Divided “Republicans” Gather In Greenville

HOUSE CAUCUS TO PLOT AGENDA AMID ACRIMONY, UNCERTAINTY || By FITSNEWS || A badly divided S.C. House “Republican” caucus is gathering in Greenville, S.C. this weekend to plot its legislative agenda for the coming year. Hanging over them?  Acrimony … and uncertainty. On Friday morning, state lawmakers will participate in the…


|| By FITSNEWS || A badly divided S.C. House “Republican” caucus is gathering in Greenville, S.C. this weekend to plot its legislative agenda for the coming year.

Hanging over them?  Acrimony … and uncertainty.

On Friday morning, state lawmakers will participate in the 21st Annual Legislative Classic – a golf tournament held at the ritzy Greenville County Club.  After that, they will attend a dinner reception at the Greenville Hyatt.  The following morning, they will finally get down to business at a breakfast meeting.

Tensions are high among lawmakers …

The S.C. House was bitterly divided last month thanks to a contentious debate over the removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the S.C. State House.  Lawmakers are still at each others’ throats over that issue, multiple sources close to the caucus tell FITS.

Adding to the atmosphere of unease?  An announcement earlier this month by S.C. attorney general Alan Wilson in which it was made abundantly clear that a joint federal-state (mostly federal) probe of legislative corruption was ongoing.

“A lot of people are looking over their shoulders,” one lawmaker told us.

Sounds like “Fear and Loathing in G-Vegas” to us …

Lawmakers achieved no substantive reform during their 2015 session.  All they did was grow a state budget that perpetuates crony capitalism, bureaucratic expansion and economic stagnation.

The only real “win?”  The failure of the status quo to impose a costly (and totally unnecessary) gas tax increase on South Carolina motorists … although that was no thanks to the “Republican” House, which overwhelmingly passed the tax hike.

And given just how beholden the S.C. House is to the status quo, we suspect a gas tax hike will be item No. 1 on its agenda for the coming year …


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Flip August 28, 2015 at 9:02 am

It’s fun watching these bigots implode.

flip August 28, 2015 at 9:40 am

You gave yourself away with the ‘capital’ F.You dishonest stupid fuck perverts can’t get anything right. I thought queer marriage was going to make ya’ll happy? All .25% of ya.

Lost and Stupid Liberals August 28, 2015 at 9:47 am

flip, they will talk about anything but substance.

It’s the surest sign you have defeated them. They have nothing left but deceit, and ignorance.

Rocky Verdad August 28, 2015 at 9:58 am

Close your fist and look at the back of your hand. Now raise your middle finger.

The Buzzman August 28, 2015 at 11:31 am

He needs to take it out of Grand Tango’s butt first.

Or … maybe not.

flip August 28, 2015 at 11:46 am

We’re good conservatives.
There’s plenty of room in the Log Cabin!!!

flip August 28, 2015 at 11:45 am

My hard work has finally paid off. Four more years with a Democrat in the White House! You can thank people like me. You’re welcome, America!

GrandTango August 28, 2015 at 9:03 am

Well, I guess they can thank people like me. Us racists are hard to please.

Speak D Truth August 28, 2015 at 9:04 am

Why won’t they pander to us dumb bigots anymore?!?

The Colonel August 28, 2015 at 9:05 am

I’m not a bigot, but I support them.
We need them to ‘win’.

SC GOP August 28, 2015 at 9:07 am

Thank God we have Trump.
The GOP will learn that racists are their bread and butter.
You can’t win without us.

Will Folks August 28, 2015 at 9:09 am

As long as those Trump checks keep cashing, I’ll be happy to lend a hand!

Wayne August 28, 2015 at 9:39 am

This will not end well for many.
Harrell and others are singing like a Canary!

trader joe August 28, 2015 at 9:41 am

None of em sing.You just lie and make shit up.

Comrade Hillary August 28, 2015 at 9:44 am

Divided, even if it were true, more than a year out is FINE. It means the candidates are being carefully considered. The GOP offers a choice.

Among the Democrats, it’s like the Polit Bureau, only ONE name on the ballot. And if you don’t vote the party’s HARD LINE, you will be DEALT with (See Bob Menendez.)

And even if there is some division in the Republican party, I’d rather have that in a political party, than be responsible for RIPPING apart the county (See Obama, and the Democrat Party.)

flip August 28, 2015 at 9:50 am

True.When voters were asked what was the first word that came into their mind when they thought of Hillary, the top 3 were LIAR,DISHONEST and UNTRUSTWORTHY.Dems second choice is commie Bernie Sanders who honeymooned in the former Soviet Union and is best friends with every tyrant and dictator in the western hemisphere.

Love the Republican field and Trump is strengthening the party.

flip August 28, 2015 at 11:49 am

I love the checks I get from Obama’s govt. It helps pay for my internet service. It ain’t cheap helping to destroy the GOP. Luckily, my man Obama knows this and keeps people like me afloat. I’m really going to miss him. Hillary won’t let me down though!!!

Rocky Verdad August 28, 2015 at 9:56 am

I’m sick of this crap. OK @$$ hole in one, here’s a historical perspective. January 2009 we were lossing 700,000 jobs a month. Consumer spending was at an all time low, GM was on the verge of collapse, Chrysler had to be purchased by FIAT to stay alive, Ford was on the edge. The finanacial system was in taters, people were default on their mortgages at a horrific rate, and 16.3% of Americans didn’t have health insurance. The economy was contracting at 5% a year. And that mess was handed over by your beloved GOP who had complete control over the entire government for 6 years, and had still held power to the White House for another two. Since that time the financial system has been stabalized, the jobs losses were reversed with a stimulus, the auto industry restructured and put back on its feet, Uninsured rates are down to 11% and still falling. Over 12 million jobs have been created by the economy during Obama’s tenure. Unemployment that spiked up over 10% is down to 5.3%, and before you go quoting your 93 million out of work number, that’s 93 million not seeking / or needing employment, and as a percentage participation is still higher than under Ford, Nixon, Johnson, Kennedy, Ike and Truman. There is NO quantitative evidence that the 93 million number you keep pulling out is related to wages, unemployment or economic growth. You’re a full of crap blow hard would couldn’t find a pimple on your ass with a mirror. So either discuss facts, or go to the Mall.

dwb619 August 28, 2015 at 5:06 pm

Too many facts!
Too many un-refutable facts!
Bush, we need more Bush.
And while I have that on my mind, how about some PORN OF PALIN?
I CAN SEE SARAH’S ASSets from my house.

dwb619 August 28, 2015 at 10:08 am

NIMRATA need to be up in their” bidness doing ” one on ones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Buzzman August 28, 2015 at 11:37 am

I don’t think the site has linked to this RedState article yet.
Well worth the read. Speaks directly to the dysfunctional doings in “G-Vegas.”

Republican Party, R.I.P. (1854 – 2016)

Lone Ranger August 28, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Ummmm…Kemosabe…yep—SC Republicans are so ah divided they’re
going to take Grahamnesty and Jeb and throw ‘em in the dump

And Back-Stab-‘Em-Haley and I-Lie-To-Conservatives-Joe
Wilson jerking down the flag will ALSO be history as Trump rips them all a new
rump !!!

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Soft Sigh from Hell August 28, 2015 at 5:30 pm

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