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Mark Sanford wins South
Carolina special election

Washington Post, by Rachel Weiner

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Posted By:supersid, 5/7/2013 8:55:20 PM

Mark Sanford has won the South Carolina special election in a competitive race for what in normal circumstances is a safe Republican seat. The former governor beat Democrat Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the sister of comedian Stephen Colbert Busch, for the state’s 1st congressional district. The AP called the race for Sanford early in the evening, with the Republican leading Colbert Busch 54 percent 46 percent.

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He is a good guy. I am happy for him.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: nwcudagal, 5/7/2013 8:59:51 PM     (No. 9315518)

He´s a jerk, but she didn´t disclose her criminal record to the voters. And her brother is Stephen Colbert. (According to Mark Levin)

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Reply 2 - Posted by: horacer, 5/7/2013 9:01:17 PM     (No. 9315520)

OP I´ll take your word he´s a good guy. I hope he´s learned his lesson. I know I´ve done some stupid things because of a woman. Before marriage.

The important thing is not only holding on to the seat but doing so convincingly when Dems poured all they had it into it. This will discourage fundraising in other close races. I can´t wait for the spin from luminaries such as DWS.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kanphil, 5/7/2013 9:03:36 PM     (No. 9315529)

Life doesn´t offer many second chances. Sanford got one. I hope he makes the most of it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mfm, 5/7/2013 9:03:41 PM     (No. 9315530)

I´ll take this jerk over any progressive..

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Jntsrgn, 5/7/2013 9:04:34 PM     (No. 9315531)

Way to notch a win, GOP. About time. The purists who will scream the loudest about his character flaws probably have an army of skeletons in their closet.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: judy, 5/7/2013 9:04:45 PM     (No. 9315532)

A repub jerk is better than a dem jerk any day of the week.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: supersid, 5/7/2013 9:10:48 PM     (No. 9315545)

I lived in CHarleston 1993-2002. What impressed me about Sanford then was that when he was elected to house in 1994, he slept in his office to save taxpayer money. He pledged along with many others to serve 3 terms and retire, and he did (along with Lindsey Graham). So he is principled in that respect. I am not sure what happened more recently - especially spending state money to fly to South America - that seemed unlike what I remember from reading Post sand Courier all those years. His affair did not seem similar to Clinton, Spitzer etc - he talked about ´soulmate´ not boinking a young woman. So lets see how he uses his chance at redemption.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: No Representation in CA, 5/7/2013 9:13:21 PM     (No. 9315549)

At least he won´t help make Nasty Pelousy speaker again. And that´s the only good thing I can say about him.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 5/7/2013 9:15:10 PM     (No. 9315552)

Whatever glitch in the system that allowed her name to be entered twice on the ballot needs to be corrected asap. She was nominated by two different parties (Dems and some other little known) and she could have garnered enough total votes that way to have won. Seems to me like she would have had to have a majority in one catagory, not the combined two, but then Dems prolly make the rules. But now that this little trick is out of the bag - you can bet Dems will be exploiting it any which way they can.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: beth, 5/7/2013 9:17:25 PM     (No. 9315555)

Democrats are upset that the party of family values would vote for him, but look at the other choice. What he did was disgusting but his opponent is pro abortion. This was clearly a case of lesser of two evils. His personal life was a mess, but on the issues he is right.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: jalo1951, 5/7/2013 9:17:41 PM     (No. 9315556)

So will Stephen lead off with a pithy joke about his sister´s big loss?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Rama41, 5/7/2013 9:25:42 PM     (No. 9315569)

#9. Like you, I noticed her double entry on the ballot under Democrat and Working Families parties. I suspect a number of Low Info Voters voted for her twice, thus invalidating their ballot.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 5/7/2013 9:27:29 PM     (No. 9315571)

Thank you local voters...need to hold every seat and gain more!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: shotgun, 5/7/2013 9:29:08 PM     (No. 9315574)

Sanford is a great conservative. I voted for him because I like his policies. The media did not tell the full stories. Those so called trips he took were business trips and he paid back the money for the personal part. He watched the Super Bowl with his son and could not get a hold of Jenny to ask if it was okay. That is a long way from being sneaky. He will do a great job. I love the fact those dems spent all that money for nothing. Wasn´t even close. We don´t pay much attention to outsiders anyway and we don´t take kindly to outsiders telling us what to do. For crying out loud he beat out 16 other candidates.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 5/7/2013 9:30:33 PM     (No. 9315576)

Not only didn´t she own her own dirt up front, when her arrest finally came out she tried to play the victim card. Yes she violated the judge´s rulings but that was only because the marriage had been abusive and she just had to protect the children.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ynaught, 5/7/2013 9:31:38 PM     (No. 9315577)

I think Sanford is a good guy who let heart or other bodily part take over for a while. Hopefully he had better impulse control now.

I am soooo glad the phone calls and tv commercials paid for by Nancy Pelosi´s millions will stop now!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: KTWO, 5/7/2013 9:32:04 PM     (No. 9315579)

So much for the "it´s dead-even" polls.

Announcing , on election eve yet, that the DOJ would be watching may have been counterproductive. I thought it might help Busch. But maybe it just boosted GOP turnout.


