheCoast January 25, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Let’s not forget Wendy Nanney. Having watched her at the podium, let’s just say she would “fit” very nicely in the photo. And sadly, you can’t even say, “at least, she is smart.”

Recovering Lobbyist January 25, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Ther should not be party caucuses either. At least they should not receive public funding.

interested January 25, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Fits, I would be so honored if you would rename this entire section, “The Four Heiffers of the Apocolypse.” Let’s dedicate it to heiffers everywhere.

interested January 25, 2013 at 5:23 pm

In fact you’d think they would have the horse sense to not stand so close to one another, lest they resemble the herd at feeding time. You know how they all come up to the fence when you hold out an apple? Take another look at that pic and tell me I’m wrong.

Carpe Jugulum January 26, 2013 at 9:51 pm

You could not be more spot on. Brilliant observation sir! No kidding!

shifty henry January 25, 2013 at 5:56 pm


07:00 —- Deborah – breakfast
10:00 —- Laurie — tennis/soccer
13:00 —- Deborah – lunch
15:00 —- Shannon – stroll through vista
18:00 —- Deborah – dinner
20:00 —- Chandra – drankin’
23:59 —- Deborah – nightcap

Exquisite Corpse January 25, 2013 at 6:55 pm

I recommend a different name for “Women’s Caucus”

— “Vagina Caucus.”

alaindelon January 25, 2013 at 8:17 pm

it is a case of ugly girl syndrome !

Doris January 25, 2013 at 10:50 pm

Beth is a great girl and we “old gals” up here on the State House hill have taken to her. She has let it be known she is not owned by the old line Democrats. We are still afraid Jean Toal – the Queen of all SC Democrats now and especially those in the legislature – will soon be taking her to lunch or either getting her jew in the back pocket Joel Lourie to put the full court press on her, but we hope she stays as sane and middle of the road as she has done so far. Joel? We now know Lillian McBride (Sen. Jackson) and Jean Toal own you. Time for you to move on, son.

seeingeyepig January 25, 2013 at 11:06 pm

Shannon Erikson of the quintuple chins and poly-yester

Old Bike Dude January 26, 2013 at 7:08 am

Yep, more chins than a Chinese phone book. Votes per pound would make her a pwerhouse.

Biz Owner January 26, 2013 at 10:45 am

I’d be worried if they came to my buffet…

BarrySC January 26, 2013 at 10:51 am

This is the last article I will ever read on this site. You are a sad human being, Will. By the way, I’ve never even met you, but from the content of this site, it’s obvious you have some serious mother issues. You clearly lack any respect for women and your entire existence in life is based around a hatred for authority. Put the two together and it’s pretty clear to the average reader that you could use some help from a shrink to get over your issues with your mother.

interested January 28, 2013 at 9:31 am

Will didn’t call them heiffers: I did. And Will gave me ZERO love for that – no golf clap, not even a courtesy giggle.

Tese are not “women.” They are politically motivated jackals voted for by jackasses to feed at the public trough until gorged. I just correctly noted they were indeed well fed.

? January 28, 2013 at 1:46 pm

$10 says BarrySC LOVES him some authoritah.

He probably is “authoritah”.

womanbeater will January 26, 2013 at 11:18 am

you can just feel the thrill womanbeater will gets writing this trash. his greatest thrill, though, is not beating up on women rhetorically, but beating them physically.

SCchurchlady January 26, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Prayers for your soul and that your children will have God in their lives to counterbalance your negative influence. What a shameful role model you are for them. Everytime you spew venom at others and denegrate our public school system, you should remember that lack of respect for others, a trait you embrace and teach through your actions, is at the root of so many of our societal problems.

Soft Sigh from Hell January 26, 2013 at 4:11 pm

I think the main role this website serves is in identifying political, rather than purely social, problems. The problems are not rarely individuals or small groups. There, SC tends to have too much respect for well-positioned or long-lineaged miscreants, not too little respect. We are almost a feudal culture still, with far too much deference given to “the lords and squires.” The mocking disrespectful tone taken to the many unworthy elements in this “genrty” is just fine with me.

The endless harping against public schools is trying to swim upstream in a state that generally likes its local schools and merely wants improvement.

iseeupigwoman January 26, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Shannon obviously wrote these last three

Raspy January 26, 2013 at 3:49 pm

Thank God the champion of Nanny Government, Joan Brady, is gone.

The Evolution Starts Now January 26, 2013 at 5:49 pm

The GOP might get it together if BigT’s kind would shoot themselves.

“We must stop being the stupid party,” Jindal, a potential 2016 presidential hopeful, told colleagues.

shifty henry January 26, 2013 at 9:55 pm

…… here you go—–

Men scorn to kiss among themselves and scarce will kiss a brother

Women often want to kiss so much they smack and kiss each other

Fred January 27, 2013 at 9:43 am

After reading this story and its posts, there is NO WONDER Women aren’t interesting in serving in our Legislature!!!

I’m ok with you talking about their politics or their actions, but this story and its post are downright stupid!

I’ve never read a post on FITS about how ugly or badly dressed Bobby Harrell or any or his henchmen are.


The Enquirer January 27, 2013 at 2:15 pm

“I’ve never read a post on FITS about how ugly or badly dressed Bobby Harrell or any or his henchmen are.”

Would you like to?

Ethel Krabitz January 27, 2013 at 10:53 am

This article could only be written by a male who despises women, whose immaturity allows him to judge women soley by their looks. Grow up.
Look in the mirror, why don’t you? You wont see a handsome well-dressed hottie looking back at you.
Feel bad for your wife.

