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(South Carolina's Nancy Mace) presents case for Grahamís seat
The Times and Democrat ^ | September 06, 2013 | Gene Zaleski

Posted on 09/07/2013 8:08:05 AM PDT by Resettozero

As the first woman to graduate from The Citadel, Nancy Mace says she knows what it is like to be on the outside looking in. She was frequently ostracized by the males at the school.

Mace, 35, would go on to graduate magna cum laude in three years and has since opened up a consulting business: The Mace Group.

“I learned two things in that process as a woman in that environment: You could bend over backwards bending your value system, your principles and your beliefs, and change who you are as a person,” she said. “Or you could do what I did and, I earned very few friends, but I stayed true to who I was. I did not change my values, or my beliefs or my principles. I was still successful.”

Mace acknowledged the race is an “uphill battle.”

She said the Republican Party can follow the path of growing government, “or we can take another path -- the path of free market, the path of limited government, the path of the Constitution and our founding principles.”

She said Graham is an “establishment” Republican.

“I see conservative Republicans stand up for the Constitution, who are standing up for border security, who are against amnesty, who are standing up to defund Obamacare, who are standing against reckless spending, who are standing against tax increases on the backs of individual taxpayers and small business,” she said.

“Almost always we can find our senior senator on the other side. It is time to change the direction of Washington. It is time to change the direction of our party and to change the direction of our country,” she said.

Mace said she does not believe the U.S. should get involved in Syria.

“I don’t think we have any good choices,” she said.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
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She's getting more support everywhere she speaks in S.C.

And I like her because of her political enemies.

1 posted on 09/07/2013 8:08:05 AM PDT by Resettozero
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2 posted on 09/07/2013 8:23:21 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Resettozero

I’ll donate. This is money well spent!


3 posted on 09/07/2013 8:38:11 AM PDT by albie (re)
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I like her because she’s hot!


4 posted on 09/07/2013 9:19:21 AM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Resettozero

What is the read on the other two primary opponents?

Lee Bright
Richard James Cash


5 posted on 09/07/2013 9:24:47 AM PDT by deport
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To: Resettozero

As a conservative, I have nothing but contempt for those who led the charge to introduce women into our military academies — disguising their leftist-based social-engineering with such terms as “equal rights.”

While Mace, as an undergraduate, was nothing more than a pawn in the game, I do not view her entry into the Citadel as a proud moment in the history of either that once-great military institution or in the history of this country.

Questions to ponder: Do the Russians, Chinese, Arabs, or Iranians (our most likely opponents in any future wars) have women training along side men in their military institutions? Somehow I doubt it. I wonder why? Maybe, just maybe, because they are more concerned about winning in battle than in pleasing the talking heads on MSNBC, et al.

Now, I would not hold the fact that Mace went to the Citadel against her, per se, as we all do dumb things in our youth.

However, now that she is somehow trying to run as a “conservative,” while trading on her ‘martyrdom’ as a female Citadel co-ed telegraphs to me that she will not be any better than Lindsey Graham in the long run. Sounds like a female Lamar Alexander in the making to me.

South Carolina can do better, in my view.


6 posted on 09/07/2013 9:44:11 AM PDT by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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The argument you present is the gung ho males-only argument which the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OVERRULED AND HAS PREVIOUSLY MANDATED FEMALES ARE ALLOWED AT VMI AND THE CITADEL...WHETHER SOUTH CAROLINA OR VIRGINIA VOTERS LIKE IT OR NOT. Take your disapproval to the Federal level, Tex-un.

I wonder if you have confused Nancy Mace with Shannon Faulkner who washed out her first semester. It sounds like you do.

As for your argument that she is not a conservative but a liberal in hiding: I believe Mace and not you.

The primary June 10th is for a Republican nominee for Senator Graham’s seat, not whether we like women attending The Citadel or not.

You are doing good work for the effort to re-elect Lindsey Graham by campaigning against ANY of his challengers at this early stage. BTW, which challenger will you be voting for?


7 posted on 09/07/2013 11:36:55 AM PDT by Resettozero
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My only reluctance is her association with the effort to smear Nikki Haley. The other two guys Cash and Bright appear solid. I’ll support whoever comes on top against Graham and keeps him under 50%.


8 posted on 09/07/2013 4:50:53 PM PDT by Maelstorm (If all are treated as suspects it will not be long before we all are treated as prisoners.)
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My only reluctance is her association with the effort to smear Nikki Haley.

If you should choose to do research on her "association" with anyone accused of defaming Nikki Haley, and to believe Mace's explanation of the nature of Mace's "association" with this someone else person, who has not been disproven in his claims regarding, HIS association with Nikki Haley, you would find that it is the Columbia Uni-Party with the total Uni-Party controlled press and TV in S.C. that has nationally presented a false bill of goods regarding Mace's guilt by "association." Columbia, that is, and several out-of-State posters here on Free Republic.

