Mark Sanford Doesn’t Like Criticism

… AND IS NO LONGER CONSULTING JESUS ABOUT HIS VOTES || By FITSNEWS || U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford doesn’t like being called a “corporate whore.”  Nor does he like his latest sellout to the “Republican” establishment being compared to fellatio.  In fact he reached out to this website’s founding editor…


|| By FITSNEWS || U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford doesn’t like being called a “corporate whore.”  Nor does he like his latest sellout to the “Republican” establishment being compared to fellatio.  In fact he reached out to this website’s founding editor this week to voice his displeasure regarding the tone of our recent criticism.

“You can’t be using the language that you’re using – you can’t be making the innuendo you’re using about a man sucking another man’s penis,” Sanford said during a Thursday morning call to FITS founding editor Will Folks. “I’m just telling you as a friend you might want to get off the high horse because it’s a dangerous place to be.”

Sanford added that “the Lord is going to humble you.”

“I’d be careful in terms of your own soul,” he said.

Folks repeatedly tried Sanford to focus on the issue at hand – specifically whether he would reconsider his shameless sellout on reauthorizing a crony capitalist slush fund in light of looming indictments against the fund’s personnel.

“No, no, no … I’m not playing your game,” Sanford responded.  “I don’t have time to play your game.”

“When you line up your voting record against mine then we’ll talk,” Sanford said.  “It’s very easy to criticize when you don’t have to cast one vote.”

Actually it is easy to criticize.  But it’s also easy to vote the right way … in fact, Sanford repeatedly eschewed such political sellouts during his first stint in Congress (from 1995-2001) – and was overwhelmingly reelected twice by voters appreciative of his principled positions.

Asked again whether he would reconsider his vote, Sanford said he wasn’t going to respond on the record to “unprofessional” inquiries.

“I’ve lived in judgment world and it’s a place you don’t wanna be,” he said.  “Only God can judge.”

Folks attempted to get Sanford to answer the question a third time, only to be told “there you go – you’re getting on the high horse again.”

Sanford then began lecturing Folks on the latter’s “un-Christian” behavior and asking him whether Jesus would have leveled such unflattering criticism at “another Christian.”

Folks response?  Asking Sanford what Jesus would think about selling out taxpayers to benefit corporate executives … including a CEO who made $30 million last year.

“I don’t think Jesus cares,” Sanford responded.

Really?  That’s an interesting response seeing how Sanford played the Jesus card in the aftermath of another recent sellout – his vote in support of fiscally liberal U.S. Speaker John Boehner.

Folks asked Sanford if Jesus didn’t care about his votes, then why did he publicize his consultation with the Almighty?

“I never said ‘Jesus,’ I said I prayed about it,” Sanford shot back. “Show me where it says ‘Jesus.'”

Asked who he prayed to, Sanford replied “that’s between me and God.”

Sheesh …

Sanford – generally a cool customer – repeatedly raised his voice during the eight-minute exchange, which was by far the testiest conversation our founding editor has ever had with the man he helped elect governor of South Carolina in 2002.

He was angry … telling Folks “to impugn one completely based on one vote I don’t this is fair.”

Look: We get that Sanford is upset.  After all, he’s admitted publicly that he is voting for something that he knows is wrong … because a big company in his district wants him to vote for it.  That’s gotta eat away at somebody’s soul.

Also, Sanford is doing exactly what he once vowed he would never do – vote for something that’s bad for the country just because it (ostensibly) benefits his district.  Again, that’s something that’s got to eat away at him.

But if Sanford thinks for one second we are going to pull punches … or be on the receiving end of lectures in morality from him … he’s sorely mistaken.


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fed up voter April 16, 2015 at 10:05 am

Geesh, sounds just like the Peelers, Ard, Harrell, Eckstrom, Metts, Haley and other Repubs., who invoke God to cover up their past, present and future sins. Injecting , invoking God, their religion is how they want to be perceived, not how they want to live!

vicupstate April 16, 2015 at 10:09 am

True…and yet their lemming followers will continue to be easily fooled.

fc April 16, 2015 at 10:12 am

Better than invoking Muhammed and the Devil like Obama and the Jesus hating, God booing Democrat Party.

