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Clyburn says S.C. Dem Senate candidate a 'plant'; calls for probe
thehill.com ^ | 06/10/10 | Michael O'Brien

Posted on 06/10/2010 12:29:47 PM PDT by LoneStarGI

The man nominated as Democrats' candidate for Senate in South Carolina might have been a "plant," a high-ranking Democrat suggested Thursday.

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) called for South Carolina to investigate the circumstances that led to Alvin Greene winning the Democratic Senate primary in his state earlier this week.

"There were some real shenanigans going on in the South Carolina primary," Clyburn said during an appearance on the liberal Bill Press radio show. "I don't know if he was a Republican plant; he was someone's plant."

The third-ranking House Democrat said he found it strange that Greene, a relative unknown prior to Tuesday, was able to produce the money to register and run for Senate despite being unemployed.

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


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: greene
Right, the Repubs plant a complete unknown in a DIM primary who gets 60% of the vote. If the Repubs could do that McLame would be president right now.
1 posted on 06/10/2010 12:29:47 PM PDT by LoneStarGI
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To: LoneStarGI

It doesn’t matter. People can vote for a tree stump if it makes it onto the ballot.


2 posted on 06/10/2010 12:31:49 PM PDT by Spaghetti Man (Nobama)
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To: LoneStarGI

Well...some think the current President is a “plant”


3 posted on 06/10/2010 12:31:50 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Destroy AMERICA.....Vote DEMOCRAT)
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To: LoneStarGI
Clyburn, get back to tending your still...oh, and please keep your mouth shut.
4 posted on 06/10/2010 12:32:25 PM PDT by JPG (Mr. Gore, we have a warrant for your arrest...put your hands behind your back.)
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To: LoneStarGI
Does he mean plant, as in as dumb as a plant?

That's racist!

5 posted on 06/10/2010 12:32:40 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: LoneStarGI

Bush did it.


6 posted on 06/10/2010 12:32:56 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: LoneStarGI

This has to be the most uncovered story in the history of uncovered stories. The Democrat nominee for US Senator is facing a felony trial for lewd behavior, and NOT A PEEP about it from the mainstream media.


7 posted on 06/10/2010 12:33:50 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: LoneStarGI

I’m guessing ACORN or the SEIU is behind this guy and the democrats will drop their demands for an investigation pretty quickly.


8 posted on 06/10/2010 12:34:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: LoneStarGI
This is hilarious! Is this not the same liar who claimed that the "N" word was used at the Obamacare protest in D.C.? I was standing right there when this episode did not occur and I know him to be a liar. Now realize he is a delusional liar.
9 posted on 06/10/2010 12:34:41 PM PDT by outofstyle (Anti-socialist)
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To: LoneStarGI
The third-ranking House Democrat said he found it strange that Greene, a relative unknown prior to Tuesday, was able to produce the money to register and run for Senate despite being unemployed.

What law was broken, Clyburn, even if someone else gave him the money? Perhaps the Democrats just don't want a Black person that is off the plantation to be running on the Democrat ticket.

10 posted on 06/10/2010 12:37:12 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (What's black and white and red all over? - OBAMA)
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To: LoneStarGI
S.C. Rep Tod Rutherford (D) said Greene is mental

". "It is troublesome at best. I think his mental capacity may prohibit him from getting the joke."
He said Greene should undergo "some sort of mental evaluation"
http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2010/06/10/lawmaker-questions-mental-health-of-candidate/?fbid=Jvu6ROIpWhO
11 posted on 06/10/2010 12:37:12 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: LoneStarGI
Clyburn is as Dumb as he looks..
12 posted on 06/10/2010 12:38:22 PM PDT by ustanker (Do away with Career Politicians!)
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To: OldDeckHand

This guy is a dolt. Shep had a telephone interview with him and the man sounds as if he may be a tad bit looney.


