Do you have adblock enabled?
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Politico)   The Republican Party pulls out of Sanford campaign. That's Sanford, not Santorum, you sickos   (politico.com ) divider line
    More: Strange, Rick Santorum, Republican, Jenny Sanford, National Republican Congressional Committee  
•       •       •

2722 clicks; posted to Politics » on 17 Apr 2013 at 4:50 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



69 Comments   (+0 »)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread
 
2013-04-17 02:46:11 PM  
so the GOP loses yet another sure senate seat?
 
2013-04-17 02:59:57 PM  

FlashHarry: so the GOP loses yet another sure senate seat?


House seat. He was running in a special election against Stephen Colbert's sister for a House seat.
 
2013-04-17 03:01:24 PM  

what_now: FlashHarry: so the GOP loses yet another sure senate seat?

House seat. He was running in a special election against Stephen Colbert's sister for a House seat.


ah. for some reason i thought it was jim demint's seat.
 
2013-04-17 03:02:28 PM  
You big dummy!
 
2013-04-17 03:02:59 PM  

FlashHarry: what_now: FlashHarry: so the GOP loses yet another sure senate seat?

House seat. He was running in a special election against Stephen Colbert's sister for a House seat.

ah. for some reason i thought it was jim demint's seat.


No, Jim DeMint's seat was taken by the congressman they are now trying to replace.
 
2013-04-17 03:03:02 PM  
They've done this before.  "Pull the plug" but still fund it under the table.  It isn't a win yet.
 
2013-04-17 03:03:51 PM  
"Mark Sanford has proven he knows what it takes to win elections...."

However, he has also proven incapable of doing what it takes

/or not doing, as the case may be
 
2013-04-17 03:19:24 PM  
I am sure he is 100% behind the Defense of Marriage Bill, because we all know that it is Gays that destroy heterosexual marriage and not say an adulterous, philandering, douche-wad who can't even follow a simple court order to stay away from the home of the woman he cheated, lied too, and broke up the home of 4 their four children.

Who am I kidding this is SC and this douche-wad would be right at home in the Republican House.
 
2013-04-17 03:20:30 PM  
He'll get plenty of "off the books" funding from his friends affiliated with The Family.
 
2013-04-17 03:22:22 PM  
So, the NRCC finally told Sanford to take a hike?
 
2013-04-17 03:27:33 PM  

GAT_00: They've done this before.  "Pull the plug" but still fund it under the table.  It isn't a win yet.


Yep, isn't that exactly what they did with Todd "Legitimate Rapin'" Akin?
 
2013-04-17 03:34:02 PM  

what_now: No, Jim DeMint's seat was taken by the congressman they are now trying to replace.


ahhhh. thanks.
 
2013-04-17 03:35:12 PM  
media.salon.com

"did somebody ask for a south carolina congressman?"
 
2013-04-17 03:52:44 PM  

FlashHarry: [media.salon.com image 750x500]

"did somebody ask for a south carolina congressman?"


^ this
 
2013-04-17 03:59:49 PM  
Guess he'll have to get out his bootstraps to pull himself up.
 
2013-04-17 04:12:15 PM  
I don't follow South Carolina politics well enough to really know, but in the previous thread on this several people were saying he was going to coast into a win.  What happened?
 
2013-04-17 04:17:07 PM  

FlashHarry: what_now: FlashHarry: so the GOP loses yet another sure senate seat?

House seat. He was running in a special election against Stephen Colbert's sister for a House seat.

ah. for some reason i thought it was jim demint's seat.


You would typically think of a former Governor running to be a Senator.  Running for a House seat is not that big of a deal.  Losing even that would be hilarious.
 
2013-04-17 04:20:30 PM  

timujin: I don't follow South Carolina politics well enough to really know, but in the previous thread on this several people were saying he was going to coast into a win.  What happened?


Either the GOP is actually making some real efforts to rebuild their brand before 2014/2016 or they know something knew (perhaps linked to the trespassing) that is so incredibly embarrassing, they are dropping him in a panic.
 
2013-04-17 04:21:10 PM  
something new that is (not "knew")
 
2013-04-17 04:33:48 PM  

timujin: I don't follow South Carolina politics well enough to really know, but in the previous thread on this several people were saying he was going to coast into a win.  What happened?


He was hauled into court this week for contempt of court because he trespassed on his wife's house despite the fact that the court ordered him to stay away.
 
