Vincent Sheheen Fires Back At GOP Attack Ad

DEMOCRAT ASSAILS RGA FOR “STUNNING HYPOCRISY” State Sen. Vincent Sheheen (D-Camden) – South Carolina’s presumptive 2014 Democratic gubernatorial nominee – is firing back at a television ad the Republican Governors Association (RGA) is running against him in the Palmetto State. The ad – which we wrote about HERE – blasts…


State Sen. Vincent Sheheen (D-Camden) – South Carolina’s presumptive 2014 Democratic gubernatorial nominee – is firing back at a television ad the Republican Governors Association (RGA) is running against him in the Palmetto State.

The ad – which we wrote about HERE – blasts Sheheen for supporting the expansion of Medicaid under U.S. President Barack Obama’s socialized medicine law. According to Sheheen’s campaign, though, New Jersey Governor (and RGA leader) Chris Christie adopted precisely the same position.

Which is … true.

In fact Sheheen has started an online petition in which South Carolinians are encouraged to “tell Chris Christie to keep his dirty politics in New Jersey,” an obvious reference to the scandals that have consumed Christie and potentially crippled his 2016 presidential ambitions.

His campaign has also released a remixed version of the advertisement, starring Christie …

Take a look …

(Click to play)

“Chris Christie’s RGA has a new ad attacking Vincent Sheheen for wanting to keep South Carolina’s federal Medicaid tax dollars working to help South Carolinians,” Sheheen’s camp noted. “The problem? Chris Christie himself took Medicaid money for his state his state. So we made a few minor modifications to their ad to highlight their hypocrisy.”

Christie isn’t alone …

Seven “Republican” governors – Jan Brewer (Arizona), Terry Branstad (Iowa), Rick Snyder (Michigan), Brian Sandoval (Nevada), Susana Martinez (New Mexico), Jack Dalrymple (North Dakota) and John Kasich (Ohio) – have taken the money.

S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley has refused to expand Medicaid under Obamacare, but as this website has exclusively reported her administration has ballooned enrollment on its own. In fact South Carolina’s 16 percent Medicaid growth rate for the coming fiscal year is larger than the 12 percent average increase in states which approved Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion.

States which aren’t approving the Obamacare expansion are averaging five percent growth in their Medicaid populations.

Ordinarily we’d score this exchange as a victory for the Democrats, except for two things: 1) The ad attacking Sheheen has $200,000 in television time behind it, and 2) South Carolinians are (by and large) an impressionable, intellectually incurious lot who tend to believe what they see on their televisions.

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west_rhino March 4, 2014 at 11:50 am

RINO Gov’s Association might fit Christie, but it’s not the sort that has adequate spine to have offered up the RGA’s debridement of Vinny’s shortcomings.

poster March 4, 2014 at 12:03 pm

Hell, at least this time he is fighting back. Last time he just stood there and took it. But only way this helps is if the national media asks Christy about it and the RGA rethinks how to help.

shifty henry March 4, 2014 at 12:04 pm

“impressionable, intellectually incurious lot”

Except for, of course, 97.2% of the commentators on FitsNews….

PS: Great Photo!

euwe max March 4, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Is that old what’s his fuck’s cannon?

shifty henry March 4, 2014 at 3:04 pm

— could be, and I think that’s the General on the right, with his fingers stuck in both ears……

euwe max March 4, 2014 at 3:44 pm

with his fingers stuck in both ears……

explains *so much*

Elfego March 4, 2014 at 12:11 pm

Go back to booing the name of God Vince! You still supporting Obamacare ?

Edgar March 4, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Vinny – you believe in and support dirty politics! You voted for Jean Toal when you knew she was/is corrupt, you have had actual knowledge of her corruption and you went right on and voted for her. Thanks for making this stupid statement because we can say, “Right back at ya!”

The Colonel March 4, 2014 at 12:30 pm

You sure that picture isn’t Glenda McConnell firing back?

It's hard March 4, 2014 at 12:49 pm

If it’s confederate, game-playing with warm, hard, round objects and other men, Glenn is there.

