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Pat McKinney’s Absolutely Terrible Television Advertisement

“CRAZY EYES” ROLLS OUT THE PABLUM … Wealthy Lowcountry, S.C. developer Pat McKinney – S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s hand-picked lieutenant gubernatorial candidate – has launched his first ad of the 2014 GOP primary campaign. And it’s absolutely terrible … We have no idea how much money McKinney is putting behind…

“CRAZY EYES” ROLLS OUT THE PABLUM …

Wealthy Lowcountry, S.C. developer Pat McKinney – S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s hand-picked lieutenant gubernatorial candidate – has launched his first ad of the 2014 GOP primary campaign.

And it’s absolutely terrible …

We have no idea how much money McKinney is putting behind his first spot, but his opponents no doubt hope it’s every bit of the $723,000 he’s raised for this office (a total that includes a quarter million dollar loan).

Seriously … the ad starts with McKinney telling us “I’ve never run for office, so I’m going to have to talk fast.” And talk fast he does … telling us all about how he’s a successful businessman and committed Christian who will “work with Nikki Haley.”

All of those descriptors were no doubt tested via polling and focus groups well in advance to make sure they resonated with likely “Republican” primary voters … but there’s something (several things actually) off-putting about McKinney’s delivery.

He looks like he’s eighty years old. And has a noticeable gut. And crazy eyes.

Take a look/ listen for yourself …

(Click to play)

The most ridiculous line of the ad?

“When the career politicians try to grow government I’ll say no,” McKinney says.

Huh?

Note to McKinney: Dude, you are running for lieutenant governor. Assuming you win, the lowest-paid janitor at the S.C. State House will make more than you do – and probably have more power. More importantly the last time we checked your role model Nikki Haley wasn’t saying “no” to the career politicians’ big spending increases – she was approving them.

Anyway …

Typically there are enough dumb “Republican” primary voters to fall for an ad like this, but McKinney’s wild-eyed, used car salesman delivery – and his sagging waistline (and God only knows what else) don’t help his cause.

In fact this ad screams “cookie cutter.” And “don’t trust me.’

McKinney is seeking the GOP lieutenant gubernatorial nomination against former S.C. Attorney General Henry McMaster and businessman Mike Campbell (son of former S.C. Gov. Carroll Campbell). Fiscal moderate Bakari Sellers – a fourth-term state lawmaker from Bamberg, S.C. – is running for the post as a Democrat.

UPDATE: Well, well … looks like McKinney’s ad was produced by S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley’s consultant.

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55 comments

GrandTango May 6, 2014 at 9:15 am

It’s not bad at all. He just used terms that P!$$-off liberals: Like private-sector business owner and Christian….

Plus: he said he’ll work to grow jobs, not government. That is like slapping the living S#!* out of FITS and the liberals…Good job, Pat…And FITS, thanks for linking it, and attacking him. Both will help him.

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Smirks May 6, 2014 at 9:16 am

GT’s seal of approval pretty much warns the rest of us: Avoid At All Costs

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GrandTango May 6, 2014 at 9:25 am

Suck it: because I voted for Haley over Sheheen…and I won, while you are left sucking @$$…and if you live in SC, expect more disappointment.

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Smirks May 6, 2014 at 11:29 am

and if you live in SC, expect more disappointment.

Don’t worry, the good people of SC usually do thanks to guys like you.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein May 6, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Suck it:

Oh my….here we go again…..

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euwe max May 6, 2014 at 1:28 pm

old habits die hard.

Please Smirks, May 6, 2014 at 12:51 pm

Smirks and others, please don’t respond to GT as it simply causes another reply from him. GT is like the green fly that immediately lands on your fresh poop in the woods.

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euwe max May 6, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Damned Tango is like a political cartoon – it provides a little color to the forum to see his posts… they are perfect little caricatures that prove such opinions are not simply sarcastic plays on words, but actual opinions.

