TIM SCOTT THE ONLY TOP-TIER GOP CANDIDATE TO SHOW AT CHAPIN EVENT
The top of the GOP ticket in South Carolina was nowhere to be found at the traditional kickoff of the Palmetto political season – Chapin’s annual Labor Day parade.
S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley and lieutenant gubernatorial nominee Henry McMaster both bailed on the popular event – a snub which wasn’t lost on Lexington residents. U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham also failed to attend.
“They didn’t show up at the Peach Festival in Gilbert and they didn’t show up today,” one Lexington resident told FITS. “Guess they don’t need Lexington County.”
McMaster was reportedly on vacation with his family. Haley’s and Graham’s whereabouts were not immediately known.
Who did show up at the Labor Day parade? Independent U.S. Senate candidate Thomas Ravenel and “independent Republican” gubernatorial candidate Tom Ervin – both of whom are looking to shake up the Palmetto State’s conventional “red versus blue” calculus this November.
The top two Democrats on the statewide ticket – S.C. Sen. Vincent Sheheen, and State Rep. Bakari Sellers – also made appearances. In fact Sellers used the occasion to kick off his campaign’s grassroots effort, which features activists in all forty-six South Carolina counties.
The only big-name Republican to attend? U.S. Sen Tim Scott, who reportedly had “almost the entire Lexington County legislative delegation” – including State Sen. Katrina Shealy – marching with him in the parade.
S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson – who hails from Lexington – also marched in the parade and attended the event in Gilbert in July.
Ravenel, Sheheen, Ervin and Sellers…A democrat enabling event indeed this year..I bet Sanford wishes he could have been there…And FITS cannot be too far behind…
Only because your guys didn’t bother did it became a Democrat enabling event. Guess the Republicans have fucked themselves and YOU can place the blame there, toolface.
Wnder if Sandi made it?
Have you seen the latest Rasmussen poll?…LMAO…you are as big a Dimb@$$, as there is…
Ervin is stealing votes from Sheheen according to Rasmussen poll (August 27). Haley up 51%-36%.
Wonder if Tom brought those 60 homeless living under a bridge in his hometown a hotdog?
I saw that. For some reason FITS did not report that poll. And The State, another leftwinger, like FITS, claimed Rasmussen is right-wing (on the level of liberal Kremlin-based PPP.) LMAO.
Liberals and reality don’t like each other, it seems…Hahahaha…
Rasmussen IS a Republican pollster, that is not even debatable. That in and of itself does not make them a bad pollster. Their record as a lousy pollster (worst of the 2012 cycle) does however.
The fact that they didn’t even give list Ervin as an option to the respondents in their poll, shows they wanted to minimize his relevance even before they called the first person.
Rasmussen is one of the most accurate. He was one of only two, to get it exactly right in 2008. Liberals, like you, just lie, when you don’t like facts.
A lot of people were off in 2012, because multiple voters (criminals) don’t answer to pollsters (or anyone for fear of arrest.) And illegal aliens don’t speak English, so you cannot poll them. That’s why Obama’s voters were under-polled.
Horse Shit. It is you that ignores the facts.
Of 23 pollsters, Rasmussen was 4th from the bottom in accuracy.
A Fordham University study by Dr. Costas Panagopoulos compared pre-election polling with the results from election day. The study ranked Rasmussen Reports 24th out of 28 polls in accuracy, one slot above Gallup.
Every election cycle has its winners and losers: not just the among the candidates, but also the pollsters.
On Tuesday, polls conducted by the firm Rasmussen Reports — which released more than 100 surveys in the final three weeks of the campaign, including some commissioned under a subsidiary on behalf of Fox News — badly missed the margin in many states, and also exhibited a considerable bias toward Republican candidates.
An analysis by Costas Panagopoulos in 2009 ranked 23 survey research organizations on the accuracy of their final, national pre-election polls based upon Obama’s 7.2% margin of victory; the analysis determined that Rasmussen Reports was tied for 9th most accurate. … Rasmussen Reports polls predicted the correct winner in 46 states. Its final polls of Florida, Indiana and North Carolina all showed leads for McCain. Obama went on to win all three of these states.
Your ‘researchers’ are about as credible as your polls.
How about providing some ‘research’ of your own? That’s right you don’t have any.
” Ervin is stealing votes from Shitheen ” He has to get votes from somewhere. No Republican wants him.
I don’t want to start a brouhaha, here, but there ARE Republicans who support Ervin. Many of them are the same ones who wanted to keep the current guv from running. Currently, he is not in the lead, but we have a month, and there is some real money behind him, as well as acceptable conservative ideas. Our TV news stations, which are arguably the biggest chickens as well as the laziest bunch of people in a country of lazy reporters, are still reporting on him.