Shyboy March 5, 2014 at 1:13 am

He looks glorious in his uniform, so If I was queer, I’d be attracted to him like those other goof-balls.

GrandTango March 4, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Obama = Democrat
Sheheen = Democrat

fred March 4, 2014 at 2:06 pm


GrandTango March 4, 2014 at 2:18 pm

But you agree w me.right?……or are you stupid?

euwe max March 4, 2014 at 2:47 pm

But you agree w me.right?……or are you stupid?

You mean the two are mutually exclusive? What are the odds of that being a universal constant?

The reasons for which ‘this’ world has been characterized as ‘apparent’ are the very reasons which give Damned Tango confidence; any other kind of reality is absolutely indemonstrable.

euwe max March 4, 2014 at 2:47 pm

whew! Next time I read one of your posts, I’ll wear sunglasses!

What are Damned Tango’s truths ultimately? Merely his irrefutable errors.

But that does not prove them to *be* errors. And Damned Tango’s life is no argument, since the conditions of said life might include error.

shifty henry March 4, 2014 at 12:56 pm

A politician was complaining to his neighbor about the news organizations lack of coverage of his speeches. “It’s a complete conspiracy of silence against me, I tell you, a complete conspiracy of silence. What should I do about it?” His neighbor replied, “Join it!”

Lay it on me March 4, 2014 at 1:09 pm

Anyway and on another note did Lee Bright finally cry uncle to FITS or is he sufficiently well-done (that’s super hot with a dry white center, sir) or did he withdraw and I missed the ballyhoo? I noticed a Lee Bright yard sign in Simpleville yesterday and his old warehouse listed on the distressed properties/bank owned list this a.m. so I made a mental note to inquire so….

Queen Jean March 4, 2014 at 5:00 pm

Vinny, I’m sorry I haven’t had time to help you since you worked for me so hard for my election. I am trying to help Glenn figure a way to steal his election as president of the C of C to repay him. I have Alex on board since he owes me so much. Maybe next time.

Richland840 March 4, 2014 at 7:08 pm

During the last Governor’s election, Joel Lourie’s brother sat in the Chickfila on Decker Blvd bragging about how Sheheen was “all in” when it comes to Obamacare….that was enough for me….No on Sheheen.

wow March 4, 2014 at 9:42 pm

Richland840, let me get this straight, your decision on the 2014 election was formed AND cemented from off handed statements of the brother of a colleague of Vincent Sheheen at a fast food restaurant re: a piece of federal legislation – which was made back in 2010!?!?

Sounds like you take your voting pretty seriously – hopefully Obamacare might help you get your meds filled now at least? Good luck.

Richland840 March 4, 2014 at 10:10 pm

Seeing how my family’s income depends on the health insurance industry and hearing this from somebody in the the Sheheen campaign, yes that was a serious decision.

wow March 5, 2014 at 2:22 am

Richland840 – Vinny didn’t have a vote – nor make a vote on the ACA – which by the way means more total private health insurance policies in the US – and despite creating many compliance issue concerns for treatment providers, has actually bolstered quite a number of inurers profits. So a law was passed that required people to have health insurance – that this candidate did not have any opportunity to vote for – and because your family is in the healthcare insurance business, it was enough for you that one of his surrogates said he was “all in” to know you were ‘against him’ still not clear to me?

D Lynn Lovell April 2, 2014 at 11:39 pm

all states that did not adopt obamacare/expanded medicaid are the ones where the workers like my husband have a 30% or more- increase in the insurance they buy from their employers. I am pro- obamacare- pro expanded medicaid BUT i think the Dems need to expose nikki haley as the culprit- she is the one who would not take what the federal government was giving.
By the way, the states that DO have obamacare? do not have the increases to insurance that employees buy for employers, nor did they have a problem using the federal website. WHY? because they could use their State’s website! nikki haley is the nothing but a corrupt Koch Brother’s puppet.

Bruce Shealy April 22, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Ol Vinny ” Obamacare ” Sheheen.


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