Richard Quinn: MLK Day Flashback

RECALLING VETERAN SOUTH CAROLINA CONSULTANT’S EVOLVING VIEWS ON CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER … We chose to address Martin Luther King, Jr. day this year by examining the failed record of U.S. president Barack Obama when it comes to realizing King’s “dream.” But while we reject those who attempt to implement King’s…


We chose to address Martin Luther King, Jr. day this year by examining the failed record of U.S. president Barack Obama when it comes to realizing King’s “dream.”

But while we reject those who attempt to implement King’s dream via government-imposed outcomes (which has never worked and will never work), we’ve never opposed King’s dream per se.  In fact we’ve written frequently in support of its stated goal of expanded individual liberty and economic prosperity.

“There is simply no disputing the necessity – and moral correctness – of the movement King led in the 1960s,” we wrote last year.

Obviously others hold different views …

In his writings for Southern Partisan, veteran South Carolina neo-Confederate consultant Richard Quinn Sr. wrote that King’s holiday “should have been rejected because its purpose is vitriolic and profane.”

Quinn argued that “King’s memory represents, more than anything else, the idea that institutional arrangement – laws, ordinances and tradition – should be subordinated to the individual’s conscience.”

“The brand of civil disobedience he preached (and for which he is remembered) exhorts his followers to regard social reform as a process to be carried out in the streets,” Quinn added.

“Ignoring the real heroes in our nation’s life, the blacks have chosen a man who represents not their emancipation, not their sacrifices and bravery in service to their country; rather, they have chosen a man whose role in history was to lead his people into a perpetual dependence on the welfare state, a terrible bondage of body and soul,” he wrote.

Hmmmm …

Of course now that Quinn has become reliant on the black “leaders” who run the central region South Carolina – the base of his increasingly left-leaning political power – Quinn has changed his tune.

“By today’s standard (King) was a moderate … I admire him,” Quinn told BuzzFeed last spring.

Intersting … from vitriol to admiration.

Also of interest?  Two of Quinn’s top clients in the Palmetto State – S.C. lieutenant governor Henry McMaster and S.C. Senator John Courson – have both been embroiled in scandal related to their membership in a “whites only” country club in Columbia, S.C.

We wonder, do they “admire” King, too?


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Tazmaniac January 18, 2016 at 4:38 pm

MLK’s stated goals were admirable, regardless of whether or not his personal morals were.There was so much hate against him that it is nearly impossible to weed the fiction from the facts.

TroubleBaby January 18, 2016 at 4:45 pm

My understanding is that MLK was working on a “basic income guarantee” policy for government, which personally I find deplorable-

But MLK, like most of us, was a complex individual trying to rectify the injustices of slavery while at the same time operating under a paradigm in which the same government that was partially responsible for crimes against blacks would ultimately somehow be the black man’s savior-

It’s a fool hardy notion, but MLK was a voice of hope that the black community needed even if at times he was off base/wrong.

The fact he was spied on by the FBI(and possibly threatened by them) shows that he couldn’t be all bad.

Tazmaniac January 18, 2016 at 5:00 pm

“I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” – Martin Luther King, Jr

That is to me the best quote of his lifetime. We need that still to this day, as our disappointing POTUS is first to defend color and ignore content of character, the Dr’s quote works both ways. We will always struggle until we can look only at good men or bad, and leave color out.

Typical January 18, 2016 at 5:24 pm

Taz….Brings up color when talking about leaving color out.
You can’t help but be a racist, can you?

Tazmaniac January 18, 2016 at 5:29 pm

Why would you waste time reading when you can’t do it so well? Can’t help being a cliche can you?

Typical January 18, 2016 at 6:26 pm

” …as our disappointing POTUS is first to defend color and ignore content of character…”

Reading? I do it just fine. Being hopelessly racist? You did it just fine.

CorruptionInColumbia January 18, 2016 at 6:35 pm

No, you show tremendous ignorance about the man. You don’t come here much, do you?
That’s okay. It’s really probably a good thing that you don’t.

Typical January 18, 2016 at 8:59 pm

Another hopelessly racist commenter comes to the aid of a hopelessly racist commenter.
Thanks for providing more proof. You guys just can’t help it. You’ve been racist for so long you can’t even see it. It ‘colors’ everything you say or do.

