SEXIST SENATOR UNLEASHES POLITICAL PIT BULL …
|| By FITSNEWS || S.C. Senator Thomas Corbin‘s paid political consultant is vowing revenge against the lawmaker he believes humiliated his client on the national stage.
Kerry Wood – an Upstate, S.C. political operative and “Tea Party” organizer – has been attacking S.C. Senator Katrina Shealy on social media in recent weeks. In fact Shealy has reportedly had to block Wood from posting items on her personal Facebook page.
The rub? Last month’s bitter battle between Corbin and Shealy over his reference to females as “lesser cuts of meat.” Shealy is the only female member of the South Carolina State Senate, and Corbin had been needling her for months with offensive comments about how women should remain “at home baking cookies” or “barefoot and pregnant.”
Eventually he crossed the line … and Shealy fired back at him.
That story – which broke exclusively on FITS – prompted a national firestorm (as well as statewide media attention). The blowback on Corbin – no stranger to uneducated comments – was especially harsh seeing as it was made in reference to the ongoing debate over domestic violence legislation at the S.C. State House.
According to campaign finance documents, Corbin has made multiple payments from his campaign account to “DHSG.” What’s that? It stands for “Dark Horse Strategy Group” – which is Wood’s political consulting firm.
Wood also leads a so-called “free market” organization – S.C. Citizens for a Free Market – which FITS recently exposed as nothing but a tool of the state’s liberal “Republican” establishment.
Gotta love those bought-and-paid-for “Tea Partiers,” right?
Beyond his political work, Wood’s only real claim to fame in the Palmetto State was this messy divorce from S.C. Rep. Donna Hicks – and his subsequent decision to run his own daughter as a candidate against his soon-to-be ex-wife.
Now he’s ramping up his attacks on Shealy, including this Facebook message attacking her for sponsoring a ceremonial resolution on behalf of the Girl Scouts of America.
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In the comments section of his Girl Scouts post, Wood made it abundantly clear he was motivated to come after Shealy due to his love of Corbin.
“I am very proud to be close to (Corbin) and his family and ANYONE who actually knows him understands he is not as Katrina has painted him,” Wood wrote.
That’s pretty funny considering Corbin admitted making the sexist comments … and considering his sexist views are widely known at the S.C. State House (along with his lack of self-control in other areas).
Obviously Wood is entitled to his opinion about Shealy – even if his comments are little more than the reactionary rantings of a paid political hack. Here’s the thing, though: The last time we checked, Shealy was one of the only state lawmakers proposing real tax relief in the Palmetto State. In fact Shealy’s tax legislation is a broad-based individual income tax cut – with no corresponding tax hikes. That’s entirely consistent with the “free market” principles Wood’s organization claims to be advancing – yet he’s coming after her because she called out a sexist Senator?
That’s not the sort of “free market” organization we want anything to do with …