13 posted on 06/10/2010 12:38:58 PM PDT by ScoopAmma
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To: OldDeckHand
This has to be the most uncovered story in the history of uncovered stories. The Democrat nominee for US Senator is facing a felony trial for lewd behavior, and NOT A PEEP about it from the mainstream media.

That's because this is proof the MSM can't do their job. If the media were examining the Dems even half as much as they examine Republicans they would have caught this long ago.

14 posted on 06/10/2010 12:39:32 PM PDT by NotSoModerate
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To: Plutarch
Does he mean plant, as in as dumb as a plant?

I heard Alvin Greene on the talk radio this morning and he sounded dumb as a plant. I laughed through the whole thing. Even the radio host didn't know what to say when the interview was over.

To say Greene's not articulate would be a gross understatement. I don't know if he missed his morning coffee or that's just the way he is all the time. I'm sure the SC Dem party officials must be going psycho over this. Hilarious.

15 posted on 06/10/2010 12:40:07 PM PDT by Shannon
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To: NotSoModerate

“...and NOT A PEEP about it from the mainstream media.”

Its proof of fascism....the union of the media and the Democratic party....with collusion of the FTC/FCC to boot.


16 posted on 06/10/2010 12:41:14 PM PDT by mo
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To: cripplecreek

The guy was just doing a phone interview on Fox. He is a moron and looney, but then that qualifies him for the demo-rat party.

Seems the Army discharged him for being a pain in the ass.


17 posted on 06/10/2010 12:41:33 PM PDT by dforest
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To: LoneStarGI
WHAT FRIGGIN' DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE.......HOMEY WON!!! DEAL WITH IT.
18 posted on 06/10/2010 12:44:01 PM PDT by no dems (I never thought I could loathe anyone more than the Clintons; enter Barack Hussein Obama.)
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To: LoneStarGI
It will be very interesting to find out who paid the $10,000. This guy is a kook. But, unless they can show some voter fraud, it really doesn't matter who paid his election fee, or if the Republicans talked him into running.

It will look sleazy, though oddly efficient for the GOP, if they were behind it, but its certainly not illegal and not reversable.

Liberals LURVED open primaries when they could use them to help saddle us with McCain. Suddenly, they're an outrage.

19 posted on 06/10/2010 12:44:07 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: LoneStarGI
I am arguing with myself on this scenario but here goes...

The SC Dim party is comprised of a majority that is made up of minorities who would unfailingly vote for a minority candidate. Knowing that in advance the Dims made the plant so that later, when the timing is such that an attractive candidate can get on the ballot at the last minute and not face much scrutiny, they could get rid of the plant and install a hand picked candidate.

As proof I off the fact that Dims usually are the first to accuse others of something that they have in fact done themselves.

That and the fact that they have pulled just that kind of stunt in numerous other elections.

20 posted on 06/10/2010 12:46:07 PM PDT by FreedomNotSafety
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To: Shannon
Could he possibly be as dumb as this guy who is actually warming a congressional seat in Georgia? Or his predecessor, the genius Cynthia McKinney?
21 posted on 06/10/2010 12:50:29 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: evets

Democrats really are monsters. If poor Al Greene really is “mental” and manages to attract enough ignorant ‘Rat votes to get a nomination, they could at least trash him privately and not publicly humiliate the guy.


22 posted on 06/10/2010 12:56:03 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: LoneStarGI
Alvin Greene got 60% of the vote, that's all that really matters.

And besides, he is at least as qualified, and obviously less demented, than Al Frankin.

23 posted on 06/10/2010 12:56:23 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: dead
Yep, the state GOP here was real worried about Jim’s chances come November. They had to try something... /s

Jokes aside, I’ve followed SC politics for decades and I have no clue as to what happened here. I’ve turned it over and over in my mind and the only thing I come back to is the inteligence of the average SC Democrate voter. Look how long Clyburn has been around.

24 posted on 06/10/2010 1:00:29 PM PDT by VRWCtaz (America has Zero to be ashamed of.)
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To: evets

“It is troublesome at best. I think his mental capacity may prohibit him from getting the joke.”
He said Greene should undergo “some sort of mental evaluation”

I think ALL Democraps should have a mental evaluation!!


