Friday, June 4, 2010

What the hell is going on in South Carolina?


Damn! What the hell is going on with South Carolina Republicans? If producing the likes of Lindsey Graham and Mark Sanford wasn’t bad enough, now we are being bombarded with some real gutter politics against Nikki Haley.

First we have the smear job alleging Haley had an affair with some blogger who is not in her league.  Then there is a whisper campaign questioning her faith (is she Sikh or is she Christian).  Now we have a Republican state senator referring to her and Obama as “rag heads”: 
Politico: South Carolina Republicans were quick Thursday evening to condemn the remarks of a prominent Republican State Senator, Jake Knotts, who referred to a gubernatorial candidate as a “raghead” on an online political show today.
Knotts, a foe of Governor Mark Sanford and his protege, State Rep. Nikki Haley, made the remark of Haley on the local webcast PubPolitics.
UPDATE: The State, quoting people who watched the show, quotes Knotts as saying: 
“We already got one raghead in the White House, we don’t need a raghead in the governor’s mansion." 
The people of South Carolina need to get some serious house-cleaning going on.  The entrenched “Good Ol Boys” in the Republican Party down there are really cutting up and they are not doing anyone any favors.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

A disgrace and embarrassment. I have no involvement in the races down there but I hope that Republicans elect Haley in a landslide just to send a message how unacceptable this kind of filthy gutter sniping is to the rank and file.

DaMav

A.G. said...

I agree anonymous, and I think Nikki Haley will be a great governor of a Southern state just like Bobby Jindal.

An aside: When will people like Knotts learn? James Webb can call people "towel-heads", and Joe Biden can make stupid stereotyped cracks about how you need an "Indian accent" to go into a 7-11 or a Dunkin' Donuts, and the MSM will cover for them because they are Democrats, but it will never be the other way around.

Time to think before you speak, and more importantly, time to grow up.

Jake G. said...

Palm to forehead moment for me. For the record, we may share the same first name, but not the same views. I am from GA however, so maybe we're related somehow? Hmmmm.

Anonymous said...

I am from N.C. and am embarrassed by S.C.'s comments. This feeds right in to the stereotype of southerners. We are not defined by this jerk's ridiculous statements. What a loser!

Anonymous said...

Holy Crap !
That As*hole Knotts needs to GO !

Signed,
SB Smith

Gorges Smythe said...

Be honest guys, you're just jealous that that he had the stones to actually SAY what you probably feel in your heart! It may have been politically unwise, but can you honestly say it's not true?

Tammy said...

Kinda makes you understand why they keep electing Lindsay Graham, if this is what the average Republican acts like.

babyboomer59 said...

What a jerk. This is why the Republicans, must clean house. These are the type of morons, we can no longer tolerate. We must bring in people of color that shares the same principles, and beliefs, that we do. This will be the key to growing, not as Republican, but as conservative Republican.

babyboomer 59 said...

What a jerk. This is why the Republicans, must clean house. These are the type of morons, we can no longer tolerate. We must bring in people of color that shares the same principles, and beliefs, that we do. This will be the key to growing, not as Republican, but as conservative Republican.

Just a conservative girl said...

Gorges:
Yes I can honestly say that I don't feel that way. I want responsible, limited government. If the person who provides that happens to be green, I would vote for them.

This man is a disgrace and needs to be driven back into the hole he crawled out of.

american girl in italy said...

What a disgusting thing to say. He should be forced to resign.

crypticchika said...

This story pains me..In many ways, the accusastion that pains me the most is that their was a comparison to sikh and Islam..MOST sikh's rae anti-islam, and they realize Islam is a threat to the culture and heritage..MY DAD IS SIKH, Sikh and christianity ARE COMPATABLE..Sikh and Islam are not compatable..The Sikhs (even though they do wear rags on their head (because they dont believe in cutting their hair except at the temple)believe in freedom, like the western world, Islam does not..

Neil said...

Knotts was elected by people of like minds, sad to say. Plays into the sterotype that southerners are racist "hill billies". For a public servant to make these comments in this day and age, shocking!

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