“Republican” Speaker Whines To Progressive Media

GOD FORBID DEMOCRATS BE OFFENDED … For those of you who’ve never been paid it a visit, Andy Brack‘s Statehouse Report is a great source for Palmetto political news.   We don’t always (or often) agree with its progressive editorial bent, but Brack is a great writer with a great network of…


For those of you who’ve never been paid it a visit, Andy Brack‘s Statehouse Report is a great source for Palmetto political news.   We don’t always (or often) agree with its progressive editorial bent, but Brack is a great writer with a great network of sources.

And he catches a lot of stuff most people miss …

For example, Brack noticed that a recent press release from the office of fiscally liberal S.C. Speaker of the House Jay Lucas – a “Republican” – incorrectly substituted the word “dismal” for “dismissal.”

Big deal, right?  Right … well, except that the release was addressing a tug-of-war between the legislative and judicial branches of government over the state’s “minimally adequate” government-run school system.

“What do you think this headline on a news release from Lucas’s office says about the way the way the legislature views the judiciary?” Brack wondered.  “Freudian slip?  Alternatively, it could just be a misspelling.”

The item was buried in a collection of briefs … it didn’t even have its own headline.

But according to a source close to the Speaker, it was prominent enough to get under the “Republican” leader’s skin … in fact it reportedly prompted a phone call from Lucas to Brack.

“(Lucas) fussed at him a little bit,” the source told us of the call.  “(He) told him it was an honest mistake and reminded him there are a lot of Democrats in his district who rely on the public education system.”


We wonder who Lucas is referring to, because it sure as hell isn’t Pee Dee students relying on this failed system … which continues to receive billions of dollars in new money from “Republican” majorities each year despite producing abysmal results (sort of like our government-run transportation system).

Don’t take our word for it, though.  Listen to the words of the liberal S.C. Supreme Court …

“Spending fails to provide students with the opportunity to obtain a minimally adequate education,” the court ruled. “Rather, the evidence demonstrates that there is a clear disconnect between spending and results.”

That’s exactly what we’ve been saying … for years.

Anyway … we’re glad to see Lucas responding to his critics in the media.  Sadly his response is quite telling as it relates to his governing priorities.


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Superfly November 11, 2015 at 4:36 pm

You continue to repeat that line, taken out of context from the mouth (nasty, I know) of Queen Jean, as if she wants public schools to spend less (she does not), or that there is no correlation between spending and results (she agrees there is). What she admonished certain school districts for was where they prioritized spending, in their districts.

This is the money quote from Toal’s opinion:

“Moreover, the Plaintiff Districts must work in concert with the Defendants to chart a path forward which appropriately prioritizes student learning. Time and again in the Plaintiff Districts, priorities have been skewed toward popular programs. Athletic facilities and other auxiliary initiatives received increased attention and funding, while students suffered in crumbling schools and toxic academic environments.”

Not to mention that there is significant attention in the opinion placed on what the burden of the state is, to ameliorate the effects on impoverished children, due to what happens when they show up to schools already ill-prepared for learning. The Court admonishes for more spending from age 3 through Grade 3, to offset the negative educational affects of impoverishment, not less.

I don’t think anyone is buying that the SC Supreme Court agrees with the purchased FITS opinion on what to do about public schools in South Carolina.

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The Buzzman November 11, 2015 at 6:14 pm

Dear God in Heaven!

Politicians fussing at the media.

What IS this world coming to, anyway?


shifty henry November 11, 2015 at 10:43 pm

Shouldn’t that headline read, “WHINNIES” ..?

1 Idiot promoting another November 12, 2015 at 6:44 am

Brack – a former Fritz Hollings political operative- is a Liberal Hack just like FITS. He is not a good writer, he just produces leftwing propaganda, in an attempt to help Democrats…and he’s about as successful as FITSNews.

Brack Sucks. Anybody paying for that tripe is stupid. The State newspaper pretty much does the same thing as FITS and Brack…

TARevolution November 12, 2015 at 6:45 am

You Nailed it. Nothing else to say.

Do you punch yourself too? November 12, 2015 at 7:11 am

No one is fooled when you talk to yourself.

TARevolution November 12, 2015 at 7:13 am

You should know. That’s technically all you Liberals do…that’s the nature of Drones (and Socialism and Communism.) You’re all equally malleable.

PS: Do you agree with what the initial poster said: or are you too stupid to articulate a thought, other than you hate the person who posted it?

Lone Ranger November 12, 2015 at 5:51 pm

Jay Lucas actually thought he and Hugh Leatherman were immune from prosecution but what these pompous RINOs always forget
Is that what God has in store for both of the above will seem like a picnic compared to what happened to Harrell and Jimmy Metts !!!


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