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Posted on 01/21/2012 6:43:43 AM PST by tomkat

It's 0930 EST and there's nothing in the sidebar that looks like a live thread for the SC primary . . .


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: gingrich; newt; noobama; paul; romney; santorum; scprimary; southcarolina
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To: seekthetruth

thanks for the ping


851 posted on 01/21/2012 1:51:44 PM PST by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Parley Baer

From our local Fox TV..

Officials said turnout was heavy in Greenville County precincts that are traditionally Republican. Heavy turnout was reported at both the Brushy Creek and Powdersville precincts in Pickens County.

Cherokee, Greenwood, Laurens, Newberry and Union counties reported light-to-steady turnout, officials said.


852 posted on 01/21/2012 1:52:36 PM PST by neal1960 (D m cr ts S ck. Would you like to buy a vowel?)
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To: khnyny
It amazes me that people think the American people would choose someone like Calista Gingrich as First Lady. Imho, this will turn off huge numbers of people - a woman who had an adulterous affair with a married man for over six years.

Ahem....

NOTICE to leftists, RINOs, establishment types, bots and trolls

853 posted on 01/21/2012 1:53:06 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Girlene

Nope, Fox News Exit polls are all BLANK on their site...I have heard no mention of it on FOX (but I haven’t been listening ALL day either...... If Mitt were winning, we would have known about it at 8:30 this morning


854 posted on 01/21/2012 1:53:45 PM PST by DrewsMum
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To: onyx; Tennessee Nana
I was corrected (chided) about the date of the speech..he actually gave it on November 30, 2011...the upload title that I copied was misleading.

It's still a great speech.

855 posted on 01/21/2012 1:54:05 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (When GOP wants to guarantee a loss, they pick from MA: Dukakis, Kerry and now Romney.)
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To: All

Before CNN started playing their debate again (good for Newt) they said Newt was up by as many as fourteen

Finally got back on FR...Anyone else having problems.

Cake from Willard to Newt was low. FOX is saying it was in poor taste :~)


856 posted on 01/21/2012 1:54:47 PM PST by hoosiermama
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

LOLOLOLOL.


857 posted on 01/21/2012 1:55:20 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: PapaBear3625

Women can be such jealous creatures. From what I see of Calista, I like her. Anything is an improvement over today’s first lady. Hell, I’d take Teresa Heinz Kerry over this.


858 posted on 01/21/2012 1:55:31 PM PST by riri
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To: TheOldLady
Good zot, looks like a fly below the radar troll, good riddance to bad rubbish! Photobucket
859 posted on 01/21/2012 1:57:02 PM PST by mojitojoe (SCOTUS.... think about that when you decide to sit home and pout because your candidate didn't win)
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To: tcrlaf

You, my FRiend, have a good eye. I have another of his cards that was from 20m QSO. It is red satin with inlaid gold. It is framed on the wall. Very few know any more. He was a great ambassador for radiosport. His son can’t hold his fathers jock. A real shame.


860 posted on 01/21/2012 1:58:18 PM PST by halfright ("Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading". -TJefferson)
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To: KansasGirl
Today I am really wishing FR had a “ Ignore this poster” button! Geesh!
I just want to read about peoples experiences at the polls and watch the returns come in.

Big ditto to that, Girl !

Still, the various serial foodfights notwithstanding, it's been enjoyable takin' a break and catchin' up with FReepers' thoughts on the day's events in SC.

Carry on y'all, yer doin' good  

861 posted on 01/21/2012 2:00:42 PM PST by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: xzins; dools0007world

“Who do you support?

Did you support King David for king of Israel?”

Probably Ahab, who after all was loyal to his wife . . .

Before she got eaten by dogs, anyway.


862 posted on 01/21/2012 2:01:57 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: SatinDoll

Why did he do the global warming add with Pelosi?


