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Sanford's struggle to inject responsibility into a reckless government [Mark Sanford]
Charleston City Paper, Charleston, SC ^ | 2009-01-07 | Jack Hunter

Posted on 01/07/2009 9:35:44 PM PST by rabscuttle385

It seems the most enduring divide in American politics isn't between left and right, conservative and liberal, or Republican and Democrat, but voters who want real change and politicians who refuse to give it to them.

Mark Sanford is not that politician. As a South Carolina congressman and now governor, Sanford has had one primary guiding principle his entire political career — limited government. Not just limited government rhetoric, the sort of lip service paid by milquetoast Republicans to pacify their right-leaning base, but genuine, strict, fiscal conservatism. More importantly, Sanford has the guts to back it up.

If you ever need a good illustration of just how duplicitous the GOP can be, just take notice of how frequently S.C. Republicans get angry at Sanford for daring to actually represent the limited government principles they pretend to. It's as if they're saying, "C'mon Mark, you didn't really think we meant all that conservative stuff, did ya?" Luckily, Sanford does mean it, which to some makes him dangerous.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: limitedgovernment; marksanford; sanford; sc

1 posted on 01/07/2009 9:35:44 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: upchuck

Mark Sanford ping!


2 posted on 01/07/2009 9:35:58 PM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385

3 posted on 01/07/2009 9:44:27 PM PST by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at I00 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: trumandogz

I’m coming Elizabeth


4 posted on 01/07/2009 9:46:41 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: trumandogz

I’z a comin to South Carolina Elizabeth. I’ve had enough of the DPRNJ.

We’re going down to Daniels Island to shop for houses.


5 posted on 01/07/2009 9:48:01 PM PST by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

very witty


6 posted on 01/07/2009 10:16:06 PM PST by GodfearingTexan
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To: rabscuttle385

Did you know that Gov. Mark Sanford attended the Bilderberg meeting last year, and is a member of the CFR?


7 posted on 01/07/2009 10:27:01 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!!)
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To: rabscuttle385
Gov. Sanford's recent refusal to request a federal loan to extend unemployment benefits made national headlines and received heavy criticism from the Employment Security Commission, many state politicians, and others.

Sanford had delayed his request for a federal loan until the ESC agreed to a request by the governor — to allow a third-party audit be conducted in order to highlight waste and inefficiency and to reform the agency. When Sanford finally filed for the federal loan at the last minute, the ESC had still not agreed to an audit.

Well, Sanford flushed any credibility he may have once had right down the toilet.
Nobody will ever again take his threats seriously.
What a shame. I like the guy, but... I dunno...

8 posted on 01/07/2009 10:35:29 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: GodfearingTexan

The problem is that all of the people moving to TX and SC are libs from the NE. They jump over the Berlin Wall to escape liberalism and than vote for the same lib jackasses they did back home.

Be afraid. Be very afraid.

I’m OK. I’m a conservative. I’m moving there for the right reasons.

Texas is great. That’s where I got my tagline when I was there for a Cowboy game. Saw it on a bumper sticker.


9 posted on 01/07/2009 10:41:10 PM PST by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: Eric Blair 2084

you’re right. their perspective about the govt’s responsibility to the citizen is all jacked up and then they immigrate to the south and everybody goes to hell... ha. Geez, where will it end...


10 posted on 01/07/2009 11:30:56 PM PST by GodfearingTexan
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To: Eric Blair 2084

So true. I moved to SC from California 11 years ago mostly because I couldn’t stand the politics in San Fran. Now with all the folks here from Jersey/NY/ect they’re trying to wreck the place. Voting for higher taxes! The local politician even talk openly about getting previously defeated taxes passed now because of the changing voters. Ugh. At least our Gov. and Sen Demint seem to be real conservatives. Unlike Miss Lindsey....


11 posted on 01/08/2009 12:11:38 AM PST by PilotDave (Any state the went for Goldwater can't be all bad!)
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To: PilotDave
Now with all the folks here from Jersey/NY/ect they’re trying to wreck the place. Voting for higher taxes! The local politician even talk openly about getting previously defeated taxes passed now because of the changing voters.

It's worse here in Virginia. Far worse.

