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SC 2014: The Gloves Are Already Off

Mere minutes after S.C. Senator Vincent Sheheen announced he was running for governor of South Carolina again in 2014, the top strategist to “Republican” incumbent Nikki Haley was already throwing punches. “Not really much news here – he’s been running for governor his entire adult life – but it is…

Mere minutes after S.C. Senator Vincent Sheheen announced he was running for governor of South Carolina again in 2014, the top strategist to “Republican” incumbent Nikki Haley was already throwing punches.

“Not really much news here – he’s been running for governor his entire adult life – but it is ironic that Vince Sheheen, a pro-labor union trial lawyer, would announce his candidacy the day after Boeing announced 2,000 new jobs in South Carolina,” Haley advisor Tim Pearson said. “Vince’s message to job creators: ‘We’ll raise your taxes, have trial lawyers take you to court, and let the labor unions push you around.’ Real inviting.”

Wait … does Pearson really  think the Boeing announcement (which pushes the taxpayer incentive tab for this company over the $1 billion mark) is not going to result in a tax hike for other South Carolina businesses?

Also … last time we checked labor unions in the Palmetto State were virtually non-existent. How exactly are they going to “push job creators around?”

Anyway, S.C. Democratic Party chairman Dick Harpootlian had a quick retort to Pearson’s

“South Carolina has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, as it has for the last 10 years,” he said in a statement. “Let’s not forget – Sheheen had more to do with bringing Boeing to South Carolina than Nikki Haley, considering he was actually present for the vote that brought them here.”

Harpootlian also added that “if Nikki Haley wants to talk about lifelong political candidates, maybe she should look in the mirror and remember the government has paid her paycheck almost her entire adult life.”

Well, that’s not entirely true … there was her flagrantly illegal lobbying gig with Lexington Medical Center and her (totally unreported) flagrantly illegal lobbying gig with the former Wilbur Smith and Associates.

Remember those positions?

Yeah …

Anyway, the real story here is rapidity with which this race (which isn’t even officially a race yet) got chippy.

In fact file this as the first of what we suspect will be hundreds of “Haley v. Sheheen” or “Sheheen v. Haley” stories – which is good for our internet traffic, but bad for the people of the Palmetto State. As we noted previously, South Carolinians deserve a real limited government option in the race for governor – a candidate who provides some sort of real alternative to the typical big government “Republican” (Haley) and bigger government Democrat (Sheheen).

Sadly, we don’t see such a candidate emerging in time to make a difference in this election …

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30 comments

BigT April 10, 2013 at 1:16 pm

The Haley campaign is Dead-On RIGHT, here….Sheheen running is NOT news, unless you are a carping little democrat @$$-kisser, like FITS…

PS FITS: Harpo is Bragging about Boeing (that Obama attacked) being here…wonder if that means the SC Dems will slap the P!$$ out of all the Obama’s policies that have WRECKED our economy…

If you want to be a “Journalist” here’s a professional tip: Go asked your but-pirate buddy Harpo, if he will support fellow-dem Obama’s Horrible attempt at leadership..or Will He and Sheheen Run Against Obama??

Otherwise you are offering nothing but the same ol’ pro-democrat Bull-$#!*

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Cindy Lockerford April 10, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Are you a cat or dog person, BigT?

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BigT April 10, 2013 at 3:12 pm

I’m an American…tell your comrades, that…

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Toby Hoffman April 11, 2013 at 11:46 am

That is FunnNY!

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lowcorider April 10, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Hey T, go hug a root.

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BigT April 10, 2013 at 1:16 pm

The Haley campaign is Dead-On RIGHT, here….Sheheen running is NOT news, unless you are a carping little democrat @$$-kisser, like FITS…

PS FITS: Harpo is Bragging about Boeing (that Obama attacked) being here…wonder if that means the SC Dems will slap the P!$$ out of all the Obama’s policies that have WRECKED our economy…

If you want to be a “Journalist” here’s a professional tip: Go asked your but-pirate buddy Harpo, if he will support fellow-dem Obama’s Horrible attempt at leadership..or Will He and Sheheen Run Against Obama??

Otherwise you are offering nothing but the same ol’ pro-democrat Bull-$#!*

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Cindy Lockerford April 10, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Are you a cat or dog person, BigT?

