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Lawmakers Flee Bobby Harrell Bills

ATTEMPT TO GUT ATTORNEY GENERAL LOSES MOMENTUM …  Less than twenty-four hours after they were introduced, a pair of controversial bills pushed by embattled S.C. Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell are rapidly losing legislative support. Harrell’s bills – designed to neuter the state’s top prosecutor (who is currently investigating…

ATTEMPT TO GUT ATTORNEY GENERAL LOSES MOMENTUM … 

Less than twenty-four hours after they were introduced, a pair of controversial bills pushed by embattled S.C. Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell are rapidly losing legislative support.

Harrell’s bills – designed to neuter the state’s top prosecutor (who is currently investigating the powerful legislative leader for public corruption) – have lost nearly a third of their original backers.

As of this writing, more than two dozen lawmakers have removed their names as sponsors of the bills.

Twenty-six lawmakers have dropped their support for H. 5072, a bill which would strip the S.C. Attorney General of his ability to prosecute a wide range of public corruption cases. A second bill that would amend the state constitution to strip the Attorney General of his role as the state’s “chief prosecutor” has lost twenty-seven supporters.

“More are coming,” one lawmaker familiar with the exodus told FITS. “People are pissed. They were lied to.”

We’re also told that Harrell’s public denial of having any involvement with the bills is about to be “shredded.”

Sounds like rough sailing ahead for the already embattled leader of the S.C. House … who as we’ve pointed out on numerous occasions is guilty as sin as it relates to the allegations against him (at least the allegations we know of).

Ever since Harrell’s public corruption scandal first hit (way back in September 2012), he has responded like a criminal – lying and refusing to release his records, assassinating the character of one of the reporters who investigated him and then strong-arming her newspaper into backing down (by allegedly threatening to withhold an annual bribe the paper receives from the S.C. General Assembly).

We commend the state lawmakers who removed their names from Harrell’s latest power play … and hope more follow their lead.

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59 comments

F U Bobby April 10, 2014 at 9:31 pm

This fucker needs to go, ASAP.

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Fed Up April 11, 2014 at 8:26 am

Isn’t it ironic.
Yes he needs to go along with Haley, both Wilsons, Clyburn, Obama, Peeler, leatherman, Martin, Eckstrom, Sanford and a host of others!
Now, tell me what this means about our Government, the people elected and the bottom line, the voters themselves!
The decline of the Republic and our Government is scary, very scary!!!
Wake up people!

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F U Bobby April 11, 2014 at 10:34 am

I’d say it a little differently than you:

“The decline of the republic and the growth of our government is scary”

But we probably mean the same thing.

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jimlewisowb April 10, 2014 at 9:33 pm

Desperate situations call for desperate actions

If Harrell’s attempts to castrate the Woodchuck fail, he can always claim he slept with the Governor

Look what it has done for willie’s career

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Bible Thumper April 10, 2014 at 9:46 pm

I wouldn’t wish that on anyone.

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WTF April 11, 2014 at 10:21 am

He probably has; but, I doubt they slept much.

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truthmonger April 11, 2014 at 11:34 am

Hell, maybe he did!

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Good Ole Boy April 10, 2014 at 9:44 pm

04/10/14House Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Simrill, Huggins, Tallon, Cole, Murphy, Newton, J.E.Smith, Rutherford, R.L.Ott, Sellers, Funderburk, Spires, Norrell, Cobb-Hunter, Robinson-Simpson, Howard, Dillard, McEachern, Neal, Willis, Skelton, Allison, Forrester, Bedingfield, Putnam, Edge04/10/14House 24 hour point of order

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KillTheCockroaches April 10, 2014 at 10:16 pm

too late you effing cockroaches. you made the bed, now sleep in it

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Mike at the Beach April 10, 2014 at 11:43 pm

Thanks for the easy links! I’m not letting the Redneck Riviera folks off that easy. Not that they will care what an actual constituent thinks or says, but I’ll be on their asses tomorrow AM…

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RogueElephant April 10, 2014 at 10:06 pm

Rats fleeing the sinking ship comes to mind—- Hmmmmm.

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WTF April 11, 2014 at 8:28 am

“RATS” an appropritate description!

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Just another guy April 10, 2014 at 10:15 pm

Madame Defarge knits another name …

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HD April 10, 2014 at 10:22 pm

Please explain how HB 5072 would prevent the AG from pursuing corruption charges against the Speaker, or anyone else the statute currently authorizes him to investigate/prosecute? The bill does not remove any authority from the AG that he currently has. Whether adding the ability of the President Pro Tem and Speaker to appoint a Special Prosecutor in certain cases is a good idea is a different question. Saying that the bill would “neuter” the AG, or limit his ability to pursue a case against the Speaker, is simply false.

