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GOP Stampedes Democrats, FITSNews

LIBERALS, LIBERTARIANS TAKE A BEATING … By TAYLOR BROWN || What’s that sound?  Thousands of elephants trampled over Libertarians and Democrats everywhere, that’s what it is.  The rest of the country, in governor’s races, U.S. Senate races and House races – followed in the footsteps of South Carolina by going bright red. Let’s…

LIBERALS, LIBERTARIANS TAKE A BEATING …

IMG_3667By TAYLOR BROWN || What’s that sound?  Thousands of elephants trampled over Libertarians and Democrats everywhere, that’s what it is.  The rest of the country, in governor’s races, U.S. Senate races and House races – followed in the footsteps of South Carolina by going bright red.

Let’s dissect the stampede …

SENATE: GOP Pickups: Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Montana, North Carolina and West Virginia. GOP Holds: Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, Nebraska, Oklahoma (x2), South Carolina (x2), Tennessee, Texas and Wyoming

GOVERNORS: GOP Pickups: Arkansas, Illinois, Massachusetts and Maryland.  GOP Holds: Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, Wyoming

HOUSE: Republicans pick up 12 seats.

So, now, as my bio points out, I’m the token Republican, and here’s my take: Despite the Illuminati’s best efforts (I joke), Republicans swept the election.  I think these midterms go to show just how much the American public hates the policies put in place by the Democrats and OFA (a.k.a. Obama/ Organizing for America/ Action).

But it’s more than just a repudiation of the far left.  It’s the rallying of the right behind a more moderate and mainstream ideology.

For example here in the Palmetto State, how many times did FITSNews write nasty things about Nikki Haley while supporting fringe candidates like Thomas Ravenel and Steve French?  A lot.  That’s how many times.

Also, how many times over the past four years did FITSNews rail against Lindsey Graham? An exorbitantly high amount of times, yet, landslide victory, anyone? He and Tim Scott both won without any trouble.

How many times did FITSNews support the Libertarians only to have the mainstream Republicans win? I’ve lost count.

I think that the grandest of parties has quite rightly earned bragging rights, and while FITSNews may be right about a large majority of issues, I can’t quite hear them over the sound of the elephant herd, which is victoriously trumpeting while their magnificent trunks wave in the wind.

Taylor Brown is a 20-something Wofford College graduate who somehow got sucked into politics at an early age.  She is easily won over with Rush’s fast food, wine, and spirited political arguments.

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87 comments

The Colonel November 5, 2014 at 1:06 pm

Nice! I can hear some of our regulars going apoplectic right about now…

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diamond jim November 5, 2014 at 1:13 pm

Afternoon Colonel. God Bless America.

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Godslayer November 5, 2014 at 1:08 pm

Tell me how voting to raise the minimum wage, legalize pot, and rejecting “personhood” for zygotes is a “repudiation” of the left.

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diamond jim November 5, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Raised the minimum to what, $8.50 an hour I believe.You dumbasses were asking for $15 bucks an hour.

Oregon and Washington legalized pot-those 2 states are left of Russia and Cuba. Florida rejected medical dope.

‘personhood’-can’t legislate morality or a mother killing her own child if it legal-how did that ‘war on women’ go for ya lunatics?

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Jan November 5, 2014 at 1:08 pm

I rest my case.

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diamond jim November 5, 2014 at 1:11 pm

Taylor, not bad. No love for Republicans however and the voters don’t want the parties to work together.

REpublicans won big last night because they were the ONLY choice to stop the lawless Obama and his corrupt political party.

If the Republicans don’t get rid of Obamacare and allow Obama to give amnesty to illegals they will be voted out.

Welcome and a suggestion…take notes when Tango and I comment…that way you will get the facts. :-)

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Rocky RINO November 5, 2014 at 2:05 pm

“If the Republicans don’t get rid of Obamacare and allow Obama to give amnesty to illegals they will be voted out” – well get your votes a ready. They’ll repeal the medical device tax and keep Obamacare, sneaking in an extra $30 billion so Texas, Florida and SC can expand Medicaid. As for amnesty – Obama will give conditional amnesty by decree and the Senate and House will codify it with legislation. FNMA and FHLMC will be replaced with a single FNMA but will remain. More gays will get married. Say Hello to my little friend RINO – ’cause they be running the show now.

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diamond jim November 5, 2014 at 2:20 pm

LMAO!!! You got your ass handed to ya by MIDDLE AMERICA last night and you liberal idiots just don’t get it.

Obamacare is finished , piece by piece , mandate by mandate. Voters demanded it last night.