Now for a Rumsfeldism: Will he win? Probably not, but the question ought to be, “Will he have more numbers than Sheheen?”
The only money “BEHIND” Ervin is his OWN. He has loaned his campaign millions and had raised only about $50,000 thru mid-summer from contributors.
My guess is he paid more than that for the 20,000 signatures to get on the ballot?
“Get off my grass” , Rouge the angry ignorant bubba
Senators Scott and Ravenel will make a great combination in Washington.
Chickenhawks, Houseboys, and Angry Bubbas-the dying Repugnant Party
Anyone but Nancy boy Graham
Is that the black guy from Forrest Gump?
Actually he is the ONLY senator from SC.
The Houseboy took over from Tom Imhofe as the dumbest member of the Senate in a vote of Capitol staffers. Easy vote.
You got that right, Rogue!!!!
Lexington County will vote STRAIGHT Republican as usual.
Lindsey counts as straight Republican?
You have to remember the context of the majority of the ignorant voters. As long as you put the “R” after your name, then you must be fit for duty. For that matter, if you’re a politician, then you must be somethin’ special.
Don’t mind any of the details.
Republicans, and I’m sure I’m not offending anyone, are scum.
The Houseboy and his court…
Repugs always love houseboys.
Some of them love poolboys, too.
Republicans — Wife Beaters, Dog Kickers, Neighbor Haters, Friend Cheaters, Child Abusers . . .Water-hole poisoners, dry gulchers, claim jumpers, widow evictors
Republicanos: los repinches tiranitos o los pinches tiranitos chiquititos
Neither the young, the four-legged, nor the dead are safe from the Republican’s shameful lusts.
Actually, I thought it baroque.
It must be a very angry existence to peer at life through such a distorted and warped lens…live in Austin?
Dallas… I have to shoot my way into the 7-11.
Hey “hacking” piece of shit. Staying the night in Tucumcari tomorrow night, as planned.
You were “born” there? I sure the fuck hope you were, as you posted.I am gonna fly Allegiant to your trial. Can’t fly out of “Drayton” ….Cincinnati ,via Fort Lauderdale, and the Tippacanoe while dropping pamphlets into the Ohio River.
Put me on your list, Sweetheart!
Tucumcari was a wonderland for a little kid. Now… not so much. I was able to roam the city with a bb rifle with no interference from anyone.
There was a swimming pool there, now overgrown, at 5-mile park. Tucumcari mountain was a haunt of mine, I walked out to it… the cops eventually started using some of the places I frequented for range practice.. really smelled up the place.
Man.. it used to be America everywhere.
Now. Not so much.
Tucumcari is where scenes of “Rawhide” was filmed. Did you meet Mr. Favor, Rowdy Yates, Wishbone, Mushy or my favorite Pete Nolan(Purple People Eater)?
Nah… never met anyone.
Col. Mortimer was the most famous person to visit. Col. Douglas Mortimer, once known as one of the finest shots in the Carolinas.
Col. Douglas Mortimer: I generally smoke just after I eat. Why don’t you come back in about ten minutes?
Wild, The Hunchback: Ten minutes you’ll be smoking in hell. *Get up!* —— “For a Few Dollars More”
Wasn’t it “Juan” the Hunchback? I forget.
If I recall correctly, the actor was Nastassja Kinski’s father.
Google: Nastassja snake
Lee Van Cleef played Mortimer.
I don’t know.
Nastassja snake – interesting
Nikkki Haley..liar, alleged adulterer, ethics violator
Richard Eckstrom… liar, adulterer, ethics violator
Ken Ard… liar, ethics violator
Bobby Harrell… questionable ethics, liar
Toal..Just toaltolly questionable ALL around (Dem)
Metts…liar, looser, amoral, unerthical
Bob Peeler..liar, adulterer, amoral, unethical, looser, hollow
Danny Frazier…totally immoral liar, adulterer, NO ethics
Randy Halfacre..idiot, liar, immoral?, unethical associates
Joe Owens…looser, tyrant, unethical associates, devoid, empty
Steve Benjamine…..totally questionable (Dem)
And this is just the tip of the iceberg!
Oh.. hey! I I*know* right? You guys out in SC are steeped in corruption from every quarter… no one you can trust…. you can only keep throwing them out until finally, you get something human… but – and this is just me.. don’t try and find an honest Republican or Libertarian… they don’t even *pretend* not to be scum.
