National Politics - 2016

Trey Gowdy Did What?

ENDORSED MARCO RUBIO? REALLY? We run hot and cold with U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy … Last time out we were giving him credit for something … and since then he’s earned an additional “atta boy” for voting against the big “Republican” omnibus spending bill. (For more on that debacle, click here,…


We run hot and cold with U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy

Last time out we were giving him credit for something … and since then he’s earned an additional “atta boy” for voting against the big “Republican” omnibus spending bill.

(For more on that debacle, click here, here and here).

Now … do we think Gowdy is one of the “good guys?”  No.  But he’s better than liberal “Republican” lawmakers Joe Wilson and Tom Rice.  And he’s certainly better than sellout U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford – who likes to take the moral high ground to rationalize his ideological betrayals.

Anyway, Gowdy has enraged certain South Carolina “conservatives” by endorsing GOP flavor-of-the-month Marco Rubio ahead of next year’s “First in the South” Palmetto presidential primary.  The liberal mainstream media has praised Gowdy’s endorsement as providing Rubio with “a crucial conservative voice” – one able to help him address “questions about the depths of his conservatism.”

Really?  Hmmmm …

What about those questions surrounding Rubio’s alleged mistresses?  Can Gowdy help him address those, too?

Anyway, activists have railed against Gowdy in exceedingly strident terms for his endorsement of Rubio – while “Republican” establishment hacks have rushed melodramatically to Gowdy’s defense.

“I’m guessing you saw Trey Gowdy sold out?” one especially indignant activist told us. “Or was bought by the Miami mafia.”

According to the activist, Gowdy’s endorsement “confirms that he’s giving up on South Carolina and conservatism … and not seeking reelection, or any elected office this year.  He couldn’t survive this politically.”

(Gowdy has been lax on the campaign fundraising this year – sparking rumors that he is seeking a seat on the S.C. Supreme Court).

The activist also speculated Gowdy’s endorsement would “make no difference in Rubio’s numbers.”

“Rubio’s team is making a big bet people in Iowa love amnesty and have a short memory on just how spectacularly Gowdy failed with the Benghazi investigation of Hillary,” the activist added.

Tough talk …

Another conservative activist also vowed to “get to the bottom” of a bizarre 2012 incident in which a black woman from Atlanta pulled a gun on Gowdy in a church parking lot.

“There’s more to that than meets the eye,” the activist told us. “That story is going to be told.”


Party leaders defended Gowdy every bit as zealously.

“Attack him and you’re attacking all South Carolinians,” SCGOP chairman Matt Moore said.

Sheesh … really?

Does Gowdy’s endorsement of Rubio warrant such sharp-tongued hyperbole from either side?  No.  Not at all.  Don’t get us wrong, it’s a nice endorsement for Rubio – but it’s not in any way, shape or form the sort of game-changing nod that Haley gave Mitt Romney back in 2012.

(To be fair, Haley “changed the game” in South Carolina on behalf of someone else).

As far as we’re concerned, Gowdy’s endorsement is crucial only insomuch as it impacts the “Republican” status quo undercard – in which Rubio is battling former Florida governor Jeb Bush and several other second-tier candidates for the right to represent the Washington, D.C. political class on the presidential ballot next year.

Of interest in that ongoing spat?  Gowdy took money from a political action committee affiliated with Bush prior to lending his “full support” to Rubio.  That’s worth considering … as is Gowdy’s connection to Rubio’s top political consultant, longtime establishment GOP advisor Terry Sullivan.

Rubio is currently polling at 12.7 percent in South Carolina, according to aggregate data compiled by Real Clear Politics.  That’s good enough for third place behind frontrunner Donald Trump (33.7 percent percent) and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas (19.3 percent support).

Trump and Cruz are running neck-and-neck in early-voting Iowa, where Rubio is also in third place with 12 percent support.


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Rocky Verdad December 28, 2015 at 3:48 pm

OK, I saw the pic and I figured the story was that Gowdy stepped in some dog poop. Same thing I guess. Trump 2017!!!!

erneba December 28, 2015 at 3:56 pm

I know the pain, I am down to four candidates on the Republican primary ticket.
I am in the the process of elimination, not trying to conclude who is the best, but by who is the least worst.

idcydm December 28, 2015 at 4:13 pm

Just think, you could be a Democrat, the you would have a Liar, Socialist or…who was the third guy again?

Tazmaniac December 28, 2015 at 4:16 pm

The only one with a 1/4 ounce of decency just sent out rumors of a Independent run.

erneba December 28, 2015 at 6:02 pm

Would you like door number one, door number one, or door number one.
Yeah, I can’t remember, either.

Mike at the Beach December 28, 2015 at 4:52 pm

That’s pretty much every election cycle, no?

