SC

On Nikki Haley’s National Star …

… AND THE REAL REASON IT IS WANING Not long ago, FITS founding editor Will Folks met BuzzFeed reporter McKay Coppins at an indie coffee house in downtown Columbia, S.C. The two had a wide-ranging discussion, most of it off the record, about S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley and her 2014 reelection…

… AND THE REAL REASON IT IS WANING

Not long ago, FITS founding editor Will Folks met BuzzFeed reporter McKay Coppins at an indie coffee house in downtown Columbia, S.C. The two had a wide-ranging discussion, most of it off the record, about S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley and her 2014 reelection effort.

Last week Folks and McKay had another conversation – again, focusing on Haley’s reelection and her national ambitions for 2016 and beyond.

As we wrote several months ago, Haley’s national star is on the wane … and Coppins interviewed our founding editor for a sprawling piece in BuzzFeed that basically confirmed that contention.

“After emerging victorious from a circus-like primary fight in 2010, pundits moved quickly to hype her as a rising Republican star, with one Newsweek cover anointing her ‘The Face of the New South’ months before she was even elected,” Coppins wrote in his Haley tome. “And yet, four years later, as she glides through an uncontested primary on Tuesday and stands poised for re-election, Haley has all but vanished from the national stage.”

Coppins next revelation is perhaps the most damaging to Haley …

“I don’t think she’d survive a vet for vice president,” one advisor to a 2016 GOP hopeful told Coppins. “I would absolutely put her on my list for political reasons, but I am telling you right now that I would stay away from her like the plague.”

Yikes …

Coppins’ piece also delves back into Haley’s 2010 extramarital affair with Folks – providing the relationship with an extensive treatment that no doubt elicited groans from the governor’s office.

No surprise there … but Coppins’ focus also elicited a few groans from FITS headquarters (momentarily located on the beach at Pawleys Island, S.C.).

How come? Well, Coppins’ story raised the affair drama again as part of the “cesspool” of Palmetto politics that he concludes is holding Haley back from achieving the national fame she deserves. The headline of his piece – “How The Worst Political State In The Country Ruined The Republican Party’s Best Hope” – says all you need to know about his vantage point.

But is “dirty politics” really what’s holding Haley back?

No …

Haley’s own dishonestyhypocrisy and incompetence is doing that … to say nothing of the fiction that is her “economic miracle.”

In fact her 2010 and 2014 rival – S.C. Sen. Vincent Sheheen (D-Columbia) – has made no mention of the governor’s affair(s) in either of his two campaigns, although he has challenged Haley to release the taxpayer-funded emails she has kept hidden from public view for the last four years.

Democrats have plenty of material to use against Haley of the governor’s own making … material that has nothing to do with her past lovers.

Coppins is an excellent reporter – and a far more gifted writer than we are. But to blame Nikki Haley’s descending national trajectory on “dirty politics” in her home state is to overlook a litany of wounds the governor has inflicted on herself.

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130 comments

I can haz cheezburger June 11, 2014 at 10:13 am

Nikki might be getting gold stars in the GOP’s school, but she’s still taking the short bus to get to school.

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Dice Man June 11, 2014 at 10:13 am

I’m sure once Will’s book is published, Nikki will have a plethora of post-gubernatorial staff positions coming her way.

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CNSYD June 11, 2014 at 10:40 am

Will’s writing a book? Who knew!

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junior justice June 11, 2014 at 11:35 am

Perhaps Will is going to present the first copy (autographed, of course, with a personal ‘personal’ message) to Nikki about two minutes after she is sworn in on inauguration day. Just perhaps!

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CorruptionInColumbia June 11, 2014 at 10:23 am

I really hope that she is gone after November, but I feel like the two candidates opposing her will work against each-other. It is going to be a long four years for SC if she goes back in, just like it is going to be an even longer six years with Miss Lindsey attacking freedom and liberty for the American Citizen and taxpayer, as well as doing his damnedest to start WWIII.

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Darla June 11, 2014 at 10:36 am

chances are she will win again because the voters in this state never learn a lesson and they love being far right. don’t forget the same people in the GOP today had grandparents who were Jim Crow democrats and who did not care for the advancement of civil rights. the folks here in SC do NOT like progress in the sociological realm. that is the way it is. period. and they have that right.