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Nölff May 6, 2014 at 3:31 pm

I come here everyday to read his stuff. He really goes off on people and it’s entertaining… with his capital letters and ellipses. He has a signature style. I don’t always agree with him, but I think he belongs here with the rest of us.

GrandTango May 6, 2014 at 9:28 am

https://www.facebook.com/all.Charleston

Will FITS have the Guts to post the video of this BRUTAL race-hate attack on a child? I bet FITS is too gutless, and beholding to Black Racist Democrats to post it…

And I also bet the liberals who suck Obama’s D!*k will not denounce the attack on the boy, because the child is white, and the punks beating him are white. You are FILTH to keep quiet about this.

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GrandTango May 6, 2014 at 3:46 pm

CRICKETS…

Hateful Liberals and GUTLESS FITS…FITS knows if he exposes real racism and brutal race-based violence toward a child, the liberals will de-insert their D*#ks from his mouth…

You run your F*#king mouths about justice and fairness…but when a REAL story about the true status of inequality is presented, you people P!$$ your panties…

I wonder if this happened to FITS son would it be irrelevant, and would he play the disgusting P*$$y and cower while they beat his family???…probably…

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jimlewisowb May 6, 2014 at 9:29 am

Another fucking cockroach crawls out of the sewers in the Holy City

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GrandTango May 6, 2014 at 9:42 am

Yeah, we know: You and FITS (and maybe Buz) are the only non-cockroaches on earth.

Better hope we don’t have a nuclear holocaust. You’ll will be the only Dumb@$$#$ killed (I bet y’all will have to think about that one for a while)….LMAO…

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Yosemittee Sam May 6, 2014 at 10:45 am

LMAO! Careful though.The ‘fly’ may and try and tie you into one of his delusional fantasies of illegal activities and corruption that the FBI,SLED,CIA,DOJ,DRAGNET,MAGNUM P.I. etc… are investigating and indictments are coming any day and people are going to jail and are going to have to resign and ….

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GrandTango May 6, 2014 at 10:53 am

LMAO…

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jimlewisowb May 6, 2014 at 11:37 am

C’mon GT – I have never ever referred to you as a cockroach

However I never knew you were a racist- LMAO- look ma another oreo

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southmauldin May 6, 2014 at 9:57 am

It doesn’t matter in this dumbass state. He mentioned being a Christian and loving Haley, so he is your next Lt. Gov.

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GrandTango May 6, 2014 at 9:59 am

Didn’t Obama say he is a Christian???…just like he was against gov’t sanctioned homosexual marriage???

Why do you hate a White man for a stance you drool over Obama for having? Are you an ignorant Racist???

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southmauldin May 6, 2014 at 10:12 am

What in the hell are you talking about, you dumb bastard? I’m a Christian and I guarantee that I’ve seen the inside of a church more in the past year than you have. I’m merely saying, you peabrain, that you can only be elected in SC if you try to outmaneuver you opponents by professing you are a bigger Christian than they are. Voters is SC are sheep who just need to see a couple of buzzwords to decide for whom to vote. See Haley for a prime example.

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GrandTango May 6, 2014 at 11:15 am

Why are you lying? Mr. McKinney did not try to “outmaneuver (his) opponents by professing (to be) a bigger Christian than they are”….

Too many people their faith is an important part of who they are. Look at Maj. Nadal Hassan. Obama ignored his commitment to faith, and more than a dozen Americans lost their lives, thanks to Obama’s ignorance. Same w/ Benghazi.

I WANT to know if you are a Christian or not. Of if you are a Christian, but act more like a Muslim, I want to know.

Words mean things. Like Obama (you can keep your coverage) if you’ll lie about one thing…what else are you lying about?

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euwe max May 6, 2014 at 2:22 pm

I WANT to know if you are a Christian or not. Of if you are a Christian, but act more like a Muslim, I want to know.
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…or if you act more like a Sikh?

snickering May 6, 2014 at 3:53 pm

Maybe Horrible Haley should act stupid. Oh Right she does. Haley bows at at the feet of Dumb Ass.

