Henry McMaster’s Longtime Aide “Disappointed” By Donald Trump Endorsement

LAMENTATIONS OF THE “REPUBLICAN” ESTABLISHMENT The reverberations from S.C. lieutenant governor Henry McMaster‘s surprise “First in the South” endorsement of GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump have been reverberating across the Palmetto State … Not only is McMaster’s nod a big deal in terms of shaping the 2016 presidential primary (blunting a planned establishment…


The reverberations from S.C. lieutenant governor Henry McMaster‘s surprise “First in the South” endorsement of GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump have been reverberating across the Palmetto State …

Not only is McMaster’s nod a big deal in terms of shaping the 2016 presidential primary (blunting a planned establishment push to sink “The Donald”), as we noted it has major implications on the 2018 gubernatorial race in South Carolina.

It’s also prompted some major handwringing on the part of the establishment McMaster bolted …

“SC Republicans (establishment types) texting me about Henry Mac endorsing Trump,” tweeted Snapchat’s top political reporter Peter Hamby.

And what were they saying?


“What a shame”


“Pretty disappointing”

“No one in (S.C.) politics is more disappointed than me,” responded Trey Walker, a health care lobbyist who has spent years serving McMaster in various capacities.

Ouch …

What does McMaster think of all the Haterade?

“Henry doesn’t care,” a source close to the elder Palmetto political statesman told us. “Just like he didn’t care when (FITSNews was) kicking him in the balls.”

Ha!  Fair point …


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TroubleBaby January 28, 2016 at 5:56 pm

The older you get, the less you give a shit about what other people think of you. That’s one of the few nice things about aging.

9" January 28, 2016 at 6:24 pm Reply
Tazmaniac January 28, 2016 at 6:48 pm

And I thought I had an eclectic taste in music.

9" January 28, 2016 at 9:16 pm

music is my religion -really

Slartibartfast January 28, 2016 at 6:52 pm

I knew there was a reason why I liked you.

TroubleBaby January 28, 2016 at 7:42 pm

You mean my charming personality and kumbaya sentiments didn’t do it?


Mike at the Beach January 30, 2016 at 12:01 am


Ben Greer January 28, 2016 at 7:39 pm

I advised HM in his campaign for Governor and had to deal with the complete stupidity of Walker. Finally under a chinaberry tree six weeks before the election, HM said to me: Ben you have been right all along. I do need a new strategy. Can you help?” By then Jenny had given 400K, SP was en route, and it was too late. TW is possessed of a vapid vision as well as feckless intellect. HM is exactly right to support DT. TW who would not have a job without HM owes his mentor loyalty and support.

Superfly January 29, 2016 at 12:58 pm

Hello Professor Greer! In Fall of 1988 I took your ENGL 282 class, thoroughly enjoyed it. Yea ol Trey Walker was a douchebag at USC back then, you ought to see the stupid pics he posts of himself back then. He’s definitely an intellectual lightweight, I’m shocked that anyone of substance keeps around for long, other than Henry. You’re absolutely right, Trey would not have a job today running off at the mouth for BCBS and unbelievably prior to that lobbying for USC. Thankfully he’s no longer the mouthpiece of our University. Without Henry he’d still be running County Council races for RQA. An absolute moron, complete phony but nonetheless continues to land on his feet, just has to keep moving them, when he’s exposed for being so ignorant. He’s loud, stupid, obnoxious, complete bill in a china shop. Of all the guys that Henry has kept around him for these many long years, I’ve always wondered why that douchebag.

Southmauldin, Ben Greer is an accomplished writer, with five novels, an autobiography, a couple of books of poetry, a play and yes, worked in Republican politics for many years. Mainly he taught English at USC for over 30 years, and we well-regarded by most students, who more than got their money’s worth in his classes. Not exactly the prototypical political consultant scumbag generally found lurking around every corner in Columbia.

Ben Greer January 29, 2016 at 7:36 pm

Hey Superfly
Thanks for the kind words. Always good to hear from an old student. God bless.

Henrys Chicken Little January 28, 2016 at 8:33 pm

Nikki Haley is throwing shit in the mansion right not……saying: “That gotdamn buffon foghorn leghorn McMaster is fucking with the wrong bitch!!!!

otis January 29, 2016 at 9:55 am

Yep flinging poop like a big old baboon.

Mike at the Beach January 30, 2016 at 12:07 am

…and the “Hard-to-Shake Mental Image of the Day” Award goes to…Otis!

southmauldin January 28, 2016 at 10:46 pm

Fuck this Trey Walker, fuck McMaster and fuck Ben Greer. Cockroach motherfuckers who don’t have real jobs other than running for office or advising those running for office. And fuck the Quinns as well for doing the same thing. The old asshole racist Richard Quinn and his spawn Rick Marshmallow Man Quinn. They can all go to hell.