By the way, the S.C. Repub/Dem coalition in Columbia very much want Lindsey Graham to be re-elected AGAIN IN SPITE OF S.C. CONSERVATIVES WISH.
9 posted on 09/07/2013 5:29:54 PM PDT by Resettozero
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“gung ho males-only argument” .... By that, do you mean the ethos by which great powers since the dawn of recorded history have run their militaries, perhaps?

Just because the Feds said that these institutions had to admit women does not mean that any women had to apply/attend.

No: I am not mixing up Mace with Shannon Faulkner. I realize that Mace graduated.

Of course, you may believe whom you wish: I am conservative (whether you believe that to be so or not). We shall see about Mace’s devotion to conservative principles should she win a Senate seat. (For now, color me highly skeptical.)

Your suggestion that by stating my views I am helping Graham to retain his seat is illogical, in that — as you point out — there are three candidates opposing him. Are you trying to quash the honest exchange of ideas, perhaps? (What are primaries for, if not debate?) The time to ask questions is now — not after someone has been elected. (Think: Obama.)

You asked for whom I plan to vote. Since I live in Texas, I plan to vote for a Tea Party opponent to John Cornyn when he is up again for re-election (if he even runs for re-election).

Were I a South Carolinian, however, I believe I would vote for Mr Bright, as the libs seem to hate him with a passion.

Again, I am extremely put off by any hint of Ms Mace’s trading on her ‘hardships’ as a Citadel cadet. No one forced her to apply or attend that formerly all-male institution. What did she expect? Male cadets to be thrilled with her presence? It appears she may simply be playing the ‘victim’ card in this regard. As Rush Limbaugh points out time and again, this is not the American way, and hardly the mark of a conservative.

If it is proven that Ms Mace is indeed a rock-ribbed conservative, then I will be delighted to learn that I have been wrong in my concerns.

In the meantime, South Carolina can do better than Ms Mace, in my view.


10 posted on 09/07/2013 8:42:25 PM PDT by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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Were I a South Carolinian, however, I believe I would vote for Mr Bright, as the libs seem to hate him with a passion.

I sincerely appreciate your thought-through response and your points are all good except for the quote above. I'm in Bright's S.C. Senate district, voted for him, and have been made aware that Graham's team WANTS to see Bright in any run-off with Graham...and there will be a run-off.

In this instance, your information is incorrect. Mace is the one they resent and will be harder to bring down than Bright. That's why she is the brunt of disinformation here before the campaign gets going in earnest. I wish I knew where you and all the out-of-State FReepers got their information that Mace is not a conservative at heart like she says she is.

I wish you could see the logic in NOT attacking ANY of the challengers to Lindsey Graham. I never have said that I would not personally and privately vet them before the June 10th primary.

Bright I know. Cash I sorta know. I'm studying Mace from an unbiased position (she is NOT serving in the military} and am intrigued by the opposition she is facing. I seem to recognize the nature and tenor of her early and primal opposition and I have found myself inclined to want to hear more from her.
11 posted on 09/08/2013 5:14:49 AM PDT by Resettozero
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Thank you for your reply. We may just have to agree to disagree on the Mace v. Bright issue.

Nonetheless, hoping to see South Carolina replice Mr Graham with genuine conservative.


12 posted on 09/08/2013 11:25:19 AM PDT by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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Since I live in Texas, I plan to vote for a Tea Party opponent to John Cornyn when he is up again for re-election (if he even runs for re-election).

You feel qualified to disparage one of the candidates in the South Carolina race but are apparently unaware of the race in your own state. For your information Cornyn is also up for re-election in 2014 and he is running. Maybe you should concentrate on the races in your own state and let South Carolina worry about their own candidates?

13 posted on 09/08/2013 11:36:18 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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Like I said: I voted for Bright in his current office (he serves my district) and would heartily vote for him in a run-off against L. Graham.

But there are very real and not imaginary reasons why Graham wants to face Bright and not Mace or Cash. What more can I say without saying what I’d rather not say?


14 posted on 09/08/2013 12:17:50 PM PDT by Resettozero
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You feel qualified to disparage one of the candidates in the South Carolina race but are apparently unaware of the race in your own state. For your information Cornyn is also up for re-election in 2014 and he is running. Maybe you should concentrate on the races in your own state and let South Carolina worry about their own candidates?

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Thank you for pointing out that Cornyn is running again in 2014. Believe me: I will be following that.

In the meantime, I will feel completely free to comment on any race I please — including the SC race. :-)


15 posted on 09/08/2013 10:37:24 PM PDT by man_in_tx (Blowback (Faithfully farting twowards Mecca five times daily).)
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