Gay marriage? According to Gallup 2% of the population identify themselves as a homosexual or lesbian. Just like a mother’s legal right to murder her own unborn child is legal per a liberal SCOTUS, so soon will be perverted marriage due to the liberal judges Democrats have appointed to the federal courts. Most American’s don’t care-until the freak show goes after our churches and businesses. The people spoke about this at the ballot box last night.

Amnesty will NOT happen as the American people don’t trust Obama or the Democrats to protect our citizens. They consider border control a national security issue.

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Rocky November 5, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Jimette – seriously. How do you get rid of Obamacare when you can’t override the veto. You think Jeb and Co. are going to go into 2016 with the GOP have pulled away healthcare from people. Do you really think taking insurance away from people is a winning idea? No voter demanded you take their healthcare away. I am certain of that. Queers and beers – you realize SC re-elected a gay Senator and in VA they may have elected a new gay Senator. And whilest LIndsey is still in the closet – Eddie G aint. Amnesty will happen. The GOP will be the first in line to give it to them. You really do drink the FoxAid don’t you. Wake up. The Establishment is about to stick their RINO horn striaght up your arse.

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Smirks November 5, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Welcome and a suggestion…take notes when Tango and I comment…that way you will get the facts laughs.

FTFY

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SCBlues November 5, 2014 at 1:17 pm

“So, now, as my bio points out, I’m the token Republican . . .”
Token Republican on this site?? That is hilarious.
Where is that poster Fits Ain’t No Republican when you need him?!?

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Smirks November 5, 2014 at 2:25 pm

FITS is so libertarian he endorses dead Republicans. Take that, statists!

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SCBlues November 5, 2014 at 1:21 pm

” . . .I can’t quite hear them over the sound of the elephant heard, . . . .”
Might want to find a 20-something Wofford College English major to proofread . . . .

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The Colonel November 5, 2014 at 1:25 pm

What they really need for a proofreader is one of us old curmudgeonly, cantankerous types.

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SCBlues November 5, 2014 at 1:26 pm

“What they really need for a proofreader is one of us old curmudgeonly, cantankerous types”
You get 10 bonus points for using both of those “C” words in the same sentence and spelling them correctly (I think) . . .

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diamond jim November 5, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Angry, aren’t ya. Don’t take the rejection of the perverted and American hating Democratic Party so personal and give this gal a break.

I think you are mad Fits didn’t hire your typical, ugly Democrat feminist hag to contribute.

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SCBlues November 5, 2014 at 1:50 pm

” . . . .give this gal a break.”
LOL If you’re so concerned about “this gal” how about you show her a little respect by calling her a lady?
It does not matter to me who FITS hires.

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diamond jim November 5, 2014 at 2:00 pm

lol…relax…abortion is still legal

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CorruptionInColumbia November 5, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Did Haley decide to celebrate her victory by paying you for an additional day(s)?

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diamond jim November 5, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Who is Haley?

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Smirks November 5, 2014 at 2:17 pm

You know who Ervin is, but not Haley?

That moment when you realize Sandi might not be playing stupid…

diamond jim November 5, 2014 at 2:22 pm

Seriously…you appear to be the brightest ‘IT’ dude on Fits. How did you shut Fits down last night and why?

diamond jim November 5, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Damn election is over dumbass and you are still crazed over Haley. What gives?

Lets talk about something else-like football or beach music.

Smirks November 5, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Wait, who’s Haley? I thought you didn’t know.

Derp derp derp…

diamond jim November 5, 2014 at 2:31 pm

Didn’t he write ‘Roots’?

RogueElephant November 6, 2014 at 8:39 am

I was flipping through the channels Wed. am after the election and got to Cspan. There was two or three people talking about the election and in the middle was this really ugly mouthy woman commanding the whole conversation. I said, “that thing has to be a Dim.” sure enough in about two minutes the line scrolled across that she was a Dim party big wig. Tuesday night I was at the Republican victory party and there were more beautiful women there than any place in SC. I hate to let personal appearance determine anything but you can almost spot a Dim a mile away. Almost as much by looks but definitely by attitude.

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John November 5, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Good Lord, this writing is awful. Mixed verb tenses. Comma splices, Sentence fragments.

If I’m going to have to read idiotic drivel from a snot-nosed politico-wannabe, then she could at least learn some basic English skills.

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diamond jim November 5, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Another angry liberal attacking a woman. Go figure.

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John November 5, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Other that referring to the writer as “she”, what about my comment is an attack on a woman? I would make exactly the same comments to a male who wrote the same crap.