HEAL ! May 6, 2014 at 4:21 pm

He tells people he’s Christian so they’ll know that he’s generous, self-effacing, and follows the Beatitudes. The others will come around to bragging that they’re Christians, too. Like Jimmy Swaggart, Jim Bakker, James Dobson, Kenneth Copeland, Benny Hinn, Eddie Long, Joyce Meyer…. You know, the ones formerly or currently under federal investigation.

benedict crist ervin May 6, 2014 at 10:30 am

He did say he was a Christian-and then turned Egypt and Libya over to the Muslim Brotherhood.
He did say he was aginst government sanctioned homosexual marriage-to get re-elected czar-and then began using the DOJ to set forth policy sanction such.
Just like Tom Ervin will continue to say he is a conservative republican and IF elected push the Pelosi/Reid agenda after Sheheen and him pocket millions from the DNC to try and defeat Haley.

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GrandTango May 6, 2014 at 10:51 am

Great Post. You are correct. Well said.

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Centrist View May 6, 2014 at 11:04 am

@ 0:15: “I’ll support Governor Haley.”
Will this help or hurt McKinney @ at the ballot box.

@ 0:17: “Bring jobs to our state.”
How, and since when is this the Lt. Gov’s job?

@ 0:19: “And when the career politicians try to grow government I’ll say no,”

Unless he is casting the tie breaking vote in the SC Senate, how will he do anything besides saying “No” to stop them from growing government.

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Smirks May 6, 2014 at 2:34 pm

Unless he is casting the tie breaking vote in the SC Senate, how will
he do anything besides saying “No” to stop them from growing
government.

He will bravely and selflessly make sure no one else gets the Lt. Gov. salary during his time in office.

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Holycityboozehound May 6, 2014 at 11:06 am

He has those crazy eyes, dont trust people with crazy eyes

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junior justice May 6, 2014 at 11:26 am

Unless she is really hot and is already undressed down to her bra and panties.

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BobbyRomano May 6, 2014 at 11:21 am

That’s a pretty accurate analysis.

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jurisdoc May 6, 2014 at 11:38 am

Could have been worse. Could have flashed a picture of ol horse face across the screen.

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Rachel May 6, 2014 at 11:49 am

What a total dickhead

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Gamecocks1300 May 6, 2014 at 12:21 pm

Honest question. Do you think he knows what the duties of Lt Gov are?

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Slartibartfast May 6, 2014 at 9:56 pm

Well, everyone should know that the most important job is driving “real fast.”

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This just in. . . May 6, 2014 at 12:29 pm

n Landmark Decision, Supreme Court Strikes Down Main Reason Country Was Started

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) — In what legal experts are calling a landmark decision, on Monday the United States Supreme Court struck down what many believe to be the main reason the country was started.

By a five-to-four vote, the Court eliminated what grade-school children have traditionally been taught was one of the key rationales for founding the United States in the first place.

“The separation of church and state has been a cornerstone of American democracy for over two hundred years,” said Justice Samuel Alito, writing for the majority. “Getting rid of it was long overdue.”

Calling the decision “historic,” Justice Antonin Scalia was guarded in predicting what the Court might accomplish next.

“Last year, we gutted the Voting Rights Act, and today we did the First Amendment,” he said. “We’ll just have to see what’s left.”

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Philip Branton May 6, 2014 at 12:40 pm

Mr. Folks………..you know what you need to do. Find out who advised and scripted this spot. Name some freakin’ names. We feel certain that this man is “nice” and is just being led around by the nose. Obviously, since this man has been in business for 40 years, he knows how to take care of customers. So, how is he really going to take care of taxpayers (or the elderly) if he gets the Guv lite job.

Just think Wil, this man has obviously watched this video of himself. All he has to do is take a laptop to church and ask a few fellow parishioners if that video makes them run and get a pencil to write his name on something.

Hopefully his next video is full of Harrell “fire and Brimstone”….~!!!