Former Haley Suporter April 16, 2015 at 10:18 am

Obama and the Religious hating Dems. (except their Atheist and Muslim Brothers) as well as the faux Religious Repubs. are leading to the downfall of this Nation!

get over it April 16, 2015 at 10:20 am

Haley still got your mind fucked up? Tried counseling?

Annie April 16, 2015 at 11:57 am

Sanford and the Peelers , along with Eckstrom are all the same sick low life human waste,

Bonnie April 16, 2015 at 12:40 pm

These people invoke the Lord and their religion as a disguise of who they really are, God will not be mocked and warns of hypocrites . Sanford, Peeler and Eckstrom all touted their Religion while carrying on their. Multiple sins. Jesus Christ said, “you will be forgiven, go and sin no more”. They have ALL missed “sin no more”. Multiple affairs, unethical and immoral activities abound with this bunch.

fc April 16, 2015 at 10:09 am

Did Will used to work for Sanford? What happened?

TroubleBaby April 16, 2015 at 10:30 am

Will “found Jesus”. Sanford is apparently still looking for him.

Another Pilgrimage Junket April 16, 2015 at 10:57 am

I doubt he is in Argentina.

TSIB April 16, 2015 at 11:31 am

The Lord humbled him.

mamatiger92 April 16, 2015 at 10:16 am

You seriously need an editor, Will.

fc April 16, 2015 at 10:19 am

Fiction writers need an editor?

TroubleBaby April 16, 2015 at 10:27 am

“the Lord is going to humble you.”

Says King David.

““I never said ‘Jesus,’ I said I prayed about it,” Sanford shot back. “Show me where it says ‘Jesus.’”

Says lunatic King David.

Dice Man April 16, 2015 at 10:27 am

The narcissistic twat rides again! Sanfeld remains the man about nothing.

nitrat April 16, 2015 at 10:36 am

Mark’s district may have the same number, but it was redrawn after 2010.

His ‘new’ district has a bigger, better, more highfalutin class of CEOs than he had in the old one. Some of the Libertarian ideologue riff raff has been re-districted out.

And, the CEOs expect their politicians to ask ‘how high?’ when they say ‘jump’. They only care about Libertarian ideology when it puts money in their pockets. And, Mark NEEDS that government paycheck to pay his child support and alimony.

It just sounds like Mark has doubled down with the Christian Libertarian cabal of The Family/The Fellowship/C Street/National Prayer Breakfast and that bunch is ALL about doing what the CEOs tell them to do.

After all, Jesus never really did say: “Truly I say to you, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven… Again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God”, did he?

TangoLeft? April 16, 2015 at 11:34 am

You’re as predictable as GrandTango blaming Obama. Any story about Sanford, or most and Republicans and some Democrats you’re trotting out the “The Family/The Fellowship/C Street/National Prayer Breakfast” as the cause of all of America’s problems.

nitrat April 17, 2015 at 10:08 am

They pretty much are.
Virtually every US foreign policy debacle of the past 65 years, going back past the ever inept CIA’s overthrowing of a democratically elected government in Iran in 1953 to install The Shah. We still pay for that today.
Not to mention domestically, the likes of snowball chucking Sen. James Inhofe and running-Kansas-into-the-ground Sam Brownback. Like Mark Sanford and David Petraeus, these people think they are ALL King David and anointed by God to lead…because Doug and David Coe tell them so.
If I make one person curious enough to Google ‘The Fellowship’ every time I write it, I’m doing my part to bring a little ‘transparency’ to the shadow government of the USA. And, that’s what it is, a shadow US government.