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diamond jim November 5, 2014 at 2:46 pm

You compared her to Borock Muslim Obummer by calling her a “snot-nosed political wannabe”.
That is slanderous!!! :-)

Smirks November 5, 2014 at 2:49 pm

Political wannabe? Wannabes don’t win elections, let alone reelections. I think you might be confused with Romney. :)

Bible Thumper November 5, 2014 at 3:27 pm

“Mixed verb tenses. Comma splices, Sentence fragments.”
That’s two fragments.

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John November 5, 2014 at 3:30 pm

That is a good point. I meant for that to be in a list.

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Saluda Rapids November 5, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Would fit right in over at the SCPD.

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Saluda Rapids November 5, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Would fit right in over at the SCPD.

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blog proof November 5, 2014 at 11:56 pm

If you meant to write SCDP then that is fucking funny

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Toyota Kawaski November 6, 2014 at 9:10 am

man i wish i could bees as perfket as yous two are. English Class be down the hall check it out and dont come back. Real interpersonal communication going on hear! def. need English Pohlice out in full force. Mrs. Webster called she is looking for some D-bags like uns.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein November 5, 2014 at 8:33 pm

” . . .I can’t quite hear them over the sound of the elephant heard, . . . .”

Yup.

The Democrat’s rein is over.
Time to hand someone else the reigns, per say.
A cleansing of the palette, so to speak.
The liberals and libertarians got they’re just desserts.

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SCBlues November 5, 2014 at 10:26 pm

“The Democrat’s rein is over.”
Knot to were-y. Hillary wheel bee hear soon.

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Mike at the Beach November 6, 2014 at 1:13 am

You mean the Hillary who campaigned like trooper for Alison Grimes in Kentucky? Or the one who got heckled more over the past month than she has in her entire life? Perhaps the one who even dragged her husband to Louisiana to help Mary Landrieu…pack (after the runoff, anyway). Bring her on…

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SCBlues November 6, 2014 at 5:42 am

” Bring her on…”
Oh, she’s coming – no doubt about that. You might want to go ahead and start practicing “Madam President” so it will just roll off the lips – and 2016 is not that far off so get cracking, Mikey.
I fear that President Obama will not stand up to the Republican clowns – not the case with Madam President – I suspect she’ll be saying “go to hell” and “fuck off, dickhead” quite regularly.
The same heads that exploded when President Obama was elected – and then re–elected – will get to explode all over again – twice. Oh, it’s gonna be fun!
Boom! Kaboom! LOL

Mike at the Beach November 6, 2014 at 6:33 am

Your over-confidence is inspiring! A good buddy of mine was sounding just like this about 6 years ago, telling me how inevitable Hill was. We shall see.

:) November 6, 2014 at 7:42 am

“The liberals and libertarians got they’re just desserts.”

Their political hopes are as barren as the desert.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein November 5, 2014 at 8:39 pm

Y’all remember when the US Dept of Agriculture sent 5 cows into orbit to test the feasibility of raising livestock in low gravity environments?

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It was the Herd Shot ’round the World.

*ducks*

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love it November 5, 2014 at 11:57 pm

plus 100

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Mike at the Beach November 6, 2014 at 1:07 am

You’re dead to me…

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I forgot my parachute November 6, 2014 at 7:40 am

It was 16, and thankfully they survived re-entry, just not the landing:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8217/8293306481_4964d3a395_z.jpg

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RogueElephant November 6, 2014 at 8:46 am

I guess she heard the elephant herd coming. WOW. And all the snooty a-holes that “proof read” everyone’s writings are having a field day with it. Enjoy.

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SCBlues November 6, 2014 at 10:20 am

” And all the snooty a-holes that “proof read” everyone’s writings are having a field day with it”
The snooty assholes that pen these types of insulting pieces for the benefit of the snooty assholes that appreciate them ought to at least proof their “work”.

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a face in the crowd November 5, 2014 at 1:22 pm

The Republican “stampede,” as you call it, was not a stampede at all. It was an exercise in better and richer campaigning. Do the results in North Carolina and Virginia seem like a stampede to you? One was decided by a point or less, and one is not decided at all. Same with Colorado and other states. Republicans won the majority in the Senate, which means that a state like South Carolina, which relies on handouts from federal tax dollars, may lose more than it gains. Its failing schools and failing infrastructure will only get worse, resulting in even greater ignorance.