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Just another guy April 10, 2014 at 10:25 pm

Hey asshole. that is my name. Pick another. Don’t try to be me.

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HD April 10, 2014 at 10:43 pm

WTF are you talking about?

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anonymous April 11, 2014 at 4:49 am

I think he called you an asshole …the name fits pretty well

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HD April 11, 2014 at 8:05 am

Brilliant.

TriggPalinsBrain April 11, 2014 at 11:23 am

You know if you write the name Trey Harrell on a piece of paper and hold up to a mirror and read its reflection it spells “asshole” who would have thought?

Just another guy April 11, 2014 at 8:55 am

My Bad. My computer last night showed you using Just another guy. I see someone at the bottom used it as well. I now see my computer was incorrect. My Apologies

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a face in the crowd April 10, 2014 at 10:26 pm

“Lied to” about what? What the Hell did they think the bills were for?

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WTF April 11, 2014 at 10:23 am

You know the story line, “You have to pass it to find out what is in it”!
Most could care less. It is all about who can do what for me and what is in it for me!

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The House Gets Cleaned Out April 11, 2014 at 12:00 am

I don’t give a flying fuck what any pro Harrell or anti Wilson fucktard says. Many of these legislatures have now subjected themselves to having their homes and offices raided by the Federal Agents. Complaints have been going in directly to the DOJ in Washington, DC; complaints that demand Nettles be kept out of this and also kept in the dark. This entire matter has gone viral amongst the people of South Carolina who are obviously both shocked and pissed the hell of at all of this with Harrell. They have seen enough that they know he is guilty of some pretty serious felonies. To you Harrell cronies out there: YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED. The People of South Carolina are going to have your heads one way or another. We Will Show You Who Owns This Government. And it sure as fuck is NOT you! You are going to PRISON. Got it??? Stupid assholes.

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anonymous April 11, 2014 at 5:13 am

Is this your “A” game? The Brain Trust of South Carolina has spoken. The Wizard behind the curtain has spoken. The best you can come up with is “fucktard”, “fuck”, and “Stupid assholes”. You are freakin’ brilliant! BTW. do you have some fantasy about Federal Agents?

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TriggPalinsBrain April 11, 2014 at 9:28 am

Hey Trey at least have the balls to post as Trey Harrell..idiot extraordinaire instead of hiding..why hide is that what daddy told you to do?

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Craig Slist April 11, 2014 at 1:15 pm

It isn’t Trey, its India or Chris Slick

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snickering April 11, 2014 at 10:44 am

The House Gets Cleaned out is politically correct and wildly popular with gorgeous women.

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Stupid Is As Stupid Does April 11, 2014 at 12:16 am

One of Harrell’s lawyers, Gedney Howe, miscalculated. Now, the consequences for trying to trade favors has come home to roost. These are not the old days anymore, Howe. But your mindset is still that way. It causes you much harm. More harm than you can imagine in your elder years, old man. You are washed for trying to pull strings by proxy. Harrell simply is not worth it.

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anonymous April 11, 2014 at 5:03 am

It doesn’t appear that Harrell or Howe have miscalculated anything …in fact, it appears that Wilson is in the crosshairs now because of his own campaign finance abuses …have you read the newspapers lately? You’re right about “Stupid Is As Stupid Does” because your blogging is a Stupid as it gets.

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TriggPalinsBrain April 11, 2014 at 9:26 am

Does anyone else believe all these “anonymous” postings are really Harrells idiot son Trey? Ive met Trey and he is famously dumb as a bunch of sticks.

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Judith April 11, 2014 at 9:06 am

“These are not the old days anymore, Howe.” Did not miss the whole Toal and Harrell stealing the judicial election thing? It was just 2 months ago. The trading favors among the political elite is still alive and well in South Carolina.

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(.)(.) April 11, 2014 at 12:24 am

In the not so distance future, I hear those in Harrell’s investment circle pertaining to the 526 boondoggle are in for a rude awakening. Gonna be interesting watching the meltdown and backlash that is coming in this corruption scandal. Nothing under the sun can stop it now. Gotta love it. Its long overdue that a bite out of white collar crime be taken.

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anonymous April 11, 2014 at 4:57 am

If you’re gonna take a bite out of white collar crime …you have to include Trikki and Wilson.

