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SC Senate: Disappointing Rise Of Fiscal Liberals

THE “BIG GUBMINT CAUCUS” IS GROWING …  || By FITSNEWS || This website has long maintained that the word “Republican” doesn’t mean much in the South Carolina Senate, where a liberal former Democrat holds near-tyrannical power. In fact joining Hugh Leatherman (and the 19 Democratic Senators he controls) are three other “former” Democrats…

THE “BIG GUBMINT CAUCUS” IS GROWING … 

|| By FITSNEWS || This website has long maintained that the word “Republican” doesn’t mean much in the South Carolina Senate, where a liberal former Democrat holds near-tyrannical power.

In fact joining Hugh Leatherman (and the 19 Democratic Senators he controls) are three other “former” Democrats – Larry Martin, Billy O’Dell and Luke Rankin.  And consistently joining these three liberal lawmakers in opposing taxpayers are a gaggle of so-called “Republicans” – including Thomas Alexander, Paul Campbell, Ray Cleary, John Courson, Ronnie Cromer, Mike Fair and Wes Hayes.

The liberal legions have been growing of late, though … adding to their ranks at a pivotal time for taxpayers.

As the ongoing debate over a proposed gas tax hike (latest report HERE) has made clear, two other S.C. “Republican” Senators – Greg Gregory and Larry Grooms – appear to be firmly in the camp of the big government apologists.

Which is profoundly disappointing …

Even though there is more than enough money available to fund South Carolina’s network of roads and bridges, Gregory and Grooms aren’t satisfied.  They want more.  In fact Gregory says the state’s gas tax must be hiked so government can continue to “adequately fund” higher education.

Wow … really? 

Meanwhile Grooms – whose repeated sellouts have already drawn the ire of taxpayer advocates – is once again selling out.  Even though an additional $400 million has materialized in the coming year’s state budget (on top of the $25.7 billion lawmakers are already spending), Grooms refuses to withdraw his support for tax hikes.

“I’m disappointed that there is a growing number of legislators that think a short-term solution is a long-term fix,” Grooms told the Associated Press this week.

Sheesh …

There’s an old saying: “With fronds like these, who needs anemones?”

And its corollary: “With ‘Republicans’ like these, who needs Democrats?

Indeed.  It looks as though South Carolina is headed toward another “Lost Decade” under its GOP overlords … with “Republican” governor Nikki Haley falling in the “too little, too late” camp.

Stay tuned tomorrow.  Beyond S.C. Senator Tom Davis – who is staging an impassioned filibuster against the gas tax hike – there are a handful of lawmakers standing up for your bottom line in this debate.  We’ll tell you who they are …

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31 comments

Jonny Logic May 26, 2015 at 4:55 pm

Again, I love how the main problem in COLA is ‘Republicans’ acting like those evil, liberal Democrats. Its about time you hold them accountable for the letter after there name, (R), and stop blaming their faults on acting like a ‘Democrat’. Maybe if there were some REAL Democrats in COLA, we wouldn’t have all these messes for the ‘Republicans’ to deal with in the first place.

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Fits Ain't No Republican May 26, 2015 at 5:30 pm

Yeah but you see Fits ain’t a “Republican” but he knows what a “Republican” is supposed to be even though he ain’t one!

Got that!

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FastEddy23 May 26, 2015 at 6:21 pm

Yeah! ….

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CNSYD May 26, 2015 at 7:09 pm

Haven’t you learned that FITS knows all? He can tell you how Watkins family was given a luxury vacation. He can tell you who took Wingo’s SAT. There is no limit to his knowledge.

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FastEddy23 May 26, 2015 at 6:20 pm

Meaning what? Real democrats don’t eat quiche’?

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt May 26, 2015 at 7:11 pm

You make too much sense for this crowd.

The people in Cola. represent the idiots that send them there.

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RogueElephant May 27, 2015 at 7:46 am

Over half of the (R) types are REAL DEMOCRATS. It’s just easier to run as an (R) in SC. That is the real problem.

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Dumb and Dumber May 27, 2015 at 9:30 am

That just means Republicans are too stupid to reason beyond voting a straight Republican ticket when they shuffle their inbred asses to the polls, further proof this state is screwed.

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RogueElephant May 27, 2015 at 9:53 am

You definitely have the right name.

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nitrat May 26, 2015 at 5:06 pm

SC Democrats wouldn’t have to change their party if the SCGOP voters weren’t so stupidly determined to have one party rule no matter how much it screws them up and over.

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Fits Ain't No Republican May 26, 2015 at 5:33 pm

Yeah but if you put the Democrats back in,who is going to deal with “those” people?

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FastEddy23 May 26, 2015 at 6:18 pm

Mmmmmm … How about just taking them out behind the woodshed?

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Elfego May 26, 2015 at 8:27 pm

The only people worse than a Democrat is Democrats who run as Republicans and the Devil himself!

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KristinaMDavenport May 27, 2015 at 4:44 am

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Alternative Headlines Inc. May 26, 2015 at 6:20 pm

“Those employed by government want more government. The naive are disappointed.”

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FastEddy23 May 26, 2015 at 6:26 pm

“The bureaucracy is expanding to fulfill the needs of an expanding bureaucracy.”

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RogueElephant May 27, 2015 at 7:47 am

Kinda like “the beatings will continue till moral improves.” LOL

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Marko May 26, 2015 at 6:24 pm

Greg Gregory is a waste of air. I have watched him a for a couple of years and he is a waste on air.
Add Grooms and Cleary and you have three posers. Men that play to the crowd but vote with Leatherman.
Dump all three next year!

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Danny May 26, 2015 at 8:22 pm

They are sellouts. Election year in NEXT year.

Beat Leatherman, Cleary, Grooms, and the rest of the RINO’s

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On the RINO Watch May 26, 2015 at 9:36 pm

Leatherman,Cleary and Grooms are real Republicans.

You are a RINO.

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Things That Won't Happen May 27, 2015 at 9:34 am

“Beat Leatherman, Cleary, Grooms, and the rest of the RINO’s”

South Carolina can’t get what they don’t vote for.

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FastEddy23 May 26, 2015 at 6:24 pm

Which brings up the questions:

How are real republicans supposed to act?

And conversely, how are real democrats supposed to act?

Or another way. Is raising taxes, any taxes, in the middle of a foundering, jobless economy good for anyone except government?

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt May 26, 2015 at 7:12 pm

Fox News tells us what a republican is supposed to be and what a democrat is supposed to be.

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FastEddy23 May 26, 2015 at 7:35 pm

… But nobody else will? … Will? …

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easterndumbfuckistan May 26, 2015 at 8:10 pm Reply
Limbaughsaphatkhunt May 26, 2015 at 7:09 pm

Lol…saying S.C. has fiscal liberals in the Senate is like saying Fox News has legitimate journalists.

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Bible Thumper May 26, 2015 at 8:08 pm

Poe’s law, If not for the lol.

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Legitimate Journalists May 27, 2015 at 9:32 am

They have us on all the time… as guests.

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Wilbur J May 26, 2015 at 7:22 pm

It’s the giving out of money that creates power in the leadership of the General Assembly. Therefore, the present leadership won’t stop the spending.

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Bible Thumper May 26, 2015 at 8:05 pm

NLRB dismisses complaint by IAM union against Boeing.

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Lone Ranger May 28, 2015 at 6:36 pm

“Rise” my ass!…not so damn fast…from Leatherman to Courson to Hayes
They’ve ALWAYS been tax-and-spend payday grubbers–have NOT changed their ways !!!

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