863 posted on 01/21/2012 2:04:00 PM PST by dools0007world
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To: DrewsMum
If Mitt were winning, we would have known about it at 8:30 this morning

lol.
864 posted on 01/21/2012 2:04:05 PM PST by Girlene
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To: tomkat

We need more popcorn! :)


865 posted on 01/21/2012 2:04:45 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......and his name is Chris Healy(tongue-tied))
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To: onyx

“I’d rather do housework than watch The Five and I don’t do housework!”

LOL—Some how I knew this to be true.

And Yes Go Newt. :)


866 posted on 01/21/2012 2:04:52 PM PST by Clyde5445
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To: halfright

For a then 14-yr old to be speaking directly with the King of Jordan was a hell of a rush.


867 posted on 01/21/2012 2:05:27 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: tomkat

(Only after the big guy stopped by and let the lightening rods go!)


868 posted on 01/21/2012 2:05:47 PM PST by hoosiermama
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To: Windflier

Good comeback. I remember Newt in update NY as well and how infuriating it was to see him support that liberal.

I knew he was doing something against his whole philosophy and life experience, and I asked myself why would he do that?

And the only answer I could think that made sense is he needed speaking and endorsement fees, and the Republican establishment was pulling his strings.

Now with the backing of a well-funded SuperPAC, Newt is independent to act on his own. As I see the old Newt of ‘94 back with us, I pray he will stay with us and clearly he will if he goes all the way to this Fall’s election.

After he gets in the Whitehouse, he will need to size up the Fed and the big banks, the banksters who are in a position to hold a gun to his head and ours to do their will. This sizing up is going to be his first real test.


869 posted on 01/21/2012 2:06:37 PM PST by Hostage (The revolution needs a spark. The Constitution is dead.)
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To: Windflier
And don't you believe for a minute that we've forgotten it. I myself was one of his loudest critics on this website, but sometime during this race, I found myself drawing a distinction between Newt's errant positions, and his real ACCOMPLISHMENTS.

Oh, man, Windflier -- BLESS YOU for saying it so extremely well. BULLS-EYE!

And Godspeed Newt Gingrich!!!

870 posted on 01/21/2012 2:06:37 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: CitizenReporter; 50mm; darkwing104; Arrowhead1952; Darksheare; TheOldLady; Lady Jag; Allegra; ...
15 years ago today Newt was the 1st Speaker in history reprimanded for ethics violations. How will Newt answer this? It’s worrisome.

CONCERN TROLL!


871 posted on 01/21/2012 2:06:37 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: seekthetruth
I wanted to report on what I've seen here is SC this week. This is all anecdotal, so take it with a grain of salt.

Economic conservatives:
Before the first debate the folks who I would hear talking about the primary were still favoring Romney over Gingrich and Santorum by roughly a 2-1 margin with a few supporting Perry and Paul. Based on the comments I heard, many of them wanted to support another candidate than Romney but felt he was the one to take on Obama and it was inevitable.

The first debate changed everything. Quite few of the Romney supporters started jumping ship over to Newt. The second debate and Perry endorsement really started putting him over the top. I know one lady who voted for Romney in 2008 and was going to vote for him in 2012 but changed her mind for Gingrich.

Social conservatives:
They were definitely a mixed bag supporting Gingrich, Santorum and Perry. Most did not favor Romney at all and didn't like talking about him. I really don't know if it's his Mormonism or being moderate or both that put these folks off but they definitely don't care for him.

The first and second debate helped Gingrich out with the social conservatives. I think the Perry endorsement and quasi-Palin endorsement really put Gingrich in command with thesm and got them excited about Gingrich. I still think quite a few of them really like Santorum overall, so he should do well with them.

Republican Moderates:
The moderate style of Republicans are sticking with Romney and they haven't seemed phased by anything. I will say this that this group seems to be sticking Romney and they aren't giving up.

Turnout at my precinct seemed low but that is probably pretty common for a primary. That's it from the Lowcountry.

872 posted on 01/21/2012 2:08:38 PM PST by Mr Fuji
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To: Old Sarge
Rain now hitting the coast. Romney/McCain territory.

