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Palmetto Politics: Thin Line Between Love And Hate

CONSULTANT TRIES TO GET HIS LAWMAKER EX-WIFE BOOTED FROM “REPUBLICAN” CONVENTION || By FITSNEWS ||  For the record, we don’t hate anybody.  There are plenty of people we choose not to be around (most people, actually), but we generally believe “hate” to be wasted space.  It’s the equivalent of pricey…

CONSULTANT TRIES TO GET HIS LAWMAKER EX-WIFE BOOTED FROM “REPUBLICAN” CONVENTION

|| By FITSNEWS ||  For the record, we don’t hate anybody.  There are plenty of people we choose not to be around (most people, actually), but we generally believe “hate” to be wasted space.  It’s the equivalent of pricey real estate in one’s brain that’s given away rent-free – often to those who don’t deserve it.

Of course there’s another kind of hate … the kind that exists between men and women who once loved each other, like Upstate political consultant Kerry Wood and his ex-wife, S.C. Rep. Donna Hicks.  And that kind of hate can be exceedingly close to infatuation.  Even love.

Anyway, we’re not sure when (or why) Wood and Hicks’ relationship went off the rails – but it did.  Then their separation seeped into electoral politics when Wood decided to run his own daughter against Hicks in last year’s “Republican” primary election for S.C. House District 37 in Spartanburg County.

Crazy, huh?  Very …

And the soap opera is ongoing …

Just this weekend Wood – who masquerades as a “conservative” activist – sought to embarrass his ex-wife by getting the Spartanburg County “Republican” Party to deny her a seat at this weekend’s big SCGOP state convention.  Which they did … at least initially.

Talk about a total middle school move …

Of course we shouldn’t be surprised.  After all, Wood consistently vents his spleen on Facebook like a twelve-year-old girl … or like, you know, Mark Sanford.

Recognizing what was happening, Richland County GOP official Eaddy Roe Willard invited Hicks to sit at her county’s table while the mess got sorted out – which it eventually did (once it became clear the whole thing was once again nothing but Wood being a vindictive little bitch).

Hicks’ credentials were ultimately “found” – and accepted – by her delegation’s functionaries.  And she was seated with her delegation (like every other GOP lawmaker from Spartanburg).

The situation does beg the question, though: Just who is running the Spartanburg “Republican” party?  Is it Wood?  And is he really this bitter about his divorce? And this ignorant as to how petty such moves make him look?

We understand people develop grudges over things that happen in their personal lives.  And that those grudges often seep over into their professional lives.  In fact such feuds are a dime a dozen in thin-skinned South Carolina politics (which helps our traffic, obviously).  And we understand certain people are inclined to remember these grudges when “the wheel comes around,” as our founding editor likes to say.   And the wheel always comes around.

But there’s such a thing as “reaching to punch” – of being so eager to hurt or embarrass someone that punches are thrown indiscriminately, invariably missing the mark and increasing the vulnerability of the person throwing them.

Such attacks are thrown by people who aren’t thinking rationally …

It’s a thin line between love and hate, people … even in politics.

We would advise Wood to remember that.  And to remember that the best revenge is simply living well.

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71 comments

erneba May 3, 2015 at 4:48 pm

That’s what we all need, to be treated like a prostitute treats her John’s.
She tells you she loves you, while deep down inside, she actually hates you.
OH…wait a minute, that was my ex-wife.

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shifty henry May 3, 2015 at 5:29 pm

She really was good in bed, and after a while I didn’t mind that she called me by your name…

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SYNTwist May 3, 2015 at 8:57 pm

But….did you ever know her name ;)

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shifty henry May 4, 2015 at 9:08 am

I’m telling you, the gorgeous of the world can actually look pretty intimidating when they scowl. Imagine a snow-white swan with a scary tattoo holding a chain
saw. There’s just no way to really prepare for that.”

? Jim Benton, Okay, So Maybe I Do Have Superpowers

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erneba May 4, 2015 at 8:34 am

You don’t mean it, she actually called you “asshole.”
Now, I am really jealous.

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erneba May 4, 2015 at 8:49 am

“She really was good in bed..”
You were probably hitting the wrong hole there. Buddy.

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shifty henry May 4, 2015 at 9:04 am

funny!

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Bible Thumper May 3, 2015 at 5:31 pm

But the prostitute at least gives you sex.

