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SC Club For Growth Releases Confederate-Heavy Report Cards

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…

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.

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68 comments

fl ? p January 25, 2016 at 4:26 pm

Was over at Rocky’s over the weekend and he had the family wear white sheets and pray around the flag over a few PBR”s and taco’s.

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Rocky Verdad January 25, 2016 at 4:36 pm

Sure. You don’t know Rocky very well. Ask around – Rocky was the biggest supporter of taking down the red rag.

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fl ? p January 25, 2016 at 5:00 pm

The real, true, honest flip (me) supports abortion, gay marriage, Bernie Sanders, and supports the other honest, decent people who comment here like Rocky and Boz. I think that really bothers this fake flip, that’s why he’s trying to troll me.

I’m going to talk to my lawyers now.

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Total Nonsense January 26, 2016 at 1:05 pm

D. Fanin, Esq., I presume. He specializes in butt hurt trolls whose feelings were hurt on this third rate website.

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Rocky Verdad January 26, 2016 at 1:07 pm

Doesn’t he work for Ima Real & Tool.

Total Nonsense January 26, 2016 at 8:51 pm

Yes, indeed. He is the head tool.

fl ? p January 27, 2016 at 8:12 am

D. Fannin? I think that’s just the troll saying he loves “fannin” the flames almost as much as he loves the D. LMAO!!!

fl ? p January 25, 2016 at 8:56 pm

You and me hate America Rocky and that make us SOULLLLLL Bro’s! Why?

You and me hate America and Americans because America has:

. “Supported repressive monarchies and dictatorships.

. Ignored torture and other human rights abuses by (their) allies.

. Suppressed and helped attack democratic movements.”

p.s. thanks for the orgy this weekend at your house. Never had hispanic ‘strange’ and although it smells, its sure tasted better than SYNTwist (you gotta start feeding them kids more than Beef Jerky dude)

SANDERS FOR PRESIDENT

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fl ? p January 25, 2016 at 9:04 pm

Rocky my impersonator is going to be dealt with soon don’t worry.

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fl ? p January 25, 2016 at 9:08 pm

oops…I just made a threat…better take it back….I don’t want to go to jail!

fl ? p January 25, 2016 at 9:10 pm

Threats? No, I took action. You are already being dealt with. You will probably see part of it tomorrow. You will know when it happens.

fl ? p January 25, 2016 at 9:12 pm

Shit.I served myself!

fl ? p January 25, 2016 at 9:17 pm

I’m documenting your pattern of harassment. In light of your homelessness I won’t pursue financial compensation but I will take action to stop your harassment.

fl ? p January 25, 2016 at 9:19 pm

(continued) I just opened up another Colt 45.I am confused.What is my name?

fl ? p January 25, 2016 at 9:20 pm

oops…i forgot…I already took action…Perry Mason is a nice guy and Columbo is mu hero!

fl ? p January 25, 2016 at 9:21 pm

Fear not, BernieCare will reform mental health coverage, there may be hope for you yet.

pogo January 25, 2016 at 9:37 pm

I just contacted law enforcement.Thanks for the heads up.

fl ? p January 25, 2016 at 9:43 pm

Did they laugh before they hung up?

fl ? p January 25, 2016 at 9:48 pm

Help, police, I was trolling on the Internet and got banned! Send the SWAT team!

pogo January 25, 2016 at 9:32 pm

So you work for FitsNews and are threatening a blogger with physical harm as early as tomorrow?

fl ? p January 25, 2016 at 9:42 pm

I said I took action already, troll who now reveals himself. No need to threaten the owner of this blog tomorrow or ever, your actions aren’t his fault. He is making a living providing us this site, good on him for being productive with his time. You could learn from his example.

Please make sure you find shelter tonight, as much as you get on my nerves I do not want you to freeze to death out there in this awful cold. God be with you.

pogo January 25, 2016 at 9:40 pm

You fucked up.

fl ? p January 25, 2016 at 9:44 pm

You will be dealt with. You are in the wrong.

fl ? p January 25, 2016 at 9:46 pm

Looks like Disqus has banned your account. Good, it has already begun.

fl ? p January 25, 2016 at 9:50 pm

Not clever enough to avoid the Disqus banhammer apparently. Another victory for the rest of FITS!

