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Mark Sanford Wins
Red State ^ | 5/8/2013 | Erick Erickson

Posted on 05/08/2013 4:22:08 AM PDT by IbJensen

A special good morning to my liberal friends who thought they might win in SC-01, but lost. Now, I know you are in high dudgeons today about the GOP and family values and Mark Sanford. But let's just start with a reality check — Mark Sanford may have cheated on his wife, but your hero Teddy Kennedy killed a lady. Good morning!

Mark Sanford has won the special election in South Carolina’s first congressional district.

He was abandoned by much of the South Carolina congressional delegation.

He was abandoned by the NRCC and its fundraising.

The Democrats outspent him by more than a 3 to 1 advantage.

But the district favored him to begin with. Despite panic a few weeks ago, he recovered rapidly and closed a ten point gap.

I was with Mark Sanford in the beginning despite unmitigated hell from lots of Republicans who were outraged by my supporting him. As I said then, he was the most risky candidate, but potentially the greatest reward in how he’d vote in Congress.

I am glad the voters of South Carolina chose to give him a second chance. Mark Sanford wins again. I guess the Democrats will blame Busch.

Already they claim the GOP, as the party of “family values”, is hypocritical for voting for Mark Sanford. The party of Bill Clinton and Kermit Gosnell could, of course, never be accused of supporting family values. More over, many of the very same Democrats claiming Sanford’s win is a loss for women will be out next year opposing Nikki Haley’s re-election.

The fact is neither side should read more into this election that there was. Elizabeth Colbert-Busch was a terrible candidate, horrible at retail politics. Mark Sanford thrives on retail politics. Lastly, and most importantly, the district was drawn to be a Republican district, though had Colbert-Busch been a better retail politician, she would have done much better.

On election day, Sanford had ten events in addition to voting. Elizabeth Colbert-Busch voted and disappeared.

Honestly, in a nut shell, despite what you may hear in the media, there are still places in America that hate liberals and would rather a deeply flawed Mark Sanford than an elitist liberal.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: colbertbusch; elizabethbusch; marksanford; sanford; southcarolina; stephencolbert
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Sanford's lies and love life showed a serious character flaw, but Colbert-Busch's only claim to fame was that she is the sister of a ridiculous, leftist jester. Democrats can hardly harp about family values since killing babies, embracing homosexuals and lesbians, and following the evil Obama regime on the path to hell is their forte.
1 posted on 05/08/2013 4:22:09 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

Sanford is by far the lesser evil, almost anyone is better than the Pelosi clone.


2 posted on 05/08/2013 4:24:05 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

If any democrats utter comments about Sanford let’s hold them to the same standards whe Anthony Weiner runs for mayor of NYC

now, seriously, may the creep Sanford marry his mistress and stop stalking his ex


3 posted on 05/08/2013 4:28:02 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: IbJensen

“there are still places in America that hate liberals and would rather a deeply flawed Mark Sanford than an elitist liberal.”

That’s worth repeating. My understanding is that Obama lost this district by 20 points last November. The democrats were very foolish to waste money on this race.


4 posted on 05/08/2013 4:28:59 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Why do we always end up having to vote for the lesser of two evils?... It’s really sad


5 posted on 05/08/2013 4:29:24 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: IbJensen

Adultery is a plus in the resumes of Democrats, but Republicans have in the past been quick to throw their politicians under the bus when there was an incident such as Sanford’s adultery.

Maybe the GOP is finally figuring out that Jesus was the only sinless person....and He was crucified by his opposition.


6 posted on 05/08/2013 4:31:12 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: stuartcr

Must be a law of nature.


7 posted on 05/08/2013 4:34:19 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: txrefugee

depravity is the mark of a politician


8 posted on 05/08/2013 4:35:11 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: txrefugee

They hypocritical Democrat Party would want to stone Sanford to death while they lionize Teddy.


9 posted on 05/08/2013 4:35:33 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: IbJensen

The funny thing was that it was a blowout. Talk about delusion from national pundits and pollsters. They actually had me believing this would be close, and I live and breathe politics. I usually see right through the spin, although being burned by Obama’s surprising solid win, I fell for it. I am now firmly back in the camp of buying nothing from the lib spin machine.


10 posted on 05/08/2013 4:42:57 AM PDT by nhwingut (This tagline is for lease)
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To: IbJensen
They hypocritical Democrat Party...

Lies and hypocrisy are two of the fundamental values of the Democratic party (and unfortunately play a big role in the republican party as well)

11 posted on 05/08/2013 4:45:35 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: txrefugee
Adultery is a plus in the resumes of Democrats, but Republicans have in the past been quick to throw their politicians under the bus when there was an incident such as Sanford’s adultery.

Oh really? Newt Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani, David Vitter and as host of others didn't stay there for long if, in fact, they ever got tossed there to begin with. Both parties are filled with leaders who have a problem keeping their pants on. And at the end of the day character doesn't matter for either party. Winning does.

12 posted on 05/08/2013 4:47:11 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: IbJensen

The story isn’t that Sanford beat Colbert. It’s that he won the Republican primary. Were his competitors child molesters, murderers, and on welfare? He represents the best that South Carolina has to give?


