Alvin Greene, a 13 year veteran of the military won 59% of the vote in the South Carolina democratic primary for the u.s. senate last week. Greene, despite having spent less than 2 thousand dollars on his campaign handily won the primary.
One would think that the Dems would be excited that a black guy with a very limited budget beat out a white guy with loads of campaign money and could be the first african american senator from the southern US since reconstruction.
But people, including representative James Clyburn (D-SC), House Whip in Congress is demanding an investigation. He and other members of the Democratic party have asked Alvin Greene to pull out of the race.
Some also think he’s a plant by the Republicans. 🙂
“Alvin Greene is pretending to be an idiot,” Creighton (of far left Flamethrower website Firedoglake) writes, noting that Greene holds a college degree and worked as an intelligence specialist in the US military. “He is doing it because someone doesn’t want a strong populist democrat like Vic Rawl running against Jim DeMint in South Carolina for his seat in the United States Senate.”
Isn’t politics just fun. 🙂
“There were some real shenanigans going on in the South Carolina primary,” Clyburn said on the Bill Press radio show, according to The Hill. “I don’t know if [Greene] was a Republican plant; he was someone’s plant.” Clyburn is particularly suspicious that Greene could come up with the $10,400 needed to register for the race despite being unemployed.
A spokesman for Sen. Jim DeMint, Greene’s opponent in the general election, said the charge that the Democratic nominee is a Republican plant is “ridiculous.”
Whomever the Democrats nominated was not likely to win against the very popular DeMint anyhow.
Super leftist Ezra Klein of the Washington Post though, put it this way: There’s been a lot of talk about what sort of trickery and skullduggery and inanity could’ve produced Alvin Greene’s win in South Carolina. But after reading all of it, I’m coming down on the side of Dave Weigel: Maybe the guy just, you know, won.
So why all the outrage? All the conspiracy theories?
Could it be they want to create a crisis, so they can exploit it?
Get the sleepy, apathetic, South Carolina Democrats whipped up?
They want to know where he got the $10,400 to be put on the ballot.
They are more obsessed with this than the $4 Trillion in worthless spending they’ve already done nationally.
It’s like focusing on 1 tree while the whole forest burns down!
But they miss the fact that 100,000 people voted for this guy. Regardless of whether he was “a plant” and “someone” seeded him the money, he still got the votes.
Oh, right, because this was an open primary it was a Republican hit-job… 😦
When asked by NBC’s David Gregory on Sunday if Greene’s election was legitimate, senior White House adviser David Axelrod said, “It doesn’t appear so to me. It was a mysterious deal.”
Axelrod said: “The whole thing is odd. I don’t really know how to explain it and I don’t think anybody else does either. … How [Greene] won the primary is a big mystery, and until you resolve that I don’t think he can claim to be a strong, credible candidate.”
But they are still stuck with an unemployed, no experience candidate with a pending felony trial.
I don’t know about you, but that sounds like the perfect Democrat to me. 🙂
So what is really the troubling factor here is the Democrats attitude that the guy they put up, a former legislator named Vic Rawl, who spend virtually no money either but had the blessing of the establishment,didn’t win so it must be a trick.
The voting machines were rigged, they say. “Hanging Chads” anyone?
Some want the primary results thrown out.
They didn’t get their man.
That’s the really troubling part.
And these are the same Democrats who will, even after 10 years, go ranting off into left field about how the Republicans stole the election in 2000 from Al Gore.
They didn’t get their man.
Does this sound like a free and fair, democratic election ethic or a party apparatchik put-up job?
The Party wants whom the party wants. And the people are just sheep who are supposed to vote the way the party wants them too and if they don’t it must therefore be FRAUD! 🙂
And if the party doesn’t get what it wants it will simply erase it and start over again until you do what the party wants.
But does it sound familiar?
Health Care reform anyone? Bailouts? TARP? Stimulus? Cap and Trade!
The majority of Americans were vehemently against the Health Care bill, but the Democrats wanted their Holy Grail no matter what and they got what they wanted by any means necessary.
And now it’s Energy.
Cap and Trade, which stalled out for lack of support is now re-energized by the Oil Spill.
“The tragedy unfolding on our coast is the most painful and powerful reminder yet that the time to embrace a clean energy future is now,” he said. “I say we can’t afford not to change how we produce and use energy – because the long-term costs to our economy, our national security, and our environment are far greater.” –President Obama, last night.
Never waste a Crisis!
Overly Expensive, inefficient, but politically correct,Green Tech or Bust.
One problem, the nation, and the world run on Oil.
So they need to make Oil unattractive, both politically and economically.
Enter Cap and Trade.
Mind you, the rest of the world is going to do anything, but take advantage of the weak, stupid Americans.
And 10’s of thousands of good jobs will evaporate.
Earlier this month, the president ordered a six month ban on exploratory deepwater drilling – a move some experts predict will pour salt into the wounds of the already injured region.
The moratorium could lead to massive job losses in Louisiana, which relies on drilling to support its economy, Louisiana State University Economist James Richardson said.
“The moratorium could be more devastating than the leak, because more people are employed by the oil industry than the fishing industry,” he said.
The moratorium could cost the state more than 20,000 jobs by the end of the year, according to the Louisiana Department of Economic Development. The Department estimates for every one employee working on a rig, nine employees onshore are working to support that rig.
“During one of the most challenging economic periods in decades, the last thing we need is to enact public policies that will certainly destroy thousands of existing jobs while preventing the creation of thousands more,” Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal said in a letter to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.
Broken down by industry, the Louisiana Department of Economic Development estimates fishing and tourism contributes $10 billion to the Louisiana economy, while energy contributes $65 billion.
Following the moratorium, Anadarko Petroleum announced its intention to move three rigs out of the Gulf.
And when the taxes from this debacle cripple the country anyone for 20% unemployment??
The price of gas will skyrocket.
But candidate Obama was only too happy about that previously
“Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket . . . because I’m capping greenhouse gases, coal power plants, natural gas, you name it . . . Whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money, and they will pass that [cost] on to consumers.’’
In the same interview, Obama suggested that his energy policy would require the ruin of the coal industry. “If somebody wants to build a coal-fired plant, they can,’’ he told the Chronicle. “It’s just that it will bankrupt them, because they are going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.’’
So the Oil Spill is the perfect political opportunity to get what they want because they want it.
The fact that the people are again, against it, is not relevant.
They want what they want.
So the Democrats in South Carolina want to invalidate a valid election because they didn’t get what they wanted. They complain to this day about the 2000 election because they didn’t get what they wanted. And then the Health Care Debate went on for over a year until they bum-rushed it through in the most partisan vote in the history of the country.
Now they want your energy.
Your everything that is manufactured and shipped that will be more costly.
And all the job losses for this?
Like they care.
They want what they want when they want it.
And no one is going to take their toys away from them!