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Lindsay’s Opponent Is Going To Have Some Issues November 27, 2007

Posted by fitsnews in SC Politics.

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FITSNews – November 27, 2007 – The fact that pictures of popslut Lindsay Lohan are infinitely preferable to pictures of politician Lindsey Graham has been scientifically proven by numerous polls conducted in Sic Willie‘s pants. Including one that may be going on right now.

Anyway, as much as we really don’t like Lindsey the politician, we’re obliged to kinda sorta give him a backhanded compliment today. That’s because as flaky and media whorishy as he may be, at least he doesn’t hate black people.

According to numerous Graham backers, however, the same cannot be said of GOP National Committeeman Dr. Buddy Witherspoon, who is announcing today that he will challenge Graham in the 2008 GOP Senate Primary.

A dentist from Lexington, S.C., Witherspoon is already catching serious flak for his previous association with the Council of Conservative Citizens (CofCC), a group that appears to be slightly to the right of the first incarnation of George Wallace when it comes to racial issues.

Established in 1988, the CofCC is a staunch opponent of integration, multiculturalism, political correctness, secularism and immigration – legal or otherwise. No word yet on whether its members also oppose wheat bread and brown rice, but we’re gonna go out on a limb and say “yes.”

Branded a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League, the CofCC’s statement of principles certainly doesn’t mince words when it comes to favoring crackers’ rights:

We oppose all efforts to mix the races of mankind, to promote non-white races over the European-American people through so-called “affirmative action” and similar measures, to destroy or denigrate the European-American heritage, including the heritage of the Southern people, and to force the integration of the races.

Back in 1999, Witherspoon was criticized for his affiliation with the CofCC and for refusing a request from then-Republican National Chairman Jim Nicholson to quit the group. Nicholson’s request came amid intense media scrutiny following the revelation that powerful Southern politicians like Trent Lott, among others, were linked to the group, which was said to have been “built by supporters of the segregationist White Citizens Councils, the John Birch Society and activists in the presidential campaigns of then-Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace.”

Witherspoon eventually severed his ties with the CofCC, but that hasn’t stopped Graham supporters from spreading the word about his prior affiliation. Some of them have even suggested that Witherspoon maintains ties not only to the CofCC, but also to the more overtly-racist Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, and that his public renouncement of these organizations is merely an attempt to come across as more acceptable to moderate GOP voters.

A Witherspoon supporter who spoke with FITSNews on the condition of anonymity vowed that Graham “would rue the day his people picked this fight.”

“Lindsey and his people are just smearing Buddy’s name, trying to make him a fringe candidate before he even gets into the race,” he said. “That’s a big mistake. Buddy fights fire with fire.”

Even without the alleged racist baggage, Witherspoon faces a tremendous uphill climb. Graham has a $4.2 million war chest and tremendous statewide name ID. And while he is clearly vulnerable among diehard Republicans, defeating him hinges on the emergence of a credible opponent.

Witherspoon, while he may be able to escape the accusations of racism, doesn’t appear to be such an opponent. His campaign is poised to be the classic “one-trick political pony,” hammering away on the immigration issue but offering little else of substance.

One thing is for sure, whether it’s the Graham camp’s well-organized assault on Witherspoon’s credibility or Witherspoon backers promising to “fight fire with fire,” this race promises to be hugely entertaining as whackos on both the right and the left will no doubt pull out the heavy artillery.

As for our thoughts on the subject of racial equality, we’d merely point out that Reese Witherspoon‘s nude scene from the film Cruel Intentions was set to a song called Colorblind by the Counting Crows.

We also dare anybody to deny that Living Color’s “Cult of Personality” completely rocks the house, or that “Sabotage” by the Beastie Boys is a kick ass rap video. We also like Oreos, piano keyboards and both the chocolate and vanilla sections of Neapolitan ice cream.



1. Huma is hot? - November 27, 2007

Couldn’t we find someone better than a guy named Buddy from Lexington? He sounds like a regular call-in on the Gamecock Radio Network. But on the bright side, I’d bet ole’ Buddy wouldn’t go around DC cavorting with Hillabeast and Ted Kennedy. One way or the other, Lindsey Graham MUST go.

2. Lindsey is toast - November 27, 2007

Buddy Witherspoon is a fantastic guy. I have known Buddy for years and have never heard him say anything racist.

He has an uphill battle. Lindsey is shrewed. But he has also sold SC repubicans out.

I will support and vote for Witherspoon. I will never ever vote for Lindsey Graham again. I will leave the general election blank if he beats Buddy.

3. Greer - November 27, 2007

I will vote for Witherspoon. I don’t know much about him yet, but so far, so good. The Graham campaign is going to try like heck to marginalize his candidacy but I hope he puts up a heckuva fight. Lindsey needs to go.

4. Brandon - November 27, 2007

Fire with fire, hmmmmmmm. A reference to the loafers, and the lightness therein?

5. The Observer - November 27, 2007

Lindsey gets 70% + in primary

6. GOP could be in ‘bigotry’ trouble with Witherspoon candidacy » The Palmetto Scoop - November 27, 2007

[…] what does this mean for his hopes of defeating Graham? I’m inclined to agree with FITSNews that, assuming Witherspoon can somehow overcome his racist ties, he’ll still barely be […]

7. Tim Manning - November 27, 2007

This article is creating “issues”. Why? Oh, why knock the man who is, right now, the most credible opposition to Lindsey? Does Fits have somebody else in mind? We’re all listening.
But, realistically, Buddy doesn’t hold any of those crazy views that the article above (and others) is trying to label him with. There are crazies, and there are crazies. But in the age of everyone-hates-amnesty, isn’t it just plain treason to call someone a racist? Especially when that someone really isn’t all that bad, and definitely better than the incumbent?

8. anonymous - November 27, 2007

If we’re talking about ties to racist organizations, lets talk about Lindsey and La Raza.

9. Harden Gervais - November 27, 2007

What the hell is wrong with this state? Nobody likes Graham and yet neither the Democrats nor the GOP can field a legit challenger?

10. Graham v. Witherspoon : The Shot! - November 28, 2007

[…] responded to the accusations of racism and bigotry brought up by Rick Quinn’s blog and Will Folks, further showing the importance of new media in today’s political […]

11. Haire of the Dog | Charleston City Paper » CofCC blocking Buddy - November 28, 2007

[…] a few days back on Buddy Witherspoon, who is seeking to unseat U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham. In the post, Folks reports that Witherspoon has ties to the Council of Conservative Citizens, an organization […]

12. Dan - November 28, 2007

Whatever “ties” Dr. Witherspoon may have had, at least he won’t be defending the “right” of Democrats to block judicial nominations, he won’t be blocking the nominee for the Fourth Circuit based on a concern for the “rights” of terrorists, he won’t be stirring up controversies over the interrogation of terrorists at Gitmo, he won’t be working to secure full Geneva Convention protection for Islamic terrorists who are currently exempt from such protection, and he won’t be seeking amnesty and a “path to citizenship” for foreign nationals who have illegally broken into our country, many with criminal records.

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