Republicans don’t kick dogs.
Did they pass a resolution.. like the civil rights act of 1964?
61 percent of Democratic lawmakers voted for the bill (152 yeas and 96 nays), and a full 80 percent of the Republican caucus supported it (138 yeas and 34 nays).
Man! Are they ever sorry!
I think you’re mixing up negros and dogs. Point made regardless, I thought I’d just chip in something helpful.
I think it’s telling that no one doubts that Republicans can’t tell the difference.
“Centerplate executive resigns after alleged puppy kicking incident”
Today’s “State” newspaper.
A Greenville CEO thus a GOPer for sure.
Multi-millionaire CEO Des Hague was caught on video kicking and abusing a defenseless puppy. Des Hague was chief of food and drink giant Centerplate. The dog was a friend’s doberman puppy. The video was taken in July in Vancouver and shows Hague abusing the dog in an elevator.
In 2012, He Held a $3,000 a-Person Fundraiser for Mitt Romney
During the 2012 Presidential Election, Hague, along with his wife, Carol, held a fundraiser for Mitt Romney in Connecticut. The party was attended by Henry Kissinger and Romney’s brother, Scott. The suggested donation was $500 in addition to a $2,500 a plate dinner.
Republicans are scum.
I guess you don’t keep up with the news… Des Hague ring a bell?
And democrats aren’t?
Republicans are giants of scum – unmatched by weak-spined bleeding hearts.
“…Independent U.S. Senate candidate Thomas Ravenel and “independent Republican” gubernatorial candidate Tom Ervin – both of whom are looking to shake up the Palmetto State’s conventional “red versus blue” calculus this November.”
…but neither of whom will.
The numbers are so bad for Ervin and TR that FITS isn’t really talking about them. Even the Dem polls have Haley and LG winning fairly easily, and if you cut the Rasmussen lead in half (which you sometimes have to do to handicap their bias) Ervin and TR are still sucking the last place tit. TV time is almost upon us, which means that it’s already time for TR (who is probably raising a pittance in contributions) to man up and reach into his dwindling millions to fund some “look at me” TV spots. I hope he does, but don’t think he will.
Fits does not live in the real world.
Thats because Haley is trouble with the voters and she knows it. She did not want to face them to answer questions about all the screw ups. Like the data breach. ..DSS Deaths. .and so on.
Don’t take this personally, but you’re the perfect example of an out-of -ouch Dumb@$$…You have that in common w/ FITS and Obama. You’re are the reason democrats get their @$$#$ kicked in SC every statewide election.
Also: If you’re a soldier, why are you attacking the GOP? It’s Obama who screwed you, and the VA. I’m just glad to see in your case, your ignorance affects you. I just wish that was always the case. But too many of us are paying for stupid democrats, and your dangerous voting habits.
Little Bitty T-pot , the chichenhawk. Bwak! Bwak!
While I generally hold that liberal Democrats are bad for society, Haley is simply poison for this state. I’ve arrested drug dealers and pimps with more integrity than she has shown. At least with Sheheen, I know he’s a Democrat and I know what to expect. Haley is too busy selling out the state to be predictable -beyond her own self interest, that is.
That remark was ignorant. Try taking those right wing blinders off and research the facts. Leeming
“You’re are the reason democrats get their @$$#$ kicked in SC every statewide election.”
Uh…no, it’s because the voters in South Carolina are too fucking stupid to vote in their own best interest and instead votes for the party that supports their racist backward attitudes.
What a disgusting excuse for a woman you are!
High tax, poor benefit Obamacare, IRS targeting, no jobs and Common Core are in our own self-interests????…Are you the head of the Dumb@$$ Club, or do you just have your head up your @$$????
Repugs in this state keep bitching about these taxes, yet, they’re in charge and taxes keep going up. Got it…
State taxes are not going up, Dumb@$$. It’s federal. Are you THAT stupid?
Oh, state taxes will go up. Haven’t you heard of Nikki’s plan to fix our potholes??
Don’t take this personally, but you’re the perfect example of an out-of -touch Dumb@$$
It’s OK if you talk to yourself, T, but if you find yourself replying to yourself, seek immediate help.
She probably didn’t want to go home smelling like rotten tomatoes.
All the democrats like FITS, Ravenel, Ervin and Sheheen were there…but er’body wanted a photo w/ Tim Scott. Should tell you all you need to know.
When ISIS puts a collar on your neck and walks you like a dog, this will all seem like small beer, won’t it?
He’ll probably like that.
He’ll blame the liberals in smug satisfaction, as he lifts his leg to piss on a hydrant.
