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(Huffington Post)   Sanford surges in latest poll, you big dummy   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 72
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2013-05-06 09:31:24 AM  
Nice one 'lizbeth.
 
2013-05-06 09:32:17 AM  
This is the BIG one!
 
2013-05-06 09:33:53 AM  
I'm almost convinced that this race is just a test by the Republicans to see how awful of a candidate they can field even against a conservative Democrat and still win a heavily Republican leaning district.
 
2013-05-06 09:34:00 AM  
He's saving our capitalist medicare from Nancy Pelosi, it's really a no-brainer.
 
2013-05-06 09:34:59 AM  
South Carolina:


Please secede.


Sincerely,
Humanity.
 
2013-05-06 09:36:55 AM  
Enjoy your stupid, South Carolina.
 
2013-05-06 09:37:41 AM  
To show how terrible of a candidate Sanford, he's running in his old district that is R+10, Nancy Pelosi's approval rating in the district is 21%, and his candidate has done almost zero campaigning, and he's still in a dead heat race.
 
2013-05-06 09:37:59 AM  
I'm guessing that nasty push polling worked
 
2013-05-06 09:38:19 AM  
I don't know why the Repubs would bother running Sanford when literally ANY white guy with an (R) after his name will win that district.  Sanford must have some cards in the game and judging from his previous exploits I'm sure they're pretty good.  The real tragedy here, though not all that surprising, is that you can have a couple dozen ethics violations and not be barred from public office.
 
2013-05-06 09:38:42 AM  

The Bestest: I'm almost convinced that this race is just a test by the Republicans to see how awful of a candidate they can field even against a conservative Democrat and still win a heavily Republican leaning district.


Mostly this.....
 
2013-05-06 09:39:38 AM  
She's still going to win.  Answering a polling question versus getting out of the house to vote for Sanford are two different things.  I'm assuming there are enough people in that State that are tired of being the laughing stock of the rest of the country.
 
2013-05-06 09:40:18 AM  

EyeballKid: South Carolina:


Please secede.


Sincerely,
Humanity.


www.loc.gov
again?
 
2013-05-06 09:40:34 AM  
I'll be doing my part tomorrow prevent that sociopath from returning to elected office.

/and drinking myself to sleep after his victory
 
2013-05-06 09:43:17 AM  
Man, it takes a lot of chutzpah to call yourselves the family values party while sending a guy who is the complete opposite of those values to represent yourself in Congress.
 
2013-05-06 09:43:50 AM  
I just don't farking understand.

People are unashamed to support a politician who's been proven - not suspected, not rumored, but factually  proven -to be a liar, hypocrite, adulterer (from the party of family values), unabashed violator of a court order, and user of public funds for personal trips to South America to see his mistress, because of nothing more than his party affiliation.

What are the odds that any random supporter of Mark Sanford could name three significant policy stances he holds, and how they differ from his opponent on those issues?
 
2013-05-06 09:43:52 AM  

The Bestest: EyeballKid: South Carolina:


Please secede.


Sincerely,
Humanity.

[www.loc.gov image 640x466]
again?


Dude, too soon.
 
2013-05-06 09:44:18 AM  
you get the government you deserve.

just ask florida.
 
2013-05-06 09:44:43 AM  
If Sanford wins tomorrow, then the GOP SC voters should never, ever claim to be the party of 'Family Values' anymore. And this also goes to all conservatives in the country that believes in family values and yet they were happy that Sanford won.
 
2013-05-06 09:47:28 AM  
The surge failed.

Please secede.


Sincerely,
Humanity.


Wait, SC should secede from humanity?

/actually, ok
 
2013-05-06 09:48:31 AM  

mrshowrules: She's still going to win.  Answering a polling question versus getting out of the house to vote for Sanford are two different things.  I'm assuming there are enough people in that State that are tired of being the laughing stock of the rest of the country.


PPPP polling shows that she's vulnerable to a hard, fast negative campaign because 1) Everyone knows about his past, so you can't change votes by telling people he cheated on his wife. 2) Her lack of campaigning has allowed Sanford to define her first, making it impossible for her to change image in the time available.
 
2013-05-06 09:48:43 AM  

THX 1138: I just don't farking understand.

People are unashamed to support a politician who's been proven - not suspected, not rumored, but factually  proven -to be a liar, hypocrite, adulterer (from the party of family values), unabashed violator of a court order, and user of public funds for personal trips to South America to see his mistress, because of nothing more than his party affiliation.

What are the odds that any random supporter of Mark Sanford could name three significant policy stances he holds, and how they differ from his opponent on those issues?


3 is a tough number for teh stupids.  They usually get 2, then forget the third. Oops. The 2 they get are 1) he's white, and 2) he's republican.  That's all they need to know.
 
2013-05-06 09:48:47 AM  
Tell him to take a hike.

If that isn't a slogan the dems are using, then shame on them.
 
2013-05-06 09:50:10 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: Tell him to take a hike.

If that isn't a slogan the dems are using, then shame on them.


A++++ POST.  WOULD READ AGAIN.
 