2013-04-17 04:37:23 PM  

mrshowrules: You would typically think of a former Governor running to be a Senator.  Running for a House seat is not that big of a deal.


that was my reasoning. why would he want to be a house member? that seems like a step down. or was it to be simply a stepping stone for national aspirations?
 
2013-04-17 04:40:13 PM  

FlashHarry: mrshowrules: You would typically think of a former Governor running to be a Senator.  Running for a House seat is not that big of a deal.

that was my reasoning. why would he want to be a house member? that seems like a step down. or was it to be simply a stepping stone for national aspirations?


He's been groomed to believe he's destined for great things.  He is one of God's chosen.  I think his motives are driven more by faith than reason.

Hell, the guy thinks his cheating is forgivable because he's like King David.  We should look past his numerous, obvious flaws since God has destined him for greatness.

I know far more than I should about that idiotic little man.
 
2013-04-17 04:43:53 PM  

FlashHarry: so the GOP loses yet another sure senate seat?


I wouldn't count him out just because the NRCC is dropping support. It's SC we are talking about.
 
2013-04-17 04:49:29 PM  
Sanford eh?  Well I know why he pulled out:

kencourse.com

/Yes, I know it's SanDford, shut up
 
2013-04-17 04:57:10 PM  
His ex is pretty nice. If she wanted to she could pretty much ensure he never gets another political job again, but she's trying to stay classy about it. If I were her, I don't know if I'd be able to fully resist the temptation for revenge.

And didn't this dillweed marry his mistress? Why is he skulking around his ex-wife's house?
 
2013-04-17 04:57:51 PM  
America, land of the shooting spree & home of the bravely armed.
 
2013-04-17 05:03:09 PM  
America's loss, Argentina's gain?
 
2013-04-17 05:03:23 PM  
This guy's arrogant. I mean like John Edwards arrogant.
 
2013-04-17 05:03:33 PM  

Bigger Leftist Intarweb Schlong: His ex is pretty nice. If she wanted to she could pretty much ensure he never gets another political job again, but she's trying to stay classy about it. If I were her, I don't know if I'd be able to fully resist the temptation for revenge.

And didn't this dillweed marry his mistress? Why is he skulking around his ex-wife's house?


He's engage to the mistress. She lives in Argentina still, I believe.

I believe his excuse for violating his restraining order and breaking into his ex-wife's house was that he wanted to watch football on the TV.

He's probably still going to coast to a win; the district he's running is strongly republican, IIRC.
 
2013-04-17 05:05:20 PM  

Elegy: He's probably still going to coast to a win; the district he's running is strongly republican, IIRC.


But, as the article pointed out, he was only slightly above his opponent and that was before this.
 
2013-04-17 05:07:32 PM  

Isitoveryet: America, land of the shooting spree & home of the bravely armed.


oops.
 
2013-04-17 05:09:03 PM  

Elegy: He's probably still going to coast to a win; the district he's running is strongly republican, IIRC.


Don't Republicans have strong feeling about family values?  His cheating on his wife would fly in the face of those values.

Don't Republicans favor strong law-and-order candidates?  Going against a restraining order would be illegal and not consistent with a law-and-order kinda guy.
 
2013-04-17 05:11:32 PM  

Muta: Elegy: He's probably still going to coast to a win; the district he's running is strongly republican, IIRC.

Don't Republicans have strong feeling about family values?  His cheating on his wife would fly in the face of those values.

Don't Republicans favor strong law-and-order candidates?  Going against a restraining order would be illegal and not consistent with a law-and-order kinda guy.


Don't Republicans enjoy a huge cognitive dissonance? He's their man!
 
2013-04-17 05:12:22 PM  

Elegy: He's probably still going to coast to a win; the district he's running is strongly republican, IIRC.


It's listed as a toss-up. Considering the last election was R+11, that really doesn't look good for him.

http://cookpolitical.com/house/charts/race-ratings
 
2013-04-17 05:13:54 PM  

Diogenes: He's been groomed to believe he's destined for great things.  He is one of God's chosen.  I think his motives are driven more by faith than reason.


isn't he a member of "the family?"
 
2013-04-17 05:14:44 PM  

Muta: Elegy: He's probably still going to coast to a win; the district he's running is strongly republican, IIRC.

Don't Republicans have strong feeling about family values?  His cheating on his wife would fly in the face of those values.

Don't Republicans favor strong law-and-order candidates?  Going against a restraining order would be illegal and not consistent with a law-and-order kinda guy.


