Democrat Yancey McGill “Ascends” To SC Lieutenant Governor

MINORITY PARTY NOW “A HEARTBEAT AWAY” FROM GOVERNOR’S OFFICE IN THE PALMETTO STATE In a rebuke to S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley, no “Republican” was willing to sacrifice their seat in the South Carolina Senate to keep a Democrat from “ascending” to the state’s No. 2 constitutional office. As a result…


In a rebuke to S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley, no “Republican” was willing to sacrifice their seat in the South Carolina Senate to keep a Democrat from “ascending” to the state’s No. 2 constitutional office.

As a result S.C. Sen. Yancey McGill (sorry, lieutenant governor Yancey McGill) is now a heartbeat away from the governor’s office – well, at least until this largely ceremonial office is filled in January following statewide elections on November 4.

McGill was unopposed in a first ballot vote for president of the State Senate … an influential position he held for barely fifteen minutes prior to the resignation of Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell (RINO-Charleston), who is leaving the lieutenant governor’s office to becoming president of the College of Charleston.

McGill’s rise to the state’s second-highest office (in the order of succession, anyway) was full of twists and turns … as Haley made it clear to GOP Senators she didn’t want a Democrat to fill this post even on a temporary basis.


Haley was in the chamber for the swearing-in ceremony, though.

S.C. Senators Paul Thurmond (R-Charleston) and Lee Bright (R-Spartanburg) reportedly considered taking the office at Haley’s request, but ultimately decided against it because they would have had to give up their seats in the Senate.

McGill is happy to give up his seat.  As a white rural Democrat (an endangered species in South Carolina), he very nearly lost his election in 2012 and was likely to be defeated by a black candidate in 2016.

Now he’ll enjoy a smooth transition into a career as a lobbyist …

In South Carolina, the lieutenant governor’s office is a part-time post, one that’s constitutionally limited to presiding over the State Senate – rendering it effectively powerless.  That’s why former S.C. Senate president John Courson resigned his position as Senate president rather than “ascend” to the office following McConnell’s resignation.

Want the back story on all the intrigues leading up to this vote?  Read this story …

With McGill’s ascension complete the S.C. Senate now turns to the business of electing a new president – likely to be powerful Senate finance chairman Hugh Leatherman, a former Democrat from Florence, S.C.

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GrandTango June 18, 2014 at 2:47 pm

Mcgill is a good man. .

Nobody for anything June 18, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Ha, that write up basically calls him a “DINO”. Now we have Dino’s & Rino’s, great. It’s a regular zoo.

Voting For REVENGE! June 18, 2014 at 4:01 pm

Wow! BigT Lawrence gots himself a blog…you go girl!

Hell freezes Over June 18, 2014 at 4:13 pm

Holy Shit! It is Tango!

Does your registry take EBT? June 18, 2014 at 4:21 pm

It’s easy to start a business when you’re living off the taxpayer dole.

junior justice June 18, 2014 at 4:28 pm

The multi-colored rainbow is purty! — sho’ nuff!

Jan June 18, 2014 at 5:02 pm

Has to be. Only GT could blame Obama for the price of Shrimp in Charleston.

Squishy123 June 18, 2014 at 5:56 pm

Maybe he can complete with Brad Warthen for the least number of followers.

duck quack June 19, 2014 at 9:03 am

yeah but he is too big of a coward pussy to put his mug out there. Hey GT, check out the successful ones that you love to criticize. They let it all hang out. Stand up – be accountable. Who knows what kind of interesting conversations that you may find in the aisles of your local hardware store. You have failed before you even began because you are already demonstrating a reluctance to go all in.

Squishy123 June 18, 2014 at 5:58 pm

What’s funny is that even though you’re pushing your blog onto everyone here… you’re still waiting for your first comment to your articles. Must feel a little lonely, or like your first sexual experience.

GT, Jr. June 22, 2014 at 9:19 am

Yeah Squish, he needs to go Disqus so we can all comment, fits and Strom won’t mind. Looks like your on the right track but your site sucks, Go Disqus:

I like the first sexual experience being lonely, just him and the white stuff, hilarious.

Deo Vindice SC June 18, 2014 at 10:02 pm

You must be shitting me ?

Thomas June 18, 2014 at 10:19 pm

Well alright. Put up a contact email on your blog. I have registered a real ???.com website. I missed the 2014 elections…was gearing up for a 2015 release. National/local political fare with humor. And I mean nationally local…eventually. Fuck fits, this baby is going to the moon.

GrandTango June 19, 2014 at 6:28 am

In the works.
And I put an e-mail address up, of sorts, today.

