Baiting Gay Hate In SC Election

LAST MINUTE “RAINBOW-THEMED” DIRTY TRICK HITS LOCAL ELECTION … || By FITSNEWS ||  In case you’re just now noticing, things are all sorts of crazy in South Carolina. “Too small for a Republic, too large to be an insane asylum,” anti-secessionist James L. Petigru remarked in 1860. What was true then is…


|| By FITSNEWS ||  In case you’re just now noticing, things are all sorts of crazy in South Carolina.

“Too small for a Republic, too large to be an insane asylum,” anti-secessionist James L. Petigru remarked in 1860.

What was true then is true now …

Last week, we brought our readers an item about PTR Industries –  a government-subsidized Horry County, S.C. gun manufacturer which is having some trouble paying its bills.  Part of that company’s unfortunate crony capitalist history?  The March suicide of one of its employees, Horry County councilman Bob Grabowski.

Grabowski’s untimely death has triggered a special election in Horry County … and a “winner take all” GOP runoff election is scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday, June 30, 2015).  The candidates?  Small businessman Cam Crawford (husband of S.C. Rep. Heather Ammons Crawford) and construction company owner Kirk Hanna.

Why should you care about this race?  You shouldn’t.  In fact the people who live in this district don’t even care, as evidenced by the 7 percent of registered voters who bothered to cast a ballot two weeks ago in the GOP primary election.

Endeavoring to make them care?  A group called the “LGBT Association of Horry County.”  In fact the group has bombarded the district with a mail piece endorsing Crawford, praising him for his support of same sex marriage and his plan to “sponsor an ordinance that will provide tax breaks to same sex couples.

Take a look at the mailing’s front …

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And back …

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Negative Mailer

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“Please vote with your partner and let Cam know you are here because you are queer and are queer because you are here,” the mailing concludes.

Ummm …

Couple things: First and most importantly, there is no such thing as the “LGBT Association of Horry County.”  No such group exists.  Furthermore, Crawford has not articulated a position on the issue of same-sex marriage – and has never stated his support for an ordinance providing tax breaks to same sex couples.  Finally, the picture used in the mailing – taken from Crawford’s Facebook page – is not from a pro-gay event.

Everything about the mailing is a fabrication, in other words.

So where did it come from?

Crawford supporters are accusing Hanna’s consultant – Jay Specter – of slinging mud.  Hanna’s supporters counter that the whole thing is a set-up – engineered to portray their candidate as a villain.

Who do we believe?  We don’t know … nor do we care.

The newsworthiness of the story from our perspective is that same-sex marriage is apparently being used as a voter suppression method – a means of discouraging people from voting for one of the two candidates in this race.  Which is sad.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: No government – federal, state or local – has any business banning or sanctioning marriage (gay, straight or plural).  Marriage ought to be the exclusive purview of individual congregations.  As for civil unions, however, government has an affirmative obligation to recognize these equally per the fourteenth amendment.

In other words get government out of the marriage business … and recognize everyone’s choice of partners equally from a tax and beneficiary perspective.

Seriously … how does such a simple solution evade politicians at all levels of government (and on both sides of the increasingly indistinguishable aisle)? 


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Ugh June 29, 2015 at 2:20 pm

Who seriously cares?

Pogo June 29, 2015 at 2:27 pm

Well someone has to tell the small minded who to vote for and who not to vote for.

Victorious Secret June 29, 2015 at 3:05 pm

So who did they tell you to vote for?

Pogo June 29, 2015 at 3:24 pm

Whoever the Republican is, of course!

2 step tango June 29, 2015 at 3:37 pm

damn straight.Tell em pogo!

The Buzzman June 29, 2015 at 7:43 pm

They’re both Republicans.

Bible Thumper June 29, 2015 at 2:53 pm

County Council District 6
Vote for 1
Ric Coates . . . . . . . . . . 38 — 3.41
Cam Crawford . . . . . . . . . 378 — 33.93
Blaine Garren . . . . . . . . . 72 — 6.46
Kirk Hanna . . . . . . . . . . 409 — 36.71
Cary Rowell. . . . . . . . . . 52 — 4.67
Chris Stephens. . . . . . . . . 165 — 14.81
Total . . . . . . . . . 1,114

Jackie Chiles June 29, 2015 at 3:21 pm

Where does Crawford Stand on the flag???

Tazmaniac June 29, 2015 at 5:44 pm

Which one? Battle or Rainbow?

ScrewedNSC June 29, 2015 at 10:08 pm

She voted to take it down.

The Buzzman June 30, 2015 at 12:08 am

If this is about Cam’s wife, Heather Ammons Crawford, she has still not responded in regard to the flag issue, as of midnight.

The Buzzman June 30, 2015 at 12:09 am


Flag debate to be held on June 6.

ScrewedNSC June 30, 2015 at 2:56 am

She voted to take it down!

Lenny June 29, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Jay Specter…that says it all. He loves dirty tricks.
Say yes to Crawford, no to dirty tricks.
SC can be a better place, but only if we run the bad apples out of politics. Here is a clear example of a bad apple acting out of desperation.
Vote Crawford…and bty, I barely know him. I just am not voting for a dirty trickster!

Mike Green June 30, 2015 at 3:39 am

Heather , I see you have changed your name!

Lenny June 30, 2015 at 7:33 am

No. Not heather.

Just someone looking for then the most illusive of things…honesty in politics. Hannah and his fake mailers are not acceptable.