ThreePalms April 16, 2015 at 10:39 am

Sanford is a class A jerk and the Republican voters of Charleston should be ashamed of their votes, but he is right when he admonishes Folks by saying, “You can’t be using the language that you’re using…” When Folks uses those innuendos in his stories, he sounds more like Grand Tango than a political writer who wants to be taken seriously.

disgust to nth degree April 16, 2015 at 10:44 am

I would write that off to Folk’s disappointment in a former Liberty fighter.

see April 16, 2015 at 10:41 am

You have him on the ropes. Sanford’s mask has slipped and is well off. He can’t control the narrative. His excuses are all over the place. He uses the Jesus card but how dare YOU Judge ME is narcissistic reflex, however cloaked. He is raging about his lack of image management. He is gas-lighting and blame-shifting rather than win you over with a legitimate argument. Next, he will make a “I’m a poor sausage” appeal to his constituents trying to gain pity about his encounter with that nasty blogger. Eventually he will cycle back to Charm. Welcome to Jenny & sons world prior to and post divorce. Welcome to Jesus Cheater Personality Disordered M!ndFU@kery.

fc April 16, 2015 at 10:54 am

Same ole shit…just like Haley…you dumb fuckers can’t beat Haley or Sanford so you try and destroy them…LMAO

And you keep failing!!!!

Chump April 16, 2015 at 11:12 am

“They” eventually destroy themselves. Folks didn’t put those words in his mouth or make him cheat. You fail yourself when you Spackle over Bad behavior and subsequent actions no matter that you agree with his words.

Airborne April 16, 2015 at 5:53 pm

10-4 ! They will destroy themselves and continue to embarrasses the idiots that voted for them, just like obama!
Get your head out of your ARSE!

Chump April 16, 2015 at 7:48 pm

That is the circle jerk of it all. Progressives and conservatives have bad actors in their ranks. Because their beliefs are so divergent neither will cross-over to reward the better man or woman. The only winner is the compromised and corrupted candidate who rides this gravy train.

Diogenes April 16, 2015 at 10:54 am

He doesn’t like criticism? He likes the Seventh Commandment even less.

fc April 16, 2015 at 10:58 am

Run Tom Ervin or T Rav against him…lol…he keeps punching the shit out of you dumb asses and ya never get it…look at this FREE press today…Sanford is talking about Jesus and Fits is talking bout cocks and blow jobs?

Obama couldn’t beat Sanford in SC…

Chump April 16, 2015 at 11:14 am

That would be a sorry choice indeed.

Rocky April 16, 2015 at 11:09 am

“Only God can judge.” Great quote. Obviously he hasn’t met Flip or Grand Tango.

one_big_dude April 16, 2015 at 11:09 am

Hopefully you recorded the conversation. Why not post it??? You CAN do that in SC

867-5309 April 16, 2015 at 11:20 am

WWJD (What Would Jenny Do)?

Chump April 17, 2015 at 6:18 am

When Sanford committed his most selfish act he ensured that he would never be “his own man” again in the public arena. He is compromised.

“You can choose your sin, but you can’t choose the consequences” and those consequences are damaging to his children as well.

TSIB April 16, 2015 at 11:30 am

“Sanford added that ‘the Lord is going to humble you.’”

Ooh. Pass the popcorn.

TSIB April 16, 2015 at 11:30 am

Seriously, though, judging by his tone, I’d say the Lord hasn’t succeeded in humbling Sanford himself yet.

truthmonger April 16, 2015 at 11:46 am

I wonder how he’d take it if I dropped off a pair of knee pads with the Boeing logo on them at his office? Where IS his office?