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anon June 11, 2014 at 11:13 am

Not all movement is progress. SC voters need to be convinced that the alternative is better than the status quo. Right now, the voters would rather remain constipated then hazard a loose and dehydrating bowel movement. The Obama administration policies are scaring us witless. His call of “Forward” has set us back and divided us.
Haley is just another charlatan politician saying whatever is politically expedient to get her base to vote for her and then receive the spoils from her contributors and special interest groups. She could perform this service as a democrat or a republican. She just happens to be in SC.

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CorruptionInColumbia June 11, 2014 at 12:44 pm

Very well stated, anon!!!!!

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Hoops Jones June 11, 2014 at 1:03 pm

You appear confused. Just vote for everybody on your ballot.

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Jamie Crater June 11, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Obama is worse than a Cancer on America!

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Hoops Jones June 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Not sure about that. Worse than Hitler, not Cancer.

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Jamie Crater June 11, 2014 at 1:55 pm

He will have an affect that is as devastating as Cancer. Watch and learn! Germany bounced back.

a face in the crowd June 11, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Just shut the fuck up. Obama took over a country engaged in two wars, its economy decimated by Republican morons. Your idiotic ramblings are of no use.

Jamie Crater June 11, 2014 at 10:18 pm

You are a face in the crowd without a brain. Obama has destroyed America along with idiot liberal Democrats.

john June 12, 2014 at 6:42 am

No George Bush destroyed American. Clinton left the white house with a surplus. Bush left us in a recession. Obama will be blame by many. But what about the done Nothing Congress.

South Carolina is so bias and racists. So many of you hate the man but many of your family members receive governmental aide because of the struggle and maybe also.

truthmonger June 12, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Ooohh. A Baracki insurgent!

Seriously, Obama is a bad President. No personal integrity, and complete disdain for the law. Only thing worse is Holder. Not a fan of corporate Republicans, but the party as a whole is a bit closer to the center (where I am) than the Democrats.

bamberger June 12, 2014 at 3:23 pm

I am not a Haley fan, and have never been, but I do kinda feel sorry for her. Maybe her family can convince her to seek help because mental illness is a very sad disease.

WW June 11, 2014 at 2:09 pm

Amen! And Haley is worse than a cancer on SC! Throw in Joe Wilson and Jim Clyburn and the cancer is to the bone!

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snickering June 13, 2014 at 10:05 pm

Rita Jenrette is going to be VERY upset she and her Ex (John) the were not listed at the Top of the list of untouchables. A footnote would have leave them happy. Just to be written in a book would be an insult. Love in the Afternoon or day. I could go on and on but it’s past my bed time.

WW June 11, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Thank GOD, some of you are beginning to catch on and wake up!

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snickering June 11, 2014 at 2:33 pm

They had to be given GHB (Date Rape Drug) and are now waking up.

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Barock June 11, 2014 at 2:21 pm

I’m for my long lost sis Nikki! We govern you peasants and I taught her how to spin, lie and take care of herself and our family. All of you can kiss our tawny brown butts!!!

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TontoBubbaGoldstein June 11, 2014 at 10:11 pm Reply
RogueElephant June 12, 2014 at 9:45 am

“loose and dehydrating bowel movement.” Best description I ever heard of the Democrat Party.

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Jamie Crater June 11, 2014 at 12:46 pm

Jim Crow Democrats! Do you mean like Fritz Hollings and those who attend the Galivants Ferry Stump meeting every year? Do you mean like Sheheen who supports Obama every step of the way and a Democrat Caucus who booed the name of God? You are on the money there Darla!

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snickering June 11, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Haley looks at a mirror and still does not see.

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Thomas June 11, 2014 at 4:08 pm

The anti-social progress folks as you describe are not the ones who will vote for Nikki. They are the ones who voted against Sen Graham yesterday. But. The 400,000 plus public workers in this state enrolled in the SC Retirement System and given a 5% raise since 2012 and are on the cusp of having their gratuitous SC tax payer subsidized healthcare plans exempted from Obamacare mandates will be the votes cast in November reelecting Gov Haley and Sen Graham. The “the folks here in SC (that) do NOT like progress in the sociological realm” types are outnumbered 2 to 1. Rep Mulvaney sponsored this bill in the US House and Sen Graham is co-sponsoring in the US Senate.