Economist June 19, 2014 at 8:56 am

Good luck but here are the numbers> Drudge gets $1.50 per 1000 original page views. So when you get your little shit site running to the tune of 1,000,000 hits per month, an astronomical number, you will be “raking in” $1500 per month. That is if you can convince someone to value your content as highly as they do The Drudge Report. Hint: when negotiating, don’t go into that girly panic studder cursing thing that you do. You are welcome.

GrandTango June 19, 2014 at 10:25 am

Hata gone hate.
Sadly, for an economist, you are very narrow-minded. You must be a liberal. There are many more ways to skin a greenback, than AdSense. If you can get the eyes on the page w/ brilliant, insightful and unique, political commentary, that is truly alternative..there are opportunities.

Jack June 19, 2014 at 10:57 am

You tell him T. Keep us posted as to when you get your real .com name. I know that takes a lot of time and work to get. They don’t just give those to anybody.
Just know, you are on the right track. I know I can’t read enough articles bashing Obama, and from what I have seen you will truly be offering a unique product. You expose linking Obama to the increase in the price of shrimp in Charleston was journalistic genius. Hillary will be lucky to get 40% of the vote in South Carolina, once the people understand why they are paying so much for shrimp.

GrandTango June 19, 2014 at 11:51 am

Everything (gas, groceries) has increased substantially, in price since Obama took office. Except people are losing 30% when selling their homes. And all those solar panels Obama paid for w/ our money would up and the trash heap, w// the clunkers for cash.

You are not so stupid, that you did not know that, are you?…Nevermind, don’t answer…

Jim June 19, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Actually housing prices are up since Obama took office, as is the stock market, and employment. The only thing down since Obama took office is the annual deficit.

Thomas June 19, 2014 at 3:21 pm

Drudge…bovine sewage. My webstore does better than Drudge. Your numbers are fouled up.

Jack June 19, 2014 at 10:37 am

What a great idea!! And you have a real domain name already. Wow. That had to take a lot of work. I think you and GT should invest a lot of money getting your sites up and running. It needs to be slick and polished and good web designers are hard to find.

So kudos, because there simply are not enough outlets for GOP talking points. I bet you will have thousands of readers in no time at all. Also if I could offer a hint, talk to Viagra and Ensure about ad space. They love those kind of sites.

jimlewisowb June 19, 2014 at 10:45 am

“web designers are hard to find’

GT – I understand there is a young lass down in Charleston looking for work

Word is her rates are great since she lost her ass awhile back and is working double time trying to restore it

Give skippy a call – I’m sure he has her direct number

John June 18, 2014 at 3:13 pm

Please let her die soon.
Please let her die soon.
Please let her die soon!

Is that a threat? June 18, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Ha! Be careful, a grand jury might investigate you for three years and tell you to retire or else.

jimlewisowb June 18, 2014 at 4:16 pm

If you look out your window this evening and see two black suburbans out front with the motors running, don’t panic, it isn’t CNN stopping by for an interview

Centrist View June 18, 2014 at 3:45 pm

How might this help Democrat Bakari Sellers in his run for Lt. Gov.?

jimlewisowb June 18, 2014 at 4:13 pm

Get drunk tonight, drive like a bat out of hell to a WIS interview in the AM, t bone a garbage truck, crawl out of the wreck, call Mayor T-Bone for advice

got to keep up them family traditions

Squishy123 June 18, 2014 at 6:00 pm

I think he’ll just continue to ride his daddy’s coattail.

Palmetto June 18, 2014 at 5:35 pm

If it angers Republicans, chances are, it’s a good thing. Congrats, McGill.

Squishy123 June 18, 2014 at 5:52 pm

So I guess his entry into the family Christmas letter is complete. He took a job that nobody else wanted, yet sounds important to those who don’t know better.

nitrat June 18, 2014 at 5:54 pm

LOL.. Yancey’s been a closet GOPer for a long, long time.

Inciteful June 18, 2014 at 8:25 pm

D$#@ it! We blew our chance to loose Lee Bright an a senator. .

Larry Flint June 22, 2014 at 10:54 am

And no Teabagger would fall on the sword and take the job…..hmmmm shows you they out their own asses beforr party…hahahah

TaraDeSaussure June 23, 2014 at 2:19 pm

boo hoo hoo Fits, tuff ####

Concerned SC resident July 22, 2014 at 9:42 am

Check your facts, fitsnews. The Lt Gov presides over the fate of over 90,000 senior citizens and not one of the Lt Govs has done a decent job since Bauer left office. Seniors are forgotten, which is the opposite intention of the Older American’s Act of 1965, and the Lt Gov is supposed to administer those federal funds (OAA) to serve those who gave their all to protect our nation over the years. SC is a mess, and Haley, Yancey and the whole lot in Columbia should be ashamed!


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