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    Re: Ex-SC Gov. Sanford back in political office

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Ex-SC Gov. Sanford back in political office

    Former Republican South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford revived a scandal-scarred political career by winning back his old congressional seat Tuesday in a district that hasn't elected a Democrat in three decades.

    The comeback was complete when he defeated Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the sister of political satirist Stephen Colbert. With 87 percent of the precincts reporting, Sanford had 54 percent of the vote.

    too ****in funny to see this level of partisan blindness.
    its no different than black areas reelecting convicts like Marion "Snort" Barry etc



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    Re: Ex-SC Gov. Sanford back in political office

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Have you ever been to that district? A Repub will win Harlem before a Dem wins SC1.
    Ketner came pretty close in 08. Sometimes there is a perfect storm and people win districts like those though. Matheson, Mcintyre and Barrow are all Democrats in districts more Republican than this one. Missouri's about 10 points Republican at this point and a Democrat won in the senate by 15 just last year. So things like this sometimes happen.

    That said, Sanford ran an excellent campaign and ensured that Republicans keep the district.
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    Re: Ex-SC Gov. Sanford back in political office

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    its no different than black areas reelecting convicts like Marion "Snort" Barry etc
    No it's not any different. In fact, I think that is an apt comparison.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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    Re: Ex-SC Gov. Sanford back in political office

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    Ketner came pretty close in 08. Sometimes there is a perfect storm and people win districts like those though. Matheson, Mcintyre and Barrow are all Democrats in districts more Republican than this one. Missouri's about 10 points Republican at this point and a Democrat won in the senate by 15 just last year. So things like this sometimes happen.

    That said, Sanford ran an excellent campaign and ensured that Republicans keep the district.
    Fair enough, although I'd argue that the Repubs' Missouri Senate loss was a self-inflicted wound.
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    Re: Ex-SC Gov. Sanford back in political office

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    No it's not any different. In fact, I think that is an apt comparison.
    Let me ask a question

    I have a choice of two candidates

    one is a philandering whoring slut dog but he has a track record of voting "the right way" on every issue that matters to me

    the other is a choir boy, with no scandals, no baggage but he supports the "wrong" position on every issue I care about

    who should I vote for?



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    Re: Ex-SC Gov. Sanford back in political office

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Let me ask a question

    I have a choice of two candidates

    one is a philandering whoring slut dog but he has a track record of voting "the right way" on every issue that matters to me

    the other is a choir boy, with no scandals, no baggage but he supports the "wrong" position on every issue I care about

    who should I vote for?
    Third party.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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    Re: Ex-SC Gov. Sanford back in political office

    gah... no way in hell I could ever vote for that scumbag.

    character does matter.... everything about a person stems from a persons character.

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    Re: Ex-SC Gov. Sanford back in political office

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    Third party.
    I vote for politicians not because I am picking a priest, a friend, a business partner or a lover but because

    1) hopefully they will enact or get rid of laws so as to benefit me and what I think is best or

    2) they will screw me over LESS than the other viable choice

    given that I will pick a slut or horn dog over a virgin if the slut is going to enact the right policies.



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    Re: Ex-SC Gov. Sanford back in political office

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I vote for politicians not because I am picking a priest, a friend, a business partner or a lover but because

    1) hopefully they will enact or get rid of laws so as to benefit me and what I think is best or

    2) they will screw me over LESS than the other viable choice

    given that I will pick a slut or horn dog over a virgin if the slut is going to enact the right policies.
    If I were in the district and I was a die-hard dem and the dem did what he did, even if you removed the whole cheating on his wife thing... I couldn't vote for him. Even if you don't have political issues with his cheating character because its a personal issue vs. his public career, that's fine. He stole taxpayer money to fund his liasons. I don't know how that could be forgiven because that is his private ****-up ****ing up his professional life.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    The sad fact is that having a pedophile win is better than having a Democrat in office. I'm all for a solution where a Republican gets in that isn't Moore.

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    Re: Ex-SC Gov. Sanford back in political office

    If a scandel ridden character like mark Sanford can get elected again, then Anthony weiner phas a shot of becoming mayor

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