Vincent Sheheen Blasts Nikki Haley On Education

DEMOCRAT: “K-12 STUDENTS FALLING BEHIND” S.C. Senator Vincent Sheheen (D-Camden) has launched what his campaign calls a “substantial” advertising buy calling out incumbent “Republican” Nikki Haley as a “failure” on education issues. Sheheen – who narrowly lost to Haley in 2010 – has launched an ad entitled “Failing,” which he…


S.C. Senator Vincent Sheheen (D-Camden) has launched what his campaign calls a “substantial” advertising buy calling out incumbent “Republican” Nikki Haley as a “failure” on education issues.

Sheheen – who narrowly lost to Haley in 2010 – has launched an ad entitled “Failing,” which he hopes will draw voters’ attention to an issue Haley has virtually ignored during her first term as governor.

“Nikki Haley is failing South Carolina,” Sheheen’s campaign noted in unveiling its new thirty-second spot. “Her failures and lack of leadership have resulted in K-12 students falling behind, one of the worst graduation rates in the country, and rising college tuition that is the highest in the Southeast.”

Yeah …

We don’t necessarily think Sheheen’s education proposals are any better than Haley’s, but it’s hard to argue with his basic premise that South Carolina is falling further behind the rest of the nation academically.

Sheheen’s ad comes as a political action committee supporting the governor launched a television commercial praising Haley’s big government education plan – and urging State Senators to rally behind it.

Of course that ad – run by Haley’s “Movement Fund” – directed voters to the wrong phone number.

Anyway, here’s Sheheen’s spot …

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Not bad …

Prior to unveiling her status quo education proposal in January, Haley hadn’t substantively addressed education once since her 2010 campaign. In fact her only real “movement” on this issue was approving Sheheen’s $26 million expansion of the Palmetto State’s demonstrably failed early childhood education program.

Now the governor wants to pump another $100 million into the state’s failed K-12 bureaucracy?

Sheesh … will someone remind us who the “Republican” in this race is?

Of course as miserably as Haley has failed on education issues there is no guarantee Sheheen would be better. In fact, we don’t see him doing anything beyond spending even more money on the same failed status quo Haley has so wildly embraced.

Which makes both major party nominees totally unacceptable if you actually care about improving the academic achievement of future generations of South Carolinians …

Libertarian gubernatorial nominee Steve French‘s campaign said it sees an opening for his candidacy.

“We are the only school choice campaign in this race,” French’s spokesman told FITS.

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GrandTango April 3, 2014 at 11:03 am

The Corridor of Shame should be subtitled: ‘A guide to democrat elected officials in SC.’

How many decades have the democrats had control of public education???…

What a [email protected]$$ Sheheen must be to take this tired route. Almost ALL of the failure in education is in districts that are run by democrats…

Smirks April 3, 2014 at 11:26 am

Thank goodness Haley and the Republican legislature are on the ball trying to heavily reform the Corridor of Shame, as they have been for quite some ti-

…oh, wait, nevermind.

GrandTango April 3, 2014 at 11:54 am

Yeah it’s the government’s fault da’ baby mama would rather stay in da’ club, smoking crack, all night, instead of getting her first-grader ready for school…

And the it’s the Bible bangers’ fault, da’ baby daddy would rather gang-bang than go meeting w/ his son’s teacher, to figure out why the child wants to present colors at school…

What I don’t get: yall have been blaming Republicans for years..while more children starve, and repeat the cycle of poverty…while you sit on the sidelines, jerking off…filled w/ hate because the answer from some leftwing [email protected]$$, that you worship….is WRONG….

SCBlueWoman April 3, 2014 at 12:18 pm

What a fucking bigoted asshat you are.

GrandTango April 3, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Reality seems to bring out the truth of what you are…Doesn’t it???…Hahahahaha…

The Racism of your neglect for the least, because you only want their vote to feed your greed, is DISGUSTING…

SCBlueWoman April 3, 2014 at 12:51 pm

Yes, you certainly are DISGUSTING. You have just described yourself perfectly in your last two posts. I’ll pray for you.