CorruptionInColumbia January 18, 2016 at 9:10 pm

Hello there, my personal troll!

Tazmaniac January 19, 2016 at 7:31 am

I don’t think knowing more about me personally would make him less of a race baiter, it is what losers do when their arguments are weak.

CorruptionInColumbia January 19, 2016 at 1:17 pm

True that, Taz!

Robert Shelton Lives! January 18, 2016 at 6:21 pm

No he can’t.

One of the worst ones here and that’s saying something!

CorruptionInColumbia January 18, 2016 at 6:32 pm

Aww damn. You let his Klan membership secret out. Now everyone knows.

(intense sarcasm)

Derp January 18, 2016 at 9:00 pm

It could be worse….he could be a dumb as dirt Sandy Hook Hoaxer.

Tazmaniac January 19, 2016 at 7:35 am
CorruptionInColumbia January 19, 2016 at 1:17 pm

I miss Dave! He didn’t care who he offended or how.

Sic Semper Tyrannis January 18, 2016 at 5:37 pm

Join the US military, it helped me get over my racists SC upbringing.

RogueElephant January 18, 2016 at 7:51 pm

The military is a good option for everyone. It transformed me from a wide eyed kid to conservative. I wasn’t racist or from SC at the time. Although I didn’t find the military life to my liking it was a great education.

Rocko El Verchapo January 19, 2016 at 9:27 am

They bent you over and got your mind right real quick,didn’t they BRO?

Sic Semper Tyrannis January 19, 2016 at 10:28 am

Sorry didn’t go into your Fag Corps. Thanks for playing.

flip January 19, 2016 at 1:53 pm

Sounds like one of our dates, pogo!

Rocky Verdad January 18, 2016 at 5:51 pm

Very, very well said.

Victorious Secret January 18, 2016 at 5:56 pm

Indeed, well said!

While that is a great quote, I have a different favorite quote by Dr. King.

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

Squishy123 January 18, 2016 at 6:52 pm

Skin color, content of their character… aren’t they about the same anyway?

Denozitall January 20, 2016 at 3:31 am

That will never happen in SC.

Mark January 18, 2016 at 5:16 pm

Of course I think Dr. King would see the editor of this site for what he is; someone who points out people’s race whenever he thinks it will benefit his position and ignores when he does not. Whether he is a true racist, or someone like Lee Atwater who uses the racism of others for political gain, is unclear, but in that regard pointing out Mr. Quinn’s hypocrisy is the pot calling the kettle black,literally. Maybe one day SC will evolve to the point a minority’s race cannot be used against him or her, but we are not there yet. The southern strategy is still alive and well in this state; and this site and the Republican party use it very efficiently.

vicupstate January 18, 2016 at 5:48 pm

Hear, Hear. Well stated and so true.

60s in the present day January 18, 2016 at 6:37 pm

Today I read some of the hate mail Dr. King received when he was alive. Identical to a lot of what I read on the internet or is dog whistled by RW media & politicians today…down to complaining about his Nobel Peace Prize.

Weezl January 18, 2016 at 9:29 pm

Well said, Mark. There is no question that Will Folks is a racist bigot. He tries to come across as otherwise but his articles and views say otherwise. Will panders to the lowest life form who routinely (hourly/daily) troll this site.

vicupstate January 18, 2016 at 5:54 pm

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’

We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.


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vicupstate January 18, 2016 at 5:56 pm

“Whenever the government provides opportunities and privileges for white people and rich people they call it ‘subsidies.’ When they do it for Negro and poor people they call it ‘welfare.’ The fact is that everybody in this country lives on welfare. Suburbia was built with federally subsidized credit. And highways that take our white brothers out to the suburbs were built with federally subsidized money to the tune of ninety percent. Everybody is on welfare in this country. The problem is that we all too often have socialism for the rich and rugged free enterprise capitalism for the poor. That’s the problem.”


If he were alive today, he might add ‘ and incentives’ after the word ‘subsidies’

the happy hooker January 18, 2016 at 6:25 pm

happy james earl ray day

Try again, cracker January 18, 2016 at 6:28 pm

You realize MLK’s family fought to prove Ray’s innocence?
You suck at trolling.