13 posted on 05/08/2013 4:58:16 AM PDT by sakic
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To: IbJensen

Well, let’s see what we get this time around.


14 posted on 05/08/2013 5:04:12 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: stuartcr; SWAMPSNIPER; Perdogg; Viennacon; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican
RE :”Why do we always end up having to vote for the lesser of two evils?... It’s really sad”

...versus voting for the worst (most evil) of the two evils?
But no one ever wants to admit they did that.

The fewer number of Republicans Bohner has to oppose stuff the more likely he is to just put it up for Dems to pass it to Obama. Lets see how Sanford votes on guns and amnesty and very important the internet tax

Those are sure more important to me than his legal personal adventures and he claimed redemption.

15 posted on 05/08/2013 5:06:44 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

SO THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE BECOME?


16 posted on 05/08/2013 5:12:19 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in thee shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: sakic

My thoughts exactly!


17 posted on 05/08/2013 5:14:41 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in thee shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: IbJensen
Went over to DU to check out their response, quite funny the screams of adulterer were in almost every post. Just like they were with Bill and Monica. Wait a minute they defended that adulterer.
18 posted on 05/08/2013 5:14:42 AM PDT by Dusty Road
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To: silverleaf
may the creep Sanford marry his mistress and stop stalking his ex

How easy it is to have a cup of coffee and spew hatred in the morning! At least read the news and get your facts straight!

19 posted on 05/08/2013 5:20:32 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: sickoflibs; 0.E.O; sakic
Republicans vs. Democrats: Maybe A Dime's Worth Of Difference

~ Larry Elder, The Ten Things You Can't Say In America

20 posted on 05/08/2013 5:21:50 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: IbJensen

We don’t know the behind the scenes marriage relationship between Sandford and his former wife. And to their credit was we’re spared the Ryan scandal treatment, (Illinois US Seante race) which gave US the communists who are busy dismanteling US, our systems, our beliefs,and our culture now in power.

The Demo-Coms lost because they decided to run a fellow traveller dedicated to their causes. Even if another candidate was picked most wouldn’t believe a “whoever” but might have wound up with a better count. Because America now knows anybody who runs under the democrat party label is a liar.


21 posted on 05/08/2013 5:25:06 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: Old Sarge; 0.E.O; sakic; Perdogg; Viennacon; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican
RE :”Republicans vs. Democrats: Maybe A Dime's Worth Of Difference”

Certainly true with Mccain and Grahmanesty.

Look at their recent votes on guns, internet taxes and their positions on the Dems amnesty bill.

BUT no marriage problems for the two.

22 posted on 05/08/2013 5:26:59 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Dusty Road
Went over to DU to check out their response, quite funny the screams of adulterer were in almost every post. Just like they were with Bill and Monica. Wait a minute they defended that adulterer.

The Alinsky tactic of forcing the opposition to live up to their own standards. In this case it failed.
23 posted on 05/08/2013 5:38:08 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: sickoflibs
BUT no marriage problems for the two.

Do some research and you may change your mind.

24 posted on 05/08/2013 5:43:53 AM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Sanford is by far the lesser evil...

But he is still evil.

Reminds me of what Kissinger said during the Iran Iraq War...."Too bad the both can't lose."

25 posted on 05/08/2013 5:44:53 AM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: Old Sarge
Republicans vs. Democrats: Maybe A Dime's Worth Of Difference

Maybe a dime. Probably a lot less.

26 posted on 05/08/2013 5:48:30 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: Alex in chains
"I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time".

H. L. Mencken

27 posted on 05/08/2013 5:52:40 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Alex in chains

Welcome to FR.


28 posted on 05/08/2013 5:52:46 AM PDT by OKSooner
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To: upchuck

GWBush and Laura appeared to have the ideal marriage yet what did he do to protect marriage in his eight years?

Clinton signed DOMA(ironically) and DADT, while GWB signed the single Mom tax credit.


29 posted on 05/08/2013 5:53:59 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: sickoflibs
BUT no marriage problems for the two.

Certainly not for Graham.

30 posted on 05/08/2013 6:00:39 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: IbJensen

“Mark Sanford wins again. I guess the Democrats will blame Busch.”

That’s a great line!


31 posted on 05/08/2013 6:01:58 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: IbJensen
Mark Sanford Wins

...good, now get to work Mark...

...and for the love of everything holy...

...never, EVER, utter the words "Soul Mate" again!...

32 posted on 05/08/2013 6:05:45 AM PDT by cyberaxe (....Uuuummpphhhh.....)
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To: IbJensen

3:1 Dem spending advantage with a semi-celebrity candidate against a Republican THIS flawed? And the Dem still lost?
By nine points??

This bodes VERY VERY VERY BAD THINGS for the Donks in ‘14.
As Obamacare begins imploding in earnest, even the Todd Akin candidates are likely to be beating Democrats by then.

Let the fear and panic commence.


33 posted on 05/08/2013 6:27:25 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: cotton1706
I guess the Democrats will blame Busch.

