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Showing posts with label South Carolina Republican Party. Show all posts
Showing posts with label South Carolina Republican Party. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Chad Connelly Sides with Democrats in Dismissing SCGOP Lawsuit

Chad Connelly has once again come to the defense of the Establishment and dismissed a lawsuit that would protect the integrity of Republican primaries.  He knows that RINO Lindsey Graham's only hope of surviving a Republican primary depends on large numbers of Democrats voting in a Republican primary.  And so he sides with Democrats who have the closest thing possible to a Democrat in Lindsey Graham.  

Does the national Republican Party really think that an unprincipled hack, willing to betray the interests of Republicans in South Carolina and the conservative movement, is now going to appeal to Evangelical voters?  Next year, when conservatives across South Carolina rid themselves of Graham, it will be a loud shot across the bow of the GOP Establishment.  Conservatives have had enough of their betrayals and quislings like Connelly.  The TEA Party movement, regarded by Connelly as "anarchists" and "terrorists," will either take over the Republican Party or it will cease to exist.

On Friday, the day before SCGOP Chairman Chad Connelly resigned at the state executive meeting, Connelly dismissed a lawsuit that would prevent Democrats from voting in Republican primaries. SEE DOCUMENT HERE

But what authority did Connelly have to dismiss the lawsuit? Did the state executive committeemen vote to approve the dismissal?

According to SCGOP state executive committeeman Jim Lee, there was no written documentation given to leadership before the meeting or during the meeting, notifying them that the lawsuit was dismissed.

Another state GOP officer confirmed that the dismissal of the lawsuit was not mentioned at meeting, “this was not even discussed by the SCGOP and it is the first time I heard about it.”

chad and lindsey
Birds of a Feather: Chad Connelly with Lindsey Graham
According to the SCGOP’s website, in 2012, “the Greenville County Republican Party and the South Carolina Republican Party filed suit in U.S. District Court in Greenville, seeking to overturn laws that prevent political parties in this state from holding primaries in which only people registered for that party can vote.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Chad Connelly and the SCGOP

Documents and allegations of fraud, waste and abuse come to light in battle for SCGOP Chairmanship

From Grand Strand Daily
By Paul Gable

A heated battle for the chairmanship of the South Carolina Republican Party has brought some interesting details to light as the contest enters its final days.

According to sources familiar with the details of the transaction, the SCGOP Executive Committee was asked to approve the transaction after the fact and no records of discussions of the transaction appear in SCGOP Executive Committee meeting minutes.

Last week, current SCGOP chairman Chad Connelly and the party were named defendants in a lawsuit alleging Connelly slandered Cherokee County GOP member Brian Frank in an e-mail and during a speech to upstate party members. Frank has been active in supporting Sam Harms, Connelly’s challenger in the upcoming chairman’s election at the SCGOP convention Saturday.

Read more at Grand Strand Daily >>

Monday, November 26, 2012

SC GOP Chairman Giddy Over Lindsey Graham's Reelection Chances

Senator Lindsey Graham (RINO-SC) and SC GOP Chairman Chad Connelly
Chad! Connelly, South Carolina GOP Chairman, has told The Hill newspaper that we South Carolinians are "thrilled and delighted that Sen. Graham has taken such a lead role on Benghazi."  The newspaper reports "Connelly acknowledged Graham had received some criticism in local Republican circles for his previous positions but said that Graham has been a 'shining rock star in foreign policy of late,' an effort that is helping boost his profile among conservatives."

Connelly also told The Hill that Graham's "name is on people's minds and they're talking great about him. If they had a problem with him, I would say it's been greatly reduced," 