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shifty henry May 3, 2015 at 5:44 pm

What do get when you cross a prostitute and an elephant?
A hooker who does it for peanuts and will never forget you!
————————-
Bill Gates visited a prostitute. She charged him the basic rate, plus $ 99.95 for the upgrade, manual and customer support.

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SYNTwist May 3, 2015 at 5:45 pm

LMAO – lucky bastard is all I can say!

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SYNTwist May 3, 2015 at 4:55 pm

I love, love, love the lead off, ” For the record, we don’t hate anybody. There are plenty of people we choose not to be around (most people, actually), but we generally believe “hate” to be wasted space. ”

There are plenty of people we choose not to be around, so we go to social media ;)

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GrandTango May 3, 2015 at 5:03 pm

Wow…of the voices you deem salient…FITS is the one…

Says A LOT about you…

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DamnedTango May 3, 2015 at 5:11 pm

Says the person that’s on here more then all the other regulars combined.

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SYNTwist May 3, 2015 at 5:13 pm

He is a liberal poser – that is MO. Both Liberals and Conservatives alike detest his posts. He may fool some, some of the time, but he can’t fool all us, all of the time.

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fc May 3, 2015 at 5:37 pm

What conservatives on here detest his posts? Name the conservatives on Fits. There are only 3 or 4.Name em. Or is this another fairy tale like the one you told the other night about not being able to have wine shipped to SC???… or the one about women don’t get college athletic scholarships…???? :)

SYNTwist May 3, 2015 at 5:44 pm

Conservatives don’t and that is the whole point. Why would conservatives pay someone to post his liberal tactics? I can think of none.

fc May 3, 2015 at 6:58 pm

Ok John Boy…LMAO!!!!

SYNTwist May 3, 2015 at 8:58 pm

so outta touch fc, grasping for straws. I gotta a new nickname for you – strawman ;)

SYNTwist May 3, 2015 at 6:39 pm

FYI – anyone reading those posts, will see the truth. It was an opinion and I still know NO woman who has gotten scholarship to major college, personally, based on sports.

Feel free to quote whatever you want and I am more than willing to give an “honest” outlook. Can you say the same?

Alias The Buzzman May 4, 2015 at 5:22 am

No honesty in him.

easterndumbfuckistan May 3, 2015 at 5:52 pm
SYNTwist May 3, 2015 at 5:56 pm

I am going to read your piece EDF (already in browser), but in the meantime I recommend “Trust Me, I’m Lying….”

http://www.amazon.com/Trust-Me-Lying-Confessions-Manipulator/dp/1591846285/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1430690194&sr=8-1&keywords=trust+me+I%27m+lying

easterndumbfuckistan May 3, 2015 at 6:22 pm

Downloaded to my kindle account. Once my niece stops watching sill music videos on my iPad I’ll transfer it there so I can read it.

SYNTwist May 3, 2015 at 6:31 pm

That is funny, only because I can relate. Always have kids, dogs, family at my heels, that make it difficult to have a conversation online.

Alias The Buzzman May 3, 2015 at 6:43 pm

Hey! That’s MY line!

Except they’re actually COMMUNISTS!

easterndumbfuckistan May 3, 2015 at 9:58 pm

Well Trotsky was a Communist so that’s implied. I was playing off the whole they were neo-liberals before they became neo-conservatives. Truthfully they are “The Party” from 1984. War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength types. Their main policy is perpetual war, either external (Korea, Vietnam, the Cold War on some levels, the Middle East, and coming soon Russia/Ukraine) or internal (1960s Riots, Rodney King, Ferguson, Baltimore, etc) in order to keep everyone occupied and not paying attention to the MIC, PIC, and the Media Political Complex).

Alias The Buzzman May 4, 2015 at 9:41 am

Only liberal posers deem shit salient or not, right?

No, seriously, he obviously does have some true rhetorical skills, and at least a modicum of intelligence and education. So why the hell does he mostly post such grossly inaccurate, aggressively ignorant, repetitive cliche-ridden drivel on this blog’s comment threads?

Alias The Buzzman May 4, 2015 at 9:44 am

Oh! You’re saying he’s like an agent-provocateur, intent on making conservative Republican look like idiots or maniacs. That has often been posited as a likely possibiliy, in regard to both him and pogo-flipper-farley-fc-Sandi-etc. May be true, who knows?