Weather

873 posted on 01/21/2012 2:08:43 PM PST by LdSentinal
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To: seekthetruth

Yes, after 7 days, I am feeling somewhat better, thanks very much. “Chesta” - I’ll buy it! Give James a hug from me! Miss you both!


874 posted on 01/21/2012 2:08:43 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: RetSignman

ROTFL! GOOD on Newt!! He just has to win this primary!


875 posted on 01/21/2012 2:10:14 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Finny

Holy cow, looked to see if a live thread was started and 870 posts already! Could be hugh!

Go Newt, Go South Carolina, we’re countin’ on you!


876 posted on 01/21/2012 2:10:37 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Psalm 144

Shudda had the proTECTive underwear; instead of the Milk-Bone© ones...


877 posted on 01/21/2012 2:12:33 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
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To: meadsjn

LOL. Good!
I so want Newt to win and by a decisive margin!


878 posted on 01/21/2012 2:12:47 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: neal1960; no-to-illegals; SunkenCiv

To nti and SC in case you haven’t seen this already.


879 posted on 01/21/2012 2:12:47 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: jennychase
Callista was born March 4, 1966, which makes her 45. Newt is 68, so he's 23 years older (I earlier mistakenly said she was 30 years younger)
880 posted on 01/21/2012 2:15:42 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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To: neal1960
Just voted!! [for Newt]

Turnout was fairly heavy in my precinct on the eastside of Greenville. I think a lot of people realized that conservatives must unite around one candidate.
881 posted on 01/21/2012 2:16:07 PM PST by Amanda King (I'm a frustrated SC GOP voter. Federal judge ruled that we cannot have a closed primary.)
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To: greyfoxx39

All the title read was “today”. No big deal. It’s grand!


882 posted on 01/21/2012 2:16:11 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Mr Fuji

Thanks for that report and interesting analysis, Mr. Fuji.


883 posted on 01/21/2012 2:16:54 PM PST by Girlene
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To: tcrlaf

Had the same rush with VR6TC one evening on 15. LOL...My wife just said Carl Cameron looks like Jiminy Cricket. Cracked me up. Nice to meet you. Go Newt!


884 posted on 01/21/2012 2:17:25 PM PST by halfright ("Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading". -TJefferson)
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To: Clyde5445

We have a housekeeper for housework and I refuse to watch The Five.
:)


885 posted on 01/21/2012 2:18:07 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: dools0007world

Strategic political reasoning.

If you don’t get your foot in the door from the outset, you lose the ability to affect the eventual outcome.

Legislation supported by ‘watermelons’ (green on the outside, red on the inside) has had a devastating effect on the U.S. economy. Conservatives didn’t get involved soon enough. It was important that such legislation reflect real science and not anti-business bias on the part of envio-nazis.

Could Newt have gone about it in a way he wouldn’t appear to be hand-in-hand with La Pelosi? Yes, and he has admitted such.


886 posted on 01/21/2012 2:18:24 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Leep

So Newt wins the GOP primaries and surprisingly selects Paul as his running mate. The duo get slammed in the general election, leading to the following headline:

NEWT-RON BOMB


887 posted on 01/21/2012 2:18:32 PM PST by mikrofon (SC Bump)
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To: LdSentinal

LOL.


888 posted on 01/21/2012 2:18:53 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: ohioWfan

“And one thing we can all do is pray for Rick, that he sees it, if that’s the case. “

Yes, And I would love to see him run next time (if things continue the direction it appears today)
He will have more experience and better control.


889 posted on 01/21/2012 2:20:06 PM PST by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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To: BenKenobi
Thanks for confirming I recalled the poll correctly. Appreciate it.

Leave it to you to pimp ONE poll where Santorum leads Gingrich by just ONE point.

Seriously friend, are you really that desperate for a miracle? Whatever. Good luck.

890 posted on 01/21/2012 2:20:27 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Amanda King

GO NEWT!!!

Thank you very much, dear Amanda King!!!


891 posted on 01/21/2012 2:20:27 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: gleeaikin

TURNOUT TWEETS:

“Over 1800 people have already voted on Daniel Island. What great turnout!!”