Victorious Secret December 28, 2015 at 5:02 pm

Yes, as far as any member of the latter part of Generation X and beyond is concerned

erneba December 28, 2015 at 5:23 pm

Yes, they have all been homogenized.

erneba December 28, 2015 at 6:04 pm

Unfortunately, yes.

Nölff December 28, 2015 at 4:59 pm

I hope they all loose.

Victorious Secret December 28, 2015 at 5:00 pm

In that case, I hope they all “tight.”

RogueElephant December 28, 2015 at 5:41 pm

I said last spring that it would be the first of the year before I settled on a candidate. It is looking like Trump and Cruz from here. Which is a big surprise from spring. I like Cruz best because he is a true conservative . Trump is pushing all my right buttons and it looks like he really wants to go all the way. Which is a surprise as well . With the establishment willing to try every underhanded trick to stop Trump he is looking better and better to me. If he could rub their noses in a big turd it would make my day. The establishment in both parties , which is about the same , is the real problem with this country. Off with their heads.

erneba December 28, 2015 at 6:02 pm

Yeah, I agree with you, Trump and Cruz are my top two, for the reasons you have listed. Then I like Rubio, because I think he has a broad appeal and is electable, and I am leaving my fourth pick open, just in case someone flounders, or a new star emerges.

sparklecity December 28, 2015 at 8:56 pm

Fuck a bunch of loud-mouthed yankee blowhard draft avoider like Trump!!!!!—and his little dog too!!!!
I wouldn’t vote for that loud-mouthed SOB for STD inspector at the local whorehouse—let alone president!!!!

Rocky Verdad December 28, 2015 at 10:21 pm

I wouldn’t let him in a whorehouse.

sparklecity December 29, 2015 at 8:59 am

Point taken!!!!!

scoot December 29, 2015 at 2:30 pm

Ted Cruz has a Cuban father and was born in Canada didn’t we hear this before

Go Trump December 29, 2015 at 4:52 pm

Not only does Rafael Cruz have a Cuban father, his father was a former Cuban Communist who supported Castro and he entered the US illegally. How can Republicans possibly elect a person who was born in a foreign country, raised in a foreign country, and who has a communist father who was an illegal immigrant to the US. Screw that.

sparklecity December 28, 2015 at 8:53 pm

That’s why I’m probably going to vote for Christie in the Republican primary.
BUT I might vote for Cruze and ONLY because he is the only one promoting a flat tax as part of his platform (no BS tax reform is my mantra),
Other than that I can’t stand the looks of that asshole (let alone hear him talk…)
if the shit hit the fan, he’s run just like Gowdy did.
Both of them talk big shit as long as they have 10 – 15 US Marshalls having their backs…..If they were on their own and the shit hit the fan, they’d piss or shit themselves…… doubt about it!!!

Mom December 28, 2015 at 4:06 pm

@FITS – Produce the names of Rubios mistresses now. Otherwise, you lose credibility as a serious journalist. Personally, I think the “Rubio mistress rumor” is fabricated gossip.

idcydm December 28, 2015 at 4:10 pm

He won’t produce anything without an anonymous source, he’s no better than most politicians…unfair and imbalanced.

nitrat December 28, 2015 at 6:11 pm

Will Folks is NOT a journalist and never has been.

sparklecity December 28, 2015 at 8:46 pm

His apogee was being Sanfraud’s “Hey Boy” back in the day……………

Manray9 December 28, 2015 at 10:02 pm

Serious journalist!!! That’s good for a belly laugh!

Sperm Thurmond December 28, 2015 at 4:12 pm

Oh, get off the mistress BS. You tried to get that rumor going weeks ago, but that dog just won’t hunt. The more you bring it up, without proof, the sillier you look.

Manray9 December 28, 2015 at 5:37 pm

The mistress rumors that seem only to appear on FitsNews or other fringe sources.

nitrat December 28, 2015 at 6:11 pm

Really, you see it places other than here?

Manray9 December 28, 2015 at 10:01 pm

No, but Sic claims to have had the rumors confirmed by other media sources.

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Rubio December 29, 2015 at 8:37 am

I know, I had my campaign do a sniff test to make sure I had that one buried deep enough to not get discovered. Lucky me!

Jack's slutty mistress December 29, 2015 at 9:44 am

Oh, but it the mainstream media was just about to publish the story!!1! It was ‘imminent’!