"I will support sending a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman to the states for ratification ... I also pledge to uphold the institution of marriage through personal fidelity to my spouse and respect for the marital bonds of others."

-  Newt Gingrich
 
2013-04-17 05:17:05 PM  
The Republicans are afraid because putting more bad issues with them in the spotlight is going to sink the only thing they have going for them:  their stranglehold on the press.  If they can't appear to be perfect or push the lie hard enough, they're dead in the water.  And fighting dirty against someone with a popular show is going to sink them big.
 
2013-04-17 05:17:20 PM  

Diogenes: FlashHarry: mrshowrules: You would typically think of a former Governor running to be a Senator.  Running for a House seat is not that big of a deal.

that was my reasoning. why would he want to be a house member? that seems like a step down. or was it to be simply a stepping stone for national aspirations?

He's been groomed to believe he's destined for great things.  He is one of God's chosen.  I think his motives are driven more by faith than reason.

Hell, the guy thinks his cheating is forgivable because he's like King David.  We should look past his numerous, obvious flaws since God has destined him for greatness.

I know far more than I should about that idiotic little man.


Oh motherfark, do not introduce him to any scientists names Lutrece.

It will not end well.
 
2013-04-17 05:20:14 PM  
Republicans are virtually certain to recapture the seat in 2014 unless Liz Colbert Busch prove able to raise the dead, find Bigfoot, and win the Sprint Cup.

They don't need the vote in the House that badly and flushing this floater down permanently is worth sacrificing the seat until Jan, 2015.
 
2013-04-17 05:22:53 PM  

Muta: Elegy: He's probably still going to coast to a win; the district he's running is strongly republican, IIRC.

Don't Republicans have strong feeling about family values?  His cheating on his wife would fly in the face of those values.

Don't Republicans favor strong law-and-order candidates?  Going against a restraining order would be illegal and not consistent with a law-and-order kinda guy.


Republicans care about STICKING IT TO LIBS and nothing else, and damn the consequences.
 
2013-04-17 05:23:03 PM  
Six months from now:  Uh yeah, Mr. Security Guy, I was just watching the World Series in this congressional office building with some aides who were, uh, there all alone, and that's not, that's not right.
 
2013-04-17 05:25:05 PM  
They're learning...
 
2013-04-17 05:27:42 PM  

sammyk: FlashHarry: so the GOP loses yet another sure senate seat?

I wouldn't count him out just because the NRCC is dropping support. It's SC we are talking about.


As much as I would like to see Sanford lose this election, the fact that he will have an (R) next to his name on the ballot means he'll basically win the district.
 
2013-04-17 05:27:44 PM  
Republicans said they were caught off guard by news of Jenny Sanford's complaint. They worry other damaging revelations about Mark Sanford's personal life that they aren't aware of could come out in the coming weeks.

Translation: they are now aware of other things are likely to come out in the coming weeks and aren't going to waste another dime on this guy.
 
2013-04-17 05:28:35 PM  

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: Republicans are virtually certain to recapture the seat in 2014 unless Liz Colbert Busch prove able to raise the dead, find Bigfoot, and win the Sprint Cup.

They don't need the vote in the House that badly and flushing this floater down permanently is worth sacrificing the seat until Jan, 2015.


Kinda hurts them state wide/nationally, though.  Democrats can point and say "These are the types of people Republicans still believe should be in office."
 
2013-04-17 05:28:43 PM  

FlashHarry: [media.salon.com image 750x500]

"did somebody ask for a south carolina congressman?"


Frank is headed to the WH ya'll
 
2013-04-17 05:30:51 PM  
Why is everybody even making a big deal out of this? The GOP isn't distancing themselves from him. They know he is going to win and this is a pandering symbolic gesture for them to try to prove that they are the party of personal responsibility.  Once he wins he will be right back in the fold with him.
 
2013-04-17 05:30:59 PM  

Lando Lincoln: Republicans said they were caught off guard by news of Jenny Sanford's complaint. They worry other damaging revelations about Mark Sanford's personal life that they aren't aware of could come out in the coming weeks.

Translation: they are now aware of other things are likely to come out in the coming weeks and aren't going to waste another dime on this guy.


yeah the ex wife probably has more dirty laundry to air to sink his arse.
 
2013-04-17 05:34:08 PM  

FlashHarry: Diogenes: He's been groomed to believe he's destined for great things.  He is one of God's chosen.  I think his motives are driven more by faith than reason.

isn't he a member of "the family?"