GrandTango April 3, 2014 at 2:03 pm

In the news today: Police in Winston-Salem have arrested a woman after her 3-year-old twins were found locked in an apartment bedroom and covered in feces and urine.

I’d personally BEAT THE F*#k out of you Filthy [email protected][email protected]*ds to protect these children from pieces of $#*! like you…

All you do is use the ignorant, and perpetuate their irresponsible behavior, so you can use them…

I could never judge anyone to H#!!..only God can…but I just cannot believe you will go unpunished for the FILTH you are..and the harm you cause to the poor…just to feed your GREED, and enhance your power..

Sandy Burglar April 3, 2014 at 2:47 pm

You should pray about that shitty language you use.

SCBlueWoman April 3, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Just using the language that you and GT understand and GT uses. Bless your heart.

euwe max April 3, 2014 at 5:23 pm

Are you saying it’s too late for you?

Smirks April 3, 2014 at 1:11 pm

The real “neglect” happening here is being done by bigoted asshats dismissing children in rural areas by stereotyping their parents as crackhead gang-bangers as a reason for not offering solutions to help at-risk children actually get an education and rise above their predecessors in terms of success and quality of life.

Smirks April 3, 2014 at 1:08 pm

Like I’ve said before, weapons-grade stupidity.

Andy April 3, 2014 at 11:17 am

Republicans are in charge of everything in SC. So whatever problems we have the buck, or in the case of Republicans the bunk, stops there.

Smirks April 3, 2014 at 11:23 am

Nope, they figured out a loophole. Put quote marks around Republicans and it is no longer Republicans’ fault. After all, “Republicans” aren’t true Scotsmen Republicans, right?

Smirks April 3, 2014 at 11:25 am

Not sure who I’m going to vote for, but at least I know it won’t be French.

a face in the crowd April 3, 2014 at 11:31 am

Haley began her path of destruction by removing a USC trustee who had given millions to higher education in the state. This so-called governor never moved past the eighth grade in emotional maturity, and she will only continue to wreck education when she is re-elected.

Squishy123 April 3, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Replace “given” with “pledged” and your statement will be correct. USC has yet to see the majority of those millions pledged.

SCBlues April 3, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Do you care to tell us how many millions she’s “pledged”, you sad and ignorant little ball of shit? And then please give us the exact breakdown of the millions that she’s “pledged” that USC has received? Your stupidity actually trumps your racism – which is saying a whole lot!

a face in the crowd April 3, 2014 at 8:43 pm

I think “given” is accurate, as Clemson has an entire school named after her husband, and USC has developed programs as well.

rebellozit April 3, 2014 at 11:41 pm

Elizabag Colbum Sheenut Jr.!! This dude is dumber than dumber,in my opinion only!! :-)))))

Inciteful April 4, 2014 at 8:59 am

Let’s see. She sacks Darla Moore from USC, she lobbys for McConnell to run the C of C, she’s against charter schools. And she supports education? Maybe we’d all be better off if she didn’t support education.

hazel April 4, 2014 at 11:29 am

We’d all be better off if her mama had used better birth control.

dastar April 4, 2014 at 11:27 am

Who in the hell graduates Clemson to become a bookkeeper?

Elfego April 3, 2014 at 11:35 am

Do you believe in God or were you one of the thousands of Democrats that booed his name at the DNC Convention?
Why were you so intent on pushing Obamacare?
Were you for the taking of the $700 million that Obama took out of medicare?
How many Drunk Drivers have you defended that killed someone in an auto accident?
How many DUI’s have you held up over your career?

GrandTango April 3, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Also: Does he want to expand Medicaid by billions and billion, in S.C.?

Does Sheheen support Dr. Vermin Gosnell, and 3rd-term abortion, as Obama does?

Should SC have the right to verify voters’ identity, so we don’t have 35K multiple voters, like NC had in 2012?

Do you support Boeing being able to operate in SC if the workers opt to NOT join a union?

Talking To A Bigoted Hypocrite April 3, 2014 at 4:34 pm

Ha!! You’re on fucking Medicaid, asshat!

SCBlueWoman April 3, 2014 at 4:36 pm

But, but, but,,,, HE deserves it.

