Blasts the culture of Washington, DC.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Palmetto State lawmakers respond to President Obama's fifth such address.
President Barack Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union address to the House of Representatives and the Senate. The full text of Obama's remarks can be found here. Obama focused on the economy, the gun control debate and troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. South Carolina's congressional contingent issued the following responses: Sen. Tim Scott “The President had an opportunity tonight to show the country he was willing to work together with Republicans to solve our most pressing issues. Instead, he chose to double down on his big government policies. We have a spending problems here in Washington—a problem that we cannot tax our way out of. For an example, the President tried to pass the buck on sequestration tonight by taxing his …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Barack Obama announces nearly two dozen goals for Congress.
President Barack Obama announced Wednesday a list of proposals to curb gun violence in the wake of mass shootings in Colorado and Connecticut. While acknowledging that the Constitution does protect certain rights, the country's citizens are still "responsible for each other," multiple outlets, including CNN reports. 1. "Issue a presidential memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system." 2. "Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system." 3. "Improve incentives for states to share information with the background check…
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Gowdy has tough words for U.S. Attorney General, Obama Administration.
U.S. Congressman Trey Gowdy vowed Thursday to find out if President Barack Obama and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder intentionally politicized their opposition of South Carolina's Voter I.D. law against the advice of senior Department of Justice officials. Gowdy, speaking in Spartanburg, where he'd spent the day touring with new Senator Tim Scott, was a co-author of a letter to Holder, along with Sen. Lindsey Graham, that requested the Department of Justice to provide an explanation of why the Feds pursued litigation against the law. Not only was South Carolina's Voter I.D. law upheld, but a Washington D.C. District Court decision held that the Federal Governement should be responsible for reimbursing the state for at least part of the …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Calls on President to negotiate in good faith at Columbia press conference.
Friday, December 14, 2012
The latest mass shooting occurred at an Elementary School in
President Obama spoke today on the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, CT, that claimed the lives of 27 people, 18 of who whom were children according to the most recent reports.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
But it also shows that she's not much more popular than President Barack Obama.
The latest poll from Winthrop University shows that Gov. Nikki Haley’s popularity has not been affected by the Department of Revenue’s security breach that exposed millions of South Carolina taxpayer’s private information. The poll, released Tuesday morning, showed that Haley’s job approval ratings among registered are “under water” – more people disapprove than approve, but not significantly so. The poll was conducted from Nov. 25 to Dec. 2, or more than a month after news of the security breach broke. Respondents were not asked specifically about Haley’s handling of the breach. Among registered voters, 38.3 percent approved of the governor’s performance, while 41.3 percent did not. Those numbers aren’t dramatically different from the …
Monday, November 12, 2012
White House forum draws attention from disappointed voters looking for a way out.
Considering Mitt Romney easily won South Carolina on Nov. 6, it's not surprising that there are some disappointed Republicans in the Palmetto State. But one woman is hoping S.C. is allowed to part ways with the U.S., and she's finding some support online. One petition at the White House website's community forum requests that South Carolina be given the right to peacefully "withdraw from the United States of America and create its own new government." A similar petition is also seeking the right for S.C. to secede. The website allows citizens to make a petition for a variety of issues, including recognizing sign language as a language or refusing foreign aid to Uganda. Several petitions have been created since Friday, with individuals …
Whatever problems exist with the Republican Party that was just soundly defeated, they are largely absent from the GOP in South Carolina.
On Tuesday night at then-candidate Katrina Shealy’s victory party at the Wingate Hotel in Lexington, the celebration was somewhat tempered. As it became clear that Shealy would oust Jake Knotts and ascend to the State Senate, it became equally clear that Barack Obama would be re-elected President of the United States. Like many in attendance, one man scowled at the television screen, unable to process the prospect of another four years with Obama as President. He finally said, ”country’s screwed” and chugged his drink. Next to him, another Republican was more circumspect, hands on his hips, as if speaking in a classroom. “Maybe. But we don’t have to be…we can’t talk to voters like they’re the enemy. You can’t insult someone and expect them…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Haley-endorsed Romney handed resounding defeat.
Following Tuesday's election results Gov. Nikki Haley released the following statement: “First, Michael and I want to offer our congratulations to Mitt and Ann Romney – two wonderful people filled with grace, strength and love of country, and two people we are proud to call our friends. They ran a campaign that offered a vision of America that is strong, prosperous and free, and inspired millions of Americans in the process. We all owe them a debt of gratitude for their service. “Second, we congratulate President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on their hard-fought and hard-earned re-election. Since the day he was sworn into office back in 2009, we have hoped and prayed for President Obama’s success as, more than anything, we …