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#3241665 - 05/07/13 08:40 PM Can you believe this Republican got re-elected?
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Just four short years ago Republican South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford disappeared for several days, lied about where he was, spent taxpayer money to see his secret mistress in Argentina, admitted to cheating on his wife with multiple women during their marriage, and got censured by the South Carolina legislature. Today, Republican voters in South Carolina's first congressional district voted to send him to Washington DC as their US Congressman. It is not surprising that he won today in a conservative district. They would have elected anyone but a Democrat. What is surprising and pathetic is that he was able to win the Republican primary and get to today's election. There wasn't a more deserving conservative politician in this district? Really? This is the best Republican that this district had to offer? Imagine what Republicans would be saying if it was a Democrat who had done what Sanford did as Governor and then got re-elected four years later. The Republicans of the first congressional district of South Carolina have conceded the moral high ground and shamed conservatives who expect our elected officials to conduct themselves with honor, dignity, accountability, professionalism and integrity in office. The biggest insult is that we, US taxpayers, now have to pay his salary. I am all for second chances for those who deserve them, but does Mark Sanford deserve a second chance that gives him a seat in the US Capital Building just four years after disgracing himself, the office of the Governor, the Republican Party and conservative voters? Heck no he does not!

I am so sick of politics, politicians and the American voting public. We truly deserve this colossal mess that we have created with our votes over the past several decades. Sanford's election just goes to show you that Republicans can be as hypocritical, unprincipled and ridiculous as Democrats. "We the people" have reached the point of having no standards. I am just totally disgusted by it all.

Mark Sanford wins election for South Carolina House seat
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#3241686 - 05/07/13 09:01 PM Re: Can you believe this Republican got re-elected? [Re: Vermin93]
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320 million people in this country and this is the best we can do? Are you freaking kidding me?

We are sooooooo screwed.
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#3241748 - 05/07/13 10:59 PM Re: Can you believe this Republican got re-elected? [Re: FLTENNHUNTER1]
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IMHO any republican is "usually" a better bet than any democrat. Look aroind the country and see what all the democrat controlled states are doing to the Second Amendement.

Edited by TNhunter (05/07/13 10:59 PM)
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#3241772 - 05/07/13 11:34 PM Re: Can you believe this Republican got re-elected? [Re: TNhunter]
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 Originally Posted By: TNhunter
IMHO any republican is "usually" a better bet than any democrat. Look aroind the country and see what all the democrat controlled states are doing to the Second Amendement.


True, but it never should have come to this. Republican voters in the first district of South Carolina had 16 Republican candidates to choose from in the Republican primary back in March. Who did they nominate out of those 16 candidates? A disgraced former Governor who lied to the State, cheated on his wife with multiple women, and spent taxpayer dollars to visit his mistress in Argentina. I expect he was the only name most of them recognized. Nobody could convince me he was the most deserving candidate out of the 16. If he is the best the first district can do then it's a district full of a lot of pretty sorry South Carolinians.


Edited by Vermin93 (05/07/13 11:35 PM)
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#3241784 - 05/08/13 01:08 AM Re: Can you believe this Republican got re-elected? [Re: Vermin93]
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I'd rather my tax dollars go to a guy trying to get laid than the Muslim Brotherhood.

I feel so disenfranchised.

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#3241808 - 05/08/13 04:46 AM Re: Can you believe this Republican got re-elected? [Re: TNhunter]
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 Originally Posted By: TNhunter
IMHO any republican is "usually" a better bet than any democrat. Look aroind the country and see what all the democrat controlled states are doing to the Second Amendement.


I'm inclined to agree with this. Also, look at what other freedoms the libs/dems are attacking all the time, as well as taxing the krap out us to keep their spending habit breathing comfortably. Truly the lesser of two evils won out, but way better choice still...that's scary, ain't it?
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#3241853 - 05/08/13 06:52 AM Re: Can you believe this Republican got re-elected? [Re: MUP]
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Here is a FACT the Parties don't want you to know about.

Conservatives don't like to run for public office.

Who in their right mind (conservatives) would willingly go consort with low class criminals and habitual schemers ?

WE have to start getting involved at the local level and pushing conservative candidates for everything from Mayor to dog catcher.

I have recently started going to PUB party meetings in my area. We can't find good conservative candidates to run. The door is wide open. You run, you win the primary uncontested and go to the general election.

The Dems have been in power for the past 200yrs in this county and have run it into the ground. Citizens are worried about the economy, the schools, high taxes... The Dems are incredibly vulnerable, yet we can't get quality people to run.

Get involved people, and by involved I mean join a party, start going to meetings and start influencing the direction of the local elections. Those people will be the seed stock for future higher offices.
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#3241883 - 05/08/13 07:31 AM Re: Can you believe this Republican got re-elected? [Re: fishboy1]
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Lesser of two evils.
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#3241890 - 05/08/13 07:38 AM Re: Can you believe this Republican got re-elected? [Re: fishboy1]
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 Originally Posted By: fishboy1
Here is a FACT the Parties don't want you to know about.

Conservatives don't like to run for public office.

Who in their right mind (conservatives) would willingly go consort with low class criminals and habitual schemers ?

WE have to start getting involved at the local level and pushing conservative candidates for everything from Mayor to dog catcher.

I have recently started going to PUB party meetings in my area. We can't find good conservative candidates to run. The door is wide open. You run, you win the primary uncontested and go to the general election.

The Dems have been in power for the past 200yrs in this county and have run it into the ground. Citizens are worried about the economy, the schools, high taxes... The Dems are incredibly vulnerable, yet we can't get quality people to run.

Get involved people, and by involved I mean join a party, start going to meetings and start influencing the direction of the local elections. Those people will be the seed stock for future higher offices.

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I've been saying it for years, get involved.

Just because someone might be a registered D or R to vote does NOT make them a member of that party, only the way they can vote.

Get out there and become a card carrying dues paying member of the party and they go to the local meetings. That's just a start. But it starts pushing the people of YOUR CHOICE to start to move up.

Ever the democrats can do this. I've talked to dozens of democrats that have told me that the Democrat Party is way too far left for them. I told them the same thing I'm telling you, get involved in the local party and start to push for change. The sheep will always follow the leaders no mater how far left they go but if you want to bring back the Democrat Party of JFK then it will be up to you. Same thing for the Republican Party, you want to change the RINO's the only way is to get involved in the party as a member.
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#3241903 - 05/08/13 07:47 AM Re: Can you believe this Republican got re-elected? [Re: Wildcat]
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Would we rather hear, "Speaker of the House Pelosi" again instead?
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