2013-05-06 09:51:37 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: Tell him to take a hike.

If that isn't a slogan the dems are using, then shame on them.


Say what you will about Republicans, they are much better at delivering catchy one-liners to the electorate than Democrats. Of course that's mostly because their base can't speak polysyllabically.
 
2013-05-06 09:53:33 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: Tell him to take a hike.

If that isn't a slogan the dems are using, then shame on them.


I'm pretty sure at least one super PAC ad that's been airing a lot uses some variant of that line, telling Sanford to keep hiking or something.
 
2013-05-06 09:56:01 AM  
i've been kinda hoping for sanford to pull this one off, for no reason shy of humor value and political opportunism.
 
2013-05-06 10:02:00 AM  

hugram: If Sanford wins tomorrow, then the GOP SC voters should never, ever claim to be the party of 'Family Values' anymore. And this also goes to all conservatives in the country that believes in family values and yet they were happy that Sanford won.


They probably will elect him, and it will be precisely because they see him as the Family Values candidate.

1) He's a man
2) He's straight
3) He's not a woman
4) He's not a LIBBY LIB
5) He yacks about "big gubbmint" and "spending problem," i.e., blowing the dogwhistles
There would also be 6) he's white but so is his opponent

Those are the modern Family Values.
 
2013-05-06 10:08:53 AM  
I will be mortifyingly embarrassed by my state if there are enough idiots in that district to elect that moron.

But then again, it's not like that's an unusual condition.
 
2013-05-06 10:10:28 AM  

THX 1138: I just don't farking understand.

People are unashamed to support a politician who's been proven - not suspected, not rumored, but factually  proven -to be a liar, hypocrite, adulterer (from the party of family values), unabashed violator of a court order, and user of public funds for personal trips to South America to see his mistress, because of nothing more than his party affiliation.

What are the odds that any random supporter of Mark Sanford could name three significant policy stances he holds, and how they differ from his opponent on those issues?


1. He has a penis, she has a vagina.
2. He's a Republican, she's a commie fascist Democrat.
3. I've had enough of your lieberal gotcha journalisms!!
 
2013-05-06 10:22:15 AM  

WhoIsNotInMyKitchen: you get the government you deserve.

just ask florida.


See also: Wisconsin, Kansas
 
2013-05-06 10:24:41 AM  
The only upside to a Sanford win is it's not like he will be replacing some champion of progressivism - just a teabagging Uncle Tom. So things won't change that much.
 
2013-05-06 10:27:10 AM  

Karma Chameleon: The only upside to a Sanford win is it's not like he will be replacing some champion of progressivism - just a teabagging Uncle Tom. So things won't change that much.


Well as I understand it, ECB isn't exactly a flaming liberal either.
 
2013-05-06 10:28:06 AM  
Oh please. This isn't surprising.  I, and a few other Farkers, said Colbert-Busch's lead wouldn't last.  Having a (D) by your name in the American South is political suicide.  Sanford will win by a 3-4% margin tomorrow.
 
2013-05-06 10:28:42 AM  

The Bestest: Karma Chameleon: The only upside to a Sanford win is it's not like he will be replacing some champion of progressivism - just a teabagging Uncle Tom. So things won't change that much.

Well as I understand it, ECB isn't exactly a flaming liberal either.


Definitely not. Slightly left of center at best. But of course in the SC universe that is flaming liberal.
 
2013-05-06 10:39:07 AM  
God damnit, this is my district. I'll be voting, that's for sure.

Farking GOP clowns.
 
2013-05-06 10:41:41 AM  

Serious Black: Man, it takes a lot of chutzpah to call yourselves the family values party while sending a guy who is the complete opposite of those values to represent yourself in Congress.


Look up Scott Desjarlais (R-TN). Was a doctor until he had affairs with 2 patients, a pharma rep and a coworker or two. He also pressured one of those mistresses to have an abortion, and his first wife had two.

Ran for Congress on a "Faith and Family" platform, and won in 2011.

If this was an isolated incident, I'd be shocked. This is the modern, Newt-Gingrichized GOP.
 
2013-05-06 10:44:50 AM  

Dr Dreidel: This is the modern, Newt-Gingrichized GOP.


The what, now?
 
2013-05-06 10:52:30 AM  

Epoch_Zero: Dr Dreidel: This is the modern, Newt-Gingrichized GOP.

The what, now?


In the mid-1990s, the GOP realized that it could go much farther on soapbox rants and man-behind-the-curtaining than on policy and governance. So "cut all the taxes" became party orthodoxy rather than a pragmatic approach based on an examination of tax rates (Reagan raised taxes; HW Bush raised taxes). Bill Clinton's blowjob became "the thing that will sink his presidency" even though everyone in Congress was aware of at least one other "Member in good humming" (besides Gingrich himself, I mean). After 3 terms in Congress overseeing spending on a whole heap of military pork (in meaningful districts, like Boehner's, and if the Pentagon doesn't want 'em, they can fark right off), you can call yourself a "fiscal conservative". They gave fire-and-brimstone addresses for the CSPAN cameras and no one else.