GrandTango May 3, 2015 at 5:38 pm

Speaking of pertinence and irony…LMAO…

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fc May 3, 2015 at 5:34 pm

“And to remember that the best revenge is simply living well.”

Obviously Haley is following this Fits advice. :)

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Too Much Time On Their Hands May 3, 2015 at 7:57 pm

Why don’t you and GT get on Christian Mingle and find lusty, repressed chicks to give you boys handjobs?

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Alias The Buzzman May 4, 2015 at 9:45 am

They do believe in the laying on of hands.

And the vigorous pumping with them.

Bible Thumper May 3, 2015 at 5:28 pm

If you met your social media acquaintances in person, they would be friendly and polite. But not near as fun.

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SYNTwist May 3, 2015 at 5:36 pm

I am absolutely sure of that BT – but I am equally sure IRL I am equally fun, polite and know how to play hard ball even better in RL ;)

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SYNTwist May 3, 2015 at 5:52 pm

BT, I’ve taken a liking to you and IRL you’d probably like me too, as a person. I really appreciate you looking out for me. I know that is that intent of your post. I play silly, but I’m not really that silly. One day, you will see my real avatar on this site and you probably won’t even recognize me – I’ll be too serious, with hints of laughter and politeness.

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Alias The Buzzman May 3, 2015 at 6:42 pm

Plus you purty.

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SYNTwist May 3, 2015 at 6:44 pm

You are sweet! I think you are a handsome uncontrollable outrageous man yourself – and it’s all those things I like about you!

Alias The Buzzman May 4, 2015 at 9:35 am

You’re gonna turn my head, now, talkin’ like that. ;)

shifty henry May 4, 2015 at 8:45 am

“Rocher was on the floor, crawling on her stomach toward Jate’s feet. “I love you…,” she kept repeating, in a demonic whisper. “I have to show you… my butt.”

? Paul Rudnick, Gorgeous

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Alias The Buzzman May 4, 2015 at 9:38 am

Have not read the work in question. However, I will go on the record here as stating, again, that I don’t do butts. Other than to look upon with joy and wonder, grab onto in certain situations, and spank rather briskly, if that is desired. ‘Nuff said.

shifty henry May 4, 2015 at 11:26 am

Mary is bored with her sex life so to spice it up she decides to
get a tattoo on her butt. She goes into the tattooists and ask for 2 dolphins- 1 on each cheek diving down her butt crack. “Sorry,” says the tattooist, “ I don’t do dolphins.”

“OK, so she asks for 2 butterflies, fluttering across her bum. “No,
I don’t do butterflies either.”

“OK, well what do you do?” The tattooist replies” ‘I do a nice line in bees.”

That night Mary runs into the bedroom naked, turns around and
bends over, saying to her husband, “Well, what do you think of that?” and he replies, “Who the hell is BOB?”

Frank May 3, 2015 at 6:38 pm

Kerry Wood is a man lacking in character. He is hired by those that want dirty deeds done yet do not want the deeds attached to them.

He is paid, mostly, to fracture the right wing. He agitates the various factions, and he is paid to distract them with certain hot button issues that keep the right from focusing on the real issues.He will lie, slander, liable and anything else he can to make money.

Advance America pays him to do the all that. So do several other well known companies and politicians.

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Adam May 3, 2015 at 6:40 pm

I only know him a little, but I can tell you he is sleepy has hell.

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Adam May 3, 2015 at 6:44 pm

Sleazy, not sleepy.

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SYNTwist May 3, 2015 at 6:41 pm

He is … simply pathetic. Looking to make a cheap buck IMO at anyone’s expense. I hope anyone who even contemplates hiring him, knows they are hiring a cheat out the gate.

I could care less about his goals, but I don’t like it when someone is less than honest with me when it comes to money. He is. His is a paid hack, with not scruples IMO.

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Old Lobbyist May 3, 2015 at 6:46 pm

He often works for Senator Hugh Leatherman, the RINO of all RINO’s. Leatherman has his “fixer” handle it all, but it is not a well kept secret.

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SYNTwist May 3, 2015 at 8:56 pm

I have no idea who or what he really is, there is one word that comes to mind, but … if Leatherman considers him a “fixer” – he is truly desperate.

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Roberto May 3, 2015 at 8:04 pm

Advance America… Doesn’t that say it all?