@chucktodd & MSNBC getting reports of heavy turnout in Pickens, Greenville and upstate, even with weather. Should help Newt

gone up on Newt win: more than 5% now is real possibility. Mitt needs good turnout in midlands & low country

The Greenville News - In Greenville, turnout has been heavy; Anderson has been “steady, but not overwhelming,” state election commission says


892 posted on 01/21/2012 2:20:55 PM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: PapaBear3625

I’ll be darned...turns out I was living just down the road at the time Callista graduated from high school! I guess that means I’m a little closer to Newts age than to hers ;-) She’s also a graduate of Luther College in Decorah IA, where the company I worked for had an operation.

Small world. I never would have guessed had I not clicked on your link.


893 posted on 01/21/2012 2:20:56 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Jim Robinson
Please take this discussion to a different thread!!

Thanks a mucho bunch, Jim .. you're a patient man !

If I were a mod   (causing freepers everywhere to FOFL)  the timeout cannon would've been deployed !

894 posted on 01/21/2012 2:22:59 PM PST by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: Amanda King

We have been to a few Tea Parties in Greenville, and always impressed with the turnout. While the local media reported “1000” in attendance in April of 2009, I have pics to prove the crowd was at least 10,000. Thanks for the report.


895 posted on 01/21/2012 2:23:53 PM PST by neal1960 (D m cr ts S ck. Would you like to buy a vowel?)
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To: PapaBear3625

I’ve met her in person. She is sincere and very gracious, friendly and nice.


896 posted on 01/21/2012 2:24:51 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: neal1960

Interesting. I take it that the poll workers being impressed is indicative of the interest people in SC have in getting rid of Obama? Let’s hope it holds through to November.


897 posted on 01/21/2012 2:26:30 PM PST by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

I’m with you. It was so nice to come home today and not find 5-7 useless messages on my answering machine.

Gotta hand it to the Myth. He pounded me pretty good on the phone. Always a message, sometimes two. Lot of good it did :)


898 posted on 01/21/2012 2:28:39 PM PST by upchuck (Let's have the Revolution NOW before we get dumbed down to the point that we can't.)
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To: onyx
photo
 
Here is SC's ballot exactly as it appeared on my voting screen.
 

"Despite only four candidates remaining in the race, the names of candidates who dropped out such as Rick Perry and John Huntsman remain on the ballot.  The Election Commission says any vote for an inactive candidate remains with that candidate."

No point to this except to confuse the already confused, typical SC election.

"Voters in much of South Carolina dodged raindrops and even braved a tornado watch to get to polling stations Saturday.  The state election commission told NBC some precincts in Newberry, Fairfield and Saluda counties experienced power outages.  Some precincts had to use paper ballots until power was restored.  

Election officials in Richland County informed the state office that turnout has been "Medium to heavy in northern precincts, and steady to light elsewhere.""

This is good, the Ron Pauls and iBama marxists are downtown, especially around USC. northern area is Ft Jackson and upper scale areas, like Spring Valley.

In Lexington County, election officials say turnout has been "Mostly light, but steady in some precincts." 

Probably will pick up for the final 2 hours as the rain has stopped.

Orangeburg County election officials say turnout has been "Extremely low.""

iBama terriitory. People with common sense avoid Orangeburg whenever possible.

http://www.scvotes.org/2012/01/21/turnout_reports_vary_across_south_carolina

http://www.wistv.com/story/16570624/voter-turnout-varies-throughout-state-for-primary

 

 

 

 


899 posted on 01/21/2012 2:29:12 PM PST by wolficatZ (:"TV is king, you're my everything..")
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To: tomkat

Question for SC Voters?

How long does it take to count all the votes in SC? I have some analysis I want to work on ASAP. Is this going to be like IA where we are at 95% for 8 hours getting the last 5% in, or will everything come in quickly?


900 posted on 01/21/2012 2:30:07 PM PST by parksstp (Articulate Conservatives look for Converts. RINO's look for Democrat Heretics.)
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