sparklecity April 16, 2015 at 11:56 am

I hope Sanfraud does read my retort:
*****First and foremost***** you shirked your military duty by first joinng the Air Force Reserves without any prior military experience (almost exclusively “reserved” for non-priors over the age of 30 like doctors,veterinarians and clergy who serve as chaplains) by using your political pull because you stated (and I FUCKING quote):
“I want to set an example for my sons” Then when your unit was activated you implied that you could not be activated due to your responsibilities a Governor of South Carolina and I’m pretty sure FITS held your hand while you said that shit and bailed when your country said you had to go. Some example for your sons!!! Shirked your duties first time out – because you had bigger fish to fry while all about you men and women who were Reservists and Guardsmen/women left their families and jobs and did their duty some not just once but numerous deployments for many.
***Secondly: ****:You went AWOL by slipping off to Argentina to see your woman on the side.
There is absolutely no doubt that you shirked your responsibilities as Governor of South Carolina by misleading the citizens of South Carolina and for all I know, FITS was in on the whole thing from the start.
I have absolutely no respect for you and it is beyond me to understand how someone would vote for you to even serve as a dogcatcher let alone a US Congressman. But then again this is South Carolina and the saying that South Carolina is too small to be a nation and too big to be an insane asylum ring truer every fucking day.
Last time i checked on it you are still in the US Air Force Reserves and was able to pull strings to be assigned to a “Homeland Security assignment” so you will not have to be deployed overseas. If I had my way and you ARE still in the Air Force Reserves i would have your ass on the next C-17 leaving Charleston AFB on the way to Afghanistan or better yet serving as a stretcher bearer in Iraq – since you were a medical administration officer in the Air Evacuation squadron while in the Charleston AF Reserves before getting your cushy assignment “protecting” our homeland.(personally I don’t think you could “protect” a Porta-John).
You only care about duty-shirking self and your actions have proven that over and over. You don’t deserve to wear the uniform of an officer in the US military (if you still do that is) and have no honor whatsoever.
I’d say fuck you,fuck you,fuck you,fuck you,fuck you,fuck you but since you don’t appreciate “cussing” like that I won’t say fuck you,fuck you,fuck you,fuck you,fuck you,fuck you,fuck you.
US Army 1971-1974
Air National Guard – US Air Force 1988 – 2010
There is no

Bible Thumper April 16, 2015 at 1:03 pm

I have no problem with invoking God in a discussion, but when someone say’s he prayed over an issue and you can’t distinguish his behavior from anyone else who’s screwing over his Ex, and his mistress, then I have a problem.

As for Fits language, he is the same hypocrite that he accuses others of being. He will do a story about jobs lost in Florence, but not the report on the state’s last four months employment situation. He did when the workforce participation rate was falling, but not now that it is rising.

Sconset987 April 16, 2015 at 1:24 pm

Sometimes FITS you go over the edge. Not to defend Mark Sanford or Thomas Ravenel or Nikki Haley, etc. but sometimes you go from aggressive to angry/crazy when you criticize them (or when you support losers like Curtis Loftis). Lately, too many posts haven’t been fun to read…or informative.

mamatiger92 April 16, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Completely disagree. The Southern Charm ratings updates are riveting.

Bible Thumper April 16, 2015 at 2:04 pm

I’m sure that if Sanford would’ve asked Jesus whether he should call Will and complain, that Jesus would’ve said no. Unless….

Lone Ranger April 16, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Why yes I walked away from God and my wife and four children so I’m the wonderful narcissist you can’t ignore
And when it comes to being air-headed and worthless as crap–the fools who re-elected me deserve that even more !!!

Airborne April 16, 2015 at 5:54 pm

Roger that!!!

sparklecity April 17, 2015 at 12:16 pm

All the way and then some!!!!!
82nd Airborne: 1972-1974

sparklecity April 17, 2015 at 12:17 pm

I heard that!!!!

Soft Sigh from Hell April 16, 2015 at 6:40 pm

If those quotes from him are anywhere close to literal he is one sick puppy. Worse than I had imagined even after reading much criticism.

Reality April 17, 2015 at 12:40 am

He’s a piece of shit, but he’s right. Of all the people who can criticize him, you’re the lone exception. You were happy to ride the gravy train until you put him in a position where he had no choice but to fire you and then you climb up on your high horse and try to make money off the mistakes of the hand that fed you. He’s a piece of shit, but only a slightly less piece of shit than the author of this crap.”Forgive me,” said the woman beater adding, “just don’t forgive the person that punished me for my sins.”

okay April 21, 2015 at 12:20 pm

“To impugn one completely based on one vote I don’t this is fair.”

But…what would libertarians talk about then?


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