Thebeachisback January 27, 2013 at 11:11 am

When I read this blog. . Which I probably should stop doing, I realize that we, Americans, don’t need to worry about WMDs, terrorists or Iran. We are doing such a good job of destroying ourselves from the inside.All we spew is hate and threats. We hate each other indescriminately. We’ve created and continue to perpetuate a nation that has become The Hatfield and the McCoys–the ‘Montagues and the Capulets. Sadly, the media and blogs such as this one allow us to spew our private insecurities and prejudice without taking responsibility for it. Why aren’t we working together to find answers for our problems? We talk terribly about our youth and their immaturity. I’m ashamed to say–we aren’t setting any type of example for them. Isn’t it time for all of us grow up. If we don’t like the way our world is going, maybe we should get off our lazy butts and do something about it–we can run for local races. If we aren’t going to stand up and be counted, maybe we should quit hiding behind our keyboards and shut up.

The Enquirer January 27, 2013 at 2:18 pm

“maybe we should get off our lazy butts and do something about it–we can run for local races. If we aren’t going to stand up and be counted, maybe we should quit hiding behind our keyboards and shut up.”

So in other words, everyone should stop bitching about how bad everything is unless they are prepared to run everyone else’s lives?

Got it. Sounds reasonable.

Thebeachisback January 27, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Sadly, I think you’ve missed the point entirely.

The Enquirer January 27, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Oh, I think I got it. If you want to point out how my explanation differs than do so instead of pretending to have a point.

Thebeachisback January 27, 2013 at 4:12 pm

It’s really unfortunate when someone tries to take a positive perspective, including himself or herself in the negatives, that others continue to respond with terse retorts instead of trying to understand another’s point of view. I will shut up and try to find a positive way help instead of being a continual naysayer–this “website” is too full of hate and prejudice for me.

The Enquirer January 27, 2013 at 4:37 pm

You’ve had 2 opportunities now to explain your point and how it differs from my clarification and haven’t done that.

It doesn’t matter though, you’ll be back here reading this blog and will eventually post again down the road. This place is like crack for most posting here.

toyota kawaski January 28, 2013 at 9:09 am

if i had Beth’s nose full of nickles i would never work again

Ford Chevy January 28, 2013 at 1:47 pm

You said that before and it was equally unfunny.

Tourrets must be a bitch.

Outraged by Fits January 28, 2013 at 2:53 pm

I cannot believe what I just read. Thinking about sending a copy of this to the The State so all can see how out of line and sexist you are. I would like to see what you look like. Takes one to know one, I heard. I am a young college age woman in the SC Honors College recently out of high school and the awareness regarding cyber bullying is stronger now than ever. I cannot believe a grown man is low enough to be an example of this, calling hard-working women in the legislature “bitches” and “whores” and being praised for it by some commentators. If you made such statements about a racial minority or the LGBT community right now you would be strung up by your toes. Just unbelievable and shows a young person how much work still needs to be done to educate pinheads such as yourself. Do you have a daughter? I sure hope not, you do not deserve one after spewing vile and objectifying trash like this article.

interested January 29, 2013 at 10:10 am

Young lady, welcome to the world – it is full of horrible and disgusting truths, I hope you have been taking notes.

You know what I tell my two daughters? Every swinging dick out there will GUT you for money, or merely for a moment’s pleasure if it suits him. Protest and stamp your tiny feet. But there is nothing you can do about that, and soon dad will be gone and unable to protect you, so develop the coat of a lamb but the teeth of a wolf. You don’t have to bite first, but you damned sure better bite last…and shake…and hold.

Most of us here are equal opportunity haters – not of women, or men, but of those pompous self centered, narcissistic women and men who seek power for power’s sake alone. Not to help, not to improve our world, but to be powerful. Your mistake stems from your assumption that politics was all glory. You forgot the guts…and you seem to have none. It’s not too late to learn your lessons. I’d start with “The Prince” and “The Art of War.” I told you what I tell my daughters, now you also know what I tell my sons.

If a man or woman seeks to put himself or herself in the public eye, they cannot later be heard to complain when the public eye sees cancerous scabs and shouts about them to the world. Read political cartoons from the 20s, 30s, and 40s, and you’ll see venom and vitriol. And real racism. And real bigotry. now, not so much.

A man is a dangerous, hateful thing. A woman is more dangerous still. I hope you will consider this.

Ned Kelly January 29, 2013 at 7:17 pm

“pompous self centered, narcissistic women and men who seek power for power’s sake alone. Not to help, not to improve our world, but to be powerful”

And it doesn’t have to be politicians. Have you met the puffed-up “big frogs” infesting middle management of some of the agencies? Not all the persons, of course, or even most, but plenty enough.

interested January 29, 2013 at 10:10 pm

I certainly have. “Oh, hello my old friend, power. You haven’t changed a bit. You still crack a whip, you still play mental caste games, rank games, the ‘I got mine’ games.” I love these people.

I especially love the sinecures that really believe they are doing a job, that they are somehow vital to the mission of the agency. the graveyard is full of indispensible people, and power is fleeting. Power is constantly running, slipping through the fingers of the powerful like sand on the beach, escaping in soft breezes like a puff of smoke. It passes like a shadow from one to another.

If you really want to see pompous in a worthless package, look at some of the female talent Gov. Haley has appointed to DHEC, Melina Mann at LLR, and the second and third tier down ladies that somehow knew someone that knew someone.


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