It’s 2000 Again in South Carolina

Polls ask your opinion about something.  Push polls try to tell you something, usually something detrimental about a political opponent, in the form of a question.

Back in 2000, after John McCain won the New Hampshire primary, George W. Bush’s campaign was feeling desperate, so they did this push poll in South Carolina — “Would you be more or less likely to vote for John McCain for president if you knew he had fathered an illegitimate black child?”  McCain and his wife Cindy have an adopted daughter, Bridget, from Bangladesh, whom Cindy met while visiting Mother Teresa’s orphanage.  McCain lost South Carolina and the GOP nomination.

So now, with the special election for Congress in South Carolina’s First District this Tuesday, a push poll is asking voters “What you think of Elizabeth Colbert Busch if I told you she had had an abortion?”

Colbert Busch is of course the Dem running against admitted liar and adulterer Mark Sanford.

I already thought Sanford couldn’t be more of a snake.  Silly me.

 

 

Colbert Busch Leading Sanford

A new PPP poll shows Dem Elizabeth Colbert Busch leading former GOP Gov. Mark Sanford by nine points (50 to 41) in the upcoming special election to Congress from South Carolina’s First District.

PPP leans Dem, so this poll may show a wider lead than she really has, but even so, this is a conservative district that Mitt won by 18 points.  A lead of any amount shows how much trouble Sanford is in with the election coming up on May 7.

I think the GOP figures they’ll get rid of Sanford now and Colbert Busch in 2014.

A Low Tolerance for Tacky

Many in the South Carolina GOP don’t care if Mark Sanford loses his House race — in fact they’d prefer it that way.  They felt he should have resigned as governor, if not over the lying and adultery, then over the ethics violations that resulted in a $74,000 fine, the largest in the state’s history.

From their perspective, if Sanford loses, he’s dead politically, and that means more to them than giving up the seat for the rest of the term to the Dem, Elizabeth Colbert Busch.  They don’t need the seat now because the GOP controls the House, and they figure they can take it back in 2014 with someone they like better than Mark Sanford.  Maybe Jenny Sanford…  The power of incumbency once Colbert Busch wins?  Meh…  You can ask Scott Brown about that.  It’s a solid GOP district — Mitt won it by almost 20 points.

Will conservatives flock to the polls to vote for Colbert Busch?  I doubt it.  They’ll just stay home.  They won’t make her win, they’ll let her win.

I knew Sanford’s hubris had gotten the better of him yet again when I saw his mistress up on stage with him the night of his primary victory.  I knew Jenny wouldn’t let that slide.  What I didn’t know at the time, and what really pissed off Jenny, was that Sanford brought two of his sons up on that stage who hadn’t met his mistress before.  Jenny Sanford has a very low tolerance for tacky.

Jenny Sanford could have kept her trespassing claim against Mark quiet till after the election.  He chose to flaunt his mistress, Jenny chose to flaunt his violations of their divorce decree.

NRCC To Sanford — No Money for You

In the light of Jenny Sanford’s claim that former SC Gov. Mark Sanford has trespassed at her house on numerous occasions, the NRCC has announced that it won’t contribute to Sanford’s campaign for his old House seat in Charleston.  That election is May 7, and Sanford’s court appearance on the trespassing charge is May 9.  The NRCC had been considering an infusion of millions of dollars in the next few weeks.

Sanford admits that he was at Jenny’s house, without her permission, on February 3 to watch the Super Bowl with one of their sons.  In his statement, he claims that he was unable to reach her.

But their divorce agreement says “neither will hereafter enter into the residence of the other without the specific permission of the other.”  It doesn’t say “best efforts” to reach the other, and it doesn’t say one of their children can give permission.  If Sanford wanted to watch the Super Bowl with his son, he should have done so at his house, about twenty minutes away.

Moreover, this wasn’t a one-time event.  Jenny’s complaint alleges that her ex-husband “has entered into a pattern of entering onto Plaintiff’s property…without her permission and against her wishes.”

You’d think Sanford would at least honor his divorce agreement during his campaign, that he’d be on his best behavior as he seeks votes.  To me this shows a continuing pattern of recklessness and cluelessness that makes him unfit for office.

Sanford refers to his ex-wife’s house on Sullivan’s Island as “the beach house.”  No, Governor, it is Jenny’s house now.  But given that you never respected her feelings, I don’t know why you’d respect her property.

Good for the NRCC in saying, “No soup money for you!”

Liar, Adulterer, Trespasser

Mark Sanford’s ex-wife Jenny has accused him of trespassing at her house on Sullivan’s Island outside Charleston, and the former Governor has to appear in court on May 9, two days after the special election in which he hopes to win back his old House seat.

According to their divorce agreement, the Sanfords must get permission before entering the other’s home, but Jenny apparently keeps finding Mark in her house.  She has custody of their four sons.

So he wasn’t home with her when he was supposed to be, and now he’s there when he’s not supposed to be!  He’s just a strange dude.  And this doesn’t help him with women voters.

Quote of the Day

“I don’t have any thoughts on the race that I am currently interested in sharing with the public and I have no plans to endorse.  I remain completely focused on the four wonderful men in my life [her sons] and happily so.”

Jenny Sanford on whether she endorses her adulterous ex, former Gov. Mark Sanford, in his race for his old House seat against Dem Elizabeth Colbert Busch.

That’s okay, Jenny, we all know you’re voting for Colbert Busch.

Gun Registration Will Turn Us Into Rwanda

Stay with me here, cause this one is a little convoluted.

GOP Congressman Jeff Duncan of SC repeated on his Facebook page the gun-nut canard that background checks will inevitably lead to a national gun registry and then, well, then the America we love will become Rwanda:

“Ask yourselves about a National gun registry database and how that might be used and why it is so wanted by progressives.  Read about the Rwandan genocide, the Hutu and Tutsi tribes.  Read that all Tutsi tribe members were required to register their address with the Hutu government and that this database was used to locate Tutsi for slaughter at the hands of the Hutu. … I use this example to warn that national databases can be used with evil consequences.”

First, we already have background checks, just not universal checks, and we don’t have a gun registry.  There is no reason that the expansion of existing background checks would lead to the creation of a registry. No one is proposing such a registry.  In fact, we have laws against such a registry.

Second, um, Jeff, you moron, the Government already knows where we live!