Squishy123 January 18, 2016 at 6:50 pm

I thought it was Robert E. Lee Day,

tomstickler January 18, 2016 at 7:16 pm

That’s tomorrow: pretty pathetic for an avowed “Southerner”.

Derp January 18, 2016 at 9:01 pm

In all fairness, Squishy likes to pretend he’s a parent on here as well.

thatswhatshesaid January 18, 2016 at 6:27 pm

just move it up a monthj

excalibur January 18, 2016 at 7:09 pm

mlk was a media construct, in truth he was a communist and drunken womanizer.

The Buzzman January 19, 2016 at 6:00 pm

I didn’t know he was a Chamber of Commerce NeoCon Republican.

euwe max January 18, 2016 at 9:11 pm

White shoes in the white house.

Bible Thumper January 18, 2016 at 9:34 pm

There have been a few comments about the racist “Southern Strategy” and bigoted South Carolina. A look at the statistics reveal that racism isn’t just a Southern thing. I have also noticed southern civil rights leaders like Dr. King exhibited more faithful allegiance to non violence and Christian principles than their Northern counterparts. I believe this also lead to the following statistical differences between the North and South.
Incarceration rates by state 2013 ofAfrican American males 18 – 64/b>
Wisconsin ——————————- 12.8%

District of Columbia
North Dakota
West Virginia
New Mexico
New Hampshire
North Carolina
Rhode Island
New York
New Jersey
South Carolina
South Dakota

BrigidBernadette January 19, 2016 at 9:40 am

Taz, CiC, BT, what happened to GT? Haven’t been here in ages, where did he go?

Bible Thumper January 19, 2016 at 9:54 am

I don’t recall all the details, because I don’t support exposing anonymous commenters, but his identity was revealed. I don’t pay attention to all that. I suspect he is still commenting under guest names, but haven’t seen the #@$%#!# or CAPITAL LETTERS MUCH.
Welcome back.

The Buzzman January 19, 2016 at 5:59 pm

Terry Ward exposed himself. Period.

Tazmaniac January 19, 2016 at 10:27 am

I hope you are feeling well. Having been exposed, GT has gone underground leaving the mentally disturbed, multiple character/poster Flip to carry on. Please don’t stay away so long, I enjoy your opinions and insight.

CorruptionInColumbia January 19, 2016 at 1:20 pm

Yes, as Taz said, I hope you are doing better and don’t make yourself scarce!

The Buzzman January 19, 2016 at 5:58 pm

Nobody else wants to tell you, so I will. He was exposed as Terry Ward. Used his own name in a public message to an idiotic besotted drugged-out half-ass blogger with the initials JS — in discussing his own failed blog. As soon as this was revealed, he stopped posting.

Superfly January 19, 2016 at 9:42 am

Often people change, and hopefully for the better. For instance, Fits tells us he used to be a drunk and a drug addict, now he’s changed, no longer an addict and is an upstanding, responsible businessman toiling away, working hard, raising a family. Quinn used to be a racist bastard, now he’s only mildly bigoted. Meanwhile, little Ricky Quinn runs around with Ed Givens, someone far more militant than MLK. Maybe little Ricky (by age not girth) will someday see the error of his ways too.

Bible Thumper January 19, 2016 at 10:11 am

Rick Quinn got closer to Nikki Haley at the Confederate Flag bill signing ceremony than Will Folks ever did.

Superfly January 19, 2016 at 10:25 am

Back when Sic was a drunk, I frequently saw he, Trikki, Ricky, and often others imbibing in the Points, and Vista. Sic was usually at least that close to her in plain view, what else transpired I don’t know. When Trikki was a lowly House member, they were all thick as thieves.

trollinformahi January 19, 2016 at 3:02 pm

c’mon FITS yall havnt seen the story about the confederate memorial contractor yet ? dont make me do your job . get to it.slackers

enpassant January 19, 2016 at 5:46 pm

MLK was your classical Uncle Tom. His legacy has legitimized the likes of Jim Clyburn, I.S. Leevy Johnson, Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton, Armstrong Williams, etc. Malcolm X was the true messiah for Black folks.


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