RogueElephant January 29, 2016 at 12:11 am

I hate people that sugar coat their true feelings. LOL

Mom January 29, 2016 at 9:00 am

Trump, for all he is, is NOT a fiscal conservative. Cruz is ‘da man.

Big Henry's got my vote January 29, 2016 at 9:13 am

“No one in (S.C.) politics is more disappointed than me,” responded…[a] lobbyist

Ok, so another winning point for McMaster

gunjit January 29, 2016 at 2:53 pm

As far as I’m concerned, the only decent choice for governor is Loftis period.

Color January 30, 2016 at 8:35 pm

gunjit, You have to be out of your mind! Loftis is a gay man who preys on young men with a big bulge! They go on trips and when they get back , they are not talking and they leave very fast.. Seven PR guys have left. Very sordid. Loftis is not qualified to be treasurer . No degree in finance.. Not even a degree in bug control from West Columbia.. Loftis is infected with a vile disease for life. In his own words under sworn testimonies. Violence against women, racism, putting money in his pockets and pockets of friends… very well documented. Young male orphans in Ukraine exposed to his vile ways with his Saluda Foundation… Vile and corrupt.. Young children , in South Carolina , exposed to his infected ways with the 529 program.. color their future bright…. Yeh.. color their future bright.. Gross… Stay away from our children and young men.. Loftis… Gross..

Challenged January 30, 2016 at 9:37 pm

Is Ed McMullen doing the 529 promo ? Did Curtis Melvin Loftis spend a month in Casa Carolina owned by Ed McMullen in Italy free of charge? Pay to play.. Ed McMullen and Curtis Melvin Loftis.. Casa Carolina and Curtis.. Pay to play. Ed McMullen and Curtis. 529 program and Ed and Curtis.. What else do they do together? Gross , Curtis Loftis, infected with an incurable disease , contagious and vile. .. in his own words. Stay away from him.. Ed McMullen and every one else… Loftis is gross and gross he was and gross he will be… Curtis Loftis is the treasurer of SC and he must be impeached.. Abuse of power, racism, violence against women, lies and sexual abuses cannot stand.. Curtis Melvin Loftis is sexually corrupt and morally corrupt.. Intelligence cannot be bought.. Sorry Loftis… You are mentally challenged… and you will be forever the bug man of West Columbia.with an infected oozing penis.

Candy January 31, 2016 at 5:54 pm

And Donald Trump says… Loftis , you are fired… Your past, Curtis Melvin Loftis , is your present, I bet that Donald says that he is not into gay sex with 14 years old.. Ukraine? STO and candy faced boys? Yes, Curtis Melvin Loftis, you are fired…

Lone Ranger January 29, 2016 at 4:34 pm

Keep your eye on the ball because we all recall that Henry McMaster is at least half as desperate as Haley

You know—rip down patriots’ flag WITHOUT your vote Nikki who shows any doubters that it’s true and daily

That she’d sell her grandmother’s jugular for a VP slot and after she vainly shilled for Jeb and now Rubio

Pretty soon the conservative back-stabber will be like the flag-ripping SC leglslature—nowhere to go

But back to the Raghead Knotts retirement home where all honest South Carolinians know you’re the joker

And your ahem connections to Donnie Myers won’t help you when Trump nabs your ILLEGAL video poker

So sure McMaster’s a sleeze who’s riding the Trump breeze and arrogantly thinks he’s helping Trump

But Trump WILL get elected without McMaster’s self-serving “endorsement” and so look in the dump

And you’ll find Joe-Flag-Ripping-Boehner-Kissing-Wilson along with McMaster and Raghead Knotts too

And don’t look now Diamond Jim Clyburn and Reggie—but an indictment WILL BE coming for you !!!

ELCID January 29, 2016 at 4:40 pm

McMaster’s is no fool. He knows Trump is going to be the GOP nominee. Not who the rest of the Stupid GOP crooks are pushing with their bribed money. Further, Trump is the odds on favorite to be the next President of the USA, and the crooks are going crazy seeing all their ill gotten gains going up in smoke. We can only hope that the first major loser is Tricky Nicky Haley. Due to her blasting of Trump in front of the whole world with her disgusting GOP State of the Union Response.

Unfortunately, for the crooks, the GOP ship is sailing and they are not on it. McMaster’s is waving to them from the deck. Bye bye suckers.

Elfego January 30, 2016 at 6:50 pm

We got to elect those who will look out for our Blue Blood Elites!

disqus_dYob1RKXDL January 31, 2016 at 2:36 am

Has McMaster divorce himself from the Quinn’s? He could be a plant. What say you?


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