Better yet, he needs to ask US Senator Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott if they know how to spend money on SAND at Folly Beach…!!! ….or on WInd Turbines….??

This guy could be a Nancy Mace ……lamb…..!!!!

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Jubilate Deo May 6, 2014 at 12:43 pm

The instant McKinney called himself a “committed Christian” I threw him into the pot with the other political hypocrites.

His fat, sagging stomach provided a visual negative.

I don’t know Bakari Sellers but will vote for him for this do-nothing position.

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vicupstate May 6, 2014 at 6:40 pm

The purple robe would disguise his stomach. Maybe that is why he is running.

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vicupstate May 6, 2014 at 6:40 pm

The purple robe would disguise his stomach. Maybe that is why he is running.

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orangeburghistan May 6, 2014 at 7:01 pm

Yea…must be nice to have a dad who can just wash a DUI away…

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Gregory Geddings May 6, 2014 at 12:48 pm

Baby looks like a mini version of Rush Limbaugh. A $5,000 suit and Cuban cigar would complete the image…

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Nölff May 6, 2014 at 1:21 pm

I give him props for getting that many wedge issues into 30 seconds.

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SCBlues May 6, 2014 at 1:38 pm

“Fast talking” and “committed Christian” are both big red flags for me coming from a politician . . .

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euwe max May 6, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Why doesn’t Nikki run on being a “committed Sikh?”

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snickering May 6, 2014 at 3:50 pm

GOOD ONE….LOL

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Slartibartfast May 6, 2014 at 9:50 pm

Probably because she can’t find anyone committed to “Hide” with her – and then, there’s the conjunction thing in the middle.

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Jesus loves you May 6, 2014 at 4:34 pm

“Supporting Guvna Haley” isn’t a red flag?

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euwe max May 6, 2014 at 1:41 pm

We should elect people from India with H1B visas

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Dolph May 6, 2014 at 2:37 pm

What grain did he grind to get Nikki’s endorsement? Anyhow, an endorsement by her is a net negative.

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Name of the Game May 6, 2014 at 4:01 pm

McKinney,Campbell,McMaster?

I mean,Really,whats the damn differece?This stooge, a dumbo whose been living on his Daddy’s name for years and an old loser looking for a retirement home.

I guess the only good thing about it all is,who really gives a dman who is LBJ?

As for Bakari Selkers,only a damn fool would think a Black Democrat can be elected to statewide office in SC.

Nope.The next LG. Is one of these clowns.

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EMK May 6, 2014 at 6:15 pm

I wonder if he helps Nikki with her personal affairs. Has Nikki affairs?

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Rufus Shaka Kahan May 6, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Good Lawd…..this guy should just have his face sewn to Haleys asshole. ..WTF?

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Guest 101 May 6, 2014 at 5:35 pm

Bad advertisement – I’m turned off immediately. Probably not a bad guy, but this ad doesn’t do it for me. And clearly supporting Haley is supporting continued government growth and expansion. I have a feeling that if this candidate was given a test on SC government he would likely fail.

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Slartibartfast May 6, 2014 at 9:42 pm

One of the worst things that has happened over the past few years is the availability of cookie-cutter political ads. You provide the candidate’s name, the name of the opposition, and three “facts,” with a visual for each “fact.” They provide a cheap script and an even cheaper announcer, who usually sounds like molasses poured over a rotating knife sharpener. For an extra fee, you can have them do some oppositional research, but that gets pricey. If the company places the spots, the ad is free or really cheap.

The fine art of political commercial creation exists, but only in the lurch. SC has only one good political consultant, but he’s taken. I haven’t seen one good political ad, yet.

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Native Ink May 7, 2014 at 8:34 am

I saw his ad for the first time. Yeah, it was definitely off-kilter. But voters in S.C. seem to like their politicians to act like they have the intelligence and sophistication of little boys. That’s why they are called Good old BOYS. McKinney acts like a rich, fat, simple-minded child, so he should do just fine.

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