No one but will is recounting this. He even had to rush to pull the alleged mistress’ name because there is no evidence. He’s taking rumor from other campaigns and wishing on a star.


faux outrage December 28, 2015 at 4:31 pm

“Another conservative activist also vowed to “get to the bottom” of a bizarre 2012 incident in which a black woman from Atlanta pulled a gun on Gowdy in a church parking lot.”
Oh brother. Is this activist another upstate, stay at home, bored housewife? The woman who pulled that gun on Trey has mental illness. Her mother even admitted that to one of the TV stations. She left Atlanta because some phantom was stalking her and then decided Gowdy was stalking her when she ran into him at the SC church parking lot.

sparklecity December 28, 2015 at 8:39 pm

it was on the street beside the Spartanburg First Baptist Church (East Main Street to be exact)
When the woman brandished a gun into Gowdy’s passenger window, Gowdy sped off and didn’t even think to call 911 but drove about 1/2 mile to the Spartanburg City Police station off Church Street to report the incident..
Gowdy didn’t have the situational awareness to use the phone he had beside him let alone a firearm and that’s a fact!!!!!
So much for all the tough talk he pukes out
Long and short, Gowdy choked when the chips were down.
I wouldn’t want Gowdy’s ass having my back if the shit hits the fan, I’ll tell you that…..

Bible Thumper December 29, 2015 at 1:43 am

We don’t elect people for their “situation awareness” or to “have your back”. Most of the people that I might want to have my back, I wouldn’t vote for.

I would have done the same thing. At the police station your able to be positively identitified. They know it is not a hoax. Your not going through a 911 dispatcher that is at a central office taking calls for fire and EMS. Most importantly you are safely away from the scene.

Are you serious, sparklecity? We’re you not trained in the military that if other soldiers are not in danger, you take care of your own safety first. Especially, if you are not armed… You realize most people out in their vehicles are unarmed. There would be more criticism of Gowdy if he would have shot or pulled a gun on a mentally ill women and probably more redicule.

You make a big deal, that he ran from a woman. Is a woman with a gun any less dangerous than a man?

sparklecity December 29, 2015 at 9:50 am

How do you know that “most people out in their vehicles are not armed”??? In this fucking state????
And besides that, how would a person know she was mentally ill at the time???? You yourself state that a woman can be as dangerous as a man which is absolutely a fact.
Gowdy has bragged numerous times about not being afraid because he has experienced numerous death threats during his time as a prosecutor. If he didn’t “pack heat” due to death threats he is a fool (not to mention being a piss poor representative of the 4th Congressional District of the Great State of South Carolina).
Gowdy ain’t done shit as a congressman except run from one hearing to another as an extension of his real talent (i.e.; being a prosecutor)/ But I know that people of your persuasion lap that shit up.
My point is people who are in elected office that talk big and when the shit hits the fan they choke.
I’ve seen Gowdy behind closed doors at a political meeting before he was a congressman and I know what he’s really like.
You can eat the peanuts out of his turds all you want to. I don’t play that game but shitloads of sheeple do and that’s why he will get reelected (if he decides to run – that is) .
It doesn’t take a political wonk to see his heart ain’t in representing the good people in the 4th Congressional District of the Great State of South Carolina.
Gowdy gets a hard on putting people in jail and looking out for himself. He needs to go back to doing what he’s good at.

Bible Thumper December 29, 2015 at 1:14 pm

Two people in my neighborhood were victims of home invasions. In each case the home invader was killed, but in each case the home owner was severely injured. One was hospitalized for months. Shooting rarely ends the encounter. The perpetrator almost always survives long enough to fire back.

These homeowners would have welcomed an encounter that ended without anyone being shot like Gowdy’s.

sparklecity December 29, 2015 at 6:02 pm

Damn!!! what kind of neighborhood do you live in and why the fuck ain’t you moved out if it’s that bad??????
Sing that song that to the gun nuts why don’t you?????

Jack's dick hand December 28, 2015 at 4:33 pm

This whole post is such low information hackery.

You made the mistress charge – saying it was imminent. That was weeks ago.

Gowdy makes a decision that he believes to be right for him – all of a sudden he’s a traitor.

He can’t survive this? If that person gets paid for their political opinion, they are ripping off their clients.

Wow, the content here is hurting badly.

Benjamin Ghazi aka "Ben" December 28, 2015 at 4:48 pm


sparklecity December 28, 2015 at 8:31 pm


Concern Troll Conservative December 29, 2015 at 8:40 am

Hillary is still doing good in the polls. I think we need to stop all this talk about Benghazi and start talking about BENGHAZI!!!!

TroubleBaby December 28, 2015 at 4:50 pm

They both belong to the hair club for men and formed a special bond as a result. The endorsement makes sense.

Manray9 December 28, 2015 at 5:35 pm

Gowdy is doing what politicians do — currying favor and feathering his own nest. His ideological fervor is a campaign tool to dupe the rubes. Once in office, it’s just business as usual and that means what’s best from Trey Gowdy’s career ambitions.