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BigT April 10, 2013 at 3:12 pm

I’m an American…tell your comrades, that…

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Obi Won April 11, 2013 at 11:46 am

That is FunnNY!

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Lowcorider April 10, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Hey T, go hug a root.

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Active Voter April 10, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Hey is a total failure just like O’Bama! Both are liars, both are incompetent, neither has any idea how to govern, neither has any idea how to create jobs, both can give a speech; but nothing more!
When can I get my Sheheen bumper sticker and yard sign?
yes, I am a Republican!

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BigT April 10, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Who is “Hey” Dumb@$$…???
That asked: If you HATE Obama: what in the H#!! makes you think Sheheeen is any different…
Haley at least Rejected the Obama-Care-Based MediCaid Expansion…are you STUPID???…No wonder the GOP is losing so many national elections, w/ people like you….

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Cindy Lckerford April 10, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Do you think bunnies are cute?

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Toby Hoffman April 11, 2013 at 11:47 am

ROFL

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Active Voter April 10, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Hey is a total failure just like O’Bama! Both are liars, both are incompetent, neither has any idea how to govern, neither has any idea how to create jobs, both can give a speech; but nothing more!
When can I get my Sheheen bumper sticker and yard sign?
yes, I am a Republican!

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BigT April 10, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Who is “Hey” Dumb@$$…???
That asked: If you HATE Obama: what in the H#!! makes you think Sheheeen is any different…
Haley at least Rejected the Obama-Care-Based MediCaid Expansion…are you STUPID???…No wonder the GOP is losing so many national elections, w/ people like you….

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Cindy Lckerford April 10, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Do you think bunnies are cute?

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Obi Won April 11, 2013 at 11:47 am

ROFL

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Collusion is my middle name April 10, 2013 at 2:15 pm

Has anyone looked into Pearson’s divorce to see if they complied with state law? Was it fault based? If not, did they live separate and apart for one year? This should be looked into because they went from “getting a divorce” to divorced in fairly quickly.

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Collusion is my middle name April 10, 2013 at 2:15 pm

Has anyone looked into Pearson’s divorce to see if they complied with state law? Was it fault based? If not, did they live separate and apart for one year? This should be looked into because they went from “getting a divorce” to divorced in fairly quickly.

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Karolyn April 10, 2013 at 5:25 pm

GO VINCENT! Let’s kick all the republicans out of Columbia! WE NEED CHANGE!!!

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Karolyn April 10, 2013 at 5:25 pm

GO VINCENT! Let’s kick all the republicans out of Columbia! WE NEED CHANGE!!!

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Shoeless Joe Jackson III April 10, 2013 at 7:10 pm

Pearson . . .

The fat guy who elbowed Renee Dudley off of the elevator to shield Haley from answering questions from the press?

Runs defense interference generally?

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Shoeless Joe Jackson III April 10, 2013 at 7:10 pm

Pearson . . .

The fat guy who elbowed Renee Dudley off of the elevator to shield Haley from answering questions from the press?

Runs defense interference generally?

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Comrade1917 April 11, 2013 at 7:26 am

Democrats and Communists for social justice and economic fairness.
FORWARD, comrades!

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Comrade1917 April 11, 2013 at 7:26 am

Democrats and Communists for social justice and economic fairness.
FORWARD, comrades!

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ScrewedNSC April 11, 2013 at 7:43 am

As you noted previously, “South Carolinians deserve a real limited government option in the race for governor – a candidate who provides some sort of real alternative to the typical big government “Republican” (Haley) and bigger government Democrat (Sheheen).” South Carolinians deserve it and will get it. This candidate will appear!

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ScrewedNSC April 11, 2013 at 7:43 am

As you noted previously, “South Carolinians deserve a real limited government option in the race for governor – a candidate who provides some sort of real alternative to the typical big government “Republican” (Haley) and bigger government Democrat (Sheheen).” South Carolinians deserve it and will get it. This candidate will appear!

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danman1213 April 12, 2013 at 2:21 am

Who is Sheheen ? Mayor Stevie said he want to be the Governor . So all you white folk who want vote for Mayor Stevie are racist.

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Dan April 12, 2013 at 2:21 am

Who is Sheheen ? Mayor Stevie said he want to be the Governor . So all you white folk who want vote for Mayor Stevie are racist.

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