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“Free Citizens Party?”

This website has been adamant about the need for new political parties in South Carolina. But what do we think about the so-called “Free Citizens Party” – which is reportedly being formed by former S.C. Superintendent of Education Jim Rex (a Democrat) and failed GOP gubernatorial candidate Oscar Lovelace (a…

This website has been adamant about the need for new political parties in South Carolina. But what do we think about the so-called “Free Citizens Party” – which is reportedly being formed by former S.C. Superintendent of Education Jim Rex (a Democrat) and failed GOP gubernatorial candidate Oscar Lovelace (a “Republican in Name Only”).

Is a party comprised of Democrats and left-leaning “Republicans” really offering much in the way of an alternative to the governing majority?

Of course not …

For those of you who’ve never heard of these bozos before, Rex is a dyed-in-the-wool status quo liberal who devoted his four years in office to expanding government’s monopoly over education – with abysmal results for our children. Not only that, he repeatedly demonized anyone who dared to suggest market-based reforms like universal parental choice.

Lovelace? His entire gubernatorial platform was based on raising the state’s cigarette tax – which our “Republican controlled” General Assembly eventually did in 2010.

Seriously … these guys aren’t providing an alternative to the status quo, they’re providing amplification for it.

Politically speaking, the emergence of a party led by Rex and Lovelace would be a coup for embattled S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley – who is facing a difficult reelection fight according to recent polling. Were either of these politicians to run for governor as a third party candidate, they would likely pull thousands of votes away from presumed Democratic nominee Vincent Sheheen.

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24 comments

Charlemagne, King of France February 13, 2013 at 12:37 pm

how can i start a super pac to start a new “fiscally conservitive, socially moderate” party i really think that would strike a chord with the citizen of this state. thoughts?

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EJB February 13, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Do it.

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Charlemagne, King of France February 13, 2013 at 1:56 pm

but how?

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Charlemagne, King of France February 13, 2013 at 11:37 am

how can i start a super pac to start a new “fiscally conservitive, socially moderate” party i really think that would strike a chord with the citizen of this state. thoughts?

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EJB February 13, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Do it.

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Charlemagne, King of France February 13, 2013 at 12:56 pm

but how?

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jimlewisowb February 13, 2013 at 12:38 pm

Are you telling me that Rex and Lovelace are Haley’s sock puppets ?

If so, that would explain their respective shit eatin grins.

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jimlewisowb February 13, 2013 at 11:38 am

Are you telling me that Rex and Lovelace are Haley’s sock puppets ?

If so, that would explain their respective shit eatin grins.

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Tyrone Butternuts February 13, 2013 at 12:41 pm

If politics in this state is suffering from an identity crisis, we have only the GOP to blame for it, not well-intentioned people who are horrified by what they see around them and trying their best to do something. When the Democrats were driven out in the 90’s, and Campbell invited them to join the GOP, I thought great things would happen. Instead one monolithic party replaced the other, and so we still have one-party rule in SC. That has always been the problem going back to 1876 with the Restoration of the Bourbons–one group is certain is the right thing/the right answer for the state. Now we have Republicans calling each other names, voting for then criticizing scathingly their own hand-picked minority female governor, and manufacturing one crisis after another. You cannot be a viable party of all you say is NO. The GOP needs to do more than just say no. It needs to stand up and be counted. Clarify the issues. Talk about market-based school choice. Explain why market solutions are better, in your opinion, than government solutions. Draw sharp contrasts with the progressive view of things. Explain yourself. Stop sticking knives into each other and the people of this state. I am so fucking sick and tired of Republican bullshit and bitching and so-called “leadership.” My life and the lives of the average South Carolinian were much better in days gone by. I felt that lawmakers in Columbia back then cared about the people. Not so now.