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Alias The Buzzman May 4, 2015 at 5:27 am

Isn’t that one of the payday loan companies that is the wing beneath Haley’s batwings?

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Grrr_Native May 4, 2015 at 11:42 am

He ran Tom Corbin’s campaign…just sayin’.
His main job was to lie about and smear his opponent, apparently, and it worked.

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Alias The Buzzman May 3, 2015 at 6:40 pm

/// Of course we shouldn’t be surprised. After all, Wood consistently vents his spleen on Facebook like a twelve-year-old girl … or like, you know, Mark Sanford. ///

… or like, you know, Thomas Ravenel, Jr.

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SYNTwist May 3, 2015 at 6:41 pm

Well said!

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Johnny May 3, 2015 at 6:43 pm

I can’t stand Kerry’s Facebook page. It is mostly right wing propaganda, and I am a right winger!
He tosses out that canned crap just to make people believe he is a Christian and a conservative. He is neither.

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SYNTwist May 3, 2015 at 6:44 pm

ding, ding, ding!

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SYNTwist May 3, 2015 at 6:43 pm

Time for me to skip out for a while, so feel free to hate or love, while I am gone – thread available ;) Yes, that goes for you too Squishy – though I know what side you might post – ha!

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Upstate Mac May 3, 2015 at 6:48 pm

I have known Kerry for a very long time. Never, ever trust him, or anyone that trust him. That person is either a crook or an idiot, so run from them just like you should Kerry.

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Grrr_Native May 4, 2015 at 11:39 am

I agree totally with the wise Upstate Mac. +1 Everyone willing to be associated with Kerry is either ignorant or just like him…I was ignorant for a while but learned the truth a couple years ago.

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Birthers For Cruz May 3, 2015 at 6:53 pm

Not that it matters I guess but,

Why would anyone want to waste a Saturday at a SC Republican Convention or for that matter,a SC Democratic Convention.

A bunch of baloney being served to all the boobs slopping it up.

You want baloney?Catch the weekly special at your local grocery store!

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Little Timmy May 3, 2015 at 7:10 pm

If ever there was a lump of walking bull crap, it is Kerry Wood. The party, the state and the world would be better off if Kerry moved to Uranus.

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SYNTwist May 3, 2015 at 9:26 pm

Wait, I thought that was where he lived, up their Uranus?

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flipper el GREAT American May 3, 2015 at 7:22 pm

I am starting the “BRING SMIRKS BACK ” Campaign effective tonight. These new idiots calling themselves “SynTwist” and “troublebaby” can’t hold a candle to the moronic RINOistic/liberal/socialist projections and opinions our favorite government employee “SMIRKS” used to espouse.

Rocky you apparently live and work in all 50 states and 100 countries? Can you help bring SMIRKS back? :)

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Flip Switchback May 3, 2015 at 7:51 pm

If only you could Flip out to where ever he is and take GT with you.

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SYNTwist May 3, 2015 at 9:25 pm

Awww….so sorry to disappoint you. I’m sure nothing a goodnight’s sleep and a cheap bottle of scotch won’t cure.

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easterndumbfuckistan May 3, 2015 at 11:26 pm

Cheap scotch = yuck. Macallan 12 or 18 = Yay!!! :-) Though I usually drink wine.

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Alias The Buzzman May 4, 2015 at 5:25 am

Says the guy who is on a perpetual circuit from Ohio to Murrells Inlet to FL to Las Vegas, back to Ohio, and on an and on.

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Ohio Can Keep Him May 4, 2015 at 9:16 am

Ohio needs to stop dumping its garbage on our lovely state.

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Alias The Buzzman May 4, 2015 at 9:33 am

I love Ohio women, but am pissed off at Buckeyes for fucking up “Hang On Sloopy” forever.

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Fair Trade? May 4, 2015 at 9:15 am

Can we trade you for him? This site was a lot better before you showed up like a bad case of crabs.

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elmer dudd May 4, 2015 at 11:42 am

lol…I see Boz is doing the same thing on Fits he did on the Sun News Opinion Blog after they BANNED him…flooded the blog with his gay,weirdo buddies from Facebook. carry on…

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TroubleBaby May 4, 2015 at 3:46 pm

You want Smirks back for the hot gay sex. You’re not fooling anyone.

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disqus_dYob1RKXDL May 4, 2015 at 11:22 pm

Perhaps Kerry needs to come out of the liberal closet. Just sayin’

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