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Bible Thumper November 5, 2014 at 2:27 pm

My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
John F. Kennedy (Democrat) Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961

South Carolina, which relies on handouts from federal tax dollars, may lose more than it gains.
a face in the crowd (Democrat) fitsnews, November 05, 2014

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a face in the crowd November 5, 2014 at 2:38 pm

Now that is the type of bizarre reasoning I would expect from a bible thumper.

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Bible Thumper November 5, 2014 at 3:05 pm

“bizarre reasoning”
My post contained no reasoning. There was only a thought provoking juxtaposition of two quotes from different times. Any thoughts?

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Smirks November 5, 2014 at 2:47 pm

What you can do for your country:

*Pay less taxes!

*Destroy protective regulations!

*Gut programs that help the needy!

*Give more subsidies to industries that fund your campaign!

Totally what JFK meant.

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Bible Thumper November 5, 2014 at 3:16 pm

*Pay less taxes! – Got me. What a sin.
*Destroy protective regulations! – to solve non existent human caused climate change or make hiring by companies more difficult.
*Gut programs that help the needy! – they don’t help, but perpetuate the needy.
*Give more subsidies to industries that fund your campaign! – Like Solyndra?

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FreeTheNipple November 5, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Since fits has no problem posting nudies when are we gonna get our nude spread of this latest female writer?

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TontoBubbaGoldstein November 5, 2014 at 8:24 pm

Since fits has no problem posting nudies…

Yain’t been roun’ heyah lately, eh?

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Smell the victory! November 5, 2014 at 1:35 pm

“I can’t quite hear them over the sound of the elephant herd”

Behind every elephant herd is a long line of large, smelly dung balls they leave in their wake.

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The Colonel November 5, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Trampled Democrats it’s what you’re smelling.

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truthmonger November 5, 2014 at 1:44 pm

Four more years of Nikki raping the public to line her own pockets and help out her donor friends…. other than THAT, I’m happy to see the Democrats lose some power. Now we get to see what dirty tricks Obama has up his man-child sleeve.

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GrandTango November 5, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Not sure of your age, but you’re pretty much stating the obvious. There is a little meat in the article, but it take too long to get to it. The rest is a bit stale.

It does not seem you have been doing this (writing) very long…or if you have, you have not been pushed or learned much. That is the case w/ almost ALL of FITS’ contributors.

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Rocky November 5, 2014 at 2:07 pm

Ouch!!

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Shut the fuck up November 5, 2014 at 2:21 pm

For the record – this guy is a cocksucker so feel free to ignore him.

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Smirks November 5, 2014 at 2:22 pm

If you think this is stale, you should check out this site called SCPD. Man, that place is just awful! Whoever writes that crap needs to find a day jo-

Oh, crap, that’s your site. Sorry mate.

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diamond jim November 5, 2014 at 2:34 pm

Fits does well on here however Tango has some great reads on his blog today.

Open your closed mind and take a look.Running around this forum pretending to be informed has to get old, doesn’t it?

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Smirks November 5, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Tango has some great reads on his blog today.

If that’s true, why does no one else here take you or Tango seriously?

I mean, really, you have commenters openly hoping that Obamacare gets repealed who even think you two are a joke. People who I couldn’t disagree with more that laugh at you two. Either you two are geniuses in an ocean of rubes, or, well, you are two rubes way in over your head here.

Be honest, which seems more likely?

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diamond jim November 5, 2014 at 2:39 pm

Why then, do you follow me around all day on Fits?

tomstickler November 5, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Literary criticism from GT. Now, that is hilarious!

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Fits Ain't No Republican November 5, 2014 at 2:13 pm

You’re the “token Republican” here?

Is this a joke or something?

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Smirks November 5, 2014 at 2:19 pm

If so, we’re the only ones laughing.

“Voter ID works!”

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tomstickler November 5, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Actually, if you check the number of votes cast that were counted as “failsafe” ballots last night, you get a good idea of the number of people lacking a photo ID that were still able to vote because of the court order allowing them to claim a “reasonable impediment”.

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Smirks November 5, 2014 at 2:13 pm

“Libertarians” didn’t take a beating, since, you know, they vote for Republicans anyways.

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diamond jim November 5, 2014 at 2:30 pm

No they didn’t. That pizza delivery guy in NC just about saved Hagan’s ass and the other dipshit Libertard almost elected Crist in Florida.

There are fewer Libertards in this country than homo’s and lesbians.

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Diamonds in Jim's closet November 5, 2014 at 10:18 pm

In touch with the homo and lesbian community I see.

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Bible Thumper November 5, 2014 at 2:33 pm

Fits should hire a token Democrat. They are the ones who need a job today.