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Tyrone Butternuts February 13, 2013 at 11:41 am

If politics in this state is suffering from an identity crisis, we have only the GOP to blame for it, not well-intentioned people who are horrified by what they see around them and trying their best to do something. When the Democrats were driven out in the 90’s, and Campbell invited them to join the GOP, I thought great things would happen. Instead one monolithic party replaced the other, and so we still have one-party rule in SC. That has always been the problem going back to 1876 with the Restoration of the Bourbons–one group is certain is the right thing/the right answer for the state. Now we have Republicans calling each other names, voting for then criticizing scathingly their own hand-picked minority female governor, and manufacturing one crisis after another. You cannot be a viable party of all you say is NO. The GOP needs to do more than just say no. It needs to stand up and be counted. Clarify the issues. Talk about market-based school choice. Explain why market solutions are better, in your opinion, than government solutions. Draw sharp contrasts with the progressive view of things. Explain yourself. Stop sticking knives into each other and the people of this state. I am so fucking sick and tired of Republican bullshit and bitching and so-called “leadership.” My life and the lives of the average South Carolinian were much better in days gone by. I felt that lawmakers in Columbia back then cared about the people. Not so now.

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Bubbas Brother February 13, 2013 at 12:46 pm

All you need to know about the “Free Citizen’s Party” is that Jim “the edumicashun candadidiot” Rex is involved with it.
Rex is a boob of the first magnitude and Lovelace’s total political experience is working on a health care task force set up by the “Luv Guv” (he’s a doctor).

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The Colonel (R) February 13, 2013 at 11:46 am

All you need to know about the “Free Citizen’s Party” is that Jim “the edumicashun candadidiot” Rex is involved with it.
Rex is a boob of the first magnitude and Lovelace’s total political experience is working on a health care task force set up by the “Luv Guv” (he’s a doctor).

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Torch February 13, 2013 at 6:42 pm

At least they have the guts to do it. Fits and his buddy Rand Paul keep complaining about the Republican party but won’t run as a Libertarian or create their own teaparty. I dont’ think there is any President that would make it on Fits requirements.

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Torch February 13, 2013 at 5:42 pm

At least they have the guts to do it. Fits and his buddy Rand Paul keep complaining about the Republican party but won’t run as a Libertarian or create their own teaparty. I dont’ think there is any President that would make it on Fits requirements.

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Soft Sigh from Hell February 13, 2013 at 8:53 pm

South Carolina residents are not truly free citizens. Collectively, and often in small groups and even personally, they portray an attitude somewhere between serfs and peasants. They are as nice of people as you will find, but they display almost a feudal submissiveness to their traditional rulers, both grand and petty. It’s a bit hard to believe so much of the Revolutionary War was fought here.

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Soft Sigh from Hell February 13, 2013 at 7:53 pm

South Carolina residents are not truly free citizens. Collectively, and often in small groups and even personally, they portray an attitude somewhere between serfs and peasants. They are as nice of people as you will find, but they display almost a feudal submissiveness to their traditional rulers, both grand and petty. It’s a bit hard to believe so much of the Revolutionary War was fought here.

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Buz Martin February 13, 2013 at 11:06 pm

Hell, that actually sounds like what Haley has morphed into since taking office, so it might actually draw equally from her and Sheheen’s support. So what’s the point?

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Buz Martin February 13, 2013 at 11:08 pm

How about the “We’re Just Like Haley and Sheheen, Just Not As Corrupt Party of South Carolina?” No? OK, I’ll keep workin’ on it.

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Boz Martin February 13, 2013 at 10:06 pm

Hell, that actually sounds like what Haley has morphed into since taking office, so it might actually draw equally from her and Sheheen’s support. So what’s the point?

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Boz Martin February 13, 2013 at 10:08 pm

How about the “We’re Just Like Haley and Sheheen, Just Not As Corrupt Party of South Carolina?” No? OK, I’ll keep workin’ on it.

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9" February 14, 2013 at 2:34 am

that sign remind me of a time fucking this guy and he decide to stand up while we going doggy-style.OUCH! that angle hurt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY6dInkuRLc

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9" February 14, 2013 at 1:34 am

that sign remind me of a time fucking this guy and he decide to stand up while we going doggy-style.OUCH! that angle hurt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY6dInkuRLc

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Dick February 14, 2013 at 10:07 am

Check out campaign disclosures. Lovelace donated to Obama in 2008.

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Dick February 14, 2013 at 9:07 am

Check out campaign disclosures. Lovelace donated to Obama in 2008.

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