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Meltdown in #SC01 tonight? (Update – Sanford wins, take sharp objects away from Colbert Busch)

Meltdown in #SC01 tonight? (Update – Sanford wins, take sharp objects away from Colbert Busch)

Elizabeth Colbert Busch failed to own her own dirt, and made others dig it up

Remember, “both of the candidates in South Carolina’s congressional race are crazy, but only one of them hides it”.

Come on, South Carolina politics can be dirty, but did Elizabeth Colbert Busch really think her arrest for contempt of court in her long-ago divorce proceeding would not come out?

First rule of politics, above all in South Carolina, own your own dirt, don’t make someone else dig it up.

Based on this interview, via Gateway Pundit, Busch seems on the edge (did she really do it for the children?)

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Today is the election. We’ll update with results tonight. There is no good result, just bad and worse.

Update: Sanford Wins Easily.


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“Today is the election. We’ll update with results tonight. There is no good result, just bad and worse.”

I’m glad we don’t have that problem in the Mass Senate race.

huskers-for-palin | May 7, 2013 at 7:28 pm

crazy vs Bat-S**t crazy.

What a choice.

If only President Lincoln knew S.C. was going to turn out the way it has, he would have ordered Ft. Sumter to fire on Charleston, first.

great unknown | May 7, 2013 at 8:10 pm

The big question, as always, is, “How many absentee ‘ballots’?”

Odd. I thought Democrats get arrested after they’re elected.

Bruno Lesky | May 7, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Sanford wins — good. Good for the direction he will vote in congress. Good against Pelosi. Good that his silent smug opponent stays silent. I hope … all returns not yet in ….

casualobserver | May 7, 2013 at 8:48 pm

SC has a reputation for anything but vanilla politicians, doesn’t it? I’m thinking of Andrew Jackson. John C. Calhoun. Preston Brooks (beat a man on the floor of Congress). Strom Thurmond.

“Sanford pulls it out”????

If he would have been thinking about where he was sticking it in he might still be governor.

If only the libturds had lost in KY they might not be so butt hurt.

BannedbytheGuardian | May 7, 2013 at 9:14 pm

SC did go for Gingrich & likely the same commited voters came to back Sandford.

It is also a reminder that women should not push their husbands.when they are more or equally able.

Women end up double losers

    Bruno Lesky in reply to BannedbytheGuardian. | May 7, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    None of us knows what went wrong in that marriage. I would doubt that it was because “the equally or more able woman … had pushed her husband.”

      BannedbytheGuardian in reply to Bruno Lesky. | May 7, 2013 at 10:26 pm

      By all accounts it was Jenny who was the smarter better qualified prospect. She did The Good Wife thing & now is stranded& doubly humiliated.

      He would no doubt have found another woman. But she could have been Governor.

      I think Governor beats. Wife – period.

        Bruno Lesky in reply to BannedbytheGuardian. | May 7, 2013 at 10:41 pm

        “By all accounts” …. Hahhaha. Do you know these people? Sad to say, she reminds me … of Mrs. Clinton. Except Mrs. Clinton stayed loyal for ambition. But no reason for either to make decisions that bind me or thee.

2nd Ammendment Mother | May 7, 2013 at 9:24 pm

Anyone seen if there is a Chris Matthews meltdown video posted yet??? Cause the Republicans are supposed to be getting punished or something????

Hilarity ensues!

I’m sorry, but I think there’s way too much snideness going on with the comments here. I live in SC-1, and I acknowledge that Sanford – whom I know personally – is a seriously flawed human being and a second-rate candidate. But stop and think back to 2008 — McCain was a real winner wasn’t he, and a lot of you all were towing the party line to support him.

Thank your lucky stars that bad defeated worse. Can you imagine the damn glee that the Pelosi-tards would have felt – and expressed loudly – had the GOP lost this seat? What a nightmare.

Some dude from the Dem side said that they spent $400K supporting ECB. If you believe that, I’ve got some nice marsh-view land here in the low country to sell you. They spent a heckuva lot more than that. They seriously wanted this seat and thought they had a chance to get it. And I thought that they might have a chance as well.

So here we are. Sanford will be Sanford — such as he is. But at least we don’t have a rubber-stamp progressive who will vote the Democrat party line, whatever the issue.

Please don’t look down your noses at South Carolina. There are plenty of crummy candidates to go around, and at least we managed to keep a seat in the House.

Enough of the supercilious, condescending rhetoric. No one ever said that the democratic process was perfect.

Wow. The party of Bill Clinton, John Edwards, Jesse Jackson, Anthony Weiner, and Ted Kennedy is now casting stones at Sanford.

Two thoughts come to mind. The first is that for all his flaws Sanford was not afraid to take on his opponent and tie her to the extremism of her party. This is something Republicans should do more of, even if the media goes berserk with hate. The constant cringing and apologizing by Republicans is loathsome.

The second is this: if Democrats can’t beat a seriously flawed Sanford (even though it is a R+11 district) with Republicans abandoning him and Democrats mocking him, it is hard to see how Democrats can beat less-damaged Republicans in other GOP-leaning districts.

Not a Fluking one of you has the slightest notion of South Carolina, the district, the candidates (other than what you’ve been spoon-fed by media), or the issues.

Are you disappointed? Aw. As my late grandmother used to say, “You’ll either get over it, or die from it.”

Busch, the DCCC, and independent leftist PACs just spent over $2 million for nothing. They did not move the result a single point from the basic presumption I made here before the run-off. It would have been a bigger margin if the RNCCC hadn’t bailed, but now Sanford owes them NOTHING.

Good advice for writers, commenters, pundits, and prognosticators: speak of what you know, and when the subject turns to that of which you are ignorant, just say nothing.

    Bruno Lesky in reply to Estragon. | May 7, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Some of us wanted Sanford to win because his vote in congress affects all of us. We may not be up on specific SC issues, but we sense who leans Constitutional.

      Paul in reply to Bruno Lesky. | May 8, 2013 at 12:12 am

      Tell me this: How can you trust him to vote as you say, “leans constitutional” if he cannot even keep a vow to his own (now ex-) wife?

      South Carolina, you should be ashamed.

        ThomasD in reply to Paul. | May 8, 2013 at 7:00 am

        We’re all sinners, some worse than others. Had it been my choice I’d rather have the fallen man than the self righteous and sanctimonious progressive prig. You’d get no peace from her and her ilk.

    BannedbytheGuardian in reply to Estragon. | May 7, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    Umm I said the win was more important than the who. That by accounts I read he was a good congressman & that in fact would be a good candidate for Speaker . One of the very few congress persons with executive experience.

theduchessofkitty | May 7, 2013 at 11:05 pm

I couldn’t have cared less about what happened in SC, but…

Professor, since this was a crazy special election, maybe we should tease all those sore losers by embedding The Hamster Dance into your site…

The usual suspects, doing the usual things.

How many recounts will it take before Elizabeth Colbert Busch is declared the winner??