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diamond jim November 5, 2014 at 2:34 pm

LMAO!!!!!!

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learn long before u use it November 5, 2014 at 2:36 pm

SC counts for two republican pick ups!?! Boy I sure hated losing our two democratic senators in the election last night…? Please look up definition of a pick up…politically

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sparklecity November 5, 2014 at 2:58 pm

Enjoy that “stampede and trumpting” while you can sweet cakes………..
Your political symbol is in trouble; The Asian elephant is on the endangered specise list and the mighty African elephant shown in the picture is on the near threatened list.
Since you are a Wofford grad, you should have hung out at the “Nu-Way” more and learned a thing or two more about life from the folks in nearby Converse Heights.

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jimlewisowb November 5, 2014 at 3:18 pm

“sound of the elephant herd, which is victoriously trumpeting while their magnificent trunks wave in the wind”

translation of an old white bastard that never pulls the party lever and believes political parties are the single greatest threat to the existence of mankind

sound of cockroaches crawling up your legs with their six kneecaps pressing simultaneously into your flesh, as their antennae whip in a frenzy just before they enter your asshole

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TyroneMamaCollards November 5, 2014 at 3:27 pm

Yesterday’s vote showed that the adults are in charge. The GOP was stunningly effective, organized, and of one mind. These tactics need to be emulated by the Dems whose black base continues to disappoint and to take their own political leadership for granted.
When I voted yesterday I saw no blacks in line but in 2012 and 2008 it was jammed with black voters. Could it be that blacks were only there to help a black man get elected President? I think their loyalties are questionable and they certainly bit the hand that feeds them. I am disgusted with Sheheen and his cohorts. He was such a limp dick all year long.

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Rocky November 5, 2014 at 3:56 pm

It just showed that the GOP was more motivated – as the losing party from the last general always is. That’s why the party in power always takes it up the corn hole in mid-terms.

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It's not about RACE..but Party November 5, 2014 at 3:58 pm

“I saw no blacks in line but in 2012 and 2008 it was jammed with black voters….Could it be that blacks were only there to help a black man get elected President?”

IF your logic is correct, wouldn’t blacks have showed up for your boy Tim Scott? Huh doesn’t make much sense does it? Well let me brake it down for you …blacks don’t vote for Republicans. Barak Obama was a…wait for it…wait for it….DEMOCRAT! Don’t get it twisted man…

A lot of blacks have forgotten the not so distant past when they could not vote…so they just let “other people” make decisions that impact their daily lives…sad indeed.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein November 5, 2014 at 8:19 pm

What’s that sound? Thousands of elephants trampled over Libertarians and Democrats everywhere, that’s what it is.

TBG has an uncomfortable thought:

GrandTango, zat you?

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FastEddy23 November 5, 2014 at 8:56 pm

Molly Ivans of the republicrats She may not be … yet.

Spelling and grammar do not a good reporter make.
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We have plenty of opinion just below this line, it will be refreshing if we get another good reporter above. …. Lord knows, these are sadly remiss from the east coast, mean scream, print media.

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Deo Vindice SC November 5, 2014 at 9:18 pm

Congrats to all republican supporters. I hope the new elected can help the people of SC !!!

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shifty henry November 5, 2014 at 10:41 pm

A jewelry store owner in Five Points called the police station to report a robbery. “You’ll never believe what happened, Sergeant. A truck backed up to my store, the doors opened, and an elephant came out. He broke my plate glass window, stuck his trunk in, sucked up all the jewelry, and climbed back into the truck. The doors closed and the truck pulled away.”

The Sergeant said, “Could you tell me, for identification purposes, whether it was an Indian elephant or an African elephant?”

“What’s the difference?” asked the jeweler.

“Well,” said the Sergeant, “an African elephant has great big ears and an Indian elephant has little ears.”

“Come to think of it, I couldn’t see his ears,” said the jeweler. “He had a stocking over his head.”

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Manray November 6, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Taylor: After you get a little time in the arena of life you’ll realize “what goes around comes around.” All this talk of a GOP stampede is overblown. Just a year or two ago media mavens and savvy pundits were proclaiming the GOP dead. Now it’s the Democrats. This is all just a result of a “throw-the-bums-out” mentality. Next time it will be the Repub bums who get the boot. The GOP taking control of the senate may prove the best thing that’s happened to Democrats since G. W. Bush. Two years of Republican wingnuttery will drive scared voters to the polls in 2016. The more voters who turn out, the better for the Dems. Get ratcheted up for President Hillary.

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