As a matter of fact, we find it astonishing that South Carolina's Republican chairman would be boosting our RINO US Senator even before anyone has announced his or her candidacy for the 2014 race.  But what is more astonishing is the reference to Graham's extremely unpopular previous positions:
  • Has Senator Graham repudiated or apologized for calling his constituents "racists"?  
  • Has he said he was mistaken in joining filibusters against GOP-backed tort reform legislation?  
  • Does he regret lending support to cap and trade legislation and the massive increase in taxes that would entail?
  • Has Graham ever voiced regret for supporting TARP and its resulting debt and expansion of the federal government?  
  • Is there any undeclared war or military intervention in the last twenty years that Graham has not enthusiastically supported?
  • And just this past weekend, Graham announced that he will not honor his pledge to Americans for Tax Reform to oppose any new tax increases.
Is the Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party so comfortable with the status quo and so wedded to power that he supports an incumbent who is opposed by the Club for Growth, who is regarded as the worst US Senator, and the weakest link who not only supports Obama on critical issues, but has provided the key vote in implementing Obama's planned destruction of America?   Is this what the Republican Party of South Carolina has come to -- Amway's own Monty Hall, who is willing to make a deal with Stephen Colbert for sponsorship of the South Carolina Republican Primary - will support any incumbent as long as he calls himself a "Republican."

It is this lack of principle, this quest for power at all costs, that accounts for millions of conservative Republicans staying home or voting for third party candidates this past Election Day.  God help America if the only alternative to determined Marxists is "the stupid party."  No Chad!, South Carolinians are not as ignorant as you seem to think.  We are not about to forget a 10 year betrayal because of a pre-election swing to the right and some jingoistic saber-rattling.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

How Stephen Colbert Played the S.C. GOP

“I don’t know any Republican who is dumb enough to make a deal with Stephen Colbert and expect it not to blow up in their face,”

With wealthy textile magnate Roger Milliken dead and longtime GOP donor John Rainey soured on the state’s current governor, the South Carolina Republican Party looked to an unlikely source as a deep-pocketed benefactor — Stephen Colbert

The Comedy Central satirist — and South Carolina native — approached state Republican Party officials a few months ago about making a significant contribution to the party through his Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow super PAC.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Bill Connor for SC GOP Chairman

We are delighted that Bill Connor has decided to enter the race for South Carolina GOP chairman, and we strongly endorse his candidacy.

Connor is a pro-life, pro-family Christian who has thought deeply about and is committed to Republican principles of individual freedom, limited government, a free and vibrant economy and opportunity for all.  We need a Republican leader who is grounded in principle and not only concerned with winning elections, but winning with candidates who reflect the conservative values of our state.

As state party chairman, we hope he will also commit himself to a far more mundane, but urgently needed task -- ending open primaries that permit Democrats to vote in Republican primaries and skew the outcome.  It was Democrats voting in the South Carolina Republican presidential primary of 2008 that gave John McCain a South Carolina win.  That should NEVER be allowed to happen again.

In his energetic and positive race for Lt. Governor, Bill Connor had the opportunity to get to know Republican Party activists in every part of our state.  He knows the importance of this state in determining our national leadership, and he is a smart and likable leader around whom all Republicans can unite.
Bill Connor is ideally suited to building a dynamic and principled Republican Party in South Carolina.  He will make a superb State Republican Chairman.

Bill Connor's Announcement for SC Republican Party State Chairman

To My Friends in the South Carolina Republican Party:

A week ago, I would not have believed I'd be writing this. While on vacation last week with my wife Susan and our three children, my phone started ringing with an outcry of support. This was the third time since November many of you asked me to pick up our Party’s banner one more time and run for Chairman. After a great deal of prayer over the weekend and an overwhelming number of phone calls and emails of support from members of the Party, I have decided to run for Chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Steelworkers President Explains 'Why I Switched', Supports Right to Work, Opposes Card Check

Georgetown GOP chair Tom Swatzel has warmly welcomed James Sanderson, Jr. to the Republican Party.

Sanderson, President of the United Steelworkers of America local in Georgetown, S.C., has signed a statement declaring his support for the state GOP platform, including support for Right to Work and opposition to stripping the secret ballot in union elections.

We salute Mr. Sanderson and predict that he will be shown to be the true representative of working men and women in South Carolina who are so eager to flee Obama-socialism that they'll do the unthinkable this fall: embrace the GOP.

In the following column from Wednesday's edition of The Augusta Chronicle, Mr. Sanderson explains his reasons for joining the Republican Party:

Why I switched to Republican: We need jobs