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Reply 18 - Posted by: Java D, 5/7/2013 9:33:42 PM     (No. 9315581)

Don´t care if he dances naked in the backyard when there´s a full moon, he´s NOT A DEM.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: tangerinedream, 5/7/2013 9:45:54 PM     (No. 9315601)

Amen #19! THANK YOU SC!!!!!!!!!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Dadofboys, 5/7/2013 9:46:03 PM     (No. 9315603)

No winners here.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: sherlock, 5/7/2013 9:46:32 PM     (No. 9315607)

When I heard it a news person on FNB Lou Dobbs say there was a low turn out, I figured that was code for the DEM lost!! Glad he won!! guess Holder`s monitoring didn`t help this time.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: chance_232, 5/7/2013 9:47:13 PM     (No. 9315608)

"A repub jerk is better than a dem jerk any day of the week."

Shame the "conservatives" didnt feel that way six months ago.

Just sayin´

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Reply 23 - Posted by: retCPO, 5/7/2013 9:49:15 PM     (No. 9315611)

It is a good sign for 2014 that we did not cut off our nose to spite our face. In retrospect he seems more foolish than evil. It would appear that he truly fell in love...and answered the call.

Having said that, he ha proven himself as a true fiscal conservative and that is most important.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Hazymac, 5/7/2013 9:50:36 PM     (No. 9315612)

While admitting that I had some major misgivings about Sanford, I´m glad to read what my doctor friend at #7 wrote. That sets my mind somewhat at ease. The district was a red one, and it would have been a shame to forfeit the seat to a lefty. Electorally speaking, he´s made the most of his second chance. Onward.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: jar, 5/7/2013 9:56:02 PM     (No. 9315618)

Rep. Steven Israel of NY made a stupid comment that Sanford is now the face of the Republican party and this will help the Dems with women. Ridiculous.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: TXknitter, 5/7/2013 10:03:50 PM     (No. 9315635)

His voting and conservative policies are what count. #23, I know you are smarting about the last election but there is no comparison here. Sanford has made mistakes but HIS unwavering conservative record in office was never even arguable. I say Happy Day and Good Job SC !

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Udanja99, 5/7/2013 10:04:17 PM     (No. 9315638)

The people who squawk the loudest about Sanford had no problem at all with the antics in our WH of one Slick Willie.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 5/7/2013 10:04:28 PM     (No. 9315640)

The ap says Sanford won 54-46. Translation, as Rush says, the race was outside the margin of fraud. The criminal holder sent in observers, obnoxious, abusive punks no doubt, just in case the contest was close enough for democrats to steal. This is an important race that the GOP needed badly. Zippy´s plan to destroy America cannot be fulfilled unless democrats take control of the House. If they do, all bets are off.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Mushroom, 5/7/2013 10:05:06 PM     (No. 9315641)

I believe this makes the point others had hammered at us, they can only cheat when it is close.
Concerning his recent past. I dislike how politics has become a beauty pageant. No better than high school president elections.
I am not pretty, but I am smart. I made my employer a lot of money over the years and the company paid me well. Never once did my choice of car, home, or hobbies mean a thing...just my performance.
Why can´t we move back in that direction?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: AGGW, 5/7/2013 10:05:22 PM     (No. 9315642)

He may be a good politician, but he is not a good guy. Good guys don´t have affairs.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: chance_232, 5/7/2013 10:17:12 PM     (No. 9315659)

"HIS unwavering conservative record in office"

Seriously?? He abandons his post, jets off to Argentina, no one know where he´s at, shacks up with his squeeze, violates his marriage and you talk about conservative principles? So....conservative principles include dereliction of duty, lying to your staff and cheating on your wife?

Funny how "conservatives" are suddenly all forgiving when "their conservative" gets caught with his pants down. What Im reading is that so long as the "conservative" votes their way, its all good.

And this attitude differs from the democrats in what way?

And for the record, unlike the "conservatives" who couldn´t vote for a RINO and cosigned the country further down the socialist path, I would have held my nose and voted of Sanford. I view Sanford as the lesser of two evils.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: grounded, 5/8/2013 12:10:27 AM     (No. 9315798)

If marriage vows meant anything, there´d be no need for divorce lawyers. Get over it.

I´ve still got the first wife after nearly forty years. Buy then I´ve never been to Argentina. Maybe I´ve missed out on something.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 5/8/2013 12:12:13 AM     (No. 9315799)

#32, there were two choices, and I´m glad the Republican won.

I don´t care how immoral his actions were, he will vote against abortion and sodomite special rights. And hopefully he will get lots of ways to vote to dismantle Øvomitcare one little piece at a time (if that is what it takes).

He did something stupid. He paid for it. Now it´s time to move forward. I still don´t think there is much chance of saving this republic from the disaster of 8 years of Øvomit, but we have to grasp everything that we can -- no matter how flawed -- to make that happen. And if he is a start to that, yes, I will forgive him!!! I´m not looking for saints at this point, I´m looking for soldiers!!!



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Reply 34 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 5/8/2013 12:21:13 AM     (No. 9315807)

There is a big difference. I voted for Mitt Romney despite my misgivings about his political principles because he was indisputably more conservative than the alternative. At no time did I worry about Romney´s personal probity. Mitt Romney was, and is, a good man. Sanford is the reverse: I have no doubt that he has a wonderful conservative resume, and I have nothing but doubts about his personal conduct and moral judgement. Mark Sanford is a creep. We will find out just how big a creep in due course.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: TXknitter, 5/8/2013 1:00:35 AM     (No. 9315839)

Excuse second post but #32, nobody in the conservative camp appreciated Sanford´s immature and embarrassing midlife crisis (or whatever it was) but this is an important seat. He IS a reliable conservative vote. He has a record. It´s just apples and oranges equating this race with Romney´s loss.

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
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When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 12:46:05 PM     Post Reply
President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of


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