25 posted on 06/10/2010 1:00:49 PM PDT by rejoicing ((that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that God is Sovereign))
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To: rejoicing
MUGSHOT and CHECK


26 posted on 06/10/2010 1:06:58 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: OldDeckHand

>and NOT A PEEP about it from the mainstream media.

Well, thank God. - that might get him elected for life with the dem contingent.

Look at Kennedy, Frank & Kucinch


27 posted on 06/10/2010 1:09:07 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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Vote Alvin Greene - He's not a plant!

28 posted on 06/10/2010 1:11:44 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: All
New expose' on Alvin Greene from Manning S.C.:

The Manning-churian Candidate


29 posted on 06/10/2010 1:31:21 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: LoneStarGI

First, the Democrats denied Jesse Jackson the VP nomination he earned for running second in the 1988 primaries.
Then they got white hack Ben Cardin to defeat Kwasi Mfume in the 2006 primary so they wouldn’t have to run a black Senatorial candidate in heavily Democratic racist Maryland. The Cardin victory over Michael Steele, a black, gave the white Democrats control of the Senate.
Now, they’re doing this to Green.
Why, oh why, do so many blacks support the party of the Ku Klux Klan?


30 posted on 06/10/2010 1:39:42 PM PDT by namvolunteer
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To: VRWCtaz

The average dim in SC usually doesn’t have much going on upstairs.


31 posted on 06/10/2010 1:44:45 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: LoneStarGI
So, now the Democrats demand an "Intellectual Litmus Test?

That's a slippery slope!!!

Especially coming from Clyburn.
32 posted on 06/10/2010 1:46:10 PM PDT by conservativeharleyguy (Democrats: Over 60 million fooled daily!)
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To: LoneStarGI

Well if ANYBODY knows about election fraud, it’s a democrat.


33 posted on 06/10/2010 1:47:55 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: LoneStarGI

Psychological projection by the Crazy Party onto the Stupid Party.

If only the Republicans were capable of this.

The democrat party IS ABLE to do this type of massive deception: Obama is a prime example.


34 posted on 06/10/2010 1:55:59 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember ("Subtlety is not going to win this fight": NJ Governor Chris Christie)
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To: wally_bert

You got that right!


35 posted on 06/10/2010 2:04:45 PM PDT by VRWCtaz (America has Zero to be ashamed of.)
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To: evets

So this guy paid his 10 grand 3 months ago and the SC Dem apparatus never looked into him? Give me a break. Sure looks like he won fair and square. If the Dem leadership doesn’t like it they’ve no one to blame but themselves.


36 posted on 06/10/2010 2:38:38 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: Vigilanteman
Could he possibly be as dumb as this guy who is actually warming a congressional seat in Georgia? Or his predecessor, the genius Cynthia McKinney?

Yes. Dumb as a stump. He can barely get out a coherent thought. It was the funniest interview I've ever heard.

One of the three things he wants to address in DC is "justice". Justice? I guess for a man facing a felony obscenity charge, "justice" would be on his mind.

37 posted on 06/10/2010 3:20:57 PM PDT by Shannon
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To: Shannon

Wow! You are talking worst than Bob Casey Jr. dumb, Al Franken dumb, Barbara Boxer dumb or even Patricia Bin Murray dumb, aren’t you?


38 posted on 06/11/2010 6:17:22 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Vigilanteman
The talk radio replayed the interview again this morning. Greene isn't bright and not quick either but he seems like a nice enough man. Definitely not like your typical politician which is a good thing. I just don't think he's got the mental acuity to tackle national issues.

After reading more about the felony obscenity charge I'm of the opinion that there's something fishy about that. I guess if you jump into politics and aren't one of the "chosen few" better watch out.

39 posted on 06/11/2010 12:21:21 PM PDT by Shannon
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