Rocky April 3, 2014 at 4:50 pm

As for the last question – he’s still alive just to piss you off. You’re so important that Obama is up a night thinking of ways just to tick you off.

Smirks April 3, 2014 at 1:20 pm

Do you believe in God

Who cares?

Why were you so intent on pushing Obamacare?

Because of its ability to help a large number of poorer South Carolinians, as SC has a pretty high uninsured rate? The exchanges have been fairly successful, and for the states that did expand Medicaid, even more people were able to get insured.

Were you for the taking of the $700 million that Obama took out of medicare?

Pretty much everyone was, including Paul Ryan (who called for the same cuts in his own budgets) and most Republicans. (Of course, Ryan would rather butcher Medicare with a voucher system that will actually fuck old people up over time, but oh well.)

anon. April 3, 2014 at 11:56 am


Fits Aint No Republican April 3, 2014 at 2:38 pm

So since French is the only “school choice”candidate in the race and, since we all know that he will garner at best 2 or 3% of the vote,can we then assume that the 97% who will vote for either Haley or Shehenn indicates that South Carolinians are OVERWHELMINGLY opposed to “school choice?

Colin Ross April 3, 2014 at 2:48 pm

or overwhelmingly slaves to the lies of the two parties

Facts are Hell April 3, 2014 at 3:28 pm

Could be or maybe the vast majority of the voters just dont buy into the overall libertarian philosophy for governing the country and prefer either the high level of government activism usually endorsed by the Democrats or the lower level supported by the Republicans .At some point perhaps libertarians just might need to conclude there is little support for them as a governing party.

Colin Ross April 3, 2014 at 3:35 pm

if that’s true why do most republicans run on libertarian fiscal policies?

Facts are Hell April 3, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Whats your point?Candidates say all sorts of stuff.Libertarians generally chastise Republicans for not being libertarian enough or at all.Indeed, that is Will Folks line here at Fits news.To take your point to its logical conclusion then!Republican voters must be the biggest dumbasses around as they REALLY want libertarians .but blindly vote for the faux libertarians calling themselves Republicans.Further, I disagree that all Republicans run on”libertarian fiscal policies.”While their governing positions are less fiscally activist than Democrats, I certainly wouldn’t describe them as “libertarian.”

Animus April 3, 2014 at 4:13 pm

If you read Sheheen’s book “The Right Way”, you can tell that education is actually more important to him than any other issue. To say that he would just pump more money into the same system is not only ridiculous but uninformed. Also to say that the son of a former school teacher doesn’t care about education is absurd.

Rocky April 3, 2014 at 4:44 pm

In your face Nimrata – Bam!!! Failure – Bam, Bam!!!!! Let down for middle class parents – Bam, Bam, Bam!!!!! Falling behind AL and MS – Ba-boom!!!!!
Anyone who would vote for her again is an idiot and deserves her as their “guvanor”

ted jr April 4, 2014 at 11:34 am


Squishy123 April 3, 2014 at 5:52 pm

I’m no Haley fan, but what the hell has Sheheen done other than bitch about what Haley is doing? He bitches and whines with the best of them but has yet to every give his solution to a problem.

SCBlues April 3, 2014 at 7:44 pm

That reminds me of you shit-ball.

Squishy123 April 3, 2014 at 10:36 pm

Right back at you.

ReElect Nikki April 3, 2014 at 8:45 pm

So do the right thing Goober VOTE. Nikki.We dont give a damn who you’re a “fan” of Gumbo.

Gary April 3, 2014 at 6:51 pm

Hey under Haley we can all make tires and work at Walmart and stay poor and stupid. Vote away idiots.

Henry April 3, 2014 at 6:55 pm


Bible Thumper April 3, 2014 at 9:44 pm

Remember, It was those so called rednecks, mostly republicans, mostly white, who elected the first woman of color as governor. It wasn’t so called inclusive liberal democrats. I didn’t see anything in the video would do anything but help her reelection. Only a racist would assume otherwise. We will also will be responsible for the fist election of a black senator. HAHA HA HA HA

Kim April 3, 2014 at 10:58 pm

No its called low information voters that put this idiot in office.