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tomstickler January 25, 2016 at 9:56 pm

Damn, did I miss all the fun today?

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pogo January 25, 2016 at 10:00 pm

Na.Apparently a FitsNews employee threatened the life of a blogger and law enforcement was contacted.

Just another day on the ‘rag’.

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fl ? p January 25, 2016 at 10:04 pm

Filed under fiction. I am still recording per the advise I was given. You can crank call the cops all you want but no threats were made. I don’t make threats, no need when your trolling can be dealt with without me lifting a finger.

pogo January 25, 2016 at 10:11 pm

Printed off your threat and signed a brief to the point statement indicating that I fear for my safety.Will send it to the District Attorney’s Office requiring a signature and return receipt.Will ask in letter for the DA to investigate and prosecute. It they call me and refer me to another agency or tell me they are not going to do anything,I will ask for it IN WRITING. Then if something happens to me, my family will have a lawsuit and get a payday.

Keep fucking with me.

fl ? p January 25, 2016 at 10:18 pm

You can’t even point to anywhere where a threat was made. Your account got deleted for trolling me. The DA isn’t going to bat an eye as he throws out your worthless print out.

Bluff away coward…

fl ? p January 25, 2016 at 10:20 pm

By the way, I got a screenshot of everything before the banhammer dropped, want me to fax that over to the DA so be can get the full picture? I bet that would help your case huh?

mamatiger92 January 26, 2016 at 8:35 am

Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
Good God, dude. Either actually sue somebody, or shut up.

fl ? p January 26, 2016 at 8:42 am

If he isn’t careful, his libel will get HIM sued.

pogo January 26, 2016 at 9:59 am

I am NOT suing anybody.Just don’t like to be threatened with physical harm to me or my family.

Have a nice day.

fl ? p January 26, 2016 at 10:37 am

The police don’t like someone making up things to file false reports either. Stay safe my homeless friend!

fl ? p January 25, 2016 at 10:35 pm

Libel against Will? That’s great, get another person’s lawyer on your ass.

fl ? p January 25, 2016 at 10:00 pm

Glad that is finally over. Going to cuddle with GT now!

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fl ? p January 25, 2016 at 10:23 pm

Moral of the day, don’t let an ignorant jerk bully you, take a stand and they will shrink back into the shadows. Bullies are cowards.

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fl ? p January 25, 2016 at 5:05 pm

I am so glad they removed the confederate flag. It has been a symbol of hatred from way back in the days of segregation when the KKK used to take it to protest civil rights. It very clearly is a symbol of hate in the hearts and minds of many black people who had to experience that dark time in our nation’s history. As time goes on equality spreads and black people are able to go to school and find jobs and live their lives with far less open discrimination, but this symbol on public display by our government was one last piece that needed to go.

So proud of our state for finally doing the right thing. I did not vote for Haley but I wish I did now, she showed true character by taking a stand against the flag and I will never forget that. God bless!

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Boeing Volvo January 25, 2016 at 6:20 pm

Yeah after we ORDERED her to!

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Way of the world January 25, 2016 at 6:37 pm

Sometimes it takes people who are way smarter than you with more influence to get things done.

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Toyota Kawaski January 25, 2016 at 5:15 pm

SCCG=useless as tits on a boar hog.

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The Dude January 25, 2016 at 5:46 pm

Amen brother…amen

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nitrat January 25, 2016 at 5:59 pm

It almost makes you feel sorry for Republicans that they have so many special interest fringe groups scoring them and rating them that they don’t get the chance to think for themselves…even if they could.

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Bible Thumper January 25, 2016 at 6:10 pm

Democrats don’t have to think for themselves or have fringe groups think for them. They rarely have a competitive primary and just vote D in the general election.

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fl ? p January 25, 2016 at 9:25 pm

You are saying there is no competition? Hillary was assumed to be a sure winner… in 2008, and lost. Bernie is pulling ahead in some states so it could happen again.

I guess 10 other Democrats that have no chance of winning could jump in just to appease guys like you who want quantity over quality.

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Bible Thumper January 26, 2016 at 2:57 am

I’m not talking so much about the top of the ticket. There is always competition there.