Yep. Their Low Information Voters were home with the six pack instead of at the polls like they are with Barry on the ballot.


34 posted on 05/08/2013 6:28:44 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: 0.E.O; upchuck
RE :”BUT no marriage problems for the two.
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Certainly not for Graham”

Grahamnesty is a contemptable deceptive dishonest weazel.

I hate McCain but I dont find even him as sleazy(dishonest) as Grahmanesty.

35 posted on 05/08/2013 6:32:31 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: IbJensen

I despise Mark Sanford, but liberalism is pure evil, while Sanford is merely sleazy and lacking in class, discretion, and common sense.


36 posted on 05/08/2013 6:40:24 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
You hit the mark with your post.

While Sanford is a flawed candidate, this race is important because it sets the tone for 2014.

A Dem win gets their ball rolling, esp on the financial side. A loss is a setback. People - especially short attention span Dems - move on and keep their wallets buttoned.

Not to put too fine a point on it, but in a choice between two sleezebags, I suppose that I'll always pick the one who will vote the way I want.

37 posted on 05/08/2013 6:52:22 AM PDT by wbill
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To: The_Media_never_lie

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/mark-sanford

read the news? have you?

No a guy doesnt go “visit his kids” repeatedly trespassing into his ex wife’s house against a court order, and finally get caught sneaking out the back door of a his ex-wifes house using his cell phone for a flashlight

hasnt Jenny Sanford put up with enough BS from this arrogant prick? Maybe you think she is lying about this AND filing false charges?? What is her track record of lying vs his? I hope she gets a mega alarm system and a pitbull too

this man Sanford is not right in the head, folks
Who acts the way he has acted?
Hope no harm comes to his ex wife

surely surely the GOP could do better


38 posted on 05/08/2013 6:53:14 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: stuartcr

I agree. One comes to the conclusion that politicians are the least qualified to be leaders. *sigh*

“These men,(in government)in point of fact, are seldom if ever moved by anything rationally describable as public spirit; there is actually no more public spirit among them than among so many burglars or street-walkers. Their purpose, first, last and all the time, is to promote their private advantage, and to that end, and that end alone, they exercise all the vast powers that are in their hands....” ~ H.L. Mencken


39 posted on 05/08/2013 7:18:05 AM PDT by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: Pining_4_TX

...and adding insult to injury, they have the sheer audacity to ask us for huge amounts of money to get them their jobs, and then we pay their salaries


40 posted on 05/08/2013 7:28:24 AM PDT by stuartcr ("I have habits that are older than the people telling me they're bad for me.")
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To: sickoflibs

Did McCain not leave his first wife for the beer distributor heiress?


41 posted on 05/08/2013 7:31:13 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: stuartcr
Why do we always end up having to vote for the lesser of two evils?...

I suspect it has something to do with the Fall of Man. Jesus never runs for office, and as the Scriptures tell us, in speaking of Him: "No man liveth and sinneth not, and Thou only art beyond sin."

42 posted on 05/08/2013 7:35:18 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know...)
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To: Old Sarge
RE :”Did McCain not leave his first wife for the beer distributor heiress?”

when was that? 40 years ago?

How about Grahamnesty?

43 posted on 05/08/2013 7:39:24 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: sakic
I don't know anything about Sanford's primary opponents, but he's a natural politician--handsome, gregarious, good at interacting with people at political events. The mystery in 2008 (before we knew about the Argentinian mistress) was why he wasn't a finalist for the VP spot.

If all the men in Congress who have never had an extramarital affair shun him, he'll still have lots of friends.

44 posted on 05/08/2013 8:16:42 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Buckeye McFrog
When Bob Dole first ran for office and was an unknown, he had campaign events where people were served Dole pineapple juice in Dixie cups.

Colbert's sister could have built up her name recognition by serving Busch beer at campaign events...but apparently she doesn't like interacting with the public very much.

45 posted on 05/08/2013 8:19:11 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: IbJensen

Colbert the so called comedian is one vile POS. SC voters saw that, and voted accordingly.


46 posted on 05/08/2013 8:20:51 AM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: txrefugee

The founder of the Democratic Party “married” a woman who was still married to her first husband at the time...so adultery has a venerable history in the party.


47 posted on 05/08/2013 8:21:24 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Buckeye McFrog

If more crap gets deposited at the door of the tribal chief’s White Hut doorstep he, and his nitwit, may have to abdicate.


48 posted on 05/08/2013 8:47:34 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: IbJensen

The story isn’t that Sanford beat Colbert. It’s that he won the Republican primary. Were his competitors child molesters, murderers, and on welfare? He represents the best that South Carolina has to give?


49 posted on 05/08/2013 9:35:17 AM PDT by sakic
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To: txrefugee

Republicans have in the past been quick to throw their politicians under the bus when there was an incident such as Sanford’s adultery.

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Perhaps that has something to do with the fact that the GOP platform includes a section on preserving and protecting traditional marriage. It used to be important to the GOP.


50 posted on 05/08/2013 3:06:56 PM PDT by dmz
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