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“Fair Tax John” Wins In Charleston

As we’ve stated ad nauseam, we don’t care who the Republican Party elects as its leaders – at any level. The party is dead to us. And needs to die in general. Also, party leaders are (technically) required to stay neutral in GOP primary elections – and then endorse GOP…

As we’ve stated ad nauseam, we don’t care who the Republican Party elects as its leaders – at any level.

The party is dead to us. And needs to die in general.

Also, party leaders are (technically) required to stay neutral in GOP primary elections – and then endorse GOP nominees whether they are really “Republican” or not. Which makes them nothing but superfluous decoration as far as we’re concerned.

Still, limited government backers in Charleston, S.C. are ecstatic over the victory of “Fair Tax John” – a.k.a. John Steinberger – who was elected chairman of the Charleston County Republican Party on Monday evening.

By a vote of 51-34, Steinberger defeated the choice of the “Republican” establishment – Mark Smith. That’s significant when you consider less than a year ago Steinberger was running as a petition candidate against S.C. Speaker Bobby Harrell, a “Republican in Name Only” from Charleston who until recently controlled the local party machinery.

“Thanks to the members of the Charleston County Republican Party for electing me Chair,” Steinberger wrote on his Facebook page. “I look forward to working with Mark Smith and the other hard-working activists in the party!”

As we noted in this post, Smith was advised by Jim Hirni – one of the lobbyists convicted in the Jack Abramoff scandal. He also received an endorsement from former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, who is tight with Hirni.

Did any of that help Steinberger win? Who knows … anybody who’s spent any time whatsoever around Charleston County Republicans knows the lot of ’em are bat sh*t crazy.

Anyway … good luck to “Fair Tax John.” Reformers have been elected to county leadership posts in the South Carolina Republican Party before … with precious little to show for it.

We’d like to think he will be different … but the Republican Party simply doesn’t strike us as a vehicle for the sort of reforms his supporters are clamoring for. To the extent his supporters are even aware of what they’re clamoring for …

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26 comments

David Boone July 9, 2013 at 7:16 am

Congratulations to fellow FairTax supporter, John Steinberger. Every profession needs to be reformed from the ground up, but it is especially true in politics. I think you will find FairTaxers to be anything but “bat shit crazy”.

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darth July 9, 2013 at 11:22 am

Fair Taxers won’t stay in lock step, just like those Teapartiers and 9-12’ers that are called “bat shit crazy” and won’t be defined by the p’wned parties.
BRAVO ZULU Cap’n John!

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David Boone July 9, 2013 at 7:16 am

Congratulations to fellow FairTax supporter, John Steinberger. Every profession needs to be reformed from the ground up, but it is especially true in politics. I think you will find FairTaxers to be anything but “bat shit crazy”.

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darth July 9, 2013 at 11:22 am

Fair Taxers won’t stay in lock step, just like those Teapartiers and 9-12’ers that are called “bat shit crazy” and won’t be defined by the p’wned parties.
BRAVO ZULU Cap’n John!

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Barry July 9, 2013 at 8:10 am

John’s a one-issue-agenda guy who is too NICE to do any harm to Harrell. Incidentally, Alan, how’s the Harrell investigation going?

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Barry July 9, 2013 at 8:10 am

John’s a one-issue-agenda guy who is too NICE to do any harm to Harrell. Incidentally, Alan, how’s the Harrell investigation going?

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Jon Smith July 9, 2013 at 9:20 am

He looks like Dabo Swinney

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Jon Smith July 9, 2013 at 9:20 am

He looks like Dabo Swinney

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jimlewisowb July 9, 2013 at 9:36 am

Would you please provide captions with your photos

Now, which of the two is John

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jimlewisowb July 9, 2013 at 9:36 am

Would you please provide captions with your photos

Now, which of the two is John

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Whoever July 9, 2013 at 10:06 am

Instead of filing this under “Top Stories” perhaps you should file it under “Who gives a flying fuck!” For a fellow who constantly talks about how useless these local GOP organizations are, you sure do write about them alot.

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Whoever July 9, 2013 at 10:06 am

Instead of filing this under “Top Stories” perhaps you should file it under “Who gives a flying fuck!” For a fellow who constantly talks about how useless these local GOP organizations are, you sure do write about them alot.

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tomstickler July 9, 2013 at 10:23 am

“bat sh*t crazy”? Who wrote this post, GrandTango?

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Same ol' Same ol' July 9, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Ya gotta hand it to him, the last few posts have been symbol free.

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tomstickler July 9, 2013 at 10:23 am

“bat sh*t crazy”? Who wrote this post, GrandTango?

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Same ol' Same ol' July 9, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Ya gotta hand it to him, the last few posts have been symbol free.

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nitrat July 9, 2013 at 11:03 am

“we don’t care who the Republican Party elects as its leaders – at any level.”

You and Tom Davis and Mark Sanford and a few more minority of a minority are Libertarians – with a real authoritarian, bully bent, NOT Republicans – who have the pure unmitigated gall to call real Republicans RINOs. Now, if only you and those Libertarians too gutless to run as what you are will run as what you are, the real Republicans can start to regain control of their party from you freaks and do something to help the country.

“…Smith was advised by Jim Hirni – one of the lobbyists convicted in the Jack Abramoff scandal. He also received an endorsement from former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, who is tight with Hirni.”

There was a time when South Carolinians would have said “hell, NO” to carpet baggers and outside agitators…but, that’s who owns today’s once SCGOP and the gutless Libertarians and they welcome them with open arms.

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SomalianRoadCorp July 9, 2013 at 12:07 pm

“gutless Libertarians”

Ha.

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nitrat July 9, 2013 at 11:03 am

“we don’t care who the Republican Party elects as its leaders – at any level.”

You and Tom Davis and Mark Sanford and a few more minority of a minority are Libertarians – with a real authoritarian, bully bent, NOT Republicans – who have the pure unmitigated gall to call real Republicans RINOs. Now, if only you and those Libertarians too gutless to run as what you are will run as what you are, the real Republicans can start to regain control of their party from you freaks and do something to help the country.

“…Smith was advised by Jim Hirni – one of the lobbyists convicted in the Jack Abramoff scandal. He also received an endorsement from former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, who is tight with Hirni.”

There was a time when South Carolinians would have said “hell, NO” to carpet baggers and outside agitators…but, that’s who owns today’s once SCGOP and the gutless Libertarians and they welcome them with open arms.

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SomalianRoadCorp July 9, 2013 at 12:07 pm

“gutless Libertarians”

Ha.

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jeff July 9, 2013 at 12:03 pm

there is no “fair” Tax. Robbing ten dollars from everyone in a room at gun point hardly seems “fair” but that is what “fair taxers” are advocating.

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jeff July 9, 2013 at 12:03 pm

there is no “fair” Tax. Robbing ten dollars from everyone in a room at gun point hardly seems “fair” but that is what “fair taxers” are advocating.

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MGTT July 9, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Why is Governor Nikki rubbing her boob up against him? Inquiring minds want to know.

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nitrat July 9, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Yes, she is….leaning it right up against him.

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MGTT July 9, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Why is Governor Nikki rubbing her boob up against him? Inquiring minds want to know.

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nitrat July 9, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Yes, she is….leaning it right up against him.

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