My cousin Paris was born in Sudan when his parents were missionaries. Both of his parents were American citizens with family on both sidesRead More
I think one of the take-aways from Lindsey’s announcement on Monday was the fact that he is the thinking person’s candidate. There was noRead More
Dear Lindsey; We have been friends for many years. I was the second person you called when you first decided to run for Congress,Read More
The Eighth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States forbids cruel and unusual punishment. Someone needs to explain this to the state ofRead More
There is nothing wrong with normal political criticism. It’s part of the game. Anyone knows that all is fair in love and politics –Read More
Was Mark Sanford one of the first in the new wave of ALEC, Koch inspired, libertarian anti-business Republican governors? When you look at theRead More
On Tuesday, The Pink Flamingo profiled Staff Sgt. Ty Carter, a true American hero if ever there was one. I bring this up toRead More
The Pink Flamingo can’t figure out why the First Congressional District in South Carolina nominated disgraced former governor, Mark Sanford as their candidate againstRead More
DeNile is not just a river in Egypt. It is a disease that is rampant, infectious, epidemic within the GOP. Most conservatives still thinkRead More
The Pink Flamingo has, for ages, been telling you that Nikki Haley was one of the governors we would soon see either doing aRead More
This goes in the ‘we’re screwed’ chapter along with all the other far right idiocy. Want to know how badly we are screwed? TheRead More
Yep, just another embarrassing day in South Carolina as their Glam Girl of the GOP Governor blew about 5,000 jobs. Are she and SusanaRead More
The Pink Flamingo is so very proud of SC Republican Bill Sandifer! Bill was elected to the State House when I was county chairRead More
Libertarians, tea party types, and liberals are crowing about the very strange PPP poll that just came out on Lindsey. In a recent PPPRead More
The Uncivil War in South Carolina “…If you haven’t been following this issue, a brief recap: Ports are scrambling to prepare for a newRead More
The Pink Flamingo has an experimental new feature: political gossip. The information that appears here should be confirmed at least once. It is gossip.Read More
With apologies to Ronald Reagan, The Pink Flamingo is breaking his 11th Commandment. I am guilty. I freely admit my guilt. I feel likeRead More
“…“This election isn’t about enthusiasm,” said MoveOn.org political director Adam Ruben. “[I]t’s about turnout…[t]hat’s what it’s going to come down to. There are dozensRead More
NOTE: Due to a very strange technical problem, Tuesday’s post was just plain …. strange. The problem appears to have been solved. I’ve takenRead More
The first question of the day: Are the Tea Party Ron Paul Bot Losertarian Patriots getting ready to throw Jim DeMint under the bus?Read More
Two things are going on with the whole Charleston Harbor debacle. First, both Jim DeMint and Lindsey Graham have been “had” by the ObamaRead More
What do you do when a petty little twerp uses his column to denigrate a man like Lindsey Graham – who has served hisRead More
“I’m not a Barry Goldwater Republican; I’m a Ronald Reagan Republican. If this country’s going to survive, we’ve got to work together in aRead More
Michelle Malkin is celebrating. Then again, she is part of the whole ugly anti-Republican movement. Greenville’s anti-Semitic tea party freaks destroyed Bob Inglis. NowRead More
The Pink Flamingo does not like the Tea Parties. I think they are short-sighted, foolish (as in lacking wisdom), arrogant, selfish, and refuse toRead More
Something is up in South Carolina – way up, and way crazy. This is part one of a two part piece. The Pink FlamingoRead More
The Pink Flamingo is terrified of extremes. I see the growing extremism and irrational behavior of the tea parties as just that. It did not start out this way, but it is getting there. The very real problem is the fact that the people involved in the tea parties are failing to weigh the biased information they are receiving from their tin-plated gods like Glenn Beck.
If something is not done to put some of these people in check, and explain the facts of life to them, via American history, we are in for a very terrifying ride, abjectly terrifying. How long will it be before some idiotic tea party twit who is seriously unstable does something like what happened in India over the weekend?Read More
One of The Pink Flamingo’s favorite movie lines is uttered by the late, immortal David Niven. “I shall yell tripe whenever tripe is served!” It comes from the adorable classic Please Don’t Eat the Daisies, based on writer Jean Kerr’s inspirational book by the same title. I say “inspirational” because it is one of those books that helped to inspire The Pink Flamingo to become a writer. In it, the author mentions the reason she became a writer was because writing was the only career where a person could sleep late on a regular basis! Bingo – career path chosen.
One of the things that amazes me the most is the tea party “patriot” and their desire to nominate and vote for men and women who have either no political experience, or no real world experience, or are abject idiots and frauds. Take the State of Florida, please. Have you heard about the tea party tempest there?Read More
Why would Mitt Romney end up donating something like $42,000 to a candidate for governor in South Carolina. Well, first, Gresham Barrett endorsed Fred Thompson in 2008. This is NOT about putting the BEST person into office, it is about Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin manipulating the primaries to get the person THEY think will deliver SC’s extremely important POTUS primary vote in 2012.
Nah, it isn’t about tea parties, patriotism, or even who’s on first. It is about 2012, and the battle to get the nod from the Governor of SC to promote their Presidential ambitions.
SC could be the most pivotal of all primary states. The endorsement of the state’s governor is a big fat hairy deal. We all know Gresham probably won’t endorse either Palin or Romney. Ergo – they gotta go with Haley, shampoo and all.
What are all these endorsements about other than political brownie points?Read More
There are a few ethics complaints about Nikki Haley’s income tax returns. She has staggering leadership problems, but that doesn’t matter. She is a woman, ergo she is better and more worthy than Gresham Barrett. Yea, it sounds dirty to me. Gresham and Natalie donated over $20,000 to charity last year. Haley donated $971 dollars. Even to SC Democrats that sounds cheap and just a little selfish.
Nikki Haley is LOSING the cash race. Gresham is being funded from within the state of South Carolina by normal Repubicans who cannot stomach another term of Mark Sanford nothing. So, Nikki’s little friends must come in from out of state and prop up what could be a floundering campaign.Read More