Bible Thumper April 3, 2014 at 11:15 pm

Oh. I get it. They ignorant if they haven’t seen the YouTube video, and They bigots If they do. They are ignorant bigots.
That is as believable as the black comic that plays a blind black man that thinks he’s a white racist. Explain to me what is in video that would disturb anyone.
I suppose you would like them to vote her out because of her Hindu Indian heritage.

Greg April 4, 2014 at 12:04 pm

The you tube video has nothing to do with the fact Haley has been a total failure in office.

Larry April 3, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Your kidding right black senator, who says he is a tea party member thats how to get elected in this state hell a jackass could do it, wait we already have a bunch of those.

Bible Thumper April 3, 2014 at 11:20 pm

If it is so easy, why will he will be the only one in this state or any other who has done it?

rebellozit April 3, 2014 at 11:48 pm

That you Elizabeth Loser Busch-League supporters and campaign team? Quit making these racist comments.Makes you appear to be the racist that you appear to be.

Question April 4, 2014 at 8:19 am

Republicans are famous for picking out”A” Minority person and supporting THAT particular individual.Good for them.However. it seems that its with the Minority groups themselves that they have problems ,losing them overwhelmingly.Thats sort of odd really.Perhaps its because their party ,while supporting an occassional minority(see Nikki and Scott), is also the party of lots of folks who are openly antagonistic to Minorities.

For instance,which prominent SC politico will have to “apologize” for a racist twitter or email in the coming campaign?It happens every year with some degree of regularity.Perhaps they ought to work on that.

Until the GOP can begin to garner a significant portion of the Minority vote,their support of certain individuals may get them an asterisk in a history book, but it’s not going to merit an entire article,nor is it going to help them win elections in the long run.Even many Republican strategists concede this is a major problem in the future.

Interestingly,Republicans usually claim that it is “unimportant” the race or ethnicity of a candidate.They’re right.So why the hyping of Haley and Scott?

Bible Thumper April 4, 2014 at 8:51 am

Racism exist everywhere, but if they are openly racist why would they need to apologize? We deal with them like Jake Knotts at the polls. Democrats have there racist also. They tend to be patronizing paternal type. “Minorities can’t take care of themselves.”

My contention is that the only racist in this thread is Henry for linking the YouTube video and that it wouldn’t harm her support among Republicans. Democrats will continue to lose using those racist tactics.

John April 3, 2014 at 8:52 pm

Ah, Vinny is trying to bring back some of that Hodges 1998 magic. Has Kevin Geddings resurfaced after leaving jail? Check all the low-wattage AM stations to see where he is now and ask him to send Bubba to help Vinny out.

rebellozit April 3, 2014 at 11:24 pm

SHEheeN is fuckin dumber than Elizabeth Colbert Busch!!
Appears he has hired the same fuckin communications team!! LOL

ReElect Nikki April 4, 2014 at 7:56 am

Yeh and Nikki?Why Hell she’s as smart as Joe Wilson!

snickering April 4, 2014 at 10:21 am

I enjoy learning the dumb things Haley does or says but do most of the commenters need to muddy the waters by bringing FITS into the discussion? It’s tiring.

Voting for Sheheen April 4, 2014 at 3:48 pm

The tide has slowly tuned for Miss Nikki; I think most voters are unconcerned with her “special” positive qualities (female, immigrant family, self-starter) and are sanguine and jaundiced about her lack of honesty, going back to that lobbying business she got away with ($200,000 in undisclosed “consulting fees”); lack of leadership in real ethics reform; and sorry leadership in getting for the state mostly minimum-wage jobs. Not high-tech. Low-tech. Amazon fulfillment centers, etc.
Sheheen may be a democrat (“Crucify him!”) but seems like an honest guy. In S.C., if anything, we need honest people in the executive branch. It’s good to change socks every now and then.

GotTHEGoods April 8, 2014 at 8:59 am

At least Sheheen doesn’t have an arranged marriage.

Bill Henschel April 22, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Here’s how you at Fits can get a scoop-just announce when Sheheen DOESN’T blast Haley.


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