But he’ll be happy, who am I to judge?
Maybe he’ll get fleas – or distemper.
Can’t catch what you already have.
Tell that to the dog chasing his tail.
I though for sure the foaming was rabies, but he has lasted too long.
Yep, er’body wanted a photo, huh Gomer? Looks like only 6 did, and maybe 4 to 5 of them can vote.
Republicans don’t have to campaign in Lexington Count.
To be fair, why would you want to spend all day in the heat to wave to people who are going to vote for you whether you show or not?
Yep, some a truly brain dead! Screw um we don’t need um!
This is why we get crap in elective office!
Haley and Graham have comfortable leads, but people don’t like to be taken for granted. Remember Eric Cantor. Also important community leaders plan these events and they have a long memory.
Forgive me,however that sounds like something that would come from the NAACP, Sharpton or Jerimiah Wrights church.
With all do respect, the Cantor and Haley analogy is ridiculous.
Okay. Ervin will get 4%.
“Ervin will get 4%” and Haley will win. I agree, but what happened to Eric Cantor did not happen overnight. People for forgive being slighted for a short time, but when it happens repeatedly over several election cycles, it takes a toll.
“they have a long memory.”
Haley will want a political career after the Governorship. People will remember the slights. She has made enemies of former freinds. Sanford, John Rainey and Katrina Shealy are examples. That is not necessarily her fault, but it hurts. She has made enemies in the General Assembly, but not in a way that endears the voters.
Those who did not show, simply do not really care. They have no real empathy. Let the word spread across the state to the voters. It will be the end of them all.
There are 46 counties, each county had at least one and probably several events going on that a politician would consider attending to interact with voters. Why would a politician campaign in a county in which he is considered safe and ignore counties in which he dearly needs votes? The politician should have, and maybe did, explain to the party faithful in the “safe” county why he would not attend but if I were a supporter of a particular politician in a “safe” county I wouldn’t want him to campaign there, I would want him going where it would do the most good.
Did Molly Spearman and her “Republican” self show up? Hahaha. Even Vinny Sheheen supports Molly – and she calls herself a “Republican.”
As much as I hate it, I may end up voting for the D this time in that race. If education is going to be destroyed even more by Common Core, I don’t want the Rs to get get blamed because we elected a D, who lies about who, and what she is…just to get elected.
FITS is over here trying to indict Republicans for not showing up at a self-promotion parade…while the Ho chasin’ Steve Benjamin (who FITS “Likes”) is planning a Town Hall on “Ferguson” LMAO…yes Ferguson Mo, believe it or not. I bet that is going to be an educated and informed gaggle…NOT!!!…Hahahaha…
Anyway: We got a nice article about it on our site. Got some good sports commentary on there too…This site is boring, and stale.
Because the GOP knows that they own Lexington County. Nearly 1/2 of the entire county is dependent on the GOP controlled state government for their income. Nikki obviously the biggest Lexinigton resident who depends on state government for a pay check. Lexington County will always cowtow ot the State GOP so long as they control the purse strings. If the State said drain Lake Murray the entire county would turn out to form a bucket line.
The may tow cows in Lexington County.
Curious since, so I am told, SCGOP was usurping Tim Scott’s spot in the Chapin parade, since he was directly in front of Sheheen’s place in the parade… Is Vince trying to ride Tim Scott’s coat-tails? Just askin’
Why go? The Lexington R’s vote a straight tickets.
There are two simple reasons why Haley wasn’t there:
It wasn’t a fundraiser, and there was no national news coverage.
I was going to go – but I was humping it on the Appalachian Trail
How can you tell a woman’s husband is cheating on her in Lexington County? She’s driving a new Lexus.
How can you tell a woman’s cheating on her husband in Lexington County? She’s driving a new Mercedes.
Oh for God’s sake this article is ridiculous.
Lexington County would re-elect Metts. And may.
Well, I know to each their own, but for this Chapin native, I pretty much have grown to despise this overly political BS festival… and in fact, I leave town on that day. For one thing, Chapin is one of the most phoney baloney conservative towns in SC. Oh sure, the MILFy women will talk Republican this and that at all the cocktail parties, but in their actions/views, they pretty much live out their lives as liberals. Thus, that the Dems would try to make inroads with these idiots doesn’t surprise me in the least!!
Haley doesn’t give a running shit about Lexington County. All her neighbors here know it. When she was elected the word went out that the Lexington folks need not apply for any positions. All one has to do is go to one of the Sheheen functions in Lexington and you’ll see the strong support he has. She’ll be singin’ a new tune when she loses her “home” county in November .