A DEMOCRAT RUNNING AS A REPUBLICAN: WILL IT WORK?
We love Molly Spearman … as a person. She’s affable, bright, engaging … all traits that are very advantageous for a public official.
Unfortunately, we don’t like Molly Spearman as an ideologue. In that regard, she is slightly to the left of where we’d imagine the love child of Chairman Mao and Jane Fonda to be. Which is not a good place.
The executive director of the uber-liberal S.C. Association of School Administrators (SCASA), Spearman is among the most powerful leaders of the Palmetto State’s taxpayer-subsidized “education establishment,” a bureaucratic lobby dedicated to propping up (or trying to prop up) the worst government-run education system in the entire country.
Spearman’s other job? Attacking any parental choice proposal aimed at bringing more market-based accountability to system.
In Spearman’s world, taxpayers should continue shelling out $10 billion a year to produce abject, generational neglect – while the “educrats” responsible for this ongoing failure take taxpayer-funded vacations to the beach summer at her lavish coastal conferences.
Must … be … nice …
So as much as we like Spearman the person … we wouldn’t vote for her as dogcatcher if hers was the only name on the ballot.
The latest evidence of Spearman’s true ideological bent? The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier has an post up this weekend mentioning Spearman’s September 2013 political contribution to S.C. Rep. Mike Anthony’s bid for S.C. Superintendent of Education.
Anthony, a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat, later dropped his candidacy … right around the time Spearman indicated she was going to seek the same post as a Republican.
Yes … a liberal bureaucratic union leader is running for South Carolina’s top education post as a Republican.
But while people keep expressing shock at this, Spearman isn’t that much different than the vast majority of GOP elected officials in South Carolina.
Welcome to the so-called “Reddest State in America,” right? Where our so-called “Tea Party governor” has advanced a fiscally liberal agenda on taxes, spending, education and (most notably) government-subsidized health care – and where our so-called “Republican-controlled” legislature (led by former Democrats like S.C. Senate finance chairman Hugh Leatherman) continues to tax and spend recklessly. And corruptly …
Oh and duh … Lindsey Graham. Come on people: Graham was the only GOP lawmaker in Washington, D.C. (House or Senate) to embrace Barack Obama’s War on Energy.
Yet he’s running for reelection as a “conservative?”
As it relates to Spearman’s experiment (which may have more in common with Graham’s reelection bid than some would like to admit), people keep asking us “what in the world is a Democrat doing running in a South Carolina Republican primary?”
That’s not the real question, though …
The real question is: “Why are hundreds of Democrats already serving in elected office in South Carolina … as Republicans?”
The answer? Easy: There’s not a dime’s worth of difference between the two parties on the bread and butter fiscal issues that ought to matter to voters …
Well, a republican in SC is always a shoe in. Anything anti-black, is gold. Nothing new here, see ya.
Well shucks, I done be fooled agin… and awl duh while, I was thankin dat SEN Tim Scott was a cuz; now Deo Vindice is tellin me dat he must be sum kinda white dude in black face cause duh GOP is anti-black.. Lawd have mercy, thank yuh missuh Vindice for heping me see’s how bads dem mean ole Repubs is…. you f@cking idiot.
I got a self-proclaimed, former Elizabeth Colbert-Busch staffer (communications advisor/spokesman), stalking and harrasing my family.Calling my home and sending email at 3:00 A.M.!
Vindice, that yuse? You be boozin it up? Barbarossa, what the hell is wrong with these people?
What’s wrong with them? Simple, their patronizing racist diatribe is centered on the believe that black people are f@cking idiots, and that they will forever keep voting them into office as long as they keep throwing 30 pieces of silver at them.
No, the blacks in South Carolina only rent their votes to the white Democratic elite on election day. Remember Harpo acknowledged it and said it. The Black Caucus was recently bought by Jean Toal.
Apparently a lot of Republicans were too.With EVERY member of the Black Caucus supporting her,Toal would have LOST at without REPUBLICAN votes.
Actually they were only rented by Jean Toal as well. Conservative black folks are welcome in the Republican Party. Notice CONSERVATIVE comes before race. People like Tim Scott and Leon Winn are always welcome. They are conservatives first.
James Smith – Director of Communications
Yes. Same phone number. HOWEVER, I believe James and I have reached an “understanding” ?
