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    Apparently the Dems don't get the idea of a "Primary"

    Check this out. This guy (Alvin Greene) won the SC Democratic primary and now, since he's not considered "worthy" by the party they are trying to have him replaced on the ticket with his opponent.

    I know he might not be the sharpest knife in the drawer but have you met many politicians that are?
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    South Carolina Pol Questions Dem Senate Candidate's 'Mental Status'
    By Heidi Noonan

    Published June 13, 2010
    | FOXNews.com

    A South Carolina lawmaker on Sunday suggested that new Democratic Senate nominee Alvin Greene may be intellectually incapable of participating in the general election race.

    State Rep. Todd Rutherford told Fox News that he went to Greene's house to discuss with him how Greene succeeded last week in becoming the candidate to challenge Republican Sen. Jim DeMint in the November election, but he found it difficult to decipher an answer.

    "About two questions into a conversation with him, it would become apparent that he is not probably fit to answer the questions befitting a Senate candidate," said Rutherford, a Democrat. "If he was put into this, then it is a joke that is funny to all the rest of us, but he doesn't get it -- because I don't know that his mental status is such that he can get it."

    On Friday South Carolina authorities launched a formal investigation into Greene's unlikely win. The campaign of his vanquished opponent, Vic Rawl, said it too is looking into reports across the state from voters and poll workers who "experienced problems with voting for whom they intended."

    A Rawl campaign spokesman said he believes that the outcome of Tuesday's election is "statistically impossible" and "South Carolinians would rather be 100 percent right than 90 percent uncertain." Greene won with about 60 percent of the vote.

    Rutherford said he asked Greene whether his honorable but involuntary discharge from the U.S. Army last August was related to his mental state.

    "When I asked him whether they had checked his mental health status, he seemed to suggest that doing so brought about racist implications and other things. He kind of ducked the issue," said Rutherford.

    Rutherford added that based on his conversation with Greene about his military service he got the impression that Greene could have decided to spend the $10,400 needed to enter the South Carolina race, but "I doubt it very seriously."

    As the questions mount over the selection of Greene, some have attributed it to the arbitrary alphabet since Greene's name appeared above Rawl's on the ballot. Rutherford said the Senate Democratic primary in South Carolina was low profile to begin with and probably "people just hit a button and had no idea who they were voting for."

    But South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn, the House majority whip, said he could reach no conclusion except that Greene is a plant.

    "I never said he was a Republican plant. I said he was someone's plant. ... I saw the patterns in this. I know a Democratic pattern, I know a Republican pattern and I saw in the Democratic primary elephant dung all over the place," he told CNN.

    Senior White House Adviser David Axelrod said he also is trying to find an explanation for the improbable victory.

    "The whole thing is odd. I don't really know how to explain it and I don't think anybody else does either," Axelrod said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

    Axelrod said he thinks the people of South Carolina deserve the best nominee on the ballot, although he supposes Greene would argue that since he won the election, he is the best candidate.

    "How he won the primary is a big mystery though, and until you resolve that I don't think he can claim to be a strong, credible candidate," he said.

    Rutherford said Greene certainly is not like other politicians.

    "My conversation with him was not with someone who is all about politics, has an agenda, and wants his 15 minutes of fame. He would've been just fine sitting in his house, which he apparently did the entire campaign. I don't think he ever left his house," he said.

    "It's scary because you don't want to suggest that somebody who does not have what everybody else has can't run for office, but it's also the fact that he won, so what do you do? Rutherford asked.
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    It's disgusting when the political parties believe that they can overturn "the will of the people". Makes me wonder if we, the taxpayers, have any REAL representation left in the USA!

    BTW, SC, you posted: "I know he might not be the sharpest knife in the drawer but have you met many politicians that are?" Not really...how about the Congressman who was fearful that Guam would tip over, if we sent troops there?
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    You mean the Demonrats got an election result that they didn't like and don't want to honor it? Wow, we've never seen this before...uh, wait a minute...
    Prov. 27:3 - "Stone is heavy and sand a burden, but provocation by a fool is heavier than both"

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    I must admit living in sc is a bit of a hoot. We have a luv guv, we have his wife who has been in cosmo and on oprah and on baba walters under the guise of "her side of the story", we have a woman candidate for guv who has been "linked" to affairs of the heart, we have jim clyburn--a horse's ass (who is the 3rd ranked dem in congress) who survives on a gerrymandered district that would reelect him even if he was dead, and we have a significant electorate who could not tell you the letter a from the letter b.our motto is "thank god for mississippi"--otherwise we would be first or last in any poll for the worst or best of anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative Wife & Mom View Post
    It's disgusting when the political parties believe that they can overturn "the will of the people". Makes me wonder if we, the taxpayers, have any REAL representation left in the USA!

    BTW, SC, you posted: "I know he might not be the sharpest knife in the drawer but have you met many politicians that are?" Not really...how about the Congressman who was fearful that Guam would tip over, if we sent troops there?
    It's disgusting when the political parties believe that they can overturn "the will of the people".
    That is called politics as usual.
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    They jumped on this the day after the Primary. They vetted him and didn't object then but since he won and is running against Jim DeMint they want him out. Vic Rawl the dem that ran against Greene in the Primary just filled a formal protest. Vic Rawl files formal protest over Alvin Greene's Democratic primary win in South Carolina

    I don't care who they run against DeMint. He's one of the few incumbents that's still popular with the people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kelcarry View Post
    I must admit living in sc is a bit of a hoot. We have a luv guv, we have his wife who has been in cosmo and on oprah and on baba walters under the guise of "her side of the story", we have a woman candidate for guv who has been "linked" to affairs of the heart, we have jim clyburn--a horse's ass (who is the 3rd ranked dem in congress) who survives on a gerrymandered district that would reelect him even if he was dead, and we have a significant electorate who could not tell you the letter a from the letter b.our motto is "thank god for mississippi"--otherwise we would be first or last in any poll for the worst or best of anything.
    I actually like Haley - she's a fierce supporter of the 2nd Ammendment. From what I hear the two guys she supposedly had an affair with have zero credibility. That said, quite often where there's smoke there's fire so who knows. Sanford was famous for doing absolutely nothing while in office so I won't miss him. Bauer is a joke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SC Tiger View Post
    I actually like Haley - she's a fierce supporter of the 2nd Ammendment. From what I hear the two guys she supposedly had an affair with have zero credibility. That said, quite often where there's smoke there's fire so who knows. Sanford was famous for doing absolutely nothing while in office so I won't miss him. Bauer is a joke.
    +1 She's been my choice all along. The story of an affair was just another attempt to smear a popular candidate out of votes.
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    huh? a democrap with mental issues? sounds redundant

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