REBEL FLAG VOTE LOOMS LARGE …
The S.C. Club for Growth – which brands itself as a voice for fiscally conservative public policy – has released its legislative report cards for the first half of the 2015-16 session of the S.C. General Assembly.
According to the organization – an arm of the national Club for Growth – only seven members of the S.C. House of Representatives and eleven members of the S.C. Senate earned either “A” or “B” grades. Conversely, 119 members of the 170-member S.C. General Assembly received failing marks from the group.
“It is no surprise that politicians often talk a great game back home only to vote against the interests of hardworking South Carolinians and often under the cover of darkness while using inside-the-capitol procedural tactics aimed at making it difficult for everyday people to follow,” S.C. Club for Growth executive director R.J. May III said in a statement. “These scorecards break through the clutter and paint a clear picture that shows who really cares about reducing spending, conservative reform, and other pro-growth issues.”
Oh … and who really cares about the Confederate flag.
Wait … what?
That’s right … a full fifteen percent of the legislative grades doled out by the S.C. Club hinged on how lawmakers voted on the controversial banner, with a “yes” vote (a.k.a. a vote to remove the flag from the grounds of the S.C. State House) being listed as the “pro-growth” position.
We wonder … what business “growth” is the Club talking about here? Growth of crony capitalist corporations? Like the ones S.C. governor Nikki Haley said didn’t care about the flag (prior to her rapid conversion on the issue)?
Or … other businesses?
It’s not clear …
We supported the flag’s removal … not for economic reasons, but because we genuinely believed it was the right thing to do. Of course we were appalled at the way that process was conducted – and the way political correctness has since consumed the debate.
Anyway, to view the Club’s scorecards for yourself, click here.