‘The answer? Easy: There’s not a dime’s worth of difference between the two parties on the bread and butter fiscal issues that ought to matter to voters …’
Read more at https://www.fitsnews.com/2014/04/26/molly-spearman-experiment/#SKrCY3xSpbTQIDSv.99
You are correct Will.Not ONE Republican voted for Obamacare and that proves there is no difference between the two parties and a voters health care should not matter toooo the voters.
Tom Ervin is apparently writing for FITSNEWS tonight. Buzz must have the night off. :-)
Watching Reds-Braves. See ya.
Once again Fits,ince you’re not a “Republican”(heh heh heh) ,why are you lecturing as to who is?Spearman “says” she’s a Republican.You say you arent but you know what one is and she isnt one,then, again neither are you?
Of course,gee if one didnt know better one might conclude the following:
That you really ARE a Republican who often gets upset about certain others in your party,but who broadly supports the platform of that party,many of its officeholders and candidates and simply plays this “I Aint no Republican” routine so you can in effect have it both ways.
I would think that one making the above conclusion has pretty much got it RIGHT!
We’ll know the truth if he authors an article with the heading: “Republicans are scum.”
Not too many ways to wiggle out of that.
FITS party is a Failure….that’s why he’s so elusive about what he really is…
All of you people are so caught up in trying to lie about who and what you are…it’s to the point, it does not matter…We just want CONSERVATIVES…NO One else…
FITS, Graham, Mace, McCain, Davis, Ervin, Christy, French…you’re all different variations of democrats. And the democrats are dishonest about what they are, too.
NO One wants democrats after 6 years of Total democrat rule…We’re in a mess because of democrats and their very bad management and ignorant policies…
I wish there was a CONSERVATIVE Party…and all of the Liberal-Tarians, RINOs, moderates, Sanfords and FITS would stay the H#!! away from trying to incorporate its power and appeal…
Republican=anti-black. Guess you don’t know history very well. Lincoln, (you know, the president who freed the slaves) was the first republican president. LBJ got far more support from republicans in passing the civil rights act than from democrats. Oh,…and nearly ALL of the congressional members of the KKK were democrats. So which party has a history of being anti-black?
Uh I said nothing about Republicans being anti Black.
Get who you are ranting at straight “Bubba.”
Funny how the liberal/progressive cockroaches scamper for cover when the light of truth is shown brightly. Not a one of you clowns addressed the historical truths above about how republicans brought about all the real change in race legislation,…and the democrats resisted,…to the point of civil war.
“Oh,…and nearly ALL of the congressional members of the KKK were democrats.”
You left out Christian, too.
You’re not very inciteful if you still think Dixiecrats are in the Democrat Party…
Humorously,most of those Republicans who supported the Civil Rights Act were Notheastern GOPers of the so called Rockefeller wing of the party.
Republicans who would be labelled “RINO “by their southern brethren today.One Republican who didnt support it?Barry Goldwater ,whose nomination in 1964 led Strom Thurmond to switch to the GOP.
Likely Strom switched cause all those Republicans voted for the CRA!
Indeed. The real determinate on who supported civil rights was North/South not Democrat/Republican.
Nearly all of NORTHERN Democrats AND Republicans supported civil rights. Nearly all SOUTHERN Democrats, AND 100% of southern Republicans did NOT support civil rights.
All those tea party bible licking backwardass republicans can kiss my curriculum!!!
Culture trumps strategy!!
Molly is a sweet girl and all that. So vivacious and all that. However, she’s an Inez Tenenbaum deciple and Jean Toal follower to the hilt. An old time yellow dog Democrat through and through. More will come out as her name gets out there. And there is more.
Spearman represents the McCain, Christy, Ravenel, Mace, Davis, Sanford, FITS model of Triangulation…She’s just not as slick as Sanford or tricky as FITS thinks he is…
Remember: as soon as FITS was placed in a gravy-train gov’t position, after running for a Republican, he said he’d be just as comfortable, even eager to work as Jim Hodges top lackey, too…
Spearman represents in the same way…
Spearman is part of the problem not part of the solution. Fits got this one right—not even dog catcher. I still like Meka Childs but there are too many in the race I know nothing about to make a hard choice yet.
