Around 50 people braved the rain Tuesday to engage in a day of protests against IRS treatment of TEA Party groups revealed recently.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
The targeted groups (numbering in excess of 100) received greater scrutiny than others with different political views.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
The two-term Senator has a number of significant facts working to his advantage.
The latest round of protests against Sen. Lindsey Graham reached a fever pitch when he slammed Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s 13-hour filibuster last Wednesday. Graham's criticism prompted a vocal group of conservatives inside and outside the Palmetto State to think the episode might finally be enough to bounce him from office. But, the fact is Lindsey Graham will likely be re-elected in 2014 to a third term as the senior Senator from South Carolina. Paul was holding up the nomination of John Brennan for CIA chief by protesting the Obama Administration’s policy on drones, a policy that Graham supports. The crux of Paul’s argument was based on the fear that Obama might have the power to use drones against American citizens on American soil. …
Monday, August 13, 2012
"Unlike the government, the private sector has to produce. If we do not, then our business does not succeed."
By Sean Halliburton, Goose Creek, S.C. I read an article submitted by Senator Robert Ford regarding our nation's economic difficulties and his willingness to place blame on the Tea Party for stalling the policies of the Obama Administration. I believe Sen. Ford to be an honorable man and his opinion, even if I do not agree with it, is his point of view. However, as identifying those individuals that have changed the direction of the country by promoting fiscal responsibility and a return to our founding principles is not a matter of obstruction, but one of patriotism. The government and politicians do not understand the complexity of the business model and how regulations, taxes, and uncertainty affect the bottom line. As a Health Care …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
The 2012 presidential race headed for a "whole new level," one predicts.
South Carolina Republicans that Patch has spoken to on Saturday are excited about the choice of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as vice presidential nominee. "This is going to be an exciting ticket — one that Republicans can enthusiastically get behind and endorse," said Taft Matney, a Greenville-area political consultant. "We're about to see the 2012 presidential campaign kick up to a whole new level." Gov. Nikki Haley, long-rumored to be under consideration for the VP position, responded on this morning on her Facebook page: "WE now officially have a Dream Team of solutions: Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan! Both of these men understand its (sic) not about complaining and blaming, but producing results for the people of our great country. The race is on: …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Newt Gingrich is reportedly dropping out of the race, three months after winning in the coveted S.C. Republican primary.
Newt Gingrich's longshot presidential campaign was reinvigorated by an impressive rout of Mitt Romney and the rest of the Republican field in January's South Carolina primary. It was the Palmetto State's contest, Gingrich had said for months prior, that would propel him to the GOP nomination. But as reports of the former Speaker of the House suspending his campaign surfaced Wednesday, Gingrich's run ended with a whimper — having only won one other state (his adopted Georgia) in the three months since. Could a true conservative coalescence behind either Gingrich and Rick Santorum (who dropped out last month) have helped beat back Mitt Romney's well-resourced campaign? We'll never know. "Since we know the conservative votes were split …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
South Carolinians said the state's economy is improving and the state is back on track, according to new Winthrop Poll.
The latest Winthrop University poll of South Carolinians shows that while the state is back on track, Gov. Nikki Haley's approval rating has only slightly improved. The poll, released Tuesday, found that South Carolinians were evenly divided on if they approved of the way in which Haley was doing her job. Of those polled, 37.3 percent of all respondents saying they approved of the governor’s performance, while 36.5 percent reacted negatively. That's up slightly from December, when Haley's rating was less than 35 percent. But of the respondents, Republicans and Independents who are registered voters and lean Republican, Haley received an approval rating of 60 percent. Haley's spokesperson Rob Godfrey said Haley is focused on her job. “Polls…
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
'The time for rhetoric is no longer, it is time to act.'
After suggesting he would be a no-show, Rep. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) made it to the State of the Union address, but seemed to find what he expected from President Barack Obama's speech. "The president gave an incredibly similar speech this year," Scott said in comments released following the address. "Unfortunately rhetoric only lasts so long without action. Twenty-seven bi-partisan House bills wait in the Senate collecting dust." Scott was also critical of the president's rejection of the Keystone Pipeline and new federal initiatives. Obama proposed increased tax assistance for homeowners and a job-training focus for community colleges and the unemployed. "America is about lifting every single one of us up, creating equal opportunities for …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Office said earlier he would be watching with his brother.
Updated, 10:45 p.m.: According to a statement released by Rep. Tim Scott's office, he attended Tuesday night's State of the Union address in what appears to have been a last-minute decision. Scott's office told Patch that he planned to watch the speech with is brother, stationed in Alexandria, Va., but that his absense was not in protest. We were told late Tuesday night that Scott had dinner with his brother and was able to make it to the president's address. Spokesman Sean Smith said he didn't know when the congressman made the decision to attend. Original Reporting: Rep. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) will not be attending the president's State of the Union address. According to his office, the congressman plans to watch the speech with his brother…
Thursday, January 19, 2012
South Carolina tea party backers will announce support for Gingrich today.
Newt Gingrich today is expected to announce the endorsement of 100 South Carolina tea party supporters, according to online reports. The move comes as Texas Gov. Rick Perry announces his withdrawal from the race and weeks after Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, once a tea party darling, dropped out of the race. “My sense is there is a growing coalition behind Newt Gingrich,” Joe Dugan, who leads the state’s chapter of Tea Party Patriots, told TheDC. South Carolina Republicans head to the polls Saturday to nominate a presidential candidate. Recent polls show the race is increasingly becoming a two-man contest between Gingrich, a former speaker of the house, and Mitt Romney, a former Massachusetts governor and business executive. In Gingrich'…