Positivedifference54 December 28, 2015 at 6:25 pm

The woman who pulled a gun on Gowdy, her court disposition is listed as: Disposition:
Trial Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity.

sparklecity December 28, 2015 at 8:30 pm

And Gowdy fled the scene like the big talking phoney that he is…………(I posted that months ago!!!)
And for the umpteenth fucking time…….All this shows is what’ve posted for years now:
Trey Gowdy is out for only ONE THING…….And that ONE thing is Trey Gowdy……..
Those dumb fucked brainwashed right wingnuts will never learn………………
If they had an individual thought among 1,000 of them it MIGHT count for one real no BS individual thought…(but I seriously doubt it…..)

Positivedifference54 December 28, 2015 at 9:05 pm

What would you have done if someone pulled a gun on you when you were picking up your child?

sparklecity December 29, 2015 at 9:23 am

Pulled away and called 911 on my big-assed government issued cell phone to give the location of the crazy-assed bitch and the situation instead of driving 1/2 mile through back & forth streets (with traffic signals out the wazoo), pull into a parking space, find an accessible door, run up to the day officer on a Sunday morning when the desk sergeant (who’s bored as hell because it’s Sunday morning) and breathlessly tell him/her what happened 10-15 minutes ago that’s fucking what.
2nd option: Pull away and blast the crazy assed bitch with a firearm because we know all REAL conservatives pack heat (especially conservatives who were/are prosecutors).
Not to mention Gowdy bragging about not being afraid of anything (because he was a bad-assed prosecutor before he got his present gig) and experienced numerous death threats back in the day.
Fact is he choked when the shit hit the fan – no matter if he was a bad-assed prosecutor who brags about how many criminals he put behind bars.

Positivedifference54 December 29, 2015 at 9:39 am

Needless to say everything worked out without anyone getting harmed. Different people respond differently to situations they are thrust into, especially when your children are involved depending on their age. LOL, yes lots of red lights between the church and the PD for sure.

sparklecity December 29, 2015 at 10:01 am

Agree 100% about no one getting harmed or worse… and obviously you’ve driven from the First Baptist Church of Spartanburg to Spartanburg City Police station…………
My point is this ain’t Gowdy’s first rodeo. He’s been a prosecutor almost his whole career as a lawyer (As far as I know, he’s been a government employee since he finished law school – so much for that earning a living in the private sector thing…) and put shitloads of bad people behind bars and bragged about facing them eyeball to eyeball while they threatened his life.
Along comes one crazy bitch with a gun and he folds.
Because he didn’t have a room full of lawmen/women having his back—–that’s why…….

Positivedifference54 December 29, 2015 at 10:14 am

Both occupations, government work and the private sector have their perks and their draw backs. Everyone started somewhere.

sparklecity December 29, 2015 at 5:58 pm

yeah but hard core conservatives love to slam government employees (unless it’s one of their own of course…..)

9" December 28, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Fuck this :He’s Big.He’s Burly.Do Bears Shit in The Woods? Kirkman Finlay for President !

Gowdy's True Colors December 28, 2015 at 7:28 pm

Gowdy is being pegged as two faced. Rubio is a pos like Boehner and Ryan.

ThreePalms December 29, 2015 at 5:20 am

Matt Moore’s statement that attacking Gowdy is attacking all South Carolinians is laughable. Gowdy is an embarrassment to SC. The last time I saw Gowdy he was sputtering after losing his 12 hour duel with Hillary Clinton. Trey Gowdy is just another, in a long line of useless upstate politicians, who continue to embarrass South Carolina.

Will He Get It? December 29, 2015 at 8:37 am

It always astonishes me that you get surprised when the Republicans you think are so different do something so very similar to an establishment Republican. French vanilla is still vanilla.

Hope December 29, 2015 at 9:32 am

News flash. Endorsements hardly ever matter for the endorser or the endorsee

ted December 29, 2015 at 11:02 am

If I were in his position, I’d think twice about endorsing a wet-back womanizer.

staffer December 29, 2015 at 11:05 am

Seems someone might have some dirty dirt on Trey.

lance December 29, 2015 at 11:09 am

Bottom line, just chose the least shitty stall at the rest stop.

Clarence Boddicker December 29, 2015 at 11:54 am

Just another Spartanburg cuck. Added to muh list!

Go Trump December 29, 2015 at 4:59 pm

Rubio is an anchor baby. Republicans need to run a real American for President. Someone who is from this country, who grew up in this country, and whose parents were born and grew up in this country. We need a President with roots in this Country. Rubio and Cruz just don’t qualify. They both come from questionable backgrounds. We just don’t need that now.

Lone Ranger December 29, 2015 at 6:24 pm

Well howdy, Gowdy—so you’re the same RINO coward who voted Boehner/Ryan and to NOT defund Obamacare?

Bend over, Trey, and take a good look at your hypocrite House seat because come 2017 you will NOT be there !!!

west_rhino January 4, 2016 at 9:57 am

Rubio’s Attorney General Trey Gowdy?


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