Good point. The Supt. race is similar to the US Senate Primary until Connor got in, and identified as the true Conservative. Hope Connor can get his message to enough voters and drown out the RINOs and pretenders.
Anyone, ANYONE who thinks they can fix the pubic school system without a major firing of bureaucrats and a radical move to competitive choice for parents, will fail, and we will see this Commedia dell’Arte again in four years and billions more wasted.
There is more to the incident between Molly’s family and Richard Breibart than has come out. It is noted that Jean Toal has not yet permitted her little personal SS, the ODC, to publish an opinion on Breibart because they don’t have the spin on Molly’s family situation down pat yet.
http://youtu.be/AT2fsv7xt4E The Spearman story on Post and Courier was obviously an Atwater hit piece. Did you notice how Atwater had time to prepare a written statement and had time to do 10 years of research on Spearman’s other donations while the other candidates seemed to know nothing about it? LOL. Lee has risen and the South Will Rise Again! Nearly all of Atwater’s money came from DC and her only two endorsements came from out of state, one being from a Bush (read my lips) and we all know the Bush family is pushing Common Core and amnesty and Jebby for Prez 2016!! Oh I do declare, vote for me because my husband is dead and a senile old goat endorsed me!! Lawdy lawdy!
I”ll take the Molly Spearman experiment over the Howie Rich experiment any day.
It is not an experiment. It is the status quo.
It’s funny to see ‘progressives’ argue for more status quo in a failed system.
This women is a perfect standard bearer for them. She’s a clown dressed in a yellow pear suit.
Sic calling someone else an ‘ideologue’…? I may toss my cookies.
Could you IMAGINE a Democrat turned Republican who was a former employees Union leader getting elected to office. Reagan has got to be turning over in his grave….laughing, since he was after all a former national union leader and a Demorcrat who turned Republican….
Seems to me I remember Reagan being the head of the screen actors union. Perhaps he would not turn over, maybe smile a bit.
DSS Looking Into Another Child Death
Tim Smith, The Greenville News
12:19 p.m. EDT April 27, 2014
state official confirmed that the Department of Social Services is
looking into the death of a child, after The Greenville News inquired
about the investigation.
Haley keeps failing this state over and over again..
Another child what the hell is wrong with this state…come on people this governor need to act and remove her batshit crazy numbers crunched.
I think I will vote for her. She actually seems to know what she is talking about and is not so driven by ideology that she ignores the real problems. Count me in for the primary and the general. Go, girl!
We’ll like Spearman until she’s elected into office and switches back to being a Democrat. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks… unless that dog has been a red herring the whole time.
I would almost rather her be a Democrat, she certainly embraces every bit of the liberal education philosophy. At least she wouldn’t be hiding as a Republican.
scasa isn’t a union. is the NRA a union? is the sierra club a union? is the bar association or AARP unions? fuck you and your personal definitions for words FITS. get a out a dictionary and learn the language we all speak.
What a sneaky, back-door way of putting a tax tax tax tax tax and spend spend spend liberal in charge of what THEY call “education.” In the name of “education,” THEY have made public education into a monster that acts as an employment agency and lines vendors/contractors/architects pockets with our tax dollars. THEY are strategically corrupting the minds of children and brainwashing the American public into thinking THEY are good. Molly Spearman is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Ronald Reagan said, “The biggest threat to America is not communism, it’s the public education system.” Doesn’t have to be that way, but we have become much too trusting. You’d think we would be more astute when it comes to the education of our children and the use of our hard-earned money.
and thus RINOs find a spawn point in the game… almost bad as zombies in Swinecratcraft kakistocracy mod.
It is quite sickening that Spearman is the front runner for this office. Her contribution to Anthony is just the beginning. This race really doesn’t have any good candidates but she would be the absolute worse superintendent. The entire left-wing Lexington-Richland Five board and administration support her, too.
Go Molly ! Since the state refuses to elect openly Democratic candidates, calling yourself a Republican is the best way to go. The GOP should not complain. These Dems turned Republican are keeping the spirit of the old Democratic party alive. Are they whores? who amongst us hasn’t sought the label of convenience to get thru life?
Not that good branding makes a good politician, Obama is living proof, but this woman has one of the worst logos I’ve ever seen. I’m surprised she hasn’t gotten a cease and desist from Wrigley’s Spearmint gum.