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Drink up Kool Aid boy January 26, 2016 at 5:57 am

I’m willing to bet that 25% or more of the “R”‘s in the legislature routinely run unopposed in both the primary and general elections.

Face it, the mouth breathers in this state have been duped into reflexively pulling the R lever no matter what the reality is.

Tazmaniac January 26, 2016 at 8:29 am

Come on now Nit. Don’t say that there isn’t a special interest group with report card ratings for every stripe of political ideology out there. I know of dummies who go to the polls with PETA/Sierra Club/Save the Whales/ High Times etc. etc. cards in one hand while tapping the screen with the other. While I don’t mind seeing what they have to say, I don’t feel a compulsion to be a zombie for anyone.

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Lone Ranger January 25, 2016 at 6:06 pm

No one was more surprised than Will Folks when 2016 votes were counted and the Haley/I-Lie-Joe Wilson flag-ripping legislators were all tarred/feathered/sent home

They’d ripped down the flag of patriots WITHOUT voters get to vote and now they were munching—NOT smoking–REAL grass where the deer and antelope roam !!!

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Free History Lesson January 25, 2016 at 6:36 pm

Next time (not that there will be one) get the people to vote to put it up in the first place.
You’re welcome.

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fl ? p January 25, 2016 at 7:26 pm

Flag of traitors not patriots! The flag of patriots is the American flag!

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Lone Ranger January 25, 2016 at 7:32 pm

Flip (son of the real comedian Flip Wilson) thought his Section 8 and SNAP were “free”
That’s right–totally ignorant of and ungrateful for patriots–heritage and…liberty !!!

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fl ? p January 25, 2016 at 8:50 pm

The first person I came out to was my best friend, Kay, who just happens to be a lesbian, so of course she took it well. The next person I told was another best friend of mine, Mary. I’m pretty sure she’s straight but she’s pretty open minded and took it well also. After those experiences went so well I told two of my most openminded guy friends. It took a while to explain to them exactly what it tis to be pansexual but Nat finally gets it. Jay just thinks I’m a lesbian and practically makes fun of me for it.

The worst thing about coming out as pansexual is that people think I’m denying the fact that I’m a lesbian (like Jay), or just going through a phase (as Nat first thought), or that I’m trying to make a big deal out of being bisexual.

fl ? p January 25, 2016 at 9:01 pm

My lawyer said he dealt with your harassment. Expect action to be taken soon. You have been warned.

fl ? p January 25, 2016 at 9:06 pm

(part 2) I am drunk.I didn’t mean the above. The homeless shelter gives me time on the computer if I lick the toilets clean.

fl ? p January 25, 2016 at 9:08 pm

At last some truth from the troll, I hope your homelessness is only temporary. You may need to repent, this may be a trial from God since you have stayed from His way. God loves all his children, even you. All can be forgiven.

fl ? p January 25, 2016 at 9:11 pm

I just saw JESUS! Amazing what 6 Colt 45’s do. I love talking to myself!

fl ? p January 25, 2016 at 9:12 pm

You say you know Jesus but your actions say otherwise troll…

fl ? p January 25, 2016 at 9:50 pm

#DisqusLivesMatter

fl ? p January 25, 2016 at 9:00 pm

Union soldiers were patriots, rebels were just that, rebels, traitors, scum! Liberty? Slavery isn’t liberty!

Lone Ranger January 25, 2016 at 7:34 pm

Free “History” actually flunked out of Remedial History when the exam question was…define a free state
Sadly–like his Dimwit fellow travelers–ole Almost-Free answered…one with an Obama phone and Section 8 !!!

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fl ? p January 25, 2016 at 7:25 pm

Praise almighty God and Jesus the racist flag is down! We told the devil he isn’t welcome in this state!

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Robert Smalls January 25, 2016 at 7:55 pm

Every decent South Carolinian is glad the flag is finally down.

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fl ? p January 25, 2016 at 9:03 pm

Those who celebrate Confederate “heritage” are just America-hating traitors.

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mark thompson January 26, 2016 at 4:48 am

Only a racist deals in absolutes. I will do what I must.

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Pro-Lif3 January 26, 2016 at 8:04 am

It was put up by legislators, so it makes sense that it was taken down by legislators.

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Comrade1917 January 26, 2016 at 11:59 am

Welcome to South Ohio .

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