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DCS1000 April 11, 2014 at 8:06 am

All the white collar Wilsons and Dirtti Nikkis too. Taking out Harrell takes out the other bad guys, and girl. Everybody knows the ship is sinking, everybody knows that the officers lied. And as said earlier somewhat, “What to do when the ship sinks, follow the rats.’ Truly madsad, the stuff makes you hate, open your eyes and, let it be let it be let it be.

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The Shake Up Cometh April 11, 2014 at 12:43 am

An S.C. House staffer who got consulting contracts from a political action committee run in part by his boss (future prison inmate Bobby Harrell) earned a state salary while receiving thousands of dollars from the PAC. Gregg Foster took an eight-week, paid leave of absence from his $85,000-a-year government job to work for House Speaker Bobby Harrell’s Palmetto Leadership Council, his boss at his government job. Foster, Harrell’s communications director, earned more than $12,000 from the PAC during that time. Source: http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20120506/PC16/120509432/1165 ( These are methods as to how kickbacks and rewards are paid in organized political circles. It is the conduct and behavior of scam artist – psychopaths in sheep clothing ).

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The Shake Up Cometh April 11, 2014 at 12:50 am

“the Palmetto Leadership Council (controlled by future inmate Bobby Harrell) has funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars in contract work to sitting legislators and their families and to the speaker’s own spokesman ….. ” …. Source: http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20120429/PC16/120429120/1165

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The Shake Up Cometh April 11, 2014 at 1:06 am

Organized Crime. Criminal organizations keep their illegal operations secret, and members confer by word of mouth. Gangs sometimes become sufficiently systematic to be called organized. The act of engaging in criminal activity as a structured group is referred to in the United States as racketeering. A criminal organization depends in part on support from the society in which it exists. Therefore, it is frequently expedient for it to compromise some of society`s upright members u0097 especially people in the judiciary, police forces, and legislature through bribery, blackmail, and the cultivation of mutually dependent relationships with legitimate businesses. Thus a racket is integrated into lawful society shielded by corrupted law officers and politicians and legal counsel. Racketeer Influenced and Corruption Organizations Act (RICO), a set of laws (18 U.S.C.A. § 1961 et seq. [1970]) specifically designed to punish racketeering by business enterprises.

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The Shake Up Cometh April 11, 2014 at 1:11 am

Other laws exist to punish government corruption and white-collar crimes. The RICO Act merely enhances their penalties.

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anonymous April 11, 2014 at 4:54 am

Are you speaking to yourself now? …no one cares about your rants …everything you are saying could also be said about Wilson …look in the mirror and get a clue

TriggPalinsBrain April 11, 2014 at 9:32 am

ahhh Trey dont worry you can visit daddy in prison..you of course will be out of a job because without daddy to get you a job no one would hire your stupid ass.

The Shake Up Cometh April 11, 2014 at 12:52 am

“Daniel Island Rep. Jim Merrill, for example, took about $123,000 …. for handling Harrell’s direct mail work.” …. Source: http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20120429/PC16/120429120/1165

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Wm. Shakespeare April 11, 2014 at 1:00 am

Harrell ACTS like a guilty may.

As one character in Shakespeare’s Macbeth said, “Methinks he protests too much.”

This bears more scrutiny.

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GrandTango April 11, 2014 at 8:25 am

In that case lock him up and throw away the key…

While FITS and his star intellectual mind and writer, Lizenby, DEMAND that Jihadist Terrorists CAUGHT ON TAPE planting a bomb, be given every legal loophole in their attempt to beat justice for killing children on American soil…

When we have people like this VOTING and/or acting as media and oundits…that is F*#king Dangerous…

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GrandTango April 11, 2014 at 8:35 am

Hey FITS: Your Queen Hillary had a SHOE thrown at her in Las Vegas..LMAO…

Remember how you $#!* all over yourself, w/ glee, when some Terrorist threw a shoe at GW Bush in Iraq, or some other God-forsaken h#!! hole over there???..The media and the left was sure it was a vindication of your bitter hate for him….

Now: Hillary is supposed to be your goddess…how could any American be against the woman the media has anointed as the next president???

You think maybe it was the mother of one of the men killed in Benghazi???…My God what will you do if TRUE Americans are against your idols…not just the nutjobs, like Cindy Sheehan, that yall dropped like a child-support notice, once you got your Filthy King installed in the White House???