While the mid-90s are 20 years ago, I'd still call that "modern". It was the birth of this Hollywood philosophy as party orthodoxy, rather than it being confined to the firebrands and shiat-stirrers.
 
2013-05-06 10:55:21 AM  

Dr Dreidel: Epoch_Zero: Dr Dreidel: This is the modern, Newt-Gingrichized GOP.

The what, now?

In the mid-1990s, the GOP realized that it could go much farther on soapbox rants and man-behind-the-curtaining than on policy and governance. So "cut all the taxes" became party orthodoxy rather than a pragmatic approach based on an examination of tax rates (Reagan raised taxes; HW Bush raised taxes). Bill Clinton's blowjob became "the thing that will sink his presidency" even though everyone in Congress was aware of at least one other "Member in good humming" (besides Gingrich himself, I mean). After 3 terms in Congress overseeing spending on a whole heap of military pork (in meaningful districts, like Boehner's, and if the Pentagon doesn't want 'em, they can fark right off), you can call yourself a "fiscal conservative". They gave fire-and-brimstone addresses for the CSPAN cameras and no one else.

While the mid-90s are 20 years ago, I'd still call that "modern". It was the birth of this Hollywood philosophy as party orthodoxy, rather than it being confined to the firebrands and shiat-stirrers.


that's all interesting and everything, but I think you missed the joke
 
2013-05-06 11:11:13 AM  
Wow.  This will sure piss off dem libtards, and that's what counts.

BOOTSTRAPS!
 
2013-05-06 11:15:39 AM  

THX 1138: What are the odds that any random supporter of Mark Sanford could name three significant policy stances he holds, and how they differ from his opponent on those issues?


But he FELLS like he's reformed.
 
2013-05-06 11:16:31 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: THX 1138: What are the odds that any random supporter of Mark Sanford could name three significant policy stances he holds, and how they differ from his opponent on those issues?

But he FELLS like he's reformed.


er

Feels
 
2013-05-06 11:18:09 AM  
Ah, the party of family values.
 
2013-05-06 11:20:16 AM  

THX 1138: What are the odds that any random supporter of Mark Sanford could name three significant policy stances he holds, and how they differ from his opponent on those issues?


Not a Liberal
Not a Liberal
Not a Liberal
 
2013-05-06 11:27:38 AM  

Dr Dreidel: Serious Black: Man, it takes a lot of chutzpah to call yourselves the family values party while sending a guy who is the complete opposite of those values to represent yourself in Congress.

Look up Scott Desjarlais (R-TN). Was a doctor until he had affairs with 2 patients, a pharma rep and a coworker or two. He also pressured one of those mistresses to have an abortion, and his first wife had two.

Ran for Congress on a "Faith and Family" platform, and won in 2011.

If this was an isolated incident, I'd be shocked. This is the modern, Newt-Gingrichized GOP.


Yeah, I know all about that guy. You forgot that he smoked the reefer with one of those patients with whom he had an affair. He's a stand-up guy.
 
2013-05-06 11:28:39 AM  

smitty04: THX 1138: What are the odds that any random supporter of Mark Sanford could name three significant policy stances he holds, and how they differ from his opponent on those issues?

Not a Liberal
Not a Liberal
Not a Liberal


So you're fine with someone who abandons his duties without telling anyone, to answer a booty call from another continent, as long as they aren't "liberal"?

Those are some great standards you have there.
 
2013-05-06 11:30:03 AM  

Karma Chameleon: The only upside to a Sanford win is it's not like he will be replacing some champion of progressivism - just a teabagging Uncle Tom. So things won't change that much.


Do you mean carpetbagging? And, Uncle Tom? Was she a slave or something? Words have meanings you know.
 
2013-05-06 11:30:53 AM  

LordJiro: So you're fine with someone who abandons his duties without telling anyone, to answer a booty call from another continent, as long as they aren't "liberal"?

Those are some great standards you have there.


Welcome to the Republican party.
 
2013-05-06 11:31:08 AM  

insano: Karma Chameleon: The only upside to a Sanford win is it's not like he will be replacing some champion of progressivism - just a teabagging Uncle Tom. So things won't change that much.

Do you mean carpetbagging? And, Uncle Tom? Was she a slave or something? Words have meanings you know.


Oh, nevermind. You weren't talking about ECB were you.
 
2013-05-06 11:35:47 AM  

LordJiro: smitty04: THX 1138: What are the odds that any random supporter of Mark Sanford could name three significant policy stances he holds, and how they differ from his opponent on those issues?

Not a Liberal
Not a Liberal
Not a Liberal

So you're fine with someone who abandons his duties without telling anyone, to answer a booty call from another continent, as long as they aren't "liberal"?

Those are some great standards you have there.


I don't know about smitty04 since he may have just been answering the question - but yes, for a large part of the population of that district they ARE fine with that.

I've seen several letters to the editor printed in the state's newspaper excoriating Mrs. Sanford for taking him to court for violating the divorce decree because it'll make it more likely for a dirty lib to get elected.  And several more biatching to the newspaper for printing those letters and reminding people of the whole incident for the same reason.
 
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