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SC 2010: Inglis breaks from the pack [backs cap-and-tax, attacks Beck] [Graham endorses] [RINO?]
McClatchy / The State, Columbia, SC ^ | 2009-09-28 | James Rosen

Posted on 09/27/2009 11:09:07 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis is paying the price for independent thinking.

Inglis, a Travelers Rest Republican, might have been the only Republican lawmaker in the country booed lustily by his own constituents at town hall meetings last month.

Inglis was shouted down when he asked listeners why they're afraid of President Barack Obama - and then suggested they stop watching conservative TV commentator Glenn Beck.

"He's trading on fear," Inglis advised one group, setting off loud catcalls.

Despite a broadly conservative voting record, Inglis has angered many GOP activists with his contrarian stands on a handful of high-profile issues.

In February 2007, Inglis was one of 17 Republican House members who voted against President George W. Bush's troop surge in Iraq - a stance, Inglis now says, proven wrong by subsequent progress.

Inglis also opposed warrantless criminal searches and cast a decisive committee vote against a measure protecting the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance.

More recently, Inglis has been one of a few GOP lawmakers to view global warming as a crisis, introducing a bill that would tax carbon emissions.

Now, Inglis further has incited some Upstate activists with his vote to punish fellow South Carolinian and Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson for yelling "You lie!" at Obama during an address to Congress.

Inglis joined just six other Republican House members in supporting the Sept. 15 "resolution of disapproval" against Wilson, backed by nearly all House Democrats.

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Among the S.C. congressional delegation's five other GOP members, U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is the only one willing to endorse Inglis at this point. Graham's leadership PAC already has given Inglis $2,500 in campaign contributions.

(Excerpt) Read more at thestate.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: 111th; 2010; 2010midterms; agw; beck; bho44; capandtax; capandtrade; carbon; carbonscheme; carbontax; carbontaxes; climatescam; emissions; glennbeck; globalwarming; inglis; joewilson; lindseygraham; rino; rinos; rinos4obama; sc2010; talkradio; taxes; wilson; youlie
GOP Congressman Targeted By 'RINO' Hunters


1 posted on 09/27/2009 11:09:09 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: upchuck; SC Swamp Fox
*Ping!*
2 posted on 09/27/2009 11:09:39 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Kick corrupt Democrats *AND* Republicans out of office in 2010!)
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To: steelyourfaith
More recently, Inglis has been one of a few GOP lawmakers to view global warming as a crisis, introducing a bill that would tax carbon emissions.

*Ping!*

3 posted on 09/27/2009 11:11:47 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Kick corrupt Democrats *AND* Republicans out of office in 2010!)
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To: rabscuttle385
Who is running against this POS in the Republican primaries, so we can do whatever we can to help his opponent?
People like Inglis just make me want to throw up!
4 posted on 09/27/2009 11:16:23 PM PDT by SmokingJoe
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To: rabscuttle385

Inglis and Graham BOTH need to be booted by voters!

That RINO icon is great!!!!


5 posted on 09/27/2009 11:17:46 PM PDT by octex
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To: octex

I think we should have a party of Republican Newcomers...citizens rising up to run against all incubants. Here’s the motto..VOTE FOR US..We can’t do any worse!


6 posted on 09/27/2009 11:21:14 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: rabscuttle385

Inglis certainly is susceptible to Leftist propaganda. Why is he a Republican, again?


7 posted on 09/27/2009 11:29:35 PM PDT by Post Toasties (Conservatives allow the guilty to be executed but Lefties insist that the innocent be executed.)
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To: Post Toasties
Inglis certainly is susceptible to Leftist propaganda. Why is he a Republican, again?

What about his constituents? They seem more like yankees from the People's Republic of New York.

8 posted on 09/27/2009 11:32:44 PM PDT by Dahoser (The missus and I joined the NRA. Who says Obama can't inspire conservatives?)
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To: octex
"Inglis and Graham BOTH need to be booted by voters!"

If Graham is booted, what will McCain do for ...Oh, well, never mind.

9 posted on 09/27/2009 11:46:51 PM PDT by matthew fuller (BHO-Aks not what you can do for your country; Aks only what you can do for ME ME ME!)
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To: Hildy

I am in complete agreement.


10 posted on 09/28/2009 12:00:32 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Hildy

And reduce the number of lawyers in Congress and the administration. Way too many of them.


11 posted on 09/28/2009 12:01:31 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: rabscuttle385
Yea stop watching Beck, the same Beck doing all the work that Inglis and the Republicans should be doing but aren't.
13 posted on 09/28/2009 12:13:39 AM PDT by whatisthetruth
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To: SmokingJoe

JIM LEE, from Mauldin, SC. will be running against him and state Senator, Dave THomas.

Inglis and Thomas are both RINO’s in my opinion. Jim Lee is a 100% Limited Government Conservative.

I will be supporting his campaign 100%

Remember, JIM LEE for Congress in 2010!!!!


14 posted on 09/28/2009 1:23:18 AM PDT by neverbluffer
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To: neverbluffer; SmokingJoe
JIM LEE, from Mauldin, SC. will be running against him and state Senator, Dave THomas.

I went to his campaign Web site at

http://www.jimleeforcongress.com/

and read his statements on the issues.

Even though I lean heavily libertarian, he sounds like a perfectly fine candidate to me.

15 posted on 09/28/2009 1:33:31 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Kick corrupt Democrats *AND* Republicans out of office in 2010!)
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To: rabscuttle385; rdl6989; Little Bill; IrishCatholic; Normandy; According2RecentPollsAirIsGood; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

16 posted on 09/28/2009 3:44:17 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (Limit all U.S. politicians to two terms: One in office and one in prison!)
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To: rabscuttle385

I cannot understand what happened to this guy. If I remember correctly he used to be much more conservative.


17 posted on 09/28/2009 3:49:26 AM PDT by Grandma Pam
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To: rabscuttle385

Somebody found his price-tag!!!


18 posted on 09/28/2009 3:52:39 AM PDT by mo
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To: rabscuttle385

I never wrote this up but in his last townhall, at Wade Hampton High School, instead of going after Beck, he went after Pat Buchanan and accused those who don’t believe in his health care proposals of wanting people to “bleed to death on the hospital steps.”

This is truly bizarre behavior we are seeing from him, i.e. voting against the surge, voting for TARP, voting against Joe Wilson, etc. etc.

I think we are witnessing another SC politician go through a mid-life crisis.


19 posted on 09/28/2009 3:56:22 AM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

Bob must’ve served enough time to cash in on the congressional retirement plan plus free health care. Now he can vote like the liberal lawyer he has always been.


20 posted on 09/28/2009 4:00:07 AM PDT by liberateUS
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To: rabscuttle385

Let’s not forget his vote against Wilson.


21 posted on 09/28/2009 4:39:23 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Sometimes the truth is scarey. That does not make the truth false. This guy is stupid as the day is long.


22 posted on 09/28/2009 12:55:51 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: rabscuttle385; 2A Patriot; 2nd amendment mama; 4everontheRight; 77Jimmy; ...
It naturally follows that Grahamensty would give a "boost" to a fellow RINO.

Pandsey, you are so predictable.

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23 posted on 09/28/2009 4:09:37 PM PDT by upchuck (New sign on my pickup: Are you a "Hope and Change" regretter?)
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To: SmokingJoe

http://www.jimleeforcongress.com/


24 posted on 09/28/2009 5:34:44 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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