The next 2-plus years will be SO MUCH FUN…as it collapses, just as I told yall it would….Hahahaha…and you deserve EVERYTHING that is coming…

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TriggPalinsBrain April 11, 2014 at 9:30 am

you mean like you told us Gingrich, palin, Sanatorium, Perry, and Romney would all be President? You haven’t predicted a single election you fucking idiot but please by all means keep letting the world know, daily, what a total idiot you truly are..a liar and a coward..simple really.

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GrandTango April 11, 2014 at 9:57 am

You must have been born yesterday, or, like most liberal Dumb@$$#$, you just let clichés talk for you…because you’re too F*#king stupid to think of anything, other then the myths that are fed to you…

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TriggPalinsBrain April 11, 2014 at 10:23 am

is that your standard “ignore the point” and paste your standard “cliches and mythes” comment that has been used a hundred times before when yet again, like all cowards, you refuse to respond the the facts mentioned? what a sad, sad little man you are.

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GrandTango April 11, 2014 at 11:11 am

You don’t take an @$$-whippin’ very well for a person who so had it coming. And I’m sure the people who give you your ideas, and view of life, have not prepared you for the collapse….

But ‘I TOLD YOU SO’…and I think that is what has you making an idiot of yourself, now..

Liberals often end up without, because they are like spoiled children. You bring nothing to the table, and you are too lazy, or too stupid, to invest for the future…

You seem very ill-prepared for the total F*#K-up, your lord-god Obama is proving to be…even though I warned you…

That is exactly why I say this is going to be so FUN to watch…you are just beginning to implode, and you are already $#!**ing all over yourself…Could not happen to a better person…LMAO!!!!

TriggPalinsBrain April 11, 2014 at 11:21 am

anytime you think you are up to the task of whipping anyone’s ass please, let us know..until then I would recommend stopping the tough guy bit..not a single soul believes you. I see once again avoided the points brought up to just blabber again..true to form. “Told you so..” please name one single prediction you have made that came true..son you would fuck up predicting what direction the sun would rise.

GrandTango April 11, 2014 at 11:36 am

Liberals whine like babies when you lose…even though you are so F*#king low to pick on a child w/ Downs, because you HATE his mother…That is really what I’d beat the F#!* out of you for…bullying a special needs child, who cannot defend himself…

You THINK you want to fight because you ran your mouth, were wrong, and now because of your pride, you’re too small to handle it…I’m satisfied to just laugh at you chase your tail, and look stupid…When people like you, and Obama, get your come-uppance, that’s good enough…

Also: I picture you as an effeminate, little, hand-wringer…spitting mad…You people are fine theorizing or using (or breaking) the law…to forward your Bull-$#!*…but when it turns on you, you whimper like Kathleen Sebillus getting canned…Hahahaha….Dumb@$$…

TriggPalinsBrain April 11, 2014 at 1:26 pm

special needs children..where do you make this shit up..once again cant stick to facts or the argument and have to make up imaginary arguments..sadder than a bunch of nuns at a Anthrax concert.

GrandTangosSoreVaGaGa April 11, 2014 at 1:28 pm

I think i get your deranged and unintelligible comment..are you saying you are a special needs child? Guess it all makes sense now..

GrandTangosSoreVaGaGa April 11, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Shh the hateful racist hypocrite who calls Sandra Fluke a whore compares Michelle Obama to apes is upset someone might have insulted his chosen President, his guaranteed win so he “could tell ya so” victor Sarah “the simple” Palin..oh the irony.

Rocky April 11, 2014 at 3:32 pm

OK, enough. The winner of this is VaGaGa – Grande – you got your ass handed to ya. Meantime, Harrell is just about as guilty as sin, and eventually, probably through the DOJ, he’ll get his.

GrandTango April 11, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Changed your moniker Dumb@$$.. Hahaha..That’s priceless…LMAO…

You think no one can figure out that you got B!*ched Slapped…so now you think you can hide your shame, under a new name…

You liberals: You are some ignorant MoFos,,,And I have come to know you SO Well…I know you better than the DNC, and better than you know yourselves….

You’re not only heartless pieces of $#*t, while claiming to be all-caring (Always Doing it “For the Children”)….you’re just stupid people…who will believe, and act on, any Bull-S#!t you are fed…

tomstickler April 11, 2014 at 8:44 am

FitsNews has a lot of links back to previous FitNews articles. Would it kill you to put links to outside sources — such as a link to the claim that sponsors have dropped Harrell’s AG bill?

Like: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess120_2013-2014/bills/5072.htm

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you lie April 11, 2014 at 10:21 am

Wonder how much time he will serve?

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Guido Sarducci April 14, 2014 at 6:17 pm

Toodles!

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