12 posted on 01/08/2009 8:10:07 AM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: rabscuttle385; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; ...
South Carolina Ping

Add me to the list. / Remove me from the list.
13 posted on 01/08/2009 9:46:14 AM PST by upchuck (Get ready for 2009: Pray; Raise/conserve cash; Pay your debts; Pray; Stockpile; Buy ammo; Pray)
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To: Lancey Howard

Sanford Hops on Global Warming’s Bandwagon
Gov. Mark Sanford

Mark Sanford, one of the most conservative governors in America, has apparently jumped on the global warming alarmist bandwagon. Just the other week, he accepted and now appears to be embracing some of his Climate, Energy and Commerce Advisory Committee’s (CECAC) initiatives that could cost this state $1.6 billion by the year 2020.


14 posted on 01/08/2009 9:52:42 AM PST by roses of sharon ("No socialist system can be established without a political police.", Churchill -1945)
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To: rabscuttle385

What does Sanford’s son have to say?


15 posted on 01/08/2009 9:56:44 AM PST by Revolting cat! (After all is said and done I'm goodier goodier than you!)
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To: PilotDave

I was born in South Carolina in 1944, I liked it better back when people from up North looked down their noses at the state and wouldn’t be caught dead moving here. The whole seacoast is turning into New NewYorkJersey.

I would love to live somewhere where people still say, “I ain’t never seen nairn o’ them before”. They didn’t use proper language but they lived in the real world, Obama would not have fooled them and they possessed the skills needed to survive in the third world economy that is being prepared for us.


16 posted on 01/08/2009 10:18:36 AM PST by RipSawyer (Great Grandpa was a Confederate soldier from the cradle of secession.)
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To: SatinDoll; rabscuttle385

Did you know that SatinDoll covers his house in aluminum foil and only listens to short wave “Patriot” radio?


17 posted on 01/08/2009 3:52:28 PM PST by mbraynard (You are the Republican Party. See you at the precinct meeting.)
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To: mbraynard

LOL ;-)

Unfortunately what I wrote is true, and Mark Sanford is not as Conservative as he would like all of us to believe, as he has now climbed onto the Global Warming bandwagon.

So far Gov. Sarah Palin is looking the most Conservative of all the govs.


18 posted on 01/08/2009 4:31:30 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!!)
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To: roses of sharon

Sanford fell for the “global warming” hoax?
Good grief... That’s inexcusable.


19 posted on 01/08/2009 4:36:31 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: PilotDave

“Now with all the folks here from Jersey/NY/ect they’re trying to wreck the place. Voting for higher taxes! The local politician even talk openly about getting previously defeated taxes passed now because of the changing voters.”

Hey, wait! Some of us transplants really are conseravtive and vote against raising taxes.


20 posted on 01/08/2009 4:41:13 PM PST by Lynne
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To: SatinDoll
Maybe you should get some more affirmation about Sanford being a 'global warming bandwagon' guy. Something a little more concrete.

Palin is on the 'global warming' bandwagon, btw.

I can't support Palin until she puts together a few sentences without a grammatical error and exhibits some intellectual depth - something Sanford and Romney have in abundance.

21 posted on 01/08/2009 5:30:27 PM PST by mbraynard (You are the Republican Party. See you at the precinct meeting.)
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To: Eric Blair 2084
I’z a comin to South Carolina Elizabeth. I’ve had enough of the DPRNJ.

We’re going down to Daniels Island to shop for houses.

Come to Lake Greenwood in SC. There's a 3700 sq ft home on big water for $505k in a golf/amenity community. Let me know if your interested!

22 posted on 01/09/2009 2:47:13 AM PST by liberateUS
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To: mbraynard

You need to get out more, some fresh air, instead of reading left-wing weenie newspapers.

You’re dead-wrong on Palin. Go back to DU!


23 posted on 01/09/2009 3:14:47 AM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!!)
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To: Eric Blair 2084
I’z a comin to South Carolina Elizabeth. I’ve had enough of the DPRNJ.


24 posted on 01/09/2009 6:00:51 AM PST by cowboyway ("The beauty of the Second Amendment is you won't need it until they try to take it away"--Jefferson)
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To: SatinDoll
Palin said she believes in Global Warming. On TV.

Watch it.

So I'm waiting on an apology. I'd stack my conservative credentials against yours or anyone else's on FR any day.

25 posted on 01/09/2009 11:21:20 AM PST by mbraynard (You are the Republican Party. See you at the precinct meeting.)
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To: mbraynard

Don’t believe everything you hear on TV. That’s foolish.


26 posted on 01/09/2009 1:09:11 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!!)
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