How South Carolina’s Republican “Leadership” Reacts To Criticism August 7, 2007Posted by fitsnews in SC Politics.
PACIFIERS ALL AROUND, PEOPLE
FITSNews – August 7, 2007 – Even if they weren’t a bunch of whiny, sniveling babies, the GOP leadership in South Carolina would remain an acephalous assortment of big spending, anti-business, status quo Democrats-in-hiding. You’d think the least they could do would be to take their criticism standing up instead of whining to everybody in earshot like a bunch of two-year olds who just lost their pacifiers. At least that would be dignified.
After all, it wasn’t us here at FITSNews who raised state spending by 41% over the last three years, appointed an anti-business Democrat to the State Supreme Court, provided only $81 million in job-creating tax relief out of a $1.5 billion budget surplus, pumped another billion dollars into the nation’s worst education system over the past four years (only to remain last in the nation in SAT scores and graduation rates), presided over dwindling income levels and a 5.5% unemployment rate and fought tooth and nail to preserve an 1895 system of government that’s the functional equivalent of racing a “Model T” in the Indianapolis 500.
Nope, it was “Republican” leaders like Bobby Harrell, Hugh Leatherman, Dan Cooper, Harry Cato and Jim Merrill who did all that.
Yet unlike so many of the parlor game insiders who continue to kiss these people’s asses and accept their empty promises and ever-evolving excuses for our state’s chronic inability to compete (and our Republican Party’s chronic inability to act like Republicans), our little website will continue to call these “GOP leaders” out for being the power hungry, special interest-beholden, ethically-challenged, economically-clueless, pork-peddling shams they so clearly are.
Just yesterday, we received a stern rebuke from a prominent “Republican” activist, warning us that our criticisms of the state’s Republican leadership were damaging the party and limiting the opportunity for “real change.”
South Carolinians have been waiting five years for the GOP to deliver “real change,” but all the current crop of Republican leaders have yielded is same old bloated, dysfunctional, ineffective, “tits on a bull” government we’ve always had … only this one costs a helluva lot more than the one the Democrats produced.
At least the Democrats were honest about their plan to keep our government stuck in the Stone Age, our economy stuck in neutral and our kids stuck in failing schools.
Republicans – who are slaves to the same antiquated institutions as their Democratic predecessors – deserve true contempt because they pretend to oppose the status quo and yet take its money and do its bidding with more efficiency than the Democrats could’ve ever mustered.
Our Republican House Speaker (Harrell) and Ways & Means Chairman (Cooper) are both in the pocket of the Teachers’ Unions, our House Majority Leader (Merrill) and Commerce Committee Chairman (Cato) are both in the pocket of the Trial Lawyers and our Senate Finance Committe Chairman (Leatherman) is in the pocket of just about anybody and everybody who wants to keep South Carolina sick, poor and stupid.
And like sheep, the vast majority of rank-and-file Republicans go along with their leadership’s betrayal of core Republican ideals because sadly, that’s where their bread is buttered as well.
But God forbid we criticize these “leaders.” That would be “damaging to the party,” right?
And what gives us the right to rock the boat? Who gave us permission to penetrate the thin-skinned surface of these nursery school crybaby frauds to tell the people the truth about what’s going on in their government for a change?
How dare we do such a thing?
One day soon, people are finally going to figure out that what’s really damaging the Republican party in this state is the fact that there aren’t any damn Republicans left in it, particularly among the leadership at the State House – which couldn’t hold a coalition together around a conservative idea if it’s life depended on it.
When these Republican turncoats fail (as they have failed so miserably and repeatedly these last five years), we’re going to be right here tell you about it. Not because it’s our job, or because it creates a lot of website “hits,” or because it happens to be the right thing to do – we do it because we can.
And if the GOP crybabys (and the “conservative” messengers they send to try and shut us up) don’t like that, they can all go straight to hell.
We ain’t skeered, and we ain’t shuttin’ up. For anybody.