Sorry Mike, you may like political scum, but not me.

Tony June 29, 2015 at 3:32 pm

If this is traced back to Hannah or Spector, is it election fraud? Could someone do time over this?

Ghost of Atwater June 29, 2015 at 4:11 pm

No, this is just Politics: South Carolina Style. And of course, statewide advertising for Spector on Fits for next year’s elections. I bet his phone is already ringing.

Fecal Matters June 29, 2015 at 4:23 pm

“Please vote with you partner…”

Obviously whoever “designed” this is benefitting from an SC education.

9" June 29, 2015 at 4:59 pm

He’s just looking for some dick.Could you post a pic of his butt?

Guest June 29, 2015 at 5:38 pm

Spit on the homosexuals. Sickos and circus freaks is all they are. God will punish them one day. You better believe it.

Manray9 June 29, 2015 at 6:04 pm

Godly sentiments.

You Pussy June 29, 2015 at 6:51 pm

Then why are you complaining? Apparently your “God” has this.

The Buzzman June 29, 2015 at 7:47 pm

pogo you ignorant slut!

Jack June 29, 2015 at 7:58 pm

Actually I was taking to Jesus yesterday. He told me he had a special place in Hell for people like you, and all those evangelist who skim off the top of their followers contributions and become rich. Said you have pretty much ignored everything he said while on earth.

TontoBubbaGoldstein June 29, 2015 at 8:21 pm

“Jesus loves you.”

A nice thing to hear at church.

A horrific thing to hear in a Mexican prison.

Mike at the Beach June 29, 2015 at 10:29 pm


9" June 30, 2015 at 11:32 am

Before that happens,can I fuck your fat ass?

Rascal262 June 30, 2015 at 1:39 pm

Yeah, that sounds like the kind of thing he’d do.

Manray9 June 29, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Gee, Sic, We can’t race bait anymore and now you’re running down gay baiting too? How do you expect the political process to work in SC if we can’t bait the weak and powerless in order to exploit the ignorant and credulous? Are you saying our elections should be fair and decided on the issues?

The Buzzman June 29, 2015 at 7:46 pm


LB June 30, 2015 at 7:30 am

Manray is the greek word for liberal dumb ass.

Manray9 June 30, 2015 at 11:15 am

LB: You wield the epee of wit with such aplomb!

Tazmaniac June 29, 2015 at 5:41 pm

Was supposed to be set in North Carolina.

Got caught in your lies! June 29, 2015 at 6:37 pm

Don’t you swear homosexuals hold the majority opinion of our people? If so, why are you fleeing from them? You should be proud to court the Gay vote, if everyone is for it, as you say they are. Why is this a dirty trick, unless you have been lying?

BeachBum June 30, 2015 at 7:29 am

Unsigned, deceptive and last minute.

Hannah is scum for allowing this.

Comrade1917 June 29, 2015 at 7:22 pm

The rainbow banner is a fitting replacement for the current SC Palmetto banner.

The Buzzman June 29, 2015 at 7:41 pm

I did oppo work for Specter two years ago, and deeply regret ever having even known him.

In case anyone doesn’t know, convicted felon Jay Specter is a close business associate of Andre Bauer — and is also a Bauer operative/surrogate/flack, attack dog and majordomo. He is Bauer’s boy, in other words. And Specter’s main boy is a worthless idiot by the name of Keith Van Winkle, who they keep putting up for all kinds of offices. He always loses, because he’s a worthless idiot. Even ran him as head of the school board — and he has only a high school education.

This is typical of what they do. My work for them, however, didn’t involved mailers like this. Or rather, I didn’t do any work specifically for anything like that. I quite when they took a piece of art I did, against my wishes, and pasted it into a deceptive hit piece like the one shown above. Slimey bastards, all of ’em — and that includes Specter’s current candidate.

ScrewedNSC June 30, 2015 at 2:54 am

You have about as much credibility as a turd in a toilet right before you flush. So, now you are the hit man for the Myrtle Beach Mafia. By the way your food stamps run out yet this month?

euwe max June 30, 2015 at 12:56 am

Republican boxer shorts.

Mike Green June 30, 2015 at 3:38 am

The real question is does Crawford support the Constitution? If so, he supports same sex marriage. If not he does not, he just needs to say so. But like everything in this campaign, Crawford has said nothing on any issue.

John June 30, 2015 at 7:27 am

Crawford should not speak to this issue because it is not an issue before the county council. He should not speak on every possible issue the world may have before it as that only serves to divide us more.

Stick to the pertinent issue and deal with them, which of course is something no pol wants to do! They only posture for their political bases, hence we watch our country crumble while gay marriage and the confederate flag are considered the most important issues of out time.

In the end, this was a dirty trick. Anyone voting for Hannah should expect the same from him…in budgets, reports to the public, etc. he has show he is not honorable. So vote know for Hannah.

Jays b'friend June 30, 2015 at 7:38 am

Gay orgy at Jay Spector’s house!

Time: Directly after the “poles” closes.

So cum on over and let us stuff your ballot box!

Don’t miss it—–free condoms for everyone!

ScrewedNSC June 30, 2015 at 8:17 am

the real question is does Crawford support gay marrage. He has not anwsered any questions in this entire campaign.

Timmy Tebow June 30, 2015 at 11:32 am

Wow cool Cam Crawford knows Ringo Starr!!!????


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