They're his primary groomers.

They tried to bribe Jenny to stay with him.
 
2013-04-17 05:39:13 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: Republicans are virtually certain to recapture the seat in 2014 unless Liz Colbert Busch prove able to raise the dead, find Bigfoot, and win the Sprint Cup.

They don't need the vote in the House that badly and flushing this floater down permanently is worth sacrificing the seat until Jan, 2015.

Kinda hurts them state wide/nationally, though.  Democrats can point and say "These are the types of people Republicans still believe should be in office."


 I guess they could pitch it as, 'Send Sanford to Washington to keep him away from Jenny's house!' Law and order and the sanctity of property and all that.
 
2013-04-17 05:39:23 PM  

gunslinger_RG: I am sure he is 100% behind the Defense of Marriage Bill, because we all know that it is Gays that destroy heterosexual marriage and not say an adulterous, philandering, douche-wad who can't even follow a simple court order to stay away from the home of the woman he cheated, lied too, and broke up the home of 4 their four children.

Who am I kidding this is SC and this douche-wad would be right at home in the Republican House.


Larry Craig and David Vitter cosponsored the Marriage Protection Amendment in 2008. I'm pretty sure we're post-irony on the whole "politicians who are all about the sanctity of marriage sure are terrible at monogamy" thing.
 
2013-04-17 05:47:55 PM  

Bigger Leftist Intarweb Schlong: And didn't this dillweed marry his mistress? Why is he skulking around his ex-wife's house?


Playing armchair psychologist, I can come up with two reasons:

1. He was hoping to dig up some dirt on the Mrs. that he could leverage into a motion to modify the terms of the divorce (e.g. to cut back on alimony or child support, or to talk the kids into asking for more visitation/custody with him).

2. He's got a psychological hangup that makes him desperately want what he can't have. When he's married to wifey, he wants Miss Argentina. Now that he has Miss Argentina, he wants to try and charm his way back into wifey's life. Buyer's remorse is behind an awful lot of serial philandering.
 
2013-04-17 05:48:35 PM  

Diogenes: FlashHarry: Diogenes: He's been groomed to believe he's destined for great things.  He is one of God's chosen.  I think his motives are driven more by faith than reason.

isn't he a member of "the family?"

They're his primary groomers.

They tried to bribe Jenny to stay with him.


creepy organization is creepy
 
2013-04-17 05:51:05 PM  

Uzzah: Bigger Leftist Intarweb Schlong: And didn't this dillweed marry his mistress? Why is he skulking around his ex-wife's house?

Playing armchair psychologist, I can come up with two reasons:

1. He was hoping to dig up some dirt on the Mrs. that he could leverage into a motion to modify the terms of the divorce (e.g. to cut back on alimony or child support, or to talk the kids into asking for more visitation/custody with him).

2. He's got a psychological hangup that makes him desperately want what he can't have. When he's married to wifey, he wants Miss Argentina. Now that he has Miss Argentina, he wants to try and charm his way back into wifey's life. Buyer's remorse is behind an awful lot of serial philandering.


Or maybe he has the attitude that it is his house and he will enter it when he wants.
 
2013-04-17 05:58:56 PM  

Diogenes: FlashHarry: Diogenes: He's been groomed to believe he's destined for great things.  He is one of God's chosen.  I think his motives are driven more by faith than reason.

isn't he a member of "the family?"

They're his primary groomers.

They tried to bribe Jenny to stay with him.


I'm pretty sure that's not what Jesus would do.
 
2013-04-17 06:12:09 PM  
Their website doesn't mention Sanford but is still anti-Colbert-Busch.
 
2013-04-17 06:51:50 PM  
Dear god his excuse for the charges is almost as paper thin as "hiking the Appalachian trail." You went to your ex-wife's house to watch the second half of the superbowl so your 14 year-old son wouldn't have to watch alone? WTF!
1. If your wife was out of town, why didn't you ask to have your son over at your place to watch the game?
2. Why only the 2nd half, instead of the whole game?
3. The date of the Superbowl is well known, how could you not clear it with your ex-wfe first?
He either has really poor planning and impulse control, or he's a douchnozzle deliberately trespassing and violating a court-order.

I'm not shocked at all that the Republicans are pulling out of the race. Either personality will produce more damaging revelations. I hope he doesn't win.
 
