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National GOP abandons Mark Sanford
Washington Post ^ | April 17, 2013 | Aaron Blake and Karen Tumulty

Posted on 04/18/2013 9:51:28 AM PDT by JerseyanExile

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To: manc
and for the record there are no perfect candidates

Come on now, this guy is so obviously flawed he should never, ever have been nominated for this House seat. This is a conservatives district in a southern state, usually characterized by values voters. That they, and others like Erick Erickson, bought into his "second chance" BS is just plain pathetic. Sanford is a tool, a liar and a selfish pig.

Still, as you point out, Sanford is better than some Hollywood lefties Democrat sister. Every conservative in that district needs to vote for Sanford in the upcoming special election, and then work on getting this dirt bag to go away so we can run a good candidate in 2014.

51 posted on 04/18/2013 12:21:40 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: JerseyanExile
Sanford should be permanently barred from public office, though not for having an affair. He should be immediately disqualified from holding public office because he used (i.e. stole) state money to carry on his affair. People get so caught up obsessing over politician's personal lives that they forget that there are actual legal issues involved here, and that Sanford isn't just a sleaze in his private life, he's also a crook.

We can look the other way at an extramarital affair, it's a lot harder to ignore the fact that someone's a thief. So the RNC is right (for once) to write off this guy as a loss.

52 posted on 04/18/2013 1:38:42 PM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: Theodore R.
she opened up a House seat that was highly vulnerable

Wrong. This House seat was NOT highly vulnerable. It's a solid Republican district that the Democrats haven't won since the 70's. It's an overwhelmingly conservative district. Like an R+11 or more district.

The reason we may lose here is because Sanford is a selfish jerk and the primary voters are idiots. This can't be blamed on he "establishment", the media or anyone other than the voters who decided to believe Sanford's "give me a second chance" b*llsh*t. If we lose here we will almost certainly retake the district in 2014 - but in the meantime we will have to put up with Stephen Colbert's liberal sister representing a bright red district.

Republican primary voters really need to wise up. No more horribly flawed candidates. No more nominating idiots like Sanford, O'Donnell, Angle, Akin, etc. It's staggering how many seats we just throw away. The Democrats must be laughing at our special election track record.

53 posted on 04/18/2013 1:41:16 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: nutmeg

Sadly, the pubbies eat their own. If we don’t quit waiting for the ‘perfect’ candidate we’ll totally destroy this country!


54 posted on 04/18/2013 3:36:06 PM PDT by snippy_about_it
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To: Longbow1969
It's a solid Republican district that the Democrats haven't won since the 70's

Well, this is 2013, and it is vulnerable now. We shall soon see how vulnerable.

55 posted on 04/18/2013 4:01:42 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Longbow1969

The district first went Republican for the House in 1980. But I have a bad feeling about the judgment of voters there.


56 posted on 04/18/2013 4:04:33 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Theodore R.
Well, this is 2013, and it is vulnerable now.

It's ONLY vulnerable because of Mark Sanford. We could have nominated Bostic or any of the other Republicans and won. We could have nominated a yam or a head of lettuce and won. It's only because that tool Mark Sanford managed to fool "values voter" conservatives into giving him a second chance that we are in this mess.

57 posted on 04/18/2013 4:12:17 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: snippy_about_it
Sadly, the pubbies eat their own. If we don’t quit waiting for the ‘perfect’ candidate we’ll totally destroy this country!

It's not about waiting for a "perfect" candidate. It's about not supporting a candidate who embezzled state funds for personal travel expenses. Are you willing to support any crook as long as there's an "R" next to his name?

58 posted on 04/18/2013 4:15:17 PM PDT by ek_hornbeck
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To: rwilson99

“Hi son... meet the woman I decided to destroy our family for.”

Mebbe the kid is punching her too.


59 posted on 04/18/2013 6:41:22 PM PDT by chooseascreennamepat (Democrats are experts at redefining words.)
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To: manc

now we’ll get a jokers wife instead

That is 100 percent IMPOSSIBLE! It is the jokers SISTER!!!!!


60 posted on 04/21/2013 11:20:58 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: napscoordinator

in this day and age you never know who can marry who


61 posted on 04/21/2013 3:02:19 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: JerseyanExile

Yes, there are so many other races that need funding....


62 posted on 04/21/2013 3:04:51 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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