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John June 11, 2014 at 10:37 am

What self-promotion! The article cites Will as the reason she won’t survive vetting, and then Will turns around and says that is the biggest part of the story.

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southmauldin June 11, 2014 at 11:06 am

At least our economy will benefit from the thousands of dollars people will spend when Caribou Barbie shows up to endorse her BFF. Hope Haley wears antiperspirant this time. I hear she has to dry clean that suit twice that year.

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Bible Thumper June 11, 2014 at 11:10 am

Bad news for Haley. No longer fastest growing economy on the East Coast. She will have to change her ads. Just released this morning:
South Carolina GDP 2013 +1.2%
USA GDP 2013 +1.8%
Southeast GDP 2013 +1.6%

http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/gdp_state/gsp_newsrelease.htm

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Bible Thumper June 11, 2014 at 11:25 am

Even worse news for Haley. 2012 GDP growth has been revised down from +2.7% to +1.5%.

See Table 1. Real GDP by State, 2010-2013
http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/gdp_state/2014/pdf/gsp0614.pdf

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EJB June 11, 2014 at 12:26 pm

The problem with looking at “A” number is that after a while they quit working to improve the things that create the number and start working on “THE” number. Similar to unemployment, they find ways to quit counting people that are unemployed and other shenanigans to show how “low” unemployment is. Start looking at labor participation rate and employment rate and you realize we are still hurting, badly. Anyone that doesn’t recognize that is either working for a relative or is deliberately ignoring the facts.

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Bible Thumper June 11, 2014 at 12:46 pm

Agreed. That is why I always compare “A” number for SC to the national average and other states. You also have to wonder about the large revisions.

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Tank June 11, 2014 at 12:06 pm

I stopped reading the BuzzFeed article when it said “She hasn’t been at the center of a major scandal”.

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I ?? Haley June 11, 2014 at 12:14 pm

Tango’s gonna get pissy and slap the dicks (metaphorically, of course) out of your mouth.

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Rocky June 11, 2014 at 12:16 pm

She’s about as possible as a tick on your butt.

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Dolph June 11, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Ok, Buzzfeed brought up Haley’s affairs with Folks & Marchant, and SC’s no-holds-barred political atmosphere going back 300 years. Question is: Does she swallow?

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CorruptionInColumbia June 11, 2014 at 12:48 pm

… and does she do anal?

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Jamie Crater June 11, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Would you folks answer the same question of your wives?

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Smirks June 11, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Nah, my woman don’t do anal. Sucks, I know.

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CorruptionInColumbia June 11, 2014 at 3:06 pm

Yah, same here.
:-(

Jamie Crater, Yeah, I’d probably get one of those flashing portable signs and put it up in the yard if she did. Hey, ya gotta brag a little on the few good things you have in life.

Jamie Crater June 11, 2014 at 10:20 pm

You just have no respect for your wife or most probably any women!

euwe max June 12, 2014 at 2:42 am

Sounds like they *do* have respect for their wives, since obviously they’d like to, but won’t make a stink about it.

Mickie June 11, 2014 at 9:44 pm

Anal is yucky and gross. I’ve done it with a girlfriend in college but don’t recommend it. BTW, I’ll bet Folks isn’t publishing his tell-all about the Nikki affair because his wife told him she’d cut off his nuts if he did such a thing.

Rats.

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CorruptionInColumbia June 12, 2014 at 5:53 am

You must have picked the wrong chick if it was yucky and gross.

Pro tip: If she has diarrhea, you may want to abstain from that for a few days.

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Bible Thumper June 11, 2014 at 12:40 pm

(Folks, a self-described libertarian, told BuzzFeed he did offer political advice to Sheheen, but that the subject of the alleged affair never came up in their conversation. Sheheen has said he will focus on Haley’s record, not her personal life.)
I know how Folks can help Sheheen. Folks should lie about an affair with Sheheen. It worked for Haley.

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Jamie Crater June 11, 2014 at 12:48 pm

You folks need to speak about your wives,OK!

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Thanks for the Tip June 11, 2014 at 1:18 pm

I think I will hop over to BuzzFeed and if there is no sign of a Tango or Big-T, and especially a Ravenel, I may just stay.

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Beachtiger0412 June 11, 2014 at 2:06 pm

Voters in SC for the R and not the person – they are like a bunch of lemmings – republicans would follow each other over the cliff just because another republican said do it – they are not smart enough to think for themselves and vote for the person and not the R.

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Lee Padgett June 11, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Haley is still a star!! The Republican Govs Ass. just congratulated her on a primary win! Oh, wait! What primary win?

http://www.abcnews4.com/story/25744514/republican-governors-association-congratulates-haley-on-primary-win

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Sandi Morals June 11, 2014 at 2:47 pm

‘traitor’Tommy Bowe Ervin got them signatures turned in yet? Seems like a lot of work for 2% of the vote and for the $420,000 he loaned his campaign?

His wife, attorney Kathryn Williams, has contributed $4,500 to Sheheen’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign and $50,000 to the S.C. Democratic Party that same year, according to state records.
Oh my! Guess we know the game plan. Ervin and the old lady trying to elect Sheheen.
As they always say…just follow the money!

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Lee Padgett June 11, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Please show where she has donated 50K to the Democrat Party. Ethics filings do not show her making a contribution of such and she has donated to many Repuglican candidates (intentional sp there). Hell she has given money to Mike Fair so that should get your morals oozing..

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Sandi Morals June 11, 2014 at 3:17 pm

http://www.thestate.com/…/tom-ervin-jumps-out-of-gop-governors.html

Apr 11, 2014 … When he joined the race late last month, political experts gave Ervin little shot of … He has donated to GOP candidates in recent years, but his wife, … 2010 gubernatorial campaign and $50,000 to the S.C. Democratic Party …

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Lee Padgett June 11, 2014 at 3:22 pm

tap tap tap!!! No where in the SC Ethics filings does is show Kathryn Williams giving any money to the SC Democrat Party any money. PLEASE SHOW!! She is all over the board with her contributions. Lee Bright. Sheheen Clemmons Fair and the list goes on BUT THERE IS NOT A DIME TO THE SC DEMOCRAT PARTY.

Sandi Morals June 11, 2014 at 3:40 pm

I provided the link. I would suggest you contact the source of the story.I don’t have time to do other’s homework. I believe I struck a nerve.
I notice you didn’t dispute the $4500 contribution to Sheheen? Wonder how much they gave Haley? :-)

Lee Padgett June 11, 2014 at 4:09 pm

Hello? Anyone home? You made the accusation honey. YOU need to back it up and not some blogger. I have looked on the SC ETHICS Filings and have seen to whom she donated money and the Democrat Party was not a recipient of a penny. So either back off the claim or provide documented proof!

Bible Thumper June 11, 2014 at 4:10 pm

Look above ^

Lee Padgett June 11, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Why are u here?

GrandTango June 11, 2014 at 4:23 pm

To show you up.

So often, people just ignore your protestations. Because even when proof is offered, you just double-down on the lies (see Lee Padgett)…

Lee Padgett June 11, 2014 at 4:26 pm

LOLOL.. You are so clever. I am laughing so hard I must go now. See ya troll!

Fork In Electro Socket June 11, 2014 at 4:29 pm

See, sometimes GT gets extra special after elections if you know what I mean…

GrandTango June 11, 2014 at 4:37 pm

You people never get excited. Just the same old boring, brain-dead lies and Bull-S#!*…it’s why your election loses in SC are worse each time.

Your dumb@$$ voters hardly even came out yesterday. That does excite me when you QUIT…because you know you are failed, before you even try.

It’s why Padgett is trying to lie about who, and what, Ervin is…you have no chance w/o deceit or corruption.

Lee Padgett June 11, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Why don’t you go the the SC Ethics website and check and see to whom Mr. Ervin has donated. As well as the catalyst for this bizarre thread of comments. I stand my ground I am right and am waiting on some of you to prove your statements. With REAL websites and not some blogger accusations. Also, I would not vote for the man but when you make accusations such as the ones Mrs. Lack of Morals made then be prepared to put your scripture where your mouth is. Plain and simple. Here I will save you a few google steps. http://apps.sc.gov/PublicReporting/Index.aspx

Bible Thumper June 11, 2014 at 4:59 pm

From Your LINK. Ethics Commission $46,500.00 See link at bottom. YOU ARE PUNKED!!

Contributions

Contribution Results

Name: Williams, Kathryn

Cand./Comm.: South Carolina Democratic Party – Operating Disclosure
Contribution Search Results DateAmount ($)

10/20/2010 $6,500.00

10/29/2010 $10,000.00

10/29/2010 $30,000.00

http://apps.sc.gov/PublicReporting/Contributions/ContributorFinalResults.aspx

Lee Padgett June 11, 2014 at 7:04 pm

Well that was not easy to find. Could not follow your directions tho. What link at the bottom. I was proven wrong and I have no problem admitting that and apologizing. She still has given considerable money to Repugs.. Including McMaster when he was challenging Princess Slutina..

Lee Padgett June 11, 2014 at 7:08 pm

And I could not figure out which “bottom” link you were referring to. I did find it through another maze. And on 10/20/10 she gave 3500 to the Dems.. Totaling the 50K …

Bible Thumper June 11, 2014 at 7:16 pm

I can follow link on a PC. Haven’t been able to do it on a smart phone. I’m suspicious about Ervin’s motivation. Was she pro Sheheen or anti Haley before she was governor? Is he trying to help Sheheen?

euwe max June 12, 2014 at 2:39 am

I can follow link on a PC. Haven’t been able to do it on a smart phone.

——-
you can’t copy the link to the clipboard on a smart phone? *which* smart phone?

Wasting time June 12, 2014 at 9:22 pm

You’re trying to help someone that has an ID10-T error, good luck.

TontoBubbaGoldstein June 11, 2014 at 8:32 pm

I was proven wrong and I have no problem admitting that and apologizing.

Mad props to you, sir.

Wish more folks were like you.

euwe max June 12, 2014 at 2:37 am

Are you kidding???

That would mean the end of politics as we know it!

Sandi Morals June 11, 2014 at 9:42 pm

I forgive you for apparently being an ignorant liar and threatening me.
‘traitor’ Tommy and his ugly old lady can give money to those that support muslim Obama’s agenda to destroy America if they wish.
In my opinion, no reasonable person could deny that Ervin and his ugly old lady are trying to elect Sheheen. Again, follow the money.
One does have to question his self-identified card carrying Republican Party fiscal conservative credentials when he has apparently loaned his campaign $420,000 for what will end up being about 2% of the electorate in November.
Per the alleged 20,000 signatures that is $21 per signature. I could have done it for $10 per signature (1 pack of smokes and a six pack of Milwaukee Best Ice or a pint of Thunderbird). :-)

GrandTango June 11, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Bible Thumper PUNKED your @$$…Idiot..Admit it…

Lee Padgett June 11, 2014 at 4:23 pm

You simpleton. Not PUNKED. Still waiting for proof that she donated to the SC Democrat party and all i keep getting is flatulence from you three and who the f@#k invited you to the party anyways?

GrandTango June 11, 2014 at 4:24 pm

Truth arbiter invited me….

Lee Padgett June 11, 2014 at 4:25 pm

sorry he just called and said he was mistaken. so please go home..

Sandi Morals June 11, 2014 at 3:49 pm

downwithtyranny.blogspot.com/…/is-south-carolina-ready-for-democratic. html

Apr 13, 2014 … When he joined the race late last month, political experts gave Ervin little shot of … but his wife, … 2010 gubernatorial campaign and $50,000 to the S.C. Democratic Party …
I felt sorry for you! :-)

Bible Thumper June 11, 2014 at 4:02 pm

Not $50,000 but Ervin and Williams contributed to the Party and Democrats including:
John Edwards (D)
MOORE, THOMAS L (D)
MCGILL, J YANCEY (D)
GLOVER, MAGGIE (D)
PINCKNEY, CLEMENTA (D)
KNOTTS, JAKE (R)
MOVEON.ORG POLITICAL ACTION
DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE on 03/29/10
JANICE HAHN (D) FOR CONGRESS on 06/15/11

http://data.influenceexplorer.com/contributions/#Y29udHJpYnV0b3JfZnQ9S0FUSFJZTiUyMFdJTExJQU1TJm9yZ2FuaXphdGlvbl9mdD1LYXRocnluJTIwV2lsbGlhbXMlMjBQYSZjeWNsZT0yMDA0JmdlbmVyYWxfdHJhbnNhY3Rpb25fdHlwZT1zdGFuZGFyZA==

FIND: Williams
http://www.city-data.com/elec2/elec-CLEMSON-SC.html

FIND: Williams
http://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/pacgave2.php?cycle=2004%E2%80&cmte=C00007658

Lee Padgett June 11, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Sandi MORALS said the SC Democrat Party, I searched the Ethics filings and nothing there. And if you look at the SC ethics website you will see KW has donated across the board. To the farthest of the right to the farthest of the left.

GrandTango June 11, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Face it Dumb@$$…You got caught denying what you (and Ervin) are..You Stupid F*#k…quit trying to squirm out of it…Hahahaha…

Bible Thumper June 11, 2014 at 4:27 pm

2004-08-5 $10,000.00 ERVIN, TOM J SC DEMOCRATIC PARTY

FIRST LINK FIRST LINE Tom not Kathryn/Katherine

GrandTango June 11, 2014 at 4:15 pm

BT just slapped the S#*t out of your Stupid @$$…Dumb@$$…LMAO….

Lee Padgett June 11, 2014 at 4:18 pm

Go back to your rock…. He did not slap any symbols off of me. I have been through her contributions on the Ethics website not these other things that what’s his name pulled up but the authority in this State. So until someone can show me what I missed then you three bible thumping trolls can all climb under your rock or go to your moms basement and have fun…

GrandTango June 11, 2014 at 4:22 pm

When you liberals don’t like the facts, you just LIE. Do you think anyone, except the other idiot liberals, believe you?

GrandTango June 11, 2014 at 4:14 pm

LMAO. I don’t care that you are Ignorant and Failed F*#Ks…The voters in SC know what you are..and we don’t elect you…

But why do you have to LIE all the time? Are you so F*#king Stupid you think we don’t know…or are YOU So F*#king stupid you believe the Bull$#!t from the SCDP they feed you Dumb@$$#$…???

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Deo Vindice SC June 11, 2014 at 8:13 pm

and the path leads to ? Nikki ! Great win for you .

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euwe max June 12, 2014 at 2:33 am

The Republican Govs Ass
——–
… her primary asset

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snickering June 11, 2014 at 2:59 pm

Mia Culpa everyone-I had a very long night and I was dancing when they announced Cantor LOST. DANCE IT OUT BEFORE THE TEA PARTY Forbids dancing.

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GrandTango June 11, 2014 at 4:10 pm

Conservatives just don’t like Just killing babies, post-birth…like you and that nasty bast@*d president and your NAZI @$$ like to do…

Why don’t you just admit you put no value on life, if it gets in the way of your dope-smoking and D*#k-sucking???…Why do you lie about who Conservatives are..and what you are?????…You Brain-Dead, Cliched F*#k…

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Smirks June 11, 2014 at 7:19 pm

Republicans like killing babies post-birth, they just wait 18-25 years after and do it in the Middle East. More profitable for their masters that way.

George Carlin pointed this out ages ago.

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Bible Thumper June 11, 2014 at 7:23 pm

It should be the woman’s choice whether it’s 21 weeks or 21 years.

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euwe max June 12, 2014 at 2:32 am

I agree – mothers should have to sign the enlistment paperwork.

GrandTango June 12, 2014 at 11:28 am

Which one is volunteer you pathetic evil, murderous piece of $#!*…???

Not to mention: Did Hillary and John Kerry vote to go to war vs Iraq?…are they Republicans???… you lying, myth-based @$$hole…

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Deo Vindice SC June 11, 2014 at 8:12 pm

Nazi’s are love Tango. Seig-Heil. !

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GrandTango June 11, 2014 at 4:06 pm

It’s sad that liberals have Screamed that sexism kept women from elected office, throughout… history. Then when a woman gets elected, like Haley, you have Filthy Democrat Dirty Trick Sluts -like Coppins- attacking them, using a bottom-feeding piece of $#!* like FITS, who will do anything to stay on the Gravy train his government-check-gobbling Daddy mastered, decades ago.