2013-04-17 06:54:50 PM  
Bwahhahahahaaaaa! Gotta love those republican voters that put him on top in the primaries!
 
2013-04-17 07:04:09 PM  
Beautiful. Mark Sanford is a entitled, unapologetic douche and he absolutely deserves to lose. Think I'll make a donation to Ms. Colbert-Busch for teh lulz.

http://colbertbuschforcongress.com/
 
2013-04-17 07:10:28 PM  
Good GOP strategy.  Sanford will probably win anyway and this way the GOP does not look like they actively support this guy.  And if by some unbelievable upset he loses the GOP has such a strong majority in the House they can afford to lose the seat.
 
2013-04-17 07:35:04 PM  
weknowgifs.com
 
2013-04-17 09:29:33 PM  

Diogenes: FlashHarry: Diogenes: He's been groomed to believe he's destined for great things.  He is one of God's chosen.  I think his motives are driven more by faith than reason.

isn't he a member of "the family?"

They're his primary groomers.

They tried to bribe Jenny to stay with him.


According to the book "The Family by Jeff Sharlet, they'd already done that before the Appalachian Trail incident.
 
2013-04-17 10:20:30 PM  
The Republican Party has little incentive to fund him.  He will likely win without their funding, his opponent will be fairly under-funded, they have a healthy majority in the House, and they have largely Gerrymandered their way to keeping it that way for the next few cycles.  But if the Republicans fund him, the Democrats will use it as evidence of the fact that their idea of "Sanctity of Marriage" really only applies to homosexuals, not philanderers.

/Unless they are gay philanderers.
//Or have a wide stance.
 
2013-04-17 11:39:29 PM  

Nemosomen: The Republican Party has little incentive to fund him.  He will likely win without their funding, his opponent will be fairly under-funded, they have a healthy majority in the House, and they have largely Gerrymandered their way to keeping it that way for the next few cycles.  But if the Republicans fund him, the Democrats will use it as evidence of the fact that their idea of "Sanctity of Marriage" really only applies to homosexuals, not philanderers.

/Unless they are gay philanderers.
//Or have a wide stance.


Yeah.

I'm going with "they know of the other skeletons, and they were hoping he'd STFU and play nice but the stupid restraining order violation means it's a matter of time before he trips up again / he can't even keep to a simple restraining order, he's not gonna work".

Colbert-Busch has name recognition and seems to be a classy lady who did pull herself up by her bootstraps.  She's also, I'd wager, likely to get some out of state backing - plus backing from in state liberal groups who weren't going to throw down a check until the race looked winnable.  It does.
 
2013-04-18 07:49:30 AM  
Yeah, you can't really win the 'tough on crime' vote that's pretty core to winning as a Republican if you've got recent well-known felonies on your record, as a general rule.  I'd stop trying were I them, too.
 
2013-04-18 08:35:41 AM  
Seems like this would be a nice pick up for the Dems.
 
2013-04-18 09:13:50 AM  
No, Santorum is where the Republican party pulls its ideas out of.
 
2013-04-18 11:09:37 AM  

Diogenes: FlashHarry: mrshowrules: You would typically think of a former Governor running to be a Senator.  Running for a House seat is not that big of a deal.

that was my reasoning. why would he want to be a house member? that seems like a step down. or was it to be simply a stepping stone for national aspirations?

He's been groomed to believe he's destined for great things.  He is one of God's chosen.  I think his motives are driven more by faith than reason.

Hell, the guy thinks his cheating is forgivable because he's like King David.  We should look past his numerous, obvious flaws since God has destined him for greatness.

I know far more than I should about that idiotic little man.


The King David delusion makes perfect sense when you think about it.  He wants to beat the opposition who he sees as Goliath.  The only problem is/was that he was the absolute favourite to win.  He must have thought, "That's not going to work for me, I must be considered the underdog for this to play out".  "I know, I'll break the law and be rejected by the GOP that way no one will think I can win."
 
2013-04-18 03:29:51 PM  

RexTalionis: timujin: I don't follow South Carolina politics well enough to really know, but in the previous thread on this several people were saying he was going to coast into a win.  What happened?

He was hauled into court this week for contempt of court because he trespassed on his wife's house despite the fact that the court ordered him to stay away.


Right, I'm talking about the thread where he explained why he'd been trespassing, which came after the charge and being hauled into court... it was just a couple of hours before this one, actually.
 
Displayed 69 of 69 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report