Nothing changes in the liberal legacy pledges of the privileged, government class. Except who they slime to feed their greed…

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Sharon June 11, 2014 at 4:31 pm

And the voters are going to stay away from Haley like the plague this year as well.

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Sandi Morals June 11, 2014 at 7:16 pm

I have changed my mind, I think Tom is the right candidate and I plan in voting for this great public servant. To all my detractors I apologized for being such a asshole and now see Haley for what she is a self serving, lying backstabbing idiot who will do anything to get back in the state funded penthouse.

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Bible Thumper June 11, 2014 at 7:20 pm

Your not well known enough to have detractors. Can I get things started and be your first?

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Sandi Morals June 11, 2014 at 9:50 pm

That was a ‘fake’ Sandi Morals however yes you may! :-)

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euwe max June 12, 2014 at 10:20 am

How can you tell?

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Sandi Morals June 11, 2014 at 11:08 pm

Actually I cant make my mind up but I am leaning toward voting for Tom Now.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein June 11, 2014 at 7:18 pm

No surprise there … but Coppins’ focus also elicited a few groans from FITS headquarters (momentarily located on the beach at Pawleys Island, S.C.).

For God’s sake, man!!!!
What if your wife or kids walked in on you????

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euwe max June 12, 2014 at 2:29 am

…you mean you don’t lock the door to your home office?

*gasp*

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CorruptionInColumbia June 12, 2014 at 6:00 am

Isn’t that what happened to David Beasley the time Mary Wood was said to have walked into his office and caught him riding his press secretary or like personage on his Governor’s desk?

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euwe max June 12, 2014 at 9:44 am

*always* lock the door when creative processes are being lubricated!

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Deo Vindice SC June 11, 2014 at 7:50 pm

I like it. If Nikki wins, you loose. The office she is in will be a benefit for all, LOL.

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Tom Dane June 11, 2014 at 8:29 pm

Is Nikki worse than Cancer, Hitler, Chlamydia?

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Tomocchio June 11, 2014 at 9:41 pm

Who thinks Nikki has a nice ass??

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Insect June 11, 2014 at 9:51 pm

Just happened to be here when this question got posted.

Nikki’s ass is sublime, absolutely perfect.

Tomato shaped, firm, perfectly proportioned, with a pair of hips that would sink a battleship, and legs that are taken from the realm of the perfect Greek goddess. From her waist down, Nikki scores a perfect A+.

Above that is a different matter — different scores.

But she is definitely gorgeous and knows it.

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junior justice June 11, 2014 at 10:15 pm

So now we know —- insects do dream!

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euwe max June 12, 2014 at 2:27 am

“take it all, bitch!”

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ted June 12, 2014 at 11:29 am

Bet Lillian does.

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Slartibartfast June 11, 2014 at 9:56 pm

When I was young, I actually believed that the ills of the world could be cured. Now that I know what a complete load that idea is, I look for ways of getting rid of the worst ones. Today’s Democrats make the choice an easy one. Am I a cynic? You bet. And why not, even the “Mad’st thou look” commercial is bad grammar.

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euwe max June 12, 2014 at 2:26 am

I look for ways of getting rid of the worst ones.

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You are probably going to despair of that, as well.. when you remove the ones on top that have mold on them, you find that the ones closer to the bottom are increasingly rotten, not more fresh.

Removing bad apples isn’t going to improve the rest of them.

You’ve got a whole supply chain that’s removing the best apples before you get a chance to pick one out.. but there’s a never ending supply of bad ones to choose from when you start to sort them.

It’s a training exercise – reject the apples you’re offered, and you’ll get increasingly bad apples until you stop being so picky.

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Slartibartfast June 12, 2014 at 8:03 am

Excellent metaphor.

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euwe max June 13, 2014 at 7:27 am

The shame is, no honest, well-adjusted person could faithfully represent the full range of ideas presented by the coalition of the dickheads. The Republican platform is a schizophrenic amalgam of various hates thrown together in a childish “enemy of my enemy” marriage of strange bedfellows.

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Slartibartfast June 13, 2014 at 3:02 pm

“sophistication and aplomb.” ..and a VERY scary avatar..

Guest June 13, 2014 at 6:34 pm

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Slartibartfast June 14, 2014 at 11:36 pm

Of course. So sad. He was an excellent actor.

euwe max June 15, 2014 at 12:00 am

It’s about sending a message.

GrandTango June 12, 2014 at 11:37 am

We know…Only you, Boz, FITS and Sanford can do anything right…

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euwe max June 13, 2014 at 7:24 am

Excellently crafted piece of prose, DT! …now I know why everyone says your posts contain the most original ideas on this forum! I’m going to award you four dick sucking metaphors for content and five shifted number key symbols for originality for this one!

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Larry Bishop June 11, 2014 at 11:12 pm

Richland DSS Director Leaving Post

Under Stroup, child protective services caseworkers were found to have too many cases. Haley’s leadership is sinking fast

http://www.wltx.com/story/news/local/2014/06/11/richland-dss-director-leaving-post/10345911/

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euwe max June 12, 2014 at 3:01 am

The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

No.. it’s just waning.

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junior justice June 12, 2014 at 6:57 pm

‘No.. it’s just waning.’

Off the subject but can anyone remember the circumstances of the clash between Judge Ito and Johnny Cochran’s use of the term “waxing or waning”?

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euwe max June 13, 2014 at 7:21 am

MS. CLARK: Your Honor, there’s one other thing. Two other things. No. 1, we had made a motion for judicial notice on the phase of the moon on June the 12th, and the court granted that motion. So I’d ask that the court–I don’t know if the court has it. I have it with me. If the court would read that to the jury prior to the People conditionally resting on rebuttal. And also, the People have made–

THE COURT: All right. I think what you need to do then is make a formal request in front of the jury that the court take judicial notice of that particular phase of the moon.

MS. CLARK: Yes. And I just wanted to make sure–

THE COURT: Is there any objection? That was a request that was made quite some time ago.

MR. COCHRAN: I missed part of it.

MS. CLARK: Judicial notice of the phase of the moon on June 12th.

THE COURT: Submitted?

MR. COCHRAN: Phase of the moon? What’s the word? “Increasing”? There was “Waning,” “Waxing,” remember that word? There was some question about what you were going to do about “Waning” and “Waxing.”

THE COURT: I was going to tell them what the appropriate term is, “Waning” and “Waxing,” and I assume, since that is a common term, the jurors will know what that means.

MS. CLARK: Anyway, the proposed sentence is here your Honor; on June 12th, 1994, the moon was a cres–we have as a crescent moon with 12 percent. Why not just say then on June the 12th, 1994, the moon was a waxing crescent moon with 12 percent of the moon surface illuminated? And that will satisfy both sides I think.

THE COURT: Fine.

MS. CLARK: And I’ll submit that to the court so you have your script in front of you.

THE COURT: Thank you.

MS. CLARK: You’re welcome. Also, the People have–

THE COURT: I’m sorry. Excuse me. Mr. Cochran, is that issue submitted?

MR. COCHRAN: Your Honor, the problem is with that, if you recall–I don’t want to spend a lot of time on it–instead of using the word “Waxing,” I thought we talked “Increasing” because you see–

THE COURT: No. The terminology for the phase of the moon, increasing and decreasing illumination is “Waxing” and “Waning.” Everybody knows that.

MR. COCHRAN: Not everybody, your Honor.

THE COURT: Everybody knows that. Who in this courtroom doesn’t know that?

MR. COCHRAN: Yes. We just had our focus moved, Judge. So my point is proven.

THE COURT: All right. Is the matter submitted, Mr. Cochran?

MR. COCHRAN: If you’ll take the survey.

THE COURT: Is the matter submitted?

MR. COCHRAN: Submitted, your Honor.

THE COURT: Thank you.

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snickering June 13, 2014 at 4:54 pm

To extrapolate (expand on this thought). Wax on wax off. Just trying to keep up.

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euwe max June 13, 2014 at 6:43 pm

A Brazilian waxings.

junior justice June 13, 2014 at 9:59 pm

Max